"Extremely Dangerous" Hurricane Michael Rumbles Towards Florida Coast

Less than a day earlier, Michael was a Category 2. Evacuations of about 375,000 people have been called for ahead of the fast-strengthening storm, Florida officials said. Unprecedented? This could be the first time a 4 or stronger hurricane has ... More..

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WDRB SkyCam captures video as Hurricane Michael nears coast
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

WDRB SkyCam captures video as Hurricane Michael nears coast

Isolated areas could get 12 inches and life-threatening flash floods. Hurricane Michael could bring heavy rain and high winds to parts of Maryland later this week, but extreme flooding did not pose an eno...More..

Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says

In April, Bob Smith, the head of Jeff Bezos's Blue Origins space company, told CNBC the firm still hoped to send tourists to the edge of space by the end of the year. Virgin previously said that it had sold...More..

Which message best motivates change: IPCC or the Nobel Prize?
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Which message best motivates change: IPCC or the Nobel Prize?

And if we hold warming to 1.5 degrees instead of 2 degrees, the report suggests global sea level rise will be a whole 10 centimetres lower - potentially stopping what the report describes as a "dispro...More..

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Trailer Gives First Look at Spock
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Trailer Gives First Look at Spock

The trailer opens with USS Discovery's new captain Christopher Pike ( Anson Mount ) delivering a motivational speech, followed by Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) talking about seven signals that "appea...More..

These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit

It's forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades, and it will send life-threatening surges of ocean water into coastal areas along the gulf. October storms typically form ...More..

Michael strengthens into Category 2 hurricane
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Michael strengthens into Category 2 hurricane

Mark Wallheiser via Getty Images People line up for gasoline outside Tallahassee, Florida, on Monday as Hurricane Michael bears down on the northern Gulf coast. "I haven't made up my mind yet, but I know some...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Hubble in safe mode after gyro failure

Scientists are acutely aware of that today after placing the orbiting observatory into safe mode following the failure of another gyroscope . "Mission experts are taking steps to return Hubble to great scien...More..

SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California

Thanks to the low-energy orbit, relatively small satellite, and Falcon 9 Block 5's healthy performance margins, B1048 likely experienced the most forgiving recovery conditions since SpaceX began landing and...More..

Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

An Inland Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Clinch, Coffee, Columbia, Echols, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeff Davis, Suwannee, Ware, Ben Hill, Berrien, Clay, Coffee, Cook, Irwin, La...More..

SpaceX Rocket Seen Across California
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX Rocket Seen Across California

The U.S. Air Force last week warned central California residents of an expected sonic boom (or two) as the first stage of the Falcon 9 returned to Vandenberg AFB. This won't be subtle ", SpaceX founder and CE...More..

NASA Voyager 2 Nearing Interstellar Space, Measures Increase in Cosmic Rays
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

NASA Voyager 2 Nearing Interstellar Space, Measures Increase in Cosmic Rays

Voyager 2 is following its twin, the Voyager 1 , into interstellar space. The Low-Energy Charged Particle instrument aboard the probe also detected the increase in high-energy cosmic rays . Cosmis rays are th...More..

Doorstop turns out to be a meteorite worth $100K
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Doorstop turns out to be a meteorite worth $100K

The finding was recently detailed by Central Michigan University , where geology faculty member Mona Sirbescu was asked to take a look at the unusual 22lbs rock. He asked the then homeowner about it and was to...More..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

Southern California residents are being warned to expect a large sonic boom Sunday evening as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, then attempts its first-ever landing on the ...More..

Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend

That's perhaps why some forecasters are keeping an eye on a low-pressure system in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Atmospheric conditions there are forecast to become more favorable for a tropical depression to...More..

Possible moon beyond the solar system found
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Possible moon beyond the solar system found

The moon was discovered circling Kepler 1625b , a massive gas giant three times the size of Jupiter orbiting a star in the constellation Cygnus about 8,000 light years away, reports Sarah Kaplan at The Wash...More..

Evidence of possible exomoon detected for the first time
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Evidence of possible exomoon detected for the first time

Kipping has spent the past decade or so working to do just that. "But going forward, I think we're opening the doors to finding worlds like that", Teachey said. Panel 4 shows the secondary transit showing...More..

Hurricane Leslie Starts Moving To The North, Remains Category 1
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Hurricane Leslie Starts Moving To The North, Remains Category 1

Forecasters expect the hurricane to stay way out in the ocean for the next few days and the Met Office says it is still too early to say exactly what impact it will have on the UK. "The upper level high extendi...More..

by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

He says the farmer who sold him the property told a tale about his father seeing it fall from the sky and then digging it out of a hole in the 1930s. This is the rags-to-riches story of a rock from outer space....More..

by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

A MI university professor discovered that a 22.5-pound chunk of stone that's been used as a doorstop for over 30 years is actually a meteorite that could be worth $100,000. "I wonder what mine is worth", Ma...More..

Enzyme research delivers Chemistry Nobel Prize to two Americans and a Brit
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Enzyme research delivers Chemistry Nobel Prize to two Americans and a Brit

The Nobel Prize laureates for Medicine or Physiology 2018 are James P. Allison, U.S. and Tasuku Honjo, Japan presented at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm , Sweden, on October 1, 2018. "I'm ecstatic. ...More..

Astronauts return to Earth from ISS amid US-Russia tensions
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Astronauts return to Earth from ISS amid US-Russia tensions

On October 11, American Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin will launch to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakh...More..

Lockheed Martin unveils lunar lander concept meant send astronauts to the moon
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Lockheed Martin unveils lunar lander concept meant send astronauts to the moon

NASA and Lockheed would work together on the project, with the lander proposed to launch from the planned space station Deep Space Gateway. Among the plan's strategic objectives, NASA calls for returning U...More..

Massive LNG project in northern BC reportedly given the go-ahead
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Massive LNG project in northern BC reportedly given the go-ahead

Royal Dutch Shell Plc. and joint-venture partners Petroliam Nasional Bhd., PetroChina Co. Weaver said he was disappointed that the NDP had supported LNG Canada in it's bid to announce a positive FID. "I bel...More..

Rosa threatens 9 million people with flooding, even in the desert Southwest
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Rosa threatens 9 million people with flooding, even in the desert Southwest

Several Valley schools are closed on Tuesday due to flooding from rain from remnants of Tropical Depression Rosa. It's expected to become a hurricane later Monday and a major hurricane by early Wednesday. T...More..

Extremely Distant Solar System Object Discovered
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Extremely Distant Solar System Object Discovered

Pluto is about 34 AU from the sun, so 2015 TG387 is two and a half times farther from the sun than the former ninth planet. Called 2015 TG387, it has a very elongated orbit meaning it never comes close eno...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

'Goblin' planet with 40000-year-long solar orbit discovered in solar system

A round frozen world just 186 miles (300 kilometers) across, the Goblin was spotted by astronomers using the 8-meter Subaru telescope in 2015 around Halloween, thus its spooky name. The discovery was made b...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter

These enzymes can be used in chemical processes that produce medicines. "Professor Arnold's scientific excellence and intellectual leadership exemplify values essential to our University, and all of us at Princ...More..

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser physics work
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser physics work

Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, is honored for his invention of optical tweezers , a technique which uses focused laser beams to hold and manipulate microscopic objects, including ...More..

Nobel medicine prize awarded for cancer immunotherapy research
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Nobel medicine prize awarded for cancer immunotherapy research

Mr Carter was diagnosed in 2015 with the skin cancer melanoma , which had spread to his brain. Honjo has said that since his college days the six C's of curiosity, courage, challenge, confidence, concentra...More..