Climate change will melt one third of ice in the Himalayas

The new report notes that a 1.5 deg C increase in global temperatures would mean a rise of at least 2.1 deg C in the Himalayas region. The range's peaks supply water to some of the world's largest river systems including the Ganges, the Indus, the ... More..

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Astronomers Reveal a Warped and Twisted Milky Way
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Astronomers Reveal a Warped and Twisted Milky Way

An global team of astronomers have discovered that the Milky Way's disc of stars becomes increasingly "warped" and twisted the further away the stars are from the galaxy's center. We know the Milky Way is a spi...More..

Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611)
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Drift of the North Pole forces early magnetic map update ars_ab.settitle(1451611)

While the geographic north pole is fixed, the magnetic north pole - the north that your compass points toward - is not. The US and United Kingdom tend to update the location of the North Magnetic Pole every...More..

President Trump Announces a New Interior Secretary
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

President Trump Announces a New Interior Secretary

If confirmed by the Senate, Bernhardt will be in charge of an agency with an $11 billion budget and 70,000 employees. In a statement , Bernhardt called it a "humbling privilege to be nominated to lead a depa...More..

by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

A more serious possible outcome of the "tug of war" between magnetic field patches in northern Canada and Siberia, which some scientists say is causing the accelerated movement of the magnetic north pole, is ...More..

Climate change will even change the colour of oceans, research finds
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Climate change will even change the colour of oceans, research finds

Phytoplankton contain chlorophyll, a pigment that mostly absorbs in the blue portions of sunlight to produce carbon for photosynthesis, and less so in the green portions. Those levels can change because of wea...More..

by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

Researchers were shocked when they discovered how much ice had been lost already, expecting to find much smaller gaps. However, the researchers say that the size and growth rate of the hole surprised them...More..

Death Toll Rises As Polar Vortex Brings Arctic Temperatures To The Midwest
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Death Toll Rises As Polar Vortex Brings Arctic Temperatures To The Midwest

The result ... isn't necessarily a one-to-one link from the stratospheric disruption to a blast of cold at the surface, but more of a tilt in the odds favoring extremely cold weather. Hypothermia and frostbi...More..

Starstruck astronomers accidentally discover hidden galaxy right next to Milky Way
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Starstruck astronomers accidentally discover hidden galaxy right next to Milky Way

An worldwide team of astronomers was using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys instrument to study white dwarfs - superdense stellar corpses - in the globular cluster NGC 6752, which is part of the Milky W...More..

Chinese probe measured night-time temperature on the moon
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Chinese probe measured night-time temperature on the moon

The Polar Vortex is nothing compared to the cold temperatures on the Moon, according to data from a Chinese probe. The rest mode was necessary due to the frigid nighttime temperatures on the lunar far side, w...More..

New Discovery Signals Rapid Decay in Antarctic Glacier
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

New Discovery Signals Rapid Decay in Antarctic Glacier

Before they made the discovery, Nasa researchers were looking for gaps between ice and bedrock at the bottom of Thwaites where ocean water flows in and melts the glacier from underneath. This summer, the U.S....More..

GE consolidates all renewable energy business under one banner
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

GE consolidates all renewable energy business under one banner

Amjad Ali Awan, chief executive officer of the Alternate Energy Development Board, said the aim of the new policies was for renewable energy to supply 28 to 30 per cent to national grid by 2030. Current regiona...More..

Freezing weather in United States starting to ease
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Freezing weather in United States starting to ease

Postal Service deliveries in some areas. BBC reporter Harry Low is in Chicago where temperatures have dropped to -30 degrees. The polar vortex is an icy cap of air that usually swirls over the North...More..

Canadian Glacial Soften Uncovers Historic Landscapes Hidden For 40000 Years
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Canadian Glacial Soften Uncovers Historic Landscapes Hidden For 40000 Years

The plants were found in and around the island's Penny Ice Cap region, in elevations ranging from several hundred meters to a mile above sea level. For ages, ice has occupied the plateaus and walls of Baffin...More..

Missing link in planet evolution found
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Missing link in planet evolution found

Given its size - significantly smaller than Pluto or Ultima Thule - these types of celestial bodies may be far more common than previously thought and provide clues on planetary evolution. "We didn't even hav...More..

Here’s what the polar vortex looks like from NASA’s heat-mapping satellite
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Here’s what the polar vortex looks like from NASA’s heat-mapping satellite

Cotton, Minnesota, was the coldest place in the United States on Thursday with a low of -48C (-56F) based on preliminary data. Record-breaking blasts of Arctic air caused at least a dozen deaths in the U.S....More..

The Newest Pictures of Asteroid Bennu Are Unreal
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

The Newest Pictures of Asteroid Bennu Are Unreal

The latest batch of images were taken when OSIRIS-REx was only one mile above Bennu's surface. To give you a better sense of the size of the asteroid and the smaller objects on its surface, NASA says that the...More..

NASA Opportunity rover might never work on Mars again
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

NASA Opportunity rover might never work on Mars again

According to NASA, nearing low temperatures could pose new threats to Opportunity's systems and batteries if the rover isn't able to boot up before then. Opportunity has been on the surface of Meridiani Planum ...More..

Deadly Arctic deep freeze envelops US Midwest
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Deadly Arctic deep freeze envelops US Midwest

According to the National Weather Service , the temperature in Chicago is forecast to fall to negative 24 degrees Tuesday night and 26 degrees below zero on Wednesday night. Officials in dozens of cities fo...More..

USA intel heads list North Korea, not border, as threat
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

USA intel heads list North Korea, not border, as threat

Coats' assessment, in testimony before a Senate panel, clashed with President Donald Trump's periodic upbeat assessments of North Korea's commitment to decnuclearization since his historic meeting with North Ko...More..

Trump asks 'Global Waming' to come back. Twitter heats up
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trump asks 'Global Waming' to come back. Twitter heats up

Trump has long dismissed global warming , and in late November said he wasn't among the "believers" who see climate change as a pressing problem. "In the handsome Midwest, windchill temperatures are reachi...More..

Scientists suspect Apollo moon rock sample actually came from Earth
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Scientists suspect Apollo moon rock sample actually came from Earth

The researchers found a two-gramme fragment of rock composed of quartz, feldspar, and zircon, all commonly found on Earth and highly unusual on the Moon. This rock fragment is over 4 billion years old. It would...More..

New SpaceX test rocket BLOWN over by fierce wind (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

New SpaceX test rocket BLOWN over by fierce wind (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

In November, the rocket was renamed from Big Falcon Rocket to Starship . The spacecraft consists of a Super Heavy rocket booster and a spacecraft , the Starship , which SpaceX hopes will one day carry ca...More..

by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Bitter Blast: Wind Chill Advisory Issued For Most Of Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for portions of north central, Northeast and Northwest Ohio from 6 a.m.to 1 p.m. Friday . The weekend will bring slight relief from the cold, a...More..

The First Alert 25 Weather Team covers the Great American Solar Eclipse
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

The First Alert 25 Weather Team covers the Great American Solar Eclipse

What is a partial eclipse? Header Image: The moon nearly totally eclipses the sun during a near total solar eclipse as seen from Salem, Oregon. Because the Moon was near its farthest point from Eart...More..

Ancient 'Galagadon' shark sported teeth shaped like Galaga spaceship
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Ancient 'Galagadon' shark sported teeth shaped like Galaga spaceship

Its teeth were found embedded in a rock removed from a T. rex skeleton in South Dakota almost 30 years ago. Named Galadon nordquistae , the fish differed from its enormous cousin, the megalodon , by being...More..

NASA Astronaut Eric Boe Is Pulled From Boeing's Starliner Test Flight
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

NASA Astronaut Eric Boe Is Pulled From Boeing's Starliner Test Flight

Boe will take over Fincke's previous position as assistant to the chief of the astronaut office for commercial crew . If successful, Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon , reportedly due to make it...More..

Greenland ice melts four times faster in a decade
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Greenland ice melts four times faster in a decade

Scientists already understood Greenland to be one of the biggest contributors to sea-level rise due to its glaciers and ice sheets which cover 80% of its surface. The researchers warn that their findings co...More..

Astrophotographer Caught a Meteor Striking the Moon During the Eclipse
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Astrophotographer Caught a Meteor Striking the Moon During the Eclipse

Sunday's full moon was also a "supermoon"-the name given when its orbit is at its closest point to Earth, or perigee". It happened this weekend during the super blood moon and experts think it's the first tim...More..

Record number in United States say global warming real
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

Record number in United States say global warming real

There may be some silver lining to having a president with such staunch views against the environment: namely that his blatantly anti-scientific views have coincided with a sharp rise in Americans believing...More..