Science

New tropical cyclone could form by next week, forecasters say

Over the next five days, forecasters say the system has an 80 percent chance of developing into a cyclone. Not a washout, but more spotty showers with many dr...


Astronomers may have discovered the first moon outside Earth's Solar System

Self-consistent photodynamical modeling suggests that the planet is likely several Jupiter masses, while the exomoon has a mass and radius similar to Neptune...


Red tide plagues Florida beaches on all sides of state

After forming in the Gulf of Mexico , red tide can reach the Atlantic coast by riding the Gulf's Loop current , which threads the Florida Straits and forms th...


First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers

Just as the first alien planets were unexpected "hot Jupiters" that revolved close to their stars, this first reported " exomoon " is also odd: a Neptune-size m...


Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

The man contacted Sirbescu, who identified the rock as a meteorite composed of about 88 percent iron and 12 percent nickel. He says the farmer who sold him th...


Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

The man asked about the large, odd-looking rock that was holding the door open. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and ...


Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Smith, 77, developed a method to evolve new proteins and Winter, 67, used the method to evolve antibodies, which are disease-fighting proteins in the blood. Lu...


Soyuz MS-08 with three-man crew on board separates from ISS

If a person was responsible, investigators are not yet alleging an act of sabotage. The US space agency said that ruling out defects "does not necessarily mea...


Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

The agreement was signed in Bremen, Germany during the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and the world space week, which is marked in Israel i...


Partners announce $31bn investment in Canada LNG project

Pierce would not comment on media reports earlier this week suggesting that the boards of JVPs PetroChina and Korea Gas had approved their respective shares o...


NWS: Flash flood watch in Northern Arizona

Private homes are more protected now from flood risk than they were earlier this summer because homeowners have cleared ravines and put in berms and other def...


While seeking Planet X, astronomers find a distant solar system object

At about 300 km (186 miles) wide, it is on the small side of being a dwarf planet . It took the team three additional years to nail down The Goblin's orbit...


3 win chemistry Nobel; Findings led to bestselling drug

Winter then used phage display to evolve new types of antibodies that could act as drugs. Arnold, Smith and Winter will receive their prize from Sweden's Ki...


Long space travel may cause cancer in astronauts

The effects to their intestinal "GI function" - thought to be permanent - were not observed in mice under gamma radiation or a control group. After exposure t...


Found at Edge of Solar System: 'The Goblin'

AU is a measurement defined as the distance between Earth and the Sun . For context, Pluto's distance is around 34 AU, so 2015 TG387 is about two-and-a-half ...


Hurricane Leslie forms in central Atlantic

Leslie's closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours is now forecast to be 488 nm to the east at 3.00pm on Tuesday [Oct 2] with the BWS noting that "th...


Scientists applaud Nobel chemistry winners

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Arnold had transformed science by using the principles of evolution - genetic change and selection - and to evol...


Ashkin, Mourou, Strickland win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize

The percentage of female nominees is still small, admitted secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Göran Hansson at the press conference. "...


LNG Canada Partners Announce Long-Awaited Final Decision

The partners - Royal Dutch Shell , Mitsubishi Corp., the Malaysian-owned Petronas, PetroChina Co. and Korean Gas Corp. - delayed the final investment decisio...


You can now order experimental Martian soil for USD 20 per kg

That sure seems like a fair price for something you'd otherwise have to fly to another planet to get (or make yourself), and the team reports that they already ...