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Atlantic ice shelf 'sings' eerie song

Atlantic ice shelf 'sings' eerie song

This allowed them to monitor the "near‐surface conditions" of the giant ice shelf, which is roughly the size of Texas (or Spain, for Europeans). The coating thickness of a few meters acts as an insula...

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A Mild Winter Is Headed Our Way, says NOAA

A Mild Winter Is Headed Our Way, says NOAA

In the winter, the NOAA said, typical El Nino conditions include wetter-than-average precipitation in the southern USA and drier conditions in parts of the northern U.S. Drought conditions may w...

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City plans fake moon to replace street lights

City plans fake moon to replace street lights

He said the satellite would be able to illuminate the city with eight times the brightness of the real moon , eliminating the need for streetlights. The People's Daily report credited the idea t...

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NASA astronaut Nick Hague describes close call following failed launch

NASA astronaut Nick Hague describes close call following failed launch

Neither man was hurt, and an investigation is under way to find out why the rocket failed. Based on some new information that was revealed by Roscosmos, it looks like one of the four strap-on boosters...

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Hurricane Michael: 17 dead, Coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition

Hurricane Michael: 17 dead, Coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition

It killed at least four people in Florida, five in Virginia, three in North Carolina and two in Georgia , officials said. "We still haven't gotten into the hardest-hit areas", he said. More than 1,70...

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'We will fly again': Nasa to keep using Russia's Soyuz despite failure

'We will fly again': Nasa to keep using Russia's Soyuz despite failure

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters that the Soyuz capsule automatically jettisoned from the booster when it failed 123 seconds after the launch from the Russia-leased Baik...

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Michael, Now Post-Tropical Storm, Batters Tri-State With Rain, Wind

Michael, Now Post-Tropical Storm, Batters Tri-State With Rain, Wind

The US Army said more than 2,000 Florida National Guard soldiers were working on the recovery operations. Authorities said at least two people have died, a man killed by a tree falling on a Panhandl...

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Awarded Lucrative Military Contract

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Awarded Lucrative Military Contract

The Air Force program dates back to 2003, and is an effort to modernize the Air Force's rocket fleet and move it away from its reliance on ULA's Delta II rocket, which was costly, and ULA's Atlas V ...

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Hurricane Michael kills six and leaves Florida cities in ruins

Hurricane Michael kills six and leaves Florida cities in ruins

Violent winds thrashed communities like Panama City and Marianna Florida, while surges of ocean water - pushed into the shore by winds - submerged coastal homes in Mexico Beach , Florida. As of...

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ISS: Space rocket declares emergency after launch - astronauts parachute out

ISS: Space rocket declares emergency after launch - astronauts parachute out

Those questions not only include what happened to make the Soyuz launch fail, but how NASA , Roscosmos , and the ESA will need to change the ISS schedule to accommodate today's failure . Hague is...

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Hurricane Michael leads to unimaginable destruction: 17 chilling photos

Hurricane Michael leads to unimaginable destruction: 17 chilling photos

It left behind it a stunning swathe of destruction. 'We are in new territory, ' National Hurricane Center Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen wrote on Facebook. Thursday. "Hope is that even if the storm...

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United Nations report on keeping global warming down to 1.5 degrees Celsius

United Nations report on keeping global warming down to 1.5 degrees Celsius

A Scottish Government spokesman said: "We welcome the publication of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on the scientific evidence around the Paris Agreement aim of limiting gl...

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1.5° climate warming impacts 'far greater than previously thought'

1.5° climate warming impacts 'far greater than previously thought'

The 48th IPCC session in South Korea's western port city of Incheon brought together about 570 representatives from 135 countries and worldwide organisations, Xinhua news agency reported . Essentia...

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Visuals of How Much Damage Hurricane Michael Inflicted on the Gulf Coast

Visuals of How Much Damage Hurricane Michael Inflicted on the Gulf Coast

Around midday it was expected to become one of the Panhandle's worst hurricanes in memory with 125 miles per hour winds and a life-threatening storm surge of up to 13 feet (4 meters). "It really sta...

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Fiery pipeline explosion in BC raises possibility of natural gas shortage

Fiery pipeline explosion in BC raises possibility of natural gas shortage

FortisBC has announced as many as 700,000 customers are facing a temporary lack of access to natural gas because of the explosion. According to GasBuddy, drivers all across the region may be paying ...

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Virgin Galactic: ‘We Should be In Space In Weeks, Not Months’

Virgin Galactic: ‘We Should be In Space In Weeks, Not Months’

The current asking price for a short trip to the lower edges of space costs around £200,000 to book through Virgin Galactic , although Branson says that once his fleet is fully running that could f...

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Video Shows Hurricane Michael Ripping Apart Buildings in Florida

Video Shows Hurricane Michael Ripping Apart Buildings in Florida

A National Ocean Service water level station at Apalachicola recently reported almost 6.5 feet of inundation above ground level. After landfall in Florida , Michael's strong winds and heavy rains w...

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'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world

'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world

Florida is a state that is expected to be heavily affected by rising sea levels expected with global warming . "The more warming that we cause, the broader and more intense are the impacts in gener...

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Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia

Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia

Michael was the third most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall in the USA mainland. I don't know where they are. And on Wednesday afternoon, it slammed into the Florida coast as a major Catego...

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Soyuz crew reportedly alive after emergency landing

The rocket was carrying US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin. Search and rescue crews are on their way to the Soyuz capsule, and were likely to reach it by 11.30pm, NZ time....

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Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

At 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT), the center of the storm was a few miles northwest of Mexico Beach and about 20 miles (30 km) southeast of Panama City. Hurricane Michael , which tore into Florida on Wed...

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The Hubble Space Telescope is broken

The Hubble Space Telescope is broken

Right now [the Hubble Space Telescope] is in safe mode while we figure out what to do". In a series of tweets and a press release, the space agency revealed that one of the three gyroscopes (gyros...

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Governor makes urgent plea as Hurricane Michael lashes Florida

Governor makes urgent plea as Hurricane Michael lashes Florida

The storm's rapid intensification over the past two days, despite shifting winds, "defies traditional logic", according to hurricane forecasters . The hurricane is 90 miles south-west of Panama ...

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Tallahassee prepares for Hurricane Michael

Tallahassee prepares for Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael is expected to reach Florida's Panhandle region sometime Wednesday, before slowly moving through the bottom half of the southeastern United States over the next day. Cedar Key to ...

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Rocket’s first stage lands back at launch site

Rocket’s first stage lands back at launch site

The boosters burnt for two minutes and 20 seconds when it reached a much lighter atmosphere and that's when the boosters jettisoned from the rocket. The Air Force warned residents on the central ...

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