How Hurricane Florence Will Affect Your Flights This Week

Seven-day rainfall totals are forecast to reach 10 to 20in over much of North Carolina and Virginia , and even 30in in some places. It isn't that Florence's winds aren't a big deal - they are likely to be extremely risky and produce deadly fly... More..

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by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SpaceX launches heavy Falcon 9 satellite despite heavy weather

EDT, and then sent the satellite into orbit 32 minutes later. Unfortunately for us mere mortals watching it unfold at home, the video feed onboard the first stage cut out just as it landed. The 15,564-pound s...More..

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

At that point the storm was centered about 1,170 miles (1,880 km) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , the NHC said . Florence has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, though that number is...More..

NASA sees Hurricane Florence open an evil-looking eye
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NASA sees Hurricane Florence open an evil-looking eye

Navy ships off Virginia's coast were preparing to sail out of the path, a North Carolina university has already canceled classes and people have begun stocking up on plywood, bottled water and other supplies. S...More..

Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size

But the premier has said he will invoke a rarely used charter provision known as the notwithstanding clause to push ahead with his plan, and is expected to recall the legislature Wednesday to do so. Bill 5 cut ...More..

Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast

Henry McMaster said . Officials in North Carolina were already bracing for impact. "The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds", it said. Computer-model forecasts generally projec...More..

Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mandatory evacuations ordered for entire SC coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence

Henry McMaster (R) on Monday ordered a mandatory evacuation of the state's coastline ahead of Hurricane Florence's expected arrival on Thursday. The storm's first effects were already apparent on barrier ...More..

Florence roars back to hurricane status
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Florence roars back to hurricane status

Based off the latest forecast track from the NHC , Florence will approach the southeast US coast by Thursday. A significant component in the Monday evening update was a northerly turn. Forecasters urged re...More..

Gov. Northam issues mandatory evacuation for portion of Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Gov. Northam issues mandatory evacuation for portion of Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore

Forecasters said the storm will rapidly intensify beginning Sunday evening and become a major hurricane by Monday — a status it is expected to maintain through Thursday, the same day it should approach the ...More..

Hurricane Florence Expected to Become Category 4, May Strike the Carolinas
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence Expected to Become Category 4, May Strike the Carolinas

NHC spokesman Dennis Feltgen said historically, 90 percent of fatalities from hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions have been caused by water. Tropical-storm-force winds could reach the coastal C...More..

Heavy Rain, Storms Expected Through Sunday
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Heavy Rain, Storms Expected Through Sunday

Some light rain and patchy drizzle already showing up on the radar early, with off and on light rain chances expected throughout the day. Though the storm shifted east, leaving the Springfield area relatively...More..

Dramatic Views of Hurricane Florence
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dramatic Views of Hurricane Florence

The first strike will occur at landfall, which is forecast to occur Thursday night as a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher). NASA's Aqua satellite caught Hurricane Florence developing an eye Sunday as ...More..

International Space Station leak could have been deliberate, Russian Federation says
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

International Space Station leak could have been deliberate, Russian Federation says

A special commission from the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos found the hole was made from the inside, and not the outside - ruling out any impacts from space debris. The hole is in a section of the S...More..

Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

Sunday ET), the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said. Olivia, now a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, is projected to reach the islands Wednesday morning, although the stor...More..

Helene Strengthens Into Hurricane, Expected To Become More Severe
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Helene Strengthens Into Hurricane, Expected To Become More Severe

Currently, winds are sustained at 75 miles per hour. The latest projection for the path of the storm , released Sunday, shows the storm centered on Wilmington, N.C., with NOAA predicting it will be a "danger...More..

The International Space Station captures a benign Tropical Storm Florence, for now…
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

The International Space Station captures a benign Tropical Storm Florence, for now…

There's a good chance that Florence - which formed near the Cabo Verde Islands last weekend - could curve northward and then out to sea, producing only rough surf, strong rip currents and large offshore swell...More..

A new species of sharks are vegetarians
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

A new species of sharks are vegetarians

While some animals chomp up animal and plant indiscriminately, bonnethead sharks draw valuable nutrients from the seagrass , digesting it properly. The findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal Soci...More..

Could Cory Booker actually be ousted from the Senate?
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Could Cory Booker actually be ousted from the Senate?

There's some dispute as to whether, at the time Booker released an email chain of Kavanaugh talking about his views on racial profiling, they were actually still confidential. Asked about it by Republican S...More..

France's Macron appoints new environment, sports ministers in reshuffle
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

France's Macron appoints new environment, sports ministers in reshuffle

On Tuesday, Macron appointed President of French National Assembly Francois de Rugy new ecology minister to replace Nicolas Hulot , who had announced his resignation last week. Macron's popularity had alread...More..

A space elevator? Japan looks to conduct its first test this month
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

A space elevator? Japan looks to conduct its first test this month

If it is a success, it will provide proof of concept by moving along a 10-meter cable suspended in space between two minisatellites that will keep it taut. Astronauts aboard the ISS will release the satellite...More..

Soyuz spacecraft fracture caused by human error: Roscosmos
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Soyuz spacecraft fracture caused by human error: Roscosmos

All of them live and work in the ISS's core structure that is connected to two Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft modules. " Roscosmos has convened a State Commission to conduct further analysis of the possible...More..

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

According to Grassley's spokeswoman Taylor Foy, the chairman's staff "worked throughout the night to help facilitate 11th hour requests" from Democrats on the committee. Democrats say they have considerable mi...More..

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

Brett Kavanaugh , Donald Trump's choice to fill a crucial Supreme Court vacancy, is a conservative appellate court judge who has staunchly defended the executive power of the presidency and describes himself ...More..

87 elephants found dead in Botswana sanctuary, poaching to blame
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

87 elephants found dead in Botswana sanctuary, poaching to blame

Poachers are killing elephants in the southern African country in increasing numbers after wiping out large numbers of elephants in nearby Zambia and Angola, a conservation group said. While cases of ivory poac...More..

Democrats force Senate to adjourn to protest Kavanaugh
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Democrats force Senate to adjourn to protest Kavanaugh

On Wednesday, members of the Senate committee were granted up to 30 minutes each to grill Kavanaugh on a variety of subjects. They are concerned that Kavanaugh will push the court to the right on abortion, ...More..

Scientists have found the Ninth planet in the Solar system using gravity
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Scientists have found the Ninth planet in the Solar system using gravity

But if we've found eight (and a half) of the planets in our system already, what is making it so hard to close the book on the ninth? A distant rocky object was spotted by researchers, and they think the grav...More..

Gordon weakens, Hurricane Florence gains strength on path toward Bermuda
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Gordon weakens, Hurricane Florence gains strength on path toward Bermuda

Mayors of barrier islands in the storm's path warned that their communities might get cut off from the mainland. EMS crews confirmed one "pediatric fatality" and said no others were injured. As Gordon mov...More..

Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

Its tropical storm-force winds, as high as 70 mph, extended up to 80 miles from Gordon's center and were affecting the coastlines in Alabama and Florida's western Panhandle. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash...More..

Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearings begin with skirmishes
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Kavanaugh's SCOTUS confirmation hearings begin with skirmishes

On the issue of gun rights, Senator Feinstein pressed Mr Kavanaugh on his previous opposition to a ban on semi-automatic rifles. Monday night, the committee received 42,000 pages of documents about Kavanaugh'...More..

by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Protests disrupt Senate hearing for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Over an hour after the hearings began, Harris sent out a fundraising email with the subject line "Sign my petition during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings " where she said "I am prepared to do everything in...More..