Sci-tech

California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown

The bill stops Internet service providers from blocking or slowing down certain websites or "classes of applications", like video. "SB 822 is the only state-le...


Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today

Hawaii was spared a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane diminished to a tropical storm as it approached the islands . Everything bears watching during t...


California implementing no cash bail system

California becomes the second U.S. state, after Hawaii, to call for carbon-free electricity by 2045. Senate Bill 10 sets in place a new era for pretrial det...


Alberta out of climate plan

We're not doing it for that reason. In a ruling issued on Thursday morning, the Federal Court of Appeal said the National Energy Board of Canada (NEB) made a ...


Neanderthal, Denisovan Hybrid Teen Sheds Light On Interbreeding Among Different Human Species

Dr Viviane Slon, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, said: 'We knew Neanderthals and Denisovans must have...


Track Hurricane Lane as it approaches Hawaii

Officials opened shelters on the Big Island and the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai on Wednesday. As of 2 a.m., the hurricane was 335 miles (540 kilometers...


Australia's Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves

Turnbull thanked Dutton for his work as home affairs minister, saying he had done an "outstanding job". At least three Nationals MPs, including Veteran Affair...


Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards

Although it is unlikely to dramatically alter the US power mix - or give a big boost to domestic coal demand, which has flagged amid competition from cheap na...


Former intelligence officials criticize Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security cleara…

The opposition research firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 presidential campaign to compile the dossier. "I don't trust many of ...


Nasa launches first mission to 'touch Sun'

The spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will transmit its first scientific observations in December, beginning a revolution i...


NASA Launches Mission to 'Touch the Sun'

Here's a look at the mission and what it seeks to achieve. The launch of the Parker Solar Probe will set it on a journey all the way to the Sun's atmosphere...


Nasa Launches Historic Probe To 'touch Sun'

Passing within 3.8 million miles of the sun's visible surface - well within the shimmering halo of the outer atmosphere, or corona - the spacecraft's heat shiel...


Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

In a separate move to unwind California's power to set the pace of auto emissions requirements, the proposal also asserts that a 1975 law prohibits states from ...


NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

The astronauts were divided into smaller crews assigned to work on test flights and first missions to the worldwide space station. This crew is made up of thr...


Don’t call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a ’wholphin’

In fact, both the rough-toothed dolphin and the melon-headed whale are technically both dolphins. Soon after, they were able to get DNA, which led them to t...


Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many

The moon in the lunar eclipse will also be passing through the middle of the Earth's shadow , meaning it will spend the maximum time in darkness, thus cont...


Blood Moon on July 27: longest total lunar eclipse of the century

However, their appearances are very different. Unlike a solar Eclipse when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun , blocking the sunlight, the moon is n...


Lunar eclipse: Stargazers in Singapore catch century's longest 'blood moon'

The shadow of the earth can be seen covering the full moon as its colour turns red during a total lunar eclipse as seen from Sydney, Australia. Howeve...


Guys, They've Actually Found Real Water On Mars

To see if liquid water might hide under the Martian surface, scientists analyzed data collected between May 2012 and December 2015 by the Mars Advanced Radar...


Lunar eclipse: Rare 'blood moon' will be visible in the United Kingdom tonight

On a black background. A "blood moon" happens when Earth's moon is in full eclipse and has no special astronomical significance, rather, the view in the sky...