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Tropical Storm Lane Now Quickly Weakening to the SSW of Oahu

Tropical Storm Lane Now Quickly Weakening to the SSW of Oahu

In a message to citizens, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long urged people to continue to take the storm seriously and "don't let your guard down". It's not known if the storm played ...

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NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

After nearly two years of travel, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has finally captured the first glimpse of its target, asteroid Bennu, marking the official start of its final approach phase. This will...

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NASA to Launch ICESAT-2 In September

NASA to Launch ICESAT-2 In September

Each year billions of tones of land ice melt and flows in the ocean, leading to the rise in sea levels across the globe. The new satellite, to be launched from the Vandenberg military base in Califo...

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No Filipinos severely affected by Hurricane Lane in Hawaii - DFA

No Filipinos severely affected by Hurricane Lane in Hawaii - DFA

The National Weather Service said Lane will move slowly northward Saturday morning and then turn west with an increase in forward speed. The service says some weakening is expected Friday but that t...

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Water ice found at the moon’s poles, study says

Water ice found at the moon’s poles, study says

Ice is very rare on the moon's surface, Li said. A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found the fi...

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Popular YouTuber Kills Self, Two Others In Fiery Crash

Popular YouTuber Kills Self, Two Others In Fiery Crash

He was also killed. In December, McSkillet posted a video of the Maclaren on his YouTube channel . That channel has 900,000 subscribers, which authorities say has drawn lots of interest to the ca...

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Hurricane brings severe flooding to Hawaii

Hurricane brings severe flooding to Hawaii

Lane, with maximum sustained winds diminishing to near 70 miles per hour (110 kph), was forecast to make its nearest approach to land just west of the island chain over the weekend, bringing tropical ...

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ISS Astronauts Just Played the First Tennis Game in Space

ISS Astronauts Just Played the First Tennis Game in Space

Tennis was played in outer space for the first time ever on Tuesday. It was a heated match for sure, with the astronauts struggling in the limitations of the environment. On Earth, a ball begins t...

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Wind-tracker satellite to sharpen weather forecasts

Wind-tracker satellite to sharpen weather forecasts

Data on air movements are now collected from the ground or, indirectly, by observing waves and clouds from planes or space. Aeolus is carrying just one large instrument, a Doppler wind lidar calle...

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Scientists Discover 230-Million-Year-Old Turtle That Had No Shell

Scientists Discover 230-Million-Year-Old Turtle That Had No Shell

Eorhynchochelys isn't the only kind of early turtle that scientists have discovered - there is another early turtle with a partial shell but no beak. But the layer in which the fossil was discovered,...

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California congressman Duncan Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds

California congressman Duncan Hunter pleads not guilty to misuse of campaign funds

Prosecutors said the panel in San Diego charged Hunter and his spouse with converting more than $250,000 in campaign money to pay for personal expenses, including dental work, fast food, golf outing...

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To Avoid Extinction It’s About ‘Survival Of The Laziest’

To Avoid Extinction It’s About ‘Survival Of The Laziest’

The researchers also considered their findings as another potential predictor of extinction probability. U.S. ecologist Professor Bruce Lieberman, who co-led the University of Kansas team, said...

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Hurricane Lane unleashes flooding and landslides as it gets closer to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane unleashes flooding and landslides as it gets closer to Hawaii

CBS says that the safety of the cast and crew are the top priority and that they are "closely monitoring the situation" as the hurricane isn't expected to hit Oahu until Thursday. At about midday N...

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Woman loses NASA internship after vulgar tweet to Nat’l Space Council member

Woman loses NASA internship after vulgar tweet to Nat’l Space Council member

A now-deleted thread began when Twitter user Naomi H celebrated her acceptance onto NASA's competitive internship programme with a profanity-laden post. "I do not hire and fire at the agency or ...

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Monster Hurricane Lane unleashes torrential rain on Hawaii

A vehicle is stuck partially submerged in floodwaters from Hurricane Lane rainfall on the Big Island on Thursday in Hilo, Hawaii . There were no immediate reports of injuries, but at least 14 r...

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Bay Area Task Force Deployed to Hawaii Ahead of Hurricane

Bay Area Task Force Deployed to Hawaii Ahead of Hurricane

Ige has also urged residents and tourists on the islands to "prepare for a significant impact", and in a press conference on Wednesday said to "be prepared to shelter in place with 14 days of food s...

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Now, Arctic's oldest and strongest ice starts to melt

Now, Arctic's oldest and strongest ice starts to melt

This never-before-seen phenomenon has scientists shocked and anxious, especially since the area where ice is now breaking and melting was projected to be the most resistant to rising global temper...

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'Plan for Worst and Hope for Best': Hawaii Braces for Massive Hurricane

'Plan for Worst and Hope for Best': Hawaii Braces for Massive Hurricane

U.S. weather authorities said Lane had weakened slightly to a Category 4-storm but was still packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles (215 kilometers) per hour, threatening torrential rains, high ...

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Spectacular Light Phenomenon Skyglow STEVE Not an Aurora, Say Scientists

STEVE-the name given to odd purple ribbons of light that seem to accompany auroras-is weirder than we thought, a new study suggests. Aurora are usually seen in the regions of both poles of the e...

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Trump to relax carbon limits on power plants to support U.S. coal

Trump to relax carbon limits on power plants to support U.S. coal

Vivian Stockman of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition said it's hard to trust states making appropriate decisions when it comes to emissions. According to Robert Howarth, a professor of ecolo...

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Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches

Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches

Additional Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches and Warnings will likely be issued for other Hawaiian Islands. "This storm is fairly strong, even if the eye itself, the center of the hurricane, i...

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America’s Waterways Faced With Micro-Plastic Pollution Due To Discarded Contact Lenses

America’s Waterways Faced With Micro-Plastic Pollution Due To Discarded Contact Lenses

According to ASU Now , the group, while testing the biodegradability of contact lenses, discovered that microbes found in biological wastewater-treatment plants " actually altered the surface of the ...

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Scientists explained the origin of the mysterious light streaks in the sky

Scientists explained the origin of the mysterious light streaks in the sky

Amateur photographers had clicked the contemporary circumstance called STEVE on films for years. When scientists first looked at images of STEVE, they realized the lights were slightly different tha...

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Hawaii residents brace for impact as Hurricane Lane grows to Category 5

Hawaii residents brace for impact as Hurricane Lane grows to Category 5

Watches may be extended to the western islands, the Hurricane Center said. A hurricane watch was in effect for Oahu and Kauai. While the Big Island, at most immediate risk from Lane, has been hit ...

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Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen developments fuel partisan furor over Robert Mueller probe

Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen developments fuel partisan furor over Robert Mueller probe

The jury found Manafort guilty of of two of nine bank fraud charges, all five tax fraud charges he faced and one of four charges of failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. Manafort's former right-h...

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Ice Confirmed at the Moon's Poles

Ice Confirmed at the Moon's Poles

Without an atmosphere to help regulate temperature, the lunar surface can quickly warm when exposed to the sun's rays. Most of the ice is concentrated at lunar craters in the south pole and in the n...

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Hurricane Lane, packing 150 mph winds, presents rare direct threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane, packing 150 mph winds, presents rare direct threat to Hawaii

Note that Note that Maui County and Hawaii County are under a hurricane watch . A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. While there is still considerab...

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Hurricane Lane, packing 150 miles per hour winds, presents rare direct threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane, packing 150 miles per hour winds, presents rare direct threat to Hawaii

Hawaii and Maui counties are under a hurricane watch as a Category 4 storm heads toward the state this week. As of Monday, the storm is about 600 miles (966 kilometers) southeast of Hilo on the B...

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Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

The plan requires states to come up with their own rules to make coal-fired power plants more efficient. Although efficiency upgrades would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide produced per unit ...

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Turnbull Barely Survives Leadership Showdown With Dutton

Turnbull Barely Survives Leadership Showdown With Dutton

Turnbull called the vote at the Liberal party room meeting, declaring the leadership vacant, and Dutton nominated as the only candidate. John Hewson, a former leader of the Liberal party who is ...

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U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup

Dutton will move to the backbench from the Home Affairs Minister position he lobbied hard to create, where he is likely to continue to agitate for the leadership. Despite Dutton receiving 35 votes, Bi...

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Australia boosts aid by A$1.8 billion for drought-hit farmers

Australia boosts aid by A$1.8 billion for drought-hit farmers

The Drought Communities Programme will be expanded and receive an additional $75 million to help support an initial 60 councils in drought-stricken areas, funding local community infrastructure and ot...

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Peter Dutton resigns ministry after leadership loss to Malcolm Turnbull

Peter Dutton resigns ministry after leadership loss to Malcolm Turnbull

The prime minister entered the party room with his deputy Julie Bishop amid speculation about his leadership. Reportedly, the Dutton camp had not expected Turnbull to bring on a Tuesday vote. 'It's ...

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`Foreign object` found by Mars rover a rock flake

`Foreign object` found by Mars rover a rock flake

While the extended silence is worrisome, NASA says "there's reason to be optimistic". That's because diagnostics ran on the state of the batteries before the storm hit showed they are in good shape ...

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Arctic lakes speed up permafrost thawing, global warming

Arctic lakes speed up permafrost thawing, global warming

Methane bubbles are trapped in the ice on a pond near Fairbanks, Alaska. After examining the Arctic lakes in Alaska and Siberia over a period of 12 years, Katey Walter Anthony, the recent study's le...

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