Science

Paleontologists Confirm a Reptile Fossil is the Ancient 'Mother of All Lizards'

Scans of the fossilised skeleton of Megachirella revealed the chameleon-sized reptile was an ancestor of today's lizards and snakes , which belong to a...


Police capture lions, tigers, jaguar after escaping from zoo

Police told the Associated Press that all of the escaped animals are still believed to be on the grounds of the zoo, but locals have been warned to stay ins...


The Great Barrier Reef has undergone five different death events

The average sea level at the time was some 120 metres (394 feet) lower than today. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience , shows both glaciat...


The EU intends to ban disposable tableware, plastic

European Green Party lawmaker Monica Frassoni also welcomed the initiative and added that "the scale of the problem means that we can not rely on individual E...


NASA camera melts after Vandenberg SpaceX launch

He had multiple cameras set up, and this one was actually the furthest from the launch pad. The camera was later found completely charred. Though the camera...


Canada Buys Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline, To Ensure It Gets Expanded

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer disagreed, telling reporters Kinder Morgan had not "asked for a cent of tax payers money" and that Tuesday's purchase offer wa...


The real story behind that melted camera

But when Ingalls went to retrieve one of his remote camera setups afterwards, the 30-year veteran of NASA photography was surprised to find firefighters hu...


Discovered the oldest case of dandruff

People who wear dark suits, have something in common with dinosaurs - their dandruff becomes noticeable. Professor Mike Benton , from the University of Bri...


Japan Kills More Than 120 Pregnant Whales for ‘Scientific Research'

As Sputnik previously reported , though commercial whaling has been banned by the IWC since 1986, Japan has been able to use a scientific research loophole as ...


Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

Green Party leader and MLA for Saanich-Gulf Islands Elizabeth May said Kinder Morgan was "laughing all the way to the bank". The sale does not include the C...


Trans Mountain pipeline project purchase ‘major step forward’: Rachel Notley

Kinder Morgan Canada will continue to hold an integrated network of crude tank storage and rail terminals in Alberta. Canada and Kinder Morgan agreed on a p...


Where Is Storm Going And When Will It Hit?

His Mississippi and Alabama counterparts also declared states of emergency , citing the threat of coastal and inland flooding from storm rains. Mark Bowe...


Canid animal shot near Denton draws attention

The wolf-like animal had a long grayish fur, a large head and extended snout. It was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, or member of the dog family, ...


U.S. Gulf Coast states brace for subtropical storm Alberto

Alberto is expected to strengthen until it reaches the northern Gulf Coast, likely on Monday night. Much of central North Carolina will be under a flash floo...


Alberto strenghtens, heads toward Florida panhandle

The one band of storms that moved through Volusia and Flagler counties Sunday morning delivered not quite a half inch of rain at Daytona Beach International A...


States Declare Emergencies Ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

The storm now has maximum sustained winds of almost 50-miles-per-hour and is likely to become a tropical storm. A storm surge watch is in effect along the USA...


The 2018 Hurricane Season Is Approaching. Here's What You Should Know

Early predictions from NOAA forecasters are pointing to a high probability of another active campaign in the Atlantic Basin. They believe there is a 70 perc...


Fourth US Astronaut to Walk on Moon Has Died

Astronaut Alan Bean and Leslie Bean attend the premiere of "In The Shadow Of The Moon" on September 5, 2007 at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. B...


Dinosaur killing asteroid wiped out first tree-dwelling birds

Their findings were published May 24 in the journal Current Biology . Scientists also refer to the event as the K-Pg Chicxulub impact because it created ...


Higher CO2 levels may lead to decreased nutrients in rice

The greatest impact and risk of such a result, say the authors, will be to countries consuming the most rice with the lowest GDP. "This technique allows us to...