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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida The storm packed 155-mile-per-hour winds when it came ashore, and also pushed a wall of ocean water into the Florida coast . When it comes to the wind advisory, gusts tonight as Michael makes its brush past us could be as high as 45 to 50 miles per hour at times . [Full Article...]

What the shock United Nations climate report means for Southern Africa

What the shock United Nations climate report means for Southern Africa Society would have to enact "unprecedented" changes to how it consumes energy, travels and builds to meet a lower global warming target or it risks increases in heat waves, flood-causing storms and the chances of drought in some regions as well as the loss of species, a United Nations report said on Monday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to fearless the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a metre) of rain in some areas. [Full Article...]

Michael grows to Category 1 hurricane, aims for Florida Gulf Coast

A hurricane watch is now posted for the northeast Gulf Coast from the Alabama/ Florida border to Suwanee River, Florida, including Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee . Michael pounded western Cuba with heavy rain and strong winds and is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane midweek on the northeastern US Gulf Coast. [Full Article...]

National Hurricane Center says Michael is now a hurricane

National Hurricane Center says Michael is now a hurricane A storm surge warning was put into effect from Okaloosa/Walton county line to the Anclote River, according to the Weather Service, while most Tampa Bay remained under a storm surge watch . Michael battered parts of Mexico and Cuba with powerful winds and drenching rains on Sunday and into early Monday. It was moving to the North at 7 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 75... [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to trio of evolutionary scientists

Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to trio of evolutionary scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith of the US and Gregory Winter of the United Kingdom won the 2018 prize for work that showed scientists and drug developers how to force proteins to evolve. She looked into evolution. "But since I'm an engineer and not a gentleman, I had no problem with that", Arnold said in an interview in 2014. "To me it is obvious that this is the way it should be done". [Full Article...]

Ruling out manufacturing defect doesn't mean astronauts drilled hole on ISS

Ruling out manufacturing defect doesn't mean astronauts drilled hole on ISS Early Thursday, Feustel will strap into another Soyuz - not the one where the hole was found - with NASA's Ricky Arnold and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev for the ride home to Earth . "We are grateful to American colleagues for years-long productive cooperation, crowned with the creation of the International Space Station (ISS) that this year turns 20". [Full Article...]

Blue Origin plans second facility near Kennedy Space Center

Blue Origin plans second facility near Kennedy Space Center Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin , has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Germany's OHB Group and MT Aerospace on a future mission to the moon that'll use Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander. According to a NASA statement , "the agreement exemplifies the innovative approach that NASA and its global partners are taking to team up with commercial partners... [Full Article...]

Have astronomers found a moon in another solar system?

Have astronomers found a moon in another solar system? In the Kepler exoplanet catalog, there are only a few Jupiter-size planets that are farther from their star than Earth is from the sun - good candidates for moons due to the distance. Astronomers have had success locating exoplanets around stars outside our solar system, but exomoons are harder to pinpoint due to their smaller size. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Rosa to downgrade to tropical storm before making landfall in Mexico

Hurricane Rosa to downgrade to tropical storm before making landfall in Mexico In Los Angeles and Orange counties, surf could build up to eight feet high by late Saturday, and up to 10 feet Sunday and Monday on south-facing beaches. Up to 4 inches could fall in Flagstaff, Payson and Prescott through Wednesday. Previously a powerful Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour, Rosa weakened over the weekend and is expected to bring potentially heavy ra... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Kirk intensifies as it nears Barbados

At 3 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm Rosa was moving west-northwest near 10 miles per hour, and this general motion is forecast to continue for the next two to three days. Interests elsewhere in the central and northern Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Kirk as additional warnings or watches could be issued later today, N.H.C. [Full Article...]

NOAA: Tropical Storm Kirk 2018 Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA: Tropical Storm Kirk 2018 Projected Path, Spaghetti Models Kirk has hit warp speed today, now moving at 23 miles per hour. In the next few days, Kirk will likely run into strong wind shear, causing the storm to weaken as it approaches the Lesser Antilles, the Hurricane Center said. The center puts a formation chance into a depression at 10 percent over the next two days and 30 percent through Wednesday or Thursday. In the North-Central Atlantic, Lesli... [Full Article...]

They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu Measuring 18 centimeters by 7 cm and weighing roughly 1 kilogram, the two cylinder-shaped explorers will travel along the asteroid's rocky surface by using motors to hop in the low gravity. The success marked the first time that rovers which can maneuver around the surface have been successfully placed on an asteroid, JAXA said. Since landing, the rovers have sent back photos and data. [Full Article...]

1,000 feet of spider webs blanket large part of Greek town

1,000 feet of spider webs blanket large part of Greek town But this webbing is a normal occurrence and is not risky. Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace told Newsit .gr: "It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party". [Full Article...]

These photos show how much Hurricane Florence 'ravaged' the Carolinas

These photos show how much Hurricane Florence 'ravaged' the Carolinas President Donald Trump told a crowd of military and local and state of officials this morning that the federal government resources are at the disposal of North Carolina following hurricane Florence . That breaks a rainfall record for tropical cyclones in North Carolina of just over 2 feet (60 centimeters) set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. [Full Article...]

Who is Yusaku Maezawa?

Who is Yusaku Maezawa? Only 24 astronauts have flown beyond Earth's protective magnetic shield, in missions spanning a four-year period from December 1968 to December 1972. Rest assured Maezawa, I won't say no. "Some of Earth's greatest talents will board a spacecraft and be inspired in a way they have never been before", Maezawa's new #dearMoon website reads. [Full Article...]

Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina

Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina He's a father who's seen a lot, but nothing, quite like this. neighbors in the small coastal community understand, this is an important picture of what Florence is leaving behind. Roads were being cleared and the landfill was open to accept storm refuse. The flooding could presist for several weeks in some areas. It has dumped up to 100 cm of rain on North Carolina since Thursday, the NWS said. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump approves disaster declaration in North Carolina

Pres. Trump approves disaster declaration in North Carolina Florence blew ashore early Friday in North Carolina with 90 miles per hour winds , buckling buildings, deluging entire communities and knocking out power to more than 900,000 homes and businesses as it crawled inland and weakened into a still-lethal tropical storm . [Full Article...]

Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds its way across land. "This storm is still deadly and unsafe and it's expected to turn northward later today into Virginia and the mid-Atlantic", he said. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence lashing Carolinas with heavy rain, flooding

Hurricane Florence lashing Carolinas with heavy rain, flooding Volunteers from all over North Carolina help rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018 in New Bern, United States. Another local, Mike White, said: "We have two generators, plenty of gasoline, everything's filled up". "Because it's Mother Nature". Even as Florence falls apart over the weekend, the rain will persist. [Full Article...]


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