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'Unprecedented' climate steps are needed, United Nations says

'Unprecedented' climate steps are needed, United Nations says

The report was the first commissioned by world leaders under the Paris Climate Accord from which President Trump is withdrawing the US and was first covered by The New York Times . "Why is an organi...

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‘Star Trek: Discovery season 2’ reveals new Spock

‘Star Trek: Discovery season 2’ reveals new Spock

These two characters also have a tumultuous relationship, and it will be interesting to see how both of them work together. "Not everyone knows I'm from the mirror universe, so I get to play the good ...

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Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

Residents across the Mother Lode had a clear view of the first ever SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from the West Coast. Stream launch was conducted on YouTube channel SpaceX , reports the online e...

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Hurricane Michael European Model Shows Storm Intensifying

Hurricane Michael European Model Shows Storm Intensifying

On its current track, Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico throughout Tuesday and then move inland over the Panhandle or Big Bend area of Florida on Wednesday, according to the hurri...

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Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

Michael is expected to reach major hurricane status on Wednesday as it approaches a landfall between Apalachicola and Pensacola, with 125 miles per hour winds, the National Hurricane Center said ...

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Hubble is in safe mode. Science operations suspended

Built with multiple redundancies, Hubble had six new gyros installed during Servicing Mission-4 in 2009. But when the third one was powered up, it wasn't operating as it should be, so NASA Goddard e...

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Odd light from rocket launch visible in northern Nevada

Odd light from rocket launch visible in northern Nevada

Social media went into a frenzy in Southern California Sunday night after odd lights appeared to cross the evening sky. One of those viewers was Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. By the way: SpaceX wou...

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Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

The rock, which at the time was used to prop open doors, was taken by the farm's new owner when he eventually sold the property, and only just got around to seeing if it was actually a true meteorite....

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SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom

The 30th Space Wing says residents may see multiple engine burns by the first stage and there may be one or more sonic booms. Minutes after launch, the rocket's second stage separated from the first...

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Storm poised to strengthen as it enters Gulf

Storm poised to strengthen as it enters Gulf

Despite low surface pressure, upper-level winds were not favorable for tropical cyclone formation as of Thursday afternoon. In the 8 a.m. update , the National Hurricane Center upgraded the syste...

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First the moon outside our solar system found astronomers

First the moon outside our solar system found astronomers

To find an exoplanet, astronomers rely on spotting the tiniest dips of light as a planet passes in front of its host star (the transit method) - which themselves are only small pinpricks of light wh...

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In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

Using the Kepler telescope, the team measured light as planets passed in front of stars and one, Kepler 1625b , left, had intriguing anomalies. Two Columbia University researchers presented their t...

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TROPICS: Tropical Storm Leslie continues to strengthen, no threat to Florida

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Leslie continues to strengthen, no threat to Florida

Leslie is forecast to become a hurricane tonight or early Wednesday. Before the wet weekend, the United Kingdom will enjoy mild weather with temperatures reaching 18C or 19C towards the end of the w...

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Tropical Storm Rosa expected to drench Southwest

Tropical Storm Rosa expected to drench Southwest

Desert Horizon Elementary turned away its parents and students because of reports of flooding inside the school. National Weather Service meteorologists in Phoenix said central and northern Arizon...

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Weird Goblin planet found on the edge of solar system

The planet has a diameter of 300 kilometers. One AU is the distance between the Earth and Sun . The Goblin has a long, elliptical orbit which takes it almost 70 times further from the sun than ...

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Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

A friend referred him to Mona Sirbescu, a geology faculty member at Central Michigan University's College of Science and Engineering. "For 18 years, the answer has been categorically "no" - meteor...

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MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

But that all changed when she was asked to examine an oddly shaped large rock that a MI man, who didn't want to be named, had had in his possession for the last 30 years. She said it will likely be ca...

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Winners Of Nobel Prize In Chemistry Announced In Stockholm

Winners Of Nobel Prize In Chemistry Announced In Stockholm

Methods the current Nobel laureates are now developing at the worldwide level. Her method of creating new proteins with desired properties is being used to convert renewable resources like sugar can...

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NASA astronaut took an incendiary music video on the space station

NASA astronaut took an incendiary music video on the space station

Despite statements to the contrary from both the Station commander and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister , the rumor continues to grow as the head of Roscosmos has now issued a statement saying tha...

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Massive LNG project in northern BC reportedly given the go-ahead

Massive LNG project in northern BC reportedly given the go-ahead

Each of the joint venture partners will be responsible for providing their own natural gas supply and will individually offtake and market their own LNG. "A year, year-and-a-half ago, the Canadian pro...

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NASA to participate in first Israeli moon mission

NASA to participate in first Israeli moon mission

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany. Lockheed Martin says the new lander could help pave the way for future human missi...

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'The Goblin': New Distant Dwarf Planet Bolsters Evidence for Planet X

'The Goblin': New Distant Dwarf Planet Bolsters Evidence for Planet X

A look at the relative distance of 2015 TG387. The paper describing the discovery of 2015 TG387 has been submitted to The Astronomical Journal . Sheppard puts the odds of Planet X's existence...

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Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to American, Canadian, French scientists

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to American, Canadian, French scientists

Meanwhile Mourou , 74, and Strickland - only the third woman to win the Physics Prize - won for together developing a method to generate ultra-short optical pulses , "the shortest and most intense...

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Two scientists behind ground breaking cancer immunotherapies win 2018 Nobel medicine prize

Two scientists behind ground breaking cancer immunotherapies win 2018 Nobel medicine prize

Checkpoint inhibitor drugs work by not allowing the brakes to come on, so the immune system can keep attacking the cancer. One of Carter's treatments was a drug that blocked the immune-cell "...

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Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize

Canadian Donna Strickland third woman to win Nobel physics prize

Ashkin invented optical "tweezers" that could grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells while Mourou and Strickland separately created the shortest and most powerful laser pulses ever. Str...

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Japanese robots managed to capture on video the surface of the asteroid

Japanese robots managed to capture on video the surface of the asteroid

They show slightly tilted close-ups of the rocky surface from different locations. The two autonomous rovers, unceremoniously named Rover 1A and Rover 1B, were dropped by Hayabusa 2 , their mothers...

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'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

Ecologist Dave Andrews first shared video of the mammal on social media yesterday, which he said was swimming in the river off Coalhouse Fort, Essex. They are common to many regions of Alaska, as we...

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Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Japan has been operating a mission on the surface of an asteroid for a while now. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( Jaxa ) released the 15-frame clip along with new photographs days after th...

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Tropical Storm Kirk intensifies as it nears Barbados

Tropical Storm Kirk intensifies as it nears Barbados

Kirk is moving to the west at 18 miles per hour and has a minimum central pressure of 1002 mb. The regenerated Tropical Storm Kirk is one of those sequels nobody really wanted or asked for (see: "...

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Rotting fish stink up I-40 in the wake of Hurricane Florence

Rotting fish stink up I-40 in the wake of Hurricane Florence

Environmental advocates say they have visibly seen ash. The Waccamaw was forecast to crest on Thursday at 22 feet in Conway and at 21.2 feet in Georgetown, a representative with the South Carolina E...

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Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

He said: "Can't believe I'm writing this, no joke - BELUGA in the Thames off Coalhouse Fort". There have only been around 20 sightings of beluga whales off the United Kingdom coast previously (file ...

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Power could be out for days in some areas, hours for others

Power could be out for days in some areas, hours for others

Officials set up shelters for those who couldn't return home and they said crisis counselling would be available. "We had a really fast response from the Ottawa fire service". Environment Canada ...

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The suspense is over - Hayabusu2 rovers made safe landing

The suspense is over - Hayabusu2 rovers made safe landing

The first shot sent back can be seen above. "I'm proud we now have the means to travel across the surface of a small astronomical body, and that Hayabusa2 was able to contribute", project manager...

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Japan Lands 2 Robot Rovers on Asteroid Surface

Japan Lands 2 Robot Rovers on Asteroid Surface

The robots are created to hop around the asteroid's surface to collect photos, samples, and data from its surface, as Ryugu's gravity is too weak for rolling to work. From this crater, the probe wil...

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Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

The storm was centered about 645 miles southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday.Maximum sus...

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Space robots sent hurtling toward asteroid

Space robots sent hurtling toward asteroid

This method of movement is chosen because of the extremely weak gravity of the asteroid is 60 thousand times weaker than on Earth . This mission follows up on the first Hayabusa odyssey, which to...

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Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area

An even faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected through Tuesday. In a Sunday morning update, the NHC said: "Kirk has been accelerating since yesterday, and the c...

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SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023

SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023

Elon Musk's company , Space X , made the announcement at their headquarters in California on Monday. Maezawa, whose net worth is estimated at $2.9 billion by Forbes , plans to work with the ...

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Giants spider webs cover beach in Greek town of Aitoliko

Giants spider webs cover beach in Greek town of Aitoliko

Although the phenomenon is highly unusual, experts say it is nothing to be anxious since the spiders will soon perish and the web will vanish naturally. Chatzaki noted that it was a seasonal phenome...

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Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Roy Cooper said Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. With that in mind, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition and DJ Nacho Productions teamed up to help people in North and SC who are dealing ...

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