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‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued an evacuation order for about 245,000 residents in flood-prone coastal areas beginning at 8 a.m. local time and South C...


How To Watch SpaceX Launch Its Telstar 18 Vantage Satellite Live

Launch was delayed due to rain and heavy clouds, with liftoff finally taking place at 12:45 a.m. EDT. It is aiming to land rocket's first stage at company's Eas...


Expert warnings for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is predicted to be the size of the entire state of North Carolina when it makes landfall late Thursday night or early Friday morning. "T...


'Extremely Dangerous' Florence On Track to Hit East Coast As Major Hurricane

Classified as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength, Florence stood as the most severe storm to threaten the USA mainland thi...


S.B. 100: California clean energy bill is now law

Brown , a Democrat who leaves office after the November election. Given his past history in advocating for renewable energy and environmental policies, it is ...


Hurricane Helene turns northwestward, not a threat to land

Dominica, still recovering from the battering it took from Hurricane Maria last September, is preparing for the passage of Hurricane Isaac that meteorological...


Florence strengthens 'rapidly,' now powerful Category 4 hurricane

Rapid intensification is expected through Monday, with Florence approached Category 4 status. The NHC is predicting Florence will evolve back into a major hur...


President Trump approves emergency declarations for North Carolina, South Carolina

North and SC are expected to be hardest hit on Thursday, with evacuations ordered by South Carolina's governor Henry McMaster. Already a Category 4 storm ...


Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US

Met Service said neither of the storms are a threat to Jamaica. Winds in Florence are now at 90 miles per hour, making it a category 1 hurricane. If Florenc...


Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here

To the west, a tropical disturbance has developed over the northwest Caribbean Sea. Hurricane Isaac, churning in the mid-Atlantic Ocean with wind speeds of ...


Rain, Cooler Temps Expected This Weekend

The rain will be heavy times overnight and into Monday morning, before tapering off to showers. The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch ...


Hurricane Florence Expected to Intensify Rapidly, Threaten Mid-Atlantic

The latest measurement of Hurricane Florence show maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. "Forecasts increasingly expect the storm to strengthen into...


Nasa´s Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie

The photo showcased Curiosity's latest drill target, and the ridge that continues to befuddle planetary scientists. In the photo, you can see a thin layer o...


Hurricane Florence Intensifies As It Barrels Toward US East Coast

Maximum sustained winds were nearly 85 miles per hour Monday morning, the hurricane center said . Florence will deliver a one-two punch for parts of the ...


Zach Daniel provides update on potential Hurricane Florence impact in Virginia

Adding that President Donald Trump needs to declare a federal disaster. Residents anywhere along the East Coast should pay attention to and prepare for the st...


SpaceX launches heavy Falcon 9 satellite despite heavy weather

The rocket will carry the Telstar 18 Vantage , a communications satellite. SpaceX has been experimenting with techniques to recover and reuse the two halves ...


'Potentially devastating': Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii

He says it may diminish to a Category 3 by Thursday afternoon but that would still be a major hurricane. A direct hit could bring the U.S. Pacific island stat...


Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

Now a Category 1 hurricane more than 1,200 miles east of Honolulu, Olivia is expected to weaken into a tropical storm by the time it reaches the islands l...


Florence to become a hurricane later today

Florence has 70 miles per hour sustained winds, but the advisory said, "Florence is expected to become a hurricane (Sunday) and rapid intensification is likel...


Researchers Identify World's First Known Omnivorous Shark Species

While more research needs to be done, the scientists say that there may be more omnivorous shark species lurking in the ocean. The bonnethead shark ,...


Carlsberg replaces plastic six-pack rings with glue

In what it is heralding as a world-first, Carlsberg's new multi-pack beer cans are held together exclusively by glue - a move that is set to reduce the Danish...


Russian Federation probes sabotage on space station

Based near Peterborough, he is happy to travel anywhere in the world to cover news stories, write feature articles or report on conferences. Russia's space ag...


Governor declares state of emergency in NC as Tropical Storm Florence strengthens

Life-threatening surf and rip tides are possible. "We are entering the peak of hurricane season and we know well the unpredictability and power of these sto...


NASA's Cassini spacecraft data shows vortex "The Hexagon" at Saturn's northern pole

Saturn's north pole hexagon in motion as seen by the now-defunct Cassini spacecraft . That is, the North pole turned out to be two hex hurricane, and on t...


Scientists Just Identified The First Known Omnivorous Shark Species

A new study reveals that the bonnethead shark ( Sphyrna tiburo ), a relatively small shark found in coastal waters around the USA, is a flexitarian - me...


Democrats threaten to leak documents on Kavanaugh's hidden views

The debate centered on documents that were marked confidential by Bill Burck, a former George W. Bush White House staffer and Kavanaugh deputy. The documents ...


French president names 2 new ministers in mini-reshuffle

He replaces Nicolas Hulot, a high-profile and popular green campaigner who quit last week, lamenting that not enough is being done against environmental destruc...


Scientists pioneer novel model to turn sunlight into fuel

The process paves the way for hydrogen to be captured and converted to electrical energy in a fuel cell, where the only by-products from its use are heat and wa...


Democrat protesters interrupt Kavanaugh hearing

Pressured by Democrats with Trump on their minds during Wednesday's grueling session, the judge insisted that he fully embraced the importance of judicial indep...


Kavanaugh Dodges Question on Pre-Existing Condition Provision

Senate Democratic leaders have vowed a fierce fight to try to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh refused, as all other Supreme Court judges have before him, ...