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Sep 20 2018

SpaceX to announce 1st private moon flight passenger

This could be humanity's first lunar visit since 1972, depending on how NASA's latest moon plans shape up. SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person w...

Sep 18 2018

NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth's polar ice

Boeing - working as part of ULA - has completed the 100th consecutively successful launch of its 30-year-old Delta II rocket, bringing to an end the vehicle's storied his...

Sep 17 2018

Hurricane Florence pounds Carolina coast with fierce winds, flooding

The hurricane was also deadly, killing four people. "Warmer oceans mean more energy to intensify tropical storms and hurricanes", he said. "If the rain stops Monday...

Sep 15 2018

National Weather Service releases briefings on Hurricane Florence

If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rains to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia , causing flash floods, mu...

Sep 15 2018

Slow moving Florence terrorizing Carolinas

In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needi...

Sep 14 2018

1 million-plus ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Florence nears Carolina

After making landfall, the storm is predicted to drift slowly over land, sitting over the North Carolina-South Carolina border for around a day, losing power as it travel...

Sep 14 2018

Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. And there is a chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone c...

Sep 14 2018

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

In a step that commercialises space travel, USA private space firm SpaceX on Friday announced that it will send the first private passenger to Moon and will reveal his ...

Sep 12 2018

Hurricane Helene turns northwestward, not a threat to land

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC, opening the way for federal aid. All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Caro...

Sep 12 2018

Hurricane Florence Path Toward the East Coast Triggers States' Price-Gouging Laws

There are no coastal warnings in effect for the United States, but swells from Florence are already affecting portions of the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda . What else sho...

Sep 11 2018

Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here

A storm with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour classifies as a Category 3 major hurricane, according to the NHC . As of Monday evening, Florence is moving...

Sep 08 2018

Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast. Some forecast models showed Florence slammi...

Sep 05 2018

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Continues

A judge must interpret statutes as written. The protest came just as Democratic senators were staging their own opposition to Kavanaugh. "What we've heard is the nois...

Sep 03 2018

Disturbance near Keys likely to become Tropical Storm Gordon tonight, forecasters say

Gordon is forecast to pass over the Florida Keys on Monday, emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Monday evening and reach the central Gulf Coast by late Tues...

Sep 02 2018

NASA examines intensifying Tropical Storm Norman

Tropical Storm BonnieMay 28, 2016 - Tropical Storm Bonnie develops about 120 miles southeast of South Carolina.May 29, 2016 - Downgraded to a tropical depression before m...

Aug 30 2018

Blow for French president as Nicolas Hulot quits live on air

Mr Hulot, 62, has been described as the French equivalent of Sir David Attenborough. Macron initially said he doesn't usually comment on French affairs while overseas...

Aug 24 2018

Trump to relax carbon limits on power plants to support United States coal

The clean power plan set the first national U.S. pollution limits on coal plants but has never come into force, after a coalition of states challenged it in court. A ...

Aug 15 2018

Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia, Europe News & Top Stories

The Perseids appear every year from the constellation Perseus. For all those living in the planet's Northern hemisphere, they only need to look up. "Strictly speaking...

Aug 14 2018

3Q: A bold mission to touch the sun

While facing brutal heat and radiation, the mission will reveal fundamental science behind what drives the solar wind, the constant outpouring of material from the sun ...