Pipeline explodes near Prince George, B.C.: RCMP

Approximately 70% of FortisBC's one million customers across the province have the potential to lose gas supply as a result of a ruptured natural gas line north of Prince George October 9. "They had told me there was a gas building up in the underg... More..

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Absolute commitment needed for climate response
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Absolute commitment needed for climate response

The UN-backed study said the impacts of climate change , from droughts to rising seas, will be less extreme if temperature rises are curbed at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels than if they climb to 2C. Some H...More..

Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure ars_ab.settitle(1389895)
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope taken offline after gyroscope failure ars_ab.settitle(1389895)

However, Hubble can operate in a limited capacity using a single gyroscope. "The gyro lasted about six months longer than we thought it would", said Hubble deputy mission head Rachel Osten in a tweet. Washi...More..

Hurricane Michael grows stronger on way to Florida
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael grows stronger on way to Florida

University of Georgia's Marshall Shepherd, a former president of the American Meteorological Society, called it a "life-altering event" on Facebook and said he watched the storm's growth on satellite images ...More..

Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030

The report is comprehensive, citing over 6,000 scientific references, and its basic message is this: limiting warming to a rise of 1.5 degrees compared with pre-industrial levels will require an unprecedented ...More..

Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'

He added that his team has a "very, very exciting couple of months ahead". Tuesday, Branson said the test flights are near. "And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years ", after wh...More..

Trump suggests the climate may actually be 'fabulous' after ominous United Nations report
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Trump suggests the climate may actually be 'fabulous' after ominous United Nations report

What's the difference? With a 1-degree rise, about 14 percent of the world's population would be vulnerable to severe and deadly heat waves every five years; with a 2-degree rise, that figure jumps to 37 percen...More..

Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall

Videos have been posted throughout the day as the hurricane hits the Gulf Coast and one in particular taken in Panama City Beach, Florida shows the insane power of the storm . The aircraft also reported th...More..

Michael charges into U.S. Southeast after slamming north Florida
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Michael charges into U.S. Southeast after slamming north Florida

Based on its internal barometric pressure, Michael was the third most powerful hurricane to hit the USA mainland, behind the unnamed Labour Day storm of 1935 and Camille in 1969. Rapid intensification poses ...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricanes Florence And Michael Highlight Monster Storms' Devastating Differences

Although Michael had been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane by 8 p.m . In terms of damage the most costly year was 2017, when besides the Caribbean several USA coastal states were hit by powerful hurri...More..

Hurricane Michael 'may be worst in Florida's history'
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael 'may be worst in Florida's history'

Relatives in IL urged Thomas to leave and stay with them, but he didn't have the means to get there quickly enough, and he didn't want to stay in a shelter. Several people were taken by van from coastal Wakulla...More..

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

SpaceX lit up the night sky in Southern California on Sunday, and sent gawkers from across the region craning their necks to the sight. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to laud his company's effort...More..

NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft is Getting Close to Interstellar Space
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2 Spacecraft is Getting Close to Interstellar Space

According to the team behind the Voyager 2 , this spacecraft is pretty far away from Earth ad nearly 17.7 billion kilometers or 11 billion miles. Voyager 2 has been travelling through the outer heliospher...More..

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

She analyzed the meteorite and observed it was about was 88 percent iron and 12 percent nickel. "This is it - I am holding this space rock that tells us so much about the origins of the universe". The man, who ...More..

SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California

PT, with a mission to launch an Argentinean Earth-observing satellite into orbit, and then touch back down in a new landing zone located just a quarter mile away from takeoff, Wired reported . Prior landings h...More..

Tropical disturbance near Gulf of Mexico likely to develop further, experts say
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Tropical disturbance near Gulf of Mexico likely to develop further, experts say

UPDATE: The National Hurricane Center has issued an advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen, including a tropical storm warning for Cuba. The depression is moving near the north near 3 miles per hour. ...More..

First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers

In the Kepler exoplanet catalog, there are only a few Jupiter-size planets that are farther from their star than Earth is from the sun - good candidates for moons due to the distance. Fast forward a year and...More..

Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

Lockheed Martin has revealed a crewed lunar lander concept for future missions to the Moon. Deep space travel, such as a journey to Mars, can significantly damage the gastrointestinal (GI) tissue of astr...More..

by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

The Smithsonian and another museum in Maine have already expressed interest in the rock, and Sirbescu called it "the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ". "Just t...More..

Trio awarded Nobel Prize for Chemistry
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Trio awarded Nobel Prize for Chemistry

I smile recalling that, but up to that point she had been trying to modify enzymes (proteins that do chemistry ) by thinking carefully about the effects certain changes to their amino-acid sequences ought to h...More..

by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Scientists find a frozen, scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin

However, it also travels much farther than 2012 VP113 and Sedna . Sheppard told Laboratory Equipment by email that the evidence so far shows that Planet X may be closer to "aphelion", its farthest or...More..

by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysis that the 22-pound "rock" is, indeed, a meteorite , and is apparently the sixth-largest of its type to be discovered in MI. ...More..

Three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth

The two Americans performed three space walks to carry out maintenance during their 197-day stay at the orbiting lab. If the mission proves successful, India will join an elite group of only three countries -...More..

Nobel Physics Prize awarded to trio of scientists from US, France, Canada
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Nobel Physics Prize awarded to trio of scientists from US, France, Canada

She and Mourou found a way to produce a powerful laser pulse that lasts an nearly unimaginably short period of time. He was found guilty of one rape but was acquitted of the other because the victim said sh...More..

Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback

Lucia. The remnants of Kirk has regained strength and has regenerated into a tropical storm. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft will be investigating Kirk later this morning to provide more detail...More..