Science

Asteroid on Collision Course with Earth Breaks Into Pieces Before Impact

Paul Chodas of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at JPL points out that 2018 LA is just the third time that an asteroid has been identified to ...


United Nations chief: Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050

The commitment also includes a pledge to make 100 national monuments throughout the country litter-free, including the Taj Mahal. The Congress also took to T...


Small asteroid disintegrates over Southern Africa

The space rock was very faint, with observations suggesting it was just 6 feet (2 meters) across - small enough to burn up completely during its fiery plunge th...


Japanese astronaut, 2 colleagues return to Earth from space station

Shkaplerov was travelling back to Moscow, reportedly with a football that might be used in the World Cup later this month. The Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft undocked...


Kinder Morgan buyout "doesn’t make any sense", says Blaney

As a result, only a fraction of the people blocking work at the site have been arrested, but the RCMP is still spending about eight or nine hours attending each...


Scientists reveal the secrets behind Pluto’s dunes

Further investigation by an global team of geographers, physicists and planetary scientists has now filled in the blanks. "No one knew what to expect from its s...


Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags

A study published previous year found that 83 percent of water samples from more than a dozen nations were contaminated with plastic fibers. A whale with 17 p...


Whale found dead in Thailand waters had 80 plastic bags in stomach

A post mortem found 80 pieces of plastic in inside it, weighing eight kilograms. The whale spat out five plastic bags on Friday and later died, the marine ...


SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night

The rocket's first stage booster has flown before, back in September when it launched the U.S. Air Force's top-secret military space plane, the X-37B. SpaceX la...


Department of Energy recommends bail out of failing coal plants

The White House-sponsored DoE memo reportedly states that "too many of these fuel-secure plants have retired prematurely and many more have recently announc...


Trump Prepares Lifeline for Money-Losing Coal Power Plants

The White House-sponsored DoE memo reportedly states that "too many of these fuel-secure plants have retired prematurely and many more have recently announc...


May: oldest lizard fossil

The discovery of this new fossil moves back the timeline for the emergence of lizards on Earth by 75 million years. Scientists have unearthed a finger-sized f...


Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escaped from flooded cages at German zoo

The drama peaked midmorning when the bear was discovered - and shot dead. Friday's great escape comes two years after two lions broke out of their cages at a ...


The European Union might ban plastic straws, stirs, and cotton buds

The legislation is not just about banning plastic products. His fellow vice-president Jyrki Katainen who is responsible for jobs, growth, investment and com...


Trudeau's Pipeline Takeover Is Bittersweet Win for Oil Sands

Canada will pay Kinder Morgan for the money that the company has already spent on the expansion project as well as for the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, wh...


Canada’s Pipeline Purchase Won't Quell Foes But May Disable Them

The Canadian government said on Tuesday it will buy the Trans Mountain assets for $4.5 billion, hoping to salvage a project that faces formidable political and ...


Thousands evacuate as Alberto bears down on northern Gulf Coast

Alberto has 35 miles per hour sustained winds and the center is forecast to track north-northwest today and be located just to the west of Huntsville by 1 p.m....


Trudeau government to buy troubled Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion

The company estimated the deal is worth about $12 per restricted voting share, after capital gains tax. The deal, which includes the expansion, related pipeline...


A stronger Alberto to make landfall along Florida panhandle Monday

National Hurricane Center forecasters said that as of 11 a.m., the storm was about 130 miles (210 kilometers) southwest of Tampa. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued...


Sunda Evening Update on Subtropical Storm Alberto

The storm has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and the NHC says it is moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour. The Alabama and Florida Gulf ...