Sci-tech

Water exists on moon's surface, NASA confirms

According to scientists, the number and distribution of water ice on the surface of the satellite is markedly different from other objects in the Solar system. ...


How Duncan Hunter and his wife are accused of spending the money

Hunter, 41, (pictured with Trump and his father, also named Duncan Hunter ) an early supporter of President Donald Trump , won a fifth term in 2016 represen...


‘Survival Of The Laziest’ May Be Key To Evolution, Study Suggests

They found that higher metabolic rates were more likely to lead to extinction . "In much the same as a company with minimal overheads is more able to w...


Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind's cousins

The woman may have been just a teenager when she died more than 50,000 years ago, too young to have left much of a mark on her world. It turns out, surprising...


Prehistoric turtle lacked a shell, but had a beak

The new species is said to fit the evolutionary image scientists have had for years with near perfection. Other studies have suggested that lizards and snakes a...


'Keeper of winds' to improve weather forecasts

The satellite "will probe the lowermost 30 kilometres of the atmosphere in measuring winds around the Earth", Arianespace said. The new mission is also Ari...


Hurricane Lane Bears Down on Hawaii

This time, residents who survived Iniki said they're taking Lane seriously, because although it's rare, they know what a hurricane can do to Hawaii. Hawai...


This is how to crash and burn a NASA internship

During his 17-year career at NASA from 1981 to 1998, Hickman worked as an aerospace engineer and trained NASA astronauts. But Naomi clearly had no idea wh...


NASA has found ice on the moon

The ice is concentrated at the darkest and coldest locations, in the shadows of craters . Scientists have previously identified evidence of water ice on th...


Bernier declares he's leaving federal Conservative party

As the Conservative policy convention was getting underway Thursday in Halifax, Scheer portrayed Bernier's dramatic decision to leave the Conservative party as ...


President Trump issues disaster declaration ahead of Hurricane Lane

President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for Hawaii and ordered federal authorities to help supplement state and local responses, the White Hous...


Now, Arctic's oldest and strongest ice starts to melt

The breaking sea ice is a result of a climate-change-driven heatwave that caused abnormal spikes in temperatures both this month and in February 2018. "Open w...


Hawaii feels the effects of approaching Hurricane Lane

In a statement announcing Trump's approval, Gov. David Ige said Hawaii had submitted the request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to help with the ...


Sky surprise: These ethereal Northern lights are no aurora

Scientists from the US and Canada have found that a rare atmospheric phenomenon, known who discovered it by Amateur researchers "Steve", is not the Aurora, de...


The Trump Administration's Revised Clean Power Plan Will Make Pollution Worse

The Obama-era rule, dubbed the Clean Power Plan , has never taken effect because the Supreme Court stayed it after more than two dozen Republican attorneys gen...


Do you flush your contact lenses? Here’s why you should stop

New research suggests that millions of contact lenses may be ending up in USA water supplies each year, potentially contributing to ocean pollution. Contact l...


Hawaii residents hunker down as Hurricane Lane approaches

A hurricane warning has been issued for the Big Island, including Hilo, and hurricane watches are in place for Maui and Oahu , including Honolulu. On Twitter...


STEVE is Not an Aurora at All

To photographers and star-gazers in northern climes, Steve has been a familiar night phenomenon for decades. It turned out that scientists were unable to expl...


Hurricane Lane Strengthens To Category Five, Updated Closures

Roofs and walls will collapse. The winds will knock down trees and power poles. Damaging tropical-storm-force winds on the Big Island could start as early a...


Manafort trial: Ex-Trump campaign manager found guilty of fraud

The trial of Manafort, a veteran Republican operative, is the first stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 ...


Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches

But Hurricane Lane looks poised to bring much more significant impacts to the state, as the forecast puts the storm very close to the islands, with a direct lan...


EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

It would set pollution guidelines based on assumptions about what improvements could be eked out through efficiency upgrades at the facilities, then give states...


Liberal leadership 'shockwaves' put pressure on Malcolm Turnbull

Treasurer Scott Morrison will act as home affairs minister. Dutton supporters say the former police drug squad detective could have amassed enough support to ...


Australia's Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge

The leadership instability continues a pattern in Australian federal politics covering almost a decade, that began with the Labor government replacing Kevin Rud...


As drought bites, Australia ramps up aid to farmers

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be in Forbes on Sunday to also announce retired Major General Stephen Day will be national drought co-ordinator. Th...


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...