• Hurricane Michael nears Florida, and global economy warning
Hurricane Michael nears Florida, and global economy warning

Although Michael will produce heavy rain showers, the storm's accelerating forward movement should allow those downpours to move through and not over-saturate most areas. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the storm's center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles, forecasters said.

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  • Astronomers have found a second Month beyond our Solar system
Astronomers have found a second Month beyond our Solar system

In search of exomoons , Alex Teachey and David Kipping , astronomers at Columbia University in NY, analyzed data from 284 Kepler-discovered planets that were in comparatively wide orbits, longer than 30 days, around their host star. Although the moon itself can not be seen, there are hints it exists, according to the researchers: The planet...

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  • Three Scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for inventing Optical Lasers
Three Scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for inventing Optical Lasers

Half of this year's nine million Swedish kronor ($998,000) prize goes to American physicist Arthur Ashkin for his invention of " optical tweezers ", lasers that can probe the machinery of life without causing damage. A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technol...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk to bring heavy rains to Caribbean - NHC
Tropical Storm Kirk to bring heavy rains to Caribbean - NHC

The GPM core observatory satellite scanned reviving tropical storm Kirk on September 25, 2018 at 7:35 p.m. (2335 UTC). Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with higher gusts are possible across the islands today as the system passes to the north.

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  • Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames
Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames

The unusual sighting happened in the Gravesend area about 50 kilometres east of London . Posting the shocking clip on Twitter, he said: 'Can't believe I'm writing this, no joke - beluga in the Thames off Coalhouse Fort. Danny Groves, from Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) said: "This is a High Arctic species thousands of miles from where it ...

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  • After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas
After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas

The damage continues to mount - new reports indicate that a dam breach is causing coal ash from a power plant to spill into a river . About 25 miles (40 kilometers) nearer to the SC coast, Kevin Tovornik tore out carpet and removed furniture as a preventative measure because he expected flooding at the house he has owned for 20 years in Conway, ...

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  • Japanese to be Elon Musk's SpaceX 1st moon voyager
Japanese to be Elon Musk's SpaceX 1st moon voyager

This is not a walk in the park", Elon Musk warned at a crowded press conference at the rocket maker's headquarters near Los Angeles International Airport. The private space firm announced on Twitter that it would reveal who is flying "and why" on Monday, 17 September, describing the venture as "an important step toward enabling access for...

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  • SpaceX to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on journey around the moon
SpaceX to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on journey around the moon

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa speaks about his moon mission through SpaceX. With SpaceX, he's described his mission as nothing short of making humans a multi-planetary species. While the trip to the moon is, in and of itself, a fairly bold undertaking, realistically it's just the first step towards Musk's ultimate goal of being the perso...

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  • Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on
Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on

The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. North Carolina Gov. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, had around 7 inches (18 centimeters). Shell said she has one bedroom and a 20-by-40-foot sunroom she estimates could house up to 20 cots.

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  • Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave
Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave

East Coast for days. At 1 p.m. Thursday the storm was churning maximum sustained winds of 105 mph located about 115 miles south-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., according to the hurricane center. Matt Wain , chief operations officer at Medical University of South Carolina Health. A hurricane warning is in effect for South Santee River, SC, no...

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  • Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry
Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

A hurricane watch is now in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina to the southern border of Virginia. "This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast, and that's saying a lot given the impacts we've seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew".

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  • Hurricane Helene turns northward, no landfall expected
Hurricane Helene turns northward, no landfall expected

A tropical storm watch was issued for Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Saba and St. Eustatius. "It's not a zero event". Tropical Storm Issac was one of four weather systems rolling across the Atlantic Thursday, including the risky category 2 Hurricane Florence , which was packing winds of nearly 100mph as it headed towards the Car...

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  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip
Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

Asked whether he'd be the first passenger, Musk-who's also the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. -posted an emoji of a Japanese flag. The teasing tweet said more details will be revealed on Monday, 17th September via a live webcast that will begin at 9 p.m.

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  • Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean
Three Hurricanes Currently In Atlantic Ocean

We have several storms to track in the Atlantic and another one in the Pacific heading towards Hawaii. Hurricane Florence is set to bear down on the East Coast by Thursday night, potentially as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe, with near 10 inches possible...

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  • Hurricane watch issued for parts of East Coast as Florence moves in
Hurricane watch issued for parts of East Coast as Florence moves in

The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday night that the storm could remain powerful as it passes over the U.S. mainland, and could penetrate as far as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The vessels will get underway from Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek to avoid potential damage from winds and tidal surges, Pentagon spok...

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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

Florence had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 km/h), making it a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 5 a.m. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this infrared image of Hurricane Florence on September 9, 2018, at 1:10 a.m. EDT (0510 UTC) using the Moderate Resolu...

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  • Florence forecast to restrengthen to a major hurricane before threatening US
Florence forecast to restrengthen to a major hurricane before threatening US

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a pre-emptive state of emergency on Saturday morning. The storm was traveling west at 8 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. If it does brush up against the coast, Cumberland County could see winds and rain, Morrow said. "A west-northwestward motion with an increase in ...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon tracks toward central Gulf coast; landfall expected tonight
Tropical Storm Gordon tracks toward central Gulf coast; landfall expected tonight

A hurricane warning was in effect for the entire MS and Alabama coasts with the possibility Gordon would become a Category 1 storm. The storm was centred at a distance of 153 kilometres away from the Fort Myers of Florida while the wind of speed was measured to be 60 miles per hour as reported by the National Hurricane Centre by 8 p.m.

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  • Piper Perabo Arrested While Protesting At Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing
Piper Perabo Arrested While Protesting At Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

Kavanaugh, 53, has served for the past 12 years on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., which is considered the second most important court in the country after the Supreme Court. Going into Tuesday's hearing, White House aides believe their nominee's task of introducing himself to the country hasn't been made more hard in the weeks leadi...

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  • Hurricane watch issued for Alabama Gulf Coast
Hurricane watch issued for Alabama Gulf Coast

The storm was moving at 16 mph west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, which is 5 mph higher than the forecast three hours earlier. Conditions look favorable for tropical storm development as the system moves towards the north central Gulf coast. A storm surge watch was extended eastward from the border to Navarre, Florida, and...

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