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Abrupt Thaw of Permafrost Beneath Arctic Lakes could Fuel Climate Change

The study , which was published August 15 in the journal Nature Communications , focuses on the carbon released by thawing permafrost beneath thermokarst lake...


WOTUS Now in Effect in 26 States

President Donald Trump delayed implementation of the rule, which had been developed by the Obama administration, when he entered office. "Water is a way of life...


Hurricane Lane expected to pass south of Hawaii

Hurricane Lane has strengthened to a category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds near 140 miles per hour. Lane is moving toward the west near 16 miles per ...


Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

The researchers also found out that this ancient beetle's closest living relative was one such beetle in Australia, which also pollinated cycads. Flowerin...


Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind

It's on course to reach Ireland by Saturday night. Very humid and close with lows of 14 to 17 degrees Celsius. Temperatures across the United Kingdom and Irel...


'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend

It is set to arrive on the United Kingdom in the early hours of Sunday morning, but will only hit certain areas. - As the season's fifth storm spins away from...


2018-2022 Expected To Be Abnormally Hot Years

The research was carried out before the summer heatwaves that sent temperatures in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world soaring this year. "The com...


Perseid Meteor Show Wows Skywatchers with Celestial Fireworks

The next time will be in 2126. "Unlike most meteor showers, which have a short peak of high meteor rates, the Perseids have a very broad peak, as Earth takes ...


India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says

India's space programme, under policies set by its earliest architects, had for decades focused on ground applications of space. The Indian Space Research Or...


Parker Solar Probe Instigates on an Epic Journey to Touch the Sun

The Probe, a robotic spacecraft the size of a small auto, was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, for its planned seven-year mission. The initially sched...


Subtropical storm Ernesto becomes better organized over the Atlantic

However, some slightly drier air is also moving in and reducing the number of storms that will form, so the rain chance will be slightly below the average. You ...


On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

On how the agency plans to increase the capacity of the vehicle to carry almost 10 tonnes of payload while managing to reduce the take offload, vibration, accel...


NASA's Ambitious Mission To 'Touch The Sun' Launches From Cape Canaveral

Parker Solar Probe will set its sights on the corona to solve long-standing, foundational mysteries of Sun, the US-based space agency said. Roughly the size...


Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide

In this Monday Aug. 6, 2018 photo, Alex Kuizon covers his face as he stands near dead fish at a boat ramp in Bradenton Beach, Fla. The counties with health an...


'Touch the sun': Nasa spacecraft hurtles towards our star

The craft will be protected from the heat of the sun by a revolutionary new heat shield. Now 91, Professor Parker of the University of Chicago, the first livi...


Perseids 2018: Where And How To Watch The Dazzling Meteor Shower

No doubt some of you witnessed the stunning natural display caused by the Perseid meteor shower last night . Meteor showers are a great opportunity for time-la...


Teeth Belonging to Prehistoric Mega-Shark Uncovered in Australia

Though people have found single shark teeth belonging to the megatoothed shark before, Mullaly's find was the first time a set had been discovered in Australia...


NASA launches historic mission to 'touch sun'

The probe is created to plunge into the Sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, during a seven-year mission. Through this mission, NASA is hoping to solve deca...


NASA shifts launch of spacecraft to the Sun

NASA's car-sized robe was scheduled to launch on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida during a 65-minute launch window. Thousands of spectator...


'Awesome' Perseid meteor shower coming next week to a sky near you

A fireball is a very bright meteor, at least as bright as the planets Jupiter or Venus. During the shower, you can expect to see around 70 meteors per hour, bre...


Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th

The partial eclipse will be visible from 1:32 pm to 5:02 pm (IST) on Saturday. While, it will end at 04:21 pm PST, a private news channel reported. After July...


Brad's Astro Extra: Best way to watch the Perseid meteor shower

Look for the meteors originating out of the north, though they can appear from anywhere. Even if you find ideal urban viewing conditions, there are a lot of o...


Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'

NASA is close to launching a spacecraft on a voyage to the sun that will give scientists their closest-ever view of the star. The car-sized probe, which will...


Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

This month, our skies will be lit up with yet another celestial spectacle: the Perseid meteor shower , the shower NASA calls the 'best of the year' . So if ...


Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan gets first treatment

Researchers spotted the 20-year-old whale and the calf off of Washington's Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday, the station says. A mourning mother whale continues...


Tropical storm warning dropped as Hector passes south of Big Isle

The center of the Category 3 storm was about 325 miles south of Honolulu and 730 miles east of Johnston Island. John, which absorbed a tropical storm called I...


Whole state gripped by 'one of worst droughts'

Farmers are having to decide whether to continue the expensive and laborious task of hand-feeding cattle and sheep or sell their livestock. Less than 10mm of ...


Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

If you're planning on watching the Perseid meteor shower , bear in mind that it will take at least 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. Bill Cook...


Earth At Risk Of 'Hothouse' Climate

And that "could be only decades ahead", they said. These tipping points can lead to abrupt change, falling like a "row of dominoes" according to the report's...


Don't miss the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

In the days leading up to, and after, the peak of the meteor shower, many shooting stars will already be visible. No matter the time of night, on the nights of ...