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Storm may become tropical depression in coming days, hurricane center says

While not now a significant threat to the United States, there is growing interest in what happens to this potential development when it moves into the Gulf of ...


New Dwarf planet spotted at a far distance of the system

It joins other objects Sheppard and his team have found on the edge of the solar system since 2012. Scott Sheppard and his colleagues at the Carnegie Ins...


Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

Sirbescu sent a small sample to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC for further analysis where it was estimated the meteorite could be worth around $...


Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $100K meteorite

You probably don't have many incredibly valuable artifacts laying around your house, but if you did you nearly certainly wouldn't be using them as doorstops, ri...


3 scientists awarded Nobel Chemistry Prize for work in evolutionary science

The other half of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry will be shared by George Smith and Gregory Winter . Chemistry is the third of this year's Nobel...


Soyuz MS-08 with three-man crew on board separates from ISS

In a concise explanation issued from its Washington headquarters, NASA stressed that Dimitri Rogozin, general chief of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, had...


2 former University of Rochester scientists share the Nobel Prize in Physics

A Canadian scientist who became only the third woman to win the Nobel Prize for Physics said her personal triumph doubles as a sign of progress for her male...


Two Scientists Win Nobel Medicine Prize for Cancer Discoveries

Their discoveries are a landmark in the fight against cancer , the committee said . He realized the potential of releasing the brake and thereby unleashing ...


Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

The other half will jointly go to Gerard Mourou, from Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, and the University of MI in Ann Arbor, and Donna Strickland, of ...


Asteroid explorers snap a photograph of their new world

They show slightly tilted close-ups of the rocky surface from different locations. The twin rovers were deposited last Friday atop the half-mile-wide asteroid...


Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is … rocky

This computer graphic image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAXA ) shows two drum-shaped and solar-powered Minerva-II-1 rovers on an aste...


TROPICS: Kirk redevelops back into tropical storm

Yesterday the Met Office cancelled its adverse weather warning , saying most of the activity associated with the tropical wave has passed TT, but a few showers...


Japanese Robots Send Pictures After Landing On Asteroid

The rock is known as a relic and belongs to a primitive type of asteroid formerly known as 162173 Ryugu. The wanderers move by jumping and will send back info...


Japanese probe makes historic landing on asteroid

Artist's concept of Hayabusa 2 approaching asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3). Each rover remains "airborne" for about 15 minutes with each hop, moving approx...


'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

It is not clear why the whale, usually found in the Arctic, came to be in the River Thames but rescue teams are on standby in case it gets into danger. In 2006,...


Million Chickens Drown In Flooding From Florence

In South Carolina, workers with electricity provider Santee Cooper erected a temporary dike in hopes of preventing flooding of an old coal ash dump at the demol...


Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

Forecasters say it now poses no threats to land. The forecast says "shower and thunderstorm activity continues to become better organized near the center of a...


Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

An art lover with a vision, the Japanese entrepreneur has chose to not just buy a seat on the rocket, but every seat available-in fact he's already made a down ...


Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs

A university professor said it's as if the spiders are "having a party" due to the conditions. Experts say it is a seasonal occurrence, reported the BBC ...


Donating safely to Hurricane Florence relief efforts, where your money goes

FOX6, the Red Cross and iHeartMedia are teaming up to offer comfort and relief to those facing the aftermath of Florence's incredible destruction. Another ...


Trump gets firsthand look at Hurricane Florence distress

Now Smith, who counts himself lucky that his flock survived, is looking to quickly move his chickens to processing plants before the weekend, when more showers ...


Spiders build 1000-foot web shrouding entire lagoon in silk

While the giant spider-web in Aitoliko, Greece , might look freaky, the phenomenon is not at all harmful for humans, animals in the region, or the local flora....


Billionaire bringing guests to the moon

He called Maezawa "brave" and "an adventurer". "I did not want to have such a fantastic experience by myself, that would be a little lonely", he said. Shotwel...


NASA's newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image

During its first year of operations, the satellite will study the 13 sectors making up the southern sky . This Monday was NASA's occasion of displaying the "...


Donald Trump Jokes with Storm Victim After Boat Lands in His Yard

At least 37 people have died in three states because of the storm; 24 of those died in vehicles, the AP reports . More than 340,000 people still lacked el...