West Virginia State University honors NASA mathematician

In 1962, she was responsible for helping astronaut John Glenn orbit the Earth three times. "[On Sunday], we celebrate Alpha Kappa Alpha's own, Katherine Johnson". Katherine Johnson, along with the women from her team, overcame the gender as well as... More..

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Study in Maidstone shows goats recognise when humans are smiling

While the ability to recognise emotion is already known about in species with a long history of human interaction, such as dogs and horses , the new study provides the first evidence that the trait exists more...More..

Sensitive goats just hate a gruff face
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sensitive goats just hate a gruff face

Goats, unlike dogs or horses , were not domesticated because of their ability to read and respond to human moods, but to provide their milk, meat, dung, and coats. Also, when the happy faces were placed on t...More..

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii hit by flooding and landslides as storm nears
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii hit by flooding and landslides as storm nears

The storm is expected to pass close to Hawaii's main islands on Thursday and Friday, bringing "damaging winds" and heavy flooding, according to the U.S. In Hanalei on Kauai, rain fell Thursday as residents ...More..

Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment under way
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment under way

The preliminary total for Mountain View, subject to final quality control, is 51.53 inches of rain between noon Wednesday and 4 a.m. Sunday. The county also says that while all major roads are open, some highwa...More..

NASA Shows What Fire and Storms Ravaging Earth Look Like From Space
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

NASA Shows What Fire and Storms Ravaging Earth Look Like From Space

For instance, taking a deep breath outdoors, even on a clear day, will mean inhaling millions of liquid droplets and tiny solid particles. The map is created using a simulation model called the Goddard Earth...More..

California eliminates cash bail in sweeping reform
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

California eliminates cash bail in sweeping reform

Nonviolent misdemeanor suspects will be released within 12 hours after being booked, with exceptions being made for people with recent violent felony convictions, failures to appear, or domestic violence alle...More..

by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Air pollution damages brain, impedes verbal and math cognition

The negative impact increased with age and less-educated males were the worst affected group. The research, published in The Guardian , was carried out in China but could have ramifications worldwide, as fig...More..

Massive hornet's nest removed from vehicle
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Massive hornet's nest removed from vehicle

Travis Watson was called in to get rid of the hornet's nest and he filmed the extermination and uploaded it to Facebook. Inside, a honeycomb structure shows what the nest looked like from the inside. "I wasn't ...More..

Hawaii residents brace for impact as Hurricane Lane approaches
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hawaii residents brace for impact as Hurricane Lane approaches

Lane's wind speeds increased to almost 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph) as it moved west. The hurricane was about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south of Kailua-Kona and moving northwest toward other islands. Hu...More..

Heat warning issued for region
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Heat warning issued for region

There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms this week, particularly on Tuesday, the weather service said . The public health agency is urging people to limit the time they spend outdoors and avoid strenuo...More..

Warnings dropped as Lane turns away from Hawaii
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Warnings dropped as Lane turns away from Hawaii

Authorities rescued people from more than 20 homes overnight, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said, and landslides and pooling water forced the temporary closure of several highways. Preliminary f...More..

Madame Tussauds gives up on Australian PMs after Turnbull ousting
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Madame Tussauds gives up on Australian PMs after Turnbull ousting

Turnbull then relinquished his prime ministership on Friday after a second leadership spill that saw former Treasurer Morrison defeat Dutton 45-40 in a party vote and be sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minis...More..

by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Environment Canada issues heat warning for Toronto

Temperatures are expected to reach 31 C with humidex values around 40 degrees. However, there is some relief during the evening hours as the overnight temperatures will drop to the low 20s. The weather foreca...More..

by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monstrous giant squid discovered on New Zealand beach

Daniel, Jack and Matthew Aplin were driving along the track near Red Rocks on Wellington's south coast when they spotted it. When the divers checked the squid out again after their dive, they thought it had...More..

New NASA app clicks selfies in out of the world locations
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

New NASA app clicks selfies in out of the world locations

NASA has just released two apps that are meant to offer you a unique experience while having a lot of fun. Right now, one can choose from 30 stunning images , which were all captured by Spitzer . The VR ap...More..

Hurricane Lane shuts down Hawaii's 'Jurassic Park' ranch
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hurricane Lane shuts down Hawaii's 'Jurassic Park' ranch

Brinson, a native of the United Kingdom now living in Denver, said many shops were closed, and those still open were frantic with people buying food, beer and water to take back to their rooms. Hawaii's bigge...More..

YouTube Personality Trevor 'McSkillet' Heitmann Dies in Car Crash
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

YouTube Personality Trevor 'McSkillet' Heitmann Dies in Car Crash

Heitmann was banned from trading "skins", used to customise guns and knives in the first-person shooter video gamer Counter Strike Global Offensive , earlier this year, for being involved in a skin gambling we...More..

British-built laser satellite Aeolus ready to launch
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

British-built laser satellite Aeolus ready to launch

Experts are anticipating improvements in Atlantic hurricane landfall predictions, and simulations suggest that the accuracy of typhoon path projects could by improved by 9 percent. It will also be able to colle...More..

Astronauts to play first ever tennis match in space
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Astronauts to play first ever tennis match in space

A lucky astronaut aboard the International Space Station captured this image of the sun reflecting off the Gulf of St. Lawrence between the island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador in Canada. "We did have...More..

Fossil reveals how turtles developed a shell and toothless beak
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Fossil reveals how turtles developed a shell and toothless beak

Eorhynchochelys makes the turtle family tree make sense. A "turtle" that lived more than 200 million years ago had a Frisbee-shaped body but no shell, scientists have discovered. The skeleton not only has a ...More..

Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon's poles

Signs of ice on the Moon have been reported by scientists for years, but previous observations could have been explained by other phenomena, such as unusually reflective lunar soil, researchers said . Accordin...More..

Rep. Duncan Hunter says he's eager for trial
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Rep. Duncan Hunter says he's eager for trial

A U.S. House race in Southern California could become suddenly competitive after U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were indicted on corruption charges. 'After two years of investigation into my campaign,...More..

New research suggests evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest'
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

New research suggests evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest'

A research of over 300 species of mollusks that have existed and perished in the Atlantic over the past five million years have concluded that species with high metabolic rate were most likely to be extinc...More..

Hurricane Lane is the biggest weather threat to Hawaii in decades
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Hurricane Lane is the biggest weather threat to Hawaii in decades

The storm is moving closer to the Hawaiian islands with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, and forecasters say its risky center will move very close to the islands or make landfall Thursday through Friday...More..

Woman Fired By NASA After Tweeting
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Woman Fired By NASA After Tweeting "Suck My D*ck & Balls"

She went on to say: "Suck my d* a href="https://homerhickamblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/social-media.html?m=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" *a statement on his blog, Hickam said he's not offended by the f-word...More..

WestJet cancels Hawaii flights due to Hurricane Lane
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

WestJet cancels Hawaii flights due to Hurricane Lane

As of Thursday afternoon, Hurricane Lane was a category 4 storm , with sustained winds of about 130 miles per hour. There were no reports of injuries, but roads were closed because of flash floods and la...More..

Chandrayaan-1 Helps Scientists Confirm Water Ice on Moon
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Chandrayaan-1 Helps Scientists Confirm Water Ice on Moon

This meant that it could differentiate between liquid water and vapour and solid ice. And it's possible that meteorite impacts have disrupted the moon's supplies of surface and near-surface ice more dramatica...More..

Huge Category 4 Cyclone Hurricane Lane Closes in on Panicked Hawaiians
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Huge Category 4 Cyclone Hurricane Lane Closes in on Panicked Hawaiians

They are stocking up on canned foods, ramen, water and toilet paper. Kauai and Niihau are under a hurricane watch, meaning hurricane conditions are possible and that winds of at least 39 miles per hour are anti...More..

Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice breaks for first time
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice breaks for first time

The Norwegian Ice Service said that the Svalbard sea ice area for Tuesday is at 43,231 square miles, which is 44,775 square miles below the average from 1981 to 2010 and it's the lowest area for this day of the...More..