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Aug 29 2018

Doan to serve as pallbearer for McCain's memorial

US President Donald Trump addressed the issue of McCain's death in a Saturday tweet but the dryly-worded formula sparked sharp criticism from US politicians, both fro...

Aug 28 2018

Cleanup in Hawaii after Hurricane Lane fizzles

Officials say services should return to normal in the coming days. The observatory also says whiteout conditions could occur on the new lava field because of steam cre...

Aug 26 2018

NASA’s new selfie app takes you and your cats to space

The digital apps were developed to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Spitzer space telescope , NASA said in a statement on Wednesday. The VR app...

Aug 26 2018

Hawaii warnings dropped as tropical storm Lane weakens and leaves

The Tropical Storm Warning has since been discontinued for Hawaii County. Authorities are still responding to the storm Saturday, after it dropped over 40 inches of...

Aug 25 2018

Hurricane Lane pummels Hawaii with torrential rain

On Saturday, winds on Maui were blowing about 11 miles per hour and the storm was expected to turn west, which would lessen the threat to the islands. The main town of Hi...

Aug 25 2018

Gaming YouTuber McSkillet Has Reportedly Died In A Car Crash

California Highway Patrol said Heitmann was involved in two other road incidents before the crash. McSkillet made a fortune selling custom digital "skins" that change...

Aug 25 2018

European wind-tracker satellite to sharpen weather forecasts

Floating almost 200 miles (320km) above Earth's surface, the satellite will fire lasers into the planet's lower atmosphere to track wind speed and direction. and 12 p.m. ...

Aug 25 2018

'Survival of the sluggish': Laziness an effective survival skill, new study suggests

Researchers looked at 300 million species of mollusc that lived in the Atlantic Ocean over a period spanning roughly five million years and found that those with a high...

Aug 24 2018

Weird Fossil Turtle With No Shell Sheds Light On The Turtle Evolution

The specimen discovered could help scientists determine when modern turtles developed those characteristics, but it has cast mystery on the origin of the group. A 228 m...

Aug 24 2018

Nasa confirms water ice discovery on Moon

Scientists have found the first glaciers on the surface of the moon. In a discovery that could have major implications for the future of humanity, researchers have foun...

Aug 24 2018

For first time, the oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice is melting

In September, the experts are not expecting new record lows, but the volume of ice will remain one of the lowest in the last 40 years. According to scientists, this may j...

Aug 23 2018

NASA satellite shows Hurricane Lane heading towards Hawaii

Travelling at 155mph (250kph) - the storm is expected to bring up to 25 inches of rain, triggering flash-flooding and landslides, according to the National Weather Ser...

Aug 23 2018

Trump EPA rolls back Obama Clean Power Plan | News

In Iowa, Attorney General Tom Miller said the Trump plan takes the nation backward. President Donald Trump's Affordable Clean Energy rule is the proposed replace...

Aug 23 2018

Those Little Contact Lenses Are Creating A Big Problem

Said research shows that the current wastewater treatment facilities can not filter out the 1.8 to 3.3 billion contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet every y...

Aug 23 2018

Contact lenses break down into microplastics - so don’t flush them down!

Contact lenses don't last forever, so what do you do with yours when it's time to discard them? The team presented their findings at the 256th National Meeting and E...

Aug 22 2018

Hawaii may take hit from Hurricane Lane - NHC

At 5 a.m. HST, the center of category 3 Hurricane Lane was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 148.2 West, 615 miles southeast of Hilo. But the agency cautioned, ...

Aug 22 2018

What's next for Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

The vote this morning confirms Mr Dutton has the backing of a significant group in the party room - mostly conservatives - to replace Mr Turnbull as PM. Crossbenchers Cat...

Aug 22 2018

Hawaii residents brace for impact as Hurricane Lane approaches

As Lane moves up from the southeast, the earliest potential threat to land will be for the Big Island, where a Hurricane Warning is now in effect. Spinning in the middl...

Aug 22 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chair found guilty of tax fraud

Manafort, who served as President Donald Trump's campaign chairman during the 2016 campaign, pleaded not guilty. Manafort was found guilty of five counts of tax fraud...

Aug 22 2018

Hawaii braces for 'life threatening' hit from Hurricane Lane

The storm is now moving westward at 14 miles per hour (22 km/h) and should continue to move west over the next day or so. "We do see impacts to the state beginning late...