July 22, 2017

Climate change sceptic admits global warming a fact

A prominent physicist and global warming sceptic spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right, that temperatures really are rising rapidly. The study of the world's surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially … [Read more...]

3D Earth gravity map may help predict earthquakes

The European Gravity and Ocean Circulation Explorer spacecraft has mapped the Earth's gravity and produced a 3D model that may help scientists predict earthquakes. The five-metre GOCE spacecraft has been orbiting Earth at an altitude of 250km since its launch two years ago. It has been mapping … [Read more...]

Abbott shows “regret” over Gillard abuse posters

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has expressed regret for speaking at an anti-carbon tax rally in Canberra that featured abusive language and placards about Prime Minister Julia Gillard. After his tacit endorsement of the protesters message, upon reflection Abbott said "I think a few people … [Read more...]

Mount Merapi cuts Obama Indonesia trip short

US President Barack Obama is cutting short his visit to Indonesia because of fears that volcanic ash from Mount Merapi might disrupt air travel. Specifically Air Force One air travel. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs earlier told reporters that officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud. … [Read more...]