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The Voyager 2 spacecraft may have finally taken the plunge into interstellar space, according to a new NASA announcement. Six years ago, its twin spacecraft Voyager 1 broke the outer boundary of the heliopause , where the hot solar wind meets the cold, dense space between stars known as the interstellar medium.
  • Tropical Storm Kirk speeds up as it moves west across the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Kirk speeds up as it moves west across the Atlantic

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    Meanwhile, Subtropical Storm Leslie is no threat to land. The next disturbance or depression upgraded to a tropical storm will be named Kirk followed by Leslie. Leslie formed as part of a large wave of moisture that could spawn more systems in the coming days. There is a another system southeast of Bermuda.
  • Hurricane Florence’s 3-day wrath on the Carolinas begins today

    Hurricane Florence’s 3-day wrath on the Carolinas begins today

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    Meteorologists for days have watched Florence grow in size, allowing its hurricane and tropical-storm-force winds to spread far out from the center of the storm. SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination.
  • Florence rainfall totals for North Carolina: 8 trillion gallons

    Florence rainfall totals for North Carolina: 8 trillion gallons

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    He loaded all of his furniture into a borrowed flatbed hay trailer and took it to a warehouse where space was being donated to possible flood victims. "In anticipation of a substantial future federal appropriation, we intend to make an immediate down payment on Hurricane Florence relief funds". This year, the water broke the windows, leaving the pews a jumbled mess and soaked Bibles and hymn books on the floor.
  • Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

    Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

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    The 42-year-old said he will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey in 2023. "Why do I want to go to the moon?" 'I will make this a meaningful journey with SpaceX on the BFR launch vehicle'.
  • Florence brings heavy wind and rain to SC after killing 5

    Florence brings heavy wind and rain to SC after killing 5

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    More than 430,000 people in North and SC are without power, and water is rising along the coast, where people in some towns have experienced dramatic rescues due to the towering storm surge. Tropical Storm Florence is continuing to dump risky amounts of rain as it continues its slow slog across the Carolinas. "And we're not done yet", Graham said, adding that some hard-hit areas could get an additional 15 to 20 inches because the storm was moving so slowly.
  • At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

    At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

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    Officials confirmed at least four deaths in North Carolina: A mother and infant killed in Wilmington when a tree fell on their house. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the State in several feet of water.
  • Hurricane Florence: 4 storm-related deaths reported

    Hurricane Florence: 4 storm-related deaths reported

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    Wednesday shows Tropical Storm Isaac , right, on the doorstep of the Antilles, while Hurricane Florence , a Category 4 storm, takes aim at the US east coast. The biggest threats from Hurricane Florence are life-threatening storm surge, devastating flash-flooding, and hurricane-force winds. Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are likely into Friday, with possible rainfall accumulations of one (1) to two (2) inches.
  • Hurricane Florence: Storm downgraded but threat remains

    Hurricane Florence: Storm downgraded but threat remains

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    Forecasters said Florence's eye could come ashore early Friday around the North Carolina-South Carolina line. A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet (9 meters) high as Florence churned toward shore. Airlines cancelled almost 1000 flights and counting. The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks. Hurricane Florence is closing in on the Carolinas Thursday morning as more than 10 million people brace for the worst.
  • How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You?

    How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You?

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    In North Carolina the Outer Banks and in SC as of noon Tuesday - mandatory evacuations in eight coastal counties. "If the hurricane miraculously, overnight, decides to go somewhere else, we can take corrective action", he said, saying it was easier to "stand down" state resources than have them "stand up" at a moment's notice.
  • Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

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    With South Carolina's beach towns more in the bull's-eye because of the shifting forecast, OH vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand. Similar declarations were made earlier in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut to allow traffic to flow inland, but the exodus was slow along roads jammed with ...
  • Another hurricane heading toward Hawaii

    Another hurricane heading toward Hawaii

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    The still-Category 2 storm was moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour as of Friday evening. A turn to the west- southwest by Tuesday is predicted. "I can't find another example of a hurricane/typhoon nearing Guam, Hawaii & the eastern United States at nearly exactly the same time (days ~ 4,5,6 respectively)".
  • Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space

    Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space

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    Cooper's emergency declaration makes it possible to waive the state's transportation rules so North Carolina farmers can harvest and transport their crops to market faster . In the Pacific Ocean, while Tropical Storm Norman is not expected to hit Hawaii, Hurricane Olivia could hit the islands next week, potentially as a tropical storm, the hurricane center said.
  • Storm Gordon slings gusty wind, heavy rain at U.S. Gulf Coast

    Storm Gordon slings gusty wind, heavy rain at U.S. Gulf Coast

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    The Florida Keys have already experienced the heavy rain and wind from the tropical storm. The worst conditions are expected to arrive along the north central Gulf Coast by late afternoon Tuesday and, especially, Tuesday evening. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Okaloosa county stretching west through Louisiana. The region could see rising waters of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 metres).
  • Dozens Arrested Disrupting First Day of Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

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    The Trump administration is also withholding more than 100,000 pages of Kavanaugh's records on the basis of presidential privilege. Democrats and advocates fear the conservative appellate judge, who was nominated to the high court by President Donald Trump , will overturn Obamacare's pre-existing condition protections, taking the country back to a time when insurance companies could deny consumers coverage.
  • Democrats actions too late for court pick

    Democrats actions too late for court pick

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    But within moments of Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley banging the gavel, Democrats launched what appeared to be coordinated protests against moving ahead with the hearing on Kavanaugh's lifetime appointment to the highest U.S.
  • Oil prices fall as U.S. storm threat eases, but Iran sanctions loom

    Oil prices fall as U.S. storm threat eases, but Iran sanctions loom

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    The long answer? It's going to be cloudy, muggy and rainy for the rest of the week, but the city's highest chance of rain will be on Friday - when the storm eventually makes its way inland. The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east, meaning Louisiana is now just outside the area under the hurricane warning . Built after Hurricane Katrina, the home is made to withstand a 150 mile-an-hour wind, she said.
  • New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance

    New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance

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    The hurricane center said the storm has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm by Saturday. Forecasters expect the system will remain out at sea and will not threaten Florida . The National Hurricane Center continues to watch two areas in the tropics. But there is plenty of Atlantic Hurricane Season left, which does not come to an end until November 30.
  • Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

    Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

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    New named storms have formed far out over the Atlantic and Pacific, though neither poses a threat to land. After that, cooler waters and higher wind shear will likely force it to become post tropical. The possibility for Ernesto comes less than a week after the Climate Prediction Center reduced its forecast to reflect a below average hurricane season .
  • U.S. plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

    U.S. plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

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    After wiping out plans to continue boosting fuel economy standards earlier this month, the EPA on Tuesday proposed rolling back emissions standards on electric power plants. The onerous nature of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan prompted the entire MS congressional delegation in 2015 to criticize the plan as being prohibitively expensive and unattainable for Mississippi.
  • What's next for Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

    What's next for Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

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    Turnbull, trying to regain the initiative as speculation swirled over his future, began a meeting of Liberal parliamentarians on Tuesday by declaring the leadership of the party, and therefore the government, open to be contested. I am proud of the fact that I got children out of detention. We have now moved nearly 400 people off Manus Island and Nauru and that is a significant achievement.
  • Malcolm Turnbull wins leadership challenge

    Malcolm Turnbull wins leadership challenge

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    While several backers of Mr Dutton have admitted to a "wait and see approach", nine cabinet ministers were ready to get behind the Home Affairs Minister - half of cabinet's 18 Liberals, The Australian reported. "I think there might be a second phase strategy here". One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said she would not support legislation that allowed government's to reduce emissions targets through regulation, opening up another battle for the government in the Senate if it fails to secure ...
  • Chemical Linked With Cancer Found In Oat Cereals

    Chemical Linked With Cancer Found In Oat Cereals

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    He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2014. Lowry says even organic products can contain pesticides. And in California, dying plaintiffs can be granted expedited trials . contained traces of glyphosate. "It is time now for them to step up and do their jobs to ban glyphosate", said Zen Honeycutt, who heads Moms Across America, a group formed to raise awareness about toxic exposures.
  • Another Chance To See The Perseid Meteor Shower

    Another Chance To See The Perseid Meteor Shower

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    This year the most visible days are projected to be August 11-13, and NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke says the USA can expect to see as many as 60 to 70 meteors per hour during the shower's peak. Lucky observers may see the occasional meteor sailing across the sky for several seconds, leaving behind a trail of glowing smoke. The shower is expected to be visible from across the country, but Space .com recommends viewers find the darkest place they can find to view the shower, to avoid ...
  • Trump EPA to Roll Back Back Obama-Era Gas Mileage Standards

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    The administration also proposed a withdrawal of California's Clean Air Act preemption waiver . The Obama administration estimated that the increased standards would save 12bn barrels of oil. As vehicle manufacturers boosted fuel economy across their fleets, incremental improvements have become more costly and complicated while returns have diminished, the agencies say.
  • NASA confirms delays in Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew flights

    NASA confirms delays in Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew flights

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    Those spacecraft, SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100, are now months away from their first uncrewed test flights from Cape Canaveral. On the left, NASA astronaut Suni Williams, fully suited in SpaceX's spacesuit, uses the display inside a mock-up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft in Hawthorne, Calif., during a testing exercise on April 3.
  • Weather Authority: Severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon and evening

    Weather Authority: Severe weather possible Wednesday afternoon and evening

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    Flooding concerns are there but mainly in Manitou and the Waldo Canyon scar. The heat continues Tuesday but the rain chance ticks down to 60 percent. Although we won't see much of a difference in high temperatures, dew points are going to rise into the upper 60s and 70s making it feel very humid and oppressive for the next few days.
  • Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

    Blood moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming this week

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    And the current forecast across Sussex is for a few scattered clouds, so everyone should have a chance of a great view. Unfortunately this historic event will not be witnessed in its entirety by us North Americans, who have the worst seats on the planet - literally! It will be a total eclipse.
  • Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen: FBI Agent Peter Strzok Deserves Purple Heart

    Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen: FBI Agent Peter Strzok Deserves Purple Heart

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    U.S. House members proved Thursday that they are more interested in political posturing and getting on TV with fiery soundbites than in fact-finding, as they questioned FBI official Peter Strzok about whether his anti-Trump bias influenced the investigation of the Trump presidential campaign for possible collusion with Russian Federation.
  • Chris to kick up surf; no real threat

    Chris to kick up surf; no real threat

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    Elsewhere, the remnants of storm Beryl were producing strong gusty winds and areas of heavy rain over the north-central Caribbean Sea, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. EDT (0635 UTC) and analyzed the storm in infrared light. No coastal watches or warnings were in place for Chris as of Sunday. Although it is not expected to head toward North Carolina, Chris will churn up the seas, making for a high surf and unsafe rip currents as well as high winds.
  • Areas in Atlantic presents possible tropical development

    Areas in Atlantic presents possible tropical development

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    Satellite imagery indicates Tropical Depression Two has strengthened into a Tropical Storm. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said the storm was expected to dissipate east of the Lesser Antilles sometime during the weekend. "It looks like the disturbance is going to be somewhat stationary over the next few days, with not much organization", Staarmann said Thursday morning.
  • Trump plans to announce Supreme Court pick July 9

    Trump plans to announce Supreme Court pick July 9

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    Aboard Air Force One on the way to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, the president also said it was inappropriate to discuss whether he was looking for a justice who would be willing to overturn Roe v. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. It was conceived as a way to counter what its members saw as liberal domination of the nation's law-school faculties.
  • Curiosity Rover Uncovers Long-Sought Organic Materials on Martian Surface

    Curiosity Rover Uncovers Long-Sought Organic Materials on Martian Surface

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    NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has found complex organic matter on the surface of the red planet. If scientists keep drilling deeper and more widely, as they plan to do with the European and Russian space agencies' ExoMars rover and NASA's Mars 2020 mission , who knows what they might find? Curiosity also has confirmed seasonal increases of methane in the Martian atmosphere.
  • Only 60 per cent plastic waste is recycled: Environment Minister

    Only 60 per cent plastic waste is recycled: Environment Minister

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    With plastic making up 10% of the total waste generated, half of it used is disposable or single-use. Up to five trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the United Nations said Tuesday as it warned the world was choking on trash.
  • SpaceX launches SES-12 into orbit using previously flown first stage

    SpaceX launches SES-12 into orbit using previously flown first stage

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    The launch was set to attempt liftoff on Friday, with a launch window set for 12:29 a.m. The Falcon 9's first stage had supported the OTV-5 mission in September 2017, according to a SpaceX press kit . The spent stage then fell away and the single engine powering the second stage took over to continue the trip to space. "We get a lot of performance from this vehicle", Martin Halliwell, chief technical officer of SES , said of the Falcon 9 .
  • New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows

    New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows

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    The full cost of phased eradication over 10 years was projected at $886 million. There will be some flexibility for farmers in the timing of culling to offset production losses. In particular farmers need to be meticulous with animal movement records and the way they use NAIT. About 300 properties are in biosecurity lockdown and 858 are under surveillance.
  • Alan Bean, moon-walking U.S. astronaut turned painter, dies in Houston

    Alan Bean, moon-walking U.S. astronaut turned painter, dies in Houston

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    On Nov. 19, 1969, Bean, together with Apollo 12 commander Charles "Pete" Conrad, landed on the Ocean of Storms and became the fourth human to walk on the Moon. "[There's] no telling what that costs per minute to be on the moon - millions and millions of dollars - so you wanted to make every one of 'em productive".