Global warming has increased threat of hurricanes becoming stronger by 8% a decade, study shows
Global warming has increased threat of hurricanes becoming stronger by 8% a decade, study shows

An analysis of satellite imagery from the past four decades suggests that the probability of storms reaching Category 3 or higher has increased by 8% a decade

Is the Sun waking up? Biggest solar flare spotted since 2017 may be a sign of change in solar cycle
Is the Sun waking up? Biggest solar flare spotted since 2017 may be a sign of change in solar cycle

Solar flares are explosions of energy that occur when magnetic lines near sunspots tangle, cross, and reorganize

Space X's Crew Dragon successfully docks at ISS as astronauts Doug and Bob name spacecraft Endeavour
Space X's Crew Dragon successfully docks at ISS as astronauts Doug and Bob name spacecraft Endeavour

American astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken made it to the space station at 10.16 am EDT on May 31 in just over 19 hours after blasting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Armenian start-up's Robin, a friendly robot guide for children, could be a boon to hospitals during coronavirus
Armenian start-up's Robin, a friendly robot guide for children, could be a boon to hospitals during coronavirus

Children took a great liking towards Expper Tech's 'Robin', finding comfort and forming a companionship with the robot through the emotional support it rendered

Humans may have to modify their DNA to survive hostile conditions on Mars, say experts
Humans may have to modify their DNA to survive hostile conditions on Mars, say experts

The subject is controversial as it raises a lot of ethical concerns. Researchers will have to spend decades studying the effects of gene editing before applying it to humans, they say.

NASA and SpaceX’s historic launch cheered across the globe as stuffed dinosaur becomes star of the show
NASA and SpaceX’s historic launch cheered across the globe as stuffed dinosaur becomes star of the show

Twelve minutes into the flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, per NASA, the spacecraft separated from the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage, signaling the end of the climb to space

Space X Launch: Astronauts, liftoff time, date, how to watch it live and all you need to know about the historic mission
Space X Launch: Astronauts, liftoff time, date, how to watch it live and all you need to know about the historic mission

Here's all you need to know about Space X's historic Crew Dragon astronaut launch

SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch: Meet the astronauts, Robert 'Bob' Behnken and Douglas 'Doug' Hurley
SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch: Meet the astronauts, Robert 'Bob' Behnken and Douglas 'Doug' Hurley

Behnken comes in as joint operations commander while Hurley is the spacecraft commander

A parallel universe running backward? NASA experts say upside-down cosmic ray shower may be potential evidence
A parallel universe running backward? NASA experts say upside-down cosmic ray shower may be potential evidence

A cosmic ray detection experiment found particles that researchers think could be from a parallel realm that was also a result of the Big Bang

Hubble captures stunning image of star birth nicknamed 'Cosmic Reef' marking the telescope's 30 years in space
Hubble captures stunning image of star birth nicknamed 'Cosmic Reef' marking the telescope's 30 years in space

The image, taken from 163,000 light-years away by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3, resembles the cosmic version of an undersea world teeming with stars

Newly-discovered Comet SWAN is now visible to the naked eye after making its closest pass to the Earth
Newly-discovered Comet SWAN is now visible to the naked eye after making its closest pass to the Earth

Officially named as C/2020 F8 (SWAN), the comet’s closest approach to the Sun, called perihelion, will happen on May 27

Pandemic could impact accurate weather predictions and hamper ability to detect hurricanes, say experts
Pandemic could impact accurate weather predictions and hamper ability to detect hurricanes, say experts

Commercial airlines measure weather conditions. Thanks to the pandemic, their numbers have gone down by an average of 75 to 80%, according to the World Meteorological Organization

Meghan Markle set to relaunch The Tig against Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, but will it succeed?
Meghan Markle set to relaunch The Tig against Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, but will it succeed?

Markle used to write about anything to everything on The Tig while also taking the readers through her philanthropic activities

Full Flower Moon: How, where and when to watch the last Supermoon of 2020
Full Flower Moon: How, where and when to watch the last Supermoon of 2020

The full Flower Moon was a name given to this celestial event by the Algonquin tribes some centuries ago. The Flower Moon of 2020 will be visible to stargazers on May 7 (depending on timezones)

Giant asteroid will zip past Earth on April 29, but don't be scared, the humongous space rock won't hit us
Giant asteroid will zip past Earth on April 29, but don't be scared, the humongous space rock won't hit us

1998 OR2 has a diameter of 1.8-4.1 km and will come as close as 6.3 million km from us

Lyrids meteor shower: How, when and where to watch the amazing phenomenon this month
Lyrids meteor shower: How, when and where to watch the amazing phenomenon this month

The Lyrids meteor shower is named after the constellation 'Lyra' and is historically the oldest recorded to exist. It will be visible from April 22 to 23 (April 21 to 22 for some, depending on timezones).

Supermoon: How and where to watch the biggest and brightest 'pink moon' since 2016
Supermoon: How and where to watch the biggest and brightest 'pink moon' since 2016

The moon wil be at its closet point to the Earth and everyone at home can watch the spectacle from their homes on April 7 or 8 (according to your timezone).

Coronavirus: New app will trace persons in contact with patients and this can rein in the pandemic
Coronavirus: New app will trace persons in contact with patients and this can rein in the pandemic

The project called NextTrace will digitize contact tracing, a mammoth task carried out manually by health workers

Unusual giant white dwarf that failed to explode as a supernova offers clues to understanding the universe
Unusual giant white dwarf that failed to explode as a supernova offers clues to understanding the universe

The unusual dwarf -- dubbed WDJ0551+4135 -- might be the product of two stars smashing into each other over 1.3 billion years ago

'Super Earth' K2-18b appears to have a large ocean and could have right conditions for life: Astronomers
'Super Earth' K2-18b appears to have a large ocean and could have right conditions for life: Astronomers

The exoplanet is about 2.7 times the size of Earth and 124 light-years away from our planet

Katherine Johnson: Iconic NASA mathematician celebrated in movie 'Hidden Figures' dies at 101
Katherine Johnson: Iconic NASA mathematician celebrated in movie 'Hidden Figures' dies at 101

Her dedication and skill as a mathematician helped put humans on the Moon

Mars has a moderate level of seismic activity, halfway between Earth and the Moon, say scientists
Mars has a moderate level of seismic activity, halfway between Earth and the Moon, say scientists

All the marsquakes have been detected during quiet periods at night, show preliminary results from NASA’s InSight mission

Matthew Whitaker: Blind musical genius who is being studied by scientists to understand his brain
Matthew Whitaker: Blind musical genius who is being studied by scientists to understand his brain

According to experts, when he listens to music, his entire brain gets stimulated by it. He drew the attention of neuroscientist Charles Limb, who studies the brains of creative people to understand what makes them special.

Colorado River is drying faster than we can imagine threatening over 40M people depending on it: Scientists
Colorado River is drying faster than we can imagine threatening over 40M people depending on it: Scientists

The 1,450-mile waterway is losing 9.3% of its flow for every 1-degree-Celsius in temperature, says a new study

Humans responsible for 25-40% more methane emissions from fossil fuels than previously thought: Study
Humans responsible for 25-40% more methane emissions from fossil fuels than previously thought: Study

Placing stricter methane emission regulations on the fossil fuel industry will have the potential to reduce future global warming to a larger extent, says an expert

US has failed to give its kids a climate fit for their future, ranks among worst-performing countries: Report
US has failed to give its kids a climate fit for their future, ranks among worst-performing countries: Report

No single country provides the conditions to both support children to live healthy lives today as well as provide an environment fit for their future, says a WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission report

Hurricane Harvey was the most deadly and second-costliest weather event of US in the last decade
Hurricane Harvey was the most deadly and second-costliest weather event of US in the last decade

The category 4 storm was the wettest on record leaving much of Houston underwater at one point, and the second-costliest in US history

US businesses may go scot-free for accidental bird deaths under proposed rule putting bird population at risk
US businesses may go scot-free for accidental bird deaths under proposed rule putting bird population at risk

The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed regulation clarifies that the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act only extends to conduct intentionally injuring birds

A warming planet is pushing bumblebees to extinction in North America and Europe, claims study
A warming planet is pushing bumblebees to extinction in North America and Europe, claims study

'Bumblebees are the best pollinators we have in wild landscapes and the most effective pollinators for crops like tomato, squash, and berries'

Ancient 'monster galaxy' that formed stars in 'huge frenzy' dies mysteriously, scientists baffled
Ancient 'monster galaxy' that formed stars in 'huge frenzy' dies mysteriously, scientists baffled

Named  XMM-2599, the galaxy hosted stars that formed at a high rate and then died. This has left astronomers puzzled as they are yet to understand the factors that led to its quick demise

Climate change: Greenland's ice sheet melting from below due to Atlantic warm waters, finds study
Climate change: Greenland's ice sheet melting from below due to Atlantic warm waters, finds study

Over the past 50 years, the ice sheet has already lost enough mass to add about half an inch of water to the world’s oceans

Northern Lights resembling sand dunes discovered by amateur photographers: 'Will help study upper atmosphere'
Northern Lights resembling sand dunes discovered by amateur photographers: 'Will help study upper atmosphere'

The phenomenon is believed to be caused by waves of oxygen atoms glowing due to a stream of particles released from the Sun

Telescope captures the most detailed, turbulent image yet of our Sun:  'Texas-sized cells of boiling plasma'
Telescope captures the most detailed, turbulent image yet of our Sun: 'Texas-sized cells of boiling plasma'

National Science Foundation's Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope will work with NASA/ESA missions and will help scientists uncover the Sun's secrets and predict space weather

Astronomers trace the mysterious origins of supernova a hundred times brighter than a regular one
Astronomers trace the mysterious origins of supernova a hundred times brighter than a regular one

New evidence suggests that the explosion — dubbed SN 2006gy — may have resulted from a collision between a pair of white dwarfs and a relatively massive star

Toxic 'forever chemicals' are contaminating drinking water in US at levels far worse than previously estimated
Toxic 'forever chemicals' are contaminating drinking water in US at levels far worse than previously estimated

These chemicals have been linked to cancer, liver damage, low birth weight, and other health problems

World's oldest crater found in Australia is 2.229 billion years old, may have ended ice age, say scientists
World's oldest crater found in Australia is 2.229 billion years old, may have ended ice age, say scientists

'The age of the Yarrabubba impact matches the demise of a series of ancient glaciations'

Unexplained spike in deadly greenhouse gas far worse than CO2 contradicts claims of slashed emissions
Unexplained spike in deadly greenhouse gas far worse than CO2 contradicts claims of slashed emissions

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC-23), which is nearly 15,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, hit record levels in 2018. This rise contradicts earlier reports by countries who had stated that they have slashed the release of the gas.

Two habitable super-Earths found with agreeable temperature and conditions to keep water in liquid state
Two habitable super-Earths found with agreeable temperature and conditions to keep water in liquid state

The two super-Earths—named GJ180d and GJ229Ac—are about 19 and 40 light-years away from the Earth

Adorable potoroo on the brink of extinction as Australian bushfires destroy 6 million hectares of its habitat
Adorable potoroo on the brink of extinction as Australian bushfires destroy 6 million hectares of its habitat

Approximately 70 nationally threatened species have had at least 50% of their range burnt, while nearly 160 threatened species have had more than 20% of their range burnt, says a new report.

Houses built from fungi such as mushrooms could be the future in space and on Earth
Houses built from fungi such as mushrooms could be the future in space and on Earth

NASA began exploring this idea in 2018. At the heart of this technology is a structure that gives mushrooms its shape -- mycelium. These structures, which grow into mushrooms, are sturdy and flexible.

Climate change: Last decade turns out to be the hottest ever recorded while 2019 stands as second warmest
Climate change: Last decade turns out to be the hottest ever recorded while 2019 stands as second warmest

An increase in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to human activities, is largely driving the rise in temperatures, say experts

Scientists create the first 'living robots' that can survive for a week and heal themselves
Scientists create the first 'living robots' that can survive for a week and heal themselves

Measuring only 1 millimeter wide, these robots can pull off hefty operations, from transporting medicine around a patient’s body to cleaning up pollution from the oceans, say researchers.

Earth's closest 'super' neighbor, Proxima Centauri, a star, may be home to second planet, study suggests
Earth's closest 'super' neighbor, Proxima Centauri, a star, may be home to second planet, study suggests

It appears to be at least 5.8 times as massive as Earth, earning it the name 'super-earth'. It could be orbiting its star about once every five years, say scientists who led the planet-hunting mission hunt

Scientists may have discovered the impact site of one of the largest meteorites to have ever hit Earth
Scientists may have discovered the impact site of one of the largest meteorites to have ever hit Earth

A buried crater in southern Laos might be the long-sought source of a strewn field of glassy blobs, or tektites, produced by the meteorite impact approximately 790,000 years ago covering more than one-tenth of Earth's surface, says study.

Nearly one million seabirds starved to death due to severe marine heatwave off the West Coast of USA
Nearly one million seabirds starved to death due to severe marine heatwave off the West Coast of USA

Unprecedented numbers of common murres died between 2015 and 2016 and 62,000 carcasses were discovered

Galactic mystery: Strange objects that look like gas but behave like stars lurk at the heart of Milky Way
Galactic mystery: Strange objects that look like gas but behave like stars lurk at the heart of Milky Way

These G objects were once binary stars — a system of two stars orbiting each other — that merged because of our supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*

Machine mimicking human body can keep livers alive for 7 days externally, can also treat them, detect ailments
Machine mimicking human body can keep livers alive for 7 days externally, can also treat them, detect ailments

The machine, which experts are calling a breakthrough, can repair damaged livers. This should increase the number of organs available for transplantation, which is in line with the purpose of our project, say experts

'Great Divide': Ring-like structure split our solar system in two, sowed seeds for life on Earth, study shows
'Great Divide': Ring-like structure split our solar system in two, sowed seeds for life on Earth, study shows

The 'Great Divide' is a ring-like structure—made of dust and gas—that existed billions of years ago, when the Sun had just been created, according to the new study

7-billion-year-old stardust in meteorite that crashed 50 years ago is the oldest material ever found on Earth
7-billion-year-old stardust in meteorite that crashed 50 years ago is the oldest material ever found on Earth

The study shows proof contrary to what scientists believe that the rate of star formation is constant. It is direct evidence that there was a time before the start of the solar system when more stars formed than normal.