Trump Gets Helicopter View of Hurricane-Hit Florida Panhandle

Flying in the Marine One presidential helicopter over Mexico Beach , one of the towns worst hit by the Category 4 storm, Trump surveyed uprooted trees, rows of roofless homes, some of them torn from their foundations, downed water towers and a parki... More..

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Scientists in China breed healthy mice from two females
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Scientists in China breed healthy mice from two females

But they warned there were still obstacles to using these methods in other mammals. " We were interested in the question of why mammals can only undergo sexual reproduction ", Qi Zhou, researcher at the Chine...More..

Hurricane Michael rips through Florida’s Panhandle
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael rips through Florida’s Panhandle

Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in 35 counties ahead of the landfall. "I think you're going to see it climb", Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), sa...More..

Rwandan president describes Michaelle Jean’s comments at summit as bitter and angry
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Rwandan president describes Michaelle Jean’s comments at summit as bitter and angry

La Francophonie is holding the summit this week in Armenia, where they are expected to select a new secretary general. Members of the worldwide organization of French-speaking countries will choose between J...More..

Death Toll From Hurricane Michael Climbs to 11
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Death Toll From Hurricane Michael Climbs to 11

Albrecht, the Mexico Beach councilwoman, would like to return home, but she says the roads are impassible. Miami Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban, leader of a search-and-rescue unit that went into the flattened to...More..

Emergency landing astronauts to launch again in spring
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Emergency landing astronauts to launch again in spring

Bridenstine, who is visiting Russia and Kazakhstan for the first time since his appointment as NASA head this year, observed the launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Rogozin...More..

Bezos’ Blue Origin, Others Get $2.3 Billion in US Rocket Contracts
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Bezos’ Blue Origin, Others Get $2.3 Billion in US Rocket Contracts

Through public-private partnership agreements, the goal of the acquisition strategy is to satisfy federal law by ensuring that the US maintains assured access to space, with at least two domestic launch service...More..

Photos and videos show mass destruction from 'Monstrous' Michael in Florida
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Photos and videos show mass destruction from 'Monstrous' Michael in Florida

At least three deaths have been blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S.in over 50 years. Michael remained risky even though it weakened over the course of Wednesday afternoo...More..

Gathering strength, Hurricane Michael heads for Florida
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Gathering strength, Hurricane Michael heads for Florida

In its discussion, the center said the environment ahead of Michael was conducive to intensification. A northward motion is expected through tonight, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday...More..

Hurricane Michael crushes Georgia, heads toward Carolinas
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael crushes Georgia, heads toward Carolinas

Roy Cooper said. Hurricane Michael - now classified as a tropical storm - made landfall in Florida about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but the vast scope of the damage is still now only beginning to come into...More..

Astronauts survive emergency landing after booster fails on Russian rocket
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Astronauts survive emergency landing after booster fails on Russian rocket

Footage from inside the rocket show the two men being shaken at the moment the fault occured, their arms and legs flailing. The occupants of the capsule located at the tip of the rocket were scheduled to un...More..

Hubble trouble: Deep space telescope in 'safe mode' after mechanical fail
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hubble trouble: Deep space telescope in 'safe mode' after mechanical fail

Hubble Space Observatory was sent to scan through the cosmos on shuttle Discovery in April 1990 after which, it received a total of five repairs and servicing missions with the latest being in 2009. Dr. Rach...More..

by | Friday, October 12, 2018

New Station Crew Less Than A Day From Launching to Station

This failure raises serious questions about the future of the International Space Station , as since the space shuttle's retirement in 2011 the Soyuz spacecraft and rocket were the only means by which crew...More..

Hurricane Michael: everything you need to know on the record-breaking storm
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael: everything you need to know on the record-breaking storm

On Monday, NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured Michael while still a Category 1. By 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT) Thursday it had been downgraded to a tropical storm with 50-mph (...More..

Inside Hurricane Michael’s eyewall as it made landfall
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Inside Hurricane Michael’s eyewall as it made landfall

Some of the worst damage was in Mexico Beach , where Michael crashed ashore Wednesday as a Category 4 monster with 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds and a storm surge of 9 feet (2.7 meters). "Think about ...More..

Dramatic Footage Shows Moment Inside Soyuz Capsule When Booster Rocket Failed
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dramatic Footage Shows Moment Inside Soyuz Capsule When Booster Rocket Failed

The Soyuz capsule has landed back on Earth carrying two crew members. Which is good news for NASA and companies like SpaceX and Boeing that are developing similar systems for their manned spacecraft - but...More..

Destructive Hurricane Michael onshore, approaching Southern Georgia
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Destructive Hurricane Michael onshore, approaching Southern Georgia

The storm had top sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (96 kph) and was moving to the northeast at 20 miles per hour (32 kph). "Panama City, I don't know if there will be much left". Catastrophe risk modellin...More..

Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'

Virgin Galactic's first paying customers will see a hefty ticket price, however. 'He's got to find time for himself, he's got to find time for his health and for his family. He said the firm would be takin...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

US, Russia astronauts making emergency landing

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. The rocket was en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Canadian astronaut David S...More..

Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall as a Category 4 Storm
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall as a Category 4 Storm

After being battered for almost three hours by strong winds and heavy rains, roads in Panama City were virtually impassable and trees, satellite dishes and traffic lights lay in the streets. Promptly follow e...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

Hurricane Michael , the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the USA mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding wind...More..

First fatality CONFIRMED as Category 4 storm devastates Florida
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

First fatality CONFIRMED as Category 4 storm devastates Florida

In the D.C. area, its effects are a couple days off and should be limited. Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts said Wednesday that Michael would have a bit more of an impact on the area than it app...More..

Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Michael downgraded to tropical storm, but still packing a punch

Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico , Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 miles per hour Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging n...More..

Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has entered safe mode , following the failure of another gyroscope , but its science operations have been suspended, the United States space agency said. Hubble is now down to...More..

Australian gov't rejects landmark UN climate change report
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Australian gov't rejects landmark UN climate change report

The Labor party has capitalised on the IPCC report and used it to demonstrate the their view that the Coalition isn't unified on its' approach to climate change and that more conservative elements of the ...More..

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040

The events are being reported as two parts of the same story , but they reveal the contradictions inherent in climate policy-and why economics matters more than ever. A rise of 1.5C would still carry clima...More..

30-year-old doorstop turns out to be a rare meteorite
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

30-year-old doorstop turns out to be a rare meteorite

The odd-looking large rock was brought to the institute by an unidentified MI man who kept it for 30 years. When he asked about it, he was told in a matter of fact way by the owner that it was a meteorite. On...More..

'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Michael Set to Hit Florida Panhandle
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Michael Set to Hit Florida Panhandle

Currently, Michael is located 295 miles south of Panama City , Florida, and 270 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida. Scott implored residents on Wednesday to seek shelter and prepare for the monst...More..

Evacuations ordered as Florida braces for Hurricane Michael
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Evacuations ordered as Florida braces for Hurricane Michael

Forecasters say Hurricane Michael will strengthen into a major hurricane by late Tuesday as it continues on a unsafe path towards the southeastern US state of Florida . Speaking alongside emergency off...More..

5 things you can do right now to reduce climate change
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

5 things you can do right now to reduce climate change

Morrison says, 'Let's not forget Australia accounts for just over 1% of global emissions. Greenpeace activists display a big banner reading "We still have hope, Climate action now!" during an activity prior t...More..

‘Star Trek: Discovery season 2’ reveals new Spock
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery season 2’ reveals new Spock

You know more than I know! A fully bearded Spock is wheeled in and shocked back to consciousness for his introduction to Discovery , set a decade before the events of the classic television series. "I'm wo...More..

Track live forecasts of river flooding ahead of Hurricane Michael
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Track live forecasts of river flooding ahead of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael will make landfall along the Gulf Coast Wednesday as a Category 3 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center . In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson Sr. Ta...More..

Store owner stays put for Hurricane Michael
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Store owner stays put for Hurricane Michael

Forecasters predicted the storm would become a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 111 to 129 miles per hour (178 to 208 km per hour) and bring heavy seas to producing areas. "Don't take a chance",...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Gyroscope Fails, All Observations On Hold

An Anomaly Review Board, including experts from the Hubble team and industry familiar with the design and performance of this type of gyro, is being formed to investigate this issue and develop the recovery p...More..

SpaceX's latest rocket launch dazzles in California's night sky
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

SpaceX's latest rocket launch dazzles in California's night sky

Not only did they deliver the satellite - fulfilling a contract the company had to deploy the spacecraft for Argentina's space agency - but the Falcon 9 performed its first landing on the West Coast. "Nope,...More..