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by | September 27, 2018 | 15:24

Tuesday outlook from the hurricane center. Tropical Storm Kirk , which has come and gone several times over the last five days, re-emerged early Wednesday morning 470 miles east of Barbados, moving west at around 18mph with winds of around 45mph.

by | September 26, 2018 | 14:55

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society spokesman Danny Groves said: "This one is thousands of miles from where it should be ". It is thought to be the furthest south the species has ever been recorded, and experts are waiting to see if the "very lost" beluga has headed out to sea.

by | September 25, 2018 | 19:41

The region between Ottawa and Montreal (centre-east of Canada) undergoes every year a dozen of tornadoes, on average, usually in June or July, very rarely of such violence, according to experts, weather permitting. He said it was heartbreaking to see the damage first-hand as he praised the resilience of local residents, many of whom were seeing the damage to their property for the first time.

by | September 25, 2018 | 13:16

Project manager Yuichi Tsuda added: "I can not find words to express how happy I am that we were able to realize mobile exploration on the surface of an asteroid ". The agency also released the first images captured by the rovers during the landing. Each of the two Minerva-II1 rovers measures 18 centimeters in diameter and 7 cm in height and weighs 1.1 kilograms.

by | September 25, 2018 | 02:29

On a primitive piece of space rock more than 100 million miles from Earth, two tiny robotic explorers took their first cautious "hops" this weekend - the first movements made by any human-made spacecraft across the surface of an asteroid. In October, the Hayabusa2 probe will deploy an "impactor" that will explode above the asteroid, shooting a 2kg copper missile to blast a small crater into the surface.

by | September 24, 2018 | 03:37

The probes were released from the "mothership" Hayabusa-2 spacecraft and, if all went as planned, they would have drifted down to touch down on the asteroid's dusty surface. Shortly after the launch, the agency's Twitter account for the lander wrote: Breathtaking... just breathtaking, don't you think? The pair of rovers, collectively known as MINERVA-II1, is attached to the bottom of the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft and will be released on September 21.

by | September 23, 2018 | 19:41

Farmers raise hogs with antibiotics, which can be found in their waste, he said. Three other farms saw some damage to the structure of the lagoon and nine lagoons were inundated with floodwaters. Former basketball star Michael Jordan, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association, donated $2 million to the Florence recovery effort, the team said.

by | September 23, 2018 | 18:39

National Hurricane Center forecasters are now calling a storm that is closest to the USA, and about 485 miles east of the Windward Islands, Tropical Depression Eleven . Kirk does not pose a threat to Florida. On Sept. 10, Isaac achieved minimal hurricane status as top winds reached 75 miles per hour. Elsewhere, the area of disturbed weather located between Bermuda and the Bahamas that should move by the southeastern USA coast has a 30 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm in ...

by | September 23, 2018 | 17:55

The announcement was made at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California . SpaceX says that only 24 humans have visited the Moon or its orbit in history, with the last one traveling on a 1972 Apollo mission. Short sightseeing trips to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket are likely to cost around US$200,000 to US$300,000, at least to start, Reuters reported in July.

by | September 23, 2018 | 15:54

A series of incredible photos show the edge of a lagoon blanketed in white - but it's not snow or dew, it's a 300-metre long stretch of thick spider webs made by thousands of busy arachnids. "This phenomenon has arisen from a population explosion of this spider ". Giannis Giannakopoulos saw the "veil of webs" this week in Aitoliko, CNN reported.

by | September 23, 2018 | 04:59

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that Duke Energy's LV Sutton Plant in Wilmington was at the highest level of alert under the company's emergency action plan. US President Donald Trump and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen (left) visit a house where a boat washed ashore in the backyard while touring a neighbourhood impacted by Hurricane Florence in New Bern, North Carolina.

by | September 22, 2018 | 10:29

Parts of the main north-south route on the East coast, Interstate 95, and the main road to Wilmington, Interstate 40, remain flooded and will likely be closed at least until almost the end of September, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said.

by | September 21, 2018 | 20:13

It was all spun by arachnids known as "stretch spiders ". The genus covers hundreds of species which are found all over the world, although most occur in the tropics and subtropics. It was likely that abundant food, high temperature and sufficient humidity had provided the ideal conditions for a large number of the spiders to come together to mate.

by | September 21, 2018 | 12:02

SpaceX has revealed the private passenger who will be going on a tourist trip to the moon. Maezawa said the accompanying artists, including painters, photographers, musicians, film directors, fashion designers and architects, "will inspire the dreamer within all of us".

by | September 20, 2018 | 17:15

Through tears, she said she has survived hurricanes Floyd in 1999 and Matthew in 2016 but "this has been the absolute worst one". As Florence was bearing down on the Carolinas last week, Trump reignited the controversy over his handling of Maria by disputing the official death toll of 2,975 in the USA territory, which was compiled by public health experts at George Washington University.

by | September 20, 2018 | 15:56

Trump traveled to North and SC, which were deluged last week by a storm that killed at least 36 people in the region, forced the evacuation of thousands and caused economic damage valued at up to $60 billion, according to preliminary estimates, Efe reported.

by | September 19, 2018 | 18:10

One person was killed when Florence spawned at least 16 tornadoes on Monday in Virginia, where dozens of buildings were destroyed, the National Weather Service reported . The river reached 58 feet during Hurricane Matthew. The town has largely been cut off by flooding from the still-rising Lumber River, which was expected to crest on Wednesday.

by | September 19, 2018 | 12:40

He appeared at an event Monday at SpaceX headquarters near Los Angeles. Maezawa will fly on Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s BFR rocket on the trip in 2023, Musk announced on Monday. Musk also said "I used to watch this corny show "Moonbase Alpha" (Space 1999)". The company's upcoming reusable rocket is slated to cost $5 billion to develop over the coming years.

by | September 18, 2018 | 23:48

The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph. Previously, Arnold shared images of Florence initially gaining strength over the ocean. He wrote: "My people just informed me that this is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years". Assorted bad weather advisories stretched from Florida to ME on Tuesday evening.

by | September 18, 2018 | 23:15

In comparison, Hurricane Florence formed near Africa, and was out of the tropics by the time it made landfall, which caused the hurricane to be weakened by the dry air in the region. The weather service has issued flash flood warnings and watches for more than a dozen counties. One was electrocuted while outside in the rain, and the other is believed to have been blown down while going outside to check on his dogs, CNN reported .

by | September 18, 2018 | 17:27

More than 17,000 people sought refuge in over 240 Red Cross and community shelters to escape the storm's wrath. View some of their stories here . The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is preparing to accept any adoptable pets from the area so that pets lost in the hurricane can stay in local shelters.

by | September 18, 2018 | 13:06

The North Carolina Department of Transportation advised drivers not to travel through the state at this time. Brock Long, of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said to expect more storm damage in North Carolina and other states. "To date, we have not received a single photo of receipts or signs showing far above average prices", he said. "We ain't going to be able to do it by ourselves", he said.

by | September 18, 2018 | 10:12

As Florence stormed ashore, it backed up rivers with its powerful surge. Mayor Bill Saffo said he was working with the governor's office to get more fuel into Wilmington. Officials from the Union County Sheriff's office believe Kaiden's mother drove around barricades and into water flowing over a roadway on Sunday, according to WSOC-TV .

by | September 18, 2018 | 09:10

However, the timeline for this launch remains unclear, and it relies on a rocket that hasn't been built yet. Maezawa will ride aboard SpaceX's enormous, reusable Big Falcon Rocket or "Big F-- Rocket" launcher, which Mr Musk hopes will eventually ferry the first human colonists to Mars.

by | September 18, 2018 | 09:09

With the rain and winds headed north, some residents in North and SC started to return to their homes as the sun peeked through the clouds briefly for the first time in days. Donald Trump, who is expected to visit the affected areas this week, has declared a disaster in several North Carolina counties and made federal funding available for the recovery efforts.

by | September 18, 2018 | 05:25

Tonight, SpaceX plans to reveal "the world's first private passenger" to fly around the moon . The BFR has never flown, but Mr Musk has released some technical details about it. On its website , SpaceX is touting the "first passenger on lunar BFR mission", implying there will be more moon trips. SpaceX reminded us only 24 humans have been to the moon and no one has visited since NASA's final 1972 Apollo mission.

by | September 18, 2018 | 04:28

With flood waters advancing rapidly in many communities, around 50 stranded people had been airlifted out by helicopter in North Carolina , said Petty Officer Michael Himes of the U.S. The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, which has a population 200,000. John Rose owns a furniture business with stores less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the river.

by | September 18, 2018 | 00:47

A super typhoon made landfall in China's Guangdong on Sunday, the country's most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing at least 40 people in the Philippines . It made landfall on the coast of Jiangmen city, in southern China's Guangdong province, Sunday evening after battering Hong Kong . More than five million people were in its path.

by | September 17, 2018 | 23:15

A Delta 2 rocket carrying the ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6.02am local time on Saturday and headed over the Pacific Ocean. "Science often moves forward when scientists figure out new and more precise ways to measure things, and with ICESat-2, and that's exactly what we're going to do", NASA scientist Tom Wagner told UPI.

by | September 17, 2018 | 23:15

Florence, a onetime hurricane that weakened to a tropical depression by Sunday, dumped up to 40 inches (100 cm) of rain on parts of North Carolina since Thursday, and continued to produce widespread heavy rain over much of North Carolina and eastern SC, the National Weather Service said.

by | September 17, 2018 | 18:11

It marks the beginning of a prolonged assault from wind and water, which - by the time it's over - is likely to bring devastating damage and flooding to millions of people in the Southeast. They also have three dogs and three parrots. All four major United States airlines have said they are capping selected airfares below what last-minute tickets would cost.

by | September 17, 2018 | 16:28

The storm's death toll climbed to 14 when a man drowned after a pickup truck flipped into a drainage ditch along a flooded road in SC. Evacuations underway in North Carolina. Almost 1 million people had lost power as of Saturday. North Carolina officials have reported at least seven storm-related fatalities with unconfirmed reports of a further three deaths.

by | September 17, 2018 | 10:11

Mangkhut arrived in China after making landfall Saturday morning on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines . A Chinese state broadcaster says Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least two people dead after the massive storm slammed into southern China's Guangdong province.

by | September 17, 2018 | 10:05

By Friday evening, the eye of the storm had moved to SC. "Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. One potential road out was blocked as flooding forced the shutdown of a 16-mile (26-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 95, the main route along the Eastern Seaboard.

by | September 17, 2018 | 05:52

The CEO of Salesforce, one of the world's largest online business software companies, urged fellow technology leaders at the conference to help fight climate change . Summit organizers say they are unaware of any USA federal officials attending. The climate action summit's two-day high-level plenary session, with its focus on the launch of the Exponential Climate Action Roadmap, to move from incremental to exponential action, began on Thursday.