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Ocean waves in Antarctica can trigger ice shelf collapse

Antarctica was losing around 49 billion tons of ice a year in the mid-1990s, which went up to an average 219 billion tons a year between 2012 and 2017, the stud...


Antarctica Loses Trillions of Tons of Ice Since 1992, Report Reveals

An global team of researchers, including scientists from NASA and ESA ( European Space Agency ), published their findings in the journal Nature Wednesday . ...


Gigantic Mars dust storm threatens Nasa's Opportunity rover

The rover "has made a number of discoveries about the Red Planet including dramatic evidence that long ago at least one area of Mars stayed wet for an extende...


Satellite images reveal what Russia's World Cup stadiums look like from space

That's just one of 12 stadiums that teams from 32 countries will be playing at during the World Cup . Because it is co-hosting with two other countries, it i...


Huge Dust Storm Strikes NASA’s Opportunity Rover

As the rover team prepared the contingency plan to deal with the situation, the storm grew more intense than expected. The storm, which is much worse than ori...


French farmers to stage refinery blockade to protest palm oil imports

Responding to a call by the National Federation of Agricultural Producers Unions and Young Farmers , the workers began yesterday the actions they will carry ou...


Astronomers spot a trio of Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant star

The scientists found that the host star is about 600 light years away from Earth and the planet goes around the star in 19.5 days. "With this discovery India ...


"What Are These 'Building Blocks' of Life" They Found on Mars?

May 11, 2018. Humayan is a professor of geochemistry at Florida State Univeristy and on staff at the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory...


Technologies may reduce cost of carbon uptake from atmosphere

The process is electricity-intensive, and the steep decline in wind and solar energy is as critical to the company's business model as the success in driving do...


Does Ferrari know where Montreal is?

Certainly all the ingredients are in place for another thrilling Sunday afternoon as Hamilton, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Ricciardo bring their battle t...


Scientists discover 'oldest footprints on Earth' in southern China

Created before the Cambrian Explosion-a sudden burst in animal diversity that took place about 541 million years ago-scientists think these are the oldest track...


Hurricanes are traveling more slowly - which makes them even more unsafe

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Aletta, which had become a tropical storm late Wednesday, was centered about 455 miles west-southwest of Manzanillo, M...


NASA CubeSats Steer Towards Mars

On May 20, a technique called "feed extended drilling" allowed Curiosity to drill its first rock sample since October 2016; on May 31, an additional technique...


Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

The trio of astronauts were successfully launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:12 a.m. ET Wednesday, 5:12 p.m. local time. Even as...


Sudarsan's 'Beat Plastic Pollution' turtle center of attraction on World Environment Day

Despite having only a handful of resources, Sepa is doing its utmost to combat environmental issues, he said, elaborating that more needs to be done for the pro...


Mars Rover Curiosity has found organic molecules, methane on Mars

The significance of the finding, however, is that the results show organic matter can be preserved in Mars surface sediments. While these findings are not n...


Asteroid Discovered Saturday Disintegrates Hours Later Over Southern Africa

The International Astronomical Union confirmed the rock entered the Earth's atmosphere on June 2 and was named Asteroid 2018 LA and was estimated at bet...


Small Asteroid Hits Earth Hours After Being Spotted By Astronomers

Asteroid trackers at NASA and elsewhere quickly determined the rock - about 6 feet across - was too small to pose any danger. 'This was a much smaller obje...


PR Newswire - NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Safely Return to Earth from Space Station

There they will undergo a longer medical exam and then be flown either to Moscow or Houston. News agency Tass reported that it was to be used in the opening gam...


Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags

An autopsy found about 8 kilograms of plastic waste in the whale's stomach, including dozens of plastic bags. "This plastic rubbish made the whale sick and un...


BC judge expands pipeline injunction as protesters use 'calculated' defiance

British Columbians appear to oppose the federal government's purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline but believe it will now be built, according to a new stud...


Pluto Landscape Has Frozen Methane Dunes Like Earth Characteristics

The new findings from scientists working on NASA's New Horizons mission and ESA's Rosetta spacecraft are another twist in the tale of this distant body, onc...


Pilot Whale With 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach Dies In Thailand

The whale's death comes as dozens of cities and companies worldwide are moving to crack down on plastic pollution by banning the use of non-reusable plastic con...


SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

EDT. SpaceX later tweeted "Successful deployment of SES-12 to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed". SES was the first company to fly a spacecraft on a ...


Trump directs 'instant motion' to stop coal, nuclear energy vegetation from closing

Perry confirmed during congressional testimony last month that DOE was weighing its options for aiding coal and nuclear plants for national security purposes, i...


Trump administration floats plan to save coal plants

The directive comes as the Trump administration considers a plan to order grid operators to buy electricity from coal and nuclear plants to keep them open. "We ...


Pluto Has Dunes, but They're Not Made of Sand

Scientists used models to determine that the sand-sized grains of solid methane ice were shaped into dunes by winds on Pluto . Those images showed that on th...


Scientists identify world's oldest lizard fossil

Paleontologists assumed that the first reptiles appeared 180 million years ago, but scientists have examined fossils of megaceryle 240 million years old and fou...


Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit

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 ...


Europe to ban straws, cutlery and other common throwaway plastics

EU Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans who is responsible for sustainable development said plastic waste was "a big problem" as it "ends up in our ai...


EU proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics

European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen said the proposal was good for Europe. "It is a sign that re is much more to be done in Commission", he said i...


Federal government spending $4.5B to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, BC terminal

On Tuesday, the federal government announced that it had agreed to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billio...


Alberto downgraded to tropical depression; 10 pm advisory

Forecasters are warning residents in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama of life-threatening surfing conditions and possible tornadoes. It was expected...


U.S. astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86

An official statement has been released by his family members and NASA official about his sudden demise at the age of 86. The Apollo 12 mission started wi...


Alberta refuses to sign western premiers' agreement amid Trans Mountain pipeline spat

The NDP filed a reference case in at the B.C. Court of Appeal last month to determine if it has jurisdiction to regulate heavy oil shipments. The Government o...


Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

It is not organized enough yet to be a tropical storm, and is considered subtropical. Landfall is most likely in the Florida Panhandle, maybe before sunrise n...


Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto churns toward Florida

The Florida Keys and south Florida are forecast to receive 3 to 6 inches of additional rain while the rest of the state is expected to experience 1 to 4 inche...


Alabama, Mississippi activate National Guard ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

While the bulk of the rain is expected later in the evening, isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible after 11 a.m. Sunday for the Myrtle Beach area, a...


Some US States Prepare For Subtropical Storm Alberto

Tropical Storm Warnings continue for almost the entire Gulf Coast of Florida, and a Storm Surge Watch continues for coastal regions from the Nature Coast to...


Higher Levels of Carbon Dioxide Make Rice Less Nutritious

In the current study , researchers in Japan and China grew and analysed 18 different varieties of rice in fields and found that protein, iron and zinc levels...


First named storm of season forms

The National Weather Service said a flash flood watch will be in effect fro, Saturday evening until Tuesday evening for southwestern Alabama, southeaste...


Commercial satellites deployed by SpaceX rocket

Sadly for fans of the Falcon 9 party trick of landing fiery-end down, SpaceX does not intend to attempt to recover the rocket for a second time. The deplo...


Tropical update and Memorial Day forecast

Subtropical Storm Alberto was "meandering over the northwestern Caribbean Sea" Friday afternoon, causing risky surf and rip current conditions on the Yucat...


Gun rights, reform groups to meet Texas governor after school shooting

Ten people were killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School earlier that day. He also spoke of a vague idea of mandating parent training to prevent shootin...


Frantic effort to save officer who was run over

Witnesses interviewed by local television stations in the Baltimore area reported seeing a Jeep running over the officer, but police officials said they could...


Nine die as Tuticorin Sterlite Copper protest turns violent

However, the protesters who Mint spoke to over the phone alleged that the residential complex was set on fire by the police and the collector's office was alr...


Pope Francis tells gay abuse survivor 'God made you like that'.

If true, the comment would mark an unprecedented shift from the Roman Catholic Church's teachings, which say that homosexuality is a disorder and should be re...


Apple shares open lower as HomePod fares badly against the competition

The retail giant secured 43.6 percent market share that, while down from a whopping 81.8 percent of the market previous year, easily topped the space. The resea...


Solar-powered iPhone X 'Tesla' made by Caviar costs United States dollars 4500

It will bear the words " Made on Earth by humans ", a reference to the markings on Musk's Tesla Roadster which was sent into space earlier this year attached ...


Steam Link App Now Available On Android In Beta

What technology is the Steam Link app using to stream games to phones? It is possible to play on your Android TV set-top box as well. The Steam Link app...