Sci-tech

Where is Storm Ernesto now? When will it hit UK?

Within the next 24 hours, Ernesto is expected to dissipate and weaken as it reaches the United Kingdom and Ireland, downgrading to a post tropical storm along t...


Florida: Gov Rick Scott declares state of emergency for red tide outbreak

Red tide this summer has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast. "I am issuing an emergency declaration to provide significant funding and resources to the co...


Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

Shares of Bayer plunged more than 10 per cent to their lowest in nearly two years after a California jury ordered the German company's subsidiary Monsanto t...


Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

The mission is named for Eugene Parker , the physicist who first theorized the existence of the solar wind in 1958. Scientists have wanted to build a space...


Here's how and when to watch the Perseid meteor shower

The meteors are called Perseids because they seem to dart out of the constellation Perseus. "As long as you have clear skies and you're away from the city, yo...


Emaciated orca receives antibiotics at crucial time

The distinctive black-and-white orcas have struggled since they were listed as an endangered species in the USA and Canada over a decade ago. The female orc...


US space agency postpones launch of historic spaceship to Sun

The probe is named after Eugene Parker, a solar physicist who in 1958 first predicted the existence of the solar wind, the stream of charged particles and magne...


This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

According to NASA , just because this weekend is the peak of the meteor shower doesn't mean they can't be seen afterward. You won't be able to see as many met...


NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral

While we don't have technology that would survive the sun's surface heat of 2 to 3 million degrees Fahrenheit, the Parker probe has heat shields that will prote...


8 interesting facts you should know before the partial solar eclipse

The current solar eclipse ( surya grahan ) will be a partial solar eclipse . The first solar eclipse this year was in February. The peak of the partial ecl...


Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

The Perseids have presented a scintillating display for 2,000 years, according to NASA . You won't have to worry about one bonking you on the head - most of...


When to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Manitoba this weekend

The Perseid Meteor Shower takes place when the Earth travels through the cloud of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle Comet. So when is the Perseid meteor sh...


The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

The comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object that repeatedly passes earth. This weekend (August 12-13th) marks the peak period to view the Perseids across all...


Drought suffering farmers get Federal support

If it were to rain tomorrow it would still be a year or more before farmers in drought see any income. "NSW Farmers urges both levels of Government to make ...


Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

The conditions needed to stir up hurricanes are lacking, noted Phil Klotzbach and Michael Bell of Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project . Su...


Hector Enters Central Pacific as Category 4 Hurricane

Early Wednesday, Hector was traveling west at 16 miles per hour with 125 miles per hour maximum sustained winds . It was centered about 1,525 miles (2,455 ki...


Rogue planet with mystical aurora discovered drifting beyond our solar system

It is travelling through space unaccompanied by any parent star. The planet is skirting the boundaries of our solar system - just 20 light years from Earth - an...


Estonian descendant Nicole Aunapu Mann selected for American space flights

On July 8, 2011, the space shuttle Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center, marking the last time a USA astronaut was launched into space from American soil...


SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability

Merah Putih, formerly called Telkom-4, replaces Telkom-1, bringing coverage to Indonesia, India and other parts of Asia to expand broadband and telephony servic...


Sunita Williams to fly on NASA’s commercial spacecraft in 2019

The astronauts will fly on the spacecraft developed by Elon Musk-owned SpaceX's Crew Dragon and global aviation firm Boeing's CST-100 Starliner , as part of...


NSW faces fresh calls to ban plastic bags

Mr Carey expressed his disapproval on Facebook . "At Coles we are absolutely committed to reducing our impact on the environment and making a positive contri...


Meet NASA's new astronauts

The first SpaceX Crew Dragon flight to the space station will include NASA astronaut and Navy test pilot Victor Glover , who has logged more than 3,000 hour...


States going to court to challenge mileage rule

Under the Obama administration's Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, new cars sold in the US must average about 54 miles per gallon by 2025. Re...


1st Crewed Flights of Private Space Taxis Slip to 2019

In a blog post, NASA said SpaceX plans to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on an unpiloted test flight in November. However, even before the failure took...


Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

In a study published last week, experts said the animal first spotted off the island of Kauai in August 2017 appears to be the first time there has been a hybri...


Italian Space Agency found a large underground lake in Mars

In 2020, Mars and Earth will again approach one another at a distance of about 39 million miles. Mars will be closest to Earth around 1 a.m. July 31, at 35.8...


Mars gets closer to earth after 15 years

If you do, you'll get to see Mars up close for the first time since 2003 , when it last made an approach like this. Another close approach won't happen until...


Total lunar eclipse to be visible for record amount of time

Time put together a list of the best places to see the eclipse . While the exact time of the opposition fell at 1:13 p.m. Friday, which was invisible du...


Don’t miss your date with century’s longest Lunar Eclipse on July 27

Young people - some in traditional Maasai outfits and armed with alem daggers - gathered around, laughing and pointing to the engorged, bright-white moon overhe...


Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Totality, the period of time that the moon is fully in Earth's shadow , will last for approximately 103 minutes (1 hour, 42 minutes), with partial phases occur...


Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

But if you're going to be in a part of the world where you won't get a direct view of the eclipse (or if it's cloudy where you are), you do have some options....


Iridium nears completion of NEXT satellite network

These satellites to replace orbiting satellites of the previous generation. It is the first time that the company is having one mission for a first stage land...


Mars Making Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years

The next close approach will occur in 2020. In 2003, Mars and Earth were at their closest in almost 60,000 years, coming within 34.6 million miles of each oth...


21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday: Bengaluru gears up

The space agency said Nigeria, like most of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region would witness a total Lunar Eclipse on the 27...


This is what to expect from Friday's 'blood moon'

For those in the Middle East and Madagascar, the eclipse will occur about midnight, and people in Europe and Africa will have the best view between sunset and...