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Nov 11 2018

Post Diwali, Delhi grapples with 'very poor' air quality

An Air Quality Index reading between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is considered satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is severe...

Nov 10 2018

U.S. judge halts construction of Keystone XL pipeline

Morris particularly criticized the Trump administration for ignoring the recognized effects of the pipeline on climate change . Morris wrote in his ruling that...

Nov 08 2018

'We're heading for no deal Brexit,' Northern Ireland DUP lawmaker says

The EU originally proposed keeping Northern Ireland alone under EU customs rules and other economic regulations in order to avoid disrupting the peace in the province b...

Nov 07 2018

Delhi records season's worst air quality ahead of Diwali

Delhi's overall air quality index on Monday was recorded at 434, which falls in the "severe" category, a drastic decline from Sunday's "moderate" level at 171. The CPC...

Nov 04 2018

Life's a beach for Brazil's Bolsonaro as spaceman joins his team

According to one analyst, the recovery in Brazilian markets hasn't been as much because investors were high on Bolsonaro but more because they shuddered at the prospect...

Oct 31 2018

Jair Bolsonaro elected as Brazil president

Bolsonaro , 63, will take office on January 1. And the U.S. president's spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said in a statement: "President Trump called President-elect Bol...

Oct 23 2018

Storm explodes into category four hurricane off Mexico

Hurricane Willa strengthened to become a rare Category 5 hurricane and is still forecast to slam into west-central Mexico. Farther to the south, another storm, Tropical...

Oct 22 2018

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England

Overall, no part of the U.S.is forecast to have below-average temperatures. Based on NOAA's Winter Outlook , they're predicting a 70% to 75% chance of El Nino form...

Oct 19 2018

To replace streetlights, China will launch 3 artificial moons!

The " artificial moon " would be bright enough to lit an area with a diameter of 10km to 80km and which coverage area could be controlled within "a few dozen meters". Som...

Oct 14 2018

Photos and videos show mass destruction from 'Monstrous' Michael in Florida

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Michael would dump as much as 20cm of rain in some areas. The hurricane damaged hospitals and nursing homes in the Panama City...

Oct 13 2018

American and Russian astronaut rescued after emergency landing following rocket booster malfunction

But the incident highlights recent tensions that have surfaced in a long-running collaboration in space between the USA and Russian Federation. Ovchinin and U.S. "Tea...

Oct 13 2018

IPCC confirms need for low-carbon nuclear to tackle climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) is the United Nations body responsible for assessing the science related to climate change. "The good news is t...

Oct 12 2018

Rescuers scour debris for dead after Florida hurricane

A Mexico Beach resident who rode out the hurricane described the impact of the storm surge to CNN. Michael left North Carolina and Virginia behind with rivers risin...

Oct 12 2018

A Look at Why Hurricane Michael Had a Remarkable, Devastating Run

Forecasters say Michael will come ashore over the Florida Panhandle sometime midday Wednesday. Michael is now moving northwards at 12mph. As of noon ET Friday, the st...

Oct 12 2018

11-Year-Old Girl Killed by Windborne Carport Amid Hurricane Michael

Olivia Smith, public information officer for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, said there was one hurricane-related fatality, adding that the incident was...

Oct 11 2018

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

A child was killed in Seminole County, Georgia during the storm, emergency management officials said. The storm's intensity waned steadily as it pushed inland and cur...

Oct 09 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket lights up California sky

Any rocket launch is exciting, but SpaceX's Falcon 9 has completed so many missions at this point that yet another satellite delivery is easy to overlook. Elon Musk on S...

Oct 05 2018

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland , a University of Waterloo professor who helped to pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of app...

Sep 27 2018

Japan space agency lands two rovers on an asteroid for survey

The Japanese space agency JAXA has successfully landed two space rovers on a far-flung asteroid in the deep void of space. Since landing, the rovers have sent back ph...