Iceberg breaks off glacier in Greenland

An illustrated overlay of the iceberg's dimensions is available here (Credit: Google Earth, Courtesy of Denise Holland): http://bit.ly/2z8cctk . "Knowing how and in what ways icebergs calve is important for simulations because they ultimately de... More..

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Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets

But that's all the more reason, he warned Democrats, not to let their opposition get out of hand. Robert Mueller reportedly is among those who believes a president can not be indicted when in office. But that...More..

by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dramatic Video Captures Moment Towering Iceberg Splits from Greenland Glacier

In 2017, scientists estimated that a collapse of the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet , which is two-and-a-half miles thick and about as large as Texas, would raise global sea levels by 10 feet-inundating coa...More..

Houston model bitten by shark while swimming in the Bahamas
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Houston model bitten by shark while swimming in the Bahamas

Her boyfriend's dad, who was photographing the whole thing, captured the moment the shark bit her and pulled her away. Zarutskie hopes her modeling career will continue and she has not ruled out posing with...More..

Airbus to design new Mars rover
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Airbus to design new Mars rover

The new rover will be designed at Airbus's site in the United Kingdom town of Stevenage, just north of London, and is another boon to the UK's burgeoning space sector, which is now worth an estimated £13.7 bi...More..

Bright Pink is Oldest Color in Geological Record | Paleontology
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Bright Pink is Oldest Color in Geological Record | Paleontology

An worldwide team led by researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) extracted 1.1-billion-year-old bright pink pigments from ancient rocks deep below the Sahara Desert in Mauritania, West Africa....More..

by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Israel announces mission to land spacecraft on the Moon

Ofer Doron, head of IAI's space division, said Israel was "going to show the way for the rest of the world" to send a spacecraft to the Moon at a reasonable cost. Its maximum speed will reach more than 10 k...More..

Tropical Storm Chris strengthening as it moves farther into Atlantic, NHC says
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris strengthening as it moves farther into Atlantic, NHC says

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned beachgoers on Monday to beware of risky rip currents after an unidentified man in his mid-60s drowned just north of Nags Head when he was caught in a rough surf current cau...More..

Starbucks is done with plastic straws
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Starbucks is done with plastic straws

Straws made from alternative materials, including paper or compostable plastic, will also be available for Frappuccino blended beverages and for customers who prefer or need a straw. That's when Seattle's b...More..

Next EPA Chief Must Clean Up Pruitt's Mess
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Next EPA Chief Must Clean Up Pruitt's Mess

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will not enforce for 2018 and 2019 a 300-unit production cap put in place on the manufacture of glider kits that do not comply with Phase 2 GHG emission rules. Pruitt...More..

NASA’s Kepler Telescope nearly out of fuel, forced to nap
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

NASA’s Kepler Telescope nearly out of fuel, forced to nap

Once the data has been downloaded, the expectation is to start observations for the next campaign with any remaining fuel, the announcement added. To bring the data home, the spacecraft must point its large a...More..

Starbucks: No more plastic straws
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Starbucks: No more plastic straws

Straws, though, will still be available - made from paper or compostable plastic. Starbucks predicts that it will eliminate more than 1 billion straws yearly. Some Starbucks drinks, like cold brew with cold...More..

Scandal-tainted Scott Pruitt quits as Donald Trump’s environmental chief
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Scandal-tainted Scott Pruitt quits as Donald Trump’s environmental chief

Like President Trump, Pruitt voiced skepticism about mainstream climate science. Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Thursday en route to Montana that Pruitt "did an outstanding job" and resigned of his ...More..

Tropical Storm Chris likely to strengthen into a hurricane Monday
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris likely to strengthen into a hurricane Monday

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the storm has barely moved since Saturday but was likely to strengthen in the coming days. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told people to st...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris Could Become Hurricane

The storm, 150 miles south of Cape Hatteras, packs maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Environment Canada issued a tropical cyclone information statement saying that Tropical Storm Chris is expected to move...More..

Lions maul alleged rhino poachers to death
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Lions maul alleged rhino poachers to death

PRESS RELEASELions Kill Suspected Poachers on Sibuya Game ReserveSometime during the night of Sunday 1st and early. The game reserve is one of the most popular in the Eastern Cape, and it is visited by many B...More..

Ancient 3-Year-Old Climbed Trees, Researchers Say
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Ancient 3-Year-Old Climbed Trees, Researchers Say

Her almost complete skeleton was discovered in the Dikika region of Ethiopia in 2002 by Zeresenay Alemseged, paleontologist and professor of organismal biology and anatomy and the University of Chicago. Selam a...More..

by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Hawaii bans certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs

Whale "dances" beautifully in Great Barrier ReefHawaii is the first state to enact this ban, which aims to protect a vital part of the ocean's ecosystem. Oxybenzone and octinoxate are believed by scientists to...More..

Cosmic radiation from giant star system heading towards Earth
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Cosmic radiation from giant star system heading towards Earth

Yet this new study, conducted by scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and published on July 2 in the journal Nature Astronomy , proves that Eta Carinae is one of the sourc...More..

Tropical depression forms over central Atlantic
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Tropical depression forms over central Atlantic

This disturbance is forecast to move westward or west-northwestward at 15 to 20 miles per hour over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Beryl became the first hurricane in the Atlantic this season Friday and is ...More..