• Chinese module to study moon’s far side
Chinese module to study moon’s far side

The Chang'e 4 mission will enable scientists to discover what they haven't known about the moon. It's expected to land in early January after 26 days of flight, said China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. In this study, the instrument will examine the thickness and structure of the regolith, or lunar soil, in the region around the lan...

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  • After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday
After mice food delay, SpaceX set for space station resupply launch Wednesday

The spacecraft, on its 16th mission for Nasa under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services contract, carries more than 5,600 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies. It was the first time SpaceX ever failed to land a booster on solid ground, following a string of 12 straight successes. The mission comes days after India fired a rocket ...

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  • Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History
Global Carbon Emissions Reach Highest Level in Recorded History

The studies concluded that this year the world would spew 40.9 billion tons of carbon dioxide, up from 39.8 billion tons last year. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project , an worldwide scientific collaboration of aca...

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  • SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #Spaceflight SSO-A @1:32pm EST
SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket #Spaceflight SSO-A @1:32pm EST

This particular mission also pushed an unprecedented number of small satellites to space for a US-based rocket. No SpaceX rocket has ever flown more than twice. The launch is the largest single rideshare mission from a USA -based launch vehicle - carrying spacecraft for 34 organizations from 17 countries - but is not the first, nor the largest la...

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  • InSight spacecraft sends selfie back to Earth after landing on Mars
InSight spacecraft sends selfie back to Earth after landing on Mars

Such studies will be conducted for the first time in history. " NASA's JPL , which has been a pioneer in Mars exploration for decades, partners with both academia and private industry to bring the best expertise and innovation forward to make important exploration missions like InSight a success".

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  • Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again
Massive crop burning near NCR, air to be ‘severe’ again

The air quality deteriorated overnight from "very poor" to "hazardous" category as Delhiites continued to burst Diwali firecrackers long after the deadline set by the Supreme Court . The World Health Organisation warned the smog could seriously aggravate heart or lung diseases. Sunil Dahiya, a senior campaigner with Greenpeace India, said reli...

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  • Climate change could cause beer shortages and double prices
Climate change could cause beer shortages and double prices

By volume, beer is by far the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, with almost 200 billion litres produced in 2017. What will be the climate change impact on luxury essentials? In the United Kingdom, beer consumption could fall by between 0.37 billion and 1.33 billion litres, while the price could as much as double.

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  • Virgin Galactic to Make First Space Trip
Virgin Galactic to Make First Space Trip "Within Weeks"

When asked about consumer demand for space travel , he told CNBC: "I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts and go to space is big". The company plans to conduct several more supersonic test flights this year. All Virgin Australia guests will also have access to the Smiling Mind app guided meditations via the Infli...

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  • Trump expresses suspicion about United Nations climate report
Trump expresses suspicion about United Nations climate report

The findings of the report will be used by policy makers at a conference in Poland this December to review the Paris agreement . The corresponding October 8, 2018 IPCC "Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments" press release lays out report findings, perhaps the most important of which...

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  • Storm may become tropical depression in coming days, hurricane center says
Storm may become tropical depression in coming days, hurricane center says

Currently, the storm is moving north at 7 miles per hour. The forecast path for Tropical Depression 14 as of Sunday morning, October 7. The system could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday. Rick Scott announced that he will on Sunday declare a state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend as the state contin...

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  • 'People are ready' to recognize female scientists, Canadian Nobel laureate says
'People are ready' to recognize female scientists, Canadian Nobel laureate says

Half will go to Arthur Ashkin, of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, for " optical tweezers and their application to biological systems". Canada's Donna Strickland, of the University of Waterloo, becomes only the third woman to win a Nobel for physics, after Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963.

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  • Elon Musk and SpaceX unveils the first private passenger to the Moon
Elon Musk and SpaceX unveils the first private passenger to the Moon

The 42-year-old entrepreneur says he wants his guests to be inspired to create once they return to Earth. Musk has said previously he hoped the rocket would be ready for a trip to Mars by 2022. If all goes according to plan, Maezawa and his artist crew could become the first-ever private lunar tourists in history. The space agency aims to build a g...

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  • SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler
SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

SpaceX founder Elon Musk announces the first private passenger to fly round the moon in LA. Last year, Musk said the BFR's admittedly "ambitious" goal was to make a test flight to Mars in 2022, followed by a crewed flight to the Red Planet in 2024.

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  • Nasa launches laser satellite to measure Earth's global ice loss
Nasa launches laser satellite to measure Earth's global ice loss

ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2), which launched Saturday from NASA's base in California, will be able to measure the height of features on Earth, helping scientists to track patterns such as melting glaciers. Dr Tom Neumann, deputy project scientist for the new satellite, said it would provide "a phenomenal picture" of changes ...

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  • Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face
Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

Army rescue people during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern, North Carolina , U.S. September 14, 2018. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday with wind speeds dropping to 50 miles per hour by 5 a.m.

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  • Tropical Storm Florence to batter USA for days, officials warn
Tropical Storm Florence to batter USA for days, officials warn

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. Many properties within the mumble are now now not willing to handle the extensive flood of water introduced in by a storm surge , she urged World News on Thursday....

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  • Hurricane Florence: First Deaths Reported in North Carolina
Hurricane Florence: First Deaths Reported in North Carolina

Forecasters say the center of the eye of Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina. The storm is now producing 90-mile-per-hour winds sustained with strong gusts possible. According to Roberts, citizen volunteers with their own boats had offered to help the city coordinate rescues. Shaken after seeing wa...

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  • Hurricane Florence to 'bring Mike Tyson punch to Carolina coast'
Hurricane Florence to 'bring Mike Tyson punch to Carolina coast'

At 11:00 am (1600 GMT), the eye of the storm was about 485 miles (785 kms) southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina, moving in a northwest direction at 15 mph (24 kph). North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned residents that time was running out to seek safety from what he called a "once in a lifetime" storm. The storm's surge, the rise in sea ...

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  • Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds
Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds

Despite the county remaining in a state of emergency, Hurricane Florence is beginning to track more northwest, which means the community will feel fewer effects from the storm, according to the National Weather Service . Meanwhile, tropical storm Joyce continues its advance through the southwest Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 65 ...

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  • SpaceX Says Passenger Booked to Circle Moon on Big Falcon Rocket
SpaceX Says Passenger Booked to Circle Moon on Big Falcon Rocket

The space exploration startup tweeted this morning that it had signed its first passenger up for a trip in the company's BFR rocket. By Angus Whitley and Kazunori TakadaElon Musk's rocket company signed up its first passenger for a flight around the moon, taking a giant leap toward commercializing space travel.

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  • NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

A hurricane hunter with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flew into the category three Hurricane Florence and reported back Wednesday what he was seeing. National Weather Service officials in Honolulu urged residents to remain careful, noting that the difference between a Category 1 hurricane and a tropical storm is just ...

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  • Hurricane Florence maintains track, possible impacts on SC coast increasing
Hurricane Florence maintains track, possible impacts on SC coast increasing

Wednesday's model tracks shows a landfall in the southeastern coast of North Carolina on Friday, maintaining its Category 4 status. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and SC, carrying winds up to 140 miles per hour (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of...

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  • ENC towns declare State of Emergency
ENC towns declare State of Emergency

Experts have forecast the upgraded tropical storm will gather force - going from a category 1 hurricane to a category 3 on Monday morning. As of Monday evening, Florence is moving west northwest at 13 miles per hour and heading over warmer waters and less wind shear, which is conducive for maintaining or gaining intensity.

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane; 2 other storms gain strength
Florence becomes a hurricane; 2 other storms gain strength

As of early Monday, Isaac was about 1,230 miles east 1,305 miles (1,985 km) east of the Windward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), the NHC said. Henry McMaster, governor of SC, warned the USA should be braced for the hurricane to hit. "So when this is all said and done this is probably going to be the costliest storm i...

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  • Kavanaugh Questioned On Controversial Abortion Opinion
Kavanaugh Questioned On Controversial Abortion Opinion

Feinstein had asked the question in the context of U.S. v. Nixon , the 1974 unanimous Supreme Court ruling ordering then-President Nixon to hand over tape recordings from his White House that ultimately led to his resignation. If confirmed, Kavanaugh is expected to move the court, which already had a conservative majority, further to the ri...

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  • When It Comes to the Kavanaugh Hearings, None of This Is Normal
When It Comes to the Kavanaugh Hearings, None of This Is Normal

A demonstrator shouts as Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives prior to a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court . Democrats started to question Kavanaugh on abortion and gun rights, among other issues. "And he was a champion of liberty ", Kavanaugh will say, per th...

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  • Tropical wave to dampen Labor Day plans
Tropical wave to dampen Labor Day plans

Regardless, even though this tropical wave will bring a higher chance of rain through the beginning of next week it won't be all that different from the types of storms we have seen recently. It is moving to the west-northwest at 14 miles per hour. A system southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is expected to become Florence, the season's sixth nam...

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  • Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year
Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year

Trump wasn't correct in saying it has gone away, though. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the favour of industry and 27 states who argued that the Obama-era rule would harm them economically. Why are they doing this? Combined with the EPA's proposal earlier this month to ease mileage requirements for vehicles, the move may actually inc...

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  • Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii
Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

Tuesday, Lane was a strong Category 4 hurricane circulating 155 mph winds some 380 miles south-southeast of Hilo and 340 miles south-southeast of South Point, according to forecasters with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu .

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  • WaPo columnist calls on GOP to censure Trump over security clearances
WaPo columnist calls on GOP to censure Trump over security clearances

Trump's actions have been widely condemned, including by respected former admiral William McRaven, the commander of the US Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden . Special Counsel Mueller and his team have been looking at Trump's public statements and tweets as they investigate whether the president could be guilty of obstruction.

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  • Coming this weekend: The most spectacular meteor shower of the year
Coming this weekend: The most spectacular meteor shower of the year

They're bits of ice and dust, which can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a pea. The Perseids are debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. Perseid meteors can appear anywhere in the sky but their paths all point back to the constellation of Perseus in the northeast, but you can view any part of the sky, not just the northeast.

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  • Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?
Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

On the flip side, though, the sky will light up for you for 2 nights in a row over the weekend. A Perseid meteor streaking down the sky in 2010 in Springfield, Vermont. According to Space .com, this year's peak will be visible both the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. If you are interested in taking photos of the meteor shower, check...

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  • Mission to the sun lifts off Saturday morning
Mission to the sun lifts off Saturday morning

The Parker Solar Probe , named for the scientist who first theorized about the existence of solar winds , is expected to get as close as we've ever been to our local star. Sending a spacecraft from Earth to a stationary target like the sun is like trying to throw a dart from a speeding train. "We're going to explore unknown territory", said M...

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  • Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend
Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

It's all because of the Comet Swift-Tuttle, which zooms close to Earth during its 133-year journey around the sun. While this weekend is the peak, Twarog predicts the showers will last through August 24. Let your eyes adjust to the dark for about 30 minutes to get the fullest experience. Dr. Auld says that if you have several people together,...

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  • NASA announces astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing launches from the US
NASA announces astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing launches from the US

These US astronauts previously flew aboard Russian spacecraft to get to the ISS. Public and private entities joining forces for these proto flights means the crewed test phase could be of the most monumental leaps in human spaceflight since NASA's Space Shuttle Program was retired in 2011.

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