Science

First Smuggler Op to Australia in 1400 days, 15 Detained, 2 Missing

First Smuggler Op to Australia in 1400 days, 15 Detained, 2 Missing While numerous boats attempt the journey, it was the first successful "people-smuggling venture in 1,400 days", Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday. "Because the eye was off the ball last week and the news would have happened that Malcolm Turnbull is no longer Prime Minister and these people would have come on a boat to Australia". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane soaks Hawaii’s Big Island with foot of rain

Hurricane Lane soaks Hawaii’s Big Island with foot of rain First came an errant alert that a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii. Flooding on the Big Island began with the storm still hundreds of miles away. A powerful hurricane that threatened Hawaii for a week is weakening and is now a tropical storm. "The combination of a risky storm surge and large breaking waves will raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along ... [Full Article...]

Ancient fossil's mom was a Neanderthal, but dad was Denisovan

Ancient fossil's mom was a Neanderthal, but dad was Denisovan But finding an actual offspring of the two groups - which are more different from each other than any two present-day human groups - seemed like a rare stroke of luck, Mr Paabo said. The more well-known Neanderthals were more present in the West, while the elusive Denisovans retreated to the East. Denisovans appeared later, and from the fossils alone it was hard for scientists to know if Denis... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 The NWS says a hurricane warning is in effect for Maui and Hawaii, which is also known as the Big Island, while the islands of Kauai and Oahu, where Honolulu is located, are under a hurricane watch. Public schools on the Big Island and in Maui County are closed Wednesday until further notice. All after-school activities statewide are canceled for the rest of the week. [Full Article...]

Dallas resident in Honolulu braces for Hurricane Lane to arrive

Dallas resident in Honolulu braces for Hurricane Lane to arrive The canal marks the northern boundary of the Waikiki tourist district. So far, about 1,500 people, mostly on Oahu , were in emergency shelters, said Brad Kieserman of the American Red Cross. The Marriott Resort Waikiki Beach in Honolulu designated a ballroom on the third floor as a shelter for guests and began removing lounge chairs from around the pool and bar area. [Full Article...]

YouTube star dies in high-speed vehicle crash in California

YouTube star dies in high-speed vehicle crash in California Sanchez said CHP believes Heitmann was involved in an incident earlier in the day at a local elementary school. Eighteen-year-old Heitmann made a fortune selling digital "skins" which are used to change the appearance of guns and knives in the video game Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). [Full Article...]

Hawaii Prepares for Rainfall ‘in Feet’ as Hurricane Lane Approaches

Hawaii Prepares for Rainfall ‘in Feet’ as Hurricane Lane Approaches Buses around Honolulu have been picking up residents in need and taking them to shelters. Government workers have been asked to stay home unless specifically needed. Where you going to go with a full tank of gas? Officials warned the limited shelter space should be a "last resort" and that the shelters are not created to withstand winds greater than about 64 kph. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) said he will allow nonessential state employees on the Big Island and Maui to go on administrative leave through Friday. Preparations there are now being rushed to completion as tropical-storm force winds are forecast to arrive in the warning area by late Wednesday or early Thursday. [Full Article...]

Jury announces partial verdict in Manafort trial, can not decide on several counts

Jury announces partial verdict in Manafort trial, can not decide on several counts Manafort was found guilty on 5 tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud. Judge T.S. Ellis III declared a mistrial on 10 counts on which jurors said they couldn't arrive at a consensus. Where is the collusion? In June 2017, when Manafort registered as a foreign agent after the fact, he reported making more than $17 million from the Party of Regi... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Lane, a dangerous Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane, a dangerous Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii At 6:20 p.m. this evening, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center issued an update saying Lane has intensified yet again and is now an extremely unsafe Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 160 miles per hour. Unfortunately NOAA's "hurricane hunter" aircraft that flies through the center of the storm had to be grounded Tuesday morning, as it needed to be examined after "encoun... [Full Article...]

Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year

Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year EPA's 236-page proposal is open for a public comment period, with a final rule expected later this year. The Trump Administration's rule is expected to face the same opposition that the Clean Power Plan faced: that rule was put on hold by the Supreme Court in February 2016, and when Trump took office he moved to do away with the plan entirely. [Full Article...]

Turnbull REFUSES to accept ministers' resignations as 8 offer to quit

Turnbull REFUSES to accept ministers' resignations as 8 offer to quit At a press conference with his re-elected deputy leader Julie Bishop , Mr Turnbull praised Mr Dutton for his "outstanding job" in home affairs, and said he bore no grudges over the leadership challenge. The PM won the vote 48-35, from 86 members of the Liberal partyroom. One lawmaker abstained and another was away on sick leave. Australia has gone through an extraordinary period of political in... [Full Article...]

Brace yourselves - Storm Ernesto is heading our way this weekend

Brace yourselves - Storm Ernesto is heading our way this weekend While it will become an ex-tropical storm as it approaches it will push temperature 25 degrees on Saturday because of its tropical origins. Harvey quickly swept into the Windward Islands on August 18, with peak sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, mainly north of islands, according to the NHC's final Harvey report. [Full Article...]

Weather Storm Ernesto set to bring lots of rain and heat

Weather Storm Ernesto set to bring lots of rain and heat MORE: When will Storm Ernesto hit the United Kingdom and what is the latest weather forecast for this weekend? Burnley will see similar weather conditions, with a mixture of light and heavy rain throughout the day on Friday , cloud on Saturday and heavy rain and wind throughout most of the day on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Subtropical storm Ernesto forms southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland: NHC

Subtropical storm Ernesto forms southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland: NHC You may recall that in 2017, what was then Post-Tropical Cyclone Ophelia was moving through the northeast Atlantic - toward Ireland. Subtropical Storm Ernesto is continuing to churn northward Wednesday night, beginning a slow turn that will take it away from the US and Canada. [Full Article...]

Bruce Ohr is a disgrace and disqualifying for Mueller

Bruce Ohr is a disgrace and disqualifying for Mueller Hayden made his remarks in a Friday interview on CNN's "New Day." About a dozen top former intelligence officials are speaking out after the White House revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan , a vocal critic of President Trump . [Full Article...]

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide algae

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide algae Red tide - a naturally occurring toxic algae bloom that can be harmful to people with respiratory problems - has spread throughout the region since October and stretches about 150 miles from Naples to Anna Maria Island. Researchers also continue to study whether pollution and human activity may be intensifying the effects of red tide . The algae blooms that start about 20 km offshore occur nat... [Full Article...]

Nasa launches historic space probe in mission to 'touch' the sun

Nasa launches historic space probe in mission to 'touch' the sun The probe, about the size of a vehicle, will fly through the Sun's atmosphere and will come as close as 3.8 million miles to the star's surface, well within the orbit of Mercury and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before (Earth's average distance to the Sun is 93 million miles), according to NASA . [Full Article...]

Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th

Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th Last & best solar eclipse of the year upon us: What you need to know The third and final solar eclipse of 2018 is just around the corner and is set to be the most-watched eclipse of the year. A Blood Moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse when the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, plunging the Moon into shadow. Over 100 minutes long, it was the longest eclipse of the century. [Full Article...]

Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower One of the most popular meteor showers of the year is expected to peak this weekend. Small particles of comet dust burn up when entering Earth's atmosphere, creating the bright streaks (mistakenly) known as "shooting stars". The United States, Europe, and Canada will be able to see the Perseids at their best, with similarly stellar views in Mexico and Central America, Asia, much of Africa, and... [Full Article...]


« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107  Next »