• NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing on earth
NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing on earth

Gerst took the opportunity to point out that the Soyuz spacecraft is "an incredible vehicle", as it was able to save the crew after its booster failure . Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin also praised his team, saying in a translated interview that "the crew performed fantastically". That trio arrived in June.

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  • Climate change report draws call for action from United Nations rights expert
Climate change report draws call for action from United Nations rights expert

The report's authors say that 1.5 degrees is still financially and technologically feasible, but that it's up to governments and institutions to act. "These are sectors that can not be turned off at the flick of a switch". SKEA: And we really need action in that time. After a brief plateau in 2015 and 2016, climate emissions reached a record h...

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  • Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle
Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle

The Gulf of Mexico gave Michael exactly what it needed to bulk up into a monster: The water was 4 to 5 degrees F (2.2 to 2.8 degrees C) warmer than normal, and high-atmosphere winds that can disrupt a hurricane were quiet. The storm is now moving at 21 miles per hour. Forecasters said it could drop up to 7 inches (18 centimetres) of rain over...

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  • Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING

The storm made landfall on the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon as one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. The intense Category 4 hurricane was packing maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour when it crashed ashore near Mexico Beach , a lightly populated tourist town about midway along the Panhandle.

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  • Close House and Senate Races That Hurricane Michael Could Hit
Close House and Senate Races That Hurricane Michael Could Hit

The Category 4 storm, which President Donald Trump dubbed a "massive tornado" Wednesday (note: the storm is not a tornado), will test the commitment of campaign volunteers in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia, where incumbents and newcomers are locked in tight races with the 2018 midterm elections less than four weeks away.

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  • Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week
Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week

Be sure to make your preparations now, before the storm moves in on Wednesday night. The NHC said in a tweet that a "life-threatening" storm surge and flash flooding was likely in areas of the Florida Panhandle and described the storm as "dangerous".

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  • Hurricane Michael evacuation: Florida declares emergency - Scott activates national guard
Hurricane Michael evacuation: Florida declares emergency - Scott activates national guard

Michael threatens to become the most the most intense hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle since 1851, according to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University. As of 5 p.m. EDT, Michael was 295 miles (470 kilometers) south of Panama City, speeding northward at 12 mph (19 kph). "This might be really bad and serious".

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  • One dead after Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle
One dead after Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael will also cause almost one million people to be without power, not just on the coast but inland as well in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The eye of Hurricane Michael , as seen from the International Space Station. Around 375,000 people were under either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders across 18 counties in Florida in...

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  • Climate change report urges immediate action
Climate change report urges immediate action

Scientists have warned that the enormous changes in energy, transportation and land use required to meet this goal are technically possible, but now appear unlikely. The IPCC, the UN's top climate panel, issued the report from Incheon, Republic of Korea, where for the past week, hundreds of scientists and government representatives have been po...

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  • Hurricane Florence threatens USA coast with 'vicious' winds, floods
Hurricane Florence threatens USA coast with 'vicious' winds, floods

As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 17 mph (28 kph). As of 8.00am (1200 GMT), it was packing sustained winds of 130 miles (210 kilometres) per hour, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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  • Roscosmos Head Claims Anti-Russian Sentiment Affecting Cooperation With NASA
Roscosmos Head Claims Anti-Russian Sentiment Affecting Cooperation With NASA

Rogozin said a leading theory continues to be that someone in the station or at a space facility on Earth drilled the hole on goal. If the mission proves successful, India will join an elite group of only three countries - Russia, US and China - which have the capability to launch a manned mission to outer space .

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  • The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system
The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

This potential new moon orbits a giant, Jupiter-sized planet about 8,000 light-years from Earth. In what would quite literally be a colossal first, astronomers may have finally found an exomoon, or a moon orbiting a planet outside of our own solar system.

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  • Lockheed Martin unveils its lunar lander concept vehicle
Lockheed Martin unveils its lunar lander concept vehicle

Lockheed Martin revealed its new concept for a fully reusable lunar lander at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany on Wednesday. According to Tim Cichan, space exploration architect at Lockheed Martin Space , the reusability aspect was made easier because, " this lander doesn't have to endure the punishment of re-...

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  • Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system
Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system

The new celestial body was named "2015 TG387 " or "Goblin" and is about 80 astronomical units from the Sun (an astronomical unit corresponds to Earth-Sun). The orbits of the new extreme dwarf planet 2015 TG387 and its fellow Inner Oort Cloud objects 2012 VP113 and Sedna as compared with the rest of the Solar System.

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  • University Of Michigan Professor Wins Nobel Prize For Work With Lasers
University Of Michigan Professor Wins Nobel Prize For Work With Lasers

In May, the academy - which was founded by King Gustav III in 1786 and is still under royal patronage - announced that in view of its "currently diminished" membership and the public's "reduced confidence" in its deliberations, it would not be awarding a prize this year.

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  • Hurricane Rosa heading for Baja California weakens in Pacific
Hurricane Rosa heading for Baja California weakens in Pacific

There's more rain on the way, but this time it's not from a monsoon storm. Rosa, with maximum sustained winds decreasing to nearly 120 miles per hour (195 kph), was now a Category 3 storm, coming down a notch on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

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  • Kirk returns as tropical storm, other disturbances in Atlantic
Kirk returns as tropical storm, other disturbances in Atlantic

At 8 a.m, Tropical Storm Kirk, carrying maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour, was located about 415 miles east of Barbados and about 535 miles east southeast of Martinique and moving towards the west at 18 miles per hour. Post-tropical cyclone Leslie is still lingering in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. "A small-craft Warning means ...

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  • AREA TORNADOES: How you can help
AREA TORNADOES: How you can help

A tornado in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., overturned cars and caused extensive damage to houses. They said they'd arrived home just a few minutes before the tornado cut its swath through the neighbourhood. Ford also met residents who have taken refuge at a local high school, and praised the work of volunteers helping them. "The worst, I think, is...

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  • Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area
Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect and no hazards affecting land. According to the discussion: "Leslie is embedded within very light steering currents, and most likely the cyclone will be meandering today and tomorrow".

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  • Spiders are 'having a party' in this terrifying 1,000-foot web
Spiders are 'having a party' in this terrifying 1,000-foot web

Arachnophobics, beware - a massive spider web in a small town in western Greece has blanketed almost a 1,000-foot expanse of the region's coast. And even on the contrary - increased population of spiders will reduce the number bred on the island of mosquitoes .

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  • Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece
Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

In recent days, the webs have draped plants, trees and boats along the lagoon in Aitoliko, a town of canals that's otherwise known as Greece's "Little Venice". "The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she told Sky News , adding that the phenomenon takes place every few years. The spiders' population explosion is owed to the hot, hu...

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  • Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist

Maezawa has not revealed the price of his trip, but Musk said it was "a lot of money". The mission in question is planned for 2023 and would be the first lunar journey undertaken by humans since 1972, when the final Apollo mission took place.

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  • Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Hurricane Florence Relief
Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To Hurricane Florence Relief

Department of Transportation said Tuesday. A portion of a motel collapsed from the weight of water, which made only the roof of the Starlite Motel visible in Spring Lake in Cumberland County, said Sherita Brooks of the county's Division of Social Services.

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  • Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming
Isaac Now a Tropical Depression But Rains Still Coming

Subtropical Storm Joyce has maximum sustained winds of near 45 miles per hour (75 km/h) with higher gusts. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... If Isaac survives, some forecast models want to turn it to the northwest towards the Gulf next week, so we'll keep watching this one closely. The NHC expects Isaac to move near or over the cen...

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  • Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas
Over 722,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

As of 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), maximum sustained winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour (120 kph) but the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned Carolina residents to be alert for life-threatening storm surges and "catastrophic freshwater flooding ".

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  • Florence downgraded to tropical storm just 50 miles off coast
Florence downgraded to tropical storm just 50 miles off coast

Tragedy struck one family when a tree fell on a house; a mother and child were killed. A gust of 105 miles per hour was recorded at Wilmington airport, surpassing the power of Hurricane Fran two decades ago. The National Hurricane Center said Florence was forecast to keep moving farther inland across the Carolinas through the weekend before t...

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  • Hurricane Florence prompts emergency declaration for Chatham, rest of Georgia
Hurricane Florence prompts emergency declaration for Chatham, rest of Georgia

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office said strong winds are "unlikely to be a factor" here, and heavy rain is expected to be a risk only for Southern Maryland and to the south. "Yesterday we were looking at double-digit rainfall totals over a fairly wide area". Parts of the region should start exper...

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  • More than 150,000 people without power from Hurricane Florence
More than 150,000 people without power from Hurricane Florence

The forward speed of Florence has dropped from 17 miles per hour on Wednesday to 10 miles per hour during Thursday afternoon. Wind, on the other hand, is only responsible for 8% of all deaths. Winds and rain were arriving later in SC, and a few people were still walking on the sand at Myrtle Beach while North Carolina was getting pounded.

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  • Florence begins to batter Carolina coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Florence begins to batter Carolina coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Louis; or from Los Angeles to San Francisco. And Florence will nearly surely depress auto production in SC, where Volvo already has closed a new factory near Charleston because it's in an area under mandatory evacuation orders, said spokesman Russell Datz.

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  • Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC
Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC

In less than 24 hours, Florence has dropped from category 4 to category 2. "I'm not going to put our personnel in harm's way, especially for people that we've already told to evacuate", Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said. As of Wednesday night, Florence's tropical storm force winds were almost 400 miles wide - or the roughly the equiv...

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