Science

Baltimore is latest USA city to file lawsuit against Big Oil

Another day, another loss for governments suing oil and gas producers based on the effects of climate change. Baltimore, with some 60 miles of waterfront and ...


Saudi Arabia to witness 21st century's longest total lunar eclipse on Friday

The total eclipse will clock in at one hour and 43 minutes, with additional partial and penumbral eclipsing, making it the longest lunar eclipse of the century....


Lunar eclipse on 27 July will be visible in Belgium

A lunar eclipse takes place when the moon passes directly behind the earth, which then casts a shadow on its satellite, which normally reflects the light of the...


12 new moons were discovered orbiting Jupiter, and one’s an ‘oddball’

The discovery team, led by Carnegie astronomer Scott Sheppard , found the new moons in its ongoing search for the so-called Planet X-a giant ice planet that or...


NASA sees first sign of one young star devouring planets

The astrophysicists are on a track thanks to observations in the X-ray field of the Chandra satellite and they have advanced a hypothesis that they explained ...


Life on Mars: Did NASA just expose something moving on Red Planet?

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken an incredible selfie image during an "unprecedented" massive dust storm on Mars. NASA scientists are still holding out ho...


Sir David Attenborough appears unimpressed in awkward BBC Breakfast interview - Ireland

It's part of the world's largest butterfly count organised by the Butterfly Conservation. During the summer of 2018 Britain is holding a Big Butterfly Count ...


Federal judge tosses out climate change lawsuit

Keenan wrote that global warming is a problem best left to the other two branches of government. New York City and Oakland seem to have anticipated that ...


SpaceX makes beautiful pre-dawn rocket landing at sea. See it here

EDT. Less than 9 minutes after launch, the rocket's first stage came back down to Earth, acing a landing aboard the SpaceX drone ship "Of Course I Still Love Yo...


Neil Armstrong’s Personal Belongings To Be Auctioned

On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong's famous first steps, and the 46th anniversary of the opening of the Armstrong Air...


U.S. proposes roll back of endangered species protections

A number of conflicts have arisen in the decades since the 1973 passage of the Endangered Species Act, ranging from disruptions to logging to protect spotted ow...


Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth's surface

Scientists can also use these seismic data to build images that might look inside the Earth. Detailed model of the earth's lithosphere revealed to scientists ...


First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

According to scientists, this species of snakes existed tens of millions of years. The baby snake specimen is the first such fossil of that developmental age ...


Newly discovered dinosaur was covered in spiky armor

The fossil, found in 2008, is the "most complete skeleton" of an ankylosaurid dinosaur found in the southwestern US, the statement added. The species' name ...


Very Large Telescope Produces New, Stunningly Sharp Pictures Of Planet Neptune

While the best photograph we have of the blue giant Neptune now remains the 1989 images captured by the Voyager 2 spacecraft from a distance of just 4.4 mil...


Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on launch Wednesday

New Shepard aced today's flight test as well. "We haven't started selling tickets yet for the trip to space", said Ariane Cornell, Blue Origin's launch com...


Time for the Meghalayan: A new geological age has officially been declared

The International Commission on Stratigraphy additionally endorsed two different ages , the Middle Holocene Northgrippian Age and the Early Holocene Greenl...


Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

Before that it was believed that Jupiter 79 natural satellites of different sizes. This tells us something about the timing of the formation of these moon famil...


Up to 2% of Earth’s oldest mantle is made of diamond

They say despite its reputation for rarity and the value people have attributed to it, the discovery shows diamond is "perhaps not this exotic mineral" after ...


Bezos launches spacecraft higher than ever

During the 2016 test, ignition of the escape motor did not noticeably affect the reusable booster, which continued to fire before shutting down normally and fal...