Judge Tosses Out New York City’s Climate Change Lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge John Keenan in NY dismissed the complaint against ExxonMobil , Chevron , BP, Royal Dutch Shell , and ConocoPhillips seeking billions to shore up infrastructure from rising sea tides and other calamities attributed b... More..

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SpaceX launches heavyweight satellite, safely lands booster
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

SpaceX launches heavyweight satellite, safely lands booster

The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket lifted off at 1:50 a.m. EDT (0550 GMT) Sunday from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad on SpaceX's 13th mission of the year. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that Block 5 f...More..

Baltimore is latest city to file climate lawsuit against major oil companies
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Baltimore is latest city to file climate lawsuit against major oil companies

According to the report in the Baltimore Sun, the city alleges that the companies - including BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, Citgo, ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil - "knew that emissions from combustion of oil, g...More..

Armstrong's artifacts, momentos go to auction
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Armstrong's artifacts, momentos go to auction

The collection includes a variety of artifacts from Armstrong's 1969 lunar landing and private mementos that include pieces of a wing and propeller from the 1903 Wright Brothers Flyer that the astronaut took ...More..

Trump Administration Seeks to Strip Key Provisions From Endangered Species Act
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trump Administration Seeks to Strip Key Provisions From Endangered Species Act

The ESA itself applies these prohibitions (e.g., regarding take and import) only to endangered species. "But instead of continuing the hard work needed to conserve a healthy and vibrant environment for our kids...More..

'Quadrillion tons of diamond' may be buried 100 miles under Earth's surface
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

'Quadrillion tons of diamond' may be buried 100 miles under Earth's surface

But it will be a while until diamonds are every girl's best friend: the lavish gems are located so deep, no drill in existence can reach them. MIT explains that this vast supply of diamonds is likely buried b...More..

US proposes rollback of endangered species protections, alarming environmentalists
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

US proposes rollback of endangered species protections, alarming environmentalists

Specifically, Section 4 (d) directs the agencies that implement the act - the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - to issue regulations to protect threatened speci...More..

First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

Scientists called him "the snake of Dawn of Myanmar" ( Xiaophis Myanmarensis ). "Amber collects everything it touches - kind of like super glue - and then holds onto it for a hundred million years", said Cald...More..

Very Large Telescope In Chile Captures Remarkably Sharp Images Of Neptune
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Very Large Telescope In Chile Captures Remarkably Sharp Images Of Neptune

Increasing demand for high resolution microscopy, growing importance for utilizing adaptive optics in free-space laser communications, expanding research and development investment for integrating adaptive op...More..

Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming

Its duration will be around three hours 55 minutes. "The eclipse will be completely over at 3:49 am". The night of 27 July offers another periodic spectacle during the lunar eclipse when Earth casts its shado...More..

Blue Origin Conducts its Escape Motor Test
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Blue Origin Conducts its Escape Motor Test

Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep. Blue Origin's trademark flight dummy "Mannequin Skywalker" was aboard the flight, along with a handful o...More..

by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Krem Mawmluh key to historical 'Meghalayan Age'

According to the geologists, this new age began with a drought that was all over the world and lasted for about 200 years. All these three ages comprise the " Holocene Epoch ", which began at the end of the...More..

Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

It's not big by most dinosaur standards - between only 13 and 16 feet long - but you can bet its armored tail with a club packed a good punch. Its skull was covered with spikes and horns. Researchers say they...More..

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

His team at Carnegie, along with collaborators at the University of Hawaii and Northern Arizona University, was hunting for objects far beyond Pluto. " Valetudo is like driving down the highway on the wrong ...More..

Scientists have found a quadrillion tons of diamonds beneath the Earth’s surface
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Scientists have found a quadrillion tons of diamonds beneath the Earth’s surface

The study was undertaken by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . The latest insights come thanks to years of seismic data from the USGS, used to solve a persistent mystery among geologists. So they pu...More..

Successful Blue Origin Rocket Test in West Texas
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Successful Blue Origin Rocket Test in West Texas

The test is scheduled to begin at 10 am EDT (14:00 UTC) at the company's West Texas launch site. The entire mission lasted 11 minutes and 17 seconds. "Anything could have happened today, and this is the best ...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Who is the priest on Google?

Google on Tuesday created a special doodle and marked the 124th birth anniversary of Belgian astronomer Georges Lemaitre , the man who divulged the truth behind the expanding universe . Two years later , this...More..

Astronomers Serendipitously Discover 12 Moons Around Jupiter
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Astronomers Serendipitously Discover 12 Moons Around Jupiter

The Magellan telescope in Chile captured these recovery images of the oddball Jovian moon, known as Valetudo , in May. It may sound chaotic, but since "they're at different distances, they don't really ever ...More..

Calgary to begin scorcher of a week with heat warning issued
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Calgary to begin scorcher of a week with heat warning issued

After a hot sunny weekend, the Metro Vancouver weather forecast is calling for two weeks of sunshine. To have heat warnings and other weather alerts delivered right to your phone, download CTV's free Weath...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump says Putin is responsible for election interference

Trump was asked at the end of a Cabinet meeting if Russian Federation was still targeting the USA and answered "no" without elaborating. That came just days after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats soun...More..