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Trini skywatchers get second supermoon of 2019

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Astrologer Richard Nolle defined the term back in 1979 as a "new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit". The biggest supermoon of 2019 will take over Orlando's sky Tuesday night. Another supermoon will arrive this week following the celestial event late last month. Read More »

After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

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Created to last only about 90 Martian days and travel only 1,100 yards on the Red Planet, the Opportunity rover went on to explore Earth's dusty neighbor for over 14 years, zig-zagging almost 30 miles across the planet. Without battery power, the rover was unable to keep its heaters running to protect its components from frigid temperatures during the night. He added: "It comes time to say goodbye". Read More »

Midwest polar vortex 2019: Death toll rises to 21 as temperatures fall

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In Chicago , one anonymous donor went viral for picking up the hotel tab for 70 people experiencing homelessness after they were evacuated from a tent city at risk of exploding propane tanks, according to the Chicago Tribune . He warned that "below-average temperatures might return to the Midwest and Northeast next week", but added, "The good news is that it likely won't be as harsh as this week's arctic blast". Read More »

Brrr, big chill hits US Midwest, United States News & Top Stories

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The US Postal Service - known for its commitment to bringing the mail whatever the weather - suspended deliveries in parts of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, the Dakotas and Nebraska. The National Weather Service is going with minus-24 at sunrise Thursday, which would fall short. In all , some 61,000 people lost power throughout the cold streak, ComEd officials said Wednesday night. Read More »

Lehigh Valley winter weather advisory: 3-6 inches of snow Tuesday

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This shouldn't be too much trouble for commuters, with most just seeing a spotty coating at best. Some areas will get no snow at all. Additional snow accumulation of 4-6 inches. Temperatures are expected to start heading back up on Thursday , with a high near 34. Wind chill values as low as 30 below. EMTs in Milwaukee have seen an increase of 15 to 20 calls a day from the freezing temperatures, Reynolds reports . Read More »

Years Ago Apollo 8 Wished Earth A Merry Christmas Eve

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For the first two decades, it was believed that it was Borman who had taken the photograph, an account that was validated based on a number of evidences that were available. Located among the gum trees and kangaroos just outside Canberra, Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station listened for the crucial acquisition of signal as the spacecraft emerged from behind the Moon on its final orbit, having fired its engine to return to Earth. Read More »

Police Dash Cam Captures Meteor Shower Ahead of Geminids Peak

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It is going to be an exciting night for stargazers around the globe as the year's most extraordinary cosmic display is set to illuminate the sky brightly on December 14 (Friday). "These meteors are also seen in the southern hemisphere, but only during the middle of the night and at a reduced rate". Dust. All that happens is that Earth is moving through a stream of dust and particles left over from the passing of a comet through the solar system. Read More »

Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it

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Meteorological departments recommend that the best view shall be seen once the radiant gets higher in the night sky. Here's a glimpse of what the skies have in store for you just past dusk today. Wichita is in a pretty good spot to view the meteor shower , provided some forecasted light cloud coverage Thursday evening subsides. The Geminid meteors come from an asteroid with the name 3200 Phaethon , an asteroid that orbits the sun every 1.4 years. Read More »

NASA Probe Reaches Asteroid Bennu Ready to Collect Samples

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The sample will be packed into a capsule that will drop in the Utah desert in 2023. The Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism ( TAGSAM ) will suck up the regolith, kicked up by its nitrogen gas thrusters, and hopefully collect enough to study back at home. Read More »

Became known, when a NASA probe landed on Mars

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InSight will fly through the Martian air at 12,300 miles per hour and must make initial contact with the atmosphere at an angle of precisely 12 degrees. The JPL controllers also expect to receive a photograph of the probe's new surroundings on the flat, smooth Martian plain close to the planet's equator called the Elysium Planitia . Read More »

Genetically Engineered Baby Claim Met with Investigations and Doubt

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These babies are naturally immune to HIV , the researchers say. The controversial experiment, publicised through the media and videos posted online by He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology of China, was criticised by many scientists worldwide as premature and called "rogue human experimentation". Read More »

Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway

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Shenzhen's Southern University of Science and Technology, where He works, has also launched an investigation . The more information that comes out about the Chinese researcher who edited the genes of two embryos-now twin newborn girls-the more other experts are concerned about the process the scientist followed, the gene he targeted and the results he achieved. Read More »

U.S. doctor warns against backlash to gene-edited baby claim

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Introducing heritable modifications into the gene pool for the treatment of disease is not necessarily wrong, but it would need to be justified by serious medical need, a good understanding of the risks and benefits, and a lack of any effective alternative treatment. Read More »

How to Watch NASA's InSight Touchdown on Mars Live

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EST. It's similar to the system that worked well in 2008 for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander (which was built on the same basic design used for InSight). The InSight is carrying two main science instruments - a burrowing heat probe and a trio of highly sensitive seismometers - to help mission scientists map the Martian insides in unprecedented detail over the next two Earth years, according to Space.com. Read More »

L'écran pliable de Samsung — Infinity Flex Display

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Le petit nom de cette innovation? Infinity-U: une encoche en forme de U placée sur la partie supérieure de l'écran , au centre. Juste avant la présentation de Samsung , le géant californien a annoncé la compatibilité d'Android avec le système pliable de Samsung . Read More »

Why a Half Degree Rise in Global Temperature Would Be Catastrophic

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The new research, however, indicates that many of those effects will occur even sooner, with just a 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature gain. Melting permafrost releases methane, a very potent greenhouse gas , which in turn causes more melting, a potentially devastating positive feedback loop. Read More »

Donald and Melania Trump Visit Florida 5 Days After Hurricane Michael's Landfall

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Lane, her husband and her son rode out the storm on the second story of an inn down the street from her home. Members of search and rescue crew are seen next to property damaged by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida , U.S. After meeting briefly with the FEMA personnel, Trump rounded the corner at the front of the vehicle, and the hundreds of people visiting the impromptu distribution center broke into cheers and applause. Read More »

Florida officials fear Michael's death toll will rise

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No cell phone, no power, no nothing. Hundreds of people have been rescued from the debris, and authorities fear the toll could climb higher as search-and-rescue efforts continue. The rented home he lived in with his girlfriend and son was wrecked, as were their possessions. "Those hospitals, the ones that my kids were born in and the ones that I was born in are closed", he said. Read More »

Photos and videos show mass destruction from 'Monstrous' Michael in Florida

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Homes completely destroyed. Refrigerators and toilets where the storm left them. Flash flooding also was reported in the big North Carolina cities of Charlotte and Raleigh. Emergency officials in SC are reporting no injuries or deaths so far as Tropical Storm Michael moves across the state. Social media websites were filled with messages from people trying to reach missing family members in Florida's Bay and Gulf Counties. Read More »

Searchers find bodies in hurricane-stricken town

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On the left, as we walk, there's a mattress slumped at the roadside, on the right a Dean Noontz novel lies in the dirt. Brad Rippey, a meteorologist for the United States agriculture department, said Michael severely damaged cotton, timber, pecan and peanut crops, causing estimated liabilities as high as $1.9bn and affecting up to 3.7m crop acres (1.5m hectares). Read More »

Michael drenches the Carolinas as tropical storm

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Roofs were peeled away, sent airborne, and homes were split open by fallen trees. His parents live about 20 miles from the nearest hospital and Sarah's grandmother had to walk hundreds of yard s to reach the emergency responders who could only tend to her after six hours due to downed trees. Read More »

Hurricane Michael downs trees, knocks out power

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There's no water, no power and emergency officials have no access to many towns from the Florida Panhandle to Virginia. "I have been up since 3:30 or 4 a.m. Sharon Black, who lives in Wilmington, North Carolina , anxious that Michael's winds would blow away debris still piled up on front lawns from Florence. Read More »

Rocket Headed for International Space Station Aborts After Launcher Failure

The two crew members, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague, are in good health, officials say. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists: "Thank God the cosmonauts are alive". More details on the status of Hague and Ovchinin when they come in. The Soyuz capsule has landed back on Earth carrying two crew members. The pair were due to join the three-person Expedition 57 crew already aboard the International Space Station . Read More »

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

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The average drought length will increase by four months at 1.5°C, by six months at 2°C and up to a staggering 19 months at 3°C; five-million more people would be exposed to water scarcity at 2°C compared with 1.5°C. To prevent that, the world has to cut the amount of emissions released each year by 2030 so that they are no more than 55 per cent of what they were in 2010. Read More »

Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number

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Is It A Big Deal? The report was authored and edited by dozens of climate scientists from around the world. The goal posts for the Paris Agreement have moved. It would also cut down on species loss and extinction and reduce the impact on various ecosystems. The decisions we make today are critical in ensuring a safe and sustainable world for everyone, both now and in the future ... Read More »

Hurricane Michael now 'extremely dangerous' Category 4

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Due to make landfall in Florida at midday local time (5pm United Kingdom time), forecasters are warning that life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall is expected along the northwestern Gulf Coast. All hurricanes cause some damage, but forecasters are concerned about hurricanes hitting this part of the coastline because of the shape of the land, the many inlets, and the broad continental shelf. Read More »

Governor Ivey issues State of Emergency due to Hurricane Michael

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In the Caribbean, a hurricane warning is in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. Michael is a completely different storm compared to Hurricane Florence , so the impacts will be different. The National Hurricane Center has enacted hurricane, tropical storm , and storm surge warnings for more than 300 miles of the Florida coast. Michael is now centered about 120 miles east northeast of Cozumel and 70 miles south of the western tip of Cuba, and it is expected to work ... Read More »

Limiting warming to 1.5°C possible, will save 420m people

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A summary of the Special Report on Global Warming is available here. At current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, earth could pass the 1.5 C marker as early as 2030, and no later than mid-century, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change reports with "high confidence". Read More »

These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit

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By the time it reaches Florida on Wednesday local time, it is expected to be a category three hurricane with winds of more than 100mph and storm surges of up to 12ft (3.7 metres). The advisories for Hurricane Michael as of October 9, 2018. A satellite image taken at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday showed Michael as it bore down on Cuba . Read More »