Farewell to the Oldest Sumatran Orangutan in the World!

Holly Thompson, a primate supervisor at the zoo, said it was hard to end Puan's life on Monday, but noted it was the right and respectful choice. "There really aren't words to describe Puan and the impact she has had on not only the breeding progra... More..

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Antarctica lost three trillion tonnes of ice in blink of an eye
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Antarctica lost three trillion tonnes of ice in blink of an eye

West Antarctica experienced the greatest recent change, with ice loss rising from 58.4 billion tons (53 billion metric tons) per year in the 1990s, to 175.3 billion tons (159 billion metric tons) a year since 2...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Plant that causes third-degree burns and blindness spotted in Shenandoah Valley

The giant hogweed plant itself ( Heracleum mantegazzianum ) is technically a biennial or perennial herb in the carrot family. The Giant Hogweed is now listed on the Virginia Invasive Plants Early Detection S...More..

Scientists stumbled upon an ancient frog, frozen in amber
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Scientists stumbled upon an ancient frog, frozen in amber

Dr David Blackburn , study co-author and the associate curator of herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History , said: "It's nearly unheard of to get a fossil frog from this time period that is sm...More..

Antarctica ice melting at alarming rate
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Antarctica ice melting at alarming rate

According to the overwhelming scientific consensus, the planet is warming at a rate accelerated by the greenhouse gases from human activity. Thanks to the satellites that our space agencies have launched, we ca...More..

NASA rover hit by huge Martian dust storm
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

NASA rover hit by huge Martian dust storm

Don Banfield , a senior research associate specializing in planetary sciences at Cornell University, monitors dust storms and atmospheric science on the red planet. Dust storms are common on Mars but these supe...More..

Monster black hole's jet has 125B times more energy than sun
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Monster black hole's jet has 125B times more energy than sun

The gravitational pull of super massive black holes is so strong that not even light can escape, giving them their name. Some of that material becomes a jet, ejecting particles from the black hole's vicinity at...More..

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

Pruitt faces somewhere around a dozen investigations into things like first-class travel costs and relationships with lobbyists, and it was recently reported Pruitt used his office to try to get his wife a ...More..

Scientists Spot Three Infant Planets Around Newborn Star
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Scientists Spot Three Infant Planets Around Newborn Star

All three exoplanets reside within the protoplanetary disk , and that's how the researchers managed to find them. "This technique offers a promising new direction to understand how planetary systems form". Whe...More..

Woman sues NASA to keep moon dust
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Woman sues NASA to keep moon dust

According to Cicco's attorney, Christopher McHugh , the note's been analyzed by a handwriting expert who vouched for its authenticity, but analyses of the moon dust itself has been more troublesome. "Since...More..

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Faster: New Study - Hit & Run
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Faster: New Study - Hit & Run

Prior to 2012, Antarctica lost 67 billion tonnes (74 billion tons) per year, contributing to a 0.2-millimeter rise in sea levels. The main factor behind that gain appears to be fluctuations in snowfall, resea...More..

Stephen Hawking's voice to beamed into space at final send-off
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Stephen Hawking's voice to beamed into space at final send-off

Hawking's family, friends, and 1,000 members of the public are attending a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey , London , which started at midday local time on Friday. Also attending the service are st...More..

by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before

The study looked at the "mass balance of the Antarctica Ice Sheet between 1992 and 2017", and found that during that time the continent lost three trillion tons of ice and raised sea levels three-tenths of an...More..

by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

USA, Canada and Mexico to host football World Cup 2026

The majority of the 80 matches in the North American bid would be played in the United States, who hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup. On June 14 at 6:00 p.m. "MLS is growing a lot, so to have worldwide teams...More..

NASA Rover knocked out as giant dust storm engulfs Mars
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

NASA Rover knocked out as giant dust storm engulfs Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover is in jeopardy right now, as an huge dust storm now blankets its location on Mars , cutting off the rover's power supply and causing it to lose contact with Earth. Whereas the prev...More..

NASA's MER-B Threatened by Vast Dust Storm
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NASA's MER-B Threatened by Vast Dust Storm

Originally, its mission was only supposed to last 90 days. In what could be a very important announcement in our search for life on other planets, NASA has revealed that they have discovered what could be the...More..

French minister says farmers' blockade of refineries, depots illegal -RTL radio
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

French minister says farmers' blockade of refineries, depots illegal -RTL radio

French authorities last month gave Total permission to use palm oil as one of the feedstocks at its La Mede biofuel refinery in southern France , infuriating farmers who grow local oilseed crops such as ...More..

Hurricane Center monitoring storms over Caribbean Sea
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hurricane Center monitoring storms over Caribbean Sea

According to the NHC, Hurricane Bud is expected to move north-northwest on Tuesday into the midweek. Bud is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 75 to 150 millimeters across much of southwestern Mexi...More..

Earth-like planets discovered, NASA Says
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Earth-like planets discovered, NASA Says

According to a report by ISRO , the new planet is a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune sized planet around a Sun-like star, as reported by India Today . "It's closer to Neptune", he said. Also, they are extremely ...More..

United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050

Social Media Participation - Use your social media platforms on the day to stir conversation about World Environmental Day . Presiding over a ministerial conference here to mark World Environment Day , whi...More..

Season’s 1st tropical storm Aletta forms in eastern Pacific - NHC
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Season’s 1st tropical storm Aletta forms in eastern Pacific - NHC

The unusually slow-moving Hurricane Harvey was a recent example. But when Atlantic storms hit land - like Harvey did in 2017 - the study said the slowdown is a significant 20%. For instance, it is expected th...More..

Organic Matter Found On Mars, Nasa Announces
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Organic Matter Found On Mars, Nasa Announces

The rover's Sample Analysis at Mars ( SAM) instrument cooked some of the Martian dirt and unlocked some long-hidden carbon-containing molecules, some with sulfur and others with relatively complex structure. O...More..

SpaceX Launches SES-12 Communications Satellite For 11th Rocket Launch This Year
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

SpaceX Launches SES-12 Communications Satellite For 11th Rocket Launch This Year

The satellite will provide expansion and replacement capacity to serve the fixed data, mobility, government and video sectors in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. Praising the Block 5, he added: 'We g...More..

Trump Administration Mulls Coal, Nuclear Bailouts; Energy Groups React
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Trump Administration Mulls Coal, Nuclear Bailouts; Energy Groups React

President Donald Trump ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate action to stem power plant closures in the name of national security, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is p...More..

Trump Orders Perry to Stem Coal, Nuclear Power Plant Closures
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Trump Orders Perry to Stem Coal, Nuclear Power Plant Closures

So what may that appear to be? Under the directive, Perry would require grid operators to buy electricity from ailing nuclear and coal-fired power plants to keep them from being shuttered. That authority h...More..

Five Things: the next steps for getting the Trans Mountain project done
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

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

The mayor of Canadian town Saint John has asked the federal government to dust off the Energy East pipeline project, which TransCanada quit a year ago. Indian Chiefs, in an emailed statement . And now, t...More..

Forecast: Alberto leaves clouds, rain in its wake for Tampa Bay
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Forecast: Alberto leaves clouds, rain in its wake for Tampa Bay

While Alberto nears the shore, the warning area has been scaled back from the Suwannee River back west to the Florida-Alabama state line. Alberto's projected storm track has shifted eastward since Friday...More..

Subtropical Depression Alberto Could Bring Big Rain Totals To W. Pa.
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Subtropical Depression Alberto Could Bring Big Rain Totals To W. Pa.

As of Monday at 8 a.m., the storm was located about 165 miles south-southeast of Destin. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding were occurring over par...More..

Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

At this point, both the federal and Alberta government will offer financial security, or indemnification against any ongoing political risk, to the new investors. Kinder Morgan, the company behind the pipelin...More..

B.C. files constitutional challenge of Alberta’s fuel restriction law
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

B.C. files constitutional challenge of Alberta’s fuel restriction law

The B.C. Supreme Court has yet to rule in a case testing the province's jurisdiction. This week, Alberta premier Rachel Notley had bowed out of a Western premier's meeting, saying she planned to concentrate o...More..