Will Iota bring life-threatening storms, extreme rainfall to Central America? Experts warn of 'dangerous hurricane'
Will Iota bring life-threatening storms, extreme rainfall to Central America? Experts warn of 'dangerous hurricane'

Flooding and mudslides in Honduras and Nicaragua could be exacerbated by Hurricane Eta’s recent effects there, resulting in significant to potentially catastrophic impacts

Four astronauts take off for ISS in historic NASA-SpaceX mission: Everything you need to know about Crew-1
Four astronauts take off for ISS in historic NASA-SpaceX mission: Everything you need to know about Crew-1

With the American-made Crew Dragon spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station, the US regains the ability to send astronauts on routine missions to space since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011

Top 10 astronomy events of 2021: From Quadrantids Meteor Shower to wolf moon, these are dates to watch
Top 10 astronomy events of 2021: From Quadrantids Meteor Shower to wolf moon, these are dates to watch

Follow this meteor shower calendar for the best dates

Who is Jim Bridenstine? NASA chief may quit Biden presidency, says agency will ‘need somebody who is trusted’
Who is Jim Bridenstine? NASA chief may quit Biden presidency, says agency will ‘need somebody who is trusted’

According to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, it is in the best interest of the space agency and US’s exploration program that he steps aside after the Biden administration takes over

What’s the cost of Donald Trump’s personal chopper that's up for sale? Here’s a look at 5 aircraft owned by him
What’s the cost of Donald Trump’s personal chopper that's up for sale? Here’s a look at 5 aircraft owned by him

Trump’s Sikorsky S76B comes with amenities such as a six-place executive cabin interior with paneling and a soundproofing system, gold seatbelts, and a storage drawer for ice and refreshments

Top scientists rail against US voters' inability to separate fact from fiction after 'horrific' election result
Top scientists rail against US voters' inability to separate fact from fiction after 'horrific' election result

The votes are still being counted but one researcher regretted that the results did not repudiate Donald Trump’s presidency, while another saw it as a rejection of reality

What's the 28th named storm in 2020? Eta may intensify into hurricane before making landfall in Central America
What's the 28th named storm in 2020? Eta may intensify into hurricane before making landfall in Central America

Eta is the 28th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season and ties the record for most named storms in a single Atlantic hurricane season, previously set in 2005

Will Mars colonies follow Earth’s laws? Elon Musk’s SpaceX will not, company declares it a 'free planet'
Will Mars colonies follow Earth’s laws? Elon Musk’s SpaceX will not, company declares it a 'free planet'

'No Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities,' states Starlink app’s terms of service

How much is US responsible for plastic pollution? America is a top contributor to coastal environments, study says
How much is US responsible for plastic pollution? America is a top contributor to coastal environments, study says

Despite claiming a robust and accessible waste management system, the US produced more plastic waste in 2016 than any other country worldwide

Trump administration removes gray wolves from endangered species list, experts dub move 'premature and reckless'
Trump administration removes gray wolves from endangered species list, experts dub move 'premature and reckless'

The administration announced that gray wolves will not receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act anymore, and that it is returning protection of these animals to states and tribes

What is C3H2? 'Weird' molecule on Saturn moon Titan's atmosphere may help scientists figure out if it's habitable
What is C3H2? 'Weird' molecule on Saturn moon Titan's atmosphere may help scientists figure out if it's habitable

According to experts, the types of molecules that might be sitting on Titan’s surface could be the same ones that formed the building blocks of life on Earth

Why Tongass National Forest is important? How Trump's move to lift protections impacts US' last climate sanctuary
Why Tongass National Forest is important? How Trump's move to lift protections impacts US' last climate sanctuary

Referred to by experts as the 'lungs of North America', it is the largest national forest of the US and the world's largest intact temperate rainforest

Will asteroid Apophis hit Earth in 2068? Experts unsure but study says it’s speeding up as it heads toward us
Will asteroid Apophis hit Earth in 2068? Experts unsure but study says it’s speeding up as it heads toward us

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) explain that this could be due to non-uniform thermal radiation which can act like a mini-thruster

Is there water on the Moon? Startling discovery could change lunar exploration forever
Is there water on the Moon? Startling discovery could change lunar exploration forever

Moon could harbor roughly 15,000 square miles of permanent shadows in multiple shapes and sizes, reservoirs that, according to theory, may also be capable of preserving water via ice

NASA spacecraft makes historic touchdown on ancient asteroid Bennu to collect dust and pebbles from its surface
NASA spacecraft makes historic touchdown on ancient asteroid Bennu to collect dust and pebbles from its surface

OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to return to Earth in 2023 with the sample and promises to be the largest amount of extraterrestrial material brought back from space since the Apollo era

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'

Leonids meteor shower: When will it be at its peak and all you need to know about one among the fastest moving comet debris
Leonids meteor shower: When will it be at its peak and all you need to know about one among the fastest moving comet debris

This year, it is expected to peak on the morning of November 17, during the dark hours before dawn