Ottawa residents survey damage from devastating tornado

Power lines are destroyed in some areas, and as of Sunday morning, some 70,000 customers remained without power. Officials set up shelters for those who couldn't return home and they said crisis counselling would be available. Mr. Johnson and his par... More..

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They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

In fact, one of the initial images sent home by the hoppers is awfully blurry, since the robot snapped it while still on the go. In order to complete the deployment, the main spacecraft of the Hayabusa2 mis...More..

Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat

As forecasters warn of more risky flooding in the Carolinas from Hurricane Florence's torrential rainfall, they're also keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Kirk in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Kirk is located 4...More..

Hayabusa 2 probe drops two robotic landers on asteroid Ryugu
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Hayabusa 2 probe drops two robotic landers on asteroid Ryugu

According to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) via Phys.org , "If the mission is successful, the rovers will conduct the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface". "From a...More..

NASA's New Planet-Hunter TESS Beams 'First Light' Image to Earth
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

NASA's New Planet-Hunter TESS Beams 'First Light' Image to Earth

Once the James Webb Space Telescope launches , it too will be used to follow up on TESS' targets, improving astronomers' ability to characterize the worlds TESS will find. However, this is not the first time...More..

by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk was packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour on Sunday and moving at a rapid pace, and Subtropical Storm Leslie became our 12th named storm, way out in the Atlantic. As forecast...More..

Million Chickens Drown In Flooding From Florence
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Million Chickens Drown In Flooding From Florence

As of Monday morning, over 484,000 people in North Carolina do not have power. Addressing roughly 10,000 people who remain in shelters and "countless more" staying elsewhere, Cooper urged residents to stay pu...More..

Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Spiders have blanketed a Greek lagoon in 300-meter cobwebs

Warmer climate conditions than usual in western Greece likely triggered Tetragnatha spiders to build their large nests for mating. I'm 10 minutes out of town and you can clearly see hundreds of little spiders...More..

Meet SpaceX's First Space Tourist
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Meet SpaceX's First Space Tourist

Elon Musk , the man behind SpaceX , is confident that he would be able to take the BFR missions to the new levels. Maezawa didn't immediately say who will be on his guest list for the spaceflight, but in r...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

There are hundreds of species of these spiders that live in various parts of the world. In a video uploaded by Giannis Giannakopoulos on YouTube on Tuesday (Sept 18), a large stretch of land alongside the...More..

Air Force Secretary: Space Force 'Bold Idea,' but US Already Dominates Space
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Air Force Secretary: Space Force 'Bold Idea,' but US Already Dominates Space

For the past 70 years, the US military has leaned heavily on space as a force multiplier, integrating it as a critical component of its joint war-fighting capabilities thanks to technological advances in sensor...More..

New evacuations ordered in South Carolina because of Florence flooding
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

New evacuations ordered in South Carolina because of Florence flooding

University of North Carolina football players are lending a helping hand to those affected by Hurricane Florence - donating their allotted meal money to buy relief supplies, according to a report. He and ...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

A Giant Spider-Web Covers An Entire Shoreline In Aitoliko, Greece

Beneath the vastly spun webs in Aitoliko, thousands of spiders can be seen crawling along bushes, trees and grass in video captured by Giannis Giannakopoulos. They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and contin...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Giants spider webs cover beach in Greek town of Aitoliko

The video, posted on YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos , shows a beach in the town of Aitoliko covered in webs almost 300m long. "But I have never seen any spider webs this big in my life". "These spiders ar...More..

Elon Musk reveals near-final design of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Elon Musk reveals near-final design of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket

He says it's been his lifelong dream to go into space. Elon Musk has promised that his Big Falcon Rocket will shuttle passengers to the moon and eventually fly humans and cargo to Mars . "Only 24 humans ha...More..

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept tows portable observatory
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept tows portable observatory

But the new Dark Sky is really unique. But Nissan has come up with an answer in the guise of the Navara Dark Sky , a specially modified Navara pick-up which can tow a specially developed trailer with ref...More..

by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Giant spider-web cloaks Greece coast

Locals said the sudden rise in spiders had come with the arrival of mosquitoes in the town. The web was created by Tetragnatha spiders , a type of spider that falls in the long-jawed orb weaver classific...More..

by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one - it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance. The web that spans 1,000 feet is thought to be the...More..

SpaceX plans to livestream moon mission in VR
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

SpaceX plans to livestream moon mission in VR

Meazawa said he plans to bring between six and eight artists along with him-the idea being that they'll be inspired to share the trip with people on Earth in ways the less-artistic among us never could. "I di...More..

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

US President Donald Trump warned SC that "water is coming your way" as he toured the area on Wednesday. "You'll have everything you need". Trump also praised the volunteers, at one point hugging a young helpe...More..

NASA's Newest Planet Hunter Telescope Shares First Science Image
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

NASA's Newest Planet Hunter Telescope Shares First Science Image

The new images utilise all four of the satellite's wide-field cameras, providing a panoramic view of the southern sky stitched together from 16 distinct images. TESS will spend two years monitoring of the 26 ...More..

Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief

More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina, six days after Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, according to state officials....More..

Hurricane Florence’s death toll rises as floodwaters overwhelm region
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hurricane Florence’s death toll rises as floodwaters overwhelm region

Kenny Babb retrieves a paddle that floated away on his flooded property as the Little River continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Linden, N.C. "At this time, things are moving as well as...More..

Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

Yusaku Maezawa , 42, who runs Japanese clothing shopping site Zozotown , is set to travel on a Big Falcon Rocket spaceship that is now being developed, the US space company said. Air Force Colonel Bob Behnke...More..

Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens

Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence , but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from ...More..

Musk's tweets spark criminal investigation in the latest setback for Tesla
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Musk's tweets spark criminal investigation in the latest setback for Tesla

Two days after the August 28 tweet , Musk emailed a BuzzFeed News reporter, suggesting that the reporter investigate Unsworth and "stop defending child rapists" according to the lawsuit, which is 65 pages lo...More..

Hurricane Florence volunteer rescues six dogs abandoned in LOCKED cage
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence volunteer rescues six dogs abandoned in LOCKED cage

Click through to see Florence's devastation from above. Although Hurricane Florence's immediate impact on the Carolinas wasn't as bad as some people expected, the rains that have been falling on the East co...More..

How Bills fans can help people affected by Hurricane Florence
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

How Bills fans can help people affected by Hurricane Florence

View some of their stories here . Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 1 to 3½ feet as the storm crawled westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days. "Our...More..

Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas

With the rain and winds headed north, some residents in North and SC started to return to their homes as the sun peeked through the clouds briefly for the first time in days. FEMA, First Responders and Law Enfo...More..

Dozens More Feared Dead In The Philippines After Typhoon Triggers Mudslide
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dozens More Feared Dead In The Philippines After Typhoon Triggers Mudslide

Relatives of the missing were among those taking part in the search for survivors, with little hope they are still alive. Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands to claw through mounds of rock...More..

Florence rain pushes into West Virginia; Heaviest precipitation expected in southeastern counties
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Florence rain pushes into West Virginia; Heaviest precipitation expected in southeastern counties

The woman later told authorities someone had pushed the barricades to the side a little, making her think it was OK to go through. Many rivers "are still rising, and are not expected to crest until later today ...More..

Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

As rivers swelled, state regulators and environmental groups were monitoring the threat from big hog and poultry farms located in low-lying, flood-prone areas. Most of the outages were in North Carolina. Abou...More..

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become moon space tourist
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become moon space tourist

When you're pushing the frontier, it's not a sure thing. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Mr Maezawa would fly to the moon aboard a new rocket called the BFR, which was still in development. SpaceX is alre...More..

Elon Musk names space tourist to launch on BFR moon mission
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Elon Musk names space tourist to launch on BFR moon mission

The identity of the traveller will be released at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, during an event Monday evening. "SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon ...More..

Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast

The Federal Emergency Management Authority (Fema) has said motorists should not attempt to drive through floodwaters. "We'll get through this". "If not, we'd be stuck upstairs for the next. While the storm di...More..