Science

This toxic plant can cause 3rd-degree-burns and blindness

If you don't look too closely at it its stem, which is covered in purple splotches and coarse hair-like protrusions, the giant hogweed is nearly pretty. The uns...


NASA Mars Rover captures incredible selfie as dust storm sweeps Red Planet

Mars will make its closest approach to earth over the last 1.5 decades, which makes it particularly attractive and bright. While it's going to be approaching ...


Millions at risk of chronic flooding this century, new study says

A new report projects that Florida is at the greatest risk of any state for tidal flooding caused by rising sea levels. Estimates assuming intermediate le...


Disclosed the mystery of the "intermittent day" on Venus

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has a spacecraft orbiting Venus called Akatsuki . These effects are spread out so widely across the entire planet that...


Ferry Sunk For Delaware Artificial Reef

The vessel's sinking was carried out by Norfolk, Virginia-based marine contractor Coleen Marine, which bought the ferry from the Delaware River and Bay Authorit...


The ice on Antarctica is melting faster - the Scientists

The most important question is whether the increase in ice loss in Antarctica as a temporary phenomenon, or the rate of ice melting will continue to grow non-li...


Zookeeper's heartfelt tribute after the death of world's oldest orangutan

She was a grand old lady who demanded respect and earned respect. She had been at the zoo since 1968, and was officially recognised by Guinness World Records...


Scientists Just Watched a Supermassive Black Hole Swallow a Star

Astronomers used radio and infrared telescopes while looking at a supermassive black hole . The emission was first seen in 2005. Most of the time, superm...


Over 300000 USA coastal homes at risk of flooding by 2045

And Tampa Bay faces some of the greatest risk within the Sunshine State. "Unfortunately, in the years ahead many coastal communities will face declining prope...


Humidex values, expected to hit 40, prompt heat warning

Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for the GTA and much of the province. Need to cool down in a hurry? And don't let the cloud cover fool you. It ...


Toxic Giant Hogweed Plant Has Spread to Virginia

If the sap gets into anyone's eyes, there is the potential for blindness. The plant's sap can cause severe burns. Once you have an infestation, it takes a lot...


Hawking celebrated at Westminster Abbey-INSIDE

A stone slab was removed and Hawking's ashes, in a small blue velvet box, placed below. "He shared Darwin's agnosticism, but it is fitting that he too shoul...


Peggy Whitson, NASA's record-breaking astronaut, retires

She also claimed the title for most spacewalks by a woman - 10 spacewalks totalling 60 hours and 21 minutes - and set the record for most time spent in space by...


Ontario will scrap cap and trade, challenge Ottawa's carbon tax: Doug Ford

Ending the carbon price was a key part of the Progressive Conservative leader's campaign pledge to cut gas prices by 10 cents. "For all the risks - and the ri...


Can Spiders Actually Fly - New Study Reveals the Unexpected

There has been documentation of some fearless spiders crossing oceans with their DIY parachutes. Moonsung Cho , an aerodynamics engineer at the Technical U...


World's Oldest Rain Forest Frogs Found in Amber

Blackburn, one of this new study' co-authors. Frogs have existed on Earth for about 200 million years - much longer than our species has been around. "Whi...


Antarctica is now melting three times faster than ever before

It's possible that Antarctica alone can add about half a foot (16 centimeters) to sea level rise by the end of the century, Shepherd said. Up to now, scient...


Lost Opportunity?: NASA rover threatened by intense Martian dust storm

Still, Callas said the team was concerned about the aging rover as it faced this enormous storm, which could grow to fully envelop the planet in two to three mo...


Doug Ford puts gasoline companies ‘on notice’ over weekend price hikes

His pledge to end the cap-and-trade program, created to cap and lower carbon emissions over time, drew an immediate rebuke from Greenpeace. "I will (be) direc...


What happens when a black hole destroys a star

Continued observations carried out over almost a decade showed the source of radio emission expanding in one direction, just as expected for a jet. The materi...