Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

The election of Donald Trump-who pledged to pull the USA out of the Paris Climate accord and aims to roll back transportation and power-plant emissions standards-has galvanized investors, building support for funds focused on environmental, social an... More..

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CBBC Newsround: Scientist warning over climate change and global warming
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

CBBC Newsround: Scientist warning over climate change and global warming

The deadly heat waves that hit India and Pakistan in 2015 will become practically yearly events if the world reaches the hotter of the two goals, the report said . The report stressed the half-degree differen...More..

Scientist warning over climate change and global warming - CBBC Newsround
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Scientist warning over climate change and global warming - CBBC Newsround

The next major climate discussions are scheduled in December in Katowice, Poland where countries are expected to discuss rules to implement the Paris agreement . With a 2°C rise, the impacts can be too serious...More..

Hurricane Michael Gains Strength as It Takes Aim at North Florida
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael Gains Strength as It Takes Aim at North Florida

The Category 1 storm was moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour. The storm is expected to become a Category 3 hurricane by the time it reaches Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday . Storm surge watches...More..

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully

About half an hour later, the first stage booster was sent back to the base, the first time the company has landed this type of rocket on the West Coast. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk also warned of the...More..

First Alert Weather: Michael forecast to become a major hurricane, impact Suncoast
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

First Alert Weather: Michael forecast to become a major hurricane, impact Suncoast

Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an order for a state of emergency for 26 counties to rush preparations in the Panhandle and the Big Bend area, freeing up resources and activating 500 members of the Florida...More..

Wind farms cause local warming
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Wind farms cause local warming

A group of scientists from Harvard University have tried to assess the probable consequences of the expansion of wind energy in its now available forms - wind Park. But for the most part, these seem like smal...More..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Apparently in 'Safe Mode' After Gyroscope Failure

Osten also noted that the team has had a "very stressful weekend" and that the Hubble is now "in safe mode while we figure out what to do". The Hubble Space Telescope - responsible for capturing some of the...More..

SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully

People across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, were treated to a stunning light show moving across the darkened horizon on Sunday night. But that's possible only when launching relatively ...More..

Rock used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Rock used as a doorstop for decades is actually a $100,000 meteorite

For 30 years, the 22-pound space rock was used as a doorstop. The estimated $US100,000 ($141,700) price tag puts the MI man's 10kg rock at $US10 ($14) per gram. The farmer had said to the owner that it landed...More..

Meteorite used for decades as a doorstop
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Meteorite used for decades as a doorstop

For additional verification, a piece of the rock was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which backed up the finding. " I could tell right away that this was something special ", Sibescu ...More..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX Rocket Seen Across California

The Air Force last week advised residents on the central California coast they might see multiple engine burns by the first stage and hear one or more sonic booms as it returned. As The Verge noted , SpaceX ...More..

NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase

All these decades later, the probe appears to be nearing a massive milestone: an entry into interstellar space. Voyager 2 has a different trip going on compared to Voyager 1 which means that the changes to ...More..

Fallen Cassini's Data Still Showering Scientists With Stunning Findings About Saturnian Rings
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Fallen Cassini's Data Still Showering Scientists With Stunning Findings About Saturnian Rings

What the researchers were expecting was a lot more water ice. The findings, which were made with Cassini's Cosmic Dust Analyzer and Radio and Plasma Wave Science instruments , come a little more than a yea...More..

Saturn’s ring rain is a downpour, not a drizzle
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Saturn’s ring rain is a downpour, not a drizzle

Some preconceived ideas are turning out to be wrong while new questions are being raised. Six teams of researchers are publishing their work October 5 in the journal Science , based on findings from Cassini'...More..

Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Physics Laureate, Dies at 96
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Physics Laureate, Dies at 96

He had shared the Nobel in 1988 for the discovery of muon neutrino, one of the building blocks of matter, the leading daily Chicago-Sun Times reported on Thursday. The United States is the only advanced wealt...More..

Chance of tropical depression or tropical storm developing in Gulf has increased
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Chance of tropical depression or tropical storm developing in Gulf has increased

This is expected to be followed by a north-northeast turn on Friday. "Please consult products from your local weather office as these conditions could cause life- threatening surf and rip currents". An area of ...More..

Astronomers posit first moon outside solar system
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Astronomers posit first moon outside solar system

As astronomers have discovered more than 3,500 exoplanets - worlds orbiting stars other than the Sun a new exploration for exomoons - bodies that orbit these distant planets - has started in parallel. Second, t...More..

Quebec's Premier designate remains firm on controversial promises after historic win
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Quebec's Premier designate remains firm on controversial promises after historic win

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has stepped down as Liberal leader and is leaving politics following the party's election defeat Monday. Losing party status means the PQ, the party of Rene Levesque that onc...More..

The scientists received the Nobel prize in physics for research on lasers
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

The scientists received the Nobel prize in physics for research on lasers

They are being honored for, quote, "groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics ". Some data used in those reports is more than a decade old but more recent figures still show a wide gap in the n...More..