Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Ileana was vanishing into the larger system of Hurricane John , which already had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 kph) and was forecast to grow into a major hurricane Tuesda... More..

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SE Michigan weather forecast: Plenty of rainfall expected Tuesday night
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

SE Michigan weather forecast: Plenty of rainfall expected Tuesday night

Then on Sunday the atmosphere will still be rather juicy to fire off another round of hit or miss showers. Formation chance through 5 days: Low (20%). Sunday will be slightly cooler than Saturday because...More..

County Preparing for Hurricane Hector
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

County Preparing for Hurricane Hector

Two of Mother Nature's most potentially devastating forces - a major hurricane and an erupting volcano - appear headed for a close encounter on Hawaii's Big Island next week, weather forecasters said on Friday....More..

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX hasn't gone into detail about how hard it was to get the used Block 5 ready for reuse but SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk made Twitter comments last month that hinted it isn't an easy process. The satellite will ...More..

NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

Williams has already taken two trips to the space station, commanded it, and racked up 322 days in space, second on the all-time list for female astronauts. He's spent almost 29 days in space. Only seven astr...More..

Mysterious big rogue planet spotted lurking outside our solar system
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Mysterious big rogue planet spotted lurking outside our solar system

They're dubbing it "rogue" because it's mysteriously "drifting" through space without any kind of orbit around a parent star. In the first radio-telescope detection of a planetary-mass object beyond our solar...More..

Red tide algae bloom killing marine life off Florida coast
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Red tide algae bloom killing marine life off Florida coast

FWC marine turtle biologist Robbin Trindell says the increased number is due, in part, to the red tide affecting numerous beaches where the turtles nest during the summer time. Most algae blooms are beneficial...More..

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts relaunching US space travel
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts relaunching US space travel

Col. Nicole Mann of the Marine Corps. More astronaut crew members will be assigned to flight missions in the future , and both mission crews expressed the importance of adding them as soon as possible in ord...More..

NASA Taps Astronauts for Commercial Flights
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

NASA Taps Astronauts for Commercial Flights

NASA has named the astronauts chosen to fly on commercial spacecraft made by Boeing and SpaceX to and from the International Space Station , the research laboratory that orbits around Earth. Behnken has be...More..

First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last

The new Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment ( CHIME ) telescope, located in British Columbia, Canada, has the objective of scanning the space for radio signals and listening to them. Christopher Co...More..

Ontario will launch constitutional challenge of federal carbon tax plan
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Ontario will launch constitutional challenge of federal carbon tax plan

The factum characterizes the federal legislation, called the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, as "unprecedented in Canadian history". Other companies that produce more than 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gase...More..

NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel

The astronauts named on Friday will be carried aloft aboard spacecraft developed by entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co, crewing first the test flights, and then missions involving both Boeing'...More..

Sask. Premier reacts to feds' carbon tax easing
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Sask. Premier reacts to feds' carbon tax easing

After private meetings with stakeholders last week, Ottawa proposed lowering how much big polluters and vulnerable firms or those facing stiff foreign competition will have to pay to emit CO2. "This is a sensib...More..

Dumb tourist taunts bison in Yellowstone National Park
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Dumb tourist taunts bison in Yellowstone National Park

He was released on bond the following day and traveled to Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone officials said its illegal to harass wildlife. Rangers found Reinke in Glacier National Park after receiving ...More..

NASA announces astronauts for first Commercial Crew missions
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

NASA announces astronauts for first Commercial Crew missions

The astronauts named on Friday will be carried aloft aboard spacecraft developed by entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co, crewing first the test flights, and then missions involving both Boeing's C...More..

Mars will look 3 times larger in the sky tonight
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Mars will look 3 times larger in the sky tonight

The nearest point to Earth in Mars' elliptical orbit came at around 1100 GMT on Tuesday, NASA said. Nearly the entire surface of Mars, which will see the earthlings will be lit by the Sun, since the planet will...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

New EPA fuel economy plan is sure to anger California

He suggested states rights conservatives are hypocrites for approving the plan. "Clean energy" seemed to be a top priority when he was governor of California. Both agencies are sure to be flooded with thousands...More..

Next Month, NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Next Month, NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing

In light of Boeing's schedule adjustment, will that crew arrive on a Starliner or on SpaceX's Dragon spaceship? "This was above and beyond the NASA requirement in the contract", said Kathy Lueders, Com...More..

Trump administration seeks to freeze gas mileage standards for new cars
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Trump administration seeks to freeze gas mileage standards for new cars

Cars drive past a California emissions testing site in Oceanside, California, U.S. on September 29, 2015. The Obama administration estimated that the increased standards would save 12bn barrels of oil. The ...More..

What Today's Earth Overshoot Day Means for Humanity and our Planet
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

What Today's Earth Overshoot Day Means for Humanity and our Planet

On Aug. 1, humanity will have used nature's resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network ( GFN ). In order to change the consumption level, overfishing, forest overharvesting and...More..

Trichy all ready to see mars nearing earth
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Trichy all ready to see mars nearing earth

Mars was also at its closest point to Earth since 2003 last night and will be over the next few days. The occurrence is sometimes called a " blood moon " because - according to a NASA blog - "the light passi...More..

Coles to again stop handing out free plastic bags
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Coles to again stop handing out free plastic bags

This morning, Coles CEO John Durkan emailed 115,000 staff letting them know that they won't be giving out free plastic bags forever. While state governments in South Australia and Tasmania, as well as the ACT...More..

NASA TESS spacecraft begins major exoplanet hunting mission
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

NASA TESS spacecraft begins major exoplanet hunting mission

The space agency plans for this mission to last two years, during which time it will likely find thousands of new planets. Transits can provide information on when a planet might be passing in front of its st...More..

Mars closest to earth today after 15 years
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars closest to earth today after 15 years

The next " close approach " event between the third and fourth planet from the Sun will be in 2020 when the two planets will come within 38.6 million miles (62 million kilometres) of each other. A total lunar e...More..

Scientists spot unique whale-dolphin hybrid near Hawaii
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Scientists spot unique whale-dolphin hybrid near Hawaii

Scientists have discovered a rare hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in waters near Kauai, Hawaii . In fact, both the rough-toothed dolphin and the melon-headed whale are technic...More..

Michael Cohen, former Trump lawyer, willing to testify before special counsel
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Michael Cohen, former Trump lawyer, willing to testify before special counsel

Cohen, who was Trump's lawyer at the time, wrote on July 11, 2017, which is the same day Trump Jr. shared emails about the meeting ahead of a New York Times report that was in the works. The payment to M...More..

Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

For example, when the moon is shrouded by the shadow of the Earth, it is plunged into total darkness and the surface temperature drops dramatically. At that point, it would enter the part of shadow know...More..

Study Reveals Water Beneath Mars
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Study Reveals Water Beneath Mars

On Earth, wherever we find liquid water, we also find life - so the discovery of geologically persistent liquid water on so many planetary bodies raises the possibility that life may be abundant throughout the ...More..

Blood moon dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Blood moon dazzles skygazers in century’s longest eclipse

Widespread monsoon rainstorms and thick clouds hid the moon across much of India and its neighbors, which should have had a prime view. The next total lunar eclipse in the United Kingdom will take place o...More..

Disney to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Straws, Stirrers
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Disney to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Straws, Stirrers

As reported by Quartz , those banning plastic bendy straws are not taking physically disabled people into account as many need those straws daily to be able to drink as they can't always use cups in the pr...More..