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Nov 02 2018

Earth’s wildlife population declined by 60 per cent in 44 years: WWF

Tropical areas have seen the worst declines since then, with an 89 per cent fall in populations monitored in Latin America and the Caribbean. "It's serious and I wi...

Oct 29 2018

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean usually starts from the month of June and lasts till November 30. Hurricane Oscar, located in the central Atlantic, is moving wes...

Oct 26 2018

Iceberg shaped like a colossal sheet cake drifts through Antarctic

While an intriguing image for the many of us who don't take aerial surveys of the changing, cracking, and melting Antarctic coast, these "tabular" icebergs are a co...

Oct 18 2018

Climate change effects barley production, global beer supply

Losses of one-twenty-fifth to one-third might not seem that extreme, but warm and dry conditions will disproportionately affect the high-quality barley used for beer . A...

Oct 12 2018

The Hubble telescope is out of order due to breakage

If needed, the Hubble Space Telescope can operate using just one gyroscope; and, as we saw with the Kepler Space Telescope, which lost the second of its four reactio...

Oct 07 2018

Scientists Find What Could Be A History-Making Moon

We won't know for sure until researchers can do more tests, of course, but even so, what we do have is very promising. Unlike some notable space discoveries , this fin...

Oct 02 2018

First woman wins Physics Nobel prize in 55 years

Ashkin, who in 1987 had used the tweezers to capture living bacteria without harming them, is the oldest victor of a Nobel prize, beating American Leonid Hurwicz, who was...

Sep 27 2018

Tropical Storm Rosa to become major Hurricane soon

The storm is expected to hit the Leeward Islands later this week. At 8 a.m, Tropical Storm Kirk , carrying maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour, was locate...

Sep 26 2018

Fears Grow For ‘Very Lost’ Beluga Whale Still In The Thames

The RSPCA said: "We are working with other agencies to monitor the situation and ready to provide appropriate assistance if requested", it said. However rescue teams a...

Sep 22 2018

Red Cross volunteers help with Florence recovery efforts

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Thursday as a Category 1 storm bringing catastrophic winds, rain and flooding to the low-lying land of North and SC. Melissa Papini, ...

Sep 20 2018

SpaceX to name first passenger for round-the-moon flight Monday

The announcement was made at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California , on Tuesday. The BFR is SpaceX's upcoming two-stage reusable spaceship system that wil...

Sep 18 2018

Hurricane Florence weakens to tropical depression

Two more people were killed in Lenoir County. TV station WNCN said the 78-year-old victim and was "trying to connect two extension cords outside in the rain". In South an...

Sep 18 2018

Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2

The primary payload, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2), separated from the second stage about 53 minutes after liftoff, followed by four cubes...

Sep 17 2018

Storm chaser records Florence battering Carolina coast

If Florence doesn't wipe out oceanfront homes perched on stilts along the Carolinas coast, rising sea levels will. Florence lashed low-lying barrier islands that experi...

Sep 15 2018

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas

The very center of that bullseye may be Camp Lejeune, the sprawling Marine Corps training base. Tuesday's forecast showed 20in or more falling there, part of a wide stret...

Sep 15 2018

Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

First responders and volunteers battled through Florence's brutal winds and torrential rain as they continued their rescue operations in North and South Carolina Saturda...

Sep 14 2018

SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

SpaceX announced previous year that it planned to send two unidenified private citizens on an around-the-moon mission in late 2018. The BFR is SpaceX's newest rocket,...

Sep 14 2018

Florence Makes Landfall as Category 1 Hurricane in North Carolina

I'd been through so many hurricanes ", said Balance, who added that six sheriff's officers came to his house to rescue him Friday morning, but he didn't need to leave si...

Sep 14 2018

Isaac winds slow to 45 miles per hour, heavy rain, high surf expected

The Portuguese weather service said that wind gusts of up to 74 mph are possible by the weekend in the Azores, an island chain about 850 miles west of Portugal. "As lon...

Sep 12 2018

Tropical storm Florence expected to become hurricane

This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. "You never know, there could be tree missiles coming from any direction", she said. Red flags have...