Sci-tech

NASA launches the first probe, which will fly to the Sun

The Delta IV Heavy rocket which will carry the probe is the world's second highest-capacity rocket at 233 feet tall, and is the most powerful rocket now in oper...


NASA launches Parker Solar Probe ‘mission to touch the sun’

After launching on the Delta-IV Heavy rocket - which sounds cool and probably is, yeah, fairly cool - at 03:31 local time in Florida (07:31 GMT), Nasa confirmed...


Annual meteor shower to peak Sunday night

The world is watching in awe as the Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with spectacular shooting stars across the globe. Reaching its peak visibili...


Scientists concerned about endangered orca still pushing body of her calf

Scientists are anxious that Tahlequah, or J35, is not getting adequate food because she has been carrying her baby for so long. "Great work by the teams on the ...


NASA spacecraft rockets toward the sun for our closest look yet

But these solar outbursts are poorly understood. A revolutionary carbon heat shield will protect it, while the tried-but-true practice of using water inside t...


August 11 Partial Solar Eclipse: Best Times, Places to See

Although, this myth gains traction around the time of a total solar eclipse , some people refuse to cook or eat even during partial eclipses. A partial sola...


Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession ...


The Perseid meteor shower is going to be incredible this weekend

If you're unable to stay up late on those days, try Saturday night. "You'll get a decent show as long as you're north of the equator", he said . Stargazers c...


Nasa's coolest Parker Solar Probe to lift off and touch Sun soon

Scientists also hope the probe can help them to answer why the corona, the outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere, is 300 times hotter than its surface. "We ar...


Catch The Best of This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

At peak time under good conditions, you can expect to see 60 to 70 meteors per hour. The comet that left the Perseid meteor stream is a piece of dirty ice...


Perseid meteor shower: how to see shooting stars this weekend

Where are the best places to go to see the Perseid meteor shower? Shooting stars could happen every minute. The Perseids are set to peak late Sunday, Augu...


Australia's drought -- the cancer eating away at farms

But the $190 million in immediate drought relief measures announced by the prime minister on Sunday is too little too late. Mr Turnbull said the new package...


Hurricane Hector Hawaii latest: Will Hurricane Hector trigger NEW ERUPTION of Kilauea?

The Hawaiian Islands were placed on alert as Hector inched toward the central Pacific with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. The NHC issued a ...


Scientists discover "rogue planet" outside solar system

Brown dwarfs are objects in space that are too big to be considered as planets, but are not big enough to sustain nuclear fusion of hydrogen within their c...


Nasa names astronauts for first commercial flights

The crew will be the first group of American astronauts to go to space from American soil since NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011. "This is a b...


Hurricane, tropical storm are swirling off western Mexico

However, only a small deviation to the north of the forecast track could bring tropical storm force winds to the Big Island later tonight or on Wednesday. The...


SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Merah Putih was successfully deployed roughly 30 minutes later, primed to help telecommunications company PT Telekom provide service to Indonesia and other area...


There Is an Absolutely Gigantic Rogue Planet Wandering Our Galactic Neighbourhood

Those are the processes that this new object, named SIMP J01365663+0933473, might help astronomers learn more about. Astronomers have stumbled upon an enormou...


NASA Taps Georgia Tech Alumnus for Historic Space Mission

Ferguson isn't now a NASA employee, though he served as an astronaut from 1998 to 2011 and commanded the final Space Shuttle mission. The announcement mark...


Mysterious Alien Radio Signal From Deep Space Detected By A Canadian Telescope

But experts say it is the lowest radio emission received from beyond our Milky Way - and its source is therefore likely to be extremely powerful. FRBs were ...


Aussie supermarket chain Coles to provide free 'reusable' plastic bags indefinitely

The retail boss sent an all-staff email empathising with his team that the change from single-use plastic bags "has been a big and hard change for many of our...


NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011

The return of crew flights to USA soil will end NASA's politically inconvenient reliance on Russian Federation for transporting astronauts to the ISS. And Na...


US president Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

That would price many buyers out of the new-vehicle market, forcing them to drive older, less-safe vehicles that pollute more, the administration says. But ad...


Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

NASA is all prepared to declare the names of the astronauts allocated to the new commercial crew capsules from SpaceX and Boeing, early next month. The crewed t...


Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'

There's a new sea creature swimming in Hawaii waters, researchers with the Cascadia Research Collective recently confirmed: a whale-dolphin hybrid. This hyb...