Heavy rainfall expected in Northern Utah, flash flood watch issued

A flash-flood watch was issued until 9 a.m. Wednesday for the region, and meteorologists were particularly concerned about areas near the 416 Fire burn scar, said Norv Larson, a meteorologist. Some streets and schools were closed in the metro Phoeni... More..

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Newfound Dwarf Planet 'The Goblin' May Lead to Mysterious Planet Nine
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Newfound Dwarf Planet 'The Goblin' May Lead to Mysterious Planet Nine

Goblin's orbit is extremely elongated - so stretched out, in fact, that it takes 40,000 years for it to circle the sun. "These distant objects are like breadcrumbs leading us to Planet X ", Scott Sheppard ...More..

Jewish scientist awarded Nobel Prize for 'groundbreaking' laser physics work
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Jewish scientist awarded Nobel Prize for 'groundbreaking' laser physics work

Arthur Ashkin of the United States won one half of the nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or 870,000 euros) prize, while Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada shared the other ha...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

LNG Canada project in British Columbia given final approval by shareholders

At the same time, output from older projects is set to decline in coming years, just as soaring demand from China , India and Southeast Asia is devouring a supply glut previously expected to last for years, fa...More..

Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond Pluto
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond Pluto

According to the Carnegie Institution for Science, telescopes in Chile and Arizona later confirmed the existence. The paper describing the discovery of 2015 TG387 has been submitted to The Astronomical Journ...More..

UCF Selling Experimental Martian Dirt For $20 A Kilogram, Plus Shipping
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

UCF Selling Experimental Martian Dirt For $20 A Kilogram, Plus Shipping

Britt works at the confluence of geology and physics, you could hardly imagine someone better suited for developing this project. For $20 plus shipping, people can own a kilogram of dirt that can be used for ...More..

Huge asteroid to fly past Earth
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Huge asteroid to fly past Earth

However, researchers have had more than two years to prepare for the event, so hopefully some interesting new images of the "skull" will be published before 2018's end. In this lifetime, the comet's next closes...More..

Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers

Jedd Wolchok, chief of the melanoma and immunotherapeutics service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, told The Associated Press. "It's a great emotional privilege to meet cancer patients...More..

Canadian scientist Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Canadian scientist Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize

Three scientists have been awarded the 2018 Nobel prize in physics for their work on high intensity laser pulses. Dr Ashkin developed a laser technique described as optical tweezers, which is used to study ...More..

Chemical pollution could wipe out half of all killer whales
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Chemical pollution could wipe out half of all killer whales

Because of biomagnification, killer whales preying on larger animals had a higher risk of having risky PCB levels stored in their blubber, according to Nahiid Stephens from Murdoch University, who was not inv...More..

Japan’s Hayabusa2 explorer successfully deploys two rovers on asteroid surface
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Japan’s Hayabusa2 explorer successfully deploys two rovers on asteroid surface

MINERVA stands for Micro Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid. Some of the JAXA tweets confirmed that the rovers had successfully hopped since landing on the surface. It took more than three years for...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Scientists could have discovered Jurassic period's biggest dinosaur

Despite its long neck and tail, the "giant thunderclap" wasn't a sauropod dinosaur like the famous Brontosaurus , but a sauropodomorph, one of the closest relatives of the sauropods. It's name means "a giant...More..

Rescue teams keeping an eye on 'very lost' beluga whale
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Rescue teams keeping an eye on 'very lost' beluga whale

Lucy Babey, head of science and conservation at the marine conservation charity Orca, said it was the most southerly recording of a beluga in Britain, according to the BBC . Tanya Ferry, environment manager at...More..

Saving private work: a lost Opportunity Rover spotted from Mars orbit
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Saving private work: a lost Opportunity Rover spotted from Mars orbit

The rover has been going strong since 2004, and the dust storm that began over the summer and lasted for months could prove to be the most hard challenge the rover has faced so far. The 15-year-old rover was la...More..

Japanese venture to launch lunar rover
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Japanese venture to launch lunar rover

The HAKUTO-R 's Moon orbit and Moon landing missions as mentioned shall lay the groundwork for customized and developed lunar missions later that would definitely be of higher frequencies and the missions would...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Japan's space agency ( Jaxa ) has released new images from the robot rovers it has deployed to the surface of an asteroid. While it's unlikely to win an Oscar, a short movie shot on the surface of a near-Ear...More..

Stars identified as potential places of origin for interstellar asteroid
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Stars identified as potential places of origin for interstellar asteroid

The object had a cigar-like shape and was about 230- by 35 metre in size, or roughly as large as a skyscraper. It was dark red in colour and moving inexplicably fast. Two other candidate stars have been catalog...More..

World’s oldest known animal identified after decades-long mystery
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

World’s oldest known animal identified after decades-long mystery

A piece of fat has helped solve a 558-million-year-old riddle and looks set to shoot a university student to scientific stardom. The fat discovered in the new fossil has now settled that debate claiming Dick...More..

Carolinas flooding remains hazard in Florence aftermath
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Carolinas flooding remains hazard in Florence aftermath

Authorities in Georgetown County, South Carolina, said they have put as many as 8,000 people on alert for possible evacuations starting Monday in expectation of a "record event" of up to 10 foot floodwaters...More..

Toll rises to 37 from storm Florence in US East Coast
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Toll rises to 37 from storm Florence in US East Coast

For the people who spread the videos, the idea is to undermine reporters covering the story, to depict them as people more interested in seeking attention than in keeping viewers informed about what's going on....More..

Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus

The video of a seal leaping from the depths to slap a kayaker with an octopus is the sort of vision you could watch again and again. "Eventually we were able to get it off", Mullinder said. But eventually "th...More..

Kirk reforms as tropical storm, gaining strength
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Kirk reforms as tropical storm, gaining strength

National Hurricane Center (NHC) in its 5 p.m. update. Its maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour. A Category 1 hurricane has minimum winds of 75 miles per hour. Meanwhile, in the eastern Pacific Oc...More..

Tropical storm Kirk just won’t go away
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tropical storm Kirk just won’t go away

Vincent and the Grenadines. It is moving to the west at 18 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center has reissued tropical storm warnings for Barbados, St. "It could threaten parts of the Windward I...More..

World of maths aflutter over new proof of 160-year-old hypothesis
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

World of maths aflutter over new proof of 160-year-old hypothesis

The 90-year-old suggested his "simple proof" would likely ruffle feathers among his fellow mathematicians. It attempts to answer an old question about prime numbers (numbers that divide only by themselves a...More..

Federal protections for grizzly bears reinstated
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Federal protections for grizzly bears reinstated

Monday's ruling was a victory for an array of groups that sued to retain protections for grizzlies and argued that Wyoming's hunt - which would have allowed the killing of up to 22 bears - would pile unnece...More..

Firefighters hose off dead fish from highway in North Carolina
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Firefighters hose off dead fish from highway in North Carolina

The economic research firm Moody's Analytics estimated that Florence has caused around $44 billion in damage and lost output, which would make it one of the 10 costliest USA hurricanes. But the city said its of...More..

Beluga whale spotted swimming in River Thames
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beluga whale spotted swimming in River Thames

One person on Twitter said: 'I'm freaking out about this beluga in the River Thames! The British Divers Marine Life Rescue urged the public not to get too close and " to watch it from the shore ". He urged pe...More..

by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

UK’s Labour open to second European Union vote with option of remaining: Starmer

Britain, which has warned it could leave without a deal, published 25 technical notices on Monday covering everything from commercial road haulage and buying timber to airline regulations and taking pets overse...More..

Tens of thousands without power following tornado in Ottawa region
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tens of thousands without power following tornado in Ottawa region

Officials in Gatineau said that 200 people there had received housing assistance through the Red Cross. At almost exactly the same time, a slightly less powerful twister, touched down in the south Ottawa neig...More..

Space hoppers hitch ride on an asteroid
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Space hoppers hitch ride on an asteroid

The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu - and they've even sent back some wild postcards from their new home. In October, the Hayabusa2 probe will de...More..