Sci-tech

'Worm moon': Third, last supermoon of 2019 lights up night sky

On March 20, the Moon is almost 18,000 km closer to Earth than on May 18, thus it appears slightly bigger in the sky, and it is noticeably brighter. When the ...


SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Atlantic Ocean

But before astronauts can climb aboard , SpaceX has to prove Dragon is ready. As the first crew-capable spacecraft from the United States in eight years, t...


SpaceX, NASA Launch Crew Dragon on Crucial Test Flight to Space Station

EST (GMT-5) as the two vehicles passed 257 miles above the Pacific Ocean north of New Zealand. It's a test flight without crew aboard, created to demonstrate ...


Elon Musk's SpaceX takes major step towards reviving USA astronaut presence

Around 11 minutes later, the Falcon 9 boosters and capsule detached from one another successfully. Crew Dragon is carrying a dummy named Ripley, named for the...


Cyclone to stay offshore, prompting risky surf conditions

Beachgoers in northern NSW have been warned of risky surf and wind conditions as a cyclone tracks off the Queensland coast. Damaging wind gusts of more than...


SpaceX Just Launched Israel's Lunar Lander off to the Moon

In a tweet, the company said simply: "Liftoff!" SpaceIL said it hoped Beresheet would help inspire Israel's defence-focused space program to pursue mor...


World's Biggest Bee Thought To Be Extinct Has Been Rediscovered

The creatures are about 1.5 inches long, has a 2.5 inch wingspan, and has been referred to as a " nightmare bee ". "Local informants had never seen the bee pr...


Get ready: Year's brightest supermoon nearly here

When the moon reaches its closest perigee on Tuesday (the point in its orbit that is closest to the Earth) it will be 356,761 km (221,681 miles) away from Ear...


NASA Declares 'Mission Complete' For Opportunity Rover

Then last June, a thick dust storm clouded the martian atmosphere, sharply reducing the sunlight reaching the rover's solar panels. Flight controllers made ...


Ocasio-Cortez: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Native People’

She said she wants to hear from a newly established select committee on climate change, which will consider options not named in the Green New Deal. The fresh...


Crocodiles cruise the streets in flooded Australian city of Townsville

Up to 20,000 homes were at risk of being inundated by the rain as thousands of residents in the city of Townsville in Queensland lost power and were unable to...


Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil predicts rare early spring

Due to the fact that annual weather trends can vary across the US each year, there are discrepancies between sources regarding Punxsutawney Phil's accuracy. B...


See the Chicago River Freeze and 'Smoke' Amid Frigid Winter Weather

A rapid thaw seemed imminent. What is new though is that this time, forecasters are predicting air temperatures will drop to their lowest levels since 1994. Cen...


The Real Science Behind Trump's Climate Change Tweet

Some users mocked Trump for incorrectly spelling "warming" as "waming". "In the attractive Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the...


Anatomy of a Super Blood Wolf moon

The eclipse this weekend is special. This can only be possible when the Sun, Earth and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned and having the earth between t...


NASRDA: Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday

ET on January 21, but you'll be able to watch the moon turn from white to orange in the hours beforehand. The last supermoon/lunar eclipse occurred in 1982. T...


China's cotton plants sprout on moon

The Chang'e 4 lander - which landed on the lunar surface on January 3 - aims to explore the geology of the far side of the moon which is invisible from the ...


Proof of LIFE: Scientists record mysterious radio signals from deep space

The scientists recorded the bursts during a three-week period between July and August of 2018 while CHIME was still in a "pre-commissioning phase". The secon...


NASA Releases First Close-Up Pictures of Icy Object Past Pluto

Ultima Thule is what NASA describes as a "contact binary ", meaning it is made up of two previously separate objects that are now bound together as one. " N...


Latest Colorado Weather Forecast: Turning Colder With Snow Tomorrow

Conditions in the days immediately after Christmas will depend upon the final track the storm takes along with the ability of crews to clear roads. Temperatur...