Sci-tech

Mystery dinosaur skeleton fetches over $2 million at auction

The French owner of the yet to be identified species bought it for a whopping $2,360,389 and refused to be named in public. In a joint statement urging Agutte...


NASA’s major Mars findings: organic molecules and seasonal changes

In a second, potentially more significant finding announced Thursday, scientists reported detection of a seasonal variation in methane levels in the martian a...


Oldest 'footprints' found in China

No body fossils for these animals have been found yet, however, and the scientists believe such remnants may not have been preserved. The fossils date to the ...


Study finds that days on Earth are getting longer - here's why

With a better understanding of the ancient relationship between Earth and the moon, we can now count on its constant retreat of 3.82 centimeters per year to len...


Gravitational "bumper cars" could put Planet Nine hypothesis on ice

It is a bit smaller than Pluto and takes more than 11,000 years to complete one trip around the sun. "The picture we draw of the outer solar system in textboo...


Asteroid on Collision Course with Earth Breaks Into Pieces Before Impact

At the time of its discovery, 2018 LA was nearly as close to Earth as the orbit of the moon, "although that was not initially known", stated NASA officials. T...


Trio reach Earth from ISS with football slated for World Cup

After landing, Shkaplerov ate from a bowl of grapes and said he was feeling well and happy to be back on Earth. There they will undergo a longer medical exam an...


Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags

Our addiction to plastic is killing wildlife. At least 300 marine animals including pilot whales, sea turtles and dolphins, perish each year in Thai waters af...


SpaceX set to launch Falcon 9 early Monday

The Falcon 9's booster previously launched the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B spacecraft last summer. SpaceX will go for its 11th successful launch of the y...


Trump administration floats plan to save coal plants

In a uncommon transfer, the Trump administration confirmed Friday that it's going to take "instant steps" to stop coal and nuclear energy services within the US...


'Surprising' methane dunes found on Pluto

The surface patterns recorded by New Horizons don't lie, though. The paper's lead author is Dr Matt Telfer , a physical geographer at the University of Pl...


Trump administration mulls new plan to help ailing coal, nuke plants

A draft plan circulating in Washington would require power grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal plants over the next two years to prevent them...


Scientists find methane ice dunes on Pluto

A British-led team announced the findings on Thursday (Friday NZ time) in the journal Science . Scientists have discovered dunes on Pluto which look a lot...


Flash Flood Watch In Effect Until 10 PM Thursday

Localized rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected Thursday, with more rain in the forecast through the weekend. CBS Baltimore reports that Ellicott ...


Scientists finally find the 240-million-year-old 'mother of all lizards'

This Megachirella fossil thus pulls our evolutionary timeline of lizards back by 75 million years, since there was no prior evidence that any were alive bac...


Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escape zoo in Germany

During the frenzied search for the predators, involving police and the fire brigade, authorities had cautioned residents to stay indoors and keep doors and wind...


Rise and fall of the Great Barrier Reef

An global study led by Australian researchers on Tuesday revealed that the country's iconic Great Barrier Reef has survived five "death events" linked with cl...


Alberto, year's first named Atlantic storm, makes Florida landfall

A tornado threat exists in the front-right quadrants of the storm, which today is northern Florida and most of Georgia and SC. Subtropical Storm Alberto i...


Federal government will purchase Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B

Kinder Morgan last month gave Ottawa an ultimatum: Chairman Steve Kean said the company would suspend all work on the expansion project entirely if the lega...


Canadian government to buy pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5bn

Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the announcement at a news conference with Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, days before a drop-dead date set by Kinder Mo...