Sci-tech

Human Activity Partly Responsible For Wobble Detected As Planet Earth Spins

At first, only one of the major influences was recorded that is glacial rebound, however, the recent paper has suggested that there are at least two more reason...


Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames

The last sighting in United Kingdom waters was in 2015 when they were spotted off northeastern England near the Northumberland coastline, but they left shortly ...


Jeff Bezos's Space Exploration Project Lands Big Rocket Partnership

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colora...


Japan's ispace selects SpaceX for first two lunar missions

The announcement came today from ispace , the corporate heir to the Google Lunar X Prize's Team Hakuto. On reaching space in SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket , I...


Hayabusa2 rovers start exploring asteroid Ryugu

One week ago, the craft successfully dropped a small capsule with two rovers onto its surface. Weak gravity on the asteroid makes it hard for the rovers to ro...


NASA spots still-silent Opportunity rover on Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has been photographed on Mars after enduring a global dust storm that has silenced its signal. NASA now sends a command multiple ti...


Astronomers Identify Four Star Systems That May Have Been Oumuamua's Original Home

Now, using the data gathered from a European spacecraft, a team of global scientists has identified four dwarf stars as the home of the interstellar cigar-shape...


Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

Some residents have no idea when they will return home . Also contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Jeffrey Collins in Columbia, South Ca...


Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus

A slow-mo replay of the incident shows the seal break through the waves before discarding its ocean snack in a single flip - perfectly clocking Mr Masuda's mate...


Kirk intensifies back into a Tropical Storm

The storm is now 400 miles east of Barbados moving west at 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It could regain sub-tropical storm status later th...


Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

Florence has killed at least 35 people and left entire towns in North Carolina flooded with muddy, fetid water. Florence hit as a Category 1 with 90 miles per...


Did a mathematician really solve a million-dollar math problem?

So far, mathematicians have checked over 10,000,000,000,000 prime numbers and they all have been consistent with the equation, but still, there is no defini...


Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon

Another named storm, Leslie, was downgraded to a non-tropical storm Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have been measured close to 45mph, with higher gusts. "...


Yellowstone grizzlies safe from hunting as judge returns them to protected list

Yesterday, in a landmark ruling , U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen restored federal protections to Yellowstone grizzly bears. The move means th...


'Love Corbyn, hate Brexit': British Labour party faces Brexit split

The government has issued a fresh warning that lorries could stack up on both sides the channel causing gridlock at ports in the event that there is no Brexit ...


Beluga whale spotted swimming in the Thames

A rare beluga whale reported to be swimming in the Thames could be "in trouble", conservationists have warned. The British Divers Marine Life Rescue, which he...


Firefighters hose off dead fish from highway in North Carolina

So much water is coming that it is backing up other rivers that aren't even flooding. A North Carolina animal rescuer is facing criminal charges for allegedly...


Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the Ottawa Tornado

Around 60 buildings were reportedly affected in the Dunrobin area, a small community in the city of Ottawa which sustained the most serious damage. "We're l...


Japan successfully lands rovers on asteroid Ryugu

Now, the first images have arrived back from the space rock, showing their drop from satellite Hayabusa2 which had been travelling to the asteroid for three and...


Hayabusa 2 rovers land successfully on asteroid Ryugu:The Asahi Shimbun

In fact, one of the initial images sent home by the hoppers is awfully blurry, since the robot snapped it while still on the go. The two tiny rovers, designat...


Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic

Widespread strong thunderstorms with heavy rain will develop in much of the Mississippi River and OH valleys, eventually spreading into parts of the mid-Atlanti...


Hurricane Florence: Floods breach dam and may spill toxic ash into river

She said the company can not rule out that ash may be escaping and flowing into the river. Water has filled the 1971 basin and the company said it believes as...


Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

Later in the mission, scheduled for the end of October, the spacecraft itself will land on the asteroid after blowing a small crater in it using explosives, s...


Damaging Winds Expected by Afternoon

The forecast is calling for high winds across a large area of Southern Ontario, with special statements and wind warnings stretching from Windsor to the Quebe...


Million Chickens Drown In Flooding From Florence

They're talking about it all over the world", Trump said . As Florence was bearing down on the Carolinas last week, Trump reignited the controversy over his ...


Tornadoes in North Carolina as death toll rises to 20

The utility said it could not rule out the possibility that coal ash from a dump adjacent to the plant, which formerly burned coal, might be flowing into the ...


Greek town covered in spider webs

Maria Chatzaki, a biology professor at Greece's Democritus University of Thrace, says the creepy-crawlies appear to belong to the genus Tetragnatha , commonly ...


Greek town buried under spider webs

Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider creations with his camera. Reuters reports that giant spiderwebs r...


Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Eastern Atlantic Ocean

In a 5 p.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was 430 miles (690 kilometers) south of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving west-northwest at 15 mph (24 ...


The TESS satellite is sent to Earth the first space

TESS will spend a year or so on the southern hemisphere and then work its way to the northern hemisphere, collecting an enormous amount of data and relaying it ...