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Hurricane Bud strengthens to category 3 off Mexico Pacific coast

Bud is moving toward the northwest near 10 miles per hour (17 kph), and this motion is expected to continue today and tonight with a decrease in forward speed. "Bud is forecast to weaken below hurricane intensity by Wednesday night". That same climat...

Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth

The gravitational pull caused by a planet on its host star makes it wobble around their common center of mass, which can be measured using high resolution spectrographs such as the PARAS . Scientists of the Canary Institute of astrophysics and the U...

Juno gets mission extension to complete science objectives

The next job for Juno is another flyby, the thirteenth since arriving, over the planet's cloud tops. When lightning strikes, it acts like a radio transmitter, blasting radio waves with each strike, according to NASA . Some of Juno's accomplishmen...

'Earliest animal fossil footprints discovered in China'

The fossils date to the Ediacaran Period , which was between 635 to 541 million years ago. This 'explosion' - which ignited some 541 million years ago - saw the rapid emergence of a diversified spread of animal phyla over a period lasting perhap...

NASA Finds Concentrated Batch Of Organic Molecules On Mars

And if life does exist elsewhere, it may be very different or even form differently from how we understand life on Earth . Both studies resulting from the mission were published online today in the journal Science . Curiosity has detected org...

Plastic pollution is a grave issue, stress experts

The United Nations warns that 360 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year, and levels are set to nearly double to 619 million tonnes by 2030, with cigarette butts, drinks bottles and caps and food wrappers the most common single-use plastic...

Next stop San Francisco as 'longest swim' embarks from Tokyo

Much of the research will focus on the build-up in the Pacific of "plastic smog", containing billions of pieces of microplastic. Mr Lecomte, who plans to swim eight hours a day, will eat, rest and sleep on a boat which will accompany him before bei...

How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today

The Mars 2020 rover will scan the Red Planet for signs of ancient life by studying terrain that once consisted of flowing rivers and lakes more than 3.5 billion years ago. These chemicals might not mean a great deal to most of us, but to areologi...

Mystery of ‘Planet Nine’ at the edge of our solar system deepens

Scientists quantified the orbits of Sedna and its ilk may result from these bodies jostling against each other and space debris in the outer solar system. Madigan and team weren't exactly looking to explain the unusual orbits of these bodies, but w...

After Earth And Mars, Pluto Shows The Presence Of Dune Formation

Jani Radebaugh , Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brigham Young University . This lower surface pressure of the Pluto's atmosphere enables the solid methane grains to mobilize in the atmosphere and become airborne.

Pilot Whale With 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach Dies In Thailand

In all, more than 17lb of plastic was pulled from inside the whale, indicating how feeding would have become impossible as it languished in a canal on the Thai-Malaysian border. A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 p...

SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

The four-hour launch window opens on Monday, June 4 at 12:29 a.m. EDT. The weather appears favorable, with a 70 percent chance of "go" conditions. SpaceX's next launch is a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, set for the end ...

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

The draft memo laying out the directive doesn't give a specific amount operators would have to spend but says it will be enough to keep the facilities open for the next two years, saying that USA national security "relies on a robust US domestic in...

Researchers have found an old ancestor to lizards and snakes

The chameleon-sized Megachirella fossil was discovered 20 years ago. That, in turn, suggested that squamates had already split from other ancient reptiles before the Permian/Triassic mass extinction some 252 million years ago, and survived it.

Storm Alberto maintains strength as it approaches Gulf Coast

Subtropical Storm Alberto was disrupting plans for Memorial Day barbecues and beach outings in Alabama, Florida and MS, as the storm continued churning north through the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday . Alberto's projected storm track has shifted eas...

Canada to buy Kinder Morgan oil pipeline in bid to save project

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement from Ottawa and says the deal represents a sound investment. Canada's long-term plan is to finance the costs of construction through the paid contracts with oil producers to ship their o...

Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee

If that forecast holds, it would make for a near-normal or above-normal season. The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb. Officials in Howard County said a 39-year-old man was missing after flash flooding from a separate storm tore throug...

Alberto: Heavy rains expected for Central Florida

But this is nature. The US-based National Hurricane Centre is warning that Alberto could produce up to 600 millimetres of rain in western Cuba . It had winds of up to 60 miles per hour and was expected to increase to tropical storm conditions as...

Alan Bean (1932 - 2018), Apollo astronaut walked on the Moon

Bean standing with Conrad on the moon, looking toward Earth; Eugene A. Cernan riding in a lunar rover during the Apollo 17 mission, and the Earth rising above the moon. He was among the elite group NASA chose for its third group of astronauts in 19...

Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season - was roiling parts of coastal Mexico and Cuba with rip currents and unsafe surf on Saturday. Its top winds were 40 miles per hour as it was moving north at 13 miles pe...

Dinosaurs weren't the only creatures wiped out by asteroid strike

Looking at fossilized pollen grains and spores of ferns, and knowing that after the crash fires over fires started to spread all over the Earth , causing perpetual nights from the ash and acid rain, the team estimated that it took the forests near...

Subtropical Storm Alberto Heads Toward Gulf Coast

Some areas may get more , others less. Highs Sunday are expected to range from the low to mid 70s across the north to the low to mid 80s here in the Lehigh Valley and across southeastern Pa., southern New Jersey and the Delmarva peninsula.

Carbon Emissions Found to Lower Nutritional Value of Rice

The basic mechanism here could involve other plants and other food staples, said Chuck Rice, a professor of Agronomy at Kansas State University who commented on the study for the Post. It was observed that on average, protein content fell 10.3%...

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

Methane is shown in purple, nitrogen in yellow, carbon monoxide in green, and water ice in blue. "This research builds upon the fantastic successes of the New Horizons and Rosetta missions to expand our understanding of the origin and evolution o...

Impressive Simon Yates on the cusp of securing Giro d'Italia glory

At least three times during this day Luis Leon was in different breakaways , the last one was neutralized with just 10 kilometers to go, Kazinform has learnt from the club's press service. "I was trying to hold on to my position". It only changes ...

Cohen received $400,00 to arrange Trump meeting with Ukrainian president

Poroshenko sought an audience with Trump and directed confidantes to orchestrate it, according to the report , using the Chabad house as a channel to reach Cohen and, through him, the president. "That's it", Freidman said in the statement, sent to a...

What Will Maduro's Re-election Mean for Venezuela?

If Trump doesn't stop buying oil from Venezuela , why should we take economic measures against Maduro? Even before the election took place, the US, Canada, the European Union and a dozen Latin American countries said they would not recognise the...

U.S. employee suffers brain injury in China after 'abnormal sounds'

The embassy, which issued a health alert to Americans living in China, said it could not link the case to health issues suffered by USA government staff in Cuba dating back to late 2016. Embassy in Cuba a year ago. Charles Rosenfarb, a doctor a...

Why TN is protesting against Sterlite in Tuticorin

Reports say that the police opened fire at around 12:50 pm when they manhandled a freelance photographer's camera and snatched the memory card. However, everything turned futile, when the protests took a violent turn on the 100th day of the protest....

Israel Refuses to Cooperate with UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza

The latter has also routinely been threatened by the United States and Israel not to make any moves in the ICC. Israel said it took a "severe view" of the Palestinian request and called on the ICC to reject the " cynical step". Israel, if it w...

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Dust storm on Mars now covers entire planet

Named the Mars Hand Lens Imager, the instrument can not capture the whole car-sized Curiosity rover, therefore it had to take more than 200 shots, which were later put together ...

Puan, the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62

Puan was given to Perth zoo in 1968. Born in 1956, Puan was noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world. As the m...

Trump orders US military to form ‘Space Force’

Among his remarks, Trump declared that he was pressing ahead with the creation of a Space Force to become the sixth branch of the U.S. military. Mr Trump was joined by Vice...

Satellites used to track vanishing Antarctic ice

Before 2012, it was gaining ice but now it is losing about 28 metric tons of ice each year. Researchers from a USA university said that the major reason for the ice melting is...

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

Former Director of Government Ethics Walter Shaub said Environmental Protection chief Scott Pruitt "seems to be fundamentally unfit for public service". The Post reported Wedne...

Years of Satellite Monitoring Divulge Antarctic Ice Loss

The main factor behind that gain appears to be fluctuations in snowfall, researchers said . Around 219 billion tons of ice were lost annually between 2012 and 2017, according to...

NASA has been preemptively sued to protect Neil Armstrong-gifted moon dust

An agency spokeswoman told The Washington Post that it would be "inappropriate" for the agency to comment on a pending lawsuit. As some tests suggest a lunar origin and some did ...

Edmonton's chances to host Federation Internationale de Football Association games hinge on provincial funding, mayor says

Nashville was included in the 23 cities involved in the bid , meaning a World Cup game could be played in Music City. With a 135-64 vote on Wednesday, FIFA's member associatio...

Hurricane Bud strengthens to category 3 off Mexico Pacific coast

Bud is moving toward the northwest near 10 miles per hour (17 kph), and this motion is expected to continue today and tonight with a decrease in forward speed. "Bud is forecast to...

Mobile Announces New BOGO Smartphone Deal

And when traveling, you'll get free texting all flight long and a free hour of smartphone Wi-Fi on Gogo-equipped domestic flights, plus free data roaming in 140+ countries and des...

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Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth

Indian scientists discover planet 600 light years away from Earth

The gravitational pull caused by a planet on its host star makes it wobble around their common center of mass, which can be measured using high resolution spectrographs such as the...

'Earliest animal fossil footprints discovered in China'

The fossils date to the Ediacaran Period , which was between 635 to 541 million years ago. This 'explosion' - which ignited some 541 million years ago - saw the rapid emergence...

Juno gets mission extension to complete science objectives

Juno gets mission extension to complete science objectives

The next job for Juno is another flyby, the thirteenth since arriving, over the planet's cloud tops. When lightning strikes, it acts like a radio transmitter, blasting radio wave...

Plastic pollution is a grave issue, stress experts

Plastic pollution is a grave issue, stress experts

The United Nations warns that 360 million tonnes of plastic is produced each year, and levels are set to nearly double to 619 million tonnes by 2030, with cigarette butts, drink...

NASA Finds Concentrated Batch Of Organic Molecules On Mars

NASA Finds Concentrated Batch Of Organic Molecules On Mars

And if life does exist elsewhere, it may be very different or even form differently from how we understand life on Earth . Both studies resulting from the mission were publishe...

Next stop San Francisco as 'longest swim' embarks from Tokyo

Next stop San Francisco as 'longest swim' embarks from Tokyo

Much of the research will focus on the build-up in the Pacific of "plastic smog", containing billions of pieces of microplastic. Mr Lecomte, who plans to swim eight hours a day, ...

How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today

The Mars 2020 rover will scan the Red Planet for signs of ancient life by studying terrain that once consisted of flowing rivers and lakes more than 3.5 billion years ago. Thes...

Mystery of ‘Planet Nine’ at the edge of our solar system deepens

Scientists quantified the orbits of Sedna and its ilk may result from these bodies jostling against each other and space debris in the outer solar system. Madigan and team weren'...

After Earth And Mars, Pluto Shows The Presence Of Dune Formation

After Earth And Mars, Pluto Shows The Presence Of Dune Formation

Jani Radebaugh , Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brigham Young University . This lower surface pressure of the Pluto's atmosphere enables the sol...