Sydney is forecasted to face more sweltering days and warm nights ahead. The week’s heat is expected to be more pronounced in the west of Sydney as Penrith is set to hit 42 degrees on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Meanwhile, Parramatta reaches 36 degrees on Monday and 41 degrees on Tuesday.
An alert has been issued for three states –- South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales –- as thunderstorms are expected to up the possibility of flash flooding. Heavy rain and thunderstorms will likely impact the three states.
International agencies have confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year on record. The growing concern comes as a reminder to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce global warming.
Australia’s east coast is experiencing a scorching heatwave that is expected to last three days. Residents in affected areas have been urged to stay cool. Extremely hot conditions are expected to persist in parts of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales.
Bureau of Meteorology’s Annual Climate Statement confirmed on Thursday that 2016 was the fourth-warmest year on record in Australia. The average national mean temperature rose 0.87C above average.
Irukandji jellyfish update: Developing anti-venom is a big problem; Expert explains the need for research funding
The deadly Irukandji jellyfish is moving south and may soon reach Sunshine Coast. These cold-blooded, square-shaped and translucent creatures are the size of a thumbnail and live in tropical waters.
This will be the first solar eclipse visible from contiguous United States in almost 40 years.
Antarctica’s mysterious underwater world discovered; Spidery starfish, coconut-shaped sponges & pink algae spotted among others
Australian Antarctic Division scientists have got a rare glimpse of the mysterious underwater world that’s present beneath the Arctic sea ice. Stunning images of spidery starfish, dandelion-like worms, coconut-shaped sponges and pink encrusting algae were captured by an underwater robot that the scientists deployed at O’Brien Bay, near Casey research station in East Antarctica.
A Harvard University scientist has said that Earth is slowly turning into a red barren and lifeless land just like Mars.
Cyclone forecast 2016 suggests that four potential cyclones may threaten Australia, particularly Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Rough weather is predicted for QLD while NT and WA are on high alert.
Christmas Day weather forecast 2016 has been unveiled by the Bureau of Meteorology. Australia is likely to witness a tale of two Christmases this year.
Ursid Meteor Shower & December Solstice 2016 Australia: How and when to best view these sky spectacles
More December sky shows are set to happen this week including the Ursid meteor shower, December 2016 solstice and a vivid Jupiter alongside a waning crescent moon.
Mercury Retrograde 2016: Fourth and final of the year will have an extra kick because of close alignment with Pluto
The astrological event -- which believers have reasoned for various changes and communication shortages -- will kick off again in a few days.
NSW Rural Fire Service deputy commissioner Rob Rogers warned that New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory are extremely vulnerable to bushfires in summer as temperature may exceed 33 C.
In order to keep the weight of the space aircraft as light as they should, NASA is developing new healthy and lightweight food bars that astronauts can take along with them to their Mars mission.
A hot air mass, also known as the heatwave, is moving across Australia's southeast regions and is predicted to cause the mercury to hit 34 in several parts of the country.
Scientists have found the tail of a 100 million-year-old dinosaur. It is for the first time that they are getting a tail that contains muscles and bones. The finding will lead to a better understanding of evolution, they believe.
Geminid Meteor Shower & Supermoon December 2016 Australia: How and when to best view these sky spectacles
Check out how and when to best view in Australia 2016's mid-December sky shows highlighted by the Geminid meteor shower and supermoon.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dismissed Coalition members’ suggestions that climate change policy review could be dangerous, even after Senator Bernardi said that it is one of the “dumbest things” he has heard in politics in recent times.
Former Vice President Al Gore is ready to set their differences aside and find common ground on more important issues.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory of NASA has released a picture that shows various features of sun making it look like a face with crooked smile.
Malcolm Turnbull plans to axe Tony Abbott's Green Army. The scheme is an environmental program that offered employment to around 15,000 young Australians. However, the Government had to axe to make savings.
Virgin Galactic's founder Sir Richard Branson witnessed the successful free flight of its brand new VSS Unity on Saturday.
In just about four years, Australia has already spent nearly 20 percent of its greenhouse gas allowance for year 2050.
Facebook to use artificial intelligence in its video streaming service to detect violence and nudity
Facebook is working on a mechanism that automatically detects offensive content in its live video service.
NASA has launched hunt for a space poop genius. The organisation is desperate to have an effective waste management mechanism for use by 2020.
Earth is getting crowded with every passing day. This forces man to look to the stars to live in. The situation gives rise to the idea of colonisation of space and the invention of EM drive, a space engine that moves forward without fuel makes it a reality.
On Aug. 21, 2017, parts of the world will get to experience a total solar eclipse.
Here are the details on getting the best "extra-supermoon" experience.
World War III Update: Syrian Army claims strategic district of Aleppo, Russian plans to break ceasefire to seal victory for Assad
The Syrian Army claims it has control of the strategic 1070 Apartments district in Aleppo on Tuesday. It is the most significant gain by the Syrian government in the rebel-controlled city, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Up to eight nations are reportedly preparing for a global war amid the resumption of bombings in Aleppo by Russia and Syria hours after the 16-day ceasefire ended on Nov 4. Although chances of World War III erupting is seen as slim, NATO is not taking chances by placing around 300,000 of its soldiers on high alert.
Supermoon November 2016 Australia: When and where to best view the biggest supermoon of the last 70 years
A few days from now, Australians will get to see one of the rarest astronomical events in history: the massive November 2016 supermoon.
Hoax Alert: Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta is not into Satan worship, or drink bodily fluids at secret dinner
Stock market experts warn of the negative impact of a Donald Trump electoral victory in global shareprices, while the finding by the FBI that Hillary Clinton did not do anything wrong in the email investigation boosted the Australian dollar.
World War III Update: Global war could start in Suwalki Gap, a territory separating Poland from Lithuania
On Friday, Nov 4, global attention would be on the Syrian city of Aleppo as the 7 pm deadline officially ends the ceasefire declared since Oct 18 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is also the deadline for rebels and residents to leave the city which would be vulnerable to air and land attacks if Putin gives the go signal, possibly triggering World War III.