Sci-tech

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic matter on Mars

A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane, in findings that mark some...


WED: FG urged to implement policies on production, use of plastics

Afrasiab from Business Dynamics gave a presentation on biodegradable plastic and said that plastic pollution is a grave issue and as a nation, it is high time...


NASA chief in talks with companies about running ISS

There are 16 countries involved in the International Space Station, with $ 100 billion to date, with Russian Federation having the largest contribution to this ...


Frenchman aiming to swim across Pacific Ocean

But Lecomte says that raising awareness about pollution is more important than setting records. "You have to make sure you always think about something positive...


Organic Matter Found On Mars, Nasa Announces

The search for life outside Earth focuses on the building blocks of life as we know it, which includes organic compounds and molecules - although these can e...


Planet Nine Might Not Be Responsible For Bizarre Orbits Of Distant Objects

But Ann-Marie Madigan, an assistant professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder , has a differe...


Dead whale in Thailand had 17 pounds of plastic in its stomach

Before its death, the whale spat out five plastic bags. A post mortem found 80 pieces of plastic in inside it, weighing eight kilograms. And in 2016, some o...


SpaceX launches SES-12 communications satellite

The Falcon 9's first stage had supported the OTV-5 mission in September 2017, according to a SpaceX press kit . This is the second time that Falcon 9 has t...


President Trump admin considers plan to bail out coal, nuclear plants

So the Energy Department is hatching a new plan, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg News , to force grid operators to buy electricity from coal and nucl...


Oldest Known Lizard 'Megachirella' From The Dinosaur Era Found in Italian Alps

Previous studies on lizard fossils dated back the fossils to 75 million years ago. "That's more time than there is between us and the dinosaurs, and we ...


Japanese Whalers Murdered 122 Pregnant Whales and 114 Babies Last Summer

Japan says it follows Article VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling that rules countries can "kill, take and treat whales for pu...


Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama

Subtropical Storm Alberto has gained an early jump on the 2018 hurricane season, heading toward expected landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast...


Canadian government buys Trans Mountain project for $4.5 billion

The price tag is less than the company's estimated $7.4-billion projected cost but taxpayers will be on the hook for $4.5 billion according to details released ...


Alberto batters Gulf Coast as it heads north

With such an early start to the season, it makes sense to be concerned. The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb (29.42 inches). Heavy rain and flas...


Subtropical Storm Alberto moves to crash Memorial Day outings

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season's first storm, Alberto , is set to make landfall east of Pensacola, Fla., in the early afternoon - just shy of hurricane i...


B.C. files constitutional challenge of Alberta’s fuel restriction law

With that deadline looming, B.C. business leaders flew to Edmonton last Thursday to show their backing for the project, which would almost triple the flow of ...


Alberto stronger on move toward US Gulf Coast

Thousands of Florida residents evacuated homes on Sunday as the storm headed north through the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters are also warning people in those ...


Fourth man to walk on the Moon, Alan Bean, dies aged 86

Bean died at the Houston Methodist Hospital after becoming sick two weeks ago, according to a statement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...


Louisiana no longer under tropical storm watch

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant authorized the use of the National Guard "and other state resources ... should they become necessary". Alberto is holding ste...


Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Warmed Earth's Climate for 100,000 Years

And even though the asteroid collided with Earth around 66million years ago, the sudden global warming that followed is relevant to what's happening today, ex...


Subtropical Storm Alberto could be a rainmaker, but not for Texas

If the storm goes east of the projected track, the impacts will lessen. Hurricane season is nearly upon us-and the first of some of the season's severe weathe...


Rice to become less nutritious as Carbon dioxide levels rise

Rice could lose its nutritional value due to rising Carbon dioxide levels in the climate. The greatest impact and risk of such a result, say the authors, will ...


Study points out Pluto is formed of numerous comets

Well, a few scientists consider they've discovered the truth. At its coronary heart, Pluto could also be a big comet. It turns out that The Heart may be mor...


Avengers: Infinity War writers reveal why the Netflix heroes didn't appear

Thanks to License Global magazine, we now have the first synopsis for Avengers 4 . This is what we are taught: "In culmination of 22 films connected, the...


George Bennett slips back to 10th after second time trial

There's going to be guys trying to do insane things in the last week". Dennis, 27, finished 14 seconds ahead of Germany's Tony Martin of Katusha-Alpecin...