Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds nearing Hawaii

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell told Hawaii News Now that local officials are taking steps to alleviate flooding before the storm hits. Residents were stocking up on water, food and emergency supplies as Lane was tracking some 230 miles (370 kilomet... More..

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by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Eerie Skyglow Called 'Steve' Isn't an Aurora, Is 'Completely Unknown' to Science

It was a magnificent, mysterious, borderline-miraculous sight, and the group of citizen sky-watchers who witnessed it chose to give the phenomenon a fittingly majestic name: "Steve". The light show had actually...More..

Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year

The Affordable Clean Energy rule would formally overturn President Obama's signature Clean Power Plan , although that plan was never implemented after the Supreme Court issued a stay in response to petit...More..

Hurricane Lane approaches Big Island as Category 5 storm
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hurricane Lane approaches Big Island as Category 5 storm

Lane is making a northerly turn toward the Hawaiian Islands, increasing wind and weather impacts to the islands through the rest of the week - all islands are now under a hurricane watch or warning. Preparati...More..

The Real Reason You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Real Reason You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses

The study was presented at the meeting but has not been published or peer-reviewed, which are considered a gold standard in medical and scientific research . Not many people care about what happens after the...More..

A new type of aurora is not an aurora at all
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A new type of aurora is not an aurora at all

Canada-based photographer Chris Ratzlaff is thought to be behind the Steve nickname , borrowing from the 2006 animated film Over the Hedge , in which characters refer to "the unknown" as "Steve." Accord...More..

Category 5 Hurricane Lane threatens catastrophic damage as it nears Hawaii
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Category 5 Hurricane Lane threatens catastrophic damage as it nears Hawaii

Roofs and walls will collapse. Unlike Hurricane Hector , which skirted the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month, Lane is projected to veer north-northwest and drench the Aloha State's most populated areas. Stat...More..

Donald Trump says Paul Manafort case 'does not involve me'
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Donald Trump says Paul Manafort case 'does not involve me'

Trump tried to shrug off the Manafort conviction , telling reporters yesterday that "it had nothing to do with Russian collusion, so we continue the witch hunt ". "He worked for many, many people", said Trump...More..

Governor issues emergency proclamation as Lane churns toward Hawaii
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Governor issues emergency proclamation as Lane churns toward Hawaii

A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky. "It is much too early to confidently determin...More..

How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power

If the country doesn't force down its planet-warming gases coming from power plants, vehicles, agriculture and other sources, the world is far more likely to careen into a challenging new climate marked by seve...More..

by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

People grab ramen, water as hurricane moves toward Hawaii

The storm could potentially bring "damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding from heavy rainfall" to the islands, the Hurricane Center warned. The storm is moving west at 9 miles per hour. Over the nex...More..

Turnbull REFUSES to accept ministers' resignations as 8 offer to quit
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Turnbull REFUSES to accept ministers' resignations as 8 offer to quit

Turnbull, trying to regain the initiative as speculation swirled over his future, began a meeting of Liberal parliamentarians on Tuesday by declaring the leadership of the party, and therefore the government, o...More..

Aussie gov't boosts drought relief funding to 1.3 billion United States dollars
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aussie gov't boosts drought relief funding to 1.3 billion United States dollars

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged extra funding for Australia's rural communities ravaged by the worst drought in 50 years , boosting the government's support package to A$1.8 billion (S$1.81 bil...More..

Oldest Ever Galaxies Discovered Outside Milky Way
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Oldest Ever Galaxies Discovered Outside Milky Way

According to astronomers from the Durham and Harvard universities, the earliest galaxies they found surrounding our Milky Way galaxy were over 13 billion years old. Laura grew up in a small town in northe...More..

by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

‘Abrupt thaw’ of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models

Even more, these water bodies accelerate the permafrost meltdown ensuring the proper ecosystem for the development of microbes that generate methane, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases that, at their tu...More..

WOTUS reinstated in 26 states
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

WOTUS reinstated in 26 states

That decision halted the Trump administration's attempt to repeal what's known as the Clean Water Rule. Former EPA head Scott Pruitt, who resigned last month under ethics allegations, had argued the rule ...More..

Storm will brush Hawaii as Hurricane to INTENSIFY further
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Storm will brush Hawaii as Hurricane to INTENSIFY further

It could become a category 4 hurricane on Saturday. Forecasters said that a "large swell generated by Lane is expected to reach the southeast- and east-facing shores of the Big Island, and possibly east-fac...More..

Scientists found in amber insect age nearly 100 million years
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Scientists found in amber insect age nearly 100 million years

Flowering plants are well known for their special relationship to the insects and other animals that serve as their pollinators. Unlike flowering plants, or angiosperms, gymnosperms had a simple fertilisation s...More..

Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit

Temperatures across the United Kingdom and Ireland are expected to remain in the low-20s, though they will drop to around 17C in Scotland. The developing hurricane is forecast to move west of 140º west into the...More..

'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend

If you were planning a barbecue for this weekend you may want to rethink your plans as Ireland is in the path of a rather nasty-looking storm. Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England are all expected t...More..

Perseid Meteor Show Wows Skywatchers with Celestial Fireworks
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Perseid Meteor Show Wows Skywatchers with Celestial Fireworks

And that debris trail is what the earth passes through which gives us a stunning show every single year. Brilliant displays of Perseid meteors lit up the heavens this past weekend as the annual Perseid meteo...More..

India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

Sivan said here soon after it was announced on Wednesday. Speaking from the ramparts of the historic red fort in New Delhi , Modi said it was a "dream" for the country to send a citizen to space before it c...More..

Parker Solar Probe Mission: Humanity’s 1st visit to a Star
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Parker Solar Probe Mission: Humanity’s 1st visit to a Star

The Delta-IV Heavy rocket - which was carrying the probe - launched at 03:31 local time (07:31 GMT) from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The initially scheduled launch was on Saturday, but it was delayed several t...More..

200-million-year-old pterosaur species 'built for flying' discovered
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

200-million-year-old pterosaur species 'built for flying' discovered

A new species of pterodactyl was opened by the paleontologists during excavations in the territory of Utah, USA. " Caelestiventus is about 205 to 210 million years old". The remains include a almost intact s...More..

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide algae
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide algae

Gretchen Lovewell, Mote Marine Lab's program manager for the team that investigates dead and stranded animals (C) and stranding technician, Jessica Blackburn take a break from a necropsies of a Loggerhead (L) a...More..

Subtropical depression strengthens into Subtropical Storm Ernesto
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Subtropical depression strengthens into Subtropical Storm Ernesto

The subtropical storm has been making its way across the Atlantic and is on course to reach Ireland on Saturday night. Computer models show the system moving north-northeast. Before then they were simply gi...More..

No Election Speech by Modi at Red Fort
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

No Election Speech by Modi at Red Fort

These technologies are getting ready while space suits are being developed at ISRO, he said. In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that an Indian would be sent to space ...More..

Why won’t NASA’s Parker Solar Probe melt?
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Why won’t NASA’s Parker Solar Probe melt?

Parker Solar Probe will revolutionise our understanding of the Sun's corona. The $1.5bn (£1.2bn) mission marks the agency's first attempt at sending a probe to the centre of the solar system, where the craft...More..

'MIND-BLOWING': NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

'MIND-BLOWING': NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

It will be flying at speeds of 430,000 miles per hour and endure temperatures of 1,300 degrees Celsius, moving as close as within 6.16 million km of the sun's boiling surface. It is said to endure unprecedented...More..

Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies

The summer meteor shower, Perseid, is in full swing right now and PEAKING tonight/tomorrow morning. While meteors from the Perseids have passed over Earth since the end of July and are expected to continue un...More..