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Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season

Chris, the third storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, was named Sunday morning as it gained strength off the coast of the Carolinas. The next hurrican...


Tropical depression forms over central Atlantic

A hurricane watch is in effect for Dominica and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. "By Tuesday...


Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

Sunscreens containing chemical substances harmful to coral reefs will be banned in the USA state of Hawaii from 2021, U.S. local media reported Wednesday. Lim a...


Embryo breakthrough 'could save northern white rhino'

The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan , is survived by just two females - his daughter Najin and granddaughter Fatu. Earlier this year , the rat...


Canada is investigating U.S. Border Patrol's maritime immigration checks

A former American diplomat to Canada says the episodes late last month underscore the need for the two countries to settle their quarrel over the so-called "gre...


Poachers eaten by lions on South Africa game reserve

Poachers were believed to have accessed the reserve Sunday night or early Monday morning. A police spokesperson confirmed the deaths and said the items tha...


First Confirmed Picture Of The Newly Born Planet

A team led by astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany , used the VLT's Planet-spotting sphere instrument to loca...


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

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will tint the moon a deep red July 27 in both Central Asia and Eastern Africa. A solar eclipse or Surya Grahan w...


Greenpeace activists fly ‘Superman’ drone in to French nuclear site

Greenpeace said the spent-fuel buildings have not been created to withstand outside attacks and are the most vulnerable part of French nuclear plants. EDF said ...


Death of a genius: Professor Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

There was also his income as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, where according to the Times Higher Education professors earn about £1...


Enbridge on track to put new Line 3 into service next year

Pipeline bottlenecks have steepened a price discount for Western Canadian heavy crude this year. Enbridge convinced the commission that replacing the 1960s-e...


Trump plans to announce Supreme Court pick July 9

She suggested she would contact Mr. Trump's assistant, but then made a decision to try to transmit the call "through signal", a reference to the White House ...


'Floating Brain' Headed to ISS on SpaceX Cargo Run

ET, the spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station situated in Florida; it was launched by one of the Falcon 9 series of rockets develope...


Cleveland pool hours to be extended if heat wave hits

A unsafe heat wave will have more than half of the country sweltering over the Fourth of July holiday. All in all, it's likely we don't get relief from this ...


Supreme Court justice's retirement is a gift for Donald Trump

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was typically blunt, declaring within minutes of the news that abortion would be outlawed in almost half the USA within 18 mo...


More delay, cost for NASA’s next-generation space telescope

NASA announced Wednesday that the James Webb Space Telescope will now fly no earlier than 2021. The delay means the observatory's overall cost is now expecte...


Focus on coming Supreme Court nomination turns to Murkowski, Collins

The president also spoke to " more than a dozen" other senators by phone on Thursday, Sanders said. About a week before the presidential address, Ivanka Tr...


The coldest place on Earth is even chillier than scientists thought

The dataset was the same one that produced the previous record-low temperatures for 2013, but has since been updated to account for more up-to-date measuremen...


Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century Occurs July 27

This was visible mostly in the USA and Canada, and only involved a full moon, which was the first of 2018. Meanwhile, only parts of South America will get to wi...


Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled

About 100,000 gallons had been hemmed off using booms out of the estimated 230,000 gallons spilled, BNSF said in a statement on Saturday. Rail cars carrying...


Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution

Oxford City Council was named as the number one local authority in the United Kingdom for tackling air pollution by Government Business and ClientEarth named th...


US stepping up Earth’s protection from asteroids, comets

The plan is called the "National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan" and will focus on how the USA government will handle objects from spac...


World's Oldest Sumatran Orangutan Dies Aged 62

Her great-grandson Nyaru was the latest individual to be released into the wild. Puan's 54 descendants have spread across the globe, inhabiting zoos in Europe...


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...