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100 evacuated from flooded N. Carolina town 100 evacuated from flooded N. Carolina town
- September 27, 2018

Leaders in the Carolinas warned residents not to get complacent, warning additional horrors lie ahead before things get much better. Toward the coast, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said in a Facebook video that officers are going door-to-door in the Waccamaw River floodplain areas to encourage residents to consider evacuating and to get ready in case it becomes necessary. (more...)
Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West Tropical Storm Kirk Weakens Again As It Continues Moving West
- September 27, 2018

A release sent to the media yesterday said Kirk was about 755 km east of Barbados and was moving at 30 km an hour. Kirk has top winds estimated at 45 miles per hour Wednesday morning. It wasn't expected to strengthen beyond that but it was expected to dump more rain on parts of the already hard hit Carolinas, some of which are still under water after Hurricane Florence. (more...)
Kirk is a storm again
- September 27, 2018

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 miles per hour with tropical storm force winds extending 115 miles from the center. It is moving generally to the west at about 18 miles per hour. The most serious threat from Kirk is expected to be from rainfall . "A small-craft Warning means in this case that wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area". (more...)
Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video
- September 26, 2018

According to the UK-based Whale and Dolphin Conservation group, there have been just 20 sightings of beluga whales off the United Kingdom coast before today's incident. It says it is ready to provide help to the whale if asked to do so by other agencies. Another said: "Almost unbelievably, it would seem that there is now a beluga whale in the Thames". (more...)
Tornado tears through Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., damaging homes, vehicles Tornado tears through Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., damaging homes, vehicles
- September 25, 2018

Anthony Di Monte, chief of Ottawa Emergency and Protective Services, told CTV News that there are now 30 known injuries across the city with five people in the Dunrobin area of Ottawa suffering critical injuries. "My backyard just looks like a junk yard right now". "Just as we went past the stairs, the door blew open [and] a massive four-by-four came flying through the door", said Lowden, a local paramedic. (more...)
Epic mission: Spacecraft lowers rovers on asteroid Epic mission: Spacecraft lowers rovers on asteroid
- September 25, 2018

The rovers are fitted with seven cameras and will take stereo images of the asteroid's surface and are also equipped with temperature gauges, optical sensors, an accelerometer and a set of gyroscopes. JAXA proudly tweeted pictures from the rovers, which reached Earth via the spaceship Hayabusa-2. The Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 released two small Minerva-II-1 rovers on the asteroid Ryugu in a research effort that may provide clues to the origin of the solar system. (more...)
Photos reveal stunning moment Japan lands rovers on asteroid Photos reveal stunning moment Japan lands rovers on asteroid
- September 25, 2018

Now, following the successful deployment of a pair of tiny rovers from Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, the first color images from an asteroid's surface have been send back to Earth, and boy are they creepy. Scientists have just made history by landing the world's first unmanned drones on an asteroid. Then the spacecraft itself is scheduled to land on the surface-but only after an explosive blasts a crater into the asteroid. (more...)
Tropical Storm Kirk Gaining Speed In Atlantic
- September 23, 2018

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. "Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity forecast on Monday and Tuesday". advisory, that system jumped to name status: Tropical Storm Kirk . Tropical Disturbance 2: A broad area of low pressure located about 200 miles south of Bermuda is producing only minimal shower activity. (more...)
SpaceX reveals identity of first private passenger on moon flight SpaceX reveals identity of first private passenger on moon flight
- September 23, 2018

The identity of the traveler will be revealed at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California , during an event Monday evening. On Monday, SpaceX revealed the mystery passenger who would be taking the first private flight to the moon. (more...)
Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs
- September 23, 2018

A video from CBS Philly shows that the web covers the trees, bushes and shrubs near the shore. "These spiders are not risky for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora", she assures. Spiders take advantage of these conditions, they mate and create a whole new generation, writes Daily Hellas. Humidity and the spread of mosquitoes, providing excessive nutrition to the eight-legged creature population, may also have contributed to the unusual cobwebs smothering the plateau ... (more...)
1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding 1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding
- September 23, 2018

As former hurricane Florence marches on to New England, the Carolinas remain inundated with waters that just keep rising. He was accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long, Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of SC. (more...)
Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury
- September 23, 2018

In addition, about 30 Sanderson farms that together house more than 6 million chickens around hard-hit Lumberton, North Carolina , remain isolated by floodwater and out of reach of feed trucks, Sanderson said, noting that the number of dead chickens could increase. (more...)
Very big 1,000ft spider web mysteriously appears overnight in Greece
- September 23, 2018

A 300m-long spider's web has settled over an area of greenery surrounding the coast, casting a ghost-like veil. The warmer climate conditions in western Greece have led to a weird phenomenon. Sadly, the eight-legged architects will soon die off, leaving the web to degrade naturally. The webs are filled with Tetragnatha spiders - known as "stretch spiders " for their long bodies. (more...)
1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests 1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests
- September 22, 2018

The SpaceX chairman made the announcement about the online fashion retailer on Monday. SpaceX founder and CEO, Elon Musk , announced that SpaceX is working on the Big Falcon Rocket ( BFR ), a launch vehicle to carry people into space. (more...)
When will it end? Florences floodwaters rising in Carolinas When will it end? Florences floodwaters rising in Carolinas
- September 22, 2018

Trump said 1.6 million meals have been provided in North Carolina and another 400,000 are ready for victims in SC. The storm has resulted in the deaths of at least 32 people, 26 in North Carolina, according to Gov. However, a portion of I-95 remained closed Friday over the border in North Carolina at Exit 13, the S.C. Transportation Department warned in a news release. (more...)
A Giant Spider-Web Covers An Entire Shoreline In Aitoliko, Greece
- September 21, 2018

The spiders are likely to be from the genus Tetragnatha , commonly referred to as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. These spiders are - worryingly enough - so small and so light that they can run across water faster than they can move on land. (more...)
Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip
- September 21, 2018

The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk presented the first tourists that will be sent on a journey around the moon. His plan is to bring with him six to eight artists from various disciplines, including film, architecture, painting, sculpture and photography, with the goal that upon their return to Earth they create works inspired by the experience. (more...)
NASA TESS shares first science photograph NASA TESS shares first science photograph
- September 20, 2018

The first official image can be considered Large and the Small Magellanic Cloud, striking Beta in the constellation of the Crane and the red giant R Golden fish. Over the next three years, TESS will continue to scan the night sky, sector by sector. If we're going to find life in the cosmos, it's a good idea to look for other planets. (more...)
Trump to visit flooded North Carolina in aftermath of Hurricane Florence Trump to visit flooded North Carolina in aftermath of Hurricane Florence
- September 19, 2018

At least one North Carolina dam has breached so far under the strain of Florence's flooding, but officials say no homes were affected. That's the takeaway from recent viral news stories coming out in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, which are drawing attention to the plight of the animals left behind as owners are forced to flee the flooded region . (more...)
Musk names Japan billionaire for around-the-moon space trip Musk names Japan billionaire for around-the-moon space trip
- September 19, 2018

Maezawa has not yet chosen the artists who will accompany him and will be looking at top candidates from a wide range of disciplines, including painters, musicians, fashion designer, photographers, filmmakers, and architects. Although its Falcon Heavy rocket was set to fly in 2013, the first, and only flight, of the heavy lifter happened some five years later , and lobbed Musk's Tesla Roadster into space to puzzle future extraterrestrial visitors. (more...)

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