Sci-tech

Some Hawaii residents lose homes after brush fires hit Maui

Cell phone service in the area is sporadic because of the storm. "We don't know where this storm will hit", he said. Lane had been a Category 5 hurricane ju...


Cave Girl's Mom and Dad Were From Different Human Species

Neanderthals and Denisovans inhabited Eurasia until about 40,000 years ago when they were replaced by modern humans ( Homo sapiens ). Again, the results align...


Classmates: Teen driving sports vehicle in deadly pileup was YouTube star ‘McSkillet’

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Heitmann's death but did not confirm the names of the mother or child who were killed. Earlier in the...


Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Paul Akamine fills propane tanks for customers as Hurricane Lane approaches Honolulu, Hawaii . Jimeno said Governor David Ige has issued an emergency pro...


Arctic's strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record

The sea ice off the north coast of Greenland has been impacted by abnormal temperature spikes in February and earlier this month, reports the United Kingdom pub...


President Trump issues disaster declaration ahead of Hurricane Lane

The last hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii was Iniki , in 1992. Lane packed sustained winds of up to 145 miles per hour (230 km/h) and could dump as m...


Texas Coal Plants May Get Longer Life Thanks To Trump

Around 600 coal-fired units at 300 facilities could be covered by the proposed rule. Trump's new EPA plan leaves it up to the states to set their own emissi...


Here's How Your Contact Lenses May Be Polluting the Ocean

Said research shows that the current wastewater treatment facilities can not filter out the 1.8 to 3.3 billion contact lenses that are flushed down the toil...


Are Contact Lenses a New Hazard to Our Sealife?

That's probably not a good idea, new research suggests. A pair of leftover lenses can usually be found in every 2 pounds of sludge, according to Charles Rolsky,...


This Purple Light is Not an Aurora. Let’s Call It STEVE!

The mysterious phenomenon known as Steve is under scientists' focus for a long time, but it became thoroughly researched only in 2016. Researchers classified ...


Cat 5 cyclone aims for Big Island

In response to the calls to action, residents have been hoarding supplies, with reports of long lines and emptying shelves at grocery stores and other retailers...


Impacts of Lane Increasingly Likely with Latest Hurricane Forecast

The hurricane was moving west at 16 miles per hour and was expected to cross into the Central Pacific basin today, the National Hurricane Center said. From the ...


Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

As of 11AM HST, Lane is a high end Cat 4 Hurricane with sustained wind of 135 knots, located roughly 410 miles SSE of Kailua Kona, Hawaii . After Lane makes it...


Partial verdict reached in trial of Paul Manafort - guilty on 8 counts

Ellis Tuesday afternoon. Manafort was convicted on all five tax evasion charges, two smaller bank fraud charges, and one charge of failure-to-report. U.S. Dis...


Hurricane Lane Forecast to Turn Toward Hawaii with Swell, Wind, Weather Impacts

Watches may be extended to the western islands, the Hurricane Center said. While the Big Island, at most immediate risk from Lane, has been hit by tropical de...


Australian PM Turnbull survives leadership challenge

Turnbull called the vote at the Liberal party room meeting, declaring the leadership vacant, and Dutton nominated as the only candidate. Since 2007, no Aust...


Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

The Environmental Protection Agency called the regulations on coal power plants "overly prescriptive and burdensome" in the proposal to roll-back the former pre...


48-35: Malcolm Turnbull scrapes through leadership challenge from Peter Dutton

After Peter Costello declined to stand for the Liberal leadership after the 2007 election defeat, Brendan Nelson tried to fill the giant shoes of John Howard an...


Brace yourselves - Storm Ernesto is heading our way this weekend

Heavy rainfall is expected in Galway on Saturday night as Tropical Storm Ernesto makes landfall in Ireland. Forecasters said it was likely to merge with a f...


Ancient beetle discovery gives clue to gymnosperm pollination

This incredible find is all the more valuable considering that boganiid beetles scarcely turn up in fossil records. A phylogenetic analysis explored the beetl...


Ernesto Moving Northeastward and Expected to Become Post-Tropical On Friday

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, "At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of Subtropical Depression Five was located near latitu...


Prepare for sub-tropical Storm Ernesto

This places Ernesto west of the United Kingdom and means Ireland and Northern Ireland will be hit first when the storm makes land. Western Ireland will also s...


Rain soaks Berks; flash flood watch in effect

The newest update for your First Alert weather app will allow you to customize individual alerts (severe storms, tornadoes, floods, etc.). Today will be very ...


Mote wildlife responders thank state for red tide aid

Red tide is a naturally-occurring microscopic algae, with blooms, in higher than normal concentrations frequently occurring in the Gulf of Mexico, that can pro...


Ouch! How NASA finally set out to 'touch' the Sun

Over a period of seven years, it will make 24 approaches to the star, coming to within 6.12 million kilometres of the Sun's surface. Samples of the Sun's atmosp...