Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence

The storm's minimum central continues to drop, now at 946 millibars. " Florence is expected to remain a hurricane and likely reintensify over the weekend". East Coast next week has increased". Winds peaked at 130 miles per hour Wednesday bef... More..

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Gordon weakens to tropical depression in coastal states
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Gordon weakens to tropical depression in coastal states

A storm surge warning is in effect for Biloxi, Mississippi, to Dauphin Island. Packing winds of 65 miles per hour, the storm is just 9 miles per hour from hurricane-strength, which it is predicted to attain...More..

Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Kavanaugh said he had also upheld many government regulations over the years. To me that means figuring out what your views are, judge, on whether a president is above the law. Kavanaugh said he reversed t...More..

'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge

Roe, of course, is the 1973 Supreme Court decision that declared abortion a constitutionally protected right. So in that sense, Tuesday's start to the Kavanaugh hearings marks the natural next step in t...More..

New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance

Tropical moisture will feed the development of showers and storms over parts of the Northern Plains, Lower Great Lakes, the mid-Atlantic and the OH and Tennessee valleys, as well as the Gulf Coast, on Saturday ...More..

Possible changes for emission standards for coal fueled power plants
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Possible changes for emission standards for coal fueled power plants

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asked in an interview whether his state would sue to block the plan , said "we're moving in that direction" but would see the administrative process through. While t...More..

5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

The system is no threat to the US, forming in a similar place in the Central Atlantic Ocean as its predecessor Tropical Storm Debby. A subtropical storm is a hybrid cyclone. It is centered around 695 miles so...More..

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical

Roundup, introduced in 1974 and based on a chemical called glyphosate , has always been controversial. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organisation's cancer agency,...More..

NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'

The mission may help scientists predict space weather events that can wreak havoc on Earth. A last-minute technical problem delayed the rocket's planned Saturday launch, with the countdown halted with jus...More..

Photographers capture Perseid meteor shower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Photographers capture Perseid meteor shower

Although the meteor shower is likely to be most easy to spot from earth on Sunday night, it has been visible since the end of July and will remain so for a further two weeks. If clouds obscure the sky where you...More..

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

According to NASA , the meteor shower peaks from 4 p.m. (EDT) on the August 12 until 4 a.m. on the August 13. You won't be able to see as many meteors when you're in a place with light pollution, which includ...More..

Scientists discover
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Scientists discover "rogue planet" outside solar system

The "rogue", as it's referred to by researchers, is producing an unexplained glowing aurora and travels through space alone, without a parent star . A unusual 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a ...More..

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from USA soil
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from USA soil

This is the first time since 2011 (when the USA's space shuttle retired) that astronauts will launch from the United States soil and from American-made spacecrafts. In 2013, she was one of the eight candidates ...More..

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability

Its primary goal is to launch a 5.8-ton satellite called Merah Putih meant to improve telecommunications in Indonesia, India, and much of Southeast Asia. After it is hauled back to Cape Canaveral, it will be in...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

That would price many buyers out of the new-vehicle market, forcing them to drive older, less-safe vehicles that pollute more, the administration says. The attorneys general of 20 states, including California...More..

Scattered rain showers Tuesday afternoon, evening
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Scattered rain showers Tuesday afternoon, evening

This will primarily impact areas closer to the area of low pressure, which will be Eastern Alabama and Southern Tennessee. Tuesday will be almost identical to Monday with scattered to widespread afterno...More..

This century's longest total lunar eclipse is happening Friday
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

This century's longest total lunar eclipse is happening Friday

According to the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (Assa)‚ it will be the longest lunar eclipse this century - and will last from 8.24pm to just after midnight. Residents in most of the world will be able...More..

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others

On the other hand, among these, there is the smallest moon of Jupiter found to date, Valetudo , named after the daughter of Jupiter and the goddess of hygiene in the Roman mythology. This oddball is a bit ...More..

Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

Saturday morning. As of Sunday afternoon, the zoo reported that five of the alpaca, two foxes, and the emu had all perished from their injuries. The animals were attacked Saturday morning, when a jaguar esca...More..

Caribbean islands brace for weakened but unsafe Tropical Storm Beryl
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Caribbean islands brace for weakened but unsafe Tropical Storm Beryl

The compact tropical cyclone had sustained winds of 60 miles per hour as of the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center , and was moving south at a sloth-like 1 miles per hour. "Other than some impac...More..

Tropical Depression, Hurricane Both Spinning Out in the Atlantic
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tropical Depression, Hurricane Both Spinning Out in the Atlantic

Sunday advisory. Beryl will run into upper-level westerlies in Sunday night or Monday morning, making it hard for Beryl to become more organized again, and its chances of being a hurricane before reachin...More..

Space Force and Air Force will be 'separate but equal'
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Space Force and Air Force will be 'separate but equal'

Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain and defense analyst, told The Washington Post that Trump cannot create a full-fledged, independent Space Force without a congressional act, but he could create an int...More..

Toxic Giant hogweed plant,causing blindness and third-degree burns discovered in Virginia
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Toxic Giant hogweed plant,causing blindness and third-degree burns discovered in Virginia

Giant Hogweed is an invasive plant with some very nasty properties-at worst it can cause 3rd-degree burns and permanent blindness. Sightings of the giant hogweed have been reported in Virginia, Maine, New ...More..

MoD launches initiative to curb use of plastic bottles
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

MoD launches initiative to curb use of plastic bottles

Volunteers collect plastic and other recyclable material at seaside in Mumbai, India , June 5, 2018. "The Government of Canada will continue to drive progress on the environmental challenges we face as a g...More..

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds More Clues to the Potential for Life
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds More Clues to the Potential for Life

Curiosity also measured an unexpectedly large seasonal cycle in the low levels of atmospheric methane . Although tantalizing, the two findings remain far from definitive when it comes to past or present l...More..

Double-header film screening for World Environment Day
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Double-header film screening for World Environment Day

Pakistan Navy celebrates World Environment Day on Tuesday and arranged numerous activities on to highlight the significance of environment in Pakistan and to promote awareness amongst public, concerned agenci...More..

Luxembourg - SpaceX launches satellite for SES in its 11th mission this year
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Luxembourg - SpaceX launches satellite for SES in its 11th mission this year

The satellite is created to expand SES' capabilities to deliver very small aperture terminal and high-throughput data connectivity and direct-to-home broadcasting services in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East....More..

New Zealand to cull over 100,000 cows to eradicate Mycoplasma
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

New Zealand to cull over 100,000 cows to eradicate Mycoplasma

The cost of the eradication program is estimated at 886 million New Zealand dollars ($616 million) over ten years. The Government would meet 68% of that cost and DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand would meet...More..

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

His decision in 1981 to give up his NASA career to become a full-time artist surprised some of his colleagues. Born in Texas in 1932, Bean graduated the University of Texas with a degree in aeronautical e...More..

Heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto to continue through Monday
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto to continue through Monday

Storm Alberto lashed the western Cuban region of Artemisa on Sunday (May 27), swelling a nearby river and dumping up to 12 cm of rain in less than eight hours. Swelling riverbanks, tornadoes and localized flo...More..

Alberto, first tropical storm for the season, forms, heads for Florida
by | Saturday, May 26, 2018

Alberto, first tropical storm for the season, forms, heads for Florida

According to the National Hurricane Center , the system, now centered over the southeastern Yucatan Peninsula, is becoming better defined. Follow WTXL First Alert on Social Media . Winds will be on the bree...More..

Lost Asteroid 2010 WC9 to come close to Earth on May 15
by | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lost Asteroid 2010 WC9 to come close to Earth on May 15

On May 8, 2018 - nearly eight years later - astronomers discovered an asteroid and gave it the temporary designation ZJ99C60. The Minor Planet Center indicates that 2010 WC9 is an Apollo type asteroid...More..

Ground gets signals from Bangabandhu-1
by | Saturday, May 12, 2018

Ground gets signals from Bangabandhu-1

SpaceX was set to launch the Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket on the afternoon of May 10 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Elon Musk's fledgling aerospace company SpaceX has bounced back from its ...More..

SpaceX to launch 'Falcon 9 Block 5' on Thursday
by | Friday, May 11, 2018

SpaceX to launch 'Falcon 9 Block 5' on Thursday

It will be just another routine launch, but should serve as a proving ground for the Block 5, which Musk has referred to as the "finished version" of its reusable Falcon 9 rockets. There is a 20 percent chance ...More..

Google Maps changes include AR directions, more
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Google Maps changes include AR directions, more

This number is meant to represent how well you might like a place based on a variety of information gathered by Google, including what you've rated and visited in the past, your drink and food preferences, and ...More..

Gmail will soon be writing entire emails for you
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Gmail will soon be writing entire emails for you

The next suggestion will then come up, and you can keep doing the Tab dance if you want, all the way to the end. When you type a sentence in an email, lighter text to potentially complete the sentence will ap...More..

Apple Acknowledges iPhone Is Struggling With A Serious Issue
by | Monday, May 07, 2018

Apple Acknowledges iPhone Is Struggling With A Serious Issue

After discreetly addressing the microphone problem in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus , Apple is now doing the same for another serious problem in the iPhone X, which was labeled the world's best-selling sma...More..

Google's Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Crashed Into A Sedan In Arizona
by | Sunday, May 06, 2018

Google's Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Crashed Into A Sedan In Arizona

Chandler Police told PCMag that the crash occurred when the Honda sedan was traveling eastbound, but had to swerve to avoid striking another vehicle heading northbound. It's unclear at this stage what caused th...More..

The First Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Details Have Arrived
by | Friday, May 04, 2018

The First Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Details Have Arrived

This exclusive content has yet to be detailed by Rockstar Games , but Sony could potentially share more details on it at E3 2018 in Los Angeles this June. In Red Dead Redemption , Marston has finally been cau...More..

Oculus Go now available, standalone mobile VR for £199
by | Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Oculus Go now available, standalone mobile VR for £199

Barra has reappeared again this time in a new unboxing video for Oculus Go. Several users noted that the 64gb would likely cost more than the $199 32gb version. In the course of showing it to a friend, that...More..