Stories about Research

Aug 13 2018

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with shooting star spectacular

If you want to wish upon a shooting star, this is your weekend. The meteor shower - actually meteorites and dust burning up on entering the earth's atmosphere - can be ...

Aug 12 2018

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

If she eats the salmon, researchers will discuss delivering more medication through live fish . One by one, crews aboard a boat belonging to the Lummi Nation, an America...

Aug 12 2018

Australian teacher finds prehistoric shark teeth

Australian paleontologists have made a remarkable fossil discovery in the state of Victoria, just 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the capital, reports CNET . Although the...

Aug 12 2018

NASA launched a probe to 'touch the sun'

The probe is created to plunge into the Sun's mysterious atmosphere, known as the corona , coming within 6.16 million kilometers of its surface during a seven-year missi...

Aug 12 2018

NASA, ULA to try again tonight to launch Parker Solar Probe

NASA initially aimed to launch the Parker Solar Probe on July 31, but the agency and ULA repeatedly pushed the liftoff back to allow time to resolve issues with the missi...

Aug 11 2018

Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect

On July 27, A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth's shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century. I...

Aug 11 2018

Australia's most populous state entirely in drought

The Federal Government has announced immediate measures to provide thousands of farms with up to A$576m ($430m; £330m) in relief funding. The drought, likely intensifie...

Aug 11 2018

Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

Both nights this weekend will be great to view the meteor shower and the best viewing will be after midnight Saturday and Sunday. - The peak of the Perseid meteor sho...

Aug 11 2018

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Just bear in mind you will not see as many shooting stars this early as you would during the peak. When is the best time to see the meteor shower? She recommends ...

Aug 11 2018

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

Scientists have wanted to build a spacecraft like this for more than 60 years, but only in recent years did the heat shield technology advance enough to be capable of pro...

Aug 11 2018

Helicopters help evacuate 1,600 campers after flooding in southern France

The mayor of Bagnols, Jean-Yves Chapelet, told BFM-TV many Dutch tourists were among the 350 campers evacuated there. The missing German was supervising the children at...

Aug 10 2018

Perseid meteor shower: 'TEARS of Biblical saint' to RAIN DOWN this weekend

And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to ideal this year. The Perseids meteor shower is named after the Perseus constellation as it is the point (called...

Aug 09 2018

The Perseid meteor shower is going to be incredible this weekend

The annual Perseid meteor shower will be peaking this Saturday and Sunday night. The Perseid meteor shower will peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13....

Aug 09 2018

PM defends drought package amid climate change stoush

According to Brian Egan of Aussie Helpers, a charity for farmers, the sheer amount of paperwork to access the Farm Household Allowance means farmers have to spend about $...

Aug 08 2018

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

As of 5 a.m. today, the Category 4 storm was 925 miles east-southeast of Hilo packing maximum sustained winds of 145 mph with stronger gusts. There are no coastal wat...

Aug 08 2018

Brown dwarf or massive exoplanet detected with powerful magnetic field

The object, which is now around 20 light years from Earth, is more than 12 times the size of Jupiter . "It probably has its share of surprises that can help us underst...

Aug 08 2018

NASA Introduces Nine Astronauts for First Commercial Flights

The Boeing Starliner test flight will see the craft launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. Ini...

Aug 08 2018

Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic

However, tropical-storm-force winds and pounding, unsafe surf are possible late Tuesday and Wednesday. Enhanced rainfall from deep tropical moisture surrounding Hec...

Aug 07 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Falcon 9 B1046.2 successfully landed aboard OCISLY after its second launch, paving the way for its third mission and beyond. The Block 5 is SpaceX's final version o...

Aug 07 2018

Scientists Spot Massive Rogue Planet Just Outside Solar System

Dubbed SIMP J01365663+0933473, this peculiar exoplanet has baffled astronomers because it seems to be floating around without being attached to a parent star, which quali...