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Hurricane Michael set to be strongest storm to ever hit Florida Panhandle

Residents of northwest Florida had until early Tuesday to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Michael , forecast to crash ashore midweek as a major Category 3...


Draconid meteor shower 2018: When and where to see the Draconids TONIGHT?

The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower nearly coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky. The meteor show...


Trinis watch for Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael will make landfall along the Gulf Coast Wednesday as a Category 3 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center . A review of data ma...


Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says

Virgin Galactic's disaster-struck space tourism programme is apparently nearing final launch readiness, with Branson telling United States news site CNBC that...


Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

The authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a report released Monday that urgent, global action is required to stave off the devastati...


Ex-EPA chief says burning coal is worst thing for climate change

For people, it would greatly reduce the risk of water shortages, food scarcity, and poverty related to climate change. To contain warming at 1.5C, manmade glo...


Why you should care about half a degree of global warming

This change will not happen, however, unless leaders in politics and business put their money where their mouth is and finally deliver the billions of dollars n...


Strong winds, heavy rain possible in Columbia from Hurricane Michael

Gulf. Scott said his main concern from the rapidly developing hurricane is storm surge , which the National Weather Service estimates could reach eight t...


SpaceX's latest rocket launch dazzles in California's night sky

The notoriously foggy launch site provided a rare clear day for the private aerospace company; the only visible clouds were those formed by gaseous liquid oxyge...


Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

The report explains why it's so important that we meet the 1.5 degree target, and how hard that will be to accomplish. One of the biggest surprises leading ...


The latest on Tropical Storm Michael

Steady to rapid strengthening is expected for the next day or so. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say Michael will move over very wa...


Wind farms would cause global warming

In the real world, a spinning turbine might not cause almost as much as drag as the simulation suggested , meaning that flowing wind might be able to power the...


Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope

Gyroscopes are needed to keep Hubble pointed in the right direction during observations. Scientists are acutely aware of that today after placing the orbiting o...


SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

But, no need to fear. It was SpaceX's first landing on the west coast and its 30th first stage landing overall. The launch was historic as Space-X brought the l...


Debut of SpaceX, Boeing crew capsules off until next year

It should be noted that this will be the first ever manned flight of SpaceX to the worldwide space station. This will be the first manned flight of SpaceX roc...


Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually A Meteorite Worth $140,000

A man in the U.S. received a rock as a gift in 1988 from a farmer in 1988, at that point of time he probably didn't think much of it. For 30 years, the 22-pou...


Landmark UN global warming report carries life-or-death warning

Half as many animals with backbones and plants would lose the majority of their habitats. There would be substantially fewer heat waves, downpours and drought...


Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

The farmer who sold Mazurek the land in the town of Edmore in 1988 told him Mazurek could have it - that the meteorite was part of the property, according to th...


Sonic-boom UFO show! SpaceX launches satellite, lands rocket booster in California

If the mission goes according to plan, Sunday night will mark SpaceX's first landing of this sort on the West Coast. While SpaceX has launched a rocket from ...


Voyager 2 could be nearing Interstellar Space

Voyager 1 had experienced this same kind of rise in cosmic rays during May 2012, which was around three months before the spacecraft had crossed heliopause and ...


Cassini’s Final Dive Revealed Intriguing Data About Saturn’s Ring ‘Rain’

Illustration: NASA's Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn . They knew that the particles throughout the rings ranged from large to small. The findings...


LNG Canada boosts gas producer confidence but does little for short-term pricing

This project also helps support the growing investment climate in Canada, which has been hurt by the a USA federal court's ruling against the country's bid to b...


Died Nobel laureate who invented the "piece of God"

Among other things, Leon Lederman was the head of the research team who discovered in 1977 a subatomic particle, the "low" quark, and also led Fermilab to bui...


Storm poised to strengthen as it enters Gulf

Leslie is now located about 455 miles east of Bermuda. As this area drifts slowly north through the weekend into early next week, shear will begin to lessen, a...


Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system

David Kipling, assistant professor of astronomy at Columbia University , said that this is such a case when such a moon was detected out of our solar sy...


Red tide closes Florida beaches, could impact millions in tourism dollars

Sharp said she has received reports from Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach and Pompano Beach over the last several days of people complaining of symptoms that co...


Florence floods breed large, aggressive mosquitoes

Days of standing water from Hurricane Florence proved to be the ideal breeding ground for a large, aggressive species of mosquito - especially in the town of Fa...


First moon outside our solar system discovered, astronomers think

Scientists say they have observed what could be the first exomoon - - a natural satellite of a planet orbiting a star outside our solar system. It orbits it...


Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K

Geology faculty member Monica Sirbescu shared that an unidentified man from Grand Rapids, Michigan , approached her to check out his 22.5-pound meteorite. He a...


Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

In the morning, the farmer and his father found the crater and dug out the still-warm meteorite. A United States farmer and his son saw a shooting star come c...