• Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies
Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies

A French artist once envisioned a cosmic version of Versailles' famed Hall of Mirrors , reportedly proposing the creation of an artificial moon powered by a necklace of mirrors that would reflect light back onto the streets of Paris. A Chinese city has hatched a plan to launch an artificial moon into space within the next two years, according...

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  • United States hurricane leaves homes unmoored, power lines damaged
United States hurricane leaves homes unmoored, power lines damaged

One who did, Albert Blackwell, was preparing today to cover holes in the roof of his apartment and take a chain saw to trees that fell and broke his windows just outside Panama City. But members of the church won't let damage to their building keep them from being the hands and feet of Jesus. "I didn't recognize nothing", said 25-year-old Tiffany...

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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere

Cuban authorities said they evacuated about 400 people from low-lying areas. The truck driver had to be extricated and also suffered serious injuries. Others include Jonathan Drew in Raleigh, North Carolina , and Seth Borenstein in Kensington, Maryland. "Meanwhile, the Coast Guard said it rescued at least 27 people, mostly from homes damaged alo...

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  • United Nations report on climate change sets off alarm bells
United Nations report on climate change sets off alarm bells

If temperatures rise even.5°C higher than the crucial point, almost all coral reefs would be wiped out, and nearly 10 million people would be affected due to sea levels rising.1 meters. If nothing is done, Earth can expect heat wave temperatures to rise by 3 degrees Celsius, more frequent or extreme droughts, an increase in deadly hurricanes and ...

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  • Bride-to-be fears home, wedding dress lost in Hurricane Michael
Bride-to-be fears home, wedding dress lost in Hurricane Michael

A National Ocean Service water level station at Apalachicola recently reported almost 5.5 feet of inundation above ground level. Officials reported at least one storm-related fatality. It was named Michael over the weekend and was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane by Monday. The New York Times reported that it was downgraded to a tropical ...

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  • Spectacular SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights Up the Southern California Night Sky
Spectacular SpaceX Rocket Launch Lights Up the Southern California Night Sky

After it separated from the second stage, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket arrested its forward movement, and began falling back toward Earth. Photographer Joaquin Baldwin captured this spectacular image of SpaceX's successful Falcon 9 rocket launch and landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on October 7, 2018.

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  • Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going
Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Kirk continues its westward trek, and is now moving west at 21 miles per hour. A subtropical storm, Leslie has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, and is out in the middle of the Atlantic on the same latitude as SC.

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  • Hurricane Florence: Swelling rivers and fresh evacuation orders, North Carolina struggles
Hurricane Florence: Swelling rivers and fresh evacuation orders, North Carolina struggles

But news audiences were rarely informed about the contribution of human-caused climate disruption to the devastating storm, according to a study of hurricane coverage by Public Citizen. Much of Columbus County, where Fair Bluff is located, was under water, according to Steve Abbott of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with most roa...

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  • Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area
Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

The East Coast of the Tar Heel took the heaviest hit from Florence, and thousands of homes and roads are under water. "I was born & raised in #WrightsvilleBeach #NC - having lived thru many hurricanes, I know that beach communities can get complacent & not take storms seriously.Please, to everyone in my home state, PREPARE.This storm is SERIO...

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  • Florence expected to weaken as flood risk rises
Florence expected to weaken as flood risk rises

On the coast of the river break their banks and torrents of water flooded farms and farmland, our homes and cities. The National Hurricane Center said Florence broke a North Carolina rainfall record that had stood for nearly 20 years: Preliminary reports showed Swansboro got more than 30 inches and counting, obliterating the mark set in 199...

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  • Tropical Storm Florence pushes inland, threatening floods
Tropical Storm Florence pushes inland, threatening floods

Images captured by Associated Press journalists show flooded streets, uprooted trees, stranded residents and recovery crews in the aftermaths of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut . Hikers have been told to seek shelter off the Appalachian Trail to avoid falling trees, flash floods and mudslides. Forecasters said it was expected to continue...

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  • Florence Targets North Carolina
Florence Targets North Carolina

Hurricane-force winds, which stretch up to 80 miles from the storm's center, will be felt in North and SC by Thursday night. Forecasters said conditions will only get more lethal as the storm smashes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and crawls slowly inland.

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  • Florence Unleashes Her Wrath Along the North Carolina Coast
Florence Unleashes Her Wrath Along the North Carolina Coast

About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders and millions of others live in areas likely to be affected by the storm. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com said Florence could dump a staggering 18 trillion gallons (68 trillion litres) of rain over a week on North C...

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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

At 11 a.m., Florence was centered about 20 miles southwest of Wilmington , North Carolina , and about 55 miles east-northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . "I am anxious about what I might find when I go home, though", she said. "It's going to happen". "We're just trying to plan for the future here, not having a house for an extended per...

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  • Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages
Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

As Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach on the North Carolina coast, bringing sustained winds of 68 miles per hour and a flooding storm surge, at least three other named storms are still churning in the Atlantic. In a briefing today (Friday, September 14), the national meteorological office said that current guidance indicates...

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  • Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence
Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients - and Florence has them all. "It does look a bit similar to Harvey in a sense that it goes roaring into shore and then comes to a screeching stop", said MIT meteorology professor and hurricane expert Kerry Emanuel.

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  • Kshama Sawant responds to Jeff Bezos' $2 billion charitable fund
Kshama Sawant responds to Jeff Bezos' $2 billion charitable fund

Previous to the creation of the Day One Fund, Bezos and his family had donated only $135 million to charities, including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a nonprofit providing scholarships for the children of parents who immigrated the US illegally and most recently to a bi-partisan organization that gives campaign support to veterans ...

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  • Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top U.S. official
Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top U.S. official

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but thats still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage.

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  • Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds
Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Hurricane Florence was on course Wednesday to deliver a devastating blow to the east coast of the United States, with millions urged to flee inland hours before it was due to announce its arrival with torrential downpours. You're going to be displaced from your home in the coastal areas. "We're just trying to plan for the future here, not having...

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  • Hurricane Florence churns toward Bermuda as Gordon soaks U.S.
Hurricane Florence churns toward Bermuda as Gordon soaks U.S.

The Miami-based center said Florence is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday. The location of Florence plays a big role in our weather for this coming Thursday and Friday. The Emergency Measures Organisation announced yesterday that it was prepared to meet on Monday. The center shifted its track southwestward Friday. In sum, both models...

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  • Gordon still expected to bring rain to most of Arkansas
Gordon still expected to bring rain to most of Arkansas

Tens of thousands of customers spent part of Wednesday without electricity. The child died when a tree fell on top of a mobile home in Pensacola, as Gordon whipped the region with tropical storm-force winds and heavy downpours, a spokeswoman with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said.

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  • Tropics heating up as Florence now 3rd hurricane of 2018
Tropics heating up as Florence now 3rd hurricane of 2018

The Miami-based forecasting center says the storm could become a hurricane before expected landfall sometime Tuesday night along the north-central Gulf Coast. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the Gulf Coast. Prices had jumped the previous day as dozens of U.S.

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  • California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Abortion Access at Public Universities
California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Abortion Access at Public Universities

Risk assessment tools will be used instead, to determine if the detained resident has a high flight risk. Brown said in a statement that the bill "preserves the rights of the accused, while prioritizing public safety". But after the bill was rewritten, the ACLU no longer supported the bill, saying it gave too much discretion to judges to ke...

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  • Hurricane Lane gets closer to Hawaii
Hurricane Lane gets closer to Hawaii

Most of Hawaii's population lives on Oahu island, where Honolulu is located, and which is still awaiting the full force of the storm. The eastern side of the island picked up almost 3 inches (7.62 centimetres) of rain in three hours, while there was light rain in other areas, Foster said.

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  • Australian PM under Pressure as Voter Support Slides
Australian PM under Pressure as Voter Support Slides

A report in The Australian suggests Mr Turnbull had lost confidence of nine Liberal cabinet ministers - half of the Liberal contingent. "He's a member of our team, he's given me his absolute support". Government sources also pointed to Labor questions about Mr Dutton's financial interest in childcare centres last October, when Victorian Labor sen...

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  • EPA Announces Replacement to Obama's Clean Power Plan
EPA Announces Replacement to Obama's Clean Power Plan

The plan will be open for public comment , and EPA said it plans to issue a final rule early next year. But the EPA also estimates the extra pollutant from the rule could prematurely kill up to 1,400 people per year by 2030. EPA called the Obama-era regulations on coal power plants "overly prescriptive and burdensome". In a release, the EPA ...

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  • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull abandons greenhouse gas target to prevent conservative revolt
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull abandons greenhouse gas target to prevent conservative revolt

The vote this morning confirms Mr Dutton has the backing of a significant group in the party room - mostly conservatives - to replace Mr Turnbull as PM. He said although most government lawmakers supported the target of reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 26 per cent below 2005 levels, that support was not enough.

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  • Monsanto: 'The jury got it wrong' in cancer lawsuit
Monsanto: 'The jury got it wrong' in cancer lawsuit

Australia's peak farm advocacy group has condemned the ruling , in which a Californian jury found the glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer contributed to a former school gardener developing terminal cancer at age 42, in 2014. She said glyphosate - the world's most common herbicide - had an environmental benefit. ( See those statemen...

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  • Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia
Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

Skies should remain mostly clear, meaning you should be able to see plenty! "During the peak nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, more than 100 meteors (shooting stars) can be seen per hour", Ottawa astronomer Gary Boyle told this newspaper last week.

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  • Partial Solar Eclipse on Aug 11, not visible in India
Partial Solar Eclipse on Aug 11, not visible in India

After July's complete solar eclipse , sky-watchers are now getting ready to witness the partial solar eclipse or surya grahan today. In Vietnam, people believe that a solar eclipse is caused by a giant frog devouring the sun. It will be visible from most of Asia, far northern Europe, Iceland, and Greenland, as well as from a slice of northern ...

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  • Trump administration reveals plans to roll back vehicle fuel standards
Trump administration reveals plans to roll back vehicle fuel standards

The Obama standards called for vehicles to get around 50 miles to the gallon by the year 2025. Proposed fuel economy rules won't be as strict as those set out in 2012 . Becerra said California is "ready and willing" to talk with Trump administration regulators, but that previous talks have not been fruitful. President Donald Trump had dire...

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  • A serious drawback: in a spaceship Boeing has a fault
A serious drawback: in a spaceship Boeing has a fault

Those spacecraft, SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100, are now months away from their first uncrewed test flights from Cape Canaveral. Demo-1 is scheduled to lift off in November of this year from KSC's historic Pad 39A, which also served as the jumping-off point for NASA's Apollo moon missions.

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  • Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting
Mars zooms in for a close-up tonight … weather permitting

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity posted a tweet Tuesday morning, saying Mars won't be this near again before 2035. But, when and where can I see it? Mars wasn't as big as the moon in the night sky - not even close; that story is a hoax that somehow pops up every single year.

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  • Mars Express Just Discovered a Subsurface Liquid Water Lake on Mars
Mars Express Just Discovered a Subsurface Liquid Water Lake on Mars

All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. Liquid water is an essential requirement for life as we understand it. "I think the more we explore Mars, the more intriguing and complex it becomes", Lunine said. A particularly bright radar reflection underneath the layered deposits is identi...

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  • Blue Origin test flight simulates space launch emergency
Blue Origin test flight simulates space launch emergency

One such payload including an experiment funded both privately and by NASA, called Solstar, which tested WiFi capabilities in space. The rocket and crew capsule system is aimed at the suborbital tourism market, allowing paying customers to enjoy into a few minutes of zero-G flight prior to a parachute-assisted landing.

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  • Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to be interviewed by Congress this week
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to be interviewed by Congress this week

The Washington Post hailed Strzok as a tough talker whose commitment to the truth had gotten support from Democrats on the committees. In breaking his silence at a day-long hearing, Strzok came face-to-face with Republicans who angrily argued that the texts had tainted two hugely consequential Federal Bureau of Investigation probes he had h...

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  • Southern Ontario still under extreme heat warning
Southern Ontario still under extreme heat warning

The city has also extended hours at eight outdoor pools during the heat wave. High heat and humidity will return for Tuesday. Kaiser said one reason Quebec has been reporting so many deaths is because it's part of the province's extreme heat plan, where health officials work in tandem with first responders and emergency rooms to track down pote...

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  • Trump Will Make Supreme Court Pick, Anthony Kennedy Successor On July 9
Trump Will Make Supreme Court Pick, Anthony Kennedy Successor On July 9

The complication for a Lee nomination is that if he joined the court, a Republican Senate seat would be vacated at a time when Republicans hold only a narrow 51-49 Senate majority. Asked if he planned to question potential court nominees their views on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade , he responded, "That's not a question I'll be asking".

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  • Organic matter found on Mars in 'significant breakthrough'
Organic matter found on Mars in 'significant breakthrough'

So like the organic molecules, it's not an unambiguous biosignature. The organic material discovered on Mars is rich in sulphur, which would have also helped to preserve it. Both the methane gas and soil compounds are organic matter . "It's incredibly exciting, because it shows that Mars is an active planet today", says Caltech planetary scienti...

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  • Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief
Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050 - United Nations chief

The Congress also took to Twitter , pledging to protect and preserve the Environment , saying, "the Earth doesn't belong to us but, we belong to the Earth". Gujarat has also launched "Plastic-waste free Gujarat" drive on June 5. The governor urged every member of the society to jointly begin to think about the way forward out of plastic pollu...

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