Stories about Research

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...

Jun 08 2018

Astronauts launching to International Space Station

Around 65 percent of Americans believe that NASA's role in space exploration is essential, while 33 percent say that private companies could make sufficient progress wi...

Jun 08 2018

UNILAG generates 2.5 tons of plastic waste daily - Official -

By 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. The Prime Minister said, Government aims to provide electricity connection to every ...

Jun 08 2018

Organic Matter Found On Mars, Nasa Announces

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 itse...

Jun 07 2018

A Tiny Asteroid Just Hit Earth, Sparking Fireball Over South Africa

A faint figure was discovered moving across the sky on Saturday by the Catalina Sky Survey , outside of Tucson, Arizona. Think again. Humanity has only detected an as...

Jun 06 2018

Soyuz space capsule brings ISS crew back after five month mission

It will return to Earth with the crew of the ISS-54/55 expedition and used in the first game of the tournament - Russian Federation versus Saudi Arabia - on June 14. Ting...

Jun 05 2018

Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags off southern Thailand

An autopsy revealed it had some 17 pounds of plastic in its stomach, which included more than 80 plastic bags. Thai marine biologist Thon Thamrongnawasawat told Agenc...

Jun 05 2018

Canadian government to buy controversial oil pipeline for C$4.5bn

Anti-pipeline protesters marched on Kinder Morgan's Burnaby Mountain terminal this morning. Killoran said an RCMP officer's affidavit outlines how protesters at the Bur...

Jun 04 2018

Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Launches Commercial Communications Satellite

The weather appears favorable, with a 70 percent chance of "go" conditions. The company has now re-flown Falcon 9 first stages 13 times and landed the boosters on mor...

Jun 04 2018

White House Whims Are Not Grounds for Emergency Coal, Nuke Plant Bailouts

The document, dated May 29 and distributed Thursday, is marked as a "draft", which is "not for further distribution", and could be used by administration officials to jus...

Jun 04 2018

Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

An autopsy exhumed 8 kg (more than 17 lb) of additional plastic rubbish from the whale's stomach, the department said in a Facebook post. The Thai Department of M...

Jun 04 2018

Trump throws ailing U.S. coal, nuke plants a lifeline, triggers backlash

Only coal and nuclear plants regularly keep fuel on site. At the same time , hackers from criminal groups and hostile regimes are growing increasingly sophisticated in...

Jun 02 2018

240 million year-old ‘mother of all lizards’ found

While this 240 million-year-old reptile was indeed the mother of all lizards , it had a few peculiarities which set it apart as well. The new dating of this Megachire...

Jun 01 2018

Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escaped from flooded cages at German zoo

People are urged to call police if they see the five predators, local media reports. Five unsafe predators, including two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escaped from a ...

May 31 2018

The EU Is Getting Serious About Reducing Single-Use Plastic Consumption

While many locations are acting to ban plastic bags or plastic straws , the EU Commission's proposed restrictions are wide-ranging. The Commission writes now that ...

May 31 2018

Canada to buy Kinder Morgan oil pipeline in bid to save project

Kinder Morgan investors must still approve the sale, which is scheduled to close in August, but the deal will allow construction to resume immediately, the minister added...

May 30 2018

Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

Morneau said more spending would be needed to complete the expansion, but gave no precise financial details, and stressed he felt the project should be returned to the ...

May 30 2018

Subtropical Depression Alberto Expected to Impact Northern Michigan

A pocket of moist air that was sitting over Cuba on Monday is set to arrive in Florida later this week, upping the chance of rain for Wednesday , Thursday and Friday...