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Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

According to JAXA mission managers, the agency confirmed at 1:35 p.m. on September 21 that the two had been released by Hayabusa 2 . After successfully deploying the first two of its three rovers, the small robots will take readings and conduct ex...

Tropical Storm Kirk Forms in Atlantic: NHC

Kirk is expected to strengthen but remain a Tropical Storm through midweek, when it's likely to run into strong wind shear, causing storm to weaken as it approaches the Lesser Antilles, the Hurricane Center said. It was lcoated about 1145 miles west-...

Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot Aboard SpaceX's 'Big Falcon Rocket'

Details are scant - SpaceX will unveil more on Monday (Sept. 17) during a live webcast - but the private spaceflight company did unveil a new artist's concept of a BFR passenger rocket around the moon . The mission is planned for 2023, and, if a...

Trump to Visit Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

At least one North Carolina dam has breached so far under the strain of Florence's flooding, but officials say no homes were affected. "Even though there is no substantial rain in the forecast and the sun may be shining across many parts of our state...

Eerie spiderweb covers entire shoreline in Greece

The massive blanket has been created by Tetragnatha spiders , a species known for constructing large mating nests. Molecular Biologist Maria Chatzaki said: "These spiders are not unsafe for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's fl...

Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

By contrast, 19 of the top 50 papers had no stories on the hurricane that mentioned climate change, including the Chicago Tribune (out of 34 stories), Atlanta Journal-Constitution (28 stories), Orlando Sentinel (37 stories) and Miami Herald (...

Blue Cross NC donates $1.5 million to Florence relief efforts

Carpenter says, "Right now we're just experiencing some high winds and just beginning a little bit of rain". "Preparation is our Hallmark we sent volunteers in place long before this storm began", said Red Cross regional public relations manager ...

Florence aftermath is a ‘nightmare’ of swollen rivers, flooding and rising deaths

Help us grow and continue telling Israel's story to the world. Global warming has increased the likelihood of more massive, sluggish storms like Florence , capable of dropping record amounts of rain and causing the type of catastrophic flooding th...

Huge 1000ft spider web appears overnight on a beach in Greece

High temperatures have sparked a sexual frenzy among spiders in Greece - causing the creatures to build a vast network of webs across a lagoon. A spider web spanning almost 1,000ft has appeared in Greece, where locals say unusually high mosqu...

Meet Yusaku Maezawa, first SpaceX moon tourist

He added: "I choose to go to the Moon. with artists!" The BFR will stand about 387 feet (118 meters) tall, and both its rocket and spaceship components will be reusable. The BFR, as it is known, is in development, possibly years from flying. Next...

Carolina rivers still swell as Florence death toll reaches 33

President Trump is in the flood-soaked Carolinas Wednesday where, under sunny skies, he's getting a firsthand look at the devastation that has killed dozens of people and displaced many thousands from their homes across the Southeast. Trump walked t...

Trump promises aid for Florence recovery

During Wednesday's briefing, Trump thanked federal and local officials for their efforts to prepare for and address Hurricane Florence , and expressed his sympathies to those who lost loved ones. At least 27 people have been killed in North Carolin...

Trump visits the Carolinas after Florence

In South Carolina, two women died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters near the Little Pee Dee River. The death toll rose to at least 37 in three states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina, as Florence's remnants went in t...

Elon Musk Reveals First Person Set To Go To Moon With SpaceX

At the time, SpaceX said two people signed a deal with SpaceX to make a trip around the moon aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket. Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveler since the last US Apollo mission in 1972. 'This is my lifelong dream'. The ...

Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

One person was killed in Virginia by an apparent tornado whipped up by Florence, and six were killed in SC. Michael Jordan is donating $2 million dollars to assist residents affected by Hurricane Florence . The storm hit as a Category 1 hurrican...

How to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence

It's not just Wilmington that's swamped. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the "epic storm" was still an immediate danger as rivers continue to flood. "Thank you", a frazzled, shirtless Willie Schubert mouthed to members of a Coast Guard ...

Startling before and after photos lay bare Hurricane Florence's wrath

That was the message Monday from Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, whose city is so deeply submerged that no one could get in Sunday. Cooper joined city and county officials as well as N.C. In another heartbreaking account , 3-month-old Kade Gill was...

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

The primary payload, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2), separated from the second stage about 53 minutes after liftoff, followed by four cubesat secondary payloads more than 20 minutes later. Its dense, frequent coverage a...

North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence

As the water recedes, NCDOT will still need time to inspect the roads to make sure they are safe before reopening them, said NCDOT spokesman Steve Abbott. Officials from the Union County Sheriff's office believe Kaiden's mother drove around barricade...

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

Originally, Maezawa had purchased from SpaceX a circumlunar voyage to be completed using the company's Crew Dragon atop SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket - which conducted its highly successful maiden flight on 6 February 2018 from LC-39A at the Kennedy ...

SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

Musk hinted that the mystery person may be from Japan, tweeting a Japanese flag emoji. Yusaka Maezawa has purchased every available seat aboard Musk's first BFR rocket that will travel to the moon as early as 2023. SpaceX has had a string of su...

Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on U.S

At least five people are said to have died as a result of Florence , officials reported Saturday morning. SC authorities reported one death. One family riding out the storm in a cluster of homes on the outskirts of Lumberton was content to leave...

Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina, and now people and organizations across the nation are stepping up to help those affected by the storm. Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate homes along rivers. "The floodwaters ...

Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

The hurricane center also adjusted its projected track, but kept it north of what most computer models were showing, to provide some continuity with past forecasts . Because landfalling hurricanes commonly spawn twisters, a tornado watch was issued ...

Cut off by land, authorities considering flying or shipping food to Wilmington

Major flooding has made roads impassable thoughout New Hanover County, and some 600 roads in the state were under water on Sunday, including a huge stretch of I-95 from north of Fayetteville north to USA 64. Stream gauges across the region showed wat...

Florence dumps heavy rain on Carolinas, kills 5

As of 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) Florence was producing tropical storm-strength winds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) an hour, while it lashed the Carolinas with heavy rains and threatened deadly flash flooding. Stream gauges across the region showed water le...

Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ says California to launch climate satellite

It was unclear what specific actions might be taken before the summit ends Friday. Going green is a must. Giuseppe Sala, the mayor of Milan, Italy, talked up plans to reduce waste from food and other sources. Trump announced in June 2017 the United...

Florence dumps heavy rain on Carolinas, kills 7

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "The President is expected to travel to areas affected by the storm early to middle of next week, once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts". Catastrophic...

Duke Energy shutting down North Carolina nuke plant ahead of Florence

Diesel generators, with at least seven days worth of fuel, must be on hand to take over, should the plant lose power from the local electric grid. He told Reuters on Tuesday that both power plants are bracing themselves for the hurricane by sweep...

Water -- not wind -- is the deadliest storm hazard

Heavy rainfall began after dark. "I was really anxious about coming back to Cleveland because of the weather report", said Cheryl Hermsdorfer, a Cleveland area native who managed to book an earlier flight. More than one million people have alread...

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Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in North Carolina, and now people and organizations across the nation are stepping up to help those affected by the storm. Thousands of p...

Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

The hurricane center also adjusted its projected track, but kept it north of what most computer models were showing, to provide some continuity with past forecasts . Because landf...

Cut off by land, authorities considering flying or shipping food to Wilmington

Major flooding has made roads impassable thoughout New Hanover County, and some 600 roads in the state were under water on Sunday, including a huge stretch of I-95 from north of Fa...

Florence dumps heavy rain on Carolinas, kills 5

As of 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) Florence was producing tropical storm-strength winds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) an hour, while it lashed the Carolinas with heavy rains and threatened ...

Gov. ‘Moonbeam’ says California to launch climate satellite

It was unclear what specific actions might be taken before the summit ends Friday. Going green is a must. Giuseppe Sala, the mayor of Milan, Italy, talked up plans to reduce wast...

Florence dumps heavy rain on Carolinas, kills 7

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "The President is expected to travel to areas affected by the storm early to middle of next week, once it is determined his...

Duke Energy shutting down North Carolina nuke plant ahead of Florence

Diesel generators, with at least seven days worth of fuel, must be on hand to take over, should the plant lose power from the local electric grid. He told Reuters on Tuesday th...

Water - not wind - is the deadliest storm hazard

North Carolina's Emergency Management tweeted that more than 154,000 homes were already without electricity by late Thursday. "One minute we're at a high state of alert, the n...

Water -- not wind -- is the deadliest storm hazard

Heavy rainfall began after dark. "I was really anxious about coming back to Cleveland because of the weather report", said Cheryl Hermsdorfer, a Cleveland area native who mana...

Mother and child among first victims of Hurricane Florence

Hundreds of residents were trapped in cars, on roofs and in their attics in North Carolina city of New Bern, which was flooded by the Neuse River. The National Hurricane Center...

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Mother, baby dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

More than 440,000 homes and businesses were without power in North and SC early on Friday, utility officials said. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the US electricity secto...

Florence forecast to be major hurricane when strikes U.S. coast

Florence forecast to be major hurricane when strikes U.S. coast

The impact of Florence will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, unsafe surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes. Kitts ...

"USA readies for ‘big one" as Hurricane Florence approaches Carolinas

Tropical storm winds are between 39 and 73 miles per hour , while hurricanes are 74 miles per hour or higher. Expected to make landfall by Friday , the impact of the storm ...

Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

Roy Cooper said. In New Bern, North Carolina, the National Weather Service said there was 10ft of water . Officials from Cumberland County, Fayetteville and the town of Wade ...

Florence lumbers inland, leaving 5 dead, states flooded, World News & Top Stories

Florence's intensity has diminished since it roared ashore along the USA mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a hurricane. But its slow march over the two states, crawling west at onl...

Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

Thankfully, the crew had some tools at their disposal to snap a wide-angle view of the hurricane , and boy is it a insane sight. The size of the storm and its expected staying ...

Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded

Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour as of 5 a.m., the briefing said . And dolphins were spotted closer than usual to shore near in Wilmington, North...

As Florence weakens, live surf cam videos show impact on Carolinas

As Florence weakens, live surf cam videos show impact on Carolinas

At a news conference just across the bridge in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said a handful of residents on the island have refused evacuation orders. Feder...

Hurricane Florence weakens, but millions face ‘life-threatening’ surge

Hurricane Florence weakens, but millions face ‘life-threatening’ surge

Florence is expected to go move slowly as it approaches North and SC , whipping hurricane-force winds and dumping relentless rain at least through Saturday. On top of the potential...