Sci-tech

Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village

An 11-million ton iceberg, perched off the coast of a tiny Greenland village, is striking fear in the hearts of residents. Police have moved a search-and-re...


NASA's Cape Canaveral Launch Towers Are Now Demolished

The two towers, the station's most conspicuous landmarks, were visible from a nearby beach and watched for more than half a century during missile tests and lau...


Ghost particle arrived on Earth from 3.7 billion light years away

The observations were made by the National Science Foundation-supported IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and confirmed ...


Area MPP leading Tory rollback of Ontario sex-ed curriculum

Megan Houston, a mother of three - aged two, four and 21 - said it will affect how she talks to her younger children about sex, mental health and other subjects...


Hurricane Chris Strengthens, Stays Well off US Atlantic Coast

It is not forecast to make landfall in the U.S. Chris will move out to sea as we head into the end of the week. It's expected to remain "well offshore" of the...


Progress cargo spacecraft makes fastest-ever trip to space station

The station's current crew includes NASA astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Serena Aunon-Chancellor, a European Space Agency astronaut from Germany, Al...


Baldwin Opposes Kavanaugh, Says He Would ‘Turn Back The Clock’ on Women

Why Puerto Ricans in Florida could swing Senate race Trump delivers another promise to conservatives with Supreme Court Dem senator to oppose Supreme Court n...


New Giant Dinosaur Discovered That Rewrites Evolutionary History

The findings, presented in a published on Monday in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution , introduces this dinosaur species as Ingentia Prime (First Imme...


McConnell accuses Dems of trying to 'bork' Kavanaugh

Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader, said in an interview Wednesday that Kavanaugh's belief in broad presidential authority was "just off the de...


Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

Tropical Storm Chris was upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday after it increased in speed and strength as forecasters warned that it would bring unsafe rip cur...


Starbucks is Ditching Plastic Straws, Citing Threat to Oceans

This special lid, likened by some (curmudgeons?) to an adult sippy cup , is already available at more than 8,000 stores in Canada and the U.S. For thick blende...


Environment Canada issues statement for the Maritimes about Tropical Storm Chris

In this geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Sunday, July 8, 2018, at 15:00 UTC, shows Tropical Storm Beryl , center right, moving across the Lesser An...


Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers

The storm was sitting almost still off the SC coast on Sunday, about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras. While Chris is expected to become a hurricane, it will ...


Border patrol stops Canadian fishermen in disputed waters off Maine

Facebook post tried to stop one of the fishermen at the location. In a Facebook post , Laurence Cook-a member of Grand Manan Fishermen's Association-alleged...


Depression off NC coast expected to become tropical storm; Beryl weakens

At 5 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 52.7 West. Beryl is moving faster toward the west-northwest ne...


Vacationers: Tropical storm could develop off Carolina coast

It had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and additional strengthening is expected during the next couple days, the National Hurricane Center said . '...


Scandal-hit United States environment chief could face axe

Trump announced that Pruitt's deputy, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler , would take over Monday as acting head of the agency that the president has tasked w...


President Trump says EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

He's also been held to task for exorbitant spending of taxpayer money. Previous allegations have involved reports that Pruitt used his position and govern...


Hosepipe ban for County Kildare

From today, people in the Greater Dublin Area face fines of €125 if they flout the hosepipe ban, which is to last until the end of the month. The ban is usu...


Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning

It's going to be hot and humid through to Thursday", said Zhang. A cold front will usher in a slightly cooler air mass for today. Heat warnings were also in p...


'Floating Brain' Headed to ISS on SpaceX Cargo Run

Dragon separated from Falcon 9s second stage about nine minutes and thirty seconds after liftoff and is on its way to the International Space Station, now ex...


Heat advisory this weekend through Monday night

Monday is expected to see the searing heat and high humidity continue, with temperatures again nearing 100 in New York's capital of Albany. Temperatures ...


US Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

Despite the Republican majority, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says she's confident senators can be persuaded to hold off. "The Senate stand...


Supreme Court Abortion Rights Threat Will Be Election Boost for Democrats

With the retirement of swing vote Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy , Trump and his Republican allies in the Senate plan to install a conservative justic...


Trump May Reshape Supreme Court for Decades as Justice Kennedy Retires

A traditional conservative, he advanced gay rights , reinforced abortion rights and erased political spending limits. Kennedy's retirement gives Mr. But ...


Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

The term "Blood moon" is used to refer to the red tinge on a fully eclipsed Moon. For those that may not be in the know, a blood moon is a very rare astronomi...


This week's night sky: Saturn shining with full moon

This is the closest to Earth that Saturn will be this year as Saturn's rotational axis will now pull the planet away. The full Moon is always a handsome sig...


900000 litres of Alberta crude dumped into Iowa floodwater

Williams said officials hoped to reach the cars by sometime Saturday afternoon. Almost half - 100,000 gallons - of the spilled oil has been contained with b...


Children exposed to 30% more air pollution than adults, says charity

A new working group, led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), has been es...


What you should know about toxic invasive plant just found in Va.

Giant hogweed seeds are dispersed across short distances by the wind, but they can make it further if they are accidentally transported in soil. Furthermore, th...


Puan, world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies at 62

Puan's 54 descendants have spread across the globe, inhabiting zoos in Europe, the United States, Australia and Singapore. Sixty-two-year-old Puan was given a...


Giant hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns spreads to Virginia

The US Department of Agriculture's website shows it has also been found in MI and IL. So if you call any of those locations home (or a vacation destination), ...


Antarctica ice loss trippled in five years, new study reveals

Globally sea levels are rising by about 3mm a year. The study - known as the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-Comparison Exercise - is the compilation of recent m...


US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid

Several foreign national teams also arranged games in the United States - including Spain against El Salvador in Washington, Japan against Costa Rica in Tampa, ...


Hurricane Bud strengthens to category 3 off Mexico Pacific coast

Rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 millimeters), with isolated patches of 10 inches (250 millimeters), was possible into Tuesday afternoon. This media house d...