Stories about Research

Jun 21 2018

Giant hogweed deliberately planted in Clarke County

Also, be aware that a toxic reaction can start as soon as 15 minutes after having contact with the plant. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ...

Jun 21 2018

Red planet Mars gets closer to Earth after 15 years

On July 27, Mars is slated to come the closest to Earth in the last 15 years; a phenomenon that will make the Red Planet appear the brightest since 2003. Since Mars and t...

Jun 20 2018

Hurricanes on Venus have changed the planet’s rotation rate

Venus, despite the almost worldly dimensions and chemical composition, is among one of the most unusual planets in the Solar system. Mysterious discrepancies in the mea...

Jun 19 2018

President Trump orders Pentagon to create a ‘separate but equal’ Space Force

The head of NASA said the agency strongly supports Trump's position "forging a sustainable and focused space policy that strengthens American leadership". The Dep...

Jun 17 2018

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried between graves of Darwin and Newton

The memorial is expected to be well attended and about one thousand members of the public who were selected by a ballot system will be there. The service included bib...

Jun 17 2018

Ice loss in Antarctica has raised the entire global sea level

While that won't happen overnight, Antarctica is indeed melting, and a study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature shows that the melting is speeding up. Sea l...

Jun 16 2018

Inhofe: "Something Needs to Happen" to Address Pruitt's Mounting Troubles

The effort appeared to focus on getting Marlyn Pruitt a job in conservative political circles. Pruitt previously visited Nebraska last October to discuss the WOTUS rul...

Jun 15 2018

Three Infant Planets Discovered Orbiting a Newborn Star

Now, two teams have detected three planets , all around the same star, by detecting the swirl of gas around them as they move. The researchers looked at the protopla...

Jun 15 2018

NASA has been preemptively sued to protect Neil Armstrong-gifted moon dust

Back in the late 70s, the late former astronaut made a decision to gift the vial and the note to a 10-year-old Laura. Cicco, now 55, contends in the lawsuit that she fo...

Jun 15 2018

Antarctica Loses Trillions of Tons of Ice Since 1992, Report Reveals

The frozen continent lost nearly 3 trillion tons of ice between 1992 and 2017, the 84 scientists said in what they called the most complete overview of Antarctic ice ...

Jun 14 2018

Mars rover falls silent in gigantic dust storm

Experts said the dust storm is not likely to endanger NASA's InSight mission, which launched earlier this year and is scheduled to land in November, on a mission to study...

Jun 14 2018

Successful World Cup 2026 bid a watershed moment for Canadian soccer

A total of 200 voters from Fifa's member associations had to decide between Morocco or North America as host of the 2026 World Cup. I just think it's going to blossom...

Jun 13 2018

Farmers block oil refineries and depots across France

French oil and gas major Total, which operates five refineries and nine petrol depots in France , said late on Sunday that farmers have gathered at two depots and it h...

Jun 11 2018

Explainer: Indian scientists discover exoplanet 600 light years from Earth

The host star is about 600 light years away from the Earth. "Although the atmospheric temperature of red dwarf stars, around which these planets revolve, is 3,450 and 3...

Jun 10 2018

NASA finds organic matter on Mars | Science&Technology

The unmanned Curiosity rover has also found increasing evidence for seasonal variations of methane on Mars , indicating the source of the gas is likely the planet ...

Jun 10 2018

Cheap Carbon Capture Technology Might Make Our Climate Goals Possible

The Swiss company Climeworks has a 900 ton of Carbon dioxide per year commercial facility that has been operating since 2017. Keith is also a founder and executive ch...

Jun 10 2018

Mercedes delay engine upgrade due to 'quality issue'

Another went even further, putting the Ferrari slogan Forza Ferrari alongside a GIF of a Mercedes Benz vehicle ornament. The British driver was hoping to have an upda...

Jun 08 2018

Oldest animal fossil footprint on record discovered in China

The study entitled "Late Ediacaran trackways produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages" was published June 6 in the journal Science Advances . This place...

Jun 08 2018

Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

The center said the storm was likely to strengthen some more as it moved farther out into the Pacific, but predicted Aletta would begin weakening Saturday. The fact that ...

Jun 08 2018

Mars Curiosity's Labs Are Back in Action

The live panel discussion will feature appearances from several big-name scientists, including Paul Mahaffy, director of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's G...