Endangered olive ridley sea turtles found dead off Mexico

In Mexico's second mass turtle death in as many weeks, the Pacific Ridley turtles ( Lepidochelys olivacea ) were found floating just off the beach of Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, their shells forming a bleak mini-island. Authorities sai... More..

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International Space Station has a leak

Upon finding the source of the leak, a two millimeter (0.08 inch) hole in the orbital compartment of the Soyuz MS-09, astronaut Alexander Gerst from the European Space Agency plugged it with his thumb. Flight...More..

Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today

The National Hurricane Center said Norman was located 455 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California Tuesday night and was moving west-northwest at 10 mph. While still far away from the USA coast ...More..

Hawaii bracing for Category 4 hurricane
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hawaii bracing for Category 4 hurricane

Hurricane Lane, which was still offshore, already lashed the Big Island with almost 20 inches (50 centimeters) of rain in almost 24 hours and was moving closer, putting it and Maui "in the thick" of the storm,...More..

Physicists finally observe 'elusive' Higgs decay
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Physicists finally observe 'elusive' Higgs decay

Because the boson lasts only for about one septillionth of a second, researchers use the particle's offspring as evidence of its existence. Testing this prediction is crucial because the result would either...More..

Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says

Once the hole was identified, crewmembers applied Kapton tape , which slowed the leak. "Once the patching is complete, additional leak checks will be performed". Drew Feustel, the current commander, and Ricky ...More..

Atlas Renewable Energy closes financing for 129.5MW PV project in Mexico
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Atlas Renewable Energy closes financing for 129.5MW PV project in Mexico

In addition, it announced a commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 75% in the same timeframe. Facebook is determined to make its energy-guzzling data centres more environmentally friendly. The...More..

Chandrayaan-2 to Be Launched in January 2019, Says ISRO Chief
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Chandrayaan-2 to Be Launched in January 2019, Says ISRO Chief

A crew module, along with the service module, together called the orbital module weighing seven tonnes, will be mounted atop the GSLV launch vehicle. "The mission will aim to send a three-person crew to space...More..

Boat of asylum seekers runs aground in crocodile-infested waters in Australia
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Boat of asylum seekers runs aground in crocodile-infested waters in Australia

Home affairs minister Peter Dutton said: "Australia, we believe, has received the first. people-smuggling venture in over 1,400 days". It is not known how many people were on the boat, which authorities have ...More..

West Virginia State University honors Katherine Johnson
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

West Virginia State University honors Katherine Johnson

Wishing a #happybirthday to Katherine G. Johnson on her 100th birthday today! She worked there for years until the Soviet satellite tv for computer Sputnik kicked off the set of living urge between the USA an...More..

Goats like it best when you smile, new research shows
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Goats like it best when you smile, new research shows

Get out there and smile at a goat if you get the chance! Then, a goat would be let loose to explore the set-up. The effect was most obvious when the happy face was positioned on the right side of the test...More..

by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy

McElligott does, too. Is this what they spend money on now, figuring out whether goats can tell the difference between smiling and frowning faces?! They can climb near verticle mountains to reach salt at the ...More..

Tropical Storm Lane 2nd wettest since 1950
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tropical Storm Lane 2nd wettest since 1950

While it slowed, the storm's outer bands hovered over the east side of the Big Island, allowing Lane to drop 51.53 inches of rain, the National Weather Service said Monday. It's still too early to quantify ...More..

NASA has shown an fantastic map dust clouds surrounding the Earth
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

NASA has shown an fantastic map dust clouds surrounding the Earth

The map is created using a simulation model called the Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing (GEOS FP). Aerosols on the plot, all coded by color, worth at most important events unfolding on that A...More..

California becomes first state to end cash bail
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

California becomes first state to end cash bail

Brown signed the bill Tuesday, and the new law goes into effect October 1, 2019. Individuals arrested for nonviolent misdemeanors will not be subject to the risk assessment in order to be released. While othe...More..

McConnell Proposes Bipartisan 'Gang' To Decide Senate's McCain Tribute
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

McConnell Proposes Bipartisan 'Gang' To Decide Senate's McCain Tribute

John McCain by raising its flags to full-staff, President Trump has ordered the White House to re-lower its flags to half-staff. John McCain's death , President Donald Trump said he respected the se...More..

Heat advisory issued with heat index to soar to 100+ degrees
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Heat advisory issued with heat index to soar to 100+ degrees

Dew point temperatures will be steamy in the low 70s. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. There is a chance for scattered showers and storms up in the tri-cities and perhaps the no...More..

Hurricane Lane now category four as it approaches Hawaii
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hurricane Lane now category four as it approaches Hawaii

Forecasts predicted that Lane, which peaked as a Category 5 hurricane with top sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 kph) earlier in the week, to diminish into a tropical depression by early on Sunday. Oah...More..

Cybersecurity erased in Scott Morrison's new cabinet - Security
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cybersecurity erased in Scott Morrison's new cabinet - Security

So it says something of the mad cannibalism of the past week that not only did the Liberal Party chew up Mr Turnbull, but it also then rejected its second-best chance in Ms Bishop . "Australians expect that of...More..

Massive 160m asteroid to make close approach with Earth next week
by | Monday, August 27, 2018

Massive 160m asteroid to make close approach with Earth next week

In addition to the critical in-space propulsion provided to the spacecraft, Aerojet Rocketdyne's contribution to the OSIRIS-REx mission extended to the launch vehicle's main and second stages as well. As noted,...More..

NASA Launching Laser Satellite to Study Earth's Changing Ice
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

NASA Launching Laser Satellite to Study Earth's Changing Ice

According to NASA , ice from the sheets from Greenland and Antarctica have contributed to more than a millimeter increase in sea level in one year. Hundreds of billions of tons of land ice melt or flow into ...More..

Tropical Storm Lane threatens more Hawaii floods as it turns away
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Tropical Storm Lane threatens more Hawaii floods as it turns away

Tropical Storm Lane, once known as Hurricane Lane , began to break apart as it veered west into the open Pacific, leaving behind sighs of relief and plenty of clean-up, especially on the Big Island where rainf...More..

Hurricane Lane downgraded to a Tropical Storm as it approaches Hawaii
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hurricane Lane downgraded to a Tropical Storm as it approaches Hawaii

The National Weather Service said Lane, packing winds of up to 200 kph (124 mph), was not projected to make a direct hit on the islands yet is expected to pass near or over parts of the main Hawaiian Islands ...More..

CS:GO YouTuber killed while driving 100mph against traffic
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

CS:GO YouTuber killed while driving 100mph against traffic

The collision happened in San Diego on Thursday just after 4.30pm where the 18-year-old internet personality lived. According to KSWB , Heitmann rose to prominence as a "skins trader" in the video game " Cou...More..

Hurricane warnings, watches up for Hawaii as Category 5 Lane approaches
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hurricane warnings, watches up for Hawaii as Category 5 Lane approaches

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles, forecasters said . Dye said rain associated with the hurricane has started to ...More..

Net Generation makes tennis match happen in outer space
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Net Generation makes tennis match happen in outer space

While space travel and tennis aren't the most obvious pairing what with the lack of gravity and all, the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) just proved that you don't need it when you have ...More..

New European satellite will measure global wind speeds
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

New European satellite will measure global wind speeds

The first wind observation satellite using laser technology, Aeolus carries a single instrument, a Doppler wind lidar called Aladin (Atmospheric LAser Doppler INstrument). Aladin relies on the Doppler effect;...More..

To avoid extinction it's about 'survival of the laziest,' study suggests
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

To avoid extinction it's about 'survival of the laziest,' study suggests

Those that were more widely distributed over the ocean, even while displaying high metabolic rates, have less of an extinction likelihood. The new research showed the link between metabolic and extinction...More..

Early Turtles Had Beaks, but Not Shells
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Early Turtles Had Beaks, but Not Shells

What makes a turtle a turtle? Scottish scientists have been involved in the discovery of a fossilised turtle, which has revealed new details about the evolution of the species. The skeleton not only has a b...More..

Water ice found at the moon's poles, study says
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Water ice found at the moon's poles, study says

It's located at the darkest and coldest parts of the moon's polar regions. Most of it at the southern pole is in lunar craters. Bridenstine, a former U.S. The warmest temperatures in these areas don't go abov...More..