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Research Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico
Author: 0 Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

Willa had maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (249 kph) early Monday and was centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes. It was projected to weaken somewhat before hitting land but was still expected to be extremely unsafe. The US National Hurricane Center has warned that the storm system and could " produce life threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall " in Mexico on Tuesday.

Research Royal tour: Meghan and Prince Harry to launch Invictus Games
Author: 0 Royal tour: Meghan and Prince Harry to launch Invictus Games

The pregnant Duchess of Sussex has had her schedule cut back during her first royal tour , after a hectic start to her visit to Australia and the South Pacific with husband Prince Harry . Thomas Markle is "filled with love, joy, and happiness" following the news his daughter, Meghan , Duchess of Sussex , is expecting a baby. And the proud dad-to-be couldn't help but bring up the happy news as he delivered his speech at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony today [October 20].

Research Orionid meteor shower this weekend, will we see the show?
Author: 0 Orionid meteor shower this weekend, will we see the show?

Metro Vancouverites were privy to the Draconid Meteor Shower earlier this month , but they will see an even more dazzling display this week. However, it will be at its peak between October 21 to 22. With that being said, more meteors are produced at its peak, when 15 - 20 of the dazzling stars will appear in the sky. So it's best to go as far away from busy cities, get wrapped up warm, and allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness.

Research Here's NOAA's 2018-2019 winter weather forecast
Author: 0 Here's NOAA's 2018-2019 winter weather forecast

In the U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, above-average temperatures are most likely across the northern and western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. "No part of the U.S.is favored to have below-average temperatures", Halpert said. "NOAA" s Winter 2018 temperature outlook for the United States.

Research Antarctic ice shelf 'sings' as winds whip across its surface
Author: 0 Antarctic ice shelf 'sings' as winds whip across its surface

The Ross Ice Shelf at the Bay of Whales - the point where Amundsen staged his successful assault on the South Pole. Researchers studying the Ross Ice Shelf have discovered a new and freakish acoustic phenomenon. "Basically, what we have on our hands is a tool to monitor the environment, really". Julien Chaput, an ambient noise monitoring expert at Colorado State University and new faculty member at the University of Texas, El Paso, told Earther that the recordings are a "happy ...

Research Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies
Author: 0 Chinese city plans 'artificial moon' to light up skies

The satellite will reportedly be eight times brighter than the real moon and could replace street lights. According to Wu, the company started testing this satellite years ago, having developed the technology sufficiently enough for it to be launched.

Research Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch
Author: 0 Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

According to the astronaut, that the Russian rocket failed for the first time in many years - supposedly OK because "it is impossible to be flawless all the time". But he told Rossia-24 television that the pressure was not any greater than what they endured during training for the mission. "There was no time to be nervous, because we had to work", he said.

Research Trouble brewing as climate change affects beer supply
Author: 0 Trouble brewing as climate change affects beer supply

In a collaboration that came about over drinks, an worldwide team of climate researchers has modelled the effects of climate change on barley and beer production. Beer prices could double worldwide and the US could see 20% decline in beer consumption-that's about 10 billion cans of beer. Prof. Guan said: "While the effects on beer may seem modest in comparison to numerous other - some life-threatening - impacts of climate change, there is nonetheless something fundamental in the ...

Research Carolinas next in line for Michael's fury — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Author: 0 Carolinas next in line for Michael's fury — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Searchers on Friday uncovered the first body in the rubble of the Florida town of Mexico Beach , which was almost obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 18 and was expected to climb further. Over 900,000 homes and businesses in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas were without power. Florida has had more hurricanes in October than in any other month.

Research Local space expert talks about implications of terrifying Soyuz rocket launch failure
Author: 0 Local space expert talks about implications of terrifying Soyuz rocket launch failure

The investigation into a mysterious hole on a Russian ISS module has been left on a cliffhanger as several spacewalks had to be scrapped after a Soyuz rocket failed to bring two crewmembers aboard the station. This was Ovchinin's second trip to the station, and Hague's first trip. In 2013, he joined NASA's astronaut corps and is the first member of his class to be assigned to a mission and fly into space, Wiseman said .

Research Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US

Asked if there would be more evacuation orders, he said officials were monitoring the situation but that people in potentially affected areas should not take any chances against such a large storm surge . He pulled two small boat docks from the water, packed his pickup and picked some beans from his garden before getting out - like hundreds of thousands elsewhere.

Research Enbridge pipeline ruptures, sparks fire near Prince George
Author: 0 Enbridge pipeline ruptures, sparks fire near Prince George

Hundreds of residents at a Vancouver apartment complex will soon find themselves without heat or hot water after a pipeline explosion in B.C.'s Interior that put two natural gas lines out of commission earlier this week. This includes turning off thermostats and limiting other uses of natural gas as much as possible. 'Thank you for all your concern, we are all okay, we are staying at a hotel tonight, the community is evacuated, everyone is accounted for and okay too.

Research ‘Nothing left’ after Hurricane Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle
Author: 0 ‘Nothing left’ after Hurricane Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle

At least two deaths have been blamed on the storm. All told, more than 900,000 homes and businesses in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas were without power. Minutes earlier, Michael's eyewall came ashore between Panama City and St. Vincent Island, and the hurricane center warned everyone inside the relative calm of the eye not to venture outside.

Research 'That was a quick flight': Crew of failed rocket keeps cool
Author: 0 'That was a quick flight': Crew of failed rocket keeps cool

NASA says two astronauts from the USA and Russian Federation have been flown to the city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan en route to Moscow after an emergency landing following the failure of a booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station.

Research 'Halve emissions or face catastrophe as Arctic ice melts'
Author: 0 'Halve emissions or face catastrophe as Arctic ice melts'

In the Paris accord, 197 countries agreed to the goal of holding global temperatures "well below" 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. KING: The timeline in this report is really sobering. The new IPCC report changes that. "The world is already experiencing the deadly effects of global warming at 1C", chief executive Caoimhe de Barra said.

Research Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn
Author: 0 Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

But providing African and Nigerian perspective to the report , pan-Africa Director of Oxfam International, Mr. Apollos Nwafor, said: " Climate change has set our planet on fire and millions are already feeling the impact". The report was the first commissioned by world leaders under the Paris Climate Accord from which President Trump is withdrawing the US and was first covered by The New York Times .

Research Even scientists are shocked by the latest United Nations report on climate change
Author: 0 Even scientists are shocked by the latest United Nations report on climate change

The New York Times reported on October 8, 2018 that the United Nations climate report known as SR15 calls for high carbon taxes from $135 to $5,500/ton while a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Bjorn Lomborg of October 9, 2018 says the costs of proposed CO2 cuts are not worth it, leading Friends of Science Society to slam the United Nations report as Goldilocks thinking without any rational cost-benefit analysis or practical plan.

Research WHAT’S HAPPENING: Hurricane slams Florida panhandle, Georgia
Author: 0 WHAT’S HAPPENING: Hurricane slams Florida panhandle, Georgia

Given the ongoing impacts, hurricane Michael still has 90 mph winds now nearly 5 hours after landall as we update this article, establishing the actual damage impacts and industry loss is going to take some time . The Category 4 hurricane was the fiercest to hit Florida in 80 years when it came ashore on Wednesday, but its strength waned as it pushed into Georgia.

Research Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida
Author: 0 Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida

Another 40,000 were without power in Georgia and 41,000 in Alabama. Hurricane Michael continues to gain strength as it moves through the southern Gulf of Mexico. Michael is likely to cause flooding and a storm surge along the coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the hurricane was 395 miles (635 kilometers) south of Panama City, Florida, and 365 miles (590 kilometers) south of Apalachicola, Florida.

Research Rocket carrying two astronauts to International Space Station makes emergency landing
Author: 0 Rocket carrying two astronauts to International Space Station makes emergency landing

Soyuz is now the only means for crews to travel to and from the station, with commercial crew vehicles by Boeing and SpaceX not expected to be ready to enter service before the middle of 2019. They were scheduled to dock with the space station later Thursday and spend six-months there. They set the trajectory for the flight, and if they aren't running at full capacity could send the rocket in completely the wrong direction.

Author: 0 Officials shift to search and rescue after devastating Michael

Life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall arrived with Michael , which is inundating the coastline. Authorities said at least one person has died, a man killed by a tree falling on a Panhandle home. Michael is continuing to strengthen as its minimum central pressure has dropped to 919 millibars. Never in recorded weather history has a hurricane hit the mainland United States at such a speed in October, the month marking the end of the June to November ...

Research Hubble Space Telescope in
Author: 0 Hubble Space Telescope in "safe mode" after gyro failure

Unfortunately, that could take weeks to accomplish, which means the telescope will stay in safe mode until the team is able to troubleshoot the gyroscope. Hubble has made more than 1.3 million observations since its mission began in 1990 and helped publish more than 15,000 scientific papers. IN SPACE - MAY 13: In this handout from NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope is grappled to Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125 by the shuttle's Canadian-built remote manipulator system May 13, 2009 in Space.

Research Category 4 Hurricane Michael being felt on Florida coast
Author: 0 Category 4 Hurricane Michael being felt on Florida coast

Florida Governor Rick Scott ordered activation of the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee . This will be the third storm to hit Northwest Florida this year. The hurricane center's Graham said Michael represented a "textbook case" of a hurricane system growing stronger as it drew near shore, in contrast to Hurricane Florence , which struck North Carolina last month after weakening in a slow, halting approach.

Research Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida
Author: 0 Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 counties, activating 500 National Guard troops in preparation for the storm. "Heavy rainfall, wind and storm surge impacts will be possible across portions of the northern Gulf Coast by midweek", according to the hurricane center.

Research Spock appears in first 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 trailer
Author: 0 Spock appears in first 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 trailer

You know more than I know! Set a decade prior to the original, William Shatner-starring Star Trek series, Discovery introduces Spock as the half-brother of Vulcan-raised Starfleet officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green). Beginning with Season 2 , Discovery will release new episodes on Thursdays, starting January 17. Jones further teased that we may meet the predator species on that planet who hunt Kelpiens as prey.

Research Hurricane Michael European Model Shows Storm Intensifying
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael European Model Shows Storm Intensifying

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking Tropical Storm Michael, which formed from a tropical depression in the Caribbean Sea on Sunday. So the damage footprint of hurricane Michael will be very different and aside from the threat posed by a Category 3 landfall and storm surge the impacts inland from wind damage could be much more significant than seen with recent Florence.

Research Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch
Author: 0 Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch

There's no specified launch window, and that could force SpaceX to move liftoff to October 11th if it has to scrub the launch on the 7th. The rocket's first stage successfully returned and landed at the Vandenberg base eight minutes after taking off, while the second stage accomplished the successful deployment of SAOCOM 1A after around 12 minutes of the launch.

Research Sonic-boom UFO show! SpaceX launches satellite, lands rocket booster in California
Author: 0 Sonic-boom UFO show! SpaceX launches satellite, lands rocket booster in California

CONAE was one of the company's first customers, signing up for two Falcon 9 launches back when SpaceX had only flown the smaller Falcon 1 vehicle. It, too, found success in landing at a new site north of Los Angeles. Watching a rocket blast into space is always quite the sight, but it was particularly mesmerising for people living on California's coast on Sunday.

Research Meteorite Used As Doorstop For 30 Years Recently Valued At $100K
Author: 0 Meteorite Used As Doorstop For 30 Years Recently Valued At $100K

She examined it and determined the meteorite was 88 percent iron and 12 percent nickel. Weighing 22 pounds, it's the sixth-largest recorded find in MI - and potentially worth $100,000, according to CMU . The farmer told him it was a meteorite , that it was part of the property and he could have it. He and his father dug it out the next morning and it was still warm.

Research Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site
Author: 0 Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site

Once again, the light is from a SpaceX launch. Please let us know where you took the image. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk also warned of the boom from his Twitter account. This may include multiple engine burns. Using titanium "grid fins" at the top of the rocket for steering and attitude control, the booster plummeted tail-first toward Vandenberg.

Research Forecasters eye disturbance in western Caribbean
Author: 0 Forecasters eye disturbance in western Caribbean

A tropical depression or storm is likely to form near the Yucatan Peninsula by Monday. Early indications are that we see a tropical storm that moves north and eventually northeast through the Gulf and makes landfall near the Florida panhandle.

Research Astronomers find evidence for giant, Neptune-sized exomoon
Author: 0 Astronomers find evidence for giant, Neptune-sized exomoon

The finding may lead to theories on the formation of moons being revisited, David Kipping, of Columbia University in NY, said. Jupiter itself has over 70 known moons , and four of these are comparable in size to our own, so multiple moon signals are not unexpected from exoplanet systems.

Research First moon outside the solar system found. It’s the size of Neptune
Author: 0 First moon outside the solar system found. It’s the size of Neptune

This is the first known large satellite of the planet outside the solar system. We won't know for sure until researchers can do more tests, of course, but even so, what we do have is very promising. Of the eight planets, only mercury and Venus they are not. Perhaps that wobble could be due to the presence of a second planet, the researchers thought.

Research China issues blue alert for Typhoon Kong-rey
Author: 0 China issues blue alert for Typhoon Kong-rey

Kong-Rey was packing maximum sustained winds of 198kph, with gusts of up to 244kph, according to CWB data. It is noteworthy that "Kong-Rey" was a 25 on account of the Typhoon which formed in the Pacific ocean this season. Buildings weakened from previous storms are most at risk of damage from impending tropical storm Kong-rey. In the 24 hours to noon on Friday, Okinawa could see downpours of up to 200 mm and be pounded by winds of up to 162 kph, with waves rising as high as 10 meters, the ...

Research Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K
Author: 0 Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

The chunk of iron and nickel was later valued at $100,000 after the Smithsonian Institution verified the find, CMU said in a release. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ". A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is actually worth more than A$140,000. This is the rags-to-riches story of a rock from outer space.