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But it will be weak, not strong like the El Nino that helped lead to the record warm 2015-2016 winter, Halpert said. "During the winter, typical El Niño conditions in the US can include wetter-than-average precipitation in the South and drier conditions in parts of the North", according to NOAA.
  • Death toll rises to six in wake of Hurricane Michael

    Death toll rises to six in wake of Hurricane Michael

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    Forecasters say the storm has already begun shedding its tropical characteristics but will take on a new chapter as a powerful extratropical storm with gale force winds on its trek out to sea. Nearby Panama City Beach experienced similar damage along with other communities along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Sarah Radney saw trees falling down all around her grandparents' home when Hurricane Michael roared over Georgia .
  • Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

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

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    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ( IPCC ) change has released a dramatic report warning that there are less than 12 years for global warming to be kept below 1.5°C. From a climate impacts perspective, half a degree is massive as shown in this excellent visual below from the World Resources Institute on the report.
  • Climate change report urges immediate action

    Climate change report urges immediate action

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    A stark new report from the global scientific authority on climate change calls on individuals, as well as governments, to take action to avoid disastrous levels of global warming . "We must reduce emissions as quickly as possible to keep 1.5 deg C of warming within reach", said Mr Andrew Steer, president and chief executive of the Washington-based World Resources Institute.
  • Enbridge pipeline ruptures, sparks fire near Prince George

    Enbridge pipeline ruptures, sparks fire near Prince George

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    Fortis expected to receive updates on the situation as Transportation Safety Board investigators and National Energy Board inspectors arrived to assess the damage and attempt to determine a cause. About 700,000 FortisBC customers including all of those on Vancouver Island could be impacted by the shortage. "But it may be at least one to two weeks".
  • Virgin Galactic will be in space in

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

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    Branson has previously said he thinks Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin would both "have a person in space roundabout the same time ". The next step for the aspiring space tourism firm is get its newly revamped SpaceShipTwo spaceplane to burn its rockets for a prolonged period, allowing the craft to travel faster than before and reach a peak altitude of about 110km.
  • Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia

    Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia

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    Before the sun went down and the skies turned midnight blue, those in the path of Hurricane Michael shared glimpses of what some say is the worst hurricane damage they've seen. "Structures built before 2001 are not created to handle that type of wind, typically", Long said. The storm, which caused a major disruption for oil and gas production in the gulf, had the potential to drive sea water levels as high as 14 feet (4.3 meters) above normal in some areas, the National Hurricane Center ...
  • Trump questions United Nations global warming report

    Trump questions United Nations global warming report

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    Answer: The IPCC Working Groups were asked by countries that are most vulnerable to climate change impacts to analyze what will happen with a 1.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures - before we ever reach a 2 degree rise. The IPCC recommended several steps needed to reverse carbon dioxide emissions, including replacing the use of fossil fuels with renewable energy such as wind and solar, as well as growing more forests, which naturally recycles CO2.
  • Soyuz rocket fails mid-air, ISS crew safe

    Soyuz rocket fails mid-air, ISS crew safe

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    The Soyuz was carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague, making his first spaceflight, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, making his second. A Soyuz failure could jeopardize continued operation of the International Space Station. Search and rescue teams were heading to the area to recover the crew. Rockets use boosters to provide the thrust they need to launch from Earth and breech the atmosphere.
  • Video Shows Hurricane Michael Ripping Apart Buildings in Florida

    Video Shows Hurricane Michael Ripping Apart Buildings in Florida

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    The storm is moving north-northeast at 16 miles per hour and is likely to remain a strong hurricane through Wednesday night as the system is expected to move through parts of Georgia and into the Carolinas. - Power outages: 190,000 Florida customers and 32,000 Georgia customers without power. "We're going to do everything we can and send people out to keep people safe".
  • Hurricane Michael turns into a terrifying skull in satellite image

    Hurricane Michael turns into a terrifying skull in satellite image

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    After Hurricane Irma past year, 14 people died when a South Florida nursing home lost power and air conditioning. Weakening is expected after the storm makes landfall. Most waterfront homes stood vacant in Keaton Beach, which forecasters said could get some of the highest water - seas up 9 feet (2.75 meters) above ground level.
  • Major Hurricane Michael to reach Panhandle Wednesday; multiple adversities for local area

    Major Hurricane Michael to reach Panhandle Wednesday; multiple adversities for local area

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    Michael was about 50 miles south of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Michael was lashing western Cuba late Monday morning with heavy rains and strong winds, according to the hurricane center. as Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall in the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday. "So dependent on where that eye is, is going to make a determination on what we're going to see in wind, rain and surge as it goes up", Litschauer said.
  • Hubble is in safe mode. Science operations suspended

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    These six gyroscopes were replaced during a 2009 fix mission to the telescope. "NASA is working to resume science operations", NASA said in an official statement said . The Hubble Space Telescope has been sidelined by a serious pointing problem. The Space Telescope Science Institute's deputy mission head, Dr. Rachel Osten, said the first move "is to try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and is being problematic".
  • San Diegans photograph Sunday night's launch of Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg

    San Diegans photograph Sunday night's launch of Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg

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    After a trouble-free countdown, the two-stage rocket blasted off right on time at 7:21 p.m. PT from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base , leaving a post-sunset contrail glowing in the cloudless skies above . 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".
  • Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

    Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

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    University Geology Professor Mona Sirbescu first identified the piece as more than just a rock. For double verification, a slice of it was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, which validated it was in fact a meteorite , according to the press release.
  • SpaceX launch and landing in California

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    Minutes after launch, the rocket's second stage separated from the first-stage booster and continued rising spaceward. But Sunday's flight marked the first time SpaceX attempted a landing at Vandenberg, a milestone made possible by extensive environmental and safety studies that concluded the noise and possible aftermath of a failure would not cause any significant damage or harm to area wildlife.
  • A New Presence Outside the Solar System

    A New Presence Outside the Solar System

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    We won't know for sure until researchers can do more tests, of course, but even so, what we do have is very promising. The two researchers, from New York's Columbia University , examined data on 284 planets outside our Solar System and only one of them, Kepler-1625b, showed evidence it may host a moon .
  • Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

    Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

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    Exposure to galactic cosmic radiation during deep space travel, such as to Mars, might significantly damage gastrointestinal functions in astronauts, say researchers, led by one of an Indian-origin. Much of the hardware will be modeled on Lockheed's future deep-space crew capsule Orion , which the company has been developing for NASA and which reportedly costs $20 billion.
  • Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

    Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

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    The meteorite weighs over 22 pounds (10 kilograms), which makes it the sixth largest found in MI. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ", Sibescu said. The owner thought little of it and kept it as a door stop, until recently when he chose to find out how much his unusual rock was worth. It has been named the Edmore meteorite, after the place in which it fell.
  • The Goblin, a dwarf planet, found far beyond Pluto

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    We believe that such small bodies in the outer Solar system should be thousands, but the distance at which they are, makes their detection rather hard. A paper with the full details of the discovery has also been submitted to The Astronomical Journal . 2015 TG387 can be seen moving between the images near the center, while the more distant background stars and galaxies remain stationary.
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    Farmer's "Doorstop" Valued At $100K After Incredible Discovery

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    The professor sent a slice of the rock to a colleague at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., who reportedly confirmed her discovery. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ", Sibescu added, noting that the meteorite is composed of of 88.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel.
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for using evolution to develop new chemicals

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for using evolution to develop new chemicals

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    Enzymes "are what all we organisms use to make our chemicals". She was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on October 3. "Our laureates have applied the principles of Darwin in test tubes and used this approach to develop new types of chemicals for the greatest benefit of humankind", said Claes Gustafsson , chairman of the Nobel committee for chemistry 2018 and a professor at the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden.
  • Astronauts return to Earth from ISS amid US-Russia tensions

    Astronauts return to Earth from ISS amid US-Russia tensions

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    The address of this hole was run in August, which caused air leakage on the ISS, although it was immediately sealed. "Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, now believes the hole was made on goal". The hole has been identified and fixed by space station crew. Initially, the hole was thought to have been caused by a micrometeorite or a manufacturing defect.
  • Nobel Prize in Physics shared by first woman in 55 years

    Nobel Prize in Physics shared by first woman in 55 years

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    Donna Strickland , a University of Waterloo professor who helped to pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications , has been named a victor of this year's Nobel Prize in physics .
  • Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work

    Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work

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    These became the standard for high-intensity lasers, for example used in millions of corrective eye surgeries per year. Three scientists from the United States, France and Canada have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for advances in laser physics .
  • Beluga whale spotted feeding in the River Thames

    Beluga whale spotted feeding in the River Thames

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    The Whale and Dolphin Conservation society said the whale could be ill, or young and separated from his or her pod. "It's very unusual and it's not a very good place", Julia Cable, spokeswoman for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, which saves marine animals in distress, told AFP.
  • Asteroid rovers send home new photos

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    While it's unlikely to win an Oscar, a short movie shot on the surface of a near-Earth asteroid is a major scientific milestone. A handout photo taken by Hayabusa2's Rover-1A shows the surface of asteroid Ryugu. "This is the highest-resolution photograph obtained of the surface of Ryugu", the science team says. A sensor-packed cube will also be delivered to the surface and eventually, the spacecraft itself will land on the asteroid to snag a sample of material which it will then return ...
  • Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday

    Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday

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    As expected, the system regained tropical storm strength in the generally favorable atmospheric conditions just east of the eastern Caribbean islands. The NHC is giving post-tropical cyclone Leslie a 50% chance of tropical or subtropical development in the next two days, and a 90% chance over the next five days.
  • Japans robot rovers lands on asteroids surface, captures incredible photos

    Japans robot rovers lands on asteroids surface, captures incredible photos

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    They move around by hopping, and are taking pictures of Ryugu and sending them back to Earth via Hyabusa2. The asteroids new inhabitants weigh just over 1 kilogram, stand seven centimetres (cm) in height and have a diameter of 18cm. Helena Bates is conducting a PhD at the Museum, exploring how water-rich asteroids like Ryugu formed in space. Two mini space rovers have landed on an asteroid and sent images back to Earth.
  • Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

    Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

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    Scientists said beluga whales are usually very social so seeing one by itself is also "concerning". However rescue teams were on standby in case the animal got into danger. Beluga whales were last spotted in the United Kingdom three years ago off the coast of Northumberland and Northern Ireland, but sightings were " extremely rare ", spokeswoman Julia Cable said.
  • Japans hopping rovers successfully land on asteroid Ryugu

    Japans hopping rovers successfully land on asteroid Ryugu

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    Rover-1A carries four cameras and Rover-1B has three so stereo images of Ryugu's surface can be created. The JAXA team confirmed on Twitter that both survived the landing, are in good condition and moving on the surface. Work decimalise from YaPONSKOGO Kosmonova probe "Hayabusa-2", 21 September. One of the principal concerns for deployment was Ryugu's rougher-than-expected surface, which is carpeted with boulders and has very few smooth patches.
  • SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

    SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

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    He bought an entire spaceship, and he intends to people it with 6-8 artists from different countries and representing different styles of art. The 42 year old announced the news on Twitter saying "I choose to go to the moon ". He did suggest like maybe that I would join on this trip. The price Mr Maezawa agreed to pay for his ticket to space has not been disclosed but according to Mr Musk it's "a lot of money".
  • President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour

    President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour

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    Santee Cooper, a SC electric utility, is installing inflatable dams around a coal ash pond at the former Grainger Generating Station in Conway as the Waccamaw River rises, the company said . There are now 32 confirmed deaths in North Carolina, a statement released by Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday. "We never learn from any of these storms".