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Storm Michael death toll in United States rises to 11

Steve Sweet, 44, and Sarah Radney, 11, have been named as other storm victims. 12 people have been killed across four states, and the whereabouts of 280 people in Florida was known as of Thursday . Joe congregation in an October 9 post on the St...

Soyuz rocket carrying US, Russian astronauts to ISS malfunctions during launch

Nasa astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely and rescue crews who raced to locate them on the Kazakh steppe quickly linked up with them, the USA space agency and Russia's Roscosmos said. Krikalyov pledged that the Rus...

Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Meanwhile, officials in Georgia confirmed that a second life had been lost there, after an 11-year-old girl in Seminole County was killed while in a mobile home when the wind hurled a metal carport into the air. Hundreds of cars had broken windows....

Chandler Rocket Company Receives $800M Air Force Contract

Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance received contracts of $500 million and $967 million, respectively. "The funding provided through this agreement will be used to tailor our launch vehicle and associated facilities for national security space ...

'Apocalyptic:' Inside a Florida town demolished by Hurricane Michael

Michael struck Florida's northwest coast near the small town of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon with top sustained winds of 250 kph, pushing a wall of seawater inland. Michael is expected to dump 4 to 7 inches of rain from eastern Georgia to...

'That was a quick flight': Crew of failed rocket keeps cool

Russian investigators said they were launching a criminal probe into the accident, the first such incident on a manned flight in the country's post-Soviet history. The city is about 450 kilometers from the Russia's Baikonur space center, which Rus...

Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Schools and businesses across the Southern Georgia region are heading the warnings and dire forecast by closing and making plans like many coastal residents. Roy Cooper said, adding, "A number of homes have rooftop tarps that could be damaged or blow...

What the new report on climate change expects from you

It concludes that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current pace, coastal flooding could become intense and droughts severe by 2040. "But it will require unprecedented and collective climate action in all areas". By the end of the century, ...

Scottish Government to seek new advice on climate change targets

The UN-backed study said the impacts of climate change , from droughts to rising seas, will be less extreme if temperature rises are curbed at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels than if they climb to 2C. "The next few years are probably the most i...

Hurricane Michael Ravaged Mexico Beach

More than 780,000 homes and businesses were without power Thursday in the wake of the storm. Mexico Beach is a small coastal town located in Florida's panhandle. A National Guard team got into Mexico Beach and found 20 survivors overnight, and...

Pipeline explosion sends fireball shooting into the sky and evacuates a community

A few gas stations in the Capital Region bumped prices almost 15 cents per litre to 153.9. "We are looking to add to our supply by bringing in gas through the TransCanada line from Alberta and activating our Tilbury and Mt Hayes liquefied natural ...

Richard Branson claims Virgin Galactic will be in space "within weeks"

Richard Branson has warned space race rival Elon Musk that he must "learn the art of delegation" and "get some sleep" if he is to avoid further controversy. But delays and a fatal crash in 2014 prevented Sir Richard's original ambitions. Virgin...

Hurricane Michael Obliterates Mexico Beach, Florida

Michael will move northeastward across the southeastern US through Thursday night, and then move off the Mid-Atlantic coast away from the United States on Friday. Michael is now positioned 60 miles south-southwest of Panama City. The high winds wi...

Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

THE approval of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) last Saturday, is deemed a victory for small-island developing states. " We don't need...

How Hurricane Michael became a monster storm

Corelogic noted the compact nature of hurricane Michael , which will have limited the size of the swathe of damage on landfall, but the storm surge has impacted a wide area from Mobile, AL to Tampa, FL, with the maximum storm surge anticipated to ...

Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

A Soyuz rocket taking an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station on Thursday was hit by an engine problem shortly after lift-off, Russian agencies said. NASA had issued a worrying tweet on Thursday morning sayi...

Michael charges into U.S. Southeast after slamming north Florida

In terms of damage the most costly year was 2017, when besides the Caribbean several USA coastal states were hit by powerful hurricanes that moved slowly and dumped record rainful for days. There are several ways to measure a hurricane's strength. ...

Hubble in trouble as telescope ‘suffers failure and goes into safe mode’

This mode puts the telescope into a stable configuration until ground control can correct the issue and return the mission to normal operation. "Don't worry, Hubble has many great years of science ahead", says Kenneth Sembach, director of the ...

NASA video shows looming Hurricane Michael from space

Additional strengthening is possible before landfall. The storm was about 220 kilometres east-northwest of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of winds of 120 kilometres per hour, forecasters said . More than 375,000 Floridians were also...

Hurricane Michael is a rare, but not unprecedented, October storm

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum , Florida's Democratic nominee for governor, had planned to campaign in South Florida on Monday and Tuesday, but instead threw himself into helping his city's residents fill sandbags and get their storm preparations...

SpaceX launch and landing in California

Residents across California were dumbfounded and awe-struck Sunday night as a odd object ignited the night sky. One of those viewers was Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti . The SpaceX uses its features for both landing and launching. The launc...

Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope

Hubble was built with six gyroscopes created to keep the telescope pointed the same way for long periods of time. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Hubble went into "safe mode" after one of the three gyroscopes actively being ...

Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

According to SpaceX's press release, SAOCOM 1A is carrying an "active instrument consisting of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), which works in the microwave range of the electromagnetic spectrum, particularly the L-band". To put the satellite into ...

MI man learns meteorite he's been using as doorstop is worth $100,000

The man said that the original farmer said he heard the meteorite come crashing down, "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit ". For double verification, a slice of it was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which validated...

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. And, less than 8 minutes after liftoff, the booster's first stage came back to Earth for a pinpoint touchdown at SpaceX's Vande...

The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

The moon candidate is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet, and the planet is estimated to be several times the mass of Jupiter. Now the researchers say that what Hubble saw seems to confirm the idea that this planet ...

Kent’s Blue Origin sets its sights on the Moon

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin , has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Germany's OHB Group and MT Aerospace on a future mission to the moon that'll use Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander. "I'm thrilled ...

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

And geologist Mona Sirbescu said she "could tell right away that this was something special". The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysis that the 22-pound "rock" is, indeed, a meteorite , and is apparentl...

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel chemistry prize, economics prize and peace prize are still to be announced. The first drug based on this work is used against rheumatoid arthritis , a skin condition known as psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. In a conversation in...

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

A meteorite in MI worth $100,000 has been holding open a door at a MI farm for the past 30 years. A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is actually worth more than A$140,000. Sirbescu sent a small sample to the ...

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Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

According to SpaceX's press release, SAOCOM 1A is carrying an "active instrument consisting of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), which works in the microwave range of the electrom...

MI man learns meteorite he's been using as doorstop is worth $100,000

The man said that the original farmer said he heard the meteorite come crashing down, "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit ". For double verification, a slice of it was se...

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. And, less than 8 minutes after liftoff, the booster's first...

The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

The moon candidate is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet, and the planet is estimated to be several times the mass of Jupiter. Now the researchers ...

Kent’s Blue Origin sets its sights on the Moon

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin , has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Germany's OHB Group and MT Aerospace on a future mission to the...

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

And geologist Mona Sirbescu said she "could tell right away that this was something special". The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysi...

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel chemistry prize, economics prize and peace prize are still to be announced. The first drug based on this work is used against rheumatoid arthritis , a skin condition k...

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

A meteorite in MI worth $100,000 has been holding open a door at a MI farm for the past 30 years. A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is ...

Astronauts return from ISS aboard Soyuz, land safely in Kazakhstan

It is reported by Interfax Thursday, 4 October. The trio's departure leaves three crew members aboard the space station , headed by German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who took ov...

Astronomers spot distant object that supports Planet Nine theory

The Goblin's orbit is consistent with the much-talked-about but yet-to-be-proven Planet 9 . A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto . ...

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Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

The last time a woman was awarded a Nobel was in 2015, when Youyou Tu was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for that year, "for her discoveries concernin...

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Tasuku Honjo , distinguished professor at Kyoto University, has won this year's Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for his discovery of a protein responsible for suppressing ...

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said Ashkin developed "optical tweezers" that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Along with Donna Strickland, he...

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

It is expected to make landfall on the western coast of Mexico late Monday or early Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center said the main hazard is heavy rainfall, both in Mexico ...

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Rover 1A and Rover 1B were dropped by Hayabusa 2 , the mothership, 60 meters above the asteroid's surface, and this was a moment of anxiety for all concerned because of the rough ...

Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

There's still more drama ahead: Hayabusa 2 is due to drop a bigger rover known as MASCOT to Ryugu's surface on October 3, followed by rounds of surface sampling and the release ...

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

According to N.H.C.'s 5:00 p.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 55.7 West. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest ne...

This is what Japanese robots did after landing on asteroid

This is what Japanese robots did after landing on asteroid

Yesterday, JAXA said in a tweet that it had lost communication with the rovers after they dropped from the spacecraft. The landing of both rovers marks the world's first moving...

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

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

Several minutes later, the firefighter handed Carlson his silver laptop computer - the one he hadn't backed up that had valuable information about two business ventures. "I'm still...