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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 the Washington Post . When you add the melting seen on Antarctica to...

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 associations have chosen the United States, Mexico and Canada as the host count...

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...

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....

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Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

This is sometimes referred to as a 'micromoon, ' and is the opposite of the well-known supermoon, or perigee (when the moon is at its closest to Earth ). The moon will take on a...

Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

But those in North America and other parts of the Western Hemisphere are out of luck, as the eclipse will be happening during daytime hours. Picture: AAPThe blood moon peaks be...

Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. Until now, we knew that water exists in ice around the planet , as well as th...

Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog

Prior to the launch, Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, nearby at Patrick Air Force Base, took off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to secure the Eastern Range ens...

World looks to the skies as ´blood moon´ eclipse begins

It's definitely a bummer for anyone in North America, but there's still a way to watch the eclipse happen live. While the eclipse will last 103 minutes, the partial eclipse ...

Keep an eye out for the longest lunar eclipse this July

Moonrise will be at 20.49 BST in London, 21.46 in Glasgow, 21.02 in Cardiff and 21.27 in Belfast, with mid-eclipse occurring at 21.21 and the "total" phase ending at around 22.13. ...

21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday: Bengaluru gears up

It will be Mars's closest approach to Earth in over a decade, so the planet will appear bigger in the sky. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium...

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers). This year, Mars opposition will occur on July 27, according to NASA . It makes it easier to see wit...

Trump could move this week to end California's clean-car authority

California and 16 other states, plus the District of Columbia sued May 2 to block the Trump administration from pumping the brakes on emissions standards. The revision would al...

Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars

Lake beds like those explored by Nasa's Curiosity rover show water was present on the surface of Mars in the past. All of that water is either locked up in solid form, howe...

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Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

In the US , the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. ET, and the maximum period of totality will start around 4:21 p.m. ET, making it too light outside for the blood moon...

'Like magic:' Delicate fossil of oldest baby snake found in amber

'Like magic:' Delicate fossil of oldest baby snake found in amber

The two pieces of amber also contained insects, remains of plants and invertebrates, indicating the snakes were living in a humid and warm tropical rain forest with a freshwater ...

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

In June 2017, the same team discovered two mile-wide moons and five lost moons. It's also probably the smallest moon that Jupiter has, according to Sheppard. We've got a nice l...

Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET

New Shepard performed as expected during today's flight, appearing to ace the test, Cornell said . Blue Origin accomplished a low-altitude abort test with a previous version of th...

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

The survey looked for objects one kilometre and larger, so there is a chance that there are other, smaller "moonlets" in orbit around the giant Jupiter. They are thought to be the ...

Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

The National Hurricane Center officially upgraded the tropical system known as Chris to a Category 1 Hurricane Tuesday evening. The center of the storm was located 245 miles ...

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

In 2016, he also reported a loan balance between $15,000 and $50,000. The Washington Post reported on his baseball expenditures, which included season tickets for himself. ...

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

This is all conjecture, of course. "Obviously the more there is, the more opportunities there are to highlight why he's problematic", one senior Democratic aide said, adding...

Russian Progress 70 Becomes Fastest Spacecraft to Reach the Space Station

The freighter, designated Progress 70, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 EDT and arrived at the ISS at 9:31 EDT after successfully docking with the sta...