NASA retires its planet hunter, the Kepler space telescope

But the innovative spacecraft enjoyed an illustrious career, discovering as many as 2,600 planets and inspiring new fields of research, NASA said. Those systems range from Kepler-233, whose parent star may be merely 5 million to 10 million years old,... More..

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Brazil's Bolsonaro targets 'lying' press, wants crusading judge as minister
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Brazil's Bolsonaro targets 'lying' press, wants crusading judge as minister

In one of the incoming administration's first major policy announcements, Bolsonaro's pick for chief of staff, Onyx Lorenzoni, confirmed the agriculture and environment ministries would be combined. "If you add...More..

Earth’s wildlife population declined by 60 per cent in 44 years: WWF
by | Thursday, November 01, 2018

Earth’s wildlife population declined by 60 per cent in 44 years: WWF

It finds that the vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the global population is destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which human society ultimately depends for cle...More..

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oscar now Atlantic hurricane, no threat to land

By Tuesday, the storm is expected to be speeding north-northeast over open waters. The storm is moving north at 13 miles per hour. "Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development and this...More..

Cuadrilla Pauses Lancashire Fracking After 17th Earthquake In 9 Days
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Cuadrilla Pauses Lancashire Fracking After 17th Earthquake In 9 Days

Another natural disaster has hit Blackpool near the Preston New Road fracking site - and it's the biggest one so far. Cuadrilla said on Friday the micro seismic event it detected early on October 26 had a...More..

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Atlantic storm system expected to develop into a named stormduring the weekend

Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Oscar is forecast to continue to strengthen through Monday night, then gradually weaken in th...More..

Shock aerial pictures show Hawaii island WASHED AWAY by hurricane Walaka
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Shock aerial pictures show Hawaii island WASHED AWAY by hurricane Walaka

A remote part of the chain of Hawaiian Islands has been erased from the map after being washed away by a powerful hurricane earlier this month. (Supplied) The aerial photo of the Hawaii East Island shows ...More..

Hunter's Moon to glow in October sky: Everything you need to know
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hunter's Moon to glow in October sky: Everything you need to know

Other Native American tribes, who tied the full Moon names to the season's activities, called the full Moon the " Travel Moon " and the " Dying Grass Moon ". Now, these names are not random, rather ther...More..

White House pushing ahead with Trump’s Space Force
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

White House pushing ahead with Trump’s Space Force

This summer, Trump directed the Defense Department to begin the process of establishing a space-focused military service that would be a counterpart to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. "...More..

Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis set to be auctioned
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis set to be auctioned

The items - part of a science sale that includes papers by Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein - will be on display in London for several days from October 30. According to Christie's, the item ...More..

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

The rectangular iceberg appeared to be freshly calved from Larsen C, which in July 2017 released the mammoth A-68 'ice island, ' a chunk of ice about the size of the state of Delaware. NASA's ongoing, decades-l...More..

Debris from Halley's Comet to spark Orionid meteor shower this weekend
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Debris from Halley's Comet to spark Orionid meteor shower this weekend

The Orionids meteor shower is one of the most reliable and visible showers of the year, along with the Perseids which occurred in August this year. Many people heading out to spot some shooting stars this wee...More..

NOAA Winter Outlook: Warmer for Much of the United States
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

NOAA Winter Outlook: Warmer for Much of the United States

The NOAA said that the Southeast, Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley , and Mid-Atlantic all have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures. The northern half stays drier while the southern hal...More..

Great Flood A'Coming? 'Ominous' Sounds of Melting Antarctic Ice Registered
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Great Flood A'Coming? 'Ominous' Sounds of Melting Antarctic Ice Registered

Researchers were able to use the sensors to study movements and sounds of the Ross Ice Shelf until early 2017, according to the study. "If this vibration were audible, it would be analogous to the buzz prod...More..

by | Friday, October 19, 2018

NOAA Predicts Warmer Winter for Much of the US

But North and SC, along with much of the southeast and Mid-Atlantic, the Tennessee Valley and Ohio Valley , "all have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures", NOAA said. -Clearly this ...More..

China Wants To Put An Artificial Moon Into Earth Orbit
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

China Wants To Put An Artificial Moon Into Earth Orbit

The plans were reportedly revealed by the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co.at a Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship event that took place last week. Thi...More..

NASA astronaut Hague notes his Russian partner's experience U.S. 10:02
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

NASA astronaut Hague notes his Russian partner's experience U.S. 10:02

So, we will be planning for this moment, for December. In televised remarks last week, Oleg Orlov, the head of the Institute for Medical and Biological Problems, Russia's top space medicine research center, sai...More..

Why is President Trump letting the Saudis push him around?
by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Why is President Trump letting the Saudis push him around?

The top United States diplomat also said the Saudi leadership "strongly denied any knowledge of what took place in their consulate in Istanbul". "We face our challenges together - the past, the day of, tomorr...More..

Climate change could cause beer prices to soar
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Climate change could cause beer prices to soar

This is not a drill: As climate change worsens, there could be a beer shortage. The cost of a pint of beer could rise sharply in the USA and other countries because of increased risks from heat and drought, a...More..

Florida reported the first victim of the devastating hurricane
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Florida reported the first victim of the devastating hurricane

Rick Scott, who is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. "So many lives have been changed forever". Early Thursday, he said that Michael was "definitely one of the most violent [hurricanes] I've been in". A he...More..

Photos taken after rocket failure prove spaceflight is never routine
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Photos taken after rocket failure prove spaceflight is never routine

A state commission has been established to investigate the incident. A search-and-rescue team has reached the landing site, both crewmembers are in good condition and have left the Soyuz capsule as of 6...More..

Astronauts Survive Emergency Landing After Booster Fails On Russian Rocket
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Astronauts Survive Emergency Landing After Booster Fails On Russian Rocket

Hague and Ovchinin were shown being violently shaken in the vessel, and shortly thereafter the feed cut out - to be replaced with a look inside NASA's mission control room. This week's mishap marked the fourth ...More..

Gas Pipeline Explosion Could Cause Gas Prices to Spike
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Gas Pipeline Explosion Could Cause Gas Prices to Spike

The analysts say they expect Enbridge will restore the pipeline to service within a few weeks, given the lack of damage to the parallel line and the high priority of restoring gas to residential markets in B.C....More..

Hurricane Michael tears Florida towns apart, 6 dead
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael tears Florida towns apart, 6 dead

Recovery is just barely beginning from the catastrophic destruction even as a downgraded Michael spreads high winds, rains and flash flooding misery as far away as Virginia . - Powerful pressure: 919 millibars...More..

Rocket Launch Failure Forces Astronaut And Cosmonaut To Make 'Ballistic Landing'
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Rocket Launch Failure Forces Astronaut And Cosmonaut To Make 'Ballistic Landing'

US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely and rescue crews who raced to locate them on the Kazakh steppe quickly linked up with them, according to the USA space agency NASA...More..

Hurricane Michael Ravaged Mexico Beach
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael Ravaged Mexico Beach

An 80-mile (130-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 10, the main east-west route along the Panhandle, was closed. Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to an "extremely dangerous" category 4 storm , hours befor...More..

Climate change report urges immediate action
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Climate change report urges immediate action

The report , which was authored by 91 scientists and review editors from 40 countries, cites over 6,000 scientific references, and represents the work of thousands of experts and government employees. Fellow au...More..

No change in Qld after dire climate report
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

No change in Qld after dire climate report

The IPCC made a decision to write the report to shed light on the impact of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, and with the intention of increasing the response to climate change. "With one and a ha...More..

Hurricane Michael Decimates Florida Panhandle, Kills at Least One
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael Decimates Florida Panhandle, Kills at Least One

It looks more like the popular spring break spot is getting bombed than hit by a storm. Michael benefited from deep pockets of warm water in the Gulf, which meant that even as the storm stirred the water it c...More..

Hurricane Michael Weakens to Category 1 Storm
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael Weakens to Category 1 Storm

Michael had weakened to a Category 1, with maximum winds of 90 miles per hour as of 8:00 pm Eastern time (0000 GMT), but that still left it an extremely risky storm. After daylight Thursday residents of north ...More..