• Giant spider-web cloaks Greece coast
Giant spider-web cloaks Greece coast

The webs may cover an enormous area, but the spiders that make them are quite small, according to CNN . "These spiders are not risky for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora", Chatzaki said. According to arachnologist Maria Chatzaki, they're always from the same type of spider: the Tetragnatha genus, a tiny critter ...

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  • Apple Donates $1M to Hurricane Florence Relief
Apple Donates $1M to Hurricane Florence Relief

Dave Nelson, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin is already in Florence , South Carolina , working in an emergency operations center, as a liaison between FEMA and local government agencies. To Donate $10 via text message.Text "FLORENCE" to 90999. The Red Cross recommends blood donations and monetary donations. Appointments to donate blood can be made by ...

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  • New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding, dam breaches in NC
New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding, dam breaches in NC

More than 300,000 across the state remained without power as of Tuesday morning, according to Duke Progress Energy. The 5,500 hog deaths from Hurricane Florence have already exceeded the 2,800 killed during Hurricane Matthew , the industry trade group wrote in a statement Tuesday.

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  • In Pics: A Greek Town Infested With Spiders, Covered In Giant Webs
In Pics: A Greek Town Infested With Spiders, Covered In Giant Webs

While the giant spider-web in Aitoliko, Greece , might look freakish, the phenomenon is not at all harmful for humans, animals in the region, or the local flora. But the spiders' romps will be short-lived, according to British media reports which quoted an interview done by Greek website Newsit.gr. "When animal finds abundant food, high temper...

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  • SpaceX plans to livestream moon mission in VR
SpaceX plans to livestream moon mission in VR

A former drummer in a punk band, Mr Maezawa is tentatively planning to make his Moon flight in 2023 aboard SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialise space travel to new heights. The lunar mission could take four or five days, which would feel like a hot minute to Kelly, who has logged 520 days in space, incl...

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  • Space telescope TESS takes first science image
Space telescope TESS takes first science image

It's part of TESS' "first light" image . NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, captured this snapshot of the Large Magellanic Cloud (right) and the star R Doradus (left) with a single detector on one of its four wide-field cameras on August 7.

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  • Fire ants form floating island after Hurricane Florence
Fire ants form floating island after Hurricane Florence

He sympathized with those who were forced to flee and are now relying on government-distributed bottled water and ready-to-eat field rations. City underwater: 4 300 homes in New Bern, North Carolina , had been inundated by flooding, or one-third of the entire number of homes in the city.

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  • Travel snarled by flooding as Carolinas size up Florence's damage
Travel snarled by flooding as Carolinas size up Florence's damage

The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter to thousands of people who have been displaced by the hurricane, while the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund directs funds to nonprofits in North and SC providing relief to victims of the storm.

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  • Meet the tech billionaire who will be SpaceX's first moon tourist
Meet the tech billionaire who will be SpaceX's first moon tourist

That flight, set for 2020, was cancelled because the company didn't want to spend the resources certifying those rockets for human travel. In an interview in March, Musk said the ship was now being built, adding "I think we'll probably be able to do short flights, short sort of up-and-down flights, probably sometime in the first half of next ye...

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  • Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face
Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

Food, water, and gasoline are still in short supply for residents who remained. The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter to thousands of people who have been displaced by the hurricane, while the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund directs funds to nonprofits in North and SC providing relief to victims of ...

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  • Hurricane Florence leaves Wilmington ‘inaccessible by land,’ NC DOT says
Hurricane Florence leaves Wilmington ‘inaccessible by land,’ NC DOT says

Over 4,300 homes in New Bern, North Carolina, were damaged or destroyed, and over 300 businesses suffered the same fate, according to City Manager Mark Stephens. It's stupid, and it's really bad. Officials warned residents to avoid driving around barricades. Melo called his vehicle insurance company to send roadside assistance, but he was not s...

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  • Hurricane Florence leaves Wilmington ‘inaccessible by land,’ NC DOT says
Hurricane Florence leaves Wilmington ‘inaccessible by land,’ NC DOT says

Over 4,300 homes in New Bern, North Carolina, were damaged or destroyed, and over 300 businesses suffered the same fate, according to City Manager Mark Stephens. It's stupid, and it's really bad. Officials warned residents to avoid driving around barricades. Melo called his vehicle insurance company to send roadside assistance, but he was not s...

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  • NASA launches satellite to measure melting glaciers
NASA launches satellite to measure melting glaciers

A NASA satellite created to precisely measure changes in Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into orbit from California early Saturday. It will help scientists calculate the height of the planet's terrain and track changes in glaciers, sea ice, lakes, and forests. He added that the satellite should reveal new insig...

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  • Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc
Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

As the death toll from Florence grew and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina braced for catastrophic, widespread river flooding. The mother had driven around barricades on a stretch of road that had been closed, the post said. "Things are getting better slowly, and we thank God for that", White said.

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  • Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon
Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon

The SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket is scheduled to make the trip in 2023, company founder Elon Musk announced at an event Monday at its headquarters near Los Angeles. The fully reusable BFR is designed for trips around Earth, to Mars and beyond. SpaceX has already upended the space industry with its relatively low-priced reusable Falcon 9 rockets.

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  • SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon
SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

Musk hinted that the mystery person may be from Japan, tweeting a Japanese flag emoji. At the time, Musk said the pair approached SpaceX about sending them on a weeklong flight and paid a "significant" deposit for the trip. Shortly after his successful Falcon Heavy Launch, Musk said he expected a "full-scale test" of the massive rocket within...

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  • Hurricane Florence: North Carolina governor warns 'stay off the roads'
Hurricane Florence: North Carolina governor warns 'stay off the roads'

Fayetteville is the sixth-largest city in the state with 205,000 people. "If not, we'd be stuck upstairs for the next. how long?" Coast Guard response operations are underway in the coastal portion of North Carolina . "Or bury us, or something", he said as floodwater crept upon his porch. The same thing happened on the Trent River. Local media s...

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  • Florence’s Rain Spreads Further As Carolina Flooding Continues
Florence’s Rain Spreads Further As Carolina Flooding Continues

Officials are warning that the worst of the storm may still be yet to come, as catastrophic flooding inundates the Carolinas coast. Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington , a city of 120,000 people mostly cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters and boat pull...

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  • Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US
Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

The military announced Saturday it was deploying almost 200 soldiers to assist in storm-related response and recovery efforts, along with 100 trucks and equipment. This nightmare called Tropical Depression Florence is far from over. As of Saturday, about 676,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in SC...

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  • These 5 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely risky
These 5 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely risky

Flooding from both the storm surge and rainfall could be "catastrophic", the National Hurricane Center warned. He said hurricane-force winds extend outward 80 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extend almost 200 miles out.

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