• French flooding: German missing after hundreds evacuated from campsites
French flooding: German missing after hundreds evacuated from campsites

Almost 120 children were evacuated from the site as emergency teams helped around 750 people to safety across the Gard region. After a hot spell, flash flooding hit the northern part of the Gard region, turning the Ceze and L'Ardeche rivers into churning waterways that quickly spilled out of their banks.

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  • Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month
Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

Dang Vu Tuan Son, chairman of the Vietnam Astronomy and Cosmology Association, said the best time to watch the phenomenon would be in the early hours of Monday morning in the northeastern skies. The meteors appear to shoot off of the constellation Perseus, which is how they get their name. At peak time under good conditions, you can expect to...

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  • Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend
Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend

And even though it doesn't peak until the nights of August 11-12 or 12-13, it is already producing the fireball meteors that the Perseids are famous for. Most of the Perseid meteors that we observe now were ejected from Swift-Tuttle about 1,000 years ago. These conditions let the Perseids shine brightly as dust trails in our atmosphere turn into th...

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  • The Perseid meteor shower is going to be wonderful this weekend
The Perseid meteor shower is going to be wonderful this weekend

Forecasters expect the peak to occur the nights of August 11 and 12. What's more, the illuminating display is one of year's brightest, too. The Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project in Sharjah has geared up its preparation for the Perseid Meteor Shower , scheduled to light the UAE skies on Sunday from 8pm to 1am.

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  • Don't miss the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
Don't miss the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

The very popular Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend and it will be extra special this year because of the new moon making the skies extra dark. During a meteor shower, that number can jump to dozens and sometimes hundreds of meteors per hour. The same times are best for Sunday night into Monday morning as well.

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  • The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week
The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

So you can definitely catch them in advance. By Monday morning, that boundary should have cleared and it looks like viewing conditions will be good for just about all of New England. Eight months ago, we delighted in the beauty of the Orionid meteor shower show. However, you can also catch the odd meteor before and after these dates.

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  • Man in custody after national park incidents, taunting buffalo
Man in custody after national park incidents, taunting buffalo

A tourist at Yellowstone National Park thought it would be a good idea to taunt a bison . Millions of visitors annually flock to the park that spans parts of Wyoming , Montana and Idaho to view wildlife, including its famed bison, also known as buffalo.

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  • Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic
Subtropical storm Debby forms in the deep Atlantic

As of 5 p.m. today, the center of Hector was located about 360 miles east-southeast of Hilo, packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles an hour with higher gusts. Debby is forecast to dissipate in a couple of days. August, climatologically speaking, is a month when the Atlantic basin begins to see an increase in tropical cyclone activity with the...

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  • Peta's Forecast - Tracking evening rain and storms
Peta's Forecast - Tracking evening rain and storms

Remember the Storm Team 12 app can always bring you the latest weather alerts for your location as well as Titan Radar. More of the same (clouds, scattered rain, occasional storms) continues this week. There will be a slight chance of an isolated afternoon shower to the west, but most of the day will be fine with partly cloudy skies at times. Cover...

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  • SpaceX relaunches the final Falcon 9 rocket design
SpaceX relaunches the final Falcon 9 rocket design

The spacecraft - whose name translates as "red and white", a reference to the colors of the Indonesian flag - will become part of the network run by PT Telkom Indonesia, the nation's largest telecommunications provider. But it was the first time SpaceX demonstrated reuse of a Block 5-generation booster, which the company plans to be its workhorse...

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  • NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions
NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

In 2019, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner are both scheduled to blast off on test flights with NASA astronauts on board. The test flight with crew is scheduled for mid-2019. Boe was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 2000. Ms. Williams previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, ...

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  • Discovery: Huge glowing 'rogue' planet drifting through space
Discovery: Huge glowing 'rogue' planet drifting through space

The planet, which is 12 times as large as Jupiter , sits around 20 light years away from Earth. The planet is called rogue due to its lack of a parent star, having the distinction of being something between a planet and a brown dwarf , which is an object that has too great of a mass to be called a planet.

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  • Toll from worst S.W. Florida red tide in decade grows
Toll from worst S.W. Florida red tide in decade grows

Florida's southwest waterways are now under assault by two different combatants: A red tide bloom from the Gulf of Mexico and a separate toxic algae bloom, which many believe is linked to discharge from Lake Okeechobee. There have already been at least 490 manatee deaths this year as well, with 80 of them likely caused by red tide. "We will conti...

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  • Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights
Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights

The Indian-origin astronaut, Williams, is named for the Boeing programme to the International Space Centre (ISS). Since the end of NASA's space shuttle program in 2011, the American space agency has relied on Russian rockets and capsules to bring their astronauts to the International Space Station .

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  • Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens
Humanity picks up deep space mystery signal that could be from aliens

The signal has now been branded by the name "FRB 180725A". "So, if somebody were sending these fast radio bursts for us to hear, it's still a mystery to decode what they're trying to tell us", Dr. Mysterious radio signals emitted from across the universe. According to Avi Loeb, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, resea...

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  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts relaunching USA space travel
Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts relaunching USA space travel

NASA officials have said it is critical to understanding the challenges of long-duration spaceflight and necessary for a sustainable presence on the Moon and for deep-space missions, including to Mars. The Government Accountability Office recently issued a warning to NASA that it needs to have a contingency plan in place to ensure continued access...

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  • Meet NASA's New Astronauts Flying SpaceX And Boeing Ships to Space
Meet NASA's New Astronauts Flying SpaceX And Boeing Ships to Space

On Friday, NASA announced that Ferguson will command what could be the first launch of astronauts from US soil since the shuttle program's swan song seven years ago. The astronauts assigned to the Starliner's first mission are Sunita Williams , who retired as a Navy captain, and Cmdr. Victor Glover: Glover was selected as an astronaut in 201...

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  • Coles backs down on plastic bag ban
Coles backs down on plastic bag ban

Coles has announced a major backflip on the plastic bag ban, angering environmentalists. "Coles' colossal plastic bag fail" and "Coles caves" ran headlines on Australia's main news sites. The supermarket giant scrapped single-use bags in supermarkets around the country from July 1 which coincided with a statewide ban introduced in Queensland.

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  • POTUS Proposes Car-Mileage Rollback; States Sue In Protest
POTUS Proposes Car-Mileage Rollback; States Sue In Protest

Under the policy enacted by the Obama administration in 2012 , the target would have risen progressively from 37mpg (6.4L/100km) in the 2020 model year to 46.5mpg (5.1L/100km) in 2025 model year. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The administration's proposal would freeze US mileage standards at 2020 levels, when the new vehicle fleet ...

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  • NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships
NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

The CST-100 test flight will also include Christopher Ferguson , a former NASA astronaut and current Boeing commercial astronaut. The SpaceX crewed test flight, now scheduled for April 2019, will be flown by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley .

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