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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...


Clouds in the Caribbean; Low Chance of Development

A disturbance in the far western Caribbean Sea, just off the South American coast is slowly drifting northward and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later...


Hurricane Bud is weakening, could hit Mexico as tropical storm

According to the NHC, Hurricane Bud is expected to move north-northwest on Tuesday into the midweek. The storm peaked on Friday as a Category 4 hurricane wi...


First Tetrapods Of Africa Lived Within The Devonian Antarctic Circle

Although the fossils are incomplete, alive these creatures would have resembled a cross between a crocodile and a fish, sporting a crocodile like head, stubby l...


Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years away

A surprise announcement was just made today by the University of Oviedo and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) that researchers have discovered two ...


Today Is World Oceans Day-Here's What You Can Do To Help

Eighty percent of sea pollution originates on land, and that includes about eight million tons of plastic waste per year, he indicated. This means using les...


Newest NASA discoveries could boost search for ancient life on Mars

For her, these molecules are not proof of a past life, the time when Mars was habitable there are some 3.5 billion years ago. That leaves open the possibility...


Researchers have solved the mystery of lightning on Jupiter

While the revelation showed how Jupiter lightning is similar to Earth's , the new paper also notes that where these lightning bolts flash on each planet is a...


Formula One: Mercedes delays introduction of new engine

The blind medium-speed Turn 5 leads drivers straight into Turn 6, a 90-degree left-hander that requires a tight line in order not to compromise Turn 7, ostensib...


Aletta rapidly strengthens into a Category 4 hurricane

It grew from a Tropical Storm to a Category 3 hurricane within 24 hours. The storm, which is no threat to any land area, is packing maximum sustained winds of...


World's Oldest Footprints Discovered on Ancient Seafloor

Bilaterians are a group of animals that have paired appendages - in this case, paired legs. For comparison, non-bilateral animals include sponges, corals, jel...


Three astronauts on their way to the International Space Station

This launch comes on the heels of the safe return to Earth of Expedition 55, which was made up of NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Japan's Norishige Kanai and mis...


Hurricanes are slowing, which could be a big problem

Storms worldwide in 2016 moved about 1.25 miles per hour (2 kph) slower than 60 some years ago. The unusually slow-moving Hurricane Harvey was a recent exampl...


World's oldest footprints found in China

An worldwide research team discovered the fossil tracks in China dating back to the Ediacaran Period , just before the Cambrian Explosion when life on Eart...


Most Americans want the United States to remain leader in space exploration

Sending astronauts to the moon: 13% top priority, 42% important but lower priority, 44% not too important or should not be done. The research is focused on a ...


Mars discoveries advance case for possible life

That leaves open the possibility that microorganisms once populated our planetary neighbour and still might. The new evidence comes from a pair of rocks. The ...


UN seeks crackdown on single-use plastic

Fahmy said during the celebrations of the World Environment Day that bags made of recycled fabric are a better alternative for plastic, adding that plastic ba...


Space : New crew blasts off for ISS

While human missions to Mars or the moon maintain a high-profile at NASA , and they're also part of the Trump Administration's long term goals for space expl...


NASA discovers organic matter on Mars

New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present. The Curiosity rover, launched in 2011 with about $2.5 b...