Sci-tech

Black hole swallows star in epic encounter

Astronomers' interest began in January 2005 when they detected brilliant infrared light from a pair of merging galaxies 150 million light-years from Earth - Ar...


Melting of Antarctica is speeding up, worrying scientists

Scientists involved in the new study said people should be concerned by the findings, but there was still time to take action. Until now, scientists thoug...


United States promises to be very different World Cup host from 1994

Italy beat France in penalties to win their fourth World Cup title. I personally would like to see 1 of 3 teams win. Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa: "It...


Opportunity rover goes dark during Mars dust storm

As Callas said during the call, "We're concerned, but we're hopeful that the storm will clear and the rover will begin to communicate to us". "And so we are". A...


U.S.,Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

In the end it wasn't enough, and Americans fans can look forward to the return of soccer's greatest event in what can only be seen as a massive boost for the ...


Hurricane forecasters watching another wave of storms stirring in the Caribbean

Some additional strengthening is possible today but a slow weakening should begin tomorrow. The NHC alert said: "At 9am MDT (2pm GMT) the eye of Hurricane Bu...


Cosmic Rival? Astronomers Spot Enigmatic System with Three Earth-Size Planets

The name of the host star is EPIC 211945201 or K2-236. Initially, the source was found to be a planetary candidate from NASA K2 (Kepler2) photometry because i...


Canadian Grand Prix: Mercedes delay new engine over ‘quality issues’

If the four times world champion wins again on Sunday he will equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven victories in Montreal . Races for the Canadian Gran...


Hurricanes May Be Getting Slower, Making Them Even More Destructive

In particular, a slowing of circulation as the polar regions warm up faster than equator ought to slow down storm tracks, as well. Local tropical cyclone rainfa...


Astronauts en route to space station after successful launch

Already aboard the space outpost are NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, as well as Oleg Artemyev of Russia's Roscosmos. The ISS crew spent a stagg...


Host Nation India Focuses On 'Beat Plastic Pollution' Theme

Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand Government to enact a plastic pollution strategy, that starts with a comprehensive ban on plastic bags and moves into e...


Mars Rover Curiosity Finds More Clues to the Potential for Life

What they found are organic molecules but not something in a molecular form that is important for life. Organic molecules contain carbon, the chemical element c...


More signs of past - and possibly present - habitability of Mars

While commonly associated with life, organic molecules also can be created by non-biological processes and are not necessarily indicators of life, NASA says. ...


Shocking Stocks: T2 Biosystems, Inc., (NASDAQ: TTOO), Kinder Morgan, Inc., (NYSE: KMI)

Mengis Cap Mgmt reported 0.25% stake. Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on KMI . Kinder Morgan's payout ratio is presently 121.21%. Anti-pi...


Days feel longer? Blame the Moon for moving slowly away from Earth

These variations ultimately determine where sunlight is distributed on Earth, based on the planet's rotation and tilt. It is because Earth's motion is not les...


Counter-order, the Nine Planet does not exist

Some scientists have theorized that a planet about 10 times the size of Earth in the outer solar system is responsible for perturbing the TNOs' orbits. To dat...


Arizona sky watcher spots asteroid on direct path toward Earth

Asteroid trackers at NASA and elsewhere determined the rock to be about 2 metres wide. "The discovery of asteroid 2018 LA is only the third time that an as...


Soyuz space capsule brings ISS crew back after five month mission

After landing, Shkaplerov ate from a bowl of grapes and said he was feeling well and happy to be back on Earth. Tingle came out next, to whoops and cheers, fo...


Pilot whale died after eating plastic bags

According to the BBC , the whale vomited up five plastic bags as conservationists tried unsuccessfully to save the whale on Friday. According to NBC News, t...


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

The initial launch was scheduled for last Friday but was canceled for more testing. SpaceX launched a communications satellite early Monday morning. SpaceX wo...


Trump's Coal, Nuke Push Pegged to Security Threats to Gas Pipes

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep at-risk coal and nuclear plants running, the Whit...


‘Surprising’ methane dunes found on Pluto

But there was something else that piqued Radebaugh's interest. These dunes may have similar shapes, but are produced by slightly different processes, depending ...


Trump readies new plan to aid coal and nuclear power

But a draft memo circulated earlier this week indicates the administration might order electric grid operators to buy their energy from struggling coal and nu...


Methane dunes at Pluto's heart | Research

Within these highly detailed images , researchers noticed what looked to be an extensive system of odd dunes stretching 75 miles along the boundary of Pluto's ...


'Mother of All Lizards' Slithered Around Italy 240M Years Ago

Its new home? At the beginning of the squamate branch, single-handedly dragging the timeline for lizards back 75 million years. Scans of the fossilised skelet...


Storms causing flash flooding concerns for DC area

Authorities say conditions are especially risky with flooding rains coming overnight and on a holiday weekend when people may have outdoor plans. Repeated rou...


Warning as lions, tigers and jaguar loose at German zoo

A bear has been shot just outside of its enclosure, say a spokesman for the zoo. People in Luenebach, in the west of the country, have been warned to stay ins...


US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering

Sustained winds from the season's first named storm had dropped to 45 miles per hour before coming ashore about 4:45 p.m. - down from 65 miles per hour Sunday ...


Five Things: the next steps for getting the Trans Mountain project done

If no new buyer is reached by July 22, Kinder Morgan will present the $4.5 billion offer from Canada to its shareholders for a vote before the end of July. Wh...


Trans Mountain pipeline will have 'Crown immunity': Notley

The minister added that the federal government didn't intend to own the project long term. Alberta's premier says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion "has m...