Subtropical Storm 'Not A Threat To Bermuda'

It's traveling north about about eight miles an hour and though it doesn't pose any threat to the United States, the UK may see some rain late this weekend. People living there, or in Portugal, Spain and the Democratic Republic of the Congo don't typ... More..

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This beetle had a head full of pollen for 99 million years
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

This beetle had a head full of pollen for 99 million years

What's more, scientists have not found larger fossils cycads , such as leaves, from Burmese amber - only the very tiny pollen grains reported in this new study. But before angiosperms, animals like the 16...More..

Weed-Killing Chemical Linked to Cancer Found in Breakfast Foods, Cereal
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Weed-Killing Chemical Linked to Cancer Found in Breakfast Foods, Cereal

The IARC decision to classify the chemical as a carcinogen included a claim of a positive association between glyphosate and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, but a newer study said that there was no association. Stil...More..

Where is Storm Ernesto now? When will it hit UK?
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Where is Storm Ernesto now? When will it hit UK?

Met Eireann says "high-intensity" rainfall can be expected on Saturday night due to Tropical Storm Ernesto . Subtropical Storm Ernesto looks set to bring wet and windy weather to parts of the United Kingdo...More..

Florida Declares Emergency As Red Tide Blooms
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Florida Declares Emergency As Red Tide Blooms

National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms, told National Geographic , "The answer is probably some of both". Red tide has been documented as far back as the 1500s by Spanish explorers. Other counties in the...More..

NASA launched Parker Solar Probe on seven-year odyssey
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

NASA launched Parker Solar Probe on seven-year odyssey

This seven year mission will be the closest a probe has ever traveled to the sun, which will help us discover some of the mysteries of the biggest star in our solar system. "All I can say is, 'Wow, here we go.'...More..

PODCAST: Attorney Mark Brice on Monsanto verdict
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PODCAST: Attorney Mark Brice on Monsanto verdict

Bayer said it will appeal and USA jury awards against companies are often overturned or reduced. A lawyer for Monsanto, George Lombardi, says Johnson's cancer type takes several years to appear and must ha...More..

Sun is the limit with NASA's historic probe
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sun is the limit with NASA's historic probe

Nothing from planet Earth has ever gone that fast. Thus two probes which trace their lineage to MIT Professor Herb Bridge will be making measurements at opposite ends of the solar system, from as close as you c...More..

Another Chance To See The Perseid Meteor Shower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Another Chance To See The Perseid Meteor Shower

Yet, light pollution in towns and cities can prevent optimum viewing conditions, and reduce the visibility of the shooting stars. And if your view is obscured by weather or clouds this weekend, the Perseids a...More..

Solar Eclipse of August 11: how much and where can be seen
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Solar Eclipse of August 11: how much and where can be seen

While, it will end at 04:21 pm PST, a private news channel reported. Although it has also been said that the solar eclipse of 11 August will be the last eclipse of the year 2018. The world will see its last ecl...More..

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

The probe's main goal will be to learn the secrets of the corona, the unusual atmosphere surrounding the sun. NASA has postponed the launch of its first-ever probe to the sun due to a last-minute technical pr...More..

The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

Consequently, viewers are in for an especially bright show. Greater numbers of meteors are visible when the radiant is high. Since the Perseids always show up in August, they often coincide with warm summer...More..

Night sky festival this weekend at Shenandoah National Park
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Night sky festival this weekend at Shenandoah National Park

The meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, but they look the brightest against the darkest sky, which is straight up. If that's accurate, it means that if you can see the stars of the Big Dipper, you should be...More..

Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

The mission Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, the closest any man-made instrument has ever got to a star. On each close approach to the sun, the probe will sample the solar wind, study the sun's corona, and ...More..

by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows

And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to ideal this year. Twarog describes the Perseid meteor shower as "spectacular", however he doesn't get too excited about the event. However, this year ...More..

by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

The shower is expected to peak on the night of Sunday August 12, though Saturday and Monday will also offer excellent views. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year when the Earth passes through the dust ...More..

Subtropical Storm Debby forms in north Atlantic
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Subtropical Storm Debby forms in north Atlantic

Swells generated by Hector are expected to reach the southeast and east shores of the Big Island and eastern Maui later Wednesday, and produce large and risky surfs . It was moving northwest at 8 miles per hou...More..

Hurricane Hector tracks toward Hawaii
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Hurricane Hector tracks toward Hawaii

It is a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. CPHC forecasters also note a well defined eye surrounded by a large ring of cloud tops. The hurricane is moving westward or 275/10 kt. ...More..

Glowing Rogue Planet Discovered Near Our Solar System
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Glowing Rogue Planet Discovered Near Our Solar System

At 200 million years old and approximately 20 light-years from Earth, SIMP0136 has a surface temperature of about 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit (825 degrees Celsius). Finally, it would have a powerful magnetic field...More..

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for first commercial flights

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the news , and tweeted, " NASA, which is making a BIG comeback under the Trump Administration, has just named 9 astronauts for Boeing and SpaceX space flights. "This ...More..

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

The rocket's first stage made a successful landing on the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship. It became the 28th booster that SpaceX has ever recovered. So after the May launch, Musk said, "Ironically, we ...More..

Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Louis-area native among astronauts picked for SpaceX launch

The astronauts assignments will be for both the test flights of Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon , which won't dock with the ISS, as well as the first post-certification missions for both pr...More..

Trump’s clean vehicle rollback will cost the USA $457 billion
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump’s clean vehicle rollback will cost the USA $457 billion

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have unveiled their new proposal for fuel economy standards following the scrapping of the Obama-era plan which...More..

SpaceX and Boeing Manned Capsule Flights Get Official Names
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

SpaceX and Boeing Manned Capsule Flights Get Official Names

Now, both SpaceX and Boeing are each working on spacecraft that will enable NASA to send astronauts with American spacecraft. NASA is also introducing a team of astronauts who will soon fly Boeing and Spac...More..

by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

How To Get Free Condoms For Earth Overshoot Day

The number gets multiplied by 365 to determine how many days Earth's resources will last at humanity's current rates of consumption. "Operating in this reality requires creativity and innovation, and compan...More..

by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

"Blood Moon" or longest total lunar eclipse of the century this Friday

Mars was also at its closest point to Earth since 2003 last night and will be over the next few days. Lunar eclipse are sometimes referred to as blood moons as a result of the reddish-orange tint the fac...More..

Rare whale-dolphin hybrid discovered in Hawaii, scientists say
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Rare whale-dolphin hybrid discovered in Hawaii, scientists say

There's still limited information on the Hawaiian populations of the two species involved, so further studies are necessary to determine whether this played a role in the hybrid's birth. News of the hybrid ...More..

Mars will be big and bright over the next several days
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars will be big and bright over the next several days

Friday, July 27, 2018 is when Mars moves into opposition . This is an ideal time to send missions toward Mars - be they robots or future crews of astronauts. The group will also have meteorite samples from Mar...More..

Former Trump adviser says Cohen has lost credibility with secret taping
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Former Trump adviser says Cohen has lost credibility with secret taping

New York, where the taping reportedly took place, legally requires only one person's consent for such a recording. "Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of t...More..

NASA's TESS Spacecraft starts its hunt for planets
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

NASA's TESS Spacecraft starts its hunt for planets

As it approaches Earth , it will rotate, and transmit all its accumulated data to scientists on the ground. "With possibly more planets than stars in our universe, I look forward to the odd, fantastic worlds w...More..

Mars closest to earth today after 15 years
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars closest to earth today after 15 years

Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in the last 15 years early Tuesday morning - making it appear brighter and larger than usual. This recent image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Mars...More..

Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse

Mars will appear at its brightest as it coincidentally happens to travel closest to Earth, a mere 57.7 million kilometers (35.9 million miles) away, on its elliptical orbit around the sun. According to the...More..

1South Africa to view longest eclipse in a century
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

1South Africa to view longest eclipse in a century

A total lunar eclipse typically occurs once or twice a year and the next will take place on the night of January 21, 2019. The good part is that for viewers in India, both partial and total eclipses will be v...More..

Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many

Unlike with a solar eclipse, viewers did not need protective eye gear to observe the rare display. "So if you go outside and it's a clear night, you should be able to see roughly one shooting star a minute", ...More..

Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Heart of Yosemite to close as crews battle raging wildfire

Firefighters battling the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park increased containment of the blaze to 29 percent by Friday morning, but authorities reported that 45,911 acres have been consumed. At least ...More..