Science

Massive LNG project in northern BC reportedly given the go-ahead

It's the first major LNG project to receive a FID in several years after numerous projects worldwide were either canceled or postponed during the plunge in glo...


Scientists develop the next big berry, the groundcherry

Scientists have used a groundbreaking gene editing technique to make the little known groundcherry ready for supermarkets. The Central American "groundcherry" c...


Deep space travel 'may be hard to stomach for astronauts'

The US space agency said it plans to send astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 as the initial stage for a future trip to Mars - part of an offi...


Major BREAKTHROUGH: 'Moon' 8,000 light-years away spotted in a FIRST FOR ASTRONOMY

Things like asteroids and comets are far too small to resolve given our current technologies. However, searches are biased toward the largest moons that might b...


Dam Threatens to Fail on Remote Arizona Reservation

No further details were available Wednesday on the evacuations. In this October 2, 2018 photo provided by the Tohono O'odham Nation Dept. of Public Safety, is...


Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to trio of evolutionary scientists

Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology was awarded half the prize for conducting the first directed evolution of enzymes , leading to more...


International Solar Alliance can be OPEC of the future, says Narendra Modi

Incidentally, 10 of the 15 OPEC countries are already in the list of ISA potential members by virtue of being solar resource nations. He also said going forward...


Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to three evolutionary scientists

HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA via Getty Images Biochemical engineer Frances Arnold , after receiving the Millennium Technology Prize in 2016. "I am thrilled that she has wo...


Cosmic rays damage your GI tract

Per Inverse , the study bombarded mice with doses of ionizing radiation that mimicked what's found in deep space. A study funded by NASA in a bid to determ...


In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

Moons are abundant in our own solar system, with close to 200. "The fact is, it's so odd and it's the first of its kind", says David Kipping , an astronomer ...


Weird Goblin planet found on the edge of solar system

The newly found object, called 2015 TG387, was discovered about 80 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun. It's 2,300 times farther from the sun than Earth at its...


Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Smith developed a new way to evolve proteins and Winter used the method for evolving antibodies with the aim of producing new drugs. "They have been able to...


Physicist suspended after ‘physics built by men’ talk

There is also a number of offensive cartoons throughout the slides, and Strumia also uses himself as an example of men being discriminated against, saying he wa...


Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research

Arnold, from the USA, was awarded half the prize for "the directed evolution of enzymes". Dr. Arnold and Dr. Smith are both American, while Dr. Monday: Nob...


Scientists discover distant object with orbit that supports Planet X presence

The object is the third minor planet to have been found in the outer solar system, following the discoveries of Sedna and, recently, another object called 20...


Women in physics? UW Nobel victor Donna Strickland says times have changed

It recognises their discoveries in the field of laser physics. Optical tweezers grab viruses and other living cells "with their laser beam fingers", t...


Florence floods breed large, aggressive mosquitoes

Vadovsky's video has been viewed more than 260,000 times. In the video, her young daughter can be heard saying, "Why are you doing that, taking pictures of th...


Trudeau Backs LNG Canada Against Threat of Steel Duties

A total of $40 billion CAD will be invested in the project over the next several years. Stakeholders in LNG Canada, Shell, Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd [...


Tropical Storm Rosa to cross the Baja California Peninsula

Tropical Storm Rosa is hovering over the Pacific Ocean now, looking set to bring bring rain, strong winds, and risky surf to southern California in the coming ...


Shell And Partners Announce $31 Billion LNG Canada Investment

Bloomberg News reported Sunday that the group had approved the investment and an announcement was imminent. Analyst Martin King of GMP FirstEnergy says the co...


Newfound World "The Goblin" May Lead to Mysterious Planet Nine

The orbit of 2015 TG387 shares peculiarities with those of other extremely farflung bodies , which appear to have been shaped by the gravity of a very large obj...


You can now order experimental Martian soil for $20 per kg

University of Central Florida (UCF) has announced that it will be selling martian dirt for $20 per Kilogram plus shipping. That sure seems like a fair price ...


Asteroid Shaped Like A Skull To Pass Earth On Halloween

TB145 is classified as potentially hazardous because of its size and proximity to Earth but astronomers who have tracked its trajectory say there's no chance ...


Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work

Arthur Ashkin of the United States and Canadian Donna Strickland also share the prize. The Nobel Prize in Physics has just been awarded to three scientists fo...


Unleashing Immunity Against Cancer: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The therapy is created to remove this protein "brake" and allow the immune system to more quickly get to work fighting the cancer . The scientists' wor...


Laser breakthroughs win physics Nobel

The last Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to a woman was almost 55 years ago, which was in 1963 to Maria Goeppert Mayer who was accorded a share of the prize f...


More strong storms predicted by 2100

The catastrophic, turbo-charged hurricane season of 2017 killed over 3,000 people and caused an estimated $250 billion in damage. They looked at the various fac...


'Death comet' asteroid to pass Earth this fall

This asteroid, which is officially named 2015 TB145 but unofficially known as the Skull Asteroid, was discovered by researchers in mid-October 2015. For compa...


Chemical pollution could wipe out half of all killer whales

The manufacturing of PCBs was banned in the United States and other countries during the 1970s and 1980s after studies showed how unsafe they can be. "There...


Bones of a new dinosaur species uncovered in the Free State

Jonah Choiniere , University of the Witwatersrand paleontology professor and coauthor of the study, explained that the name has a double meaning. Ledumahad...


GOP aims to weaken species act after grizzly hunts halted

In less than a day after the publication of the court order, Congresswoman Liz Cheney has introduced a new legislation to "re-shoot with grizzly bears Federal p...


Japan rover photos show asteroid's surface

They show slightly tilted close-ups of the rocky surface from different locations. As seen in the night sky from Earth, the asteroid - and the small rovers on...


Antonio Guterres warns of ‘chaotic’ world order as UN General Assembly opens

Guterres is planning a climate summit next year. "So governments, the World Bank, all the development banks, business leaders and investors, it is our job". I...


NASA charts roadmap for human missions to Moon, Mars

Once their training is complete, they may be assigned to any of a variety of missions, including: performing research on the International Space Station , launc...


Beluga whale in Thames 'foraging normally'

Rod Downie, polar chief adviser at WWF, said: "Beluga whales are a species of the icy Arctic - finding one in the tepid Thames is an astonishingly rare event". ...