• United Nations report on global warming carries life-or-death warning
United Nations report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

Australia is rejecting the latest Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change report, insisting coal remains critical to energy security and lowering household power bills. Carbon Capture and Storage has not yet been proven to be an economic solution-without a price penalizing carbon emissions, adoption of CCS techniques are prohibitively expens...

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  • Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch
Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch

Richard Fausset of The New York Times said the winds were so intense that it felt like a California quake. But after the storm passed, she emerged to check on the cafe she manages and discovered a scene of breathtaking destruction. The winds ripped off hotel awnings, shattered glass doors, blew down fences and stirred up white caps in swimming po...

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  • Dramatic videos show what happened as Hurricane Michael made landfall
Dramatic videos show what happened as Hurricane Michael made landfall

The storm surge, which is the elevated sea level around the storm itself that pushes onto land as the hurricane makes landfall, has spread from the panhandle down the Florida peninsula, reaching as far as Tampa. That is just two miles an hour shy of Category 5, the strongest on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. "Things happen to even the m...

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  • Virgin Galactic will be in space in
Virgin Galactic will be in space in "weeks not months", says Branson

Branson said part of the reason why he himself had such an "enjoyable life and a long life" is due to him finding "wonderful people" to run his companies, only getting involved with the key issues. Virgin Galactic will get people into space using slightly different means than the likes of NASA and SpaceX . The first space tourists, who visited...

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  • See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images
See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images

A hurricane warning is now posted for the Florida Gulf coast from the Alabama/Florida border to Suwanee River, Florida, including Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee. "Take care of them", Scott said. "Houses that have been there forever are just shattered". The roar of the winds, he said, sounded like a jet engine.

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  • Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the US and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russian Federation blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 11, 2018.

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  • Watch Hurricane Michael make landfall on Florida webcams
Watch Hurricane Michael make landfall on Florida webcams

Florida officials said Michael , packing winds of 155 miles per hour (250 kph), was the most powerful storm to hit the southern U.S. state in more than a century. Duke Energy Florida expected 100,000 to 200,000 customers to lose power. At landfall, Michael's wind strength was just 2 miles per hour under the threshold for a Category 5 hur...

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  • The Hubble Space Telescope is broken
The Hubble Space Telescope is broken

Hubble was built with six gyroscopes created to keep the telescope pointed the same way for long periods of time. But only three gyros are needed for normal telescope operation with the others held in reserve. The 28-year-old telescope has had trouble with its gyroscopes before. The solution. NASA has three backup gyros that are more advanced t...

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  • Hurricane Michael makes landfall, heading to Mid-Atlantic coast
Hurricane Michael makes landfall, heading to Mid-Atlantic coast

Winds will be 10-15 sustained, gusting up to 25 miles per hour. The agency urged people in the area to take shelter "immediately". A National Ocean Service water level station at Apalachicola recently reported almost 6.5 feet of inundation above ground level.

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  • State of Emergency Declared for Florida Panhandle
State of Emergency Declared for Florida Panhandle

Rain coverage will begin to expand into the region Wednesday, with the heaviest rain likely Thursday into Friday morning. Up to 12 inches of rain could fall in Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend, southeastern Alabama and southern Georgia. Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased t...

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  • 'Star Trek: Discovery' Drops Trailer at NYCC: See the New Spock!
'Star Trek: Discovery' Drops Trailer at NYCC: See the New Spock!

The trailer includes a reveal of a bearded young Spock ( Ethan Peck ) - the show's lead Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), you'll recall, is his adopted half-sister. "And Spock has seen this Red Angel in an earlier moment in his life". This culminates in an episode on his home planet where we'll meet Saru's sister.

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  • SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California
SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California

Residents in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties also may hear sonic booms. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti cleared up the confusion with stunning photos of the launch on Twitter . The rocket was carrying into orbit an Argentine Earth-observing satellite, known as SAOCOM-1A. SpaceX has been working with the US government ...

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  • Richland, Lexington counties under tropical storm watch as Michael approaches
Richland, Lexington counties under tropical storm watch as Michael approaches

The designation means tropical storm force winds (39 to 73 mph) are expected in the area within 48 hours. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Tuesday that the storm could cause power outages as its bands of rain and strong winds move into the Triangle.

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  • Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn
Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

But turning over much more land for energy production "could have implications for food security, ecosystems and biodiversity", the British scientist warned, as competition for land grows. In 2015, when the nations of the world agreed to the historic Paris climate agreement, they set dual goals: 2 degrees C and a more demanding target of 1.5 degree...

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  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launch and landing a success
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch and landing a success

While SpaceX CEO Elon Musk couldn't help but post a photo of the event, the public took some equally impressive shots. It's the very first time SpaceX (or anyone) has successfully landed a rocket on the West Coast. SpaceX had previously flown first-stage rockets back to land after Florida launches but had not done so on the West Coast. The rock...

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  • New United Nations report details looming climate crisis
New United Nations report details looming climate crisis

For example, by 2100, global sea level rise would be 10 centimeters lower with global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius compared with 2 degrees Celsius. The report emphasises the need for placing climate change at the centre of all national and global agendas.

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  • 'Monstrous' Hurricane Michael forecast to hit Gulf Coast with 120-mph winds
'Monstrous' Hurricane Michael forecast to hit Gulf Coast with 120-mph winds

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Alabama-Florida border to Suwannee River Florida . The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm with its 11 a.m. Florida State University and Leon County schools canceled classes from Tuesday through Friday. After landfall, Michael is forecast to move northeastward over Georgia and the Carolinas, wher...

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  • Meteorite used as doorstop for years may be worth $100,000
Meteorite used as doorstop for years may be worth $100,000

The farmer then told him that he and his father saw it fall at night during the 1930s, adding that since the meteorite was part of the property, the man could have it. There was a big crater and David says the men dug a hole until they found the meteorite which was still warm. The meteorite hasn't sold yet, but the Smithsonian Museum is consideri...

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  • Space X completes the very first west coast rocket landing in California
Space X completes the very first west coast rocket landing in California

SpaceX first started leasing the California landing space from the Air Force in 2015 but only recently received an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to make a return landing of this sort, Wired reports. It's landing on terra firma after successfully obtaining a license for the pad this summer. SpaceX is launching a satellite t...

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"Michael" Could be in Our Forecast by End of Week

At this point in the piedmont, I expect some 70s for highs and 50s for lows. When that happens, it will be called Tropical Storm Michael. Some fluctuations in intensity are expected during the next 2 to 3 days. By Wednesday, however, environmental conditions are expected to become unfavorable for any significant development to occur. A trough of lo...

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