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SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon

SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon The BFR , which Elon Musk said can carry up to 100 people when it was first touted previous year, will fly around the moon as part of the personal trip. SpaceX was tight-lipped about the financial terms of the deal and the identity of the individuals. However, around the same time, Musk told reporters that his space company had no plans to use the world's most powerful operational launch vehicle... [Full Article...]

Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence

Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence The mandatory evacuation order extends to eight counties along South Carolina's coast: Jasper, Beaufort, Charleston , Colleton, Dorchester , Berkeley , Georgetown and Horry. Florence's centre was expected to move over the Atlantic Ocean between the Bahamas and Bermuda on Tuesday and Wednesday before approaching North and SC on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the judiciary committee , said Thursday he was aware of the matter, but declined to comment because he had not seen the document in question . The 28 new documents released late Wednesday are from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep' In the latest information from the National Hurricane Center , Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 event. At 8:00 pm (0000 GMT), the eye of the storm was 335 miles (540 kms) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). [Full Article...]

Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard

Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard PETERSBURG — Three named storms have formed in the Atlantic Ocean, with the closest expected to become Hurricane Florence on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said his state was "in the bullseye" of the storm and urged people to "get ready now". "The 12Z Sunday GFS model run also showed this scenario, but the 12Z Sunday UKMET model now has landfal... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence could pose major threat to East Coast next week

Hurricane Florence could pose major threat to East Coast next week East Coast over the weekend", the center said. Meanwhile, two tropical waves off the African coast have become better organized, and forecasters give them 90 percent chances of tropical development in the next two days. Hurricane Florence has downgraded to a tropical storm but is expected to regain hurricane status as its path hurls towards the U.S. East Coast in the next week. [Full Article...]

Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane A hurricane warning remained in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border, as did a tropical storm warning for the Alabama-Florida border to the Okaloosa-Walton County line. "While there remains uncertainty on the strength, timing and track of this feature, there will be potential for heavy rainfall and flooding across portions of our region, especially late Tuesd... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Refuses to Say Whether Trump Can Pardon Himself

Brett Kavanaugh Refuses to Say Whether Trump Can Pardon Himself On Wednesday, Kavanaugh's said the message of the decision, which he called one of the greatest moments in USA judicial history, was clear. Hey, remember when President Donald Trump said he has the " absolute right " to pardon himself? Sen. [Full Article...]

Why Three Experts Say Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Must Stop Now

Why Three Experts Say Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Must Stop Now Almost two dozen protestors were removed by Capitol Police from the hearing room shortly after it began, amid interruptions by multiple Democrats requesting that the hearing adjourn. Trump also chimed in via Twitter , calling the hearings "a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is". "So, I am concerned, I think the American people have a right to see these documents". [Full Article...]

Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms Hurricane DannyAugust 18, 2015 - Tropical Storm Danny forms about 1,595 miles east of the Windward Islands.August 20, 2015 - Tropical Storm Danny becomes a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds and continues to move west.August 21, 2015 - Hurricane Danny intensifies into a Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds.August 22, 2015 - Weakens to a tropical storm about 520 miles east of the Leeward Isl... [Full Article...]

Healey: 'The Fingerprints of The Coal Industry Are All Over This Plan'

Healey: 'The Fingerprints of The Coal Industry Are All Over This Plan' The Obama administration was working to instate federal regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions and use less coal in favor of clean energy sources . EPA will define specified efficiency improvements as the "best system of emission reduction" for existing power plants and make changes to the New Source Review permitting program to spur additional efficiency changes. [Full Article...]

NOAA Adjusts 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

NOAA Adjusts 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook The late summer and early fall is considered the better time-frame for tropical storms to develop. In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. Lane is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday and could become a major hurricane on Saturday. Hurricane season peaks in September and does not end until November 30th. [Full Article...]

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical On 10 August, a California state jury ordered US-based Monsanto to pay $ 289 million in damages to Dewayne Lee Johnson, a former groundskeeper for the Benicia Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay area, who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. [Full Article...]

NASA successfully launches the mission to touch the Sun

NASA successfully launches the mission to touch the Sun The launch was initially supposed to take place on July 31, but several technical issues pushed the attempt back to Aug 11. The spacecraft , launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will transmit its first scientific observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible. [Full Article...]

The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend

The Perseid Meteor Shower Puts on a Show This Weekend Often considered one of the most prolific, attractive meteor showers of the year, viewers may get a chance to see 50 to 60 meteors an hour, with the possibility of seeing hundreds during a single hour. Downloading a star-gazing mobile app can also add to the experience of meteor showers. If clouds obscure the sky where you are, there are several options for watching the shower online. [Full Article...]

Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend

Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend The Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend between the night of Saturday, August 11, and the morning of Monday, August 13. Once evening falls Sunday, expect to see a meteor, or a " shooting star ", streaking across the sky every few minutes. [Full Article...]

The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets

The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets Behnken, Hurley, Boe and Sunita Williams have been training on SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner since July 2015 . It is true, however, that SpaceX and Boeing are paying to use some facilities owned by NASA and the U.S. [Full Article...]

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend Petro added that the totality of the lunar eclipse will last for an hour and about 42 minutes . Sometimes called a blood moon , a total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves directly between the sun and the moon. According to Earthsky .org, since Mars is opposite the sun in the sky, it will look like a full, red moon. "A Blue Moon is the second full moon during a calendar month", said... [Full Article...]

Weather Authority: Severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon and evening

Weather Authority: Severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon and evening There's a tiny chance for a stray shower or storm, but most will be dry. Forecasters said it will be seasonably warm both days "but it will feel even warmer given the high [dewpoints]". Showers and thunderstorms will once again develop across Colorado throughout the day on Sunday . Monday still brings the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. [Full Article...]

Astronomers Announce 12 Previously Undiscovered Jupiter Moons

Astronomers Announce 12 Previously Undiscovered Jupiter Moons Jupiter's southern hemisphere is pictured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on the outbound leg of a close flyby of the gas-giant planet in an image released on July 2, 2018. "Our other discovery is a real oddball and has an orbit like no other known Jovian moon", Dr Sheppard explained. The newly discovered Jupiter moons, with diameters of one to three kilometres (0.62 to 1.9 miles), required multip... [Full Article...]


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