Scientists think they've found the first Moon outside our solar system

The hunt for exoplanets - planets outside our own Solar System - provided its first results only 30 years ago. Now, Columbia University astronomers Alex Teachey and David Kipping have used the incomparable capabilities of Hubble to study ... More..

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Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Tropical Depression 14 forms, has potential to impact North Carolina, Virginia areas

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service advised that small craft should exercise caution, as seas will be moderate to rough with waves reaching up to 6 feet. The system will remain a tropical storm for the ...More..

Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize

She is also only the third to have won the physics prize - the first was Marie Curie in 1903. In 1987, he used the tweezers to grasp living bacteria without harming them, according to the academy statement. M...More..

Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames

Whale watchers have flocked to the banks of the Thames to try and spot the mammal. A whale is filmed swimming in the River Thames. According to Dolman, bottlenose whales (unlike belugas) are usually found i...More..

Tropical Storm Kirk of 'immediate concern' to BVI
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk of 'immediate concern' to BVI

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect Kirk to move westward across the deep tropical Atlantic. During a weather update Sunday morning, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) described K...More..

SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

Sounding a note of caution, the broadcaster adds that BFR has yet to be built, with Musk admitting that the company is "not 100% certain we can bring this to flight". This is my lifelong dream. The reusab...More..

Climate Change Summit In San Francisco Draws Crowds Of Protesters
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Climate Change Summit In San Francisco Draws Crowds Of Protesters

Under President Donald Trump , the United States - the world's second largest greenhouse gas emitter - has weakened the Paris pact by announcing previous year it meant to pull out of the deal. Business is step...More..

SpaceX mystery moon passenger revealed, and he's a billionaire
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SpaceX mystery moon passenger revealed, and he's a billionaire

According to Maezawa, he purchased all of the available seats on the Big Falcon Rocket and plans to take six to eight artists with him. "So, I choose to go to the moon with artists". Announced past year, t...More..

Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

Two people were killed in Lenoir County, according to Emergency Services Director Roger Dail during the storm. In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were...More..

'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding

As he issued a mandatory evacuation order for the coastal region Monday afternoon, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster didn't mince words. - Winds could exceed 80 miles per hour from Thursday to Saturday. Now,...More..

Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk

The tweet sent the internet ablaze with rumors who the passenger might be. Earlier this year, Musk said the company would be able to focus its investment on the BFR , following the successful launch of t...More..

Senate Judiciary Committee delays vote on Brett Kavanaugh confirmation
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee delays vote on Brett Kavanaugh confirmation

Using the platform Crowdpac, the Maine People's Alliance , Mainers for Accountable Leadership , and activist Ady Barkan launched a crowdfunding campaign that has already raised $1 million, but with a ca...More..

Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’

The center says the storm is moving northwest at 16 miles per hour, and has maximum sustained winds of about 125 miles per hour. With South Carolina's beach towns more in the bull's-eye because of the shi...More..

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

By midday Monday, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center upgraded Florence to a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. "The 12Z Sunday GFS model run also showed this...More..

Hurricane Florence strengthens, spotlight on Hungary, North Korea-US meeting
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence strengthens, spotlight on Hungary, North Korea-US meeting

Sluggish or stalled hurricanes - like Hurricane Harvey , which flooded swaths of Houston, Texas and the Gulf Coast past year - can become even more risky as they stick around, pouring rain. It was moving west...More..

Florence projected to strengthen to major hurricane
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Florence projected to strengthen to major hurricane

As of 6pm, Tropical Storm Florence lay 900 miles east-southeast of the island, and was headed west-southwest at 8mph. It's still too early to know for sure, but we should all be tracking the storm carefully...More..

Gordon weakens to tropical depression in coastal states
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Gordon weakens to tropical depression in coastal states

Gordon is hitting the Gulf Coast, striking the MS and Alabama border directly at close to hurricane strength. A tropical storm watch is in effect for a swath of the Gulf Coast, from Florida and the coasts of ...More..

Senate Judiciary holds confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Senate Judiciary holds confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee

Senate Republicans refused to consider Obama's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacancy. Trump jumped into the fray late in the day, saying on Twitter that Democrats were ...More..

Tropical development possible in Atlantic over Labor Day weekend
by | Sunday, September 02, 2018

Tropical development possible in Atlantic over Labor Day weekend

The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as "an intense tropical weather system with well-defined circulation and sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (64 knots) or higher". There is a weak area of show...More..

Australian prime minister wins leadership challenge
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Australian prime minister wins leadership challenge

However, the Prime Minister looks unlikely to be able to hang on long after 35 members of his party turned against him. Ulhmann said the people he had spoken to indicated they would make a move "sooner rath...More..