Residents told to 'get out now' as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Forecasts predict as much as 20 inches of rain in some places but one computer model warned there could be up to 45 inches, almost four feet. Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20in of rain, if not more , with as much as 10in e... More..

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by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

This system, when it gets to the coast, is only going to be moving about three miles per hour. US President Donald Trump has authorised emergency measures to free up federal funds to help those responding t...More..

These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely unsafe
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

These 4 reasons make Hurricane Florence extremely unsafe

Hurricane warnings have been issued by the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence , according to the agency's 5 p.m. A hurricane watch is in...More..

Susan Collins Crowdpac campaign for Brett Kavanaugh 'no' vote tops $800,000
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Susan Collins Crowdpac campaign for Brett Kavanaugh 'no' vote tops $800,000

The Planned Parenthood ads going up on Wednesday include women from a focus group conducted of swing voters in ME explaining their concerns about Kavanaugh and why they believe Collins should oppose him. "I thi...More..

Storm Florence: State Of Emergency Declared As US Braces For ‘Monster Hurricane’
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Storm Florence: State Of Emergency Declared As US Braces For ‘Monster Hurricane’

Beach communities in North and SC emptied out on Wednesday as Hurricane Florence threatened to unleash pounding surf and potentially deadly flooding as the most powerful storm to make a direct hit on the ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

As Hurricane Florence Looms, States Check Dam Integrity

He says storm surge could reach as high as 10 feet (3 meters) and estimates 1 million residents will be leaving the coast. "The water could overtake some of these barrier islands and keep on going". "But fo...More..

Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models

More than 5.4 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches on the US East Coast, according to the NWS, and another four million were under a tropical storm watch. "This is not a storm that ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Braving Bad Weather, Space X Launches Falcon 9 Satellite Successfully

Liftoff was from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station . Unfortunately for us mere mortals watching it unfold at home, the video feed onboard the first stage cut out just as it landed...More..

Hurricane Florence is coming to the East Coast. Here's what to expect
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence is coming to the East Coast. Here's what to expect

Helene is moving in a west-northwest direction at 16 miles per hour, as of 11 a.m. EDT Monday. At 1500 GMT, Isaac, which the NHC called a small hurricane, was about 1,150 miles (1,855 kms) east of the Windwar...More..

There are now three huge storms developing in the Atlantic
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

There are now three huge storms developing in the Atlantic

However, not every storm like this is a hurricane: NOAA explains they must have winds of at least 74 miles per hour. National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warned that Florence was forecast to ling...More..

Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

North Carolina officials started getting bulldozers and chain saws ready. ET, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory. Florence was a Category 4 storm late afternoon Monday. Those on the coas...More..

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h

Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has been hit by only one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 130 miles per hour winds, in 1954. One year after major storms ravage...More..

Hurricane Florence: South Carolina Still In Danger Zone
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence: South Carolina Still In Danger Zone

The largest U.S. Marine Corps base on the East Coast, Camp Lejeune and its extensive beachfront northeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, lie within the NHC's forecast "cone" for possible landfall. Helene, mea...More..

by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

South Carolina Coast Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Here's another look at the projected path showed the center of the storm hitting near the North Carolina cities of Raleigh , Charlotte, and Greensboro. Mr Trump wished his best to the residents of the Caroli...More..

Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen

Hurricane Florence , the most powerful storm to menace the Carolina coast in almost three decades, intensified into a Category 4 hurricane on Monday, prompting evacuations of more than 1 million people to h...More..

Rain from tropical storm to hit Northeast Ohio
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rain from tropical storm to hit Northeast Ohio

Expect heavy rain and storms to ramp up with some stronger storms on the table Sunday afternoon, especially in eastern Kentucky. The heaviest soaking rain is expected for all of Western New York late S...More..

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie

NASA has uploaded that panorama to YouTube as a 360-degree offering, providing an immersive look at the Red Planet's landscape. NASA's Curiosity rover , the one that is still operational, has sent back a pa...More..

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence expected to hit East Coast later this week
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence expected to hit East Coast later this week

Forecasters said Florence was expected to become an extremely risky major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but se...More..

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii's Big Island soaked with foot of rain
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii's Big Island soaked with foot of rain

A direct hit could bring the U.S. Pacific island state's worst storm in a quarter century, forecasters said . The heaviest rain is moving into New England on Wednesday morning and some isolated flash floodin...More..

by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Russia weighs possibility of deliberate act in space station damage

According to TASS, a Russian news agency, the International Space Station (ISS) got a leak aboard last week, and the responsibility for that is the Russian Soyuz spacecraft which might have received its wound...More..

Hurricane Olivia heads toward Hawaii as Norman slows
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Hurricane Olivia heads toward Hawaii as Norman slows

Olivia, now a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, is projected to reach the islands Wednesday morning, although the storm is expected to weaken over the next several days. Hurrica...More..

Tropical Storm Florence prompts North Carolina State of Emergency
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Tropical Storm Florence prompts North Carolina State of Emergency

Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 9, 2018 , due to the presence of Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean. Governors in both SC and Virginia declared a state of emergency Saturday to give ...More..

First known omnivorous shark species identified
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

First known omnivorous shark species identified

The downside for humans is that bonnethead sharks look a little bit like hammerheads, so if you're splashing around there may not be time to distinguish one from the other. It was generally thought that they ...More..

Gov. Cooper issues emergency orders in advance of storm to help farmers
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Gov. Cooper issues emergency orders in advance of storm to help farmers

It's not yet clear whether Florence will threaten the United States, although forecast tracks show it could make landfall along the Carolinas. "However, with a high level of certainty, the East Coast will beg...More..

Scientists Just Identified The First Known Omnivorous Shark Species
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Scientists Just Identified The First Known Omnivorous Shark Species

The bonnethead was once thought to be exclusively carnivorous thanks to a diet that includes small fish, crabs, shrimp and mollusks. Five bonnetheads were served a diet made up of 90% seagrass and 10% squid...More..

Cory Booker Releases Racial Profiling Information on Brett Kavanaugh
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Cory Booker Releases Racial Profiling Information on Brett Kavanaugh

There's some dispute as to whether, at the time Booker released an email chain of Kavanaugh talking about his views on racial profiling, they were actually still confidential. Sen. Kamala Harris pressed S...More..

France's Macron appoints former green lawmaker environment minister - Presidency
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

France's Macron appoints former green lawmaker environment minister - Presidency

Despite keeping a low profile, Flessel had some of the highest poll ratings among President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet after taking office past year, four months before Paris won its bid to host the 2024 Olymp...More..

Going up! Japan to test mini space elevator
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Going up! Japan to test mini space elevator

It will travel along a 10-meter (32.8-foot) cable suspended in space between two small satellites released from the International Space Station , according to the Mainichi . "From there, the connected satelli...More..

Leak in Russian spacecraft caused by human-drilled hole
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Leak in Russian spacecraft caused by human-drilled hole

Once it was found , the hole was temporarily covered with a piece of tape until a Russian cosmonaut was able to seal the fracture using a patch of gauze covered with epoxy resin. Right now, there are six res...More..

Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin

The change could make the court more conservative on a range of issues. Should he win confirmation, Kavanaugh would be Trump's second nominee on the nine-member bench, and could solidify a hard-right cour...More..

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says opponents' grandstanding over withheld documents pertaining to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's time in the White House is misplaced. "Respect for prece...More..

‘Open season for poachers’: 87 elephant carcasses found in Botswana
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

‘Open season for poachers’: 87 elephant carcasses found in Botswana

NINETY elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said today, in what is believed to be one of Africa's worst mass poaching sprees. The carcasses were fou...More..

by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's lips sealed on White House subpoenas, pardons

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly stressed the importance of judicial independence as he faced questioning at his confirmation hearing Wednesday from senators, including Democrats who fear...More..

by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Astronomers still believe 'Planet Nine' is playing hide-and-seek

Scientists think that the existence of this world could explain the strangle looping of the trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs ) at the edge of our star system. "If you were to remove this explanation and imagine...More..

Hurricane Gordon: Storm set to smash into USA within hours
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Hurricane Gordon: Storm set to smash into USA within hours

George and Paulette Haines watch waves from Tropical Storm Gordon pound the beach on Monday. The remnants will likely cause flash flooding across parts of seven states and as far north as Iowa in the coming d...More..