BNSF: Estimated 230,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled in Iowa Derailment

Tank cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed in Lyon County, Iowa, Friday. John Wallenburg lives in Rock Valley and said , "Last night the water started coming up and continually came up throughout the night". He says the oil is being carried... More..

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The scientists published mysterious the dunes on Mars
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

The scientists published mysterious the dunes on Mars

This dune photograph was originally taken back at the end of January 2018, but NASA only just got around to releasing it - had the photo been taken recently, it would look blurrier due to the aforementioned dus...More..

by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

RemoveDEBRIS Deployed From ISS To Experiment Ways To Battle Space Junk

To help clean up the cluttered space around the Earth, a number of different companies, including Airbus, Surrey Satellite Technology, and NanoRacks, recently launched a cube-shaped satellite (onboard a Spac...More..

Children Breathe In 30% More Exhaust Fumes Because of Their Height
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Children Breathe In 30% More Exhaust Fumes Because of Their Height

It's estimated that up to 2,000 people die prematurely in Greater Manchester each year due to air pollution, among 40,000 people nationally. The vehicle industry is partly responsible for our toxic streets, and...More..

Martian dust storm has become 'planet-encircling,' NASA says
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Martian dust storm has become 'planet-encircling,' NASA says

Curiosity was far away from the dust storm when it began, but now it's fully engulfed as the storm expands to cover most of Mars . "Those storms totally obscured the planet's surface, save for the peaks of...More..

Mysterious Mars rock formation explained - and it doesn't involve UFOs
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Mysterious Mars rock formation explained - and it doesn't involve UFOs

Called the Medusae Fossae Formation , the huge and unusual deposit of soft rock lies near Mars' equator , and consists of hills and abrupt mesas. The Medusae Fosse Formation has baffled scientists since i...More..

by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Aussie supermarket chain bans use of plastic bags nationwide

Woolies has provided more than 3.2 billion plastic bags a year to shoppers, but shoppers will now have to bring their own re-usable bags or buy them instore. Speaking to Channel 7's Sunrise to mark the start ...More..

Curiosity Rover took a selfie against the background of a sandstorm
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Curiosity Rover took a selfie against the background of a sandstorm

According to NASA , that's when Mars and the Earth are closest to each other while they orbit around the sun. On July 31, when Mars will be at its brightest, it will be 57.6 million kilometres away from Earth...More..

Trump orders Pentagon to create US ‘Space Force’
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump orders Pentagon to create US ‘Space Force’

During his remarks, Trump promised that America will always be first in space and that national pride is at stake. "We must have American dominance in space ", said President Trump . Numerous companies ar...More..

New Report Shows Sea-Level Rise May Threaten 300,000 U.S. Homes
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

New Report Shows Sea-Level Rise May Threaten 300,000 U.S. Homes

In Florida alone, the "homes at risk by 2100 now contribute roughly $5 billion collectively in annual property tax revenue", said the report . Low-lying states would be particularly prone, with a million hom...More..

Perth zookeeper's heartfelt tribute after world's oldest orangutan dies
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perth zookeeper's heartfelt tribute after world's oldest orangutan dies

She was awarded a Guinness Book of Records title in 2016 for being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world. "There really aren't words to describe Puan and the impact she has had on not only the b...More..

by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

UN Secretary-General Alarmed by Antarctic Ice Losses

This led to the fact that each year the water level increases by 3 mm. "We were unable to detect any acceleration", says shepherd. I am extremely concerned about reports that rate of Antarctic ice loss has tr...More..

Trump Orders Creation of 6th Military Branch: 'Space Force'
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump Orders Creation of 6th Military Branch: 'Space Force'

He had planned to make this announcement weeks ago, and Pentagon officials had been advised the president would be directing the creation of a Space Force at the June 18 National Space Council meeting. " ...More..

by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Plant that causes third-degree burns and blindness spotted in Shenandoah Valley

Sap in a person's eye can damage their vision as well, possibly resulting in blindness. The Giant Hogweed could find its way into the Tidewater and Coastal Virginia area, the county said. The Virginia Departm...More..

Disabled man tells how Stephen Hawking helped him reach for the stars
by | Monday, June 18, 2018

Disabled man tells how Stephen Hawking helped him reach for the stars

Three young people who use electronic communication devices to speak, just as Hawking did, will also be among the guests. Following Hawking's death in March, the renowned British physicist, who had battle...More..

Antarctica ice loss trippled in five years, new study reveals
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Antarctica ice loss trippled in five years, new study reveals

Though Shepherd said they can't point to one root cause that is responsible for the melt, it is in response to a changing climate. Antarctica , the planet's largest ice sheet, lost 219 billion tons of ice ...More..

Martian Dust Storms Ravage Rovers, Impact Future Mission Models
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Martian Dust Storms Ravage Rovers, Impact Future Mission Models

This prompted NASA to declare "emergency spacecraft", because the Opportunity does not have sufficient capacity to continue performing its core functions. NASA says the Martian dust storm has "blotted" out th...More..

by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

This Is What Happens When A Supermassive Black Hole Swallows A Star

Upon closer inspection, they discovered that a supermassive black hole at the center of one galaxy was involved. An worldwide group of astronomers has directly imaged the eruption resulting from a violent e...More..

Antarctic ice loss increases to 200 billion tonnes a year
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Antarctic ice loss increases to 200 billion tonnes a year

Ekwurzel at the Union of Concerned Scientists said the study's findings mean "we have to go back and tell coastal planners that it may be worse than scientists thought before". This unthinkable vision can be ...More..

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

Pruitt is serving @RealDonaldTrump's best interests", Ernst tweeted . The renewable fuel standards have for years been essential to driving ethanol production. The National Review , a conservative outlet broa...More..

Stephen Hawking's Family Will Beam His Voice Toward a Black Hole
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Family Will Beam His Voice Toward a Black Hole

After readings, including from astronaut Tim Peake and actor Benedict Cumberbatch , Hawking will be laid to rest between Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Westminster Abbey will also be open to the public f...More..

by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Antarctica lost an unprecedented amount of ice in the last five years

These "tell us about changes in the earth's gravitational attraction over time and that can be related to the mass of the ice sheets overall", Shepherd says, "and they are really powerful measurements because...More..

by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup finals

The United States will be a host nation for soccer's World Cup in 2026, and Jacksonville could be among the destinations for the world's top players to tune up before the tournament kicks off. the sport is in...More..

NASA's Opportunity rover falls silent
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

NASA's Opportunity rover falls silent

The storm covers an area as large as North America and Russian Federation combined - a quarter of the surface of Mars - and has left the golf-cart-sized rover temporarily unable to conduct science operations....More..

French minister says farmers' blockade of refineries, depots illegal -RTL radio
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

French minister says farmers' blockade of refineries, depots illegal -RTL radio

French farmers blocked access to oil depots and refineries using tonnes of onions, wood and rubble as part of a three-day protest against plans to allow Total to use imported palm oil at a biofuel plant. Th...More..

Hurricane Bud moving away from southwest Mexican coast
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hurricane Bud moving away from southwest Mexican coast

The second Eastern North Pacific hurricane of the season is whipping up 120 miles per hour winds but moving at a glacial pace of about 7 miles per hour. Hurricane forecasters are watching another blob of shower...More..

Scientists have discovered a new planet similar to Earth
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Scientists have discovered a new planet similar to Earth

The star the planets orbit is located in the constellation of the Sextant at 50 parsecs from the Sun - that means it's about 160 light years away. The name of the host star is EPIC 211945201 or K2-236. On the o...More..

Aloha! Three new crewmates welcomed aboard space station, Hawaiian-style
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Aloha! Three new crewmates welcomed aboard space station, Hawaiian-style

Case in point, a recent launch of a Soyuz rocket from Russia's Roscosmos sent three new astronauts to the ISS (Serena Auñón-Chancellor from NASA , Sergey Prokopyev from Roscosmos, and Alexander Gerst fro...More..

NASA releases Curiosity rover findings
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

NASA releases Curiosity rover findings

NASA went a step further in its investigation into the presence of life on Mars by announcing that its Curiosity explorer robot, a mission that landed on that planet in 2012, has found organic molecules ...More..

'Life on earth before profit': G7 protesters, in their own words
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

'Life on earth before profit': G7 protesters, in their own words

Trump fired back, going after Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and accusing Brussels and Ottawa of "totally unfair" tariffs and trade barriers, which hurt American farmers, workers and companie...More..

Juno Spacecraft Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning
by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

Juno Spacecraft Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

The spacecraft will continue to orbit the planet till the early 2020s and is set to begin its 13th flyby of Jovian cloud tops next month. "Until Juno , all the lightning signals recorded by spacecraft were l...More..

by | Saturday, June 09, 2018

'Earliest animal fossil footprints discovered in China'

The rock layers where the fossils were found date between 551 million and 541 million years ago, suggesting the footprints were made some time between those dates. It was after the Cambrian Explosion that t...More..

Hurricanes are slowing down, wreaking havoc on coastal communities
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Hurricanes are slowing down, wreaking havoc on coastal communities

Dr Kossin came to his conclusion by studying the tropical cyclone record, which spans from 1949-2016. They say while global warming is projected to increase the severity of the strongest tropical cyclones, wa...More..

Orthodox priest bless spacecraft ahead of ISS launch
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Orthodox priest bless spacecraft ahead of ISS launch

At the moment, the US spends $3-4 billion a year on the ISS. American, German and Russian astronauts were on board. The trio is set to dock with the International Space Station's Rassvet module Friday. ...More..

by | Friday, June 08, 2018

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Starts Analyzing Drilled Rocks After Year-Long Break

NASA astronauts will show spectacular footage on your channel, as well as in popular social networks. According to a statement from the space Agency, at a press conference, experts will talk about new achiev...More..