Science

by | August 18, 2018 | 12:30

A leading research group claims harmful levels of a weed killer linked to cancer are showing up in foods and cereals marketed to children. Oats are the basis of many favorite children's snacks, including Cheerios and other baby finger-food cereals.

by | August 17, 2018 | 23:49

McRaven tells Trump that he would consider it an honor if the president would revoke his security clearance as well so he can add his name to the list of individuals who have spoken out against Trump's presidency. "They should be looking at the other side", he said, a reference to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party. "I've never respected him", Trump said.

by | August 17, 2018 | 13:39

TUESDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Expect variably to mostly cloudy skies to deliver rounds of locally heavy showers and storms. One or two storms could show up early this afternoon, but the bulk of the rain looks to show up after 3 to 4pm. Flash flood warnings have been issued for Cripple Creek, Midland, and La Veta. Several rounds of showers and storms are expected for the remainder of this week.

by | August 16, 2018 | 18:30

Monsanto's vice-president, Scott Partridge , has also insisted that Roundup is safe, and the company intends to appeal against the decision. Monsanto is planning to appeal the verdict and rejects the court's assertion that glyphosate, the world's most widely-used pesticide, caused cancer.

by | August 14, 2018 | 23:12

The Parker Solar Probe is completely dependent on its directional heat shield for survival. It will zip past Venus in six weeks and make a first rendezvous with the Sun a further six weeks after that. Parker Solar Probe and its instruments will be protected from the Sun's heat by a 4.5-inch-thick, carbon-carbon composite heat shield. In the Frisbee's shadow, the spacecraft's body and most of its instruments will stay a comfortable 85 degrees.

by | August 13, 2018 | 14:11

Between 1am and 2am, when the sky is darkest, will be the best time to spot the cosmic event. We're talking the Perseid meteor shower , which is visible every year when Earth passes through the trail of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle Comet.

by | August 13, 2018 | 11:14

The first solar eclipse this year was in February. As we have already mentioned this partial solar eclipse occurring on 11 August 2018 will not be observed in India. What time is the solar eclipse? 4 A partial eclipse of the setting Sun awed stargazers in China on Saturday night. Behind the phenomenon was observed by the people of Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, UK, Norway, Latvia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, and North and South Korea.

by | August 12, 2018 | 23:45

The probe was expected to launch early Saturday morning but was delayed twice, once at 3:53 a.m. and again at 4:28 a.m., during the 65-minute launch window that began at 3:33 a.m. During its nominal mission lifetime of just under 7 years, Parker Solar Probe will complete 24 orbits of the Sun - reaching within 3.8 million miles (roughly 61,15,508 km) of the Sun's surface at closest approach.

by | August 12, 2018 | 16:11

This year's shower will be putting on its best display for those in Europe , but as it's peak last so long, from the 11th to 12th, it should also put on a spectacular display for the U.S. Unless conditions are almost ideal, meteor showers can be a tremendous disappointment. Tracking such meteor clusters and gaps helps astronomers better understand the scattering of space debris released by comets such as Swift-Tuttle.

by | August 11, 2018 | 21:54

This is typically one of the best meteor showers viewable from Missouri. Weather will be flawless this weekend to view the Perseid meteor shower. In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack periods with little activity".

by | August 11, 2018 | 20:33

Ultimately, it will find itself within the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere, an area known as the corona. Although the corona reaches millions of degrees, it's a wispy, tenuous environment and so the spacecraft won't need to endure such severe temperatures.

by | August 10, 2018 | 15:24

And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year. So if you're lucky enough to have a chance of catching the Perseid meteor shower , it sounds like you'll be in for a spectacular night of skywatching. The fall of the meteors will be at a rate of 80 meteors per hour and a 60 km/second speed. A tent stands out against the starlit sky during the Perseid meteor shower on August 14, 2016 in Terlingua, Texas.

by | August 09, 2018 | 23:27

Dr. Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office tells CBS News that this year, spectators will be in store for a better watching experience due to diminished moonlight -- or in his words: "We won't have any moon messing it up". Not only will the night sky be dark, but also clear, according to Matt Walters, a meteorologist with Topeka's National Weather Service. You can watch the livestream below.

by | August 09, 2018 | 06:37

The County of Hawai'i is under a Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Hector, with 130 mph winds , is about 540 miles east-southeast of Hilo. A tropical storm watch was in effect for the Big Island as Hector was expected to pass Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moved westward.

by | August 09, 2018 | 03:05

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). The NHC said: "A motion toward the west-northwest at an increased forward speed is expected through Monday night, followed by a westward motion Tuesday and Wednesday".

by | August 08, 2018 | 22:46

A odd 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a planet has been discovered 20 light-years from Earth, outside our solar system. The planet is skirting the boundaries of our solar system - just 20 light years from Earth - and may prove to be an invaluable source of astronomic knowledge.

by | August 08, 2018 | 21:34

On Friday, NASA, along with commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX , named the first commercial crew astronauts selected to fly aboard commercial spacecraft. Those were Behnken, Boe, Hurley and Williams . As the other astronauts donned NASA patches on their blue jumpsuits, Ferguson wore a Boeing applique.

by | August 07, 2018 | 20:28

The first stage successfully landed on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You, which was waiting in position in the Atlantic Ocean (a camera feed loss at the moment of landing created a bit of extra drama). The satellite is owned by PT Telcom, the largest provider of telecommunications services in Indonesia. Officials from Telkom Indonesia expected the Telkom 1 satellite, which launched in 1999, to remain operational until Merah Putih's launch.

by | August 05, 2018 | 21:26

The Obama administration's EPA had estimated in January 2017 that the increased standards after 2020 would save consumers an average of $1,650 in fuel costs over the lifetime of a new vehicle. The argument remained on the EPA's website Thursday. That would price many buyers out of the new-vehicle market, forcing them to drive older, less-safe vehicles that pollute more, the administration says.

by | August 03, 2018 | 13:13

In both cases, again assuming no major problems crop up, operational flights to ferry astronauts to and from the space station would begin after the test flights are complete, ending NASA's sole reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft to carry U.S., European, Canadian and Japanese crew members to the lab.

by | August 01, 2018 | 17:19

The Red Planet shines its brightest between July 27th and 30th as the Sun, Earth, and Mars all line up, with Earth sandwiched in the middle of the other two. The Earth and Mars both orbit around the sun with the distance between the two planets usually at about 140,000,000 miles apart. If you're looking through binoculars or a telescope, you will not be able to see the detail you normally do on the planet's surface; there's a massive dust storm obscuring most planetary details right ...

by | July 31, 2018 | 13:20

All eyes will on the sky tonight as the world is to witness the attractive sight of 'blood moon' as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century . Usually a lunar eclipse totality only lasts for around an hour. North American residents suffering from eclipse FOMO will be able to watch the event online.

by | July 30, 2018 | 04:48

This event is not to be confused with a total solar eclipse like the one that was visible across a swath of the continental USA last summer. As we approach this remarkable event, we will tell you what to expect. It will last around 103 minutes. Filipinos will have to hope for clear skies at dawn on Saturday to watch the longest blood moon eclipse this century, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

by | July 28, 2018 | 14:38

The 920th Rescue Wing assisted in the mission by sending out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crew to clear the Eastern Range underneath the rocket trajectory. The firm was also speculated to attempt to catch the rocket's fairing with a giant net stretched across a boat called Mr. Steven . Per Space.com , the Arianespace launch was planned to take place near the Atlantic coast of South America at Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

by | July 27, 2018 | 23:48

Dr Gregory Brown, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "We miss a section of the eclipse due to the moon being below our horizon when it starts". It is thought the Moon was formed 4.5 billion years ago when a large planet, which scientists have named Theia, crashed into Earth, creating a huge debris disc that eventually swirled together to form the satellite.