Astronomers spot supermassive blackhole destroying star

The researchers also used observations of Arp 299 made by NASA's Hubble space telescope prior to and after the appearance of the eruption. This is known as a tidal disruption event and, although it is hypothesised to be a regular occurrence thr... More..

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Trillions of tons of melting ice in Antarctica raising sea levels
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Trillions of tons of melting ice in Antarctica raising sea levels

Some studies had suggested a net gain in mass over recent decades. This in turn is pushing global sea levels up by 0.6mm a year, three times the rate seen in 2012. "But remember for the northern hemisphere, f...More..

EPA Administrator Gets an Earful from Corn Farmers
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

EPA Administrator Gets an Earful from Corn Farmers

McCauley said Pruitt listened to the farmers and seemed willing to help. Inhofe's comments are among signs that some conservatives may be losing confidence in Pruitt, Oklahoma's former attorney general. EPA, ...More..

Antarctica lost an unprecedented amount of ice in the last five years
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Antarctica lost an unprecedented amount of ice in the last five years

Based on data gathered for the period between 1992 and 2011, Antarctica was heading towards the lower range of IPCC ( Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ) projections, which pointed to a global sea leve...More..

NASA loses contact with Opportunity rover in Martian dust storm
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

NASA loses contact with Opportunity rover in Martian dust storm

We know Opportunity is tough because it was only created to survive for 90 days on the surface of Mars but has kept on trundling for 15 years. Both rovers embarked on 90-day missions to search for signs o...More..

Where to watch the World Cup in Los Angeles
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Where to watch the World Cup in Los Angeles

Argentina legend Diego Maradona says he does not like the decision to have Mexico, Canada and the United States host the 2026 World Cup , decrying the countries' lack of success and passion for the sport. Bo...More..

Miami among potential host cities for 2026 World Cup
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Miami among potential host cities for 2026 World Cup

Water is sprayed on the artificial turf before Switzerland and Ecuador play a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., in 2015. MLS commissioner Don Garber called it "...More..

French farmers to stage refinery blockade
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

French farmers to stage refinery blockade

French farmers began a blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots on Sunday evening (10 June) over plans by Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant, which have fanned farmer discontent over unfair c...More..

Bud heads toward Southern California as Category 4 hurricane
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Bud heads toward Southern California as Category 4 hurricane

The Miami-based US National Hurricane Center offered similar data, but said it would start to slowly lose steam as it continues on a northwest track on Tuesday. Bud's centre is now about 350 miles south-south...More..

Newly Discovered Sub-Saturn Planet Has Only 19.5 Days In A Year
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Newly Discovered Sub-Saturn Planet Has Only 19.5 Days In A Year

The researchers found the it has a compact system of at least three rocky planets of similar size to the Earth that orbit the star in much less time than earth does the Sun, being every 5.2, 7.8 and 10.1 days, ...More..

Key 'Step Forward' In Cutting Cost Of Removing CO2 From Air
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Key 'Step Forward' In Cutting Cost Of Removing CO2 From Air

He and his colleagues estimate that their company, Carbon Engineering, could capture CO2 for between $94 and $232 per metric ton. Finally, the carbon dioxide is combined with hydrogen and converted into...More..

Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

A study published Wednesday in the journal Nature focuses on what is known as translation speed, which measures how quickly a storm is moving over an area, say, from Miami to the Florida Panhandle. There is co...More..

by | Friday, June 08, 2018

What has NASA’s Curiosity found on Mars?

The mini testing labs built into the core of NASA's Curiosity rover are back up and running, testing rock samples collected by its newly functional drill. The pair of CubeSats that make up the Mars Cube O...More..

3 astronauts make two-day launch to International Space Station
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

3 astronauts make two-day launch to International Space Station

The three astronauts will join Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos, who are now on the station. ISS residents' missions typically last five to six months. SpaceX is aiming ...More..

'Our world is swamped by plastic'
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

'Our world is swamped by plastic'

For more than a decade, Rwanda has raised awareness about the benefits of life without plastic bags to maintain a clean and healthy environment . The Department is in consultation with the cosmetics industry i...More..

Rocks on Mars still harbour organic molecules after billions of years
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Rocks on Mars still harbour organic molecules after billions of years

At this point, there's simply no way of knowing whether the organic molecules and the methane findings point to potential life on Mars. One of NASA's aims with the Curiosity Rover is to search for signs o...More..

Kovind, Naidu, Modi urge people to beat plastic pollution
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Kovind, Naidu, Modi urge people to beat plastic pollution

The event emphasised the role of schools, colleges and universities in protecting nature and environment as well as beating plastic pollution, stated another official release. Modi has also spoken out about...More..

Trio head home from ISS with football slated for World Cup
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Trio head home from ISS with football slated for World Cup

Anton Shkaplerov , who was the first to be lifted and carried from the capsule, told the camera crew: "We are a bit exhausted but happy with what we have accomplished and happy to be back on Earth". Live video ...More..

Anti-pipeline protesters re-group after feds buy Trans Mountain
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Anti-pipeline protesters re-group after feds buy Trans Mountain

The expansion would be a twinning of the existing 1,150-kilometre pipeline between Strathcona County near Edmonton in Alberta and Burnaby on the Pacific Coast in British Colombia. The federal government has alr...More..

Whale Found In Thailand Dies From Eating Over 80 Plastic Bags
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Whale Found In Thailand Dies From Eating Over 80 Plastic Bags

A pilot whale died off the coast of Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags weighing almost 18 lbs ( 8 kg ). The Thai Department of Marine and Coastal Resources posted grim photos showing the seemingly en...More..

SpaceX goes for its 11th launch of the year early on Monday
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

SpaceX goes for its 11th launch of the year early on Monday

Monday and last for four hours. The launch was originally scheduled for early Wednesday morning, and then postponed again to early Friday. SpaceX later tweeted "Successful deployment of SES-12 to a geostati...More..

Dumbest move yet- Saving coal plants in name of national security
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Dumbest move yet- Saving coal plants in name of national security

The Trump administration's claims of energy security for keeping coal and nuclear plants online is not supported by the facts , as multiple power networks, including PJM, one of the biggest USA independent sys...More..

Trump Orders Perry to Stem Coal, Nuclear Power Plant Closures
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Trump Orders Perry to Stem Coal, Nuclear Power Plant Closures

The Energy Department would also establish a "Strategic Electric Generation Reserve". Under the proposal, the president would exercise emergency authority to carry out the directive, which the memo reportedly...More..

Scientists find dunes on Pluto, likely made of methane ice grains
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

Scientists find dunes on Pluto, likely made of methane ice grains

It is composed of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water and methane , and it's diverse in landforms, including plains, trenches and mountain ranges. The dwarf planet hangs out at the far reaches of the Solar Syste...More..

240-Million-Year-Old Mother of All Lizards Found in Italian Alps
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

240-Million-Year-Old Mother of All Lizards Found in Italian Alps

As it turns out, the Megachirella is the ancestor of squamates , which is the class that both snakes and lizards belong in now. "This study, along with others that try to understand fundamental aspects of ...More..

Lions, tigers, jaguar escape German zoo
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Lions, tigers, jaguar escape German zoo

Police killed a bear after the breakout, but the big cats remained on the loose until authorities using a drone managed to corral them on the zoo's premises in the town of Lünebach, according to The Local . Pa...More..

by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

European Union declares war on single-use plastics

Bans on plastic items like straws have grown in popularity. This yr, Belgium, Denmark and Scotland are planning to ban a number of single-use plastic merchandise, and Italy, Portugal and Spain are antic...More..

Federal Government to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5-Billion
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Federal Government to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5-Billion

Canada and Kinder Morgan agreed on a pricetag of 4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.5 billion), Finance Minister Bill Morneau said at a press conference Tuesday morning. and rights of way along the pipeline be...More..

Alberta premier cheers pipeline purchase; opponents express concern, caution
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Alberta premier cheers pipeline purchase; opponents express concern, caution

Kinder Morgan gave Ottawa until Thursday to convince it to proceed by settling down jittery investors who fear a court challenge from the B.C. government that would make the project too great a liability. Acc...More..

Alberto forecast: Movement of storm's tail brings less rain than expected
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Alberto forecast: Movement of storm's tail brings less rain than expected

Alabama Power Co. said about 20,000 homes and businesses were without electricity Tuesday , most in the Birmingham area. Once Alberto is inland and deprived of the warm waters that fuel tropical weather s...More..