Sci-tech

1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

According to Molecular Biologist Maria Chatzaki, "when an animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has the ideal conditions to...


NASA telescope discovers two new planets

According to a statement made by NASA Astrophysics division director Paul Hertz back in July: "Now that we know there are more planets than stars in our univers...


Hurricane Florence DANGER: Poisonous fire ant clusters spotted in North Carolina floods

Wilmington, population 120,000, was still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people waited for hours on Tuesday (Wednesdasy NZT) for handouts of fo...


WCAX live at Red Cross hurricane-relief telethon

The Red Cross has sent volunteers to help those impacted by the storm. Hurricane Florence - which made landfall early Friday morning near Wrightsville Beach...


Octopuses were Given MDMA by Scientists - Here’s how they Reacted

Octopuses are intelligent creatures and are even capable of solving puzzles. Then, the animals were placed in the experimental chambers for 30 minutes. Among ...


In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

Arachnophobics, beware - a massive spider web in a small town in western Greece has blanketed almost a 1,000-foot expanse of the region's coast. Scientists ...


Spock’s planet ‘Vulcan’ found years after Star Trek prediction

Sadly, though, the newly detected planet is unlikely to acquire the official "Vulcan" moniker anytime soon. HD 26965 is an orange dwarf star, only slightly co...


'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

Officials said residents should not attempt to return to the counties along the state's coast around Wilmington yet due to continued risk of flooding. Blackhawk...


Giants spider webs cover beach in Greek town of Aitoliko

Video footage of the phenomenon posted to YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos shows the web covering a large expanse of vegetation and floor of the beach. "I...


Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

Greek local and photographer Giannis Giannakopoulos captured stunning photographs and a video of the webs. They are often known as stretch spiders, as they have...


Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

The announcement represents a reprieve from months of bad news for SpaceX founder Elon Musk , whose efforts to take on Twitter trolls and to take private Tesl...


A look at flooding before and after Florence

The majority of North Carolina's 2,100 hog farms are located in the southern counties of Sampson and Duplin, which were heavily affected by Florence's torre...


SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

Maezawa will fly on the Big Falcon Rocket , or BFR, a new spaceship system that SpaceX is building. He wondered on stage what John Lennon, Coco Chanel, Micha...


Aitoliko beach in Greece covered in spider web

Those suffering from Arachnophobia or who are just not fond of the eight-legged creatures should, for a while, stay clear of visiting Western Greece, where a 30...


Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more Florence flooding

He praised first responders and said the country mourns with the families of the at least 36 people killed by Florence. At least 16 rivers remained at a maj...


NASA’s newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image

That will allow it to cover 85% of the sky . This time all four of the satellite's wide-field cameras were used, providing a panoramic view of the southern sky...


Feds reportedly probing Musk and Tesla over public statements

Back then, Musk said he was considering a plan to buy up Tesla's publicly traded shares at a premium price of $420, which boosted the stock price to around ...


Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

The spaceship that Maezawa and his team of artists will be boarding will start making short test flights next year. The billionaire has reportedly already place...


Elon Musk’s SpaceX says Japan billionaire will be first tourist to moon

The last time humans made the journey was in 1972, during the Apollo 17 mission crewed by NASA astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans. Last...


More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas, surrounding states

Of the 33 storm-related deaths, at least 26 were in North Carolina, six were in SC and one was in Virginia. About 14,000 people are in shelters, officials said...


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teases BFR update with new rocket launch renders

On Thursday, Musk tweeted a picture of a Japanese flag. The tweet SpaceX used to announce the signing also included a new rendering of the Big Falcon Rock...


Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

The mayor of Itogon told The Associated Press the miners and their families had been warned that the structure wasn't safe, but that many people had sought shel...


Hurricane Florence: North Carolina governor warns 'stay off the roads'

Two more people were killed in Lenoir County, NC. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said: "This system is unloading epic amounts of rainfall, in some p...


Woman Airlifted From Her Flooded Home Following Hurricane Florence

In a tweet, the National Weather Service warned , "The flooding WILL GET WORSE in many locations across SC, NC and VA. River levels will continue to rise tod...


Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

The child's father was transported to the hospital with injuries. At least four people were killed. Another 78-year-old man was found dead at his home. A surge ...


Hurricane Florence Dumps 'Epic Amounts of Rainfall' On US States

Atlantic Beach on North Carolina's Outer Banks islands had already received 30 inches of rain, the U.S. Geological Survey said. About 488,551 of those power o...


Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

Almost half a million people were evacuated from seven cities in Guangdong province, the gambling enclave of Macau closed down casinos for the first time and ...


Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

A monster. A once-in-a-lifetime storm. It's big and it's vicious. But the NHC also said tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 195 miles (315 k...


NASA footage reveals the 'menacing' Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is blasting toward the Carolinas, carrying sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour and the threat of "life-threatening storm surge and r...


'Worst is yet to come' from Florence's drenching rains in US

At least 10 people have died so far in the storm in North Carolina , including a mother and child killed by a falling tree, state officials said. However, ...


Greenpeace sues Ontario to maintain cap-and-trade rules

Ford had said in the past that Ottawa and Toronto city councils are not comparable, calling the comparison one of apples to oranges. Bill 5, the legislation t...


Weaker Florence still an extreme danger as landfall approaches

The US National Hurricane Center described how winds of up to 90 miles (150 kilometers) per hour were pummeling the state of North Carolina. On Thursday, Fl...


Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with 'historic' rainfall

Two other deaths were reported in Lenoir County, reports the Kinston Free Press . More storm surge can be seen outside a home in Belhaven, North Carolina i...


Global summit showcases surge of climate action: UN officials

The 2015 Paris agreement commits countries to set their own plans for cutting emissions. He said it reminded him of people "who want to build a wall along the...


Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons, enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches (25 centimeters). By Friday mor...