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Hurricane Florence LATEST: HUGE hurricane to hit US East Coast NEXT WEEK

Hurricane Florence LATEST: HUGE hurricane to hit US East Coast NEXT WEEK

These swells will likely increase during next week and result in rough surf and risky rip current activity. Those are essentially two extreme possible scenarios, meaning everyone across the East Coa...

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Trudeau-Notley talk pipeline

Trudeau-Notley talk pipeline

Her ruling cited inadequate consultations with indigenous peoples affected by the project, and found the National Energy Board's assessment of the expansion was so flawed that the federal Cabinet shou...

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British and French fishermen celebrate progress in scallop war talks

British and French fishermen celebrate progress in scallop war talks

A joint statement from the United Kingdom and French governments said that the talks in London had been "constructive" and a finalised deal hinges on a "reasonable compensation package". Quizzed o...

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The Causes Behind the Russian Spacecraft's Hole

The Causes Behind the Russian Spacecraft's Hole

The ISS crew - which comprises two Russian cosmonauts, three NASA astronauts and an ESA German astronaut - used tape to seal the leak after it caused a small loss of pressure that was not life-thr...

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Giraffe attack leaves mum and son critical

Giraffe attack leaves mum and son critical

The giraffe was chased off by Katy's husband Sam Williams , a scientist from Britain. According to a statement released on behalf of the family by their lawyer Marina Botha, Sam managed to chase ...

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Deforestation in South America causes extinction of 8 bird species

A recent "Red List " assessment reports over 26,000 of animal and plant species have been classified as threatened, causing researchers to fear a sixth mass extinction. The other seven species are ...

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US Senate hearings for Kavanaugh end, with court confirmation likely

US Senate hearings for Kavanaugh end, with court confirmation likely

Senate Kavanaugh jokes about losing a dice game. The witnesses included Rochelle Garza, the legal guardian for a pregnant immigrant teenager whose quest for an abortion Kavanaugh would have delayed a...

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Brazilian government appeals to firms and donors to rebuild ruined museum

Brazilian government appeals to firms and donors to rebuild ruined museum

While the immediate cause of the blaze is still unknown, this catastrophe and the irreparable loss to human culture were the product of policies of austerity and the diversion of vast social resources...

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Saturn’s famous hexagon may tower above the clouds

Saturn’s famous hexagon may tower above the clouds

A odd process at play within Saturn's atmosphere sped up this warming: as air sank at the north pole, the upper hexagon warmed increasingly quickly, and the transport of air downwards made the abund...

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Meet the bonnethead, the world's first omnivorous shark

Meet the bonnethead, the world's first omnivorous shark

A new study reveals that the bonnethead shark ( Sphyrna tiburo ), a relatively small shark found in coastal waters around the U.S., is a flexitarian - meaning it has the ability to switch betw...

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Cory Booker releases confidential documents, GOP warns of consequences

Cory Booker releases confidential documents, GOP warns of consequences

Sen. Cory Booker , D-N.J. called the process "a bit of a sham". Here's why he did so - and what's likely to happen as a result. At issue are documents provided to the committee before the hea...

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French sports minister resigns ahead of gov't reshuffle

French sports minister resigns ahead of gov't reshuffle

He replaces Nicolas Hulot , a high-profile and popular green campaigner who quit last week, lamenting that not enough was being done against environmental destruction. Flessel announced her resignati...

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Japan Takes Tiny First Step Toward Space Elevator

Japan Takes Tiny First Step Toward Space Elevator

CNET has reached out to Obayashi and Shizuoka University for comments. Two small cubic satellites, which measure about 10 centimeters on each side, will be connected by a 10-meter steel cable. The...

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Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin

Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin

It was a characterization rejected by Democrats. Vermont's senior senator accused the judge of being aware of emails stolen from Leahy and other Democrats from 2001 to 2003 and having knowledge of...

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Democrats' Rage Puts Kavanaugh In Clearer Light

Democrats' Rage Puts Kavanaugh In Clearer Light

Not only that, Kavanaugh was also lambasted at the same hearing for refusing to shake the hand of Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter died in the Parkland mass shooting. Senate Democrats have vowed a fier...

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Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing

Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing

When she paused, Sen. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the hearing a "charade" and "a mockery of our norms". Even as Grassley spoke, multiple protesters spoke out and were escorted from ...

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Planet Nine playing hide-and-seek, and its hiding right beyond Neptune

According to calculations by Brown and his colleague Konstantin Batygin in 2016, Planet Nine likely weighs from five to 20 Earth masses and travel along an orbit that's hundreds or 1,000 times...

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Tropical Storm Gordon: Where it's headed and the North Texas impact

Tropical Storm Gordon: Where it's headed and the North Texas impact

A hurricane warning was put into effect for the mouth of the Pearl River in MS to the Alabama-Florida border. But it is moving quickly to the west-northwest at 17 miles per hour. To make matters wor...

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Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests

Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests

Trump has often criticised the federal judiciary, and some liberals fear Kavanaugh could serve as a rubber stamp for the president. Richard Blumenthal of CT, "selecting a justice on the Supreme Cou...

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Coast casinos get the green light to reopen after Tropical Storm Gordon

Coast casinos get the green light to reopen after Tropical Storm Gordon

The child died, the Sheriff's Office said , after a tree fell on top of a mobile home in Pensacola. This satellite image is from shortly before landfall, around 1 p.m. Pensacola International Airpo...

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‘NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds’

‘NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds’

Carbon and oxygen are the molecular building blocks of sugars. "We have to get creative", said Monsi Roman, program manager of NASA's Centennial Challenges program. The first is the submission phase, ...

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Space station leak could have been sabotage, Russian Federation says

Space station leak could have been sabotage, Russian Federation says

The 2mm wide hole in the ISS was initially thought to have been caused by a small meteorite crashing into the £115billion ISS. NASA hasn't yet commented on what might have caused the 2-millimete...

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At least 87 dead elephants found in Botswana

At least 87 dead elephants found in Botswana

It is described as Africa's last eden . Close to 90 elephants were found dead near a wildlife sanctuary in Botswana , as conservationists warned of what could be the largest-scale wave of poach...

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Florence becomes a hurricane in the Atlantic

Florence becomes a hurricane in the Atlantic

Families filled sandbags, took patio furniture inside and stocked up on batteries and bottled water as the Gulf Coast prepared Tuesday for Tropical Storm Gordon, which was forecast to become the secon...

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Tropical Storm Gordon likely to become a hurricane Tuesday

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Florence held steady at just below hurricane strength over the eastern Atlantic Ocean early Monday evening, about 1,000 miles west-northwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde ...

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GMB calling for public vote on final Brexit deal

GMB calling for public vote on final Brexit deal

The clash marks the renewal of the parliamentary sitting following the summer recess, raising the curtain on what is likely to be a tumultuous few months as MPs battle over Brexit . With Parliament ...

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Space station leak caused by man-made hole

Space station leak caused by man-made hole

He added that the drill appeared to have been held by a "wavering hand". Another theory, according to retired Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev, is that it was an astronaut in space responsible. One p...

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Governments 'not ready' for Poland climate change talks - Fiji president

Governments 'not ready' for Poland climate change talks - Fiji president

The Paris agreement - adopted by more than 200 nations in 2015 - set the goal of limiting warming to "well below" a rise of two degrees C above pre-industrial times, while trying to reach the toug...

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Pressure Builds on U.K., European Union to Reach a Brexit Deal

Pressure Builds on U.K., European Union to Reach a Brexit Deal

Mrs May is facing a turbulent few months in parliament as she attempts to win agreement for her Brexit proposals , known as the Chequers plan, both within her own party and from the EU. It is also...

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Almost 90 elephants killed near famed Botswana wildlife sanctuary

Almost 90 elephants killed near famed Botswana wildlife sanctuary

The organisation, which is carrying out an aerial survey, said numerous 87 elephants were poached for their tusks and five white rhinos have also been killed in three months. On a year by year basis, ...

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Strawberry Full Moon: How and when to see it

The phenomenon is possible since the moon will be at its furthest distance from Earth. It's the opposite of a super moon, when the moon orbits closest to Earth. Historic Algonquin Native America...

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Sand bags distributed as Gordon approaches Gulf

Sand bags distributed as Gordon approaches Gulf

It is also not expected to strengthen into a hurricane; it will likely stay tropical storm strength. A storm surge warning has been issued from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama...

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Norman grows into Category 4 hurricane in Pacific

Norman grows into Category 4 hurricane in Pacific

The scientific organisation have also predicted, "Some strengthening is possible tonight and early Friday". It was centered about 600 miles (965 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's B...

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Hubble telescope spots 'northern lights' on Saturn

Hubble telescope spots 'northern lights' on Saturn

Because the atmosphere of the gaseous planets is dominated by hydrogen, these auroras can only be seen in ultraviolet wavelengths . Auroras, also called the northern lights, are caused by magnetic ...

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PM says government committed to Trans Mountain, carbon tax

PM says government committed to Trans Mountain, carbon tax

Once the board issues a new recommendation to cabinet, the federal government will have to redo its final phase of consultation with all the affected First Nations along the pipeline route. Notley cal...

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