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AT&T, Verizon promise relief to customers affected by hurricane Michael

AT&T, Verizon promise relief to customers affected by hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm as it moved toward the Florida Panhandle, where it could blow ashore as the strongest storm to hit the United States this year. Scott said the...

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Three counties ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida Panhandle

Three counties ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida Panhandle

By the time Michael reaches the Carolinas, it will be a weakening tropical storm . By Tuesday morning Michael will likely reach Category 2 levels, and Category 3 by Wednesday with winds near 120 mile...

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Hubble Space Telescope Malfunction Won't Last Long, NASA Says

Hubble Space Telescope Malfunction Won't Last Long, NASA Says

But when the third one was powered up, it wasn't operating as it should be, so NASA Goddard engineers placed the telescope in safe mode while they try to figure out the problem. The plan "has alwa...

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Trailer, Ethan Peck as Spock

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Trailer, Ethan Peck as Spock

When asked if we'd see any other classic characters like Spock on the show, Kurtzman conceded, heavily hinting that the Talosians might be making an appearance on Discovery . A writer who loves any...

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SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully

SpaceX rocket carrying Argentinian satellite takes off successfully

Fortunately, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti took to Twitter to assuage any concerns of paranormal activity. For an encore, the rocket's first stage booster floated earthward and stuck its lan...

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Hurricane Michael puts 57000 Gulf Coast homes at risk

Hurricane Michael puts 57000 Gulf Coast homes at risk

Michael surprised forecasters Monday when an investigating flight found the storm more organized than expected and growing stronger. In all likelihood, destruction on that scale won't happen, but t...

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'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida

As Hurricane Michael barrels through the Gulf of Mexico and takes aim at Florida and the Carolinas, Richland and Lexington counties were placed under a Tropical Storm Watch, according to the Nat...

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United Nations warns world must take

United Nations warns world must take "unprecedented" steps on global warming

And she said: "Today's report by the IPCC makes clear that avoiding unsafe climate change will require a transformational effort, and that is precisely what Labour is offering - a plan to rapidly ...

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SpaceX Launch - October 7

SpaceX Launch - October 7

Californians from Los Angeles to Sacramento - about 270 miles (435 kilometers) from the launch site - also posted their confusion. The company, led by Elon Musk , sells launches on used Falcon 9 firs...

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'Huge changes needed to reduce global warming'

'Huge changes needed to reduce global warming'

To ensure the planet is liveable, global Carbon dioxide emissions have to be reduced by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 and renewables must provide up to 85% of global electricity by 2050 to meet targets...

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"Voyager-2" will soon leave the Solar system

According to NASA , the spacecraft has started to detect the same increase in cosmic radiation that hit Voyager 1 just before it finally entered interstellar space. NASA's Voyager 2 probe, now on...

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Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

Central Michigan University estimates the meteorite's value at around $100,000. Dr Sirbescu sent a sample of the rock to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, which confirmed her finding...

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SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

After it separated from the second stage, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket arrested its forward movement, and began falling back toward Earth. SpaceX has flown boosters back to land after laun...

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First moon outside our solar system discovered, astronomers think

First moon outside our solar system discovered, astronomers think

The journal's deputy editor, Kip Hodges, praised the researchers for their cautious tone, given the hard and complicated process of identifying an exomoon. Teachey and co-author David Kipping, an assi...

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Leslie upgraded to hurricane

Leslie upgraded to hurricane

At 6am today, Leslie was 500 miles east of Bermuda and was stationary, with winds of 75mph gusting to 92mph. Tropical storm Leslie grew in intensity to become a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday, bu...

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Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

An artist's conception shows Blue Origin's Blue Moon lander on the lunar surface. The spacecraft can fly a crew of four to the moon's orbit and then send them down to the surface in a lander. Pr...

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Massive LNG Project In BC Gets Shareholders' Final Approval

Massive LNG Project In BC Gets Shareholders' Final Approval

The $40 billion project features the construction of a 670 km pipeline from northeast B.C., and a liquified natural gas export terminal in Kitimat that will process and ship LNG to Asian markets. ...

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Scrawny dwarf planet, Goblin, found beyond Pluto

Astronomers have discovered a new object at the edge of our solar system. The discovery was made by Carnegie Institution for Sciences' Scott Sheppard, Northern Arizona University's Chad Trujillo a...

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University of Missouri Scientist shares Nobel Chemistry Prize

Strickland, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo , won the prize "for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics", according to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , wh...

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Guelph native wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Guelph native wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Arthur Ashkin was awarded the prestigious prize for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems. "Extremely small objects and incredibly fast processes now appear in a new ...

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Canadian among trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Canadian among trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

The optical tweezers created by Ashkin can manipulate living cells like viruses and bacteria without damaging them. Drs Mourou and Strickland came up with a way of generating high intensity and very...

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Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is ... rocky

The two autonomous rovers, unceremoniously named Rover 1A and Rover 1B, were dropped by Hayabusa 2 , their mothership, from a distance of 60 meters from the asteroid's surface. The mission marks the ...

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Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad

Tropical Storm Kirk regains strength, poses no threat to Trinidad

After being downgraded late Monday morning thanks to no longer containing a closed center of circulation, Kirk is once again a tropical storm this morning. Heading into the weekend, Tropical Storm Ki...

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Tiny Robots Sent To Explore Asteroid Ryugu By Japanese Spacecraft

Tiny Robots Sent To Explore Asteroid Ryugu By Japanese Spacecraft

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, shared photos taken by its MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu on Saturday. "This is just a real charm of deep space e...

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Concerns Grow For Arctic Beluga Whale After 2 Spottings In Thames Estuary

Concerns Grow For Arctic Beluga Whale After 2 Spottings In Thames Estuary

Beluga whales , which are easily identifiable by their white markings, usually inhabit the cold Arctic waters off Greenland, Svalbard and the Barents Sea. Beluga whales were last spotted in the United...

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Hurricane tracker: Tropical Storm Kirk projected path - where is Kirk now?

Hurricane tracker: Tropical Storm Kirk projected path - where is Kirk now?

At 5 a.m., the center of the storm was located near 9.1 degrees north, 28.0 degrees west or about 465 miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect f...

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Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going

Maximum winds remain at 40 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center is also now monitoring two other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic. "Weakening is likely during the middle to latt...

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Elon Musk announces the first passenger for SpaceXs Moon trip

Elon Musk announces the first passenger for SpaceXs Moon trip

SpaceX is about to reveal the first person who will be sent on a trip around the Moon on the forthcoming BFR. The 42-year-old Maezawa is one of Japan's most colorful executives and is a regular ...

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Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday

Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday

The storm has resulted in the deaths of at least 32 people, 26 in North Carolina , according to Gov. Roy Cooper. "This is a tough hurricane - one of the wettest we've ever seen, from the standp...

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Greek Spiders Take Over Beach with Webs Everywhere

Greek Spiders Take Over Beach with Webs Everywhere

Like a scene out of a horror movie, the town of Aitoliko in western Greece was covered in 1,000-foot-long spiderwebs. They commonly build their webs near watery habitats and some species can even wa...

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