Sci-tech

Northern Lights set to be visible over Ireland this weekend

A spot on the sun released an explosion that is on its way to Earth and could give us a good chance of catching the northern lights on Saturday . Editor of...


Judge orders government to redo climate analysis on Wyoming oil leases

BLM said in its environmental assessment of the leases that they would not have a "measurable effect" on national or global emissions. The BLM must include ...


Gov. Mike Parson declares state of emergency amid flooding

The Missouri River has swelled following heavy rains and snowmelt earlier this month . As of Tuesday evening, 74 counties, 83 cities and four tribal areas in...


'Human Meteor' Streaks Above Los Angeles During the Supermoon

Red Bull lit up Los Angeles during the last supermoon of 2019. The wingsuit divers jumped out of a helicopter at 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) above the city ...


Elon Musk Shows Off His SpaceX Heatshield In Impressive Test!

The preliminary, low altitude test flights will help monitor performance and prepare the spacecraft for future journeys as long as a trip to Mars . On the othe...


Researchers discover 40kg of plastic inside dead whale's stomach

The Facebook group, which regularly retrieves dead animals and preserves them, described it as "the most plastic" that they had ever seen in a whale . The w...


NASA Says Taking Sample From Asteroid Bennu Harder Than Expected

The OSIRIS-REx probe arrived in Bennu orbit in December 2018 to study the rock for additional information about the origins of the universe. "This is what d...


'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring

The March full moon is also known as a "full sap moon" - a reference to the time of year when sap starts to flow from maple trees. The equinox happens at 3:58...


Massive Meteor Explodes Over Earth

The rock measured 30 feet (ten metres) wide, weighed more than 1,500 tons and produced the same amount of energy as 173 kilotons of TNT . Discovery: NASA e...


2000 school pupils attend Edinburgh’s climate change protest at Scottish Parliament

She has since been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize . The Swedish teenager - who on her Twitter page describes herself as "a 16-year-old climate act...


Russian crew blasts off to International Space Station

Expedition 59 crew members Christina Koch of NASA, Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos and Nick Hague of NASA during pre-launch training. The team docked to the ...


Students to join worldwide climate change protests

Organisers claim students from schools in at least 18 areas of Scotland are preparing for strikes, inspired by the Fridays for Future movement. In Edinburgh...


Radioactive particles from huge solar storm found in Greenland

Researchers found radioactive elements buried beneath almost half a kilometre of ice in Greenland , which shows an "enormous" solar storm battered the planet i...


NASA releases the final panorama that Opportunity took on Mars

In late spring 2018, before the storm began assembling itself over the Martian plains, Opportunity took a series of photos of the Perseverance Valley. For these...


Cleaning Of Parks And Beaches As The #Trashtag Challenge Goes Viral

As online challenges go, #trashtag , which went viral on social media over the weekend, is a pretty wholesome one. The challenge was reportedly started in 20...


NASA Finds 'Hopping Liquid' On Moon’s Surface

The 43-year-old also told radio talk show Science Friday that the next astronaut to return to the moon since the 1972 landing should be female. While Briden...


Japan Announces Plans to Send Toyota to the Moon

Toyota is a leader in fuel cell development back on earth, with many vehicles in testing - while its hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai compact auto has been on s...


Climate strike call goes out

This movement is led by Swedish sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg . In September, Thunberg began leading recurring student strikes every Friday, and urged othe...


Historic test flight for Space X Crew Dragon

The re-entry into Earth's atmosphere tested the vehicle's heat shield for the first time, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk had previously said that the phase wa...


NASA captures 1st images of supersonic shockwaves colliding in flight

Though humans can't see these shock waves, we can hear them merging together as they move through the atmosphere as a thunder-like sound called a sonic boom. "W...