Science

New way to detect young gas giants

The idea, as the researchers revealed, was to monitor the flow of gases in the disk and look for disturbances or unusual patterns that could signify some sort o...


Woman Takes NASA to Court Over Neil Armstrong's 'Piece of Moon' Gift

In the lawsuit, Cicco says that the vial of precious moon dust was a gift from Armstrong in the 1970s, Washington Post reports . She found the vial five ye...


Rate of Antarctica's ice melting has tripled since 2012, study finds

Prior to 2012, the rate of ice loss held mostly steady at around 76 billion tonnes per year - equating to a 0.2 mm annual contribution to sea level rise . Esti...


Stephen Hawking’s voice will be beamed 3,500 light years into space

Hawking's daughter, Lucy, said the music would be aimed at "the nearest black hole , 1A 0620-00", more than 3,000 light years from Earth. The cosmologist tr...


Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels

The largest change by far is recorded in an area dominated by marine-terminating glaciers known as West Antarctica . The Antarctic Peninsula is also sheddi...


Mars rover falls silent in gigantic dust storm

Tau is a measure of the atmosphere's opacity - that is, its lack of transparency. NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is hunkering down to conserve pow...


USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Gimenez hopes Miami-Dade will be able to host some of the World Cup 2026 games designated to the United States during the semifinals and benefit economically....


Giant Martian Dust Storm Threatens Opportunity Rover

Additional information has been requested from the rover via the global system of antennas that talks to all the agency's deep space probes, the Deep Space Netw...


No impact from farmers' blockade on refinery operations - Total

She called farmers to hold blockades until at least the morning. A total of 16 sites were blocked on Monday afternoon, France's largest farm union FNSEA (...


Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

Hurricane Bud , the second official hurricane in the eastern Pacific Ocean, upgraded to a Category 3 storm on Monday, June 11. "On the forecast track, the cor...


Indian scientists discover new planet 600 light years away

Scientists, from the Physical Research Laboratory ( PRL ) at Ahmedabad have put India in the elite league of countries who have discovered planets around star...


NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Chemical Building Blocks For Life On Mars

The search robot NASA has discovered new evidence that Mars once could have life. Curiosity recently discovered carbon-containing compounds in an ancien...


Scientists just discovered something very special about Jupiter’s lightning

This provides for an additional 41 months in orbit around Jupiter and will enable Juno to achieve its primary science objectives.Juno is in 53-day orbits ra...


Ferrari ridiculed after mistaking Toronto for Montreal

Even with his six wins, Hamilton still sits second on the all-time list - top spot belongs to Michael Schumacher, who took seven wins between 1994 and 2004. As ...


Aletta becomes first hurricane of 2018 Pacific season

Fortunately for Mexicans and travellers alike, the storm's track keeps it well offshore throughout its life cycle. Hurricane Aletta rapidly intensified on Fri...


Earliest animal footprints found in China

Created before the Cambrian Explosion-a sudden burst in animal diversity that took place about 541 million years ago-scientists think these are the oldest track...


Hurricanes are slowing down, wreaking havoc on coastal communities

With polar regions warming faster than other parts of the globe, that is altering pressure gradients, reducing the winds that push these storms. Storms worldwid...


Montauk Observatory Brings Space Station Commander to East Hampton

The annual United States investment in the space lab ranges from $3 to $4 billion. American, German and Russian astronauts were on board. A faster 4-orbit/6...


Scientists find 540-million-year-old animal footprints

The trackways' characteristics indicate that a bilaterian animal - that is, a creature with bilateral symmetry that has a head at one end, a back end at the oth...


Watch live as NASA launches new crew to International Space Station

The NASA live stream comes days after the United States space agency broadcasted the return of Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov, flight engineer Scott T...