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Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica Whether it's the recent tabular iceberg captured by NASA off the Larson C Ice Shelf , or the Wilkins blocks above, the method of their creation is the same. Scientists from Project MIDAS - a British Antarctic Survey project involving researchers from several British universities - said past year that they feared the entire ice shelf could become unstable. [Full Article...]

Wet and mild Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Wet and mild Warm winter predicted for much of the US The Southeast, Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic can go any which way on temperature, Halpert said. The only part of the country that can expect typical winter temperatures will likely be in the Southeast, spanning the states you see below that are colored white, from Florida to OH and as far west as Arkansas. [Full Article...]

Duchess Meghan cutting back royal schedule amid pregnancy

Duchess Meghan cutting back royal schedule amid pregnancy Harry, who wore khaki pants and blue shirt, and Meghan , in an ankle-length striped dress, had kicked off their shoes to sit with members of community group OneWave, whose members wore brightly-colored shirts and flower garlands. There were also crowds along Liverpool Street, while other people - and a cardboard cutout of Harry and Meghan - watched on from balconies as the royals arrived. [Full Article...]

Great Flood A'Coming? 'Ominous' Sounds of Melting Antarctic Ice Registered

Great Flood A'Coming? 'Ominous' Sounds of Melting Antarctic Ice Registered Researchers believe that monitoring the snow's melt-rate acoustically could be a way to warn scientists when the shelf may become unstable. As noted by Earther , the frozen region's ambient sounds include the Rice Crispies-like crackle of melting ice releasing long-trapped air bubbles to the steady groans, screeches, and pops of massive floating ice sheets shifting and breaking apart as they ... [Full Article...]

Global warming will lead to beer, coffee shortage, scientists say

Global warming will lead to beer, coffee shortage, scientists say A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer . "Decreases in the global supply of barley lead to proportionally larger decreases in barley used to make beer", said lead author Dabo Guan , a professor of climate change economics and the University of East Anglia in Britain. [Full Article...]

Chinese City Wants to Launch Fake Moon to Illuminate Its Streets

Chinese City Wants to Launch Fake Moon to Illuminate Its Streets According to local reports picked up by the Asia Times , the city has been evaluating the technology behind an artificial moon for years and has tested it enough to feel it's ready for launch. Though the first launch will be experimental, the 2022 satellites "will be the real deal with great civic and commercial potential", he said in an interview with China Daily . [Full Article...]

Climate change? It comes and goes, US President Trump says

Climate change? It comes and goes, US President Trump says Trump, who has previously called the worsening phenomenon a hoax , added that he no longer believed that was the case but expressed that he did not believe that it is manmade. In 2012 Trump tweeted: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive", which he later claimed to be a joke. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael Claims at Least 15 Lives

Hurricane Michael Claims at Least 15 Lives Bob Tenbrunson, a Mexico Beach retiree, rode out the storm at his daughter's house in nearby Panama City and returned to survey the damage to his home. Kemp said the bill totaled over $800 when she and her family fled Hurricane Irma's uncertain path a year ago. "I was going to stay here until it turned to a Cat 4", he said. [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing

Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing Unmanned launches of the Progress spacecraft - which carry food and other supplies to the ISS and use the same rocket system as Soyuz - might also be suspended, Interfax has said . It was the first such accident for Russia's manned program in over three decades, although there also have been launch failures in recent years involving unmanned vehicles. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael toll reaches 6

Hurricane Michael toll reaches 6 At least three deaths were blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in over 50 years, and it wasn't done yet: Though reduced to a tropical storm, it brought flash flooding to North Carolina and Virginia , soaking areas still recovering from Hurricane Florence. [Full Article...]

U.S., Russian astronauts make emergency landing after rocket fails on takeoff

U.S., Russian astronauts make emergency landing after rocket fails on takeoff US astronaut Nick Hague, right and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station ( ISS ), speak prior to the launch of Soyuz MS-10 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome , Kazakhstan, Thursday, Oct. [Full Article...]

What the new United Nations climate report tells us

What the new United Nations climate report tells us If 1.5 degrees of warming does occur, Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, including countries like Japan, China, Egypt, and the US will experience increased flooding by 2040. "There is no time to waste". The IPCC report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require "rapid and far -reaching" transitions in all sectors. [Full Article...]

Watch for heavy rain and gusty winds as Michael approaches

Watch for heavy rain and gusty winds as Michael approaches The estimates for property damage along the coast still were untabulated, with video confirming roofs gone from the wind and water flooding buildings. Now a tropical storm, Michael is headed to the Carolinas. The death, in an area west of state capital Tallahassee, was the first confirmed since Michael made landfall . [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael heads for Florida coast on northern course toward N.S.

Hurricane Michael heads for Florida coast on northern course toward N.S. Based on wind speed, Michael is the fourth-strongest USA -landfalling hurricane , behind Andrew, Camille in 1969, and the biggest one of all, an unnamed 1935 Labor Day storm that had winds of 184 miles per hour. High winds also forced officials to close several bridges in Bay County. As if one unsafe cyclone wasn't enough, Hurricane Michael now threatens to unleash tornadoes during its ra... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael Is Strengthening And Taking Aim At The Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael Is Strengthening And Taking Aim At The Florida Panhandle Michael will make landfall very close to Panama City, Florida as a high end category 4 hurricane. The hurricane's sustained winds are expected to hit up to 120 miles per hour by late Tuesday, making it a major hurricane - the designation for Category 3 storms and above, on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. [Full Article...]

Gyroscope Malfunction Forces NASA To Put Hubble Into 'Safe Mode'

Gyroscope Malfunction Forces NASA To Put Hubble Into 'Safe Mode' The Hubble Space telescope is now in safe mode. NASA positioned its acclaimed Hubble Space Telescope in a safe technique due to gyroscope issues the space agency committed on Monday. That gyro, which had been powered down, is not "performing at the level required for operations", according to spacecraft telemetry after it was commanded to turn on. [Full Article...]

What to expect in Orlando area from 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

What to expect in Orlando area from 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael Michael gained new strength over warm tropical waters amid fears it would swiftly intensify into a major hurricane before striking Florida's northeast Gulf Coast, where frantic coastal dwellers are boarding up homes and seeking evacuation routes away from the unsafe storm heading their way. [Full Article...]

Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says The report , which encompasses more than 6,000 scientific references, has found that some of the most severe climate change scenarios could be felt at an even lower temperatures of global warming , occurring decades earlier than expected. [Full Article...]

In a First, SpaceX Launches and Lands a Rocket at California Base

In a First, SpaceX Launches and Lands a Rocket at California Base Officially, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk was launching its Falcon 9 rocket into space to deliver SAOCOM 1A , an Argentine satellite, into orbit. SAOCOM 1A is operated by Argentina's Space Agency, the National Commission on Space Activities (CONAE). "During the landing attempt, residents from Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties may hear one or more sonic booms", ac... [Full Article...]

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 The satellite is the first of two for Argentina's space agency. Unspent fuel from the rocket was illuminated by rays from the setting sun, making the contrail visible across wide areas of California. The sonic boom experienced will depend on weather conditions and other factors. The rocket plume is expected to be illuminated by the sun after the launch at 7:21 p.m. [Full Article...]


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