Sci-tech

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...


A pool of liquid water found under Mars' south pole

Whether microbial forms of life could lie within is a matter of debate. Mars is very cold, but the water might have been kept from freezing by dissolved salts...


Mars Is Closer To Earth Than You Think

At this point, the ringed planet was 1.4 billion kilometers (870 million miles) away from Earth and its spectacular rings are almost at maximum tilt toward the ...


Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

Below is an interview with Daniel Cunnama , of the South African Astronomical Observatory about tonight's astronomical event. Blue light is scattered most ...


Yosemite Park Closed While Ferguson Fire Reaching Nearly 40000 Acres

In September, multiple fires burned through the park with lightning as the culprit. More than 3,300 firefighters are working the fire, aided by 16 helicopte...


Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

The red moon is possible because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. Be ve...


Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship employee near North Pole

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said all ships in the area are required to employ guards to protect passengers from polar bears on tours. The polar bear was then shot dea...


Blood Moon 2018: Complete lunar eclipse the longest of this century

Jostling for position at viewing spots with clear views of the horizon, early risers on the eastern seaboard watched as the blood moon dipped beneath the wester...


World treated to incredible blood moon

The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and follows, meaning the moon will spend a total of almost 4...


There’s evidence of a lake beneath the surface of Mars

Still, this doesn't mean life couldn't exist within the lake. "Water is there. We have no more doubt", co-author Enrico Flamini, the Italian space agency's ...


Giant liquid water lake found under Martian ice

With surface temperatures as low as minus 68C, it would not exist as a liquid under normal conditions. "This is just one small study area", said Roberto Oro...


Thunderstorms could prevent some skygazers from seeing the ‘blood moon’ eclipse

Also known as a blood moon , this occurs when the sun, Earth and moon align perfectly, putting the moon in the Earth's shadow. For those watching on Earth,...


US won't see upcoming lunar eclipse

People who wish to watch the eclipse at home can also watch it with naked eyes", he said. Mars is reaching its opposition, when it's in alignment on the opp...


Century's longest lunar eclipse tonight: All you need to know

While Canadians won't be able to witness the event first-hand, there are ways to capture it from the comforts of home. There's an eclipse of the moon toni...


Lunar eclipse: Rare 'blood moon' will be visible in the UK tonight

North America will nearly completely miss out on the blood moon . In total the lunar eclipse , which will see the earth pass between the sun and moon, s...


Iridium Completes Seventh Successful Iridium® NEXT Launch

The crew on SpaceX's fairing recovery boat " Mr Steven ", which was recently upgraded with a quadrupled-in-size catcher's net, was in visual range of the fair...


Total Eclipse of the Moon on 27 July 2018

If you have spent this summer in Sweden you know that it has been one of the sunniest ( and also hottest and driest ) summers in recent times, and we're expecti...


How to watch the longest 'blood moon' eclipse of the century

Most of Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, most of China, western Africa and most of Europe will see the total phase of the eclipse . Then there are part...


Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years

Looking further, it's likely that many planets orbiting other stars have the same favorable conditions, and would be likely to have proton auroras too. If you m...


Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

The reservoir - which is approximately 20 kms in diameter and is shaped like a rounded triangle - is the first stable body of liquid water ever found on Mars...


The moon will turn blood red in Canberra early on Saturday morning

After this, you will witness the next lunar eclipse on December 31, 2028. And keep in mind to try and catch the event as soon as you can because the moon will...


Liquid water lake found on Mars

It was the first-ever radar sounder brought to another planet, but the team was unable to determine if it detected water on Mars until now. The weight of kilome...


Trump Expected to End California's Car Emissions Power

Citing unnamed sources on Monday, Bloomberg News reported that Wheeler and the While House will seek to revoke California's regulatory authority over greenhou...


Hurrah! Boffins finally discover liquid water sloshing around on Mars

The hunt for evidence of past or present life on Mars has gotten a number of boosts in recent decades, including the discovery of what might be organic molecule...


This week’s total lunar eclipse is the longest of the century

We will note, what exactly thanks to breaking during a full lunar Eclipse , the moon turns red. When it does, a sliver of the moon will initially be in shadow,...