https://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2018812/rs_600x600-180912135135-600-austen-kroll-instagram-091218.jpg

Science

Similar to Hurricane Harvey - the largest rainfall event in USA history - Florence could bring heavy, sustained rainfall over the Carolinas , delivering up to 40 inches in some areas, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). "Bad things can happen when you are talking about a storm this size". The lingering storm could bring days of heavy rains, which could spark intense floods from SC to Virginia.
  • Thousands ordered evacuated ahead of 'life-threatening' Hurricane Florence

    Thousands ordered evacuated ahead of 'life-threatening' Hurricane Florence

    Science

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urged his state's residents to get ready, noting the storm was generating swelling waves and risky currents. This is the most powerful storm to take aim at the United States. That scenario that would likely mean more impact in the Charlotte area. A BWS spokesman said: “Bermuda should remain outside the radius of tropical storm force winds and the only significant impact is expected to be rough to very rough southeasterly swells, which could create ...
  • Norman reduced to a tropical storm

    Norman reduced to a tropical storm

    Science

    The NHC said Olivia will weaken further over the weekend, and possibly downgrade to a tropical storm by Tuesday. If you are one of those with "storm-fatigue" and you aren't anxious about the latest hurricane threat, Central Pacific Hurricane Center says think twice.
  • Powerful hurricane could be headed to US

    Powerful hurricane could be headed to US

    Science

    At 5 o'clock Sunday morning, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.5 north and longitude 38.1 west. The storm is expected to approach the south-east United States coast on Thursday. It has only a 10 percent chance of forming into a tropical storm. The National Weather Center warned of unsafe rip currents in popular tourist areas like Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks.
  • Florence to become hurricane late Saturday

    Florence to become hurricane late Saturday

    Science

    Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Saturday in anticipation of the potential impact from Tropical Storm Florence . The storm is moving west at 6 miles per hour. It's too soon to determine if Florence will hit land, where it might hit and what the magnitude of the winds might be. SC officials began preparing Saturday for the possible arrival next week of a powerful Hurricane Florence , with authorities saying the storm could affect a large portion of the state .
  • Kavanaugh Hearing: Guide to Supreme Court Terms

    Kavanaugh Hearing: Guide to Supreme Court Terms

    Science

    The hearing got off to a chaotic start on Tuesday, when Democrats sought a postponement over thousands of withheld documents pertaining to Kavanaugh's time in the George W Bush White House. Kavanaugh told Sen. Mazie Hirono , D-Hawaii, he had been unaware of the domestic violence allegations against Rob Porter, who was Trump's staff secretary, until they were publicly disclosed.
  • Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

    Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

    Science

    Gordon's top sustained winds were down to 40 mph as its tight core moved about 20 miles northwest of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. A hurricane warning was in effect for the entire MS and Alabama coasts with predictions Gordon would become a Category 1 storm.
  • Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    Science

    Tuesday's hearing was unusually chaotic for what is generally a sedate legislative process: Dozens of protesters were hauled from the room and arrested, while Democratic lawmakers engaged in their own theatrics and frequently interrupted with demands and objections.
  • Kavanaugh Hearing Off to Raucous Start

    Science

    Despite interruptions, senators plunged into their initial opportunity to publicly question Kavanaugh in what was expected to be a marathon day of examination. Towards the end of the day, Kavanaugh himself delivered his opening statement. Judge Brett Kavanaugh , President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, turned away on Tuesday from Fred Guttenberg , the father of a victim of the Parkland school shooting , as the Florida activist tried to shake his hand.
  • Tropical Storm Gordon heads towards Gulf Coast

    Tropical Storm Gordon heads towards Gulf Coast

    Science

    Last year, hurricanes hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, causing widespread destruction and thousands of deaths. Rivera said he is anxious about Gordon. "We're asking people to do the same things that we're doing: prepare", Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said in a statement. "There's no reason to be alarmed".
  • Track Radar of Tropical Storm

    Track Radar of Tropical Storm

    Science

    The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm is expected to move away from the southwestern Florida coast and reach coastal MS and Louisiana by late Tuesday. We got out of it barely alive."Jeff Collier, mayor of Dauphin Island, Alabama , in the Gulf, said the storm was approaching just as the island was finishing up recovery from Hurricane Nate a year ago."We've just about got things cleaned up", Collier told WPMI .
  • Do you agree with the Trans Mountain pipeline ruling?

    Do you agree with the Trans Mountain pipeline ruling?

    Science

    I am angry", Notley said in a televised speech several hours after the ruling. "Let's be clear, without Alberta, that plan isn't worth the paper it's written on", she told a news conference Thursday evening in Edmonton. "We're going to see how things unfold over the next little while, and we look at the degree of attention that this receives from the federal government", she said.
  • Tropical Storm Gordon threatens South Florida

    Tropical Storm Gordon threatens South Florida

    Science

    The present movement shows the weather system moving west-northwest at 15mph. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for a portion of the Mississippi-Alabama border. Another separate system is moving through the western Gulf Coast, bringing heavy ran to the Houston area. This rainfall may cause flooding. Early Saturday, this wave was upgraded to a tropical storm, given the name Florence.
  • Astronaut Plugs Hole In The International Space Station With Finger

    Astronaut Plugs Hole In The International Space Station With Finger

    Science

    Efforts are under way to establish the cause of the leak. Flight control in Houston and Moscow identified the issue on Wednesday evening, but they decided the leak was minimal enough that they could let the crew sleep through it. "At night, tests were held and the pressure was monitored for a lengthy period of time". The Russian astronaut stopped the oxygen leak with a bit of epoxy and cotton gauze after it was first taped over with heat resistant tape.
  • Air leak temporarily patched on Russia’s side of the International Space Station

    Air leak temporarily patched on Russia’s side of the International Space Station

    Science

    Both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) argued the breach was not risky enough to wake the astronauts from their slumber. All members of the space station crew arrive and depart on Soyuz capsules. A slight drop in pressure became apparent aboard the ISS last night, but it was a minor problem and the crew was left to sleep through the night, according to NASA .
  • California OKs measure to pass on wildfire costs via utility bills

    California OKs measure to pass on wildfire costs via utility bills

    Science

    To view the full article, register now. California could become the fourth state to approve net neutrality regulations if Brown signs the bill. If it clears the state Senate and Brown signs it, SB 838 would provide the authorization for California corporations "to issue and transfer stock on a blockchain", as an alternative to issuing traditional share certificates and a share ledger, Hertzberg's office said in a fact sheet.
  • PTC 6 expected to become tropical storm

    Science

    This is by far the most impressive tropical wave of the season in this part of the Atlantic, and the NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team puts the odds of development into a tropical storm at 90% and the chance of development into a hurricane at 70%.
  • Astronauts are repairing a hole on wall of International Space Station

    Science

    Before you panic for the fearless astronauts that live up there six months of the year, the incident, was possibly caused by a micrometeorite strike, only left a 2mm hole in a capsule docked at the station. While NASA decides on a permanent fix, astronauts have used gauze and sealant to complete temporary repairs after a leak caused a drop in air pressure at the International Space Station .
  • Endangered Sea Turtles in Mexico Killed by Illegal Fishing Net

    Endangered Sea Turtles in Mexico Killed by Illegal Fishing Net

    Science

    Numerous turtles were partially decomposed with fragmented shells. The turtles were not found until roughly eight days after they died. Authorities announced they are now working to track down the person who placed the lethal net, which was not approved for fishing.
  • Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming?

    Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming?

    Science

    The first one is just now rolling off the coast of Africa into the eastern Atlantic and has been classified as a "potential tropical cyclone" by the National Hurricane Center. The system is expected to become a tropical storm late Thursday or Friday, and become a hurricane by Sunday . The tropical wave is now over the north-central Caribbean Sea and is carrying thunderstorms and heavy cloud cover.
  • International Space Station has a leak

    Science

    None at all - the ground controllers actually found the leak about 7pm space time and made a decision to let the crew sleep first. On Thursday (US time), the crew taped over the hole, slowing the leak. The hole is located in the upper, spherical section of the Soyuz, which does not return to Earth, according to NASA . Flight controllers are working with the crew to develop a more comprehensive long-term fix.
  • Goats prefer people with happy faces

    Goats prefer people with happy faces

    Science

    Turns out domesticated pigs and cattle are smarter than we give them credit for, studies have shown. The study was carried out at the Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent, UK. Research also shows that dogs and horses prefer a smile to a frown. Contrasted with horses , goats don't have as much close contact with humans, notwithstanding being one of the most punctual animals tamed for domesticated animals.
  • Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

    Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

    Science

    The chance of this developing into a tropical system looks pretty slim at this point thanks to strong wind shear in this part of the Atlantic, but it's something that needs to be watched over the next few days. Summertime storms will continue to rain on Central Florida over the next several days, and Labor Day weekend could be impacted by tropical moisture that now sits near Puerto Rico.
  • International Space Station leak: "Minute pressure leak" detected Wednesday evening

    Science

    NASA confirmed the problem and said it consisted of a "minute pressure leak", which crew members were repairing. "When the crew was awakened at its normal hour Thursday morning, flight controllers at Mission Control in Houston and at the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow began working procedures to try to determine the location of the leak".
  • Hurricane Lane set to go down in Hawaii's record books

    Hurricane Lane set to go down in Hawaii's record books

    Science

    HILO, HI - AUGUST 25: A man walks next to a home damaged by flooding on the Big Island, after Hurricane Lane, on August 25, 2018 in Hilo, Hawaii. State. Hawaiian Electric Co. says some of its crews are on the Valley Island helping Maui Electric fix transmission lines in West Maui that were damaged by Lane's high winds.
  • Goats Prefer Happy People-on the Right | goats | happy | face

    Science

    The team found that images of happy faces elicited greater interaction in the goats who looked at the images, approached them and explored them with their snouts. Not only do they understand each others' emotions, but they can also understand our emotions - something which is especially visible in pets, and even more so with dogs .
  • Border Force searching for missing boat crew in Daintree

    Border Force searching for missing boat crew in Daintree

    Science

    Border Force officers are hunting for a group of suspected asylum seekers after an abandoned boat was found in crocodile country north of Cairns. "We have thriving croc spotting operations all up and down the river", Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu told AAP on Monday.
  • NASA's Global Aerosol Map Reveals the Long Reach of our Planet's Disasters

    NASA's Global Aerosol Map Reveals the Long Reach of our Planet's Disasters

    Science

    Of course, if you're in the middle of a major city all you might smell is vehicle exhaust and sewer fumes, and a new image released by NASA shows that whatever is hiding in "a breath of fresh air" can vary wildly from place to place. The map's legend goes as follows; sea salt aerosols are indicated in blue, black carbon particles in red and simple dust in purple. On that day, huge plumes of smoke drifted over North America and Africa, three different tropical cyclones churned in the ...
  • Raunchy dolphin prompts bathing ban on Brittany beach

    Science

    Children in sailing schools were delighted when the dolphin would suddenly turn up and frolic around their boats, and Zafar sometimes let swimmers grip onto his dorsal fin and go for a ride with him. "The dolphin is a wild mammal, it lives in a [group] normally, with precise social rules [and] will still seek contact, rubbing against boats, or people", says Sami Hassani, a marine mammal specialist who spoke with Ouest-France.
  • Hazy, hot, and humid weather on the way

    Hazy, hot, and humid weather on the way

    Science

    Plan on a much hotter and very humid day ahead as temperatures soar into the low to mid 90s this afternoon. The heat index this afternoon is expected to reach between 100 and 105 degrees. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. when possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. 'Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check in on relatives and neighbors.
  • Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain

    Trump Breaks Near-Silence on Death of Sen. John McCain

    Science

    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY is leading an effort, along with Arizona Republican Jeff Flake , to rename the Senate's oldest office building for McCain , the longtime GOP senator from Arizona who died Saturday . 'We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe, ' McCain's statement read.
  • Warnings dropped as tropical storm turns away from Hawaii

    Warnings dropped as tropical storm turns away from Hawaii

    Science

    Fifty inches of rain were recorded in one day on Kauai. Some areas received more than 45 inches, the weather service said. Hurricane Harvey , which devastated Texas a year ago, topped the list. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 miles per hour with higher gusts. The combination of terrain enhanced rain bands and a slow moving storm system means that a lot more rain is likely to fall on the Big Island .
  • Malcolm Turnbull to resign on Friday

    Malcolm Turnbull to resign on Friday

    Science

    Bishop contested Friday's vote but was eliminated in the first round, with Morrison then emerging as a surprise compromise victor over Peter Dutton, Turnbull's conservative challenger who brought the leadership crisis to a head earlier in the week.
  • Now, Click Selfies With Planets Using New NASA App

    Now, Click Selfies With Planets Using New NASA App

    Science

    The NASA Selfies app , available at this link for iOS and Android , lets viewers take selfies in front of picturesque space locations. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself, pick one of 30 backgrounds, then share your new selfie on social media , the release says, adding that all of the background images were captured by Spitzer and the app dresses users in a virtual space suit for the picture.
  • Nat'l Guard In Hawaii Responding To Tropical Storm Lane

    Nat'l Guard In Hawaii Responding To Tropical Storm Lane

    Science

    The island chain was spared the calamity of a direct hit from a major hurricane as Lane steadily weakened on Friday into a tropical storm as it crept northward through the Pacific toward Oahu. This westward motion is forecast to continue through Sunday. "Do not focus on the exact forecast track or intensity of Lane". A tropical storm warning was in effect for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii counties, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Kauai County.
  • Hurricane Lane churns towards Hawaii, residents stock up

    Hurricane Lane churns towards Hawaii, residents stock up

    Science

    The National Weather Service said the hurricane was packing winds in excess of 195 kilometers per hour, despite being downgraded to category three. Nearly 16,000 homes and businesses on the islands lost electrical power as the outer edges of the hurricane battered the islands, but service was restored to a portion of them, Hawaiian Electric spokesman Peter Rosegg said.
  • 3 dead in high-speed collision caused by CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet

    3 dead in high-speed collision caused by CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet

    Science

    It said the two other victims in the SUV were a 43-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl, but it did not release their identities. The vehicle collided with a Hyundai SUV auto with a mother and daughter inside, killing them both. That channel has 900,000 subscribers, which authorities say has drawn lots of interest to the case. Following the ban he had not uploaded a YouTube video in over five months, and reports suggest that his income had been hit.
  • European satellite launched to improve weather forecasting

    European satellite launched to improve weather forecasting

    Science

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the Aeolus satellite into a polar orbit, carrying on board an ultraviolet laser that will provide far more accurate and detailed monitoring of wind speeds than is now possible. The speed at which various markers, and the winds that carry them, are moving will be revealed by changes in the wavelength of the light. Traditional methods to gather this type of data involve deploying weather balloons, cloud tracking, and monitoring temperature and ...
  • The astronauts played tennis on the ISS

    The astronauts played tennis on the ISS

    Science

    The leader, Andrew Fussell, is expected to play a couple this evening with fellow crew members ESA Aviation Alexander Jirst and NASA Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Serena Onon. "We rocketed two mini Net Generation racquets and balls to Feustel on the ISS", said Amy Choyne, USTA's chief marketing officer. There is no gravity on the ISS, meaning balls behaved totally differently.
  • Does evolution favor the lazy? Scientists think it might

    Does evolution favor the lazy? Scientists think it might

    Science

    They found that those with higher metabolisms had a higher probability of going extinct , as opposed to species with a lower metabolic rate, according to a statement . Many species become extinct because they hyper-specialized - too adapted to a specific environment or ecological niche. "In a sense, we're looking at a potential predictor of extinction probability", Strotz said.