Southern parts of US may see intensifying drought in winter as NOAA forecasts cooler north, warmer south
Southern parts of US may see intensifying drought in winter as NOAA forecasts cooler north, warmer south

Last month was also the hottest September on Earth since 1880

94% Democrats and 67% Republicans say climate change is real, want govt to intensify actions to tackle it: Survey
94% Democrats and 67% Republicans say climate change is real, want govt to intensify actions to tackle it: Survey

However, 43% of Democrats attach extreme personal importance to climate change, compared to 22% of independents and 4% of Republicans

Was there another universe before ours? Nobel laureate Roger Penrose claims 'Big Bang was not the beginning'
Was there another universe before ours? Nobel laureate Roger Penrose claims 'Big Bang was not the beginning'

'So our Big Bang began with something which was the remote future of a previous eon and there would have been similar black holes evaporating away, via Hawking evaporation,' Penrose said

Are there 'superhabitable' planets with conditions better than Earth? Scientists say they may have found 24
Are there 'superhabitable' planets with conditions better than Earth? Scientists say they may have found 24

One of the exoplanets called KOI 5715.01 has four of the critical characteristics, making it possibly much more comfortable for life than our home planet

Mars will light up the night sky as it comes closest to Earth on October 6 when it’s 38.6 million miles away
Mars will light up the night sky as it comes closest to Earth on October 6 when it’s 38.6 million miles away

In 2003, Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, and it will not be that close again until 2287

China’s efforts to curb air pollution by cutting emissions may have caused warming in northern hemisphere: Study
China’s efforts to curb air pollution by cutting emissions may have caused warming in northern hemisphere: Study

The country’s policies are expected to result in more than 0.1 °C warming over the northern latitudes.

Narcissistic and depressed people are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories: Study
Narcissistic and depressed people are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories: Study

Agreeable and diligent individuals, on the other hand, are slightly more unlikely to hold such unfounded beliefs

Elon Musk's Space X Starlink satellites Internet boon for firefighters working in wildfire-hit rural Washington
Elon Musk's Space X Starlink satellites Internet boon for firefighters working in wildfire-hit rural Washington

Musk said in a tweet that SpaceX is prioritizing catering to emergency responders and locations with no Internet connectivity

Global warming is heating up nights faster than days in most parts of the world, may affect wildlife: Experts
Global warming is heating up nights faster than days in most parts of the world, may affect wildlife: Experts

The changes between night and day temperatures will have profound consequences for the species inhabiting those regions and their ability to adapt in the face of the changing climate, the researchers said

Southern California hit by earthquake swarms with largest measuring 4.9 magnitude, bigger quake 'less likely'
Southern California hit by earthquake swarms with largest measuring 4.9 magnitude, bigger quake 'less likely'

An expert said that the current quakes are near the 1981 Westmoreland earthquake, located in the seismically active Imperial Valley

What makes most people right-handed and others left-handed? Study finds 41 genes could be driving preferences
What makes most people right-handed and others left-handed? Study finds 41 genes could be driving preferences

However, genetic influence is not strong enough to act on its own, suggesting that other factors could be at play

Death toll from WWI and 1918 flu pandemic may have spiraled due to abnormally cold and wet seasons: Study
Death toll from WWI and 1918 flu pandemic may have spiraled due to abnormally cold and wet seasons: Study

The researches said bad weather conditions were not ‘the’ cause of the pandemic, but likely worsened the already explosive situation

Do people trust scientists? Those with Right-wing political ideology often less trusting than Leftists: Survey
Do people trust scientists? Those with Right-wing political ideology often less trusting than Leftists: Survey

Conducted before the Covid-19 outbreak reached pandemic proportions, the report is based on a survey of more than 32,000 telephone and in-person interviews

Trump ditches pledge for greener post-Covid planet as 64 world leaders unite ahead of UN's Biodiversity Summit
Trump ditches pledge for greener post-Covid planet as 64 world leaders unite ahead of UN's Biodiversity Summit

Sir Robert Watson, former chair of the IPBES, said, 'Without countries such as the USA, Brazil, China, Russia, India and Australia we cannot succeed'

Are there lakes on Mars? Scientists find evidence of multiple water bodies under Red Planet's icy surface
Are there lakes on Mars? Scientists find evidence of multiple water bodies under Red Planet's icy surface

Besides confirming the presence of a lake first detected in 2018, the study says that three more have been detected under the Martian surface

What is WASP-189 b? Study finds 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet that can vaporize metals like iron orbiting blue star
What is WASP-189 b? Study finds 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet that can vaporize metals like iron orbiting blue star

The exoplanet in question is WASP-189 b and is dubbed hot Jupiter due to the similarities it shares with a gas giant like Jupiter

Scientists create 'cocktail' of enzymes that can digest plastic up to six times faster, enables endless reuse
Scientists create 'cocktail' of enzymes that can digest plastic up to six times faster, enables endless reuse

The super-enzyme will help reduce reliance on fossil resources such as oil and gas

About 75% of previously undetected space junk found 36K km above Earth's surface, may pose threat to satellites
About 75% of previously undetected space junk found 36K km above Earth's surface, may pose threat to satellites

These objects are dead, failed satellites or smaller pieces left behind by a rocket have now become debris

What was the source of life before oxygen? Study says ancient microbial life on Earth relied on arsenic
What was the source of life before oxygen? Study says ancient microbial life on Earth relied on arsenic

For half of the time life has existed on Earth, there was no oxygen present. Researchers wondered what supported life back then

Can a gadget manipulate the content of your dreams? MIT scientists develop a device that can do that and more
Can a gadget manipulate the content of your dreams? MIT scientists develop a device that can do that and more

The sleep-tracking gadget named Dormio can alter dreams by manipulating a sleep stage, which occurs when the mind transitions from experiencing drowsiness to a time when it loses consciousness

'Zombie storms' may become common due to climate change with tropical storm Paulette returning from the dead
'Zombie storms' may become common due to climate change with tropical storm Paulette returning from the dead

Above-average sea surface temperatures are one reason why Paulette came back to life, say experts

Radiation on Moon nearly 200 times higher than Earth, long-term exposure can cause health problems, says study
Radiation on Moon nearly 200 times higher than Earth, long-term exposure can cause health problems, says study

If astronauts were to live on the surface of the Moon for prolonged periods, the shelter should be covered by about 80 cm of lunar soil to absorb most of the surface radiation

California plans to ban sale of gasoline cars by 2035, launch zero-emission alternatives to curb climate change
California plans to ban sale of gasoline cars by 2035, launch zero-emission alternatives to curb climate change

'We have a strategy to be as bold as the problem is big, to recognize that we have agency. We’re not just victims of fate,' Newsom said

92 years after fungus gave the world its first antibiotic penicillin, scientists have sequenced its genome
92 years after fungus gave the world its first antibiotic penicillin, scientists have sequenced its genome

Alexander Fleming’s original penicillin-producing mold was regrown from a sample, frozen over 50 years ago, and researchers extracted the DNA for sequencing

Mini-moon or space junk? Mystery object joining Earth's orbit could be missing booster rocket from 1960s
Mini-moon or space junk? Mystery object joining Earth's orbit could be missing booster rocket from 1960s

The rocket was a part of the Surveyor 2 mission. The spacecraft was launched on September 20, 1966, but failed to soft-land on the Moon, and the rocket disappeared

Orionid meteor shower peaks on October 21, here’s all you need to know about the show and how you can watch it
Orionid meteor shower peaks on October 21, here’s all you need to know about the show and how you can watch it

The pieces of space debris that interact with our atmosphere to create the Orionids originate from comet Halley, which takes around 76 years to make a complete revolution around the Sun.

NASA's three-phased Artemis Mission's plan to put first woman on Moon in 2024 to cost $28 billion
NASA's three-phased Artemis Mission's plan to put first woman on Moon in 2024 to cost $28 billion

NASA said the $28 billion represents the costs associated for the next four years in the Artemis program to land on the Moon

Arctic ice cover drops to second-lowest record after 2012, are we heading towards a seasonally frost-free ocean?
Arctic ice cover drops to second-lowest record after 2012, are we heading towards a seasonally frost-free ocean?

'It's been a crazy year up north, with sea ice at a near-record low, 100-degree Fahrenheit heatwaves in Siberia and massive forest fires,' Mark Serreze, director of NSIDC, said

Comet found to have unique aurora in first-ever discovery on a celestial object other than a planet or a moon
Comet found to have unique aurora in first-ever discovery on a celestial object other than a planet or a moon

Charged particles from the Sun streaming towards the comet in the solar wind interact with the gas surrounding the comet’s icy, dusty nucleus and create the aurora

Saturn's moon Enceladus has fresh ice on its northern hemisphere: Scientists
Saturn's moon Enceladus has fresh ice on its northern hemisphere: Scientists

Enceladus is 25 times smaller than Earth and the surface hides an underground ocean, where scientists hope to find extraterrestrial life

Wealthiest 1% of world's population emitted more carbon dioxide than 3 billion people from poorer half: Report
Wealthiest 1% of world's population emitted more carbon dioxide than 3 billion people from poorer half: Report

Further, roughly 630 million people, who make up the richest 10% of the world population, were responsible for over 52% of carbon dioxide emissions, the report said

Tropical storm Beta approaches Texas coast, scientists warn of storm surge, flash flooding and heavy rains
Tropical storm Beta approaches Texas coast, scientists warn of storm surge, flash flooding and heavy rains

The tropical storm is expected to produce rainfall of six to 12 inches with isolated totals of 15 inches from the middle Texas coast to southern Louisiana

Russia claims 'Venus is a Russian planet' after scientists find that microbial life may exist on Earth's twin
Russia claims 'Venus is a Russian planet' after scientists find that microbial life may exist on Earth's twin

Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said that the Soviet Union was 'the first and only one' to land a spacecraft on Venus, so they shouldn't be lagging behind in discovering more about the 'Russian planet'

The Great Cosmic Diamond Rush: Study says exoplanets possible with diamonds in cores but unlikely to host life
The Great Cosmic Diamond Rush: Study says exoplanets possible with diamonds in cores but unlikely to host life

These alien worlds are likely carbon-rich and would need certain ingredients to produce the precious element: water, high heat and high pressure

Busy hurricane season sees scientists run out of storm names for second time since 1950 when naming started
Busy hurricane season sees scientists run out of storm names for second time since 1950 when naming started

The first time scientists ran out of names was in the 2005 season and this year, the season is far from over

Did a solar flare sink the Titanic? Study suggests space weather may have been responsible for tragedy
Did a solar flare sink the Titanic? Study suggests space weather may have been responsible for tragedy

According to the study, a geomagnetic storm was present during the period around the Titanic’s disaster that may have impacted navigation and communication

Life on Venus? Scientists say discovery of phosphine gas in planet’s clouds may be ‘a possible sign of life’
Life on Venus? Scientists say discovery of phosphine gas in planet’s clouds may be ‘a possible sign of life’

Confirming the discovery required using 45 antennas of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile, a more sensitive telescope in which the European Southern Observatory is a partner

Arctic is transitioning to new climate, scientists forecast less ice, warmer air temperatures and more rain
Arctic is transitioning to new climate, scientists forecast less ice, warmer air temperatures and more rain

If emissions continue at a high level, most continental regions will experience an increase in the rainy season of 20-60 days by mid-century and 60-90 days by the end of the century

NASA is looking to mine the Moon and exploit its resources, calls for proposals from private companies
NASA is looking to mine the Moon and exploit its resources, calls for proposals from private companies

The development comes after President Donald Trump signed an executive order this year, greenlighting moon mining efforts.

People living in mountain regions have distinct psychological traits, Wild West mentality lingers: Study
People living in mountain regions have distinct psychological traits, Wild West mentality lingers: Study

The harsh and remote environment of mountainous frontier regions historically attracted nonconformist European settlers strongly motivated by a sense of freedom

Global warming closer to bleak milestone, may move to ‘hothouse’ state not seen in millions of years: Study
Global warming closer to bleak milestone, may move to ‘hothouse’ state not seen in millions of years: Study

Between 2020-2024, the annual mean global near-surface temperature is predicted to be between 0.91°C and 1.59°C above pre-industrial conditions, defined as the 1850-1900 average, says the UN report

Can probiotics keep space travelers healthy during long journeys? Scientists say it holds great promise
Can probiotics keep space travelers healthy during long journeys? Scientists say it holds great promise

Microgravity causes bone and muscle loss in astronomers and exposure to radiation increases the risk of cancers

Children's privacy could be violated as advertisers may access their digital data with law unenforced: Study
Children's privacy could be violated as advertisers may access their digital data with law unenforced: Study

Of the 451 digital apps tested in the study, two-thirds collected data collected and shared them with third-party businesses

Mars solar eclipse accompanied by strange phenomenon that may help understand Red Planet better, says study
Mars solar eclipse accompanied by strange phenomenon that may help understand Red Planet better, says study

Recording the strange phenomenon is NASA's Insight Lander, which is tasked with studying Mars interiors

Does space travel affect astronauts' brains? Study shows evidence of 'substantial' adaptation to weightlessness
Does space travel affect astronauts' brains? Study shows evidence of 'substantial' adaptation to weightlessness

Experts scanned the astronauts' brains before and after spaceflight, and then again seven months later. The images showed an increase in the mass of brain tissues that are thought to control movement

Global aviation industry responsible for 3.5% of climate change caused by human activities, finds study
Global aviation industry responsible for 3.5% of climate change caused by human activities, finds study

Two-thirds of the impact from aviation is attributed to non-carbon dioxide emissions and the rest from carbon dioxide — which between 1940 and 2018 comes upto 32.6 billion tonnes

Sun may have had a sibling in the past, both may have trapped the mysterious Oort cloud and Planet Nine: Study
Sun may have had a sibling in the past, both may have trapped the mysterious Oort cloud and Planet Nine: Study

The Oort cloud, which occupies the far reaches of the solar system, is a strange place: unlike most objects that have a disc-like orbit, this one looks like a spherical bubble wrapping the sun, planets, and their moons, along with other asteroids

Rust discovered on Moon despite lack of water and oxygen, startled scientists examine if Earth is responsible
Rust discovered on Moon despite lack of water and oxygen, startled scientists examine if Earth is responsible

Finding more rust on the side facing Earth suggests that it may have some connection with our planet, say experts

Elusive mid-sized black hole discovered with mass 142 times that of the Sun formed by merger of 2 black holes
Elusive mid-sized black hole discovered with mass 142 times that of the Sun formed by merger of 2 black holes

Two black holes likely collided and merged to create the more massive black hole which produced gravitational waves equal to the energy of eight suns, say scientists