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Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections

The US administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act which would roll back protecti...


Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) team made the finding using seismic data or more simply put - sound waves . " This shows that diamond is ...


Pres. Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

The proposal will also prohibit designation of critical habitat for species threatened by climate change, even though in many cases these species are also thr...


Myanmar amber reveals secrets of prehistoric snake

Michael Caldwell , biology professor at the University of Alberta has already co-authored a study for the journal of Science Advances in which the baby snak...


ESO's Very Large Telescope Captures Sharp Images of Neptune | Astronomy

The adaptive optics system of the telescope compensates for the effect of the Earth's atmosphere and allows you to take clear pictures from space without atmo...


All You Need to Know About the Lunar Eclipse of 2018

Completely visible from India, the eclipse is an event that you just can't miss, whether you are an astronomy lover or not. This will be the second total lun...


Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200000 for a flight to space

Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule...


New phase in Earth's history defined as 'Meghalayan Age'

The Meghalayan Age is now the youngest of the three phases, stretching from 4,200 years ago until the present time. The Meghalaya Age is said to be the new...


New bony, spiky species of dinosaur found in Utah

The catch? It lived on the lost continent known as Laramidia. The largely complete skeleton was 76 million years old, about five-metres long, had four legs, s...


Ten additional moons fouund orbiting around Jupiter

Lead researcher Scott S. Sheppard from Carnegie Institution for Science said. Not yet, anyway. "Right now the only definition of a moon is something that or...


‘Quadrillion tons’ of diamonds located 160km below Earth’s surface, researchers say

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ), Harvard, the Carnegie Institution of Washington and several other universities used seismi...


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. After launch, the capsule separated from ...


Google Doodle honours Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre’s Big Bang theory

Lemaitre gave his lecture and theory , Albert Einstein stood up and said: "this is the most attractive and satisfying explanation of the universe that I have...


Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

Sheppard's team found the moons while searching for Planet Nine , a distant, undiscovered planet thought to be altering the paths of objects in our solar syste...


Heat warning for Kelowna and Penticton

To have heat warnings and other weather alerts delivered right to your phone, download CTV's free Weather Watch app . Environment Canada has issued a h...


Trump Says He Told Putin That Election Interference Won't Be Tolerated

The allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election overshadowed the summit between Putin and Trump. The president sparked outrage when ...


Adidas Pledges To Only Use Recycled Plastic By 2024

This move will have an impact on their manufacturing of everything from shoes to sports bras and everything in between. Shoe and apparel manufacturer Adidas ...


Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Aces Important Test

Blue Origin, the aerospace company backed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos , completed a test Wednesday of a new motor during a blastoff from its launchpad in west T...


In Scotland to build a giant spaceport

The government said it will invest 2.5 million pounds (3.3 million dollars) in a vertical launch spaceport for rockets and satellites in Scotland's sparsley pop...


Ten new Jupiter moons discovered, including a 'wrong-way driver'

It's easy to understand why these 12 new additions had been missed so far. Maybe 100 or more of the really small ones. Using the Blanco four-metre telescope a...


Jupiter has a dozen new moons, including one 'oddball'

A team led by astronomer Scott Sheppard out of the Carnegie Institution for Science discovered the moons in 2017 using one of the most powerful digital ca...


Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

They take about two years to orbit Jupiter, which is the largest planet in the solar system. Several other telescopes also confirmed those observations. But the...


8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation

As a first step, the Ministry of Tourism ordered the suspension of the transport of perisodactyl mammals, listed as critically endangered. According to WWF, b...


NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars

The probe development and launch would cost the U.S. space agency about $2.2 billion, making it cheaper than the ongoing Mars Curiosity Rover, for example. Th...


Teen landscaper badly burned by hogweed plant

After clearing vegetation for a landscape project earlier this week, Childress felt intense burns he assumed were caused by sunburns from the previous day. The ...


Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch for Toronto

To beat the heat, Environment Canada is recommending Calgarians consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day, spend time in cool indoor...


Near the Earth discovered a rare double asteroid

When scientists discovered the asteroid 2017 YE5, they first thought they'd found an ordinary NEO (near-Earth object) that passed within 16 lunar distances on...


South Africa unveils telescope to uncover Galaxy's secrets

Lying behind the constellation Sagittarius (also known as "the teapot")‚ it is always obscured by gas and dust‚ making it "invisible from Earth using ordinary t...


Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17

Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, activated the detonator for the demolition. In all, it hosted 325 launches. The Delta II program launch...


Astronomers Trace Origin of Ghost Particle for the Very First Time

Scientists detailed their discovery in a pair of paper , both published this week in the journal Science . "It's the beginning of a new channel in astronomy"...


Some in disabled community upset over Starbucks' plastic straw ban

On July 9, Starbucks announced that it would phase out single-use plastic straws in all of its 28,000 global locations by 2020, instead making use of recyclab...


Solar Eclipse July 13: what not to do in any case

Solar Eclipse comes with three phases-firstly, the moon blocks the sun and then the maximum extent of the eclipse occurs. Unfortunately for nearly everyone o...


Greenland village watches looming iceberg

As mentioned by an expert from the Danish Meteorological Institute, satellite data reveals that the iceberg spans about 650 feet in width and shows exposed ice ...


Elusive 'ghost particle' is trapped in giant ice cube

Completed in 2010, the observatory has been waiting for subtle signs of neutrino reactions in the Antarctic ice. They used the IceCube observatory for det...


Solar eclipse is due for second round this year

The maximum eclipse will occur at 1.51 am and the total eclipse ends at 2.43 pm. This rare celestial event will be visible across Europe, Africa Asia, Austra...


NASA launches SpaceX resupply mission to space station

The space station has relied on Russian's Soyuz spacecraft to shuttle its crew to the ISS, leaving a potential gap between when that contract ends and the two...


Icelanders accused of killing rare blue whale

An image taken by a conservation group shows an Icelandic company processing a killed whale. Experts believe the whale could be a blue whale-fin whale hybrid....


Strange 'Equal Mass' Binary Asteroid Found Near Earth

Asteroid 2017 YE5 is remarkable (some would say downright weird) for several reasons. Not only that: The scientists also discovered that every 20 to 24 hours,...


Jaguar escapes from zoo, goes on animal killing spree

Around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday morning, a male jaguar went rogue from his habitat and began making his way around the zoo's enclosures. No humans were injured, bu...


Ireland to divest from fossil fuels

Earlier this year, New York City announced its plans to divest its reported $189 billion public pension funds from fossil fuels over the next five years...


Israel to launch its first spacecraft to the moon

If successful, SpaceIL's $95 million project, funded largely by billionaire Morris Kahn, will become the first private enterprise endeavor to match the Moon e...


8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

Save the Rhinos estimates there are fewer than 5,500 black rhinos in the world, all of them in Africa, while Kenya's black rhino population stands at 750, accor...


Icelandic whalers accused of killing rare blue whale

However, the company does not have any legal authority to kill endangered blue whales, even within Iceland , Sea Shepherd said. "At present, Icelandic auth...


Time machine throne speech transports province to the '90s: Opposition

Megan Houston, a mother of three - aged two, four and 21 - said it will affect how she talks to her younger children about sex, mental health and other subjects...


By 2019 Israeli spacecraft is setting a target for landing on moon

It will be launched via a rocket from American entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX firm and its mission will include research on the moon's magnetic field. The proj...


Chris Weakens to Tropical Storm, Island Braces for Heavy Rain Tonight

Chris strengthened from a tropical storm into a hurricane on Tuesday. Hurricane storm-force winds extended up to 25 miles from the center of the storm and t...


Israel to launch a mission spacecraft to the Moon

The event was also attended by Israeli billionaire philanthropist and SpaceIL president Morris Kahn, who donated some $27 million to the project. The spacec...


Kavanaugh's women law clerks hail Court pick as 'advocate'

White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for play...


Thiessen: Democrats should hope for GOP unity on Kavanaugh

This scenario is awful for those vulnerable Senate Democrats, who must either vote against the nominee in states where voters are likely to view Kavanaugh and...


See a Giant Iceberg Fall Into the Sea

The video shows a range of different iceberg formation styles captured during the calving event which began on June 22 at 11:30 p.m. local time and took place...