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First confirmed image of newborn planet caught with ESO’s VLT

The image was captured by SPHERE , a planet-hunting instrument attached to the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile's Atacama De...


Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse To Be Seen In India On July 27

A lunar eclipse , often called a " blood moon ", is rare because it requires a ideal alignment of the Earth, moon and the sun. This eclipse will last one hour...


Greenpeace 'wanted to show nuclear vulnerability'

A Superman drone remotely controlled by Greenpeace activists crashes into a spent fuel storage building at a nuclear power plant in Bugey, France. "This actio...


NASA’s Dawn probe snaps close-ups of Ceres’ formerly mysterious white spots

This allowed the Dawn craft the flawless view over the 57-mile-wide (92 km) Occator Crater - the site of the famous bright spots. The spacecraft was launched...


NASA set to test quiet supersonic flights

The tests aim to see how well the public manages to notice softer sounds , unlike the usual ones generated by supersonic flights, which produce shockwaves that...


Kentucky Native Confronts EPA Chief In DC Restaurant

The clip shows her walking up to a smiling Pruitt and an unidentified man as she holds her 2-year-old son and reads from notes. "This is my son". "He's litera...


Six die in Montreal as heat wave grips eastern Canada

In Montreal alone, six heat-related deaths occurred over the weekend, most of whom impacting people living alone, according to CNN . Sudbury has been under a...


Pollution plays significant role in diabetes

Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The findings suggest that reducing air pollution may also help curb cases of diabetes in ...


Newborn planet pictured for first time

The image was captured by the Sphere instrument of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope . In this image of a star known as PDS 70, a ne...


The financial disclosures for possible Supreme Court nominees

The other top potential nominees are said to be Thomas Hardiman, who serves on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ra...


Longest lunar eclipse of the century happening in July

Not only was it an eclipse, but it became a Super Blue Blood Moon because it synced up with a supermoon, which is a moon that appears extra big and bright, an...


Trump to move quickly on Supreme Court nominee

They include judges Amy Coney Barrett, 46, the most talked-about woman on the list; Thomas Hardiman, 52, the runner-up to Gorsuch past year; Raymond Kethledge...


Start planning now for longest lunar eclipse of the century

CLEVELAND- The longest lunar eclipse of the century happens later this month, but you'll need to start making travel plans if you want to see it. Why red, y...


Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies Aged 76

Hawking's death is not only a loss to his family, but also people around the world who have been inspired by him. Chief Executive and Director of the London-b...


Takeaways from a momentous Supreme Court term

The president has already said he intends to install a conservative justice in his place. When asked about the effect his presidency has already had on the nati...


Third straight day of heat advisories for central Alabama

After a clear, warm, and muggy night last night, today will be even warmer and more humid than it was yesterday. Winds will be light out of the south southwest ...


Artificial intelligence robot launched to ISS from US

The coverage of the NASA launch will start on NASA TV at 5:15 ET, while coverage of SpaceX will start from Liftoff about 20 minutes ago. The thin line betwe...


Trump narrows Supreme Court list, to name nominee July 9

Trump said during an Air Force One flight to New Jersey where he'll spend the weekend at one of his golf clubs. Check out how cartoonists saw these events. In...


Trump considering two women for Supreme Court

Trump was asked Friday if he plans to ask potential nominees their views on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade . Murkowski already had one suggestion for the ad...


Isro’s Quest To Find A Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Fuel On The Moon

The isotope, abundant on the moon , could theoretically meet global energy demands for three to five centuries. Indian Space Research Organization the presti...


Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says

Wade abortion rights decision. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he would not try to block Trump's nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy , who on Wednesday ...


Battle Over Trump SCOTUS Nominee Could Break Bank

Sen. A spotlight quickly focused on two Republican senators Thursday in the fight-to-come over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination - Susan Col...


Saturn moon could support life, Cassini spacecraft findings show

This discovery has excited the nerves of NASA scientists to prepare for another mission to Enceladus. Such large molecules can only be created by complex chem...


Strawberry Moon and Saturn to put on dazzling display this week

This hue is typical of June full moons because they rise so low in the sky, which allows the light to be filtered by the atmosphere such that the orange and red...


Asteroid Ryugu: Japan's Hayabusa2 Photographs Dice-Like Space Rock Like Never Before

In photos released by JAXA, the Japanese space agency, it appears more cube-shaped than round. After a year and a half long stay of collecting and analyzing...


Blood moon is coming

On Jan 31 this year, a lunar eclipse , blue moon and a super moon occurred simultaneously. According to these Christian ministers, the tetrad of the blood m...


Trump's next Supreme Court justice appointment will cement legacy: Sean Spicer

Before that, Kennedy wrote the controlling opinion in 1992 in Planned Parenthood v. Casey to reaffirm the right to have an abortion and that laws prohibi...


Strawberry Moon 2018: Will June’s full moon affect your sleep?

The reddish glow that appears on the moon during the eclipse, due to the way the Earth's atmosphere scatters light, gives it the name " blood moon ". The Book...


Strawberry Moon: Everything You Need to Know About June's Rose Moon

It will rise in the east around sunset and slowly make its way across the sky before setting in the west around sunrise. If you can organize a camping trip, go ...


NASA unveils stunning ‘blue dune’ image seen on Mars

However, Curiosity , the other Martian rover of NASA , is nuclear powered and not affected by the dust storm. NASA's 15-year-old Opportunity rover has had...


Major oil spill spreads across Iowa floodwaters, forcing evacuations after train derails

The BNSF Railway Company has not revealed how much oil the tankers were carrying, and said it doesn't know how much oil has leaked, but that a clean-up is u...


SpaceX's Rocket Wins Certification, $130M Contract

ULA - a joint venture between legacy firms Boeing and Lockheed Martin - is the only other company eligible to conduct certain military launches that relate ...


Birmingham pressing ahead with Clean Air Zone plans

The British Heart Foundation's (BHF) research has shed light on how health-harmful pollutants such as particulate matter can cause damage to people's cardiovasc...


New Mexico scientist waits for Mars rover to awaken after dust storm

Two images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity rover show a change in the color of light on the Martian surface since a dust storm engulfed Gal...


Energy Union: deals on efficiency targets and governance

The final deal includes a clause allowing for the bloc to revise up climate goals in 2023. According to the Commission, this regulation will ensure that the o...


Volvo sets target for recycled material use in vehicles

It is made from recycled nylon, including discarded fishing nets recovered from the bottom of the sea. The carpet, for instance, had fibres made from PET plasti...


Solar System's largest volcanic eruption happened on Mars creating the Medusae Fossae

The new finding could add to scientists' understanding of Mars's interior and its past potential for habitability, according to the study's authors. Later, th...


Trump orders creation of Space Force

In a surprise announcement today at the third meeting of the White House's newly reconvened Space Council, President Donald J. Trump announced his intenti...


Louisiana Homes At Risk Of Chronic Flooding In 30 Years

According to this projection, buyers closing on one of those properties today would have to abandon or rebuild it before they could pay off a standard 30-year m...


World's oldest known Sumatran orangutan dies

Holly Thompson, a primate supervisor at the zoo, said it was hard to end Puan's life on Monday, but noted it was the right and respectful choice. She was awar...


AntarcticA is slowly melting

Though it takes quite a long time to make any key changes happen to that much amount of ice, Antarctica is melting quicker than anyone expected, a recent study ...


Plant that causes third-degree burns, blindness found in Virginia

The sap can cause painful blisters that can form and become "dark and pigmented", and scars that can last up to six years, according to the NYDEC. These plant...


Scientists find rare 99-million-year-old amber fossil of prehistoric frog

The researchers performed a comparative analysis of the ancient frogs, which they dubbed Electrorana limoae , with similar species living today. We know this ...


Trillions of tons of melting ice in Antarctica raising sea levels

The satellites measure the height of the ice sheets and the speed at which they move towards the sea, which allows scientists to deduce the total amount of ice ...


Opportunity rover fights for its life in Martian dust storm

The rover is programmed to intermittently wake-up to check its battery levels but scientist are concerned it may take some time for it to reach a workable cha...


ON Premier-Designate Ford Announces End of Carbon Tax

Eliminating cap and trade will help deliver on a campaign promise to cut gasoline prices by 10 cents per litre, Ford said. According to the Ontario government...


As the scandals mount, conservatives turn on Scott Pruitt

Those comments from Inhofe and Ernst arrived within hours of growing calls among conservative ranks for Pruitt to step down, including criticism from Laura Ingr...


Three 'baby' planets found forming around newborn star

Scientists have found a trio baby planets using a new technique of spotting unusual gas motion around developing stars . Rather than focusing on the dust wi...


NASA Sued Over Vial Of Moon Dust Gifted By Neil Armstrong

A group of scientists came to the conclusion that the warming has resulted in damage to the surface of the wheels of the lunar Rover and boots that reduced refl...


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...