Research

French man to cross Great Pacific Garbage Patch on 6-month swim

A Frenchman has set out to break a world record, swimming from Japan to San Francisco. The journey will also take him through the Great Pacific Garbage Pat...


NASA’s Major Announcement on Mars Rover Curiosity Discovery Will Be Revealed Tomorrow!

As the Inquisitr previously reported, the Mars Curiosity Rover , which is a big part of the MSL mission, recently snagged its first Martian rock sample in 18...


Asteroid Spotted Before Earth Collision for Third Time

The three asteroids detected so far were spotted using the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson in Arizona that is funded by NASA and formulated by the Universit...


Around 1.4 Billion Years Ago One Day Only Consisted of 18 Hours

Previously, when studying the moon, astronomers often came across uncertainties they were unable to compensate for over time. These variations ultimately determ...


Mystery of ‘Planet Nine’ at the edge of our solar system deepens

Until now, the culprit was believed to be the elusive Planet Nine - a mysterious ice giant 10 times more massive than Earth and which is presumably lurking ...


Small Asteroid Smashed Into Earth's Atmosphere Mere Hours After Being Spotted

These are the discovery observations of asteroid 2018 LA from the Catalina Sky Survey, taken June 2, 2018. As is the case for all asteroid-hunting projects,...


Astronauts return to Earth after 2,600 orbits

Shkaplerov was out of the capsule first and was pictured munching grapes as the support crew tended to him ahead of his journey back to Moscow. Anton Shkaple...


B.C. judge expands pipeline injunction as protesters use 'calculated' defiance

The expansion would allow the system to send 890,000 barrels of different types of oil products from Edmonton to Burnaby per day. He argued all Canadians suff...


Whale dies after eating 80 plastic bags

It vomited up five bags while rescuers used buoys to keep it afloat in a rescue attempt, while an umbrella was held to protect it from the blazing sun. A short-...


SpaceX prepares for Monday launch of SES-12 satellite

Weather officials said this is from a weak surface front that will be bring west-southwest winds during the launch window. The goal of the launch is for the S...


Trump readies new plan to aid coal and nuclear power

The DoE memo suggests that United States energy grid operators could be compelled to purchase power from a pre-approved list over a two-year period, "to fores...


Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants

After the Energy Department conducted a reliability study a year ago, Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule that would have compensated coal and nuclear p...


Trans Mountain seeks stricter injunction at terminals in British Columbia

If no one wanted the pipeline last week for $4.5 billion, why would anyone pay $5 billion or $6 billion for it now? She said she is a law-abiding citizen, but t...


‘Surprising’ methane dunes found on Pluto

The new research was conducted by carefully observing images of the planet that were taken in 2015 by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft . In the western lobe of t...


NASA spacecraft captures evidence of frozen methane dunes on Pluto

The scientists conclude that the dunes are 0.4-1km apart and that they are made up of particles of methane ice between 200-300 micrometers in diameter - rough...


Flash flood watch still effective for Lee County, surrounding areas

The current forecast calls for rainfall totals in the 1 to 3 inch range west of I-65 and in the 2 to 4 inch range east of I-65, although locally higher amounts ...


240-mn-year-old lizard fossil 'ancestor' of all reptiles

At 240 million years old, the animal pushes back the history of squamates-a group of scaly animals including all lizards and snakes-by some 75 million years. ...


World's Oldest Lizard Fossil Found In The Italian Alps

They were able to create a 3D model of the fossil using the CT scan. So he hooked up with colleagues to perform a more detailed analysis of the tiny skele...


Lions, tigers, jaguar escape German zoo

Residents in surrounding areas were told to stay indoors until all animals were accounted for. It is believed the animals escaped for their cages after floo...


Rise and fall of the Great Barrier Reef

Through the study , researchers from the University of Sydney , published the results of their work in Nature Geoscience , became aware of the fact that over...