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Dire warnings of climate change should be heeded

The next few years could be the most important that we have ever seen, in terms of acting in time to avoid runaway climate change . "One opportunity for Africa...


NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident

NASA now depends on Russian Soyuz launch systems to ferry crew members to the station. A Russian "state commission" has been formed to investigate the rocke...


See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images

Five deaths were reported in Virginia, in addition to four in Florida, one in Georgia and one in North Carolina. More than 375,000 people up and down the Gu...


Astronauts return to families' arms after emergency landing

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine issued a statement saying he was "grateful that everyone is safe" and that "a thorough investigation into the cause of the...


Helicopter Video Captures the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida

On Thursday, authorities and residents will begin to discover the full extent of Michael's destruction in Florida and Georgia while the Carolinas brace for poss...


Soyuz rocket carrying astronauts forced into emergency landing after malfunction

Shortly before this writing, NASA published a statement that gave us further insight into what went wrong and the rescue mission that ensured Ovchinin and ...


Before-and-after photos show Hurricane Michael's catastrophic destruction in Florida

The wind force in the center at that time had reached 249 km/h. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, the storm was about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west-northwest of Columbia...


Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Michael smashed into Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday with screeching 250km per hour winds, pushing a wall of sea...


SpaceX Successfully Launches SAOCOM 1A

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's first stage has landed back at its California launch site after carrying an Argentinian satellite into space. SpaceX founder ...


Where Is Hurricane Michael Right Now?

In Panama City Beach, a building that was still under construction didn't stand a chance against Michael . Central pressure continues to fall and now sits ...


Hurricane Michael to make landfall on Florida Panhandle as powerful Category 4

With the center of the storm targeting the central Florida Panhandle, that part of the area will get storm surge, hurricane wind heavy rain and possible tor...


Store owner stays put for Hurricane Michael

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Citrus County. The speed of the storm - Michael was moving north 12 mph (19 kph) - gave many people a dwindling nu...


Climate risks require India to rethink its approach

Countries in the southern hemisphere will be among the worse off, the report said . Henri Waisman, a senior researcher at Paris-based think tank IDDRI and on...


The startling stats that show the power of Hurricane Florence

As of 8.00am (1200 GMT), it was packing sustained winds of 130 miles (210 kilometres) per hour, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. "Do you ...


Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch

The rocket's first - and reusable - stage landed successfully, marking the first West Coast landing for a booster. The spacecraft will set up shop 385 miles (62...


How are you fighting climate change?

Natural gas could maintain an 8% share of electricity generation if CCS reduced total global net emissions to zero by 2050. Here's everything you need to know...


‘This won’t be subtle’: SpaceX West Coast launch will create sonic boom

The 30th Space Wing said in a news release Tuesday that Central Coast residents may see the first stage of the Falcon 9 returning to Vandenberg. Nearby reside...


Storm Michael could soon form, hit US midweek

The weather system is given a 30 percent chance for tropical development over the next five days, according to a Hurricane Center advisory issued early Thursday...


Back to Earth: Astronauts Touch Down in Kazakhstan

Feustel, Arnold and Artemyev spent 197 days in space. "Special thanks to the crew of the 55th and 56th expeditions for their support and participation in our ...


Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysis that the 22-pound "rock" is, indeed, a meteorite , and is apparently the si...


Article image Lockheed-Martin reveals plans for reusable lunar lander

Lockheed Martin's design will remain at the Deep Space Gateway until astronauts need to be taken to the moon. The spacecraft, known as the Mars Base Camp P...


Goblin, dwarf planet, discovered beyond Pluto

And this object provides compelling evidence for the existence of Planet X. Astronomers first observed the dwarf planet in 2015, from the Subaru telescope at ...


Physics Nobel goes to scientists who invented optical tweezers and laser pulses

Arthur Ashkin , 96 - the oldest ever Nobel prize victor - of Bell Laboratories in the USA won half of the prize for inventing " optical tweezers " while Frenc...


American scientist shares Nobel Prize for work in laser physics

The CERN controversy - and the overall lack of female Nobel winners - has highlighted the obstacles that women often face in science fields, particularly in ...


TS Kirk drops heavy rain across eastern Caribbean | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The information above is provided for guidance only and should not be used to make life or death decisions or decisions relating to property. The NHC said t...


Scientists: Asteroid-alien Oumuamua again began to threaten the Land

Ever since astronomers spotted 'Oumuamua, the first-ever object from beyond our solar system , it has offered more questions than answers: - What is it? All fo...


Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus in New Zealand

Mr Masuda told AFP . Kyle told i: "We were kayaking in the winter NZ Kaikoura, lovely day, seals were swimming and enjoying sun on the rocks". Meanwhile, the...


Tropical storm Kirk approaching Lesser Antilles | Caribbean

It is still quickly moving west at 18 miles per hour. Hurricane Rosa formed on September 26, 2018, in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is about 500 miles west-...


Whale hello there! Beluga spotted eating in River Thames

Whales are rarely seen in the Thames, and the sighting has sparked conerns for the beluga's health. Beluga whales were last spotted in the United Kingdom thre...


I-95 reopens in North Carolina 10 days after Hurricane Florence

North Carolina Emergency Management Director Michael Sprayberry said September 22 that eastern counties continue to see major flooding, including areas along ...


UK Labour opposition party vows to reject May's Brexit deal

Party members will be asked to agree that "if we can not get a general election, Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning f...


These History-Making Photos Of Rovers Landing On An Asteroid Are Stunning

On a primitive piece of space rock more than 100 million miles (160 million kilometres) from Earth, two tiny robotic explorers took their first cautious "hops" ...


While Tropical Depression Kirk bears watching, system between Bermuda, Bahamas could develop

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. NHC says little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days,...


Hayabusa2 probe releases two rovers over Ryugu asteroid

Taking advantage of the asteroid's low gravity, the rovers will jump around on the surface - soaring as high as 15 metres and staying in the air for as long as ...


NASA's Planet-Hunter TESS Captures Its First Science Images | Astronomy

NASA has released the first image from its new space telescope. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) took this snapshot of the Large Magell...