Eclipse 2018: Is there a solar eclipse today on Friday 13th?

What can be seen during partial solar eclipse? The partial solar eclipse on July 13 2018 will be followed by the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century on July 27, 2018, while on July 31, Mars will come closest to Earth. Observers ar... More..

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Israel to land first spacecraft on moon in 2019
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Israel to land first spacecraft on moon in 2019

If successful, Israel would become the fourth country to land a craft on the moon, after the USA , the Soviet Union and China . A Falcon 9 rocket built by SpaceX will carry the craft to the moon from Cape...More..

NASA's Aqua Satellite Captures Image of Hurricane Chris
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

NASA's Aqua Satellite Captures Image of Hurricane Chris

Rip currents are possible for beaches from ME to the Carolinas, the National Weather Service said. Headed northeast at 10 mph, the eye of Hurricane Chris was located about 205 miles east-southeast of Cape Hat...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Russian spacecraft sets record for speedy trip to space station

Russian Federation has consistently tried to keep cargo trips to the space station below six hours, setting a new precedent for a trip which used to take two days . It marked the first time such a fast-track a...More..

McConnell accuses Dems of trying to 'bork' Kavanaugh
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

McConnell accuses Dems of trying to 'bork' Kavanaugh

Each credit card held between $15,000 and $50,000 in debt, and a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 and $50,000. The forms show in 2016 he accrued a credit card bill between $45,000 and $150,000 tha...More..

Fossil In Argentina Suggests Giant Dinosaurs Evolved Earlier Than Previously Thought
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fossil In Argentina Suggests Giant Dinosaurs Evolved Earlier Than Previously Thought

The remains of a 200-million-year old species, baptized Ingenia prima , was discovered in the Balde de Leyes dig site in San Juan province, 1,100km (680 miles) west of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. Exca...More..

Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court?
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Nominee to the Supreme Court?

Gupta argued that the president made his choice with his legal troubles in mind and that someone like Kavanaugh would eventually protect him against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into...More..

Enormous 4 mile long iceberg filmed breaking from Greenland glacier
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Enormous 4 mile long iceberg filmed breaking from Greenland glacier

It comes as scientists warn global warming could be even more disastrous than previously thought, bringing "unstoppable" sea level rises and scorching rain forests. Perhaps the most drastic and devastating ef...More..

How much Trump Supreme Court justice pick Brett Kavanaugh could make
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

How much Trump Supreme Court justice pick Brett Kavanaugh could make

Over his dozen years on the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh has shown a more confident conservatism than Justice Kennedy, the 30-year veteran he would succeed. Federa...More..

by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Israel wants to send landing craft to the Moon by year’s end

At 600 kilograms (1,320 pounds), it will be the smallest spaceship so far to make a lunar landing. SpaceIL and the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries plan to launch their unmanned craft in December, th...More..

USA senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

USA senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick

But there's four key policy areas where Kavanaugh needs to do some convincing to ensure his confirmation. Other senators on this list declined that invite. Mark Weaver, a former OH assistant attorney general ...More..

Instagram Model Bitten By A Shark While Trying To Take Pictures
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Instagram Model Bitten By A Shark While Trying To Take Pictures

The outlet said her boyfriend's father was taking a photo of her as she floated near the sharks when one of them attacked. The model chose to keep calm despite having just been set upon, and raised her arm fr...More..

by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Massive chunk breaks off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier

The grant is part of the newly announced $25-million International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration , headed by the U.K.'s Natural Environment Research Council and the National Science Foundation, which will d...More..

Airbus tapped to design Fetch Mars rover
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Airbus tapped to design Fetch Mars rover

The feasibility team at Airbus for this project mentions that it's going to be a relatively small rover that weighs around 130kg but will have to put up with demanding requirements which include covering larg...More..

World's 'oldest coloured molecules' are bright pink
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

World's 'oldest coloured molecules' are bright pink

Australian scientists have discovered the oldest colours in the geological record, 1.1 billion-year-old bright pink pigments extracted from rocks deep beneath the Sahara desert in Africa. The fossils from wher...More..

Tropical Storm Chris reaches hurricane strength in Atlantic
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris reaches hurricane strength in Atlantic

Hurricane Chris now has a maximum sustained wind of 85 miles per hour and is moving northeast at 10 miles per hour. The storm will be between a trough digging southeast in the eastern US and a ridge of high pre...More..

Starbucks is officially going strawless
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Starbucks is officially going strawless

The coffee company plans to offer a newly designed recyclable strawless lid at its 28,000 company operated and licensed locations, as well as straws made from alternative materials like compostable plasti...More..

Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Russian cargo ship docks at ISS in record time

The fastest-ever cargo run took less than four hours, rather than the usual two days, due to a carefully planned, time-saving, two-orbit trajectory that Russian Federation wants to use for crewed as well as unc...More..

China blamed for baffling rise in ozone-depleting gas
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

China blamed for baffling rise in ozone-depleting gas

The investigation by the EIA, a London-based campaign group, found that wide-spread illegal production and use of CFC-11 is occurring in China to supply the rigid PU foam industry. "Avipsa Mahapatra at the EIA,...More..

by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Iceberg breaks off glacier in Greenland

The chunk of ice that broke away from Greenland's Helheim Glacier during this particular calving event was huge, measuring 6 kilometers (4 miles) in length. The vast piece of ice that breaks away is described a...More..

NASA’s Kepler Telescope almost out of fuel, forced to nap
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

NASA’s Kepler Telescope almost out of fuel, forced to nap

Once the data has been downloaded, the expectation is to start observations for the next campaign with any remaining fuel. Returning the data back to Earth is the highest priority for the remaining fuel. As eng...More..

Bernie Sanders: Pruitt's replacement is just as bad on the environment
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Bernie Sanders: Pruitt's replacement is just as bad on the environment

Pruitt had become a constant source of embarrassment to a president who had entered Washington promising to "Drain the Swamp". Wheeler then went to work as a lobbyist for top coal companies and other business...More..

Starbucks to ban plastic straws within two years
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Starbucks to ban plastic straws within two years

The Seattle-based carrier, which said it handed out 22 million stir straws and citrus picks a year ago, also said it would have non-plastic, marine-friendly drinking straws for travelers that request them. Ma...More..

Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane

Rossello, who said the island could experience power outages, urged people without sturdy roofs to move in with relatives or a government shelter. Meteorologist Marshall Alexander told The Associated Press th...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Environment Canada issues statement for the Maritimes about Tropical Storm Chris

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 U.S. It is said Beryl will "degenerate into a trough of low pre...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Lions kill suspected rhino poachers in South Africa

Over the last few days game guides and anti-poaching staff have continued to drive game viewing vehicles in the vicinity of this pride to check for any behavioural differences and they have confirmed that to da...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris to avoid New England

The storm was sitting almost still off the SC coast on Sunday, about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras. A tropical storm warning is already in effect for that area, with hurricane conditions possible beginning o...More..

NHC says Hurricane Beryl strengthens, approaching Lesser Antilles
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

NHC says Hurricane Beryl strengthens, approaching Lesser Antilles

ET by the National Hurricane Center . Tropical Depression Three is forecast to strengthen during the next 24 hours and could potentially become tropical storm Chris. Forecasters said Beryl appears to have...More..

Tropical Depression 3 forms off the Carolina Coast
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Tropical Depression 3 forms off the Carolina Coast

Hurricane Beryl , with sustained winds of 70kts, is moving westward at 13kts, now less than 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles . Beryl is moving west at 15 miles per hour (24km/h) with maximum sustained wi...More..

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman

And last month, Canadians were astonished to learn that not only can American border agents seize their cellphones, but that the border patrol had established checkpoints throughout New England to stop foreign...More..