Sci-tech

Australian PM Turnbull survives party leadership challenge

Although he lost the vote and will now head to the backbenches, the level of support for Dutton was substantial enough to fuel speculation of an imminent second...


Aussie gov't boosts drought relief funding to 1.3 billion United States dollars

He will work with government to facilitate coordination of service delivery, including the Drought Commissioner in NSW , Drought Commissioners in Queensland ,...


‘Abrupt thaw’ of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models

Combining the results of these two field works with the remote-sensing data of the changes that took place over the past two years in the lake, the research tea...


Court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 e...


A Hurricane Could Hit Hawaii Next Week

It entered the Central Pacific Saturday as a Category 4 hurricane but has since weakened slightly. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurrica...


Scientists found in amber insect age nearly 100 million years

During the Cretaceous period, when Tyrannosaurus rex stomped through the jungle, the plants it tramped down were from a group known as gymnosperms. The ambe...


Tropical Storm Ernesto is coming, get ready for some really heavy rain

Bands of rain will sweep across the country as the remnants of ex-tropical storm Ernesto batter parts of Britain . We were pretty sure the good weather was...


China unveils vehicle to explore moons far side

Its length is 1.5 meters, width 1 meter and a height of 1.1 meters. The mission, named Chang'e 4 , follows in the footsteps of its predecessor (you guessed i...


Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend

Northern England, parts or Ireland and southern Scotland are all most likely to feel the brunt of the heavy storm. Chances for development will wane over the ...


SpaceX on track to send astronauts into orbit

The Capsule must be safely carried in case something goes wrong with the Falcon 9 rocket - again, the test will not have astronauts on board. The Crew Dragon...


Extreme Hot Weather More Likely In Next Four Years, Scientists Say

The prediction comes as a severe and prolonged heatwave sweeps the northern hemisphere. It takes into account external forces affecting global mean surface te...


Sussex weather and your chance of seeing the Perseid meteor shower

And that debris trail is what the earth passes through which gives us a stunning show every single year. "But a meteor shower such as the Perseids all seem to e...


Manned space mission by 2022: PM Modi during Independence Day speech

Before undertaking the launch, we will have two unmanned missions. This human space flight venture, he said, would take the country's science and technology fie...


NASA Launches Probe to Go Deep into Sun's Scorching Atmosphere

The mission will provide critical research data regarding essential solar mysteries. This solar probe, named after solar physicist Dr. Eugene Parker , is suppo...


State Of Emergency Declared In Red Tide-Devastated Areas Of Florida

Red tide, a common term used for a harmful algae bloom, is a naturally-occurring microscopic algae. "I am also directing a further $900,000 in grants for Lee ...


What is a subtropical storm vs. a tropical storm?

With five named storms so far in 2018, forecasters are still calling for four to eight more before the end of hurricane season. Like a tropical storm is has a c...


India to launch its first manned space mission by 2022

Alleging that the previous governments had allowed a climate of corruption to thrive, he said his government had eliminated power brokers from Delhi and plugged...


NASA successfully launched Parker Solar Probe

Additionally, the third stage includes the STAR 49BV solid rocket motor, which is created to place the spacecraft into its final trajectory. Parker is requi...


Lift-Off! NASA Launches Parker Solar Probe To 'Touch The Sun'

It will be flying at speeds of 430,000 miles per hour and endure temperatures of 1,300 degrees Celsius, moving as close as within 6.16 million km of the sun's b...


It's meteor madness this weekend

We're talking the Perseid meteor shower, which is visible every year when Earth passes through the trail of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle Comet. Reaching it...