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Stories about Science

Dec 09 2018

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Just two days earlier, three astronauts arrived at the space station to join the three already there. NASA was working Tuesday to replace the rotten food in time for ...

Nov 27 2018

NASA spacecraft making descent to Mars

Radio signals confirming the landing took more than eight minutes to cross the almost 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) between Mars and Earth. Just before 3 p...

Oct 29 2018

Storm upgraded - but not a threat to Bermuda

The National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. Friday advisory said the system has changed little in organization since Thursday night. Oscar is the eighth hurricane in the Atl...

Oct 26 2018

NASA explains photos of almost perfectly rectangular iceberg

Not all of them are rectangular-some have jagged borders like a puzzle piece, but most of their sides are sheer and smooth (at least at first). NASA also posted an ima...

Oct 21 2018

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England

The northwestern United States, including parts of Northern California near the OR border, is likely to see the highest chances of warmer temperatures. The most severe (i...

Oct 18 2018

Trump tells '60 Minutes' that climate change will 'change back again'

It must be accepted that the possibility of Trump returning to his original stance is always alive, as he feels climate commitment will subvert his country's interests. "...

Oct 12 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Malfunction Won't Last Long, NASA Says

The Hubble telescope has three pairs of two gyroscopes, with each pair consisting of a primary and back-up gyroscope. Astronomers are aiming to prolong Hubble's life,...

Oct 10 2018

NASA video shows looming Hurricane Michael from space

Currently, Michael is located 295 miles south of Panama City, Florida , and 270 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida. The WGNO weather team will continue to ...

Oct 07 2018

First moon outside our solar system discovered, astronomers think

Or maybe its origin story resembles that of the moons of Jupiter, which are thought to have coalesced from a ring of gas and dust that circled the planet. There are no ...

Sep 27 2018

Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback

The affected islands will likely experience tropical storm conditions Thursday, including very gusty winds and heavy rain . Kirk has made a comeback as a tropical st...

Sep 26 2018

Beluga whale makes waves as it swims up Thames near London

Beluga whales are usually found in the Arctic Ocean, with males measuring as long as 5.5 metres and can also weigh up to 1,600kg. Among the theories of how the beluga w...

Sep 22 2018

Florence death toll rises to 43 as floods wreak havoc in Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. - With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with almost 3 fe...

Sep 20 2018

SpaceX to announce 1st private moon flight passenger

This could be humanity's first lunar visit since 1972, depending on how NASA's latest moon plans shape up. SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person w...

Sep 18 2018

NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth's polar ice

Boeing - working as part of ULA - has completed the 100th consecutively successful launch of its 30-year-old Delta II rocket, bringing to an end the vehicle's storied his...

Sep 17 2018

Hurricane Florence pounds Carolina coast with fierce winds, flooding

The hurricane was also deadly, killing four people. "Warmer oceans mean more energy to intensify tropical storms and hurricanes", he said. "If the rain stops Monday...

Sep 15 2018

National Weather Service releases briefings on Hurricane Florence

If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rains to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia , causing flash floods, mu...

Sep 15 2018

Slow moving Florence terrorizing Carolinas

In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needi...

Sep 14 2018

1 million-plus ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence nears Carolina

After making landfall, the storm is predicted to drift slowly over land, sitting over the North Carolina-South Carolina border for around a day, losing power as it travel...

Sep 14 2018

Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. And there is a chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone c...