Sci-tech

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

Late last month, I wrote about an auction for a whole bunch of very cool items once owned by Stephen Hawking . Proceeds from the chair's sale will go to tw...


Stephen Hawking wheelchair sells for nearly $400G's at auction

Hawking's motorised wheelchair sold for £296,750, as did the set of seven awards, including the Albert Einstein award for achievement in natural sciences. Tho...


Federal judge halts Keystone XL pipeline construction

Morris previously ruled against the State Department in August, saying it was obligated to " analyze new information relevant to the environmental impacts of it...


Global efforts to protect the ozone could be working, report says

The Assessment, which is meant to add to the scientific basis for decisions made by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, also presents updated scenarios for ha...


Ozone layer recovering at 1-3% per decade

The ozone layer protects life on earth from harmful levels of ultraviolet rays from the sun. Recent reports have found that emissions of a banned CFC are incre...


The scientists suspected that "Omwamwi" - alien ship

But they had no idea where it came from. Whether Oumuamua was something natural, an old piece of busted technological junk, or extraterrestrial visitors, we'l...


Tesla’s Starman And Roadster Have Crossed Mars And Gone Beyond

One study said the Roadster would come within a few hundred thousand kilometres of our planet in 2091, but also said there was a 6 per cent chance of hitting ...


Theresa May says will not agree Brexit deal 'at any cost'

Ireland and the United Kingdom are locked in talks over the "Irish backstop" - a proposal that would temporarily keep the United Kingdom in the customs union, ...


NASA Hubble telescope captures smiling face in space

Especially interested in the outer solar system, Laurel gave a brief presentation at the 2008 Great Planet Debate held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied P...


Taking the Oceans' Temperature, Scientists Find Unexpected Heat

In comparison, the estimate of the last IPCC assessment report would correspond to a warming of only 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) every decade". T...


After finding thousands of planets, NASA's Kepler mission ends

Like many pieces of NASA space hardware, the Kepler telescope exceeded expectations in just about every way. The announcement made on Wednesday, Oct. Some of ...


'Severe' air quality in Delhi-NCR

All construction activities involving excavation in Delhi-NCR have been paused with civil construction being suspended, and all stone crushers and hot mix plant...


Brazilian Communists rally to defend democracy after Bolsonaro win

Bolsonaro, a former army captain whose vitriolic, hardline rhetoric has deeply divided Brazil, had promised in the past that the combined ministry would "come f...


NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Retires After Nine Years of Planet Discovery

And those discoveries have helped shape future missions. TESS , the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, launched in April and is the newest planet hunte...


Spacecraft sets record for sun approach

Apparatus Solar Probe Parker , who was sent on an exploratory mission to the Sun, close to a record distance. The space agency said in a statement on Mon...


Russian Federation targets Dec 3 date for first manned ISS launch after accident

Russian Federation hopes to launch three crew for the International Space Station on December 3, the first manned blast-off since an accident this month, the ...


Business Giants, Governments Announce Global Commitment to Eliminating Plastic Pollution

Eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and moving from single-use to reusable packaging models. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitmen...


NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

The previous record was set by the German-American Helios 2 probe in April 1976. This handout photo released by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance De...


Skies clearing over Mars Opportunity rover

Biggest Martian dust storm on record is clearing up after almost three months, raising hope that NASA's stranded, Opportunity rover will soon come back to l...


Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Oscar is now the eighth hurricane in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. At this time, there is still only one area of interest in the Atlantic Basi...


Hurricane Oscar swirls over western Atlantic

TS Oscar was said to be about 927 miles east south east of Bermuda at midnight. Oscar will be steered west until Monday when the storm system now impacting th...


Scientists have found that oxygen on Mars, enough to sustain life

Water may be more oxygen-rich than on previous assumptions on Mars. Although the existence of water in liquid form is not predicted on this planet. Unlike Ear...


Hurricane Walaka Basically Erased Hawaiian Island

Dr. Chip Fletcher , a climate scientist at the University of Hawaii , told the Honolulu Civil Beat , which first reported the island's disappearance, tha...


NASA Releases More Pics of Freaky Rectangular Iceberg

Why?: Kelly Brunt, an ice scientists from NASA, told Live Science there's a reason for the iceberg appearing like a ideal rectangle. The team will continue th...


'Good Chance' of Launching Space Force Next Year

He named U.S. adversaries as Russian Federation and China , and said potential space threats include anti-satellite weapons, airborne lasers, "highly threateni...


China aims to replace street lights with man-made moons

The artificial moon will be able to light an area with a diameter of 10 to 80 kilometres. Acting as a nightlight, the artificial moon would shine eight time b...


Japan, Europe send BepiColombo to Mercury to uncover its mysteries

EDT), according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA ). Ascending from the Spaceport's ELA-3 launch complex at 10:45:28 p.m. local time in French Gu...


Stephen Hawking's Wheelchair and PhD Dissertation Are up for Sale

Money raised from the sale of the wheelchair will be offered to benefit the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association , according ...


'Headless chicken monster' filmed for first time in Southern Ocean waters

Enypniastes eximia , a deep-sea cucumber known colloquially as the "headless chicken monster" for its odd shape and movement, was recorded on video this wee...


Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa Closes in on Mexico Coast

Hurricane Willa is making landfall as a Category 3 along the west-central coast of mainland Mexico south of Mazatlán, with destructive winds, life-threatening...


Monolithic rectangular iceberg photographed by Nasa

Operation Icebridge use a highly specialised fleet of research aircraft to capture the images. Nasa had found a piece of floating ice in Antarctica that is...


Mother Nature with a chainsaw? Perfectly rectangular iceberg dazzles online

A huge, flat iceberg with ideal, right angles was spotted on October 16 by NASA's Operation IceBridge floating among sea ice just off the Larsen C ice shelf. ...


Europe, Japan ready BepiColombo spacecraft for seven-year joint mission to Mercury

The European Space Agency said the 1.3 billion-euro ($1.5 billion) BepiColombo mission is one of the most challenging in its history. "Launching BepiColo...


Category 4 Hurricane Willa Bears Down on Mexico

It was moving north at 11 kph. To the southeast of Willa is Tropical Storm Vicente, which is weakening and is "barely a tropical storm", said the NHC in its...


China Plans to Launch 'Artificial Moon' to Replace Street Lights

The Chinese city of Chengdu wants to replace streetlights with an "artificial moon ". Wu told reporters the technology is now "mature" and will be launched f...