Macron loses environment minister in surprise resignation

It had been widely expected that Hulot would eventually step down, despite several victories, including the government's decision to drop a controversial airport project in western France and to end sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040. PARIS-Franc... More..

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by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Kid you not: Goats can read your face

When shown the photos from a distance of four yards, the goats generally made straight for the happy image, exploring it curiously with their snouts. During the study , which was carried out at Buttercups S...More..

Goats get human feelings and prefer happy faces
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Goats get human feelings and prefer happy faces

Empirical observation told us years ago that goats were slowly becoming the new dog , and according to a new study, they are truly qualified to be man's best friend. "We already knew that goats are very attune...More..

India says manned space mission to cost $1.4 billion
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

India says manned space mission to cost $1.4 billion

The human space flight will take 16 minutes to reach the orbit where it will stay for five to seven days. "The total programme is expected to be completed before 2022, with the first unmanned flight within 30...More..

Heat Advisory, tropical-like weather Tuesday
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Heat Advisory, tropical-like weather Tuesday

Overnight temperatures will only drop to the low 20s, resulting in little relief from the humid conditions. A heat advisory is in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Scattered showers and storms are expected ahea...More..

California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

Suspects looking at serious, violent felonies won't be eligible for release prior to trial but the majority of suspects arrested for nonviolent misdemeanors will be let go within 12 hours of being booked, accor...More..

3 dead in high-speed collision caused by CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

3 dead in high-speed collision caused by CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet

McSkillet, whose real name was Trevor Heitmann , was driving the wrong way on a southern California highway when he crashed into a auto driven by a 43-year-old woman, according to BuzzFeed . According to the...More..

The astronauts played tennis on the ISS
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

The astronauts played tennis on the ISS

Users are excited Worldwide to watch the first tennis match in space. The first tennis match in space is prepared since December 2017 by the astronauts and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and has ...More..

Evolution might favour 'survival of the laziest'
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Evolution might favour 'survival of the laziest'

But these results say that the metabolic rate of an organism is a component of extinction likelihood", Strotz said in the statement . "At the species level, metabolic rate isn't the be-all, end-all of extinc...More..

Airlines Waive Change Fees as Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaii
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Airlines Waive Change Fees as Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaii

Hurricane Lane will continue to bring heavy rain across the state, "leading to significant and life-threatening flash flooding and landslides", according to the National Weather Service . It is forecast to pas...More..

Ancient Turtle With No Shell Reveals Details On Reptile’s Evolution
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Ancient Turtle With No Shell Reveals Details On Reptile’s Evolution

The skull of Eorhynchochelys helped solve the decades old debate as to whether turtle ancestors were part of the same reptile group as modern lizards and snakes - diapsids, which are known to have had two hol...More..

Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

What contact lenses look like when they're retrieved from sludge. The paper's abstract, which is all that's publicly available until the study is accepted into an academic journal, estimates that more than ...More..

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

The last was Hurricane John in 1994. While the storm is not certain to make landfall, it's expected to linger near the islands until Saturday, bringing with it extreme rains and damaging winds. Deep tropical mo...More..

Scientists slowly cast light on celestial mystery known as Steve
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Scientists slowly cast light on celestial mystery known as Steve

Steve looks similar to an aurora - better known as the Northern Lights - a colorful light display in the Earth's sky , spotted in high-latitude regions like the Arctic and Antarctic. In the new Univers...More..

Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space

Lane's center is predicted to pass close to the island of Hawaii, also known as the "Big Island", and Maui, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. "Regardless of what happens in the eye of the hurri...More..

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty of tax and bank fraud
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty of tax and bank fraud

Manafort stood quietly while the verdict was being read by the clerk. "He is trying to soak it all in", Downing told Reuters . Mueller's office declined comment on the verdict. The jury convicted Manafort ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hawaii braces for 'life threatening' hit from Hurricane Lane

Remember that life threatening weather conditions can extend well away from the center of the hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds exte...More..

Trump to ease rules on coal plants
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Trump to ease rules on coal plants

Announcing the regulation on Tuesday, Bill Wehrum, the EPA's assistant administrator for the office of air and radiation, told journalists that he had worked at the EPA under President George W. He said in a m...More..

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge as rival Peter Dutton resigns
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge as rival Peter Dutton resigns

The challenge came after Mr Turnbull called a spill, with Mr Dutton putting his hand up to challenge. By Tuesday evening, five ministers who voted for Dutton had submitted their resignations, according to the...More..

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind

While the storm "has likely reached its peak intensity", it should be able to "maintain its intensity due in part to its expected fast forward speed over the North Atlantic", warned the NHC. Eireann , Saturday ...More..

by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Arctic Permafrost May Belch Huge Emissions Of Methane In The Future

The researchers captured methane bubbling out of 72 locations in 11 thermokarst lakes in Alaska and Siberia. The findings also suggest that - even if we reduce global carbon emissions as defined by the Interg...More..

Powerful Hurricane Lane on path to move south of Hawaii this week
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Powerful Hurricane Lane on path to move south of Hawaii this week

But the track is uncertain this early, and there's a chance Lane by Tuesday night could bring winds of at least tropical-storm strength (39 miles per hour and higher) to Hawaii's Big Island, the Central Pacific...More..

Weather warning issued ahead Storm Ernesto's arrival this weekend and ugh
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Weather warning issued ahead Storm Ernesto's arrival this weekend and ugh

Unusually, the storm is also expected to deliver warm and humid conditions in the south-east of England, according to meteorologists. Yorkshire is set to be hit by long periods of heavy rain over the weekend ...More..

Ancient beetle discovery gives clue to gymnosperm pollination
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ancient beetle discovery gives clue to gymnosperm pollination

Their descendants still exist, among them conifers, gingkoes and cycads, which are fern-like plants that live mainly in the tropics. The researchers also found out that this ancient beetle's closest living re...More..

Trump vows to yank security clearance for DOJ's Bruce Ohr
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Trump vows to yank security clearance for DOJ's Bruce Ohr

Brennan has been outspoken in his opposition to the Trump administration's foreign policy, particularly the president's support of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 ...More..

State Of Emergency Declared In Red Tide-Devastated Areas Of Florida
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

State Of Emergency Declared In Red Tide-Devastated Areas Of Florida

Most people aren't affected by swimming in red tide-infested waters, but skin irritation may occur. The algae can cause coughs and other respiratory distress in humans as breezes blow toxins inland. Small ...More..

New storm forms over Atlantic; no threat to Jamaica
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

New storm forms over Atlantic; no threat to Jamaica

In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. Ernesto is centered about 695 miles (1,120 kilometers) southeast of Canada's Cape Race, Newfoundland, and is moving north ...More..

Parker sets off on its journey to the Sun
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Parker sets off on its journey to the Sun

The spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will transmit its first scientific observations in December this year, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that mak...More..

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe ‘mission to touch the sun’
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe ‘mission to touch the sun’

The tools on board will measure the expanding corona and continually flowing atmosphere known as the solar wind , which solar physicist Eugene Parker first described in 1958. At closest approach to the sun...More..

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

And if you thought the video above looked lovely, you'll be pleased to know that the meteor shower will hit peak visibility tonight (12 August). This year, the Perseids shower will last overall from August 10...More..