The ice on Antarctica is melting faster - the Scientists

This latest IMBIE is the most complete assessment of Antarctic ice mass changes to date, combining 24 satellite surveys of Antarctica and involving 80 scientists from 42 global organizations. Scientists from around the world calculate that in the l... More..

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Oldest known Sumatran orangutan dies in Australia
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Oldest known Sumatran orangutan dies in Australia

Puan, the 62-year-old grand dame of Perth Zoo, was put to sleep on Monday after her quality of life rapidly deteriorated due to her advanced years. "She did so much for the colony at Perth Zoo and the surviva...More..

Astronomers Directly Image Black Hole Shredding a Star
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Astronomers Directly Image Black Hole Shredding a Star

The astronomers first observed it in the year 2005, and the event was happening in the galaxy ARP 299B, and it was nearly million of light years away. Black holes are so deep and dense that nothing, not even li...More..

Over 300000 USA coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Over 300000 USA coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045

A new report projects that Florida is at the greatest risk of any state for tidal flooding caused by rising sea levels. Some of the areas expected to be hit the hardest by such flooding are also areas that ...More..

Invasive plant found in Pennsylvania could cause blistering, blindness
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Invasive plant found in Pennsylvania could cause blistering, blindness

NY state's Department of Environmental Conservation lists other hazards that can result from coming in contact with the plant (as well as some photos of awful burns), including long-term sunlight sensitivity,...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Environment Canada drops severe thunderstorm watch and heat warning for GTA

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of the Kawarthas, except for Northumberland, for the first heat event of the season. Monday's high temperature is expected to be around 33 C. T...More..

Unsafe plant that can cause blindness, severe burns spotted in Virginia
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Unsafe plant that can cause blindness, severe burns spotted in Virginia

More alarmingly, if the sap gets into a person's eyes, there is the potential for blindness, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation . In addition to Pennsylvania, giant hogweed can ...More..

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried next to Darwin and Newton
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried next to Darwin and Newton

PARIS-The voice recording of the late astrophysicist Stephen Hawking beamed towards a black hole Friday came from a speech imploring humanity to save Earth, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The...More..

Climate change accelerating rising sea levels
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Climate change accelerating rising sea levels

This could lead eventually to the collapse of the entire west Antarctic ice sheet, and around 3.5m of sea-level rise. "There has been a step increase in ice losses from Antarctica during the past decade", sa...More..

NASA Mislaid Contact with Opportunity Mars Rover, Yet There is Expectation
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

NASA Mislaid Contact with Opportunity Mars Rover, Yet There is Expectation

The analogy I use is it's like having a loved one in the hospital. He said: "The situation on Mars really highlights the key question about Mars today, which is 'why do these massive widespread dust events ...More..

Supermassive black hole seen eating a star for first time
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Supermassive black hole seen eating a star for first time

Astronomers have been tracking this event since January 2005 using the William Herschel Telescope in the Canary Islands where they first noticed a bright burst of infrared (IR) emissions coming from within th...More..

Many Animals Shifting From Day To Night To Avoid People
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Many Animals Shifting From Day To Night To Avoid People

For now, we know that even frequent human activity of all kinds can push animals further into the dark. The team analysed existing data from 76 previous studies, studies which used instruments such as remote ...More..

Inhofe:
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Inhofe: "Something Needs to Happen" to Address Pruitt's Mounting Troubles

And Leacy Burke, a spokeswoman for the senator, emphasized he is not calling for Pruitt's resignation. The renewable fuel standards have for years been essential to driving ethanol production. John Barrasso, ...More..

New Technique Reveals Hidden Infant Planets Orbiting a Newborn Star
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

New Technique Reveals Hidden Infant Planets Orbiting a Newborn Star

Two independent teams of astronomers said today (June 13, 2018) that they've uncovered convincing evidence for three young planets orbiting within a protoplanetary disk - or planet-forming disk - around an inf...More..

Woman Sues NASA Over Ownership of Moon Dust Vial
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Woman Sues NASA Over Ownership of Moon Dust Vial

Hailing from Cincinnati, Laura claims that she had the alleged moon dust tested before filing a lawsuit on June 6 seeking answers from the U.S. District Court in Kansas regarding its ownership as NASA claim...More..

Antarctic Ice Loss Has Accelerated
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Antarctic Ice Loss Has Accelerated

Their study, published online today (June 13) in the journal Nature Research , is one of five Antarctica reports released simultaneously. From 1992 to 2011, Antarctica lost almost 84 billion tons of ice a ye...More..

Stephen Hawking memorial will see his ashes interred, voice beamed to space
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Stephen Hawking memorial will see his ashes interred, voice beamed to space

MailOnline brings you the latest updates. An avowed atheist, Friday's service was nonetheless held at London's giant Westminster Abbey to accommodate large numbers of family, friends and colleagues. Mr H...More..

Antarctica has lost almost 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Antarctica has lost almost 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992

A February study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences based on satellite altimeter data that sea level rise at 3 millimeters per year has accelerated at a rate of 0.084 millimeters since 1...More..

by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

North America to Hold the 2026 FIFA World Cup

In 2026, however, there won't be any official World Cup festivities in Chicago, after Mayor Rahm Emanuel pulled out of the North American bid in March. FIFA refused to budge and the complaint was eventuall...More..

Ageing Mars rover halts research, powers down in heavy dust storm
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ageing Mars rover halts research, powers down in heavy dust storm

Officials said Wednesday they're hopeful the Opportunity rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of Mars and is expected to encircle the red planet in another few days. "This storm is t...More..

There is life on Mars - maybe
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

There is life on Mars - maybe

On Sunday, the rover sent a transmission back to Earth, letting NASA engineers know the rover still has enough battery life for basic communication. It was initially designed for just a 90-day mission. By Wedne...More..

Democrats want criminal investigation of EPA's Scott Pruitt
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Democrats want criminal investigation of EPA's Scott Pruitt

Pruitt is now facing multiple inquiries from ethics watchdogs, federal auditors and congressional committees into his actions at the agency. " Scott Pruitt can not shift the blame for his scandals to his a...More..

Total says no impact from farmers blockade on refinery operations
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Total says no impact from farmers blockade on refinery operations

The protests are a sign of growing anger in France's farming communities which have so far not mobilised in large numbers against the government of President Emmanuel Macron since his election. Organisers say...More..

Category 3 Hurricane Bud will produce rain and wind on Pacific coast
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Category 3 Hurricane Bud will produce rain and wind on Pacific coast

Some additional strengthening is possible today but a slow weakening should begin tomorrow. General viewis captured of the temporary impact on the port area of Acapulco, rains that hit part of the country in ...More..

Not so fishy: Africa’s first ever fish-with-legs discovered
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Not so fishy: Africa’s first ever fish-with-legs discovered

Tutusius is represented by a single bone from the shoulder girdle‚ whereas Umzantsia is known from a greater number of bones‚ but they both appear similar to previously known Devonian tetrapods. However, fos...More..

Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years away
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years away

Artistic simulation of a planetary system composed by three rocky planets wiht the same size of the Earth. At least three rocky planets have been found, two of them being 1.1 times the radius of Earth, and the ...More..

NASA found organic molecules on Mars
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

NASA found organic molecules on Mars

The organic matter was reportedly discovered by NASA's Curiosity rover buried and preserved in ancient sediments which form a massive lake on Mars some three billion years ago. Additionally, the molecul...More..

East Pacific's 1st named storm stronger, no threat to land
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

East Pacific's 1st named storm stronger, no threat to land

Their forward speed has decreased globally by about 10 percent since 1949, the study said, making these storms more likely to drop heavier rain as they spend longer amounts of time over the affected areas, in...More..

Quebic City Highway Entrance Blocked After G7 Protesters Set Couches Alight
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Quebic City Highway Entrance Blocked After G7 Protesters Set Couches Alight

Quebec City streets tranquil up till now but gearing for G7 protesters. The confrontation threatens to rupture a body that during its 43-year history has traditionally sought to find consensus on the economy ...More..

Lightning Strikes on Jupiter Differ From Ours in One Way
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Lightning Strikes on Jupiter Differ From Ours in One Way

But when the spacecraft set past Jupiter, the data showed radio signals showing the lightning at Jupiter did not match the details of Earth's lightning. The sun's rays that warm our own planet hit the equat...More..