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The actual color of the "blood moon " will differ depending on atmospheric conditions. The Wolf Moon is the traditional name for January's full moon . "Interestingly, our election could be influenced by these eclipses as the effects can last up to six months afterwards", she says . According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , Native American tribes named each of full moons - this one referring to howling canines outside of villages.
  • China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

    China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

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    China launched the relay satellite "Queqiao", meaning Magpie Bridge, on May 21 to set up the communication link between the earth and the moon's far side. Chang'e is the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology. Once on the moon's surface, the rover faces an array of extreme challenges. China has promoted global cooperation in its lunar exploration program, with four scientific payloads of the Chang'e-4 mission developed by scientists from Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia .
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes historic third launch and landing

    SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes historic third launch and landing

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    For the first time, a single orbital-class rocket booster has been used for three missions, pushing a payload into space and then returning safely to Earth each time. It's not the largest launch ever - The Verge noted that an Indian rocket carried 104 satellites into orbit. "Nothing wrong with a little swim". A SpaceX rocket carrying 64 small satellites has lifted off from California with a first stage that has been used twice before.
  • NASA's InSight Finally Lands on Mars

    NASA's InSight Finally Lands on Mars

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    Applause, laughter, hollering. You'll hear all that today from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mission Control in Pasadena, California if its InSight spacecraft successfully touches down on Mars. NASA will use radio telescopes in Green Bank, West Virginia and also in Germany to listen out for radio signals from InSight. The landing itself saw InSight slow from 12,300 miles per hour to just 5 miles per hour before touching down on the surface.
  • Climate change will severely affect U.S. economy

    Climate change will severely affect U.S. economy

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    The report even outlines how climate change is expected to affect the distribution of disease-carrying insects, exposing populations to Lyme disease ticks and mosquitoes that transmit viruses such as Zika, West Nile, and dengue. Some $1 trillion in coastal real estate is threatened by rising sea levels, storm surges and high-tide flooding exacerbated by climate change, according to the report.
  • Richard Branson Is Just 'Weeks' Away From Sending Virgin Galactic Into Space

    Richard Branson Is Just 'Weeks' Away From Sending Virgin Galactic Into Space

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    Branson cited a Labour Force Survey that found that in 2016, in the United Kingdom alone, mental health accounted for 15.8 million sick days. Then, in 2016, the VSS Unity , which replaced the VSS Enterprise, completed its first glide test with flying colors and completed a few more powered flight tests in April and May.
  • UBC issues warning about disruption of natural gas supply

    UBC issues warning about disruption of natural gas supply

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    A massive pipeline explosion in British Columbia risks cutting off the flow of Canadian natural gas to Washington State, and companies are urging customers to conserve. The RCMP has confirmed that there has been a pipeline explosion in the vicinity of Prince George , B.C. This includes turning off thermostats and limiting other uses of natural gas as much as possible.
  • Scientists call for urgent action to limit climate change

    Scientists call for urgent action to limit climate change

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    The report highlighted a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in comparison to 2 degrees Celsius or higher. "Even at a little over 1.0°C warming, India is being battered by the worst climate extremes - it is clear that the situation at 1.5°C is going to worsen".
  • Here’s what it would take to stop climate change sooner

    Here’s what it would take to stop climate change sooner

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    The IPCC warns, however, there is a stark difference between 1.5 and even 2 degrees Celsius of warming. He warned the world was already seeing the beginning of "massive displacement and a shocking rise in hunger" - and unless temperatures stayed below 1.5C, island nations would disappear beneath rising seas.
  • Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

    Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

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    The NWS puts the chances of formation at 40 percent over the next 48 hours. The system is expected to become a tropical depression late Saturday or Sunday and become a tropical storm by Sunday night, the center said. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Leslie continues its easterly path across the central Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour. It has to get through quite a bit of wind shear, before it enters the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Jewish Physicist Becomes Oldest Nobel Prize Winner

    Jewish Physicist Becomes Oldest Nobel Prize Winner

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    The inventions revolutionized the field, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences noted in its announcement. Optical tweezers trap a tiny object by using focused laser beams to exert very small forces on it. These optical tweezers could then be used to control and direct individual cells , viruses , proteins , and even atoms. Scientist Arthur Ashkin thought he might have a chance to win a Nobel Prize a few decades ago.
  • Tropical Storm Watch now in effect for SVG

    Tropical Storm Watch now in effect for SVG

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    The storm had sustained winds of about 75 km an hour but was expected to strengthen within the next 24 hours. Rainfall accumulations of at least 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 millimetres) are possible between Wednesday night and Friday morning.
  • After the hurricane comes the deluge on SC coast

    After the hurricane comes the deluge on SC coast

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    Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the SC coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate. About 2,200 people were in shelters, compared with a high of around 20,000, the governor said. "So, you know they say a picture is worth a thousand words, but laying your own eyes on this from the ground is invaluable".
  • Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the Ottawa Tornado

    Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the Ottawa Tornado

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    More than 270,000 residents and businesses in the Ottawa and Gatineau region are still without power following Friday's violent storm. Officials in Gatineau said that 200 people there had received housing assistance through the Red Cross.
  • Kirk expected to move more quickly west through ocean

    Kirk expected to move more quickly west through ocean

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    Satellite imagery indicates that a non-tropical low pressure system is forming along a frontal boundary about 900 miles west-southwest of the Azores. "A reduction in speed is likely after 48 hours once Kirk moves south of a large central Atlantic trough, but it should still be moving along at a pretty good clip".
  • Space hoppers hitch ride on an asteroid

    Space hoppers hitch ride on an asteroid

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    The rovers are collectively known as MINERVA-II1. A pair of tiny JAXA robots, released by the Hayabusa2 probe, have successfully landed on the Ryugu asteroid and began transmitting images from the surface of the "potentially hazardous" object four years after the mission launch.
  • Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

    Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

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    A soft, white blanket of webbing formed near a lagoon in western Greece , reportedly allowing a massive mating "party" to ensue between spiders in the town of Aitoliko. She noted that the phenomena had been seen before in the region in 2003, and that the spiders would soon die off, and the web would degrade naturally, leaving the vegetation undamaged.
  • SpaceX to name first passenger for a round trip to the moon

    SpaceX to name first passenger for a round trip to the moon

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    It's time to find out who SpaceX is sending around the moon on its Big Falcon Rocket. SpaceX did not reveal how much Maezawa paid for the lunar flight, but said it was a significant sum and that he'd already made a down payment. In an interview in March, Musk said the ship was now being built, adding "I think we'll probably be able to do short flights, short sort of up-and-down flights, probably sometime in the first half of next year".
  • Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

    Trump tours Carolinas as death toll from Florence rises

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    Amtrak announced that it will resume passenger train service in and through North Carolina on Thursday. Recovery from Hurricane Florence's damage to SC could cost more than $1 billion. About 10,000 frustrated and exhausted people remain in shelters as forecasters predict flooding from swollen rivers will worsen in the two states over the next several days.
  • Storm Ali to batter north Cumbria with 80mph winds

    Storm Ali to batter north Cumbria with 80mph winds

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    The weather warning for Storm Ali is from 6.00 to 22.00 on Wednesday and covers Scotland, northern England, North Wales and Northern Ireland, with amber issued for northern England and southern and central Scotland. Journeys by road, rail and air are likely to be disrupted and the conditions could also damage buildings, lead to power cuts and blow over trees. Strong winds affecting parts of Northern Ireland early in the day will continue to strengthen through the morning and then extend ...
  • Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

    Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

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    National Hurricane Center . Five in focus? Yes, that's now how many areas are being monitored across the tropics. The storm caused an estimated $125 billion of damage along the Gulf Coast. Storm surge is tidewater driven by high winds . A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds , conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky.
  • Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

    Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

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    Areas along the SC coast, including Myrtle Beach, reported power outages Friday morning and early afternoon. She plans to continue to ride out the storm. The hurricane made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at about 7:17 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said . About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders and millions of others live in areas likely to be affected by the storm.
  • SC governor updates Hurricane Florence response at 2:30 PM

    SC governor updates Hurricane Florence response at 2:30 PM

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    The photo shows just how huge Florence looks, with its wind field stretching for hundreds of miles. North Carolina corrections officials said more than 3,000 people were relocated from adult prisons and juvenile centres in the path of Florence, and more than 300 county prisoners were transferred to state facilities.
  • Florence weakens but could linger for longer

    Florence weakens but could linger for longer

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    As of 2 p.m., the storm was centered 435 miles southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina, moving at 16 mph. With flood waters rising rapidly in many communities, people trapped in homes awaited rescue, while tens of thousands hunkered down in shelters after fleeing their homes as the storm approached.
  • Hurricane Florence Hits Near Wrightsville Beach

    Hurricane Florence Hits Near Wrightsville Beach

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    Florence was expected to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina , at midday, and forecasters said its size meant it could batter the U.S. East Coast with hurricane-force winds for almost a full day. In New Bern, population 29,000, flooding on the Neuse River trapped people, and Mayor Dana Outlaw told The Charlotte Observer that about 200 had been rescued by 5 a.m.
  • Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC

    Hurricane Florence seen maintaining strength as it approaches coast: NHC

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    On Thursday afternoon, the storm's outer rain bands began lashing down on the coast. Florence's eye could come ashore early Friday around the North Carolina-South Carolina line. The Miami-based center says the center of the eye moved ashore with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, making Florence a Category 1 hurricane in terms of wind intensity.