Science

WWF: Humans Wiping Out Wildlife at Breathtaking Rate

Populations of more than 4,000 species of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians have declined by an average of 60 per cent between 1970 and 2014. Wildli...


Nasa spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun

NASA announced its new milestone today, saying that according to its team's calculations, the Parker Solar Probe exceeded Helios 2's 26.55 million miles recor...


Hurricane Oscar swirls over western Atlantic

Under the heading Hazards Affecting Land, the hurricane center said: "None". The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30 and usually peaks in mid-Septem...


NASA's Hubble Completes First Science Operation After 3-Week Hiatus

The iconic scope resumed normal operations Friday (Oct. 26) after a three-week hiatus caused by issues with two orientation-maintaining gyroscopes , NASA offic...


Signs of supermassive black hole mergers found

Scientists believe that black holes can merge. Astronomers studying detailed radio maps of jet sources - powerful beams of ionised matter thrown out by blac...


Russian rocket puts satellite into orbit, 1st since failure

Russian space officials plan to conduct two other unmanned Soyuz launches before launching a crew to the space station. The failed launch included a more seas...


EVE and Wall-E MarCo CubeSats Are Getting Closer To Mars

The work was published Mondayin Nature Geoscience. Researchers are hoping to produce more images from CubeSats ahead of the mission's November 26 touchdown on...


Washington state nuke site returning to normal

Radiological surveys near PUREX Tunnel 2 are underway with no contamination discovered. Workers who had been ordered to stay inside buildings were released ab...


Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

It was moving southwest at 12 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. At the center's 8 a.m. Thursday advisory, the system's shower ...


The ghost of Cassiopeia

Cassiopeiae forms a "an easy-to-see, slightly stretched-out "W" shape in the heavens, with the central point of the W holding the magnificent Gamma Cassiopeiae"...


Climate Change Puts 520,000 Properties in England at Coastal Flood Risk

Sea levels could rise by more than 3ft by 2080, which would bring flooding for coastal residents, as well as 1,000 miles of major roads, 400 miles of railway li...


NASAs Parker Solar Probe snaps Earth from space

This is the moon just peeking out from behind her. When NASA's Parker probe took the stunning photo of Earth, it was located about 27 million miles from Earth...


Researchers find 'oldest weapons ever discovered in North America'

The Clovis name was given to tools made by people archeologists believe lived in the Americas about 13,000 years ago. The discovery is significant because i...


Iceberg floating in Antarctica is ideal rectangle

Because the world was absolutely not satisfied before, NASA has released even more images of that baffling, almost perfectly rectangular-shaped iceberg. The s...


Get out and see the 'Hunter's Moon' rising tonight

Hunter's Full Moon rising from southeast England via our friend. The moon kind of spoiled the Orionid meteor shower last weekend because it was almost f...


First Warning Forecast: Rain continues to move through tonight

Rain will wind down by Friday night with dry weather is expected for the weekend . We'll have a sunny, warmer Tuesday . The chance of showers will be grea...


Hubble Space Telescope expected to 'return to normal science operations' soon

It shouldn't be any surprise then, that when one of the Hubble Space Telescope's gyroscopes stated acting up, NASA made a decision to try putting the fa...


Fracking stopped at Preston New Road after 'red event' natural disaster

Anti-frackers claim pollution from drilling shale gas includes cancer-causing chemicals. Thank you for your feedback. The quake, which took place 2km underg...


Stephen Hawking auction: Scientist's wheelchair and Simpsons script among items on sale

He died in March this year at the age of 76. Everything from an important thesis to a copy of the script for one of his Simpsons appearances is up for grabs...


NASA's spectacular water deluge system test uses 450,000 gallons of water

Once a rocket leaves the launch pad, all eyes turn skyward, but the technology that keeps launch sites working at their peak efficiency is pretty darn interesti...


Good chance space force will move forward next year, says Donald Trump

Vice President Mike Pence said the Trump administration would look to secure funding for the proposed sixth branch of the military by 2020, the year of the ...


CubeSat beams back image of Mars

The mission InSIght will have on the Red Planet is to study Mars' deep interior using seismology and other geophysical measurements, including an ultra-sensit...


Single-Use Plastics Banned By European Union

The European Parliament also added another bit about cigarettes: use of cigarette filters containing plastic will be reduced by 50% by 2025 and 80% by 2030, and...


Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life

It has also been hypothesized that water could exist in salty subsurface pools, because perchlorate salts (compounds of chlorine and oxygen) have been detecte...


East Island: Remote Hawaiian island wiped out by devastating hurricane

Green sea turtles, which are also threatened, and seabirds such as albatrosses, which often had their young preyed upon by circling tiger sharks, also depended ...


China to launch artificial moon by 2020. Here's what it will do

It is eight times brighter than the real moon and will cast a "dusk-like glow" over the city, according to the satellite's developers. The angles of these w...


European-Japanese spacecraft sets off to Mercury to investigate solar system

In its fifth mission of the year, Ariane 5 successfully launched BepiColombo on its way toward the solar system's smallest and least-explored terrestrial ...


NASA release 450000 gallons of water in one minute

In a statement to Digital Trends , NASA's pad deputy project manager Nick Moss explained that the massive fountains of water seen in the footage below won't ha...


Hubble space telescope to soon return to normal science operations

However, a series of deceptively simple procedures seems to have knocked some sense into the gyro. The mission team just needs to run a few more tests to make s...


NASA names new constellations after Hulk, Thors hammer, Godzilla

The king of monsters laid out its claim as king of the heavens after NASA included Godzilla in its list of gamma-ray constellations . Thanks to NASA, God...


Stephen Hawkings iconic wheelchair, thesis on origins of universe for sale

Christie's , a global auctioneer headquartered in London , is selling several of Hawking's papers, including his dissertation, thesis on the origins of the u...


This rectangular iceberg in Antarctica is near flawless

Operation IceBridge's mission is to image the planet's polar regions to better understand how ice has changed and shifted in recent years. But NASA ice sci...


Ontario Premier Doug Ford slams federal carbon tax plan

British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec all clearly meet the federal threshold of having a price on carbon of at least $20 a tonne as of January 1. Carbon pricin...


Where will Willa hit after Mexico?

Hurricane Willa is estimated to make landfall Tuesday afternoon on Mexico's Pacific Coast, likely destroying resorts, beach towns, and fishing villages. That b...


Square-shaped iceberg off Antarctica splits from ice shelf

Operation IceBridge's mission is to image the planet's polar regions to better understand how ice has changed and shifted in recent years. A big crack in Ant...