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Toxic Algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

Last year, Florida's governor declared a state of emergency and beaches were closed when algae blooms spread from Okeechobee to estuaries.

17 Nov 2017 1:23 PM

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside our solar system.

16 Nov 2017 11:54 AM

Space delivery: Astronauts get Ice cream, make-own pizzas

A commercial supply ship arrived at the International Space Station two days after launching from Virginia.

15 Nov 2017 3:07 PM

Global carbon pollution rises after three straight flat years

Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year.

14 Nov 2017 7:08 PM

Climate change pushing Earth toward risky 'tipping points': report

Scientists say that threshold is higher and climate change is here. It is dangerous and it is about to get much worse.

14 Nov 2017 3:03 PM


NASA to test Miniaturized Weather Satellite technology

Government agencies depend on observations from weather satellites to inform forecast models that helps prepare for approaching storms.

12 Nov 2017 3:59 PM

Here comes La Nina, El Nino’s flip side, but it will be weak

A weak La Nina has formed and is expected to stick around for several months.

12 Nov 2017 9:02 AM

Supply run to space station delayed by stray plane

The Virginia-based company will try to launch its unmanned Antares rocket again with 7,400 pounds of cargo.

12 Nov 2017 8:50 AM

US sage grouse policy heading back to square one

Federal scientists and land managers are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans.

12 Nov 2017 8:19 AM

A promising treatment to cut brain injury in newborns

The study by research-clinicians at Children's National Health System evaluated newborn experimental models exposed to hypoxia-ischemia.

11 Nov 2017 12:42 PM


Hydrogen-powered trains to run on German rails from 2021

Rail passenger in Germany will be able to travel on the world's first hydrogen-powered trains.

10 Nov 2017 11:06 AM

Robot that can 'spy' on fish developed

The robot's swimming mechanism - initially designed with the help of biologists - gradually improved as the robot spent time with the fish.

09 Nov 2017 3:32 PM

Why it is so hard to quit smoking decoded

The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, identified specific genes and microRNA that play an essential role in nicotine dependence.

09 Nov 2017 1:51 PM

Sheep can recognise Baaaa-Rack Obama’s face, new study shows

The Cambridge University study shows that sheep can recognize the faces of their human handlers without any prior training.

09 Nov 2017 12:09 PM

NASA seeks nickname for New Horizons next flyby target

Scientists at NASA have started a campaign inviting the public to choose an informal name for the New Horizons mission's next flyby target.

08 Nov 2017 6:23 PM


Severe pollution hits Indian capital, causing health worries

According to the government's air quality index hovered between 350 - 450, indicating that the health impact of breathing the air was severe.

08 Nov 2017 11:01 AM

Using maths to create some theatrical magic

That’s perhaps why I find it marvellous that two plays about Maths are being staged in the next few days in Bombay.

08 Nov 2017 12:41 AM

NASA to carry over 1.6 million names to the Red Planet

Mars enthusiasts signed up to have their names etched on a microchip that will be carried on NASA's upcoming InSight mission.

07 Nov 2017 3:15 PM

Ancient Egyptians used to have gymnasiums, 2300 year old remnants found

Egypt's antiquities ministry says archaeologists have discovered remnants of an ancient gymnasium dating back about 2,300 years

07 Nov 2017 10:15 AM

Scientists: Half of Hawaii’s coral reefs bleached in 2014-15

Study says when ocean temperatures rise, coral expel the algae.This causes their skeletons to lose their colour and appear ‘bleached.’

04 Nov 2017 11:16 AM