Research

Why Venus rotates so weird?

Also, the scientists revealed that these gravity waves , caused by the extreme weather on Venus, can alter the Venusian days' length, producing an oscillation ...


World's oldest orangutan Puan dies at Western Australia zoo

Sumatran orangutans, found in the northern parts of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, do not usually live beyond 50 in the wild. "She was the founding female of...


Invasive plant found in Pennsylvania could cause blistering, blindness

So far, there has been just one confirmed sighting of Giant Hogweed - in Clarke County, Virginia, but the unsafe plant also grows in New York , Pennsylvania,...


Doug Ford Says Scrapping Ontario's Cap-And-Trade System Is 1st Priority

We all know that the carbon tax the federal Liberal government wants to ramrod down our throats is not in the best interests of Saskatchewan. "As of June the ...


These Are the Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved in Amber

The extraordinary discovery of four small frogs preserved in amber is providing the earliest evidence of these now-prolific amphibians living in tropical rain...


Antarctic ice loss triples in a decade

Until 2012, this process was offset by the increase in the volume of ice in East Antarctica , over the last five years and in this part of the continent also b...


The Rover Opportunity "fell asleep" due to a discharged battery

In 2007, Opportunity weathered a large dust storm with a tau of 5.5. "We need to consider the risks associated with these dust storms when designing future ...


Goodbye, star. Astronomers first detected the star consumed a supermassive black hole

Upon closer inspection, they discovered that a supermassive black hole at the center of one galaxy was involved. They picked up a particularly violent event a...


Sen. Inhofe Wants Meeting With Fellow Oklahoman Pruitt Over EPA Issues

The job hunt included Pruitt's approaching wealthy party supporters and conservative figures with ties to the Trump administration. In recent days, new repor...


Trio of Infant Planets Discovered around Newborn Star

In that case anomalies in the motion of the planet Uranus were traced to the gravitational effect of an unknown body, which was subsequently discovered visual...


Woman sues Nasa over ownership of moon dust vial

Last Wednesday, Cicco finally took action, filing a lawsuit in federal court and maintaining that Armstrong, who had been part of a "secretive" male pilot's clu...


Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels

Since 2012, the amount of ice loss per year has tripled to 241.4 billion tons (219 billion metric tonnes) - equivalent to about 0.02 inches per year (0.6 millim...


Benedict Cumberbatch leads tributes to Stephen Hawking at Westminster Abbey service

They joined Hawking's family and luminaries from the worlds of science and politics, as well as members of the public, who received tickets after entering a p...


Antarctica Is Melting Three Times Faster Than a Decade Ago

Researchers fear that if the thaw continues to increase at this rate, low-lying communities and coastal cities from NY to Shanghai could be under water by 2100....


Selection of North American bid could bring tournament to Edmonton

Edmonton's hopes of becoming a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup rest on a final vote Wednesday morning in Moscow. There is now a professional league t...


Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Faster: New Study - Hit & Run

NASA says ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, raising sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters), a faster rise than we've seen at any time in the...


NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

But what it's facing is formidable: Though it weathered what Space.com called an "even larger" dust storm for two weeks in 2007 , the atmospheric opacity level...


NASA's Opportunity rover is braving an extreme dust storm on Mars

Life on Mars seems to be a distant possibility, but for scientists, it is a solid goal that's already taking shape. These findings do aid the mission to fin...


Democrats ask DOJ for criminal probe of EPA's Scott Pruitt

Although the fund would be useful if he faced a criminal investigation, ethics experts see it as potentially another ethical minefield , because federal law ...


French farmers block refineries, fuel depots

The palm oil authorization has soured already-fragile relations between the European Union's biggest farm sector and the government of President Emmanuel Macron...