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10 photos show Hurricane Michael's destruction from the sky

10 photos show Hurricane Michael's destruction from the sky

But the full extent of the damage was only slowly becoming clear, with some of the stricken areas hard to reach because of roads blocked by debris or water. Thousands of people hunkered down in shelte...

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SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky and social media

SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky and social media

Before sticking the ideal landing on the soil, the Falcon 9 rocket delivered the latest Earth-observing satellite of Argentina, dubbed SAOCOM-1A, into space. It has also been seen that the company has...

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Hurricane Michael 2018 full coverage and updates

Hurricane Michael 2018 full coverage and updates

The hurricane, the fiercest to hit Florida in 80 years, pummeled communities across the Panhandle and turned streets into roof-high waterways. A quarter of a million homes and businesses already were ...

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Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

Watch News 6 and stay with ClickOrlando.com for updates. How have the crew fared? That's a diplomatic way to say the Russian booster failed , forcing the crew to perform a risky launch abort. "...

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Astronauts make emergency landing after engine failure

Astronauts make emergency landing after engine failure

International groups of astronauts often accompany each other to the International Space Station in joint launches. Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, told journalists in Moscow: "Thank God the...

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Researchers identify a genetic variant responsible for erectile dysfunction

Researchers identify a genetic variant responsible for erectile dysfunction

Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease all have genetic components and are also linked to erectile dysfunction. Geneticist Eric Jorgenson, who is the lead author of the study, said this is "an...

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Michael charges into U.S. Southeast after slamming north Florida

Michael charges into U.S. Southeast after slamming north Florida

There has been only one storm with higher sustained wind speeds this far north in the Gulf of Mexico: Hurricane Camille in 1969. People in coastal parts of 20 Florida counties had been told...

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Soyuz launch to ISS aborted after booster failure

Soyuz launch to ISS aborted after booster failure

The rocket was carrying U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin. According to local reports, the rocket has made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan, and the crew are alive. "...

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National Hurricane Center calls Michael potentially catastrophic as winds reach 145mph

National Hurricane Center calls Michael potentially catastrophic as winds reach 145mph

TORNADOES: The threat for tornadoes will increase late tonight into Wednesday over parts of the Florida Panhandle, the northern Florida Peninsula, and southern Georgia. Cedar Key to Chassahowitzka cou...

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Michael’s effect on the DC area: Rain Thursday, wind Friday

After it ravaged the Panhandle, Michael barreled into south Georgia as a Category 3 hurricane - the most powerful ever recorded for that part of the neighboring state. The Carolinas are still recove...

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First fatality CONFIRMED as Category 4 storm devastates Florida

First fatality CONFIRMED as Category 4 storm devastates Florida

Michael benefited from deep pockets of warm water in the Gulf, which meant that even as the storm stirred the water it crossed, it wasn't churning up cool water that could sap its strength, said Brya...

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Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

A few years ago, Botswana's capital city Gaborone was on the brink of running out of water as the country battled its worst drought in 30 years. "The IPCC report makes clear that unchecked cl...

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Hurricane Michael knocks out power to over 43,000 in Florida

Hurricane Michael knocks out power to over 43,000 in Florida

Normal air pressure is about 1010 mb ; when central pressure is significantly lower than that, things become more turbulent, with more air movement and wind kicking up. The hurricane also ripped ...

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NASA Hubble Space Telescope grapples with new mechanical failure

NASA Hubble Space Telescope grapples with new mechanical failure

As supporting evidence, he said , there was a two-day gap in the data, something backed up by Icelandic astronomer Steinn Sigurdsson, who provided this link to its schedule. The National Aeronautic...

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Scientists have uncovered an wonderful secret satellites of Jupiter

Scientists have uncovered an wonderful secret satellites of Jupiter

The data it collected did not only examine the reflective properties of water, but could distinguish between how the organisation of the molecules absorbed infrared light, revealing whether it was loo...

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US Gulf Coast bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

US Gulf Coast bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

The NHC warned that both could trigger deadly flooding , and that residents within the hurricane warning zone should likewise "prepare for life-threatening winds". "There's nothing between us and...

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Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'

Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'

Tuesday, Branson said the test flights are near. Virgin Galactic's disaster-struck space tourism programme is apparently nearing final launch readiness, with Branson telling U.S. "And then we will...

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‘Act urgently‚’ say SA experts after UN’s dire global warming warning

‘Act urgently‚’ say SA experts after UN’s dire global warming warning

It would cut in half the number of animals and plants that would lose habitats with the attendant risk of extinction. The planet is even closer to catastrophe than scientists previously predicted,...

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Scott Morrison Isn't Worried Enough About UN Report On Climate Change

Scott Morrison Isn't Worried Enough About UN Report On Climate Change

The report points out that carbon budgets are subject to high levels of uncertainty, related to gaps in the scientific understanding of climate system feedbacks and responses. Environmental campaign ...

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CBBC Newsround: Scientist warning over climate change and global warming

CBBC Newsround: Scientist warning over climate change and global warming

And we're running out of time to thwart it. Their concerns meant a pledge to pursue efforts to limit temperature rises to 1.5C was included - after tough negotiations - alongside the commitment to k...

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Storm Michael to slam Florida as hurricane

Storm Michael to slam Florida as hurricane

The storm, now about 395 miles south of Panama City, was moving north-northwest at 12 mph. Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned it was a "monstrous hurricane ", and his Democratic opponent for the Se...

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'Unprecedented' action needed to prevent 1.5C of global warming by 2030

As part of the Paris Agreement in 2015, its creators included the aim of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change by "holding the increase in the global average temperatur...

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Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried an Argentinian Earth-observation satellite into space Sunday and for the first time landed a first-stage booster back at its California launch site. Since landing ...

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Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope

Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope

Gyroscopes use the principle of angular momentum to track movements, which allows the satellite to ensure it's pointed in the right direction. IN SPACE - MAY 13: In this handout from NASA , the Hu...

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Rain, strong winds likely from Tropical Storm Michael

Rain, strong winds likely from Tropical Storm Michael

Michael is the 13th named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, according to hurricane centre spokesman Dennis Feltgen. The storm was about 145 miles (230 km) northeast of Cozumel, Mexico , with ma...

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Draconid Meteor Shower Starts This Weekend

Draconid Meteor Shower Starts This Weekend

Specifically, debris from the eroding nucleus of Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner, pictured, causes the annual Draconids meteor shower, which peaks this evening. You can start looking for the Draconids in...

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First SpaceX mission with astronauts set for June 2019

First SpaceX mission with astronauts set for June 2019

In light of the increased number of commercial launches to the ISS, NASA says from now on it will update the launch schedule on a monthly basis, allowing the agency to " be more precise " in plannin...

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Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

After living a humble life as a 10 kilogram (22 pound) doorstop in a local farm, the space rock is now getting the attention it deserves. This rock is not only a space rock but also the sixth-larges...

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What does the United Nations climate report say?

What does the United Nations climate report say?

It would mean a carbon-neutral world-one with no net additional greenhouse gases in the atmosphere-by 2050. Average temperature rises mask extreme events. These include the kelp forests off the Au...

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Meteorite worth $100000 was used as doorstop for years

Meteorite worth $100000 was used as doorstop for years

But this chunk was from a much older asteroid: When the man from Grand Rapids, Michigan , bought his farm in the Edmore, Michigan, area in 1988, the previous owner told him that the doorstop was a...

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SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a launch pad in Florida on March 30, 2017. In keeping with that vision, tonight marked the second flight for this particular Falcon 9 first stage, which also ...

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NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase

NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase

If the Voyager 2 makes it through the heliosphere , it will become the second man-made object to enter interstellar space; the first one being Voyager 1 . Another instrument on it also detected a si...

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Scientists have discovered that Saturn is losing its rings

Scientists have discovered that Saturn is losing its rings

Scientists estimate that between 4,800 and 45,000 kilograms of particles and gases are falling from the inner rings to the upper atmosphere of the gas giant every second. Another major discovery is ...

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LNG Canada project in northern B.C. given final approval

LNG Canada project in northern B.C. given final approval

Yesterday, Petronas confirmed the company and joint venture participants reached a final investment decision on their LNG Canada project to strengthen their LNG supply portfolio to Asian markets. "Thi...

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Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend

Tropical Depression could form by late this weekend

Forecast mapping as of Thursday, however, showed the system missing the Cayman Islands and moving toward the Yucatan Peninsula. "However, wind shear is strong and this model scenario does not yield ...

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