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Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming?

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the islands, where the National Hurricane Center warns of four to eight inches of rain, life-threatening flash flo...


Astronaut plugs hole found in International Space Station with his thumb

The fracture, he said , may be external damage and is believed to be the result of a micro-meteorite. Meanwhile, Roscosmos (Russian Space Agency) has conve...


Atlantic Coming Alive: tracking two tropical waves

Thursday morning the National Hurricane Center issued the first advisory for Potential Tropical Cyclone Six . Writing on Twitter, the center said: "Over th...


Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s new cabinet has been sworn in

Mr Dutton has spent the afternoon denying claims he misused his power as minister to give three Au Pairs visas, labelling the allegations "completely ridiculo...


International Space Station leak: "Minute pressure leak" detected Wednesday evening

As the Roscosmos chief said, the problem was found in a side compartment of the Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz MS No. 739 (the Soyuz MS-09), which had been lau...


NASA Will Launch Astronauts Into Space From US in 2019

In a first in five decades, a NASA astronaut candidate has resigned from training. Astronaut aspirant Robb Kulin has resigned from NASA after a year of trai...


Hundreds of endangered turtles killed in illegal fishing net

They had been trapped in a 393-foot long net that is not approved for fishing. The Olive Ridley turtles, which Mexican authorities say are at risk of extinc...


International Space Station has a leak

NASA had stressed that at no time were the astronauts in danger, but a quick fix was needed. Six crew members are on the ISS, led by station Commander and N...


Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change

An ominous satellite image has been released by the Joint Cyclone Centre in Florida , warning that a storm "as strong as Ophelia" could strike in mid-September...


Hawaii Braces for 'Catastrophic Flooding' and Landslides from Hurricane Lane

As of Wednesday, the National Weather Service said that Hurricane Lane is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near 155 mph, and is located 340 mil...


Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station 'caused by small meteorite'

The International Space Station crew on Thursday was repairing a small "leak" most likely caused by a collision with a small meteorite, the head of the Russia...


Facebook vows to use 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020

Renewable energy developers expect that major technology companies may begin funding their projects before the end of the decade. "That means that each of the...


Study in Maidstone shows goats recognise when humans are smiling

Empirical observation told us years ago that goats were slowly becoming the new dog , and according to a new study, they are truly qualified to be man's best...


Goats 'drawn to happy human faces'

They hope to perform similar studies in goats that are unfamiliar with humans, or goats that don't live happily in sanctuaries. This suggested that goats use ...


Just another day on Aerosol Earth

According to the official NASA post: "Even if the air looks clear, it is almost certain that you will inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets". O...


Tropical Storm Lane heads away from Hawaii islands

Hawaiian Telcom's Field Operations team has begun conducting damage assessments where it is safe to do so. Tropical Storm Lane limped away from the Hawaii is...


Beach Closes After Sex-Crazed Dolphin Refuses To Leave Tourists Alone

The beach has imposed a ban on swimming because of the dolphin, nicknamed Zafar by locals. Beachgoers and children were very fond of him, and he would let swi...


Manned space mission before 75th I-Day: ISRO chief

India plans to spend $1.4 billion to send a crew of three to space by 2022 , spurred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal that will help the country break ...


Heat Advisory, tropical-like weather Tuesday

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. That scenario is possible in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois by early Wednesday morning. High: mid...


California Passes Bill to Allow Supervised Medical Marijuana Use in Public Schools

Most suspects accused of nonviolent felonies will be released within 12 hours of booking, while those charged with serious, violent felonies will stay in jail b...


Arizona star pro athletes to participate in John McCain's funeral

Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and civil rights champion Rosa Parks. On Monday, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh wrote in a condolence book at the U.S. "I'm a ...


Air pollution 'may harm' cognitive intelligence, study says

Xi Chen at Yale School of Public Health in the USA, a member of the research team said: 'Polluted air can cause everyone to reduce their level of education by ...


Australian foreign minister Bishop resigns from cabinet

Participants in the thread expressed some concern for the Foreign Minister, with one suggesting "Someone should tell Julie". Australia's next Foreign Minister...


Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Powers OSIRIS-REx's Approach of Asteroid Bennu

The probe's PolyCam captured the first sighting of Bennu from 1.4 million miles (2.2 million kilometers) away, or nearly six times the distance between Earth an...


NASA App Lets You Click Selfies in Front of Gorgeous Cosmic Locations

To top it all off, the 30 different backgrounds are all real photos of space captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope , which is celebrating its 15th annivers...


Hurricane Lane Downgraded to Tropical Storm As Hawaii Escapes Catastrophe

But meteorologists are warning heavy rains could still wallop the islands with flash flooding and landslides. On Saturday, Lane's maximum sustained winds were...


Floods Hit Big Island As Other Parts Of Hawaii Brace For Hurricane

Even though a rapidly faltering Lane lost its hurricane status, weather forecasters said the tropical storm was still packing enough punch to cause some damage ...


YouTuber McSkillet among three killed in supercar crash

An 18-year-old man drove his McLaren 650S supercar in the wrong direction down the I-805 motorway in San Diego on Friday afternoon. As a YouTuber, McSkillet...


Hurricane Lane brings high surf to the islands

Lane could even make landfall over the islands, but it's too early to accurately predict the storm's path. The state closed all government offices on Maui a...


Net Generation makes tennis match happen in outer space

Well, the first tennis match in space would indeed be a unique experience. Fuestel, his wife and his two sons all play tennis. For the first time in the histo...