A new, odd atmospheric phenomenon known as 'STEVE'

Now, scientists who have been studying the phenomenon say that the purple streak wasn't an aurora at all. Look up at the Arctic night sky and you might spot it: a attractive purple ribbon of mysterious lights floating overhead. "Our main conc... More..

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Fossil shows 'strange' turtle from 228 million years ago had no shell
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Fossil shows 'strange' turtle from 228 million years ago had no shell

In the end, after thoroughly examining this ancient turtle with no shell, the scientists placed the creature on an evolutionary line that led to the appearance of turtles as we know them today. Eorhynchochely...More..

Scientists say water ice confirmed on Moon
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Scientists say water ice confirmed on Moon

NASA scientists believe that they have discovered water ice on the moon. Though water molecules were previously found, the ice deposits "might be utilized as an in-situ resource in future exploration of the moo...More..

Leah Barkoukis - Hunter Denies Abusing Campaign Funds
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Leah Barkoukis - Hunter Denies Abusing Campaign Funds

In a statement, House Speaker Paul Ryan called the charges "deeply serious" and said Hunter will be removed from his committee assignments, pending resolution of the case. Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks exclusivel...More..

Evolution may favour 'survival of the laziest'
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Evolution may favour 'survival of the laziest'

In 2005 a book by German health experts claimed the key to a long and happy life is not healthy eating and plenty of exercise - but lazing about. The reason why gastropods (such as sea snails and sea slugs) a...More..

Rain and Mudslides: Hurricane Lane Impacting Hawaii Already
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Rain and Mudslides: Hurricane Lane Impacting Hawaii Already

A auto is stuck partially submerged in floodwaters from Hurricane Lane rainfall in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday. While the exact path of Lane remains uncertain, CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri says the storm...More..

Ancient DNA reveals tryst between extinct human species
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Ancient DNA reveals tryst between extinct human species

During DNA sequencing of the bones discovered at the site, the researchers noticed that half of the chromosomes in Denisova 11 were similar to those of the other Denisovans and half of them were closer to t...More..

‘SHUT THE F*#% UP!’ Woman loses NASA internship after abusive Twitter exchange
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

‘SHUT THE F*#% UP!’ Woman loses NASA internship after abusive Twitter exchange

Her tweet got the attention of Home Hickam who replied to her tweet saying, "Language" implying that the woman should refrain from using profanity. "However, when I saw NASA and the word used together, it...More..

Hurricane Lane sparks state of emergency in Hawaii
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Hurricane Lane sparks state of emergency in Hawaii

Moving north-west at 11kmh, it was classified as a powerful Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, packing sustained winds of 209kmh. Federal officials said they were prepared to help peo...More..

Bernier declares he's leaving federal Conservative party
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Bernier declares he's leaving federal Conservative party

At the same time, Bernier's departure, Scheer said , means the "entire Conservative caucus can move forward". Bernier wrote on Twitter. Scheer said he thinks Bernier thought about doing something like this...More..

Here’s a picture of Hurricane Lane taken from the International Space Station
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Here’s a picture of Hurricane Lane taken from the International Space Station

Tropical storm force winds stretch over 230 miles , which is greater than the distance from Hilo to Honolulu. CALGARY-Hurricane Lane's path toward Hawaii has forced WestJet to cancel all inbound flights to ...More..

Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell told Hawaii News Now that local officials are taking steps to alleviate flooding before the storm hits. Mark Antolin and his son load sand to fill sand bags into his truck as H...More..

by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Researchers say STEVE isn’t an aurora

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) said on August 20, 2018, that STEVE - an aurora-like sky phenomenon captured for decades by amateur photographers and studied by scientists since 2016 - isn't an aurora. "...More..

Inslee: Trump is co-conspirator in premature death of Washingtonians
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Inslee: Trump is co-conspirator in premature death of Washingtonians

The EPA was already not enforcing his provision earlier this year, which led to two federal district courts ruling against the agency in the same week, telling the EPA it had to uphold the Clean Air Act and enf...More..

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii braces for category four storm
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii braces for category four storm

Hurricane Watches have been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties, in the eastern part of the islands. A phenomenon known as "stadium effect" can be seen inside the eye of Hurricane Lane on Tuesday. 21, 2018....More..

The Arctic's Most Stable, Solid Patch of Ice Is Melting
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Arctic's Most Stable, Solid Patch of Ice Is Melting

It's partially the result of climate change-driven heatwaves and warm winds that have swept the Northern Hemisphere this year, and among the short-term consequences, it could threaten the survival of Arctic sea...More..

Never wash contact lenses down the drain!
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Never wash contact lenses down the drain!

Consumers who dispose of their old contact lenses by throwing them down the drain could be contributing to the problem of microplastic pollution , scientists say. The optimal way to get rid of disposable plast...More..

Scientists explained the origin of the mysterious light streaks in the sky
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Scientists explained the origin of the mysterious light streaks in the sky

STEVE was noted to be quite different from a regular aurora, as these normally bathe large sections of the skies with bold reds, greens and blues. The reports by citizens over the years on Steve fueled a st...More..

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hurricane Lane grows to category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

While the storm has gained strength over the past day and is only 7 mph shy of Category 5 strength, the Hurricane Center predicts it to begin slowly weakening over the next 24 hours due to increasing wind shear...More..

Ex-Trump campaign chair found guilty of tax fraud
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chair found guilty of tax fraud

He stared down blankly at the defence table, then looked up, expressionless, as the judge finished thanking the jury. Manafort, 69, was found guilty of five counts relating to filing false United States Ind...More..