Heads up: Northern lights could be visible this weekend

A solar flare sent out a wave of charged particles, known as a coronal mass ejection. Also - you'll want to head outside the city as far as possible, in order to get away from the light pollution. According to NOAA, the aurora could be visible as far... More..

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Stranded residents rescued amid flooding in Missouri
by | Friday, March 22, 2019

Stranded residents rescued amid flooding in Missouri

Parson will meet with local emergency management officials in Atchison, Holt and Buchanan counties Thursday afternoon, with a stop at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base. Sheldon told television station KNCY on M...More..

Not an Alien Invasion, Just a Film Shoot
by | Friday, March 22, 2019

Not an Alien Invasion, Just a Film Shoot

A meteor streaking across the skies of Los Angeles is something we've all seen at least once in a big-budget Hollywood flick, but L.A. residents saw it for real last night... Flying high above skyscrapers the...More..

SpaceX's Starship heatshields test successful
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

SpaceX's Starship heatshields test successful

If everything goes according to plan, the prototype will be tested in the following weeks. During the test, Starship won't enter orbit. According to Musk , the upcoming test flight, Starship's first, w...More..

Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

As per media reports, a young whale that washed up in the Philippines had died from "gastric shock" after eating 40 kg of plastic bags. On Saturday night, Darrell Blatchley was fishing around the stomach ...More..

U.S. judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

U.S. judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

The order marks the latest in a string of rulings over the past decade faulting the US for its inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing leases for oil, gas and coal. Under Trump, the ...More..

The Times view on United Kingdom water shortages: Wet Rot
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Times view on United Kingdom water shortages: Wet Rot

In conjunction with a rapidly warming climate, by 2050 water supply could be down by 10-15%, with some rivers seeing 50%-80% less water during the summer months. "We will need to build more desalination plants...More..

NASA Asteroid Mission Gets More Complicated
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

NASA Asteroid Mission Gets More Complicated

Bennu is technically known as "rubble-pile asteroid", that is, it is made up of pieces of debris that had broken off larger celestial bodies and come together under the effect of gravity. The greatest surprise ...More..

Super Worm Spring Moon Ushers In First Day Of Spring
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Super Worm Spring Moon Ushers In First Day Of Spring

Winter ends Wednesday at 5:58 p.m., the moment of vernal equinox . In January, a " super blood wolf moon " occurred when a rare total lunar eclipse unfolded as the moon, Earth and sun lined up. Full moons th...More..

A massive meteor exploded over Earth, but nearly no one noticed
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A massive meteor exploded over Earth, but nearly no one noticed

A meteor exploded into a massive fireball over Earth in December a year ago, but it wasn't noticed by anyone till recently. It was the second-largest known meteor explosion in the past 30 years, accordin...More..

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

Some critics have even accused the young protestors of having been brainwashed. The movement inspired the United Nations Secretary General to call a UN summit in September. "We are only seeing the beginning",...More..

EPA bans household use of deadly paint stripper, but not commercial use
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

EPA bans household use of deadly paint stripper, but not commercial use

At least 64 deaths have been linked to exposure, according to Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, which has advocated against the chemical. Instead, consumer safety, public health and environmental advocacy ...More..

40kg of plastic trash found inside dead whale’s stomach in Compostela Valley
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

40kg of plastic trash found inside dead whale’s stomach in Compostela Valley

The D' Bone Collector Museum said in a statement that this was the most plastic its team had ever seen in the stomach of a whale, and described the discovery as "disgusting". In Thailand, a whale also died pa...More..

Red Nose Day show loses 600,000 viewers as ratings tumble
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Red Nose Day show loses 600,000 viewers as ratings tumble

Children from Clevedon Montessori School took part in a treasure hunt in aid of Red Nose Day . And appropriately, for a day when so many of you, both young and old alike, will be clowning around, we feature ...More..

Soyuz crew successfully docked to the ISS
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Soyuz crew successfully docked to the ISS

Christina Koch is one of two female astronauts to participate in NASA's all-women space walk. The Soyuz MS-12 took off at 1914 GMT, as planned, and is due to bring Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and US as...More..

Ancestral Diet Changes Might Have Given Us the 'F' Word, Study Finds
by | Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ancestral Diet Changes Might Have Given Us the 'F' Word, Study Finds

The notion that agriculture shaped language was first suggested decades ago by American linguist Charles Hockett, but he did not attempt to prove it. Changes in human diet over the centuries gave rise to f-wo...More..

Global climate strike begins, with students skipping school to protest
by | Friday, March 15, 2019

Global climate strike begins, with students skipping school to protest

Hutten is part of a group of five Grade 11 and 12 students from Citadel High School who have organized the Halifax student strike for Friday, March 15. Derry girl Jodi said she felt it was time for the young ...More..

Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The politicians also noted that "We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees". How is the Nobel Peace Prize nominated an...More..

UK issues new black hole coin in honour of Stephen Hawking
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

UK issues new black hole coin in honour of Stephen Hawking

Hawking died previous year at the age of 76. Hawking was confined to a wheelchair, nearly completely paralysed and unable to speak except through his trademark voice synthesiser after having being diagnosed w...More..

Opportunity rover left us with one last handsome panorama of Mars
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Opportunity rover left us with one last handsome panorama of Mars

The rover lost touch with NASA in June after it reported the approaching storm that ultimately covered its solar panels with dust and rocks. " This final panorama embodies what made our Opportunity rover su...More..

Thousands collect rubbish pictures online in latest social media craze #Trashtag challenge
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thousands collect rubbish pictures online in latest social media craze #Trashtag challenge

It wasn't long before thousands of people had picked up on the challenge, and posted before and after photos and videos to Instagram , Twitter , Facebook and Reddit , showing themselves cleaning up beaches...More..

First Person On Mars Likely To Be A Woman
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

First Person On Mars Likely To Be A Woman

An orbiting NASA spacecraft has watched water moving on the surface of the moon - although don't expect rain showers and rivers down there. The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project ( LAMP ) measurements helped the...More..

Scientists warn of solar 'super storms'
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Scientists warn of solar 'super storms'

The team made this observation after studying a band of radioactive elements, unleashed by a storm that struck the planet in 660 BC, preserved in the ice almost half a kilometre beneath the surface. "Our rese...More..

Toyota prepares to go into space
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Toyota prepares to go into space

JAXA is aiming to launch the system in 2029. It's powered by the Japanese vehicle company's fuel-cell tech (which uses solar energy). Toyota has revealed the autonomous rover it could soon send to the moon...More..

New Wallaby-Sized Dinosaur Found In Australia
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Wallaby-Sized Dinosaur Found In Australia

The researchers who studied the dinosaur fossils found in Australia named the new species Galleonosaurus dorisae after the shape of the creature's upper jaw, which looks like an overturned galleon ship . Mil...More..

Student-led climate strikes - Expert Reaction
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Student-led climate strikes - Expert Reaction

Young people point to several reasons for their anger: The raft of recent scientific reports highlighting the perils of unabated global warming for future generations, and the inaction when it comes to implemen...More..

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights
by | Monday, March 11, 2019

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights

The capsule, which was lifted out of the water by a boat using a crane, is due back on land by Sunday . An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX splashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, successfull...More..

These Groundbreaking Images Of A Sonic Boom Are Stunning
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

These Groundbreaking Images Of A Sonic Boom Are Stunning

The images , which were captured during the fourth phase of Air-to-Air Background Oriented Schlieren flights, or AirBOS, were taken from a NASA B-200 King Air that had a significantly upgraded camera system and...More..

One-third of United Kingdom electricity to be wind-generated by 2030
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

One-third of United Kingdom electricity to be wind-generated by 2030

The program will convene developing country governments, commercial developers, development partners, and wind energy experts to raise awareness around offshore wind opportunities in emerging markets and la...More..

Hubble & Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hubble & Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way

Previous estimates vary wildly from 500 billion to three trillion solar masses. This uncertainty is primarily a function of the different means astronomers and physicists used to measure the distribution of dar...More..