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  • Current theories might be wrong about how a galaxy evolves

    June 23, 2017 6:24 PM 6

    A dead galaxy discovered with the Hubble telescope doesn’t fit with current understandings. However, scientists recently got a look at the MACS2129-1 galaxy, a "dead" galaxy that stopped making stars billions of years ago. But instead of being the expected elliptical shape, it was a flat disk much like the Milky Way. It's half the size of our galaxy

  • Trapped beluga whale carried ashore in Bathurst, N.B

    June 15, 2017 4:06 PM 17

    Scientists free whale from Nepisiguit River in northern New Brunswick A trapped beluga whale that swam into the Nepisiguit River by mistake two weeks ago ago was rescued Thursday and is being flown from Bathurst, N.B., to Quebec. Scientists who ran the rescue mission said the whale will join an adoptive pod in the St. Lawrence River. The mammal wouldn't

  • Tiny organisms turn the Black Sea turquoise in amazing NASA picture

    June 15, 2017 3:52 PM 23

    Turquoise swirls in the Black Sea — caused by phytoplankton carried on local water currents — shine brightly in a new image from NASA's Aqua satellite. Phytoplankton are tiny organisms that feed on sunlight and dissolved nutrients. The image shows the rivers Danube and Dnieper bringing these nutrients out to the Black Sea, where the phytoplankton feed on them, NASA officials

  • Fisheries experts hope to move beluga from N.B. river to its natural habitat Add to ..

    June 15, 2017 11:33 AM 8

    Experts plan to begin trying to remove an endangered beluga whale from a northern New Brunswick river and relocate it to its natural habitat today. The Fisheries Department says it is hoping to move the juvenile whale from the Nepisiguit River to the St. Lawrence Estuary near Cacouna, Que. It’s working with marine mammal groups and veterinarians who will be on site today

  • Russia launches space freighter to ISS

    June 15, 2017 2:44 AM 12

    Russia on Wednesday launched an unmanned Progress cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "The Soyuz-2.1A booster rocket with the Progress MS-06 cargo ship launched successfully from Baikonur cosmodrome at 12:20 Moscow time (0920 GMT)," Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement

  • The oldest Homo sapiens: Fossils found in Morocco date back 300,000 years

    June 7, 2017 5:00 PM 17

    Scientists say skulls and tools help to date findings A recent finding of human bones dating back 300,000 years calls into question the belief that modern humans evolved in East Africa, researchers say. An international team of scientists has dated fossils found in Jebel Irhoud, about 90 kilometres northwest of Marakesh, Morocco, to be 300,000 years

  • Trump climate deal: US can fulfil pledges, says Michael Bloomberg

    June 3, 2017 12:28 AM 35

    The US can still meet its commitments to fight climate change, despite President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accord, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. He argued this could be done "through partnerships among cities, states and businesses", saying Americans would not let Washington stand in their way. His decision, announced

  • Who will suffer the most from US climate exit?

    June 2, 2017 5:40 PM 31

    In withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate pact, President Donald Trump claimed that honouring its terms would cost the country billions of dollars for a miniscule change to the global warming trajectory. Is this true? How will Washington quitting the 196-nation Paris club affect the fight against climate change? The Paris Agreement's stated

  • California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

    June 2, 2017 12:45 AM 28

    California Gov. Jerry Brown said he will need Republican's help to renew California's cap-and-trade program, while speaking at the California Chamber of Commerce 92nd Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The program, that caps the state's carbon emissions and requires polluters to obtain permits before releasing

  • Fact-checking President Trump’s claims on the Paris climate change deal

    June 2, 2017 12:02 AM 12

    In his speech announcing his decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change, President Trump frequently relied on dubious facts and unbalanced claims to make his case that the agreement would hurt the U.S. economy. Notably, he only looked at one side of the scale — claiming the agreement left the United States at a competitive disadvantage