Space probe NASA came close to Ceres

Dawn's camera will image an area 3.4 kilometers (2.1 miles) across. Ever since Dawn's arrived at dwarf planet in March 2015, these bright regions have been the subject of intense interest and suggest Ceres was geologically active in the recent pas... More..

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Trans Mountain gets tougher pipeline injunction
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Trans Mountain gets tougher pipeline injunction

When Ottawa tried to entice Kinder Morgan to stay in the game by offering to "indemnify" the company against such losses, the price tag for taxpayers was estimated at between $1.5 billion and $2 billion. Trudea...More..

How dunes form on Pluto decoded
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

How dunes form on Pluto decoded

The project was led by Matt Telfer , a physical geographer from the University of Plymouth . Now, Pluto, a place few expected could harbor such formations, joins the list of dune-bearing worlds. Streaks on th...More..

Spacewatch: all aboard, China's open invitation to boldly go
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Spacewatch: all aboard, China's open invitation to boldly go

Developed by a team of 11 students, the initial ground experiments proved successful, as the broccoli grew faster and significantly larger than the control study. China appears to want to run its space station ...More..

by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Dunes on Pluto made of tiny frozen grains of methane

The findings come from analysis of the startling images sent back by Nasa's New Horizons mission , which flew close to Pluto in July 2015. There, temperatures plunge to minus 380 Fahrenheit (-230 C). Quart...More..

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch for second time, now targeting June 4th
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch for second time, now targeting June 4th

Minor difficulties with hardware in the Falcon 9's Block 5 upper stage required additional troubleshooting and were ultimately magnified by the fact that Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's range is technicall...More..

Japanese Hunters Kill 122 Pregnant Minke Whales for 'Scientific Research'
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Japanese Hunters Kill 122 Pregnant Minke Whales for 'Scientific Research'

Although the senseless attack on the survival of any species is wrong, the fact so numerous whales hunted this year were pregnant makes these hunts even more morally reprehensible. While Japanese coastal commun...More..

Flash flood watch Thursday with more rain on the way
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Flash flood watch Thursday with more rain on the way

Alberto trek northward will progress slowly over the next several days. Showers and thunderstorms are predicted to occur, mainly before 4 p.m. Daytime heating is helping to drive the chance for showers and ...More..

What do you think about the federal government's pipeline purchase?
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

What do you think about the federal government's pipeline purchase?

Ottawa would provide a federal loan guarantee to the company in the meantime. "I believe that the government's idea is to make Trans Mountain the last pipeline that's built", he said. In response, Trudeau rem...More..

Mother Of All Lizards
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Mother Of All Lizards

Sometimes it's hard to imagine what the Earth was like when massive beasts like the Tyrannosaurus rex freely roamed the land, but it can be even harder to go all the way to a time before dinosaurs were so fant...More..

by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Researchers have found an old ancestor to lizards and snakes

These animals are 250 million years old and as for this special case, it is 75 million years older than them. Using the latest in computerized tomography scanning and comparisons to some 150 fossils of other l...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Japanese hunters kill 120 pregnant minke whales

According to a technical report sent to the International Whaling Commission, hunters caught 333 minke whales in total. "The killing of 122 pregnant whales is a shocking statistic and sad indictment on the ...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

European Commission plots ban on single-use plastics

The first proposals in the EU's plastics strategy are aimed directly at trying to clean up beaches and waterways. European Green Party lawmaker Monica Frassoni also welcomed the initiative and added that ...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Great Barrier Reef on sixth life in 30,000 years

High increases in sediment were likely the biggest driver behind the reef's deaths, and the fifth death event was linked to a massive sediment increase which reduced water quality, according to the study . But...More..

Melted NASA camera’s memory card survives fire, captures dramatic fiery last moments
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Melted NASA camera’s memory card survives fire, captures dramatic fiery last moments

The rocket's nine Merlin engines roared to life, blasting the Falcon up toward space and spewing intense heat below. Map showing the position of the NASA camera in relation to the launch site. The burned came...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Environment Canada warns southern Ontario about 'first heat event' of season

A warm and humid airmass is expected to move into Toronto and the GTA on Monday, pushing the daily maximum temperature into the low 30s. "These conditions pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat"...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

China calls worldwide researchers to work in its upcoming space station

On its part, China is keen to use the opportunity to position its next space station as the next best option, especially for countries that can not take their experiments to space on their own. Yes, it is the ...More..

Canadian Government to Buy Contested Oil Sands Pipeline
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Canadian Government to Buy Contested Oil Sands Pipeline

It could look at buying Western Canada natural gas plants now being marketed by Enbridge Inc. with the cash its getting from the sale, he said, while noting Kinder Morgan has also suggested it may distribute ...More..

NASA camera melts capturing SpaceX launch
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

NASA camera melts capturing SpaceX launch

The damaged camera was one of the furthest from the pad, a quarter of a mile away. Images of a brushfire approaching, then destroying, a remote camera set up to photograph the NASA/German GRACE-FO launch on M...More..

Fossilized Dandruff Has Been Found In Ancient Feathered Dinosaurs Remains
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fossilized Dandruff Has Been Found In Ancient Feathered Dinosaurs Remains

Maria McNamara , from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork, Ireland. Scientists have made an absolutely freakish find recently, discovering that the Microrapt...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Japan slaughters 122 pregnant whales for ‘scientific research’

Of the 128 mature females killed, 95.3% were pregnant, reports the Guardian . "Sampled whales were immediately transported to the research base vessel, where biological measurements and sampling were carried...More..

Deal by Kinder Morgan Canada to sell Trans Mountain welcomed with misgivings
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Deal by Kinder Morgan Canada to sell Trans Mountain welcomed with misgivings

The premier high-fived and hugged her caucus mates at a news conference where she announced that Alberta's months of lobbying, cajoling, arm-twisting, court fights, a wine ban and a legislated threat to cut o...More..

Federal government spending $4.5B to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, BC terminal
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Federal government spending $4.5B to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, BC terminal

The " agreement will help advance Canada as an energy leader, as a place where good projects get built", Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said. Morneau says it is not the Government of Canada's intent to ...More..

Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama

EDT update. "On the forecast track, the center of Alberto will move over the northern Gulf of Mexico tonight and cross the northern Gulf Coast in the warning area on Monday", the center said. A Flash Floo...More..

Subtropical Storm Alberto to Make Impactful Landfall
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto to Make Impactful Landfall

The weather service cautioned, though, that the storm is several days away and there remains a great deal of uncertainty about how it will affect the Northeast. Up to 25 centimetres of rain is expected to be du...More..

Dead, 58 Sick in Ebola Outbreak: 3 Patients Then Escape Hospital
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Dead, 58 Sick in Ebola Outbreak: 3 Patients Then Escape Hospital

The agency issued a new toll, saying there had been 58 cases since early April - an increase of seven over figures issued on Tuesday - and said it was actively following more than 600 contacts. At least 27 ...More..

DNA tests underway to identify wolf-like animal shot in US
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

DNA tests underway to identify wolf-like animal shot in US

On May 16 a lone wolf-like animal was shot and killed on a ranch outside Denton. A dire wolf? Proof that " Dogman " really exists? "Finally, we caught it and it turned out to be a hybrid". "Several things grabb...More..

Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could reach Upstate NY this week
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could reach Upstate NY this week

A storm surge watch is in effect along the USA gulf coast, from Crystal River to the mouth of the Mississippi River. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, includi...More..

Subtropical Storm Alberto Turns North-Northwest, No Change In Strength
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto Turns North-Northwest, No Change In Strength

Strong onshore winds may bring higher than normal water levels along the coast which could create coastal flooding. Heavier bands of rain and the potential for a few severe storms on Wednesday is also possibl...More..

Active Hurricane Season Ahead, NOAA Says
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Active Hurricane Season Ahead, NOAA Says

Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. However there is still a 40 per cent change it may be a normal season, which typically brings in 12 named storms and six...More..

Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86

A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. Bean was 86 years old. Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox . He re...More..

SpaceX launch destroys NASA photographer's camera
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

SpaceX launch destroys NASA photographer's camera

In the aftermath of the fiery blaze that sent SpaceX's 70-meter rocket blasting off into space , a "toasty" camera discovered about a quarter of a mile from the launchpad will forever stand testimony to Tuesda...More..

Study finds the earliest continuous ice bed over Antarctica
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Study finds the earliest continuous ice bed over Antarctica

Dr Kate Winter , lead author of the study, said: 'As there were gaps in satellite data around the South Pole, no one knew exactly what was there. In the event that climate change radically melts the ice ...More..

Dinosaur killing asteroid wiped out first tree-dwelling birds
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dinosaur killing asteroid wiped out first tree-dwelling birds

It caused wildfires, acid rain, protracted darkness and global cooling that made the world as inhospitable as some of the most barren places known today. Their fossilized remains contained strong legs like mo...More..

Planetary scientists suggest that Pluto was put together from a billion comets
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Planetary scientists suggest that Pluto was put together from a billion comets

This new study about the evolution of Pluto was performed by collaborating information received from the New Horizons Flyby of NASA and the Rosetta Mission of the European Space Agency. The institute reported...More..