Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, papers smash auction estimates

In total, the auction, which included 52 lots, raised more than 1.8 million pounds (roughly $2.35 million, AU$3.24 million). Medals and awards sold for £296,750, compared with an estimate of £15,000, while the red motorized wheelchair sold for ... More..

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Almost 50 Lakh Kg of Firecrackers Burst This Diwali in Delhi
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Almost 50 Lakh Kg of Firecrackers Burst This Diwali in Delhi

A level of 50 or less is considered healthy. Mumbai Mirror, with the help of activists, surveyed various parts of the city on Diwali night and, even though noise and air pollution levels were not as bad...More..

This object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper argues
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

This object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper argues

A new paper from researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics toyed with the possibility that the elongated dark-red object, could have been an "artificial origin". "Technology light sails m...More..

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe

As cooler air traps pollutants close to the ground, Delhi's levels of PM2.5 - particles so tiny they can enter the lungs and bloodstream - often soar to beyond 30 times the safe limit. Delhi residents were br...More..

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope retires after nine years exploring space
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope retires after nine years exploring space

Kepler was originally positioned to stare at one star-studded patch of the sky in the constellation Cygnus. TESS builds on Kepler's foundation with fresh batches of data in its search of planets orbiting s...More..

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

Earlier, German-American Helios-2 aircraft made the record of the nearest closest to the Sun in April 1976. Another record is in sight for the Parker Solar Probe .The spaceship is "expected to break the reco...More..

NASA retires its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

NASA retires its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

Kepler allowed astronomers to discover that 20% to 50% of the stars we can see in the night sky are likely to have small, rocky, Earth-size planets within their habitable zones - which means that liquid water c...More..

Cause of Soyuz-FG Launch Failure Revealed - Probe Commission
by | Friday, November 02, 2018

Cause of Soyuz-FG Launch Failure Revealed - Probe Commission

Just yesterday the Russian space agency Roscosmos revealed that it has completed its investigation into the failure of its Soyuz rocket on a recent launch that was supposed to send two crew members to the ...More..

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land
by | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

It is this hurricane season's 15th named storm. A Small Craft Warning was expected to remain in effect through Tuesday night. By Tuesday, the storm is expected to start speeding north-northeast over open wate...More..

Ice, Ice Baby: Second Strange Rectangular Iceberg Spotted in Antarctica
by | Sunday, October 28, 2018

Ice, Ice Baby: Second Strange Rectangular Iceberg Spotted in Antarctica

During the year 2017 in July, Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf said to have been released this enormous A68 iceberg, and during the investigation of that, this structure was spotted. Image: NASA/Jeremy Harbe...More..

People Are Pooping Microplastics
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

People Are Pooping Microplastics

Philipp Schwabl , a researcher at the Medical University of Vienna . For the stool study , Schwabl and his team recruited one test subject each from Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Italy, the Uni...More..

Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair Among Belongings To Be Sold
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair Among Belongings To Be Sold

A selection of personal items of legendary physicist Stephen Hawking , who died in March at 76, will be featured in a Christie's online auction from October 31 to November 8. Items belonging to the late ph...More..

NOAA releases 2018-19 Winter Outlook
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

NOAA releases 2018-19 Winter Outlook

The winter outlook from NOAA calls for a wetter than normal season in the far southwest corner of the state. During that time, an Arctic cold front will move across the USA and produce bitter winds and a ...More..

Astronauts cheat death as rocket fails in mid-flight
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Astronauts cheat death as rocket fails in mid-flight

NASA says two astronauts from the USA and Russian Federation have been flown to the city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan en route to Moscow after an emergency landing following the failure of a booster ro...More..

Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US

Families living along the Panhandle are now faced with a struggle to survive in a perilous landscape of shattered homes and shopping centres, the storm debris spread far and wide. To the north of the city, resi...More..

Hurricane Michael kills one in Florida: county official
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael kills one in Florida: county official

Under a perfectly clear blue sky, families living along the Florida Panhandle emerged from darkened shelters and hotels to a perilous landscape of shattered homes and shopping centers, beeping security alarms, ...More..

Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch

Already regionally historic for being the first recorded Category 4 storm to batter the Florida Panhandle , Hurricane Michael is also rewriting national record books: It's the strongest by wind speed to make...More..

Hurricane Michael effects possible for Beaufort County
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael effects possible for Beaufort County

As with any hurricane that makes landfall, there will be the risk of tornadoes being spawned. "I haven't made up my mind yet, but I know some of my staff are going", said Dave Trepanier, owner of Firefly, a r...More..

Florida Panhandle braces for Michael, now a Category 4 storm
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Florida Panhandle braces for Michael, now a Category 4 storm

According to the Associated Press , a hurricane hunter plane flew into the storm Tuesday morning and found the storm was rapidly intensifying, which mean winds could push the storm into a category three before...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Michael charges into U.S. Southeast after slamming north Florida

Hurricane Michael just made landfall along the Florida panhandle and it's packing much more of a punch than most assumed it would when warnings about its arrival began to spread about a week ago. Downed power...More..