Hurricane Beryl forms in Atlantic

If this storm reaches Tropical Storm status, it would be given the name, "Chris". On Saturday morning, the chance of tropical storm force winds lashing Puerto Rico was set at 20- to 30-percent, but the government is opening shelters as a precauti... More..

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"Cataclysmic" collision makes changes in Uranus' size

The planet was named for the Greek god of the sky. An worldwide team of experts has tried to understand what implications a massive object hitting Uranus in the past would have had. This could help explain th...More..

by | Friday, July 06, 2018

'Blood moon' to grace Nigerian skies on July 27

During its greatest eclipse, the moon takes on a reddish hue which is sometimes referred to as a blood moon . Lunar eclipses take place when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned, meaning that our planet proj...More..

Einstein's insights into gravity still hold sway, theory passes extreme test
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Einstein's insights into gravity still hold sway, theory passes extreme test

Albert Einstein's theory of gravity , postulated more than a century ago as the General Theory of Relativity , is here to stay and remains to this date "a reasonable way to understand the universe", states D...More..

Trump aide says N. Korea could ditch nukes in a year
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Trump aide says N. Korea could ditch nukes in a year

The White House also announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would leave for North Korea on Thursday, the third time he'll be visiting the Hermit Kingdom. Kim would agree to the kind of ambitious timet...More..

Hawaii To Ban Sale Of Sunscreens With Coral-Harming Chemicals
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Hawaii To Ban Sale Of Sunscreens With Coral-Harming Chemicals

During the signing ceremony , Ige said the state also needs to fight invasive species, pollution from land runoff and climate change to protect the reefs. Environmentalists have taken the stance that without ac...More..

Scott Pruitt quits as head of United States environment agency
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Scott Pruitt quits as head of United States environment agency

Andrew Wheeler , the EPA's current deputy administrator, will take over as the organisation's acting head on Monday, Mr Trump said. I have no doubt and complete confidence he will continue the important dereg...More..

by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Brexit: Fishermen ‘able to pay to escape quotas’ under new plans

Ministers promised the United Kingdom would "take back control of our waters" when it leaves the EU's Common Fisheries Policy. The rules of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy will continue to apply until Decemb...More..

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Guelph
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Guelph

Environment Canada says the thunderstorm has a potential of becoming "dangerous". Officials said some areas may also receive wind gusts of up to 90 km/h which can bring down trees and electrical wires causing...More..

Scott Pruitt out as Environmental Protection Agency head
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Scott Pruitt out as Environmental Protection Agency head

In a letter addressed to Donald Trump , Pruitt cited "unrelenting" and "unprecedented" attacks on him and his family. Trump offered nothing for praise for the latest official to leave his administration. The...More..

U.S. Border Patrol reportedly stops Canadian vessels in disputed waters
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

U.S. Border Patrol reportedly stops Canadian vessels in disputed waters

On Wednesday, New Brunswick Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet told the National Post that he has heard multiple reports of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents boarding lobster boats to look for immigrants. The possi...More..

GOP Moves to Reform Endangered Species Act
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

GOP Moves to Reform Endangered Species Act

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. This July 2017 photo provided by the University of Nevada, Reno shows a Dixie Valley toad ...More..

Asteroid DISCOVERY: Meteor study reveals secret origin of killer space rocks
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Asteroid DISCOVERY: Meteor study reveals secret origin of killer space rocks

The main source of the meteorites that strike Earth is the inner main belt, which holds about one-third of the belt's asteroids, they noted. The eight planets we know today are the survivors of this time, but o...More..

Canada’s Ontario government scraps cap-and
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Canada’s Ontario government scraps cap-and

Some rebates for energy-efficient renovations that were financed through cap-and-trade revenues - such as the GreenON rebate program - were already being phased out before Ford officially took office last week....More..

Chile: Astronomers Capture First Clear Image Of 'Baby Planet'
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Chile: Astronomers Capture First Clear Image Of 'Baby Planet'

A scientist from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany , Miriam Kepler, declared that they have detected some clues that baby planets could appear even before the outstanding discovery. The w...More..

by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Century’s longest total lunar eclipse on July 27

The total phase will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, according to NASA . People in the United States lucked out with last year's total solar eclipse - partial eclipses simply don't have the same effect - but this ...More..

Three Poachers Eaten By Lions At Nature Reserve
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Three Poachers Eaten By Lions At Nature Reserve

The men entered the Sibuya Game Reserve on the southeast coast armed with a high-powered rifle and an axe in the early hours of Monday and were found dismembered the following day. "I think we had a stroke of l...More..

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace France on Tuesday crashed a drone dressed as Superman into the Bugey nuclear energy plant, located about 20 miles east of Lyon, to expose how vulnerable that facility is to a terrorist attack and h...More..

Astronomers report the first ever image of baby planet being formed
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Astronomers report the first ever image of baby planet being formed

To the right of the black circle at the center of the image, the round bright planet can be seen within the disk of gas and dust around the young dwarf star PDS 70. While these gaps have been known for severa...More..

NASA to test `quiet` supersonic flights
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

NASA to test `quiet` supersonic flights

According to a report by the MIT Technology Review, air travel in supersonic speeds was banned in the USA since 1973, because of the loud noises. Producing an aircraft without the supersonic boom would be abs...More..