Sci-tech

Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctions, makes emergency landing

NASA and Russian Roscosmos space agency said the astronauts were in good condition after their capsule landed about 20 kilometres east of the city of Dzh...


Huge waves crash into roof, submerge Florida beach house

A storm surge of almost 8 feet was reported at Apalachicola. The good news is that the sun has risen on the Florida gulf coast. A National Ocean Service wat...


Hurricane Michael upgraded to 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm

Florida officials said roughly 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast had been urged or ordered to evacuate. The Carolinas aren't expected to get a direct ...


Scientists Discover New Dwarf Planet Beyond Pluto

The Goblin-formally known as 2015 TG38-sits more that twice as far from the Sun as Pluto does, even at its closest approach. Called 2015 TG387, it has a v...


Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

An increase in the number of mosquitoes in the area is thought to have given rise to high numbers of the arachnids, also known as stretch spiders due to the...


Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

Henry McMaster said Friday, referring to the eastern part of the state. The Miami Herald never mentioned global warming in 21 stories on Hurricane Florence...


Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water

Juvenile Center Road - the entrance to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office - was also reported closed, through sheriff's office personnel were already dis...


The guest that won't leave: 4 dead as Florence hits coast

It is an "absolutely a personal decision" to stay or go, Lori Crouch, a spokesperson for the city said. Florence's eye could come ashore early Friday around t...


Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top U.S. official

Storm surge of 13 feet on top of a high tide at 7 feet could overwhelm Carolina Beach. You're going to be displaced from your home in the coastal areas. That f...


'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

At 11 a.m., the storm was located about 520 miles east of Myrtle Beach, S.C., moving northwest at 15 mph with 130 sustained winds, forecasters said . "As soon ...


Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4 storm, threatens Southeast U.S.

By 11 a.m. ET (1500 GMT) on Monday, Florence was about 1,240 miles (2,000 km) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , and was a Category 4, the second-st...


Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

The tropical storm could begin to batter the southeastern USA by late on Wednesday, with Florence possibly making landfall around the Carolinas on Thursday or...


Countering FCC, Calif. Lawmakers Pass Net Neutrality Law

The bill was passed in a large margin by the State Senate on Friday, and now democratic Governor Brown has until the end of September to make a decision. "T...


Alberta Indigenous leaders call for improved consultation after Trans Mountain ruling

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod called Thursday's Federal Court of Appeal decision on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project h...


The Trump Administration's Revised Clean Power Plan Will Make Pollution Worse

Gina McCarthy, the Obama administration EPA chief who finalized the Clean Power Plan , called the Trump administration's proposal "just another step in indus...


NASA is About to Launch a Sun-Skimming Solar Probe

NASA is all set to launch its historic small car-size probe to "touch the Sun" from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3.33 am EDT (1 pm India tim...


Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

Over the next seven years, there will be 24 close approaches to the sun. "Go, baby, go!" project scientist Nicola Fox of Johns Hopkins University shouted at l...


2 tropical storms form off Mexico's southwestern Coast

It had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph) and was heading west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph). That left three disturbances in t...


Red Tide kills thousands of fish in Siesta Key

Instead, they're strewn with the corpses of dead marine creatures, victims of a red tide. Dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and even a whale shark have washed a...


NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011

NASA also announced the astronauts for the first missions, which will be long-duration and dock with the International Space Station. He said the announceme...


NASA set to announce astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing missions

Indian-origin United States astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by Nasa on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since ...


Mars close approach: Get a look at the red planet

This and the 60,000-year gap statement are true, according to the agency, but they represent "a bit of hype" as Mars and Earth have been nearly this close many ...


Kiwis to get glimpse of blood moon

In less than six months, another total lunar eclipse will take place directly over the Western Hemisphere. Sometimes they are penumbral eclipses , where th...


Temperatures near 100 degrees across Northeast as heat wave blazes on

MONDAY - Mostly Sunny, Extremely Hot and humid, Heat Index 100+, Pop Up Late Day Shower. Increasing humidity throughout the weekend and beyond will create a ...


Trump scraps Obama policy protecting oceans, Great Lakes

President Barack Obama issued his policy in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Still, she says Trump's order, combined with his...


Alberto bringing scattered storms and gusty winds to the area

A more widespread area of rain and embedded storms will arrive early Tuesday and last all day before Alberto moves north of Alabama by Wednesday. The gove...


Rice's nutritional value decreases in higher Carbon dioxide concentrations

If the rice nutritional value suffers, it will have an impact on the development of several millions of children. In a number of countries, mostly in southern...


Galileo data reveals water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa

To make sense of those measurements and ensure they were not merely due to background fluctuations produced by Jupiter itself, Jia and his team compared them ...


Uber Backs Down on Arbitration Accused of Silencing Sex Assault Victims

Starting immediately, customers with assault claims against Uber drivers will no longer be forced to pursue their cases through arbitration . Uber is not the...


Rage 2 and a mess of other games confirmed in Walmart leak

While this majority of games on the list should be treated as merely a rumor, there is no denying the flawless timing the presence some of these games could h...