Sci-tech

Mississippi River flood levels approaching 1993 levels in some places

Louis, the result of severe flooding. People are encouraged people to avoid downtown Davenport if possible. "We are barely keeping our head above water", he...


Louis receives an ‘F’ rating in air pollution

The report lists "Fresno-Madera-Hanford" as the most polluted for year-round particle pollution. "In addition to challenges here in Denver, the 20th-anniversa...


SpaceX Crew Dragon Test 'Anomaly' Sends Plumes of Smoke Over Cape Canaveral

SpaceX's first crewed test flight is slated to launch in July with USA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. Recall, earlier, in March, a video of the te...


Tesla dumps Nvidia, will use its own self-driving chips

The company said during the presentation that the Full Self-Driving hardware offered 144 TOPS of processing power, and Tesla said in a tweet that it "houses 6...


London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

These form the activist group's International Rebellion campaign, which could entail up to two weeks of disruptive behaviour to pressure governments into taki...


Pink moon 2019: how to see April's full moon TONIGHT

It'll appear on Friday 12 April, beginning at 12.12 British Summer Time. "Pink" refers to the pink ground phlox or "moss pink" plant that blooms in spring-not...


Most powerful rocket takes off on first paid mission

After a successful launch that delivered the Arabsat-6A satellite into its planned orbit, SpaceX also succeeded in landing all three of the boosters for their...


Mission Shakti: Debris will decay in 45 days, says DRDO chief

India chose a much lower orbit of less than 300 km during Mission Shakti for "capability demonstration" and to avoid threat of debris to global space assets, DR...


'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...