Japan effectively lands wanderers on space rock Ryugu

The probe is one of two that landed on Ryugu from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft. The rovers will remain on Ryugu to take samples and examine the space rock until December 2019 before Hayabusa2 departs the diamond-... More..

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by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Unusual sighting: Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

And Sarah Dolman from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation tweeted: 'Probably not good that this beluga is in the Thames. Mr Groves said it was not the first time a beluga has been spotted in United Kingdom wat...More..

Government of Canada, schools closed Monday due to Ottawa tornado damage
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Government of Canada, schools closed Monday due to Ottawa tornado damage

Hydro crews - including extra workers from across Ontario - were working around the clock to untangle and fix fallen power lines and restore electricity to the region. Downed power lines and debris from buildin...More..

Giant spiders' web covers Greek beach
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Giant spiders' web covers Greek beach

This year, a sizable increase in the mosquito population is also an important driver for the spiders' prolific web spinning. A video, posted to YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos , shows the beach at the to...More..

Japan Becomes First Country To Land Two Robots On Asteroid
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Japan Becomes First Country To Land Two Robots On Asteroid

The agency called JAXA , confirmed the successful landing Saturday and posted photos taken by the little landers online. "In spite of the fact that I was baffled with the obscured picture that previously ori...More..

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight

Billionaire Maezawa, founder of online fashion outlet Zozotown , will pay a "material percentage" of the spacecraft's design and construction costs, according to Musk. At the SpaceX announcement, SpaceX CEO E...More..

Washington crews helping people in the path of Florence
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Washington crews helping people in the path of Florence

More than 1,500 disaster workers are on the ground to help and additional volunteers are being mobilized if needed. As Florence dumps more than 30 inches of rain in North Carolina and the surrounding areas,...More..

More flooding feared for SC
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

More flooding feared for SC

Roy Cooper. At least 42 people have died, included an elderly man whose body was found in a pickup truck that had been submerged in SC, and hundreds were forced from their homes as rivers kept swelling higher...More..

Florence death toll rises to 42 as residents return to flooded homes
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Florence death toll rises to 42 as residents return to flooded homes

When Trump spoke about this today, he said the Senate should "take their course", though he also grumbled that "it's very unfair" that they "postponed a major hearing and they are hurting somebody's life very...More..

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

These masterpieces will inspire the dreamer within all of us'. Who will fly with the mystery passenger is among the many questions that Musk is likely to address during the announcement. Eventually, the BFR...More..

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

Russell Maloy walks over a rail track bridge near his home to check the level of the Cape Fear River which has been rising in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, North Carolina. But he didn't...More..

Florence causes near-record rain totals, river flooding in NC
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Florence causes near-record rain totals, river flooding in NC

A Coast Guard crew from New Jersey helped a woman trapped in her home. It was not clear how long he had been stranded. More rain and flooding is expected in the days to come , as the now-tropical depression ...More..

Florence causes near-record rain totals, river flooding in NC
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Florence causes near-record rain totals, river flooding in NC

A Coast Guard crew from New Jersey helped a woman trapped in her home. It was not clear how long he had been stranded. More rain and flooding is expected in the days to come , as the now-tropical depression ...More..

Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge

Five people were arrested for breaking into a Dollar General Store, said the police department in Wilmington, which has imposed a nighttime curfew. Because President Trump declared Virginia a disaster area in...More..

Watch SpaceX introduce its first Moon trip passenger live
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Watch SpaceX introduce its first Moon trip passenger live

Kennedy's famous phrase. Before he introduced Maezawa, Musk outlined his company's space travel goals, warning of a possible event that could "end civilization", adding, "We should take action and become a mu...More..

Elon Musk Teases SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket Spacecraft
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Elon Musk Teases SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket Spacecraft

However, he didn't reveal the identity of the mystery passenger but has promised to provide details via a press conference scheduled for Monday, September 17, at the company's Hawthorne headquarters. In an in...More..

SC officials: 3 Florence-related deaths reported in state
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SC officials: 3 Florence-related deaths reported in state

Another 78-year-old man was found dead at his home. The child's father was taken to a hospital. The cause of death for the second person is unknown. Forecasters Saturday expected another 15 inches (nearly 40 ...More..

Hurricane Florence: As floodwaters rise, death toll reaches 14 in North Carolina
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence: As floodwaters rise, death toll reaches 14 in North Carolina

The death toll rose to at least 17. Deadly storm Florence moved across western North Carolina early on Monday and continued to dump rain that has nowhere to go except to swell rivers, flood highways and hom...More..

ULA readies its last Delta II to launch NASA's ICESat-2 mission
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

ULA readies its last Delta II to launch NASA's ICESat-2 mission

The mission is a successor to the original Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite that operated from 2003 to 2009. Over the course of its career, Delta II has managed an impressive ~99% success rate, launchi...More..

57% of cities plan climate action in next year
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

57% of cities plan climate action in next year

To view the full article, register now. Conceived as an effort to preserve and promote that momentum, the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and his subsequent decision, fulfilling a...More..

Rain still in the forecast from Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Rain still in the forecast from Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Two fins were spotted in the high water in Wilmington. The city installed 11 pumps to help deal with the river, but Mayor John Cantey said he wants people living near it to get out. John Rose owns a furniture...More..

Hurricane Florence Is Generating 83-Foot Waves in the Atlantic
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence Is Generating 83-Foot Waves in the Atlantic

Maryland is not predicted to receive the brunt of the storm. "We are prepared as a state", Farmer said, noting SC emergency officials come together every spring to go through catastrophe exercises in preparat...More..

Latest Updates on Hurricane Florence and the Storm's Impact on Travel
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Latest Updates on Hurricane Florence and the Storm's Impact on Travel

In North Carolina , Florence is expected to dump up to 40 inches of rain and storm surge will be high. At 2pm (1800 GMT), Florence was over the Atlantic Ocean about 145 miles (230 kilometres) east-southeast ...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Flooding from Florence swamps neighborhoods

The storm continued to crawl westward, dumping more than 30 inches of rain in spots since Friday, and fears of historic flooding grew. The photos above show the striking contrast of some of the most affecte...More..

Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence

Tropical Storm Florence is practically stalled over the Carolinas and the monster storm could dump drenching rains of up to 3½ feet (1 meter). Forecasters say Florence is now a tropical storm but will co...More..