4th Hottest Year On Record, Arctic Warming Faster

The data means that the five warmest years in recorded history have been the last five, and that 18 of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2001. According to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies ( GISS ), the global temperature for 201... More..

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Look at this colossal storm on Uranus
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

Look at this colossal storm on Uranus

On Neptune , a dark storm 6,800 miles wide is now swirling around in the planet's northern hemisphere-one of four observed by NASA's Hubble since 1993. But like Jupiter's Great Red Spot , the dark vorti...More..

Tokyo Olympic Games medals to be made from recycled electronic waste
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

Tokyo Olympic Games medals to be made from recycled electronic waste

All the medals at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers. In April 2017, the organising committee launched an initiative to recoup unwan...More..

Prime Minister Trudeau Under Fire over SNC-Lavalin Claims
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

Prime Minister Trudeau Under Fire over SNC-Lavalin Claims

The Quebec engineering and construction giant has been charged with bribery and corruption in a bid to secure government business in Libya and wanted a deal, allowed under the law, to pay reparations rather tha...More..

by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

NASA confirms 2018 was officially Earth's fourth hottest year

Last year was the fourth warmest year on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most view as risky for humankind on the Earth, a United Nations report has shown. NASA and N...More..

Europe's ExoMars Rover Officially Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin
by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

Europe's ExoMars Rover Officially Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin

The name " Rosalind Franklin " was one of more than 36,000 entries submitted in a public contest to name the ExoMars rover . "In the previous year of Rosalind's life, I remember visiting her in hospital on...More..

MarCo spacecraft unlikely to be heard from again says NASA
by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

MarCo spacecraft unlikely to be heard from again says NASA

The illustration above shows the twin Mars Cube One ( MarCO ) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance. A pair of small satellites that joined the InSight mission on its way to...More..

Research: Bees can do basic arithmetic
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Research: Bees can do basic arithmetic

Furthermore, these industrious insects have shown their smarts in several other areas, demonstrating the ability to understand concepts like "same" and "different," counting (a trait known as numerosity),...More..

SpaceX's Crew Dragon suffers third major setback
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

SpaceX's Crew Dragon suffers third major setback

In a statement, NASA said that the initial uncrewed test flight by SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, previously scheduled for no earlier February 23, was now scheduled for no earlier than March 2. The Crew Dra...More..

2018 was the fourth-hottest year in history, according to Nasa
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

2018 was the fourth-hottest year in history, according to Nasa

The announcements are coming a little later than usual for some, due to the U.S. Government shutdown, but we have now heard from all the major organizations around the world that track climate data and report o...More..

Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like you've never seen them
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like you've never seen them

The photo was taken with a camera linked to an amateur radio transceiver on board the Chinese DSLWP-B/Longjiang-2 satellite. The Verge explains that this probe was launched into space along with Queqiao satel...More..

Japan's European Union deal 'threatens post-Brexit UK industry'
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Japan's European Union deal 'threatens post-Brexit UK industry'

A source said Nissan received a letter from the government at the time promising extra support in the event that Britain's departure from the European Union hit the competitiveness of its Sunderland plant in no...More..

High Alert! Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2100
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

High Alert! Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2100

Crucially, this estimate is at the lower end of the spectrum, representing a best-case scenario where efforts to stave off climate change circumvent the most drastic effects of global warming. The predictable n...More..

North magnetic pole fast moving towards Siberia, forcing navigation fix
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

North magnetic pole fast moving towards Siberia, forcing navigation fix

In general Earth's magnetic field is getting weaker, leading scientists to say that it will eventually flip, where north and south pole changes polarity, like a bar magnet flipping over. "The declination has ...More..

Trump nominates acting Interior secretary for permanent job
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Trump nominates acting Interior secretary for permanent job

In formally sending Bernhardt's nomination to the Senate, Trump wrote on Twitter that Bernhardt was doing "a fantastic job" as acting secretary and deserved confirmation. Rather than asking the Senate confi...More..

The Milky Way in a twist
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The Milky Way in a twist

Data on these classical Cepheid stars were provided by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer ( WISE ). The 1,339 stars are all Cepheid variables , a type of pulsating star whose intrinsic brightness depe...More..

by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Unexpected magnetic north pole changes mean new world magnetic model map

Earth's magnetic field is now getting weaker, and scientists believe the poles could "flip" at some point in the future. On Monday, they released an update of where magnetic north really is, almost a year a...More..

Climate change will dramatically alter colour of Earth's oceans
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Climate change will dramatically alter colour of Earth's oceans

The study suggests that blue regions, such as the subtropics, will become even more blue, reflecting even less phytoplankton - and life in general - in those waters, compared with today. They consume carbon dio...More..

Melting Antarctic glacier could increase global sea levels 8 feet
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Melting Antarctic glacier could increase global sea levels 8 feet

It's sufficiently enormous to have contained 14 billion tons of ice , and a large portion of that ice melted in the course of the most recent three years. The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is one of the mo...More..

Polar Vortex Brings Record-Breaking Deep Freeze to Midwest
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Polar Vortex Brings Record-Breaking Deep Freeze to Midwest

The term " Polar Vortex " has been widely used to describe the dangerously cold temperatures that have been plunging into the USA from Canada. In Chicago , where the mercury dipped as low as minus minus 30˚C...More..

NASAs Curiosity finds Mars rocks more porous than expected | newkerala.com #96423
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

NASAs Curiosity finds Mars rocks more porous than expected | newkerala.com #96423

Using the fact that gravitational fields weaken as altitude and distance from a planet's core increase, Lewis and team mapped out the gravitational field strength at more than 700 points from where Curiosity...More..

Discovery of 'living fossil' galaxy could unlock secrets about early universe
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Discovery of 'living fossil' galaxy could unlock secrets about early universe

Incredible footage from NASA shows the camera zooming in on the "tiny" galaxy, dubbed "Bedin 1", surrounded by thousands of dazzling stars. Dwarf galaxies are common in the universe, but most ride the coatt...More..

Chinese rover finds lunar nights 'colder than expected'
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Chinese rover finds lunar nights 'colder than expected'

It's the first detection data of lunar night temperature obtained by China's lunar exploration project. Finally, the Chinese scientists detailed that between Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th, the Sun bega...More..

At Least 12 Dead as Arctic Cold Blasts US Northeast and Midwest
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

At Least 12 Dead as Arctic Cold Blasts US Northeast and Midwest

Officials across multiple states linked numerous deaths to the frigid air, with the homeless and elderly being among the most vulnerable. According to details, at least 9 people in Chicago only were report...More..

Here's How Much Ice Antarctica Is Losing-It's a Lot
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Here's How Much Ice Antarctica Is Losing-It's a Lot

A massive cavity that is two-thirds the size of Manhattan and almost the height of the Chrysler Building is growing at the bottom of one of the world's most risky glaciers - a discovery that NASA scientists...More..

The Chicago River freezes as the polar vortex hits US Midwest
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

The Chicago River freezes as the polar vortex hits US Midwest

Chicago's temperature dropped to a low of around minus 21 degrees (minus 30 Celsius) on yesterday, slightly above the city's lowest-ever reading of minus 27 degrees (minus 32 Celsius) in January 1985. More ...More..

New evidence reveals Arctic summers now hottest for 115,000 years
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

New evidence reveals Arctic summers now hottest for 115,000 years

Processing the samples, and radiocarbon dating them in labs at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and the University of California Irvine, showed that the ancient plants at all 30 ice caps have likely ...More..

Missing Link in Planet Evolution Found
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Missing Link in Planet Evolution Found

In particular, the size distribution of kilometer-sized (with a radius between 1 and 10km, or 0.6 and 6.2 miles) KBOs represents a signature of initial object sizes when planets form. More detections will confi...More..

Polar Vortex Freezes US Midwest
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Polar Vortex Freezes US Midwest

At least seven deaths were linked to the cold weather, according to The Associated Press , including a man hit by a snow plow in the Chicago region, a man believed to have frozen to death in a Milwaukee ...More..

Asteroid Bennu's newest pictures are unreal
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Asteroid Bennu's newest pictures are unreal

NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe has already had quite an eventful year. OSIRIS-REx, which will eventually have to pick a spot on which to snag a sample of asteroid material, will have its work cut out for it a...More..