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Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

In a Wednesday interview with CNBC's Morgan Brennan, Secretary Heather Wilson, the Air Force's top civilian, called her office's proposal for the new branch "a bold idea to dominate in space". The...

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"Nuclear pasta" ranked strongest material in the universe

If such landforms neutron stars do exist - sooner or later, astrophysicists will be able to capture gravitational waves from these celestial objects. "But if somehow a teaspoon of nuclear pasta ma...

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Real-life Planet Vulcan orbiting ‘Star Trek’ sun & could host life

Real-life Planet Vulcan orbiting ‘Star Trek’ sun & could host life

Wow! The actual location of Vulcan was never disclosed in the TV show or movie, but imaging where it would reside was a fun expansion of the fictional universe. The discovery was made using the Dharma...

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Wasps Vs. Bees: Scientists Explain Wasps Are Also Important Pollinators

Wasps Vs. Bees: Scientists Explain Wasps Are Also Important Pollinators

Unlike bees-which humans have lived in harmony with for a very long time- our only interactions with wasps tend to be unpleasant, as anyone who has ever had their summer picnic ruined will know. There...

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Secret Great White Shark Cafe Lies Hidden In The Pacific Ocean

Secret Great White Shark Cafe Lies Hidden In The Pacific Ocean

The area, devoid of the kind of prey that great whites feed on, was actually full of shark food. Located 1,200 nautical miles east of Hawaii at the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre , one of the lar...

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Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina

Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina

Water appears to have receded in some areas of the Carolinas, but more flooding from Hurricane Florence could arrive through the weekend, officials say. More water vapor means more rain, especiall...

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Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

Two South Carolina mental health patients drowned in a prison transport van when floodwater from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence overtook the vehicle, according to the Horry County Sheriff's O...

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Blanket of spider webs creates stunning scene in Greek town

Blanket of spider webs creates stunning scene in Greek town

The white blanket sprung up in Aitoliko, a city in western Greece. Giannis Giannakopoulos posted this video of the spider web to YouTube. The freaky sight was the work of spiders from the genus Te...

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Trump gets firsthand look at Hurricane Florence distress

Trump gets firsthand look at Hurricane Florence distress

Florence is a " storm like no other" and its deadly flooding means "a long road ahead" for North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper said at a joint news conference with President Donald Trump Wednesday. No...

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed as SpaceX’s mystery Moon tourist

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed as SpaceX’s mystery Moon tourist

He drew attention past year with the purchase of a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting for $110.5 million. His love of art led him to decide to invite artists to come along for the trip, he said. This isn...

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Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Posted to the president's Twitter account Tuesday afternoon, a day before he was scheduled to visit North Carolina for a briefing on the hurricane, the video also includes the president's appr...

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Trump pledges '100%' support during post-Florence visit to North Carolina

It was the same message at Trump's first stop in North Carolina , where Gov. Roy Cooper and federal and state officials briefed the president at a Marine Corps air station in Havelock, which sits amo...

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Trump Delivers Warm Meals to Storm Victims in North Carolina

Trump Delivers Warm Meals to Storm Victims in North Carolina

Among the hundreds getting food and water for the first time Tuesday was Crystal Bowen. He then met with local and state officials, as well as SC senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, at the Horry ...

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NASA's fresh planet searching satellite shares 'dawn' picture of space

NASA's fresh planet searching satellite shares 'dawn' picture of space

The image, captured during its initial science orbit, features thousands of stars in the Southern Sky. The range of vision of the device in TESS is 400 times larger than Kepler. It's the same techniqu...

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Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens

Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens

One person was killed when Florence spawned at least 16 tornadoes on Monday in Virginia, where dozens of buildings were destroyed, the National Weather Service reported . Brock Long, head of the ...

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Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

And who does he want with him? SpaceX put out the teaser via Twitter late Thursday, and Musk also tweeted out the news. The Japanese billionaire paid an undisclosed amount to ride on the compa...

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Texas man rescues 6 dogs during Hurricane Florence rescue missions

Texas man rescues 6 dogs during Hurricane Florence rescue missions

About 500,000 homes and businesses were in the dark on Monday in North and SC and surrounding states. A portion of a motel collapsed from the weight of water, which made only the roof of the Starl...

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Air Force Must Rebuild to Cold War-Era Size to Confront China

Air Force Must Rebuild to Cold War-Era Size to Confront China

Citing military gains by China and Russian Federation, which recently completed its largest military training exercise in decades, Wilson announced the Air Force should grow to 386 combat squadrons by...

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Florence Flooding In The Carolinas: ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’

Florence Flooding In The Carolinas: ‘The Worst Is Yet To Come’

Add in secondary roads, and almost 1,200 are closed, Trogdon said. Inch after inch of rain fell on Charlotte and its suburbs, and communities in North Carolina's western mountains feared landslides....

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SpaceX signs up Japanese billionaire for circumlunar BFR flight

SpaceX signs up Japanese billionaire for circumlunar BFR flight

The company will livestream the big reveal at 9 p.m. EDT . You can also watch the stream in this story. And earlier this month, a video of Musk smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey on a popular po...

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Observatory on Federal Bureau of Investigation lockdown sparks claims of alien life

Observatory on Federal Bureau of Investigation lockdown sparks claims of alien life

However, the observatory does seem to recognize the interest its closure has sparked and hopes it will continue after it is reopened. Residents who have been evacuated said they haven't gotten many...

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Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

Wilmington cut off from North Carolina by Florence flooding

Six deaths have been confirmed in neighboring SC, with the latest being the driver of a pickup truck who drove into standing water in Lexington County. Many motorists driving on the just-reopened sout...

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Typhoon Mangkhut slams South China after hitting the Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut slams South China after hitting the Philippines

In the high-rise city of Hong Kong , the government described the damage as " severe and extensive " with more than 300 people injured in Mangkhut, which triggered the maximum "T10" typhoon alert. (2...

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Mangkhut kills four in China, causes destruction in Hong Kong

Mangkhut kills four in China, causes destruction in Hong Kong

About 150,000 people were in temporary shelters when the storm hit. The typhoon barrelled into the southern Chinese city of Taishan at 5 pm Sunday. Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who also attended th...

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SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

The identity of the traveller will be released at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, during an event Monday evening. SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said previously he hoped the rocket would...

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Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

On Sunday, most residents hunkered down in their apartments, while those in more flood-prone areas took refuge in shelters. Waves along the Hong Kong coastline reached as high as 40 feet, accordi...

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NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes

According to Space , the final flight of the Delta II is scheduled to start at 8:46 a.m. EDT (12:46 GMT; 5:46 a.m. local California time). The first ICESat was launched in 2003 and ended in 2009. "...

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Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

The death toll from Hurricane Florence rose to eight on Saturday, local media said. "Unfortunately we've still got several days to go", Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Managemen...

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Flooding from Florence swamps neighborhoods

Flooding from Florence swamps neighborhoods

Thirty roads remained impassable, Dana Outlaw said, with 4,200 homes and more than 300 commercial buildings damaged, 6,000 people left without power and 1,200 in shelters. "We're going to get hammered...

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Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows

Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows

Onslow county, located about 50 miles to the northeast of Wilmington, has been hit particularly hard. "Just turn around and don't drown", officials said. Money also is available to the state, some l...

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Florence Continues To Dump Massive Amounts Of Rain On East Coast

Florence Continues To Dump Massive Amounts Of Rain On East Coast

Never mind that Florence weakened to a tropical depression overnight. - A man who died when a his truck hit an overpass support beam on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County, South Carolina. "Do NOT attem...

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'Worst is yet to come' from Florence's drenching rains in US

Numerous roads were closed, and authorities warned of potential landslides, as well the possibility of flood waters imperiling dams and bridges as rivers and creeks swelled. Florence has shattered No...

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Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's shoreline onslaught, even as No...

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Typhoon lashes south China after killing dozens in Philippines

Typhoon lashes south China after killing dozens in Philippines

In Hong Kong , a video posted online by residents showed the top corner of an old building break and fall off while in another video, a tall building swayed as strong winds blew. Hong Kong's famou...

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Greenpeace Canada suing Ontario govt over repeal of cap and trade — NewsAlert

Greenpeace Canada suing Ontario govt over repeal of cap and trade — NewsAlert

But Tory is also vowing to work with Ford. The notwithstanding clause gives provincial legislatures and Parliament the ability to usher in legislation that effectively overrides charter provisions, ...

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