Smoke from Amazon fires leaves Brazil's largest city in total darkness

Much of the blame for the lack of disaster response is geared towards Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro , an outspoken proponent of increased logging activity and economic development in the Amazon. Last month, INPE published preliminary data showi... More..

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Threat Increases For Scattered Thunderstorms As Heat, Humidity Rise
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Threat Increases For Scattered Thunderstorms As Heat, Humidity Rise

We will see a mix of sun and clouds today with scattered showers/storms "popping up" this afternoon to early evening. Some storms could be severe and produce heavy downpours and frequent lightning. This wil...More..

Perseid meteor shower peaks August 12th
by | Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Perseid meteor shower peaks August 12th

The Perseids meteor shower is expected to peak within the next couple of days. Comet Swift-Tuttle is 16 miles (26 kilometers) wide and passes by Earth every 133 years. Patient watchers should still be abl...More..

Delta Aquariid meteor shower: What you need to know
by | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Delta Aquariid meteor shower: What you need to know

Dueling meteor showers will light up the sky and luckily, clouds should clear in time. The Alpha Capricornids are active through August 15 and will bring about five meteors per hour. The next full moon wi...More..

Pyramid-sized 'city-killer' asteroid just missed Earth
by | Saturday, July 27, 2019

Pyramid-sized 'city-killer' asteroid just missed Earth

This is one of the best known photographs of an asteroid, in this case, taken from only 3,200 miles above the surface. "It snuck up on us pretty quickly", said Brown, an associate professor with Australia's M...More..

Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11's 'giant leap' on moon
by | Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11's 'giant leap' on moon

If there's one thing NASA has learned in the half-century since Armstrong and Aldrin's moonwalk, it's that all the flip-flopping between the moon and Mars by presidential administrations has left astronauts n...More..

India launches 'historic' flight bound for the moon
by | Tuesday, July 23, 2019

India launches 'historic' flight bound for the moon

The countdown on 15 July was stopped 56 minutes before launch after a " technical snag was observed in [the] launch vehicle system ", according to the Indian Space Research Organisation ( Isro ). The Chandr...More..

Dramatic 'half-blood' moon as New Zealand sees start of partial lunar eclipse
by | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Dramatic 'half-blood' moon as New Zealand sees start of partial lunar eclipse

A partial lunar eclipse could be visible from the United Kingdom on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since the USA mission to put men on the Moon lifted off. This year's lunar eclipse holds added importance becau...More..

This Weekend, India Is Launching Its First-Ever Moon Lander
by | Sunday, July 14, 2019

This Weekend, India Is Launching Its First-Ever Moon Lander

On 15th July, India will launch its lunar mission making it the fourth country to land on the moon after US China and Russian Federation, to cement its place amongst the world's space super powers. According ...More..

Home Depot Faces Boycott After Founder Proclaims Support For Trump
by | Friday, July 12, 2019

Home Depot Faces Boycott After Founder Proclaims Support For Trump

And 30% said they did not trust Trump at all to make the right decision about the use of nuclear weapons. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted, warning that Democrats need to collect the facts and that a rush ...More..

Tracking Potential Tropical Cyclone Two
by | Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tracking Potential Tropical Cyclone Two

The developing storm system was likely to become Tropical Storm Barry . Whether it eventually becomes a hurricane or not remains to be seen, but the NOAA has released a storm forecast which warns it might. Y...More..

Canada PM approves controversial oil pipeline expansion
by | Saturday, June 22, 2019

Canada PM approves controversial oil pipeline expansion

Dale Swampy, president of the National Coalition of Chiefs, which represents 62 chiefs across Canada, said three indigenous groups seeking equity stakes in the pipeline will be brought together June 26 at the...More..

Nasa opening space station to visitors
by | Saturday, June 08, 2019

Nasa opening space station to visitors

Exactly how much that will cost is still TBD, but NASA is developing pricing for use of life support, crew supply, storage, and data. Up until now, NASA had not allowed ISS to be used for commercial purpo...More..

Jeff Bezos Wants to Populate the Moon
by | Friday, May 10, 2019

Jeff Bezos Wants to Populate the Moon

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced earlier this year the agency plans to return astronauts to the moon within five years, but this time, to stay. Mr Bezos also unveiled a new rocket engine on Thursday...More..

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower 2019: How, when and where to see it
by | Monday, May 06, 2019

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower 2019: How, when and where to see it

At its peak, the meteor per hour rate can vary between 10 - 20 meteors. Onlookers from Houston through St. Louis and Chicago are also forecast to have good viewing conditions, but light pollution from the cit...More..

Mississippi River in Quad Cities Has Reached Record Level
by | Sunday, May 05, 2019

Mississippi River in Quad Cities Has Reached Record Level

The Davenport Police Department urges drivers not to attempt to drive through flood waters. "The Quad Cities has an unsinkable spirit that the deepest flood waters will never extinguish, and, like its baseball ...More..

London climate change protesters propose a truce — RTHK
by | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

London climate change protesters propose a truce — RTHK

The protesters have gathered at some of the city's most famous landmarks, such as the Marble Arch and Waterloo Bridge, disrupting traffic and businesses. Despite more than 750 arrests made during the protests, ...More..

Why Friday's 'Pink Moon' might actually be a different color
by | Saturday, April 20, 2019

Why Friday's 'Pink Moon' might actually be a different color

The April Full Moon will begin shortly after midday, and while the name says " Pink moon ", the moon won't appear literally pink. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac , in ancient times people used to tra...More..

Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow
by | Saturday, April 20, 2019

Weeping teenage climate activists in peaceful protest near London's Heathrow

More than 500 people have been arrested since Monday and three charged with gluing themselves to a train as activists continue to block traffic at four sites in the capital. Waterloo Bridge has now been blocked...More..

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens
by | Monday, April 15, 2019

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

Severe storms crossing a big swath of the South, including parts of Louisiana and MS, have knocked out power to thousands and caused some flash flooding . Vicksburg, Mississippi , was also affected by a t...More..

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole
by | Sunday, April 14, 2019

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

The name is misleading, as their equipment isn't a telescope in the way we ordinarily think of it. "We have taken the first picture of a black hole. Now we know: The larger value is correct, the Black hole in...More..

Israel Crash Lands on the Moon!
by | Friday, April 12, 2019

Israel Crash Lands on the Moon!

Japan, the European Space Agency and India have all crash-landed probes on the moon . But the landing was the riskiest part of the mission. A screenshot from Instagram showing posts with the "Israel to t...More..

Black hole photo proves space is just as emo as we are
by | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Black hole photo proves space is just as emo as we are

Doeleman of the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard & Smithsonian. Though black holes are compact objects, they are exceptionally massive - the mass of M87's black hole is about 6.5 billion times that of...More..

Gains in life expectancy as air pollution declines
by | Saturday, April 06, 2019

Gains in life expectancy as air pollution declines

The study found that China and India together were responsible for over half of the total global attributable deaths, with each country witnessing over 1.2 million deaths from all air pollution in 2017. Anoth...More..

First ever all-female spacewalk won't happen this week after all
by | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

First ever all-female spacewalk won't happen this week after all

Half the reason this spacewalk was so incredible was because it was taking place during Women's History Month, but the mission was scrapped because there was only one size medium spacesuit in the entire Inte...More..