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Incredible images from space show magnitude of Hurricane Lane

Incredible images from space show magnitude of Hurricane Lane

Lane has maximum winds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and is about 450 miles (725 km) southeast of Hawaii's big island. But the hurricane centre said the storm will move very close to or over the islands f...

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Disposable contact lenses contribute to growing ocean pollution, researchers say

Disposable contact lenses contribute to growing ocean pollution, researchers say

Along with this convenience, however, goes a significant amount of waste, generated by the plastic packaging, foil tops, and the lenses themselves. The study was one of the first to examine the way co...

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STEVE is Not an Aurora at All

STEVE is Not an Aurora at All

But a new study conducted by the researchers from the Universtiy of Calgary, also involved in the research carried out earlier this year, found that the mysterious Steve is not an aurora. The ligh...

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Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space

Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space

Tropical storm watch or hurricane watch will likely be issued for parts of the islands Tuesday. This is expected to continue. Senior Honolulu forecaster Tom Birchard says the watch for Hurricane L...

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Trump ex-aide Manafort found guilty on eight of 18 charges

Trump ex-aide Manafort found guilty on eight of 18 charges

The president expressed disappointment about the outcome. "Where's the collusion? You know they are still looking for collusion", Mr. Trump quipped at a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Tuesday n...

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Hurricane brings rare watches, warnings to Hawaii

Hurricane brings rare watches, warnings to Hawaii

Watches may be extended to the western islands, the Hurricane Center said. "One thing is for sure, the coast will continue to feel the impacts of swell, gradually increasing with the approaching sto...

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Hurricane Lane to pass south of Hawaii, bring riptide currents

Hurricane Lane to pass south of Hawaii, bring riptide currents

Forecasters are urging Hawaii residents to watch Lane closely and be prepared. "Based on the latest trends in the forecast, direct impacts on the islands appear to be increasingly likely", according...

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EPA says its new coal plan could ‘adversely affect human health’

EPA says its new coal plan could ‘adversely affect human health’

Earlier in August, they announced plans to scale back fuel efficiency requirements for cars; previous year, they pulled out of the Paris agreement on climate change . The Dave Johnson coal-fire...

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Hurricane Lane, packing 150 miles per hour winds, presents rare direct threat to Hawaii

Only four named storms have made landfall in Hawaii since 1959 (two hurricanes and two tropical storms). "This isn't Florida. The landscape and infrastructure are different". This does not mean a di...

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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge as rival Peter Dutton resigns

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge as rival Peter Dutton resigns

Peter Dutton himself resigned after losing the vote this morning, despite Turnbull giving him the option of remaining on the frontbench . "The problem is that Bill Shorten would be a disastrous pr...

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Australia boosts aid by A$1.8 bln for drought-hit farmers

Australia boosts aid by A$1.8 bln for drought-hit farmers

The couple appeared overcome with emotion while making the heartbreaking video plea to drum up even more support. Farmers will immediately be able to deduct the costs for building new silos, hay she...

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Amber fossil suggests ancient beetle pollinated evergreen cycads

Amber fossil suggests ancient beetle pollinated evergreen cycads

While examining a boganiid beetle preserved inside a piece of amber for 99 million years, researchers found a welcome surprise: flecks of pollen collected inside the hairy pocket at the base of the ...

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Storm Ernesto on course for the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend

Storm Ernesto on course for the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend

While the storm "has likely reached its peak intensity", it should be able to "maintain its intensity due in part to its expected fast forward speed over the North Atlantic", warned the NHC. Northern ...

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Tropical Storm Lane expected to become hurricane by Friday

Tropical Storm Lane expected to become hurricane by Friday

As the storm shifts into cooler waters, it is expected to transition into a post-tropical system within the next 24 hours . "The track will see it head for Ireland Saturday night but at present it ...

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Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Brilliant displays of Perseid meteors lit up the heavens this past weekend as the annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak. Taking approximately 133 years to complete each of its solar orbits...

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On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

In his Independence Day address to the nation, Modi said: "In space technology, we have dreamt something; our scientists have dreamt something". "We will put an Indian in space by 2022 or earlier", ...

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China's CSRH Will Interact With US Parker Solar Probe

China's CSRH Will Interact With US Parker Solar Probe

During its mission lifetime of seven years, the probe will complete 24 orbits of the Sun and fly within 6.1 million km of the Sun's surface at closest approach. NASA aims to collect data about the inn...

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Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Lane formed far out in the East Pacific today and is forecast to be a Category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds about 1,000 miles southeast of Hawaii island when it enters the Central Pac...

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India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says

India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says

When it achieves the mission, India would be the fourth nation to circle Earth after the Soviets, the Americans and the Chinese. The ambitious human space mission is expected to cost about Rs 10,0...

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Parker Solar Probe, NASA spacecraft, hurtles toward sun

Parker Solar Probe, NASA spacecraft, hurtles toward sun

During its mission to "touch" the Sun , Parker Solar Probe will use gravity assists from Venus seven times over almost seven years to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun. Even Fox has dif...

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Gov. Scott declares red tide emergency in 7 Florida counties

Gov. Scott declares red tide emergency in 7 Florida counties

The state of emergency Gov. Scott ordered is for seven affected counties in Southwest Florida . A news release from Scott's office said his order will free up $500,000 for the state's tourism...

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NASA launches mission to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

NASA launches mission to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

The spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 12, will transmit its first scientific observations in December. "Go, baby, go!" project scientist Nicola Fox of J...

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Red Tide Causes 'Thousands' Of Fish Kills On Florida's West Coast

Red Tide Causes 'Thousands' Of Fish Kills On Florida's West Coast

So, it's safe to eat fish during red tide , but there are some things you should know. Run-off carrying nutrients like fertilizer from inland waters continues to feed the algae bloom, which also ef...

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Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies

Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies

Tonight, there will be a few clouds around, but you should still be able to see the meteors! Although the meteor shower is likely to be most easy to spot from earth on Sunday night, it has been visi...

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These big shark teeth belonged to the megalodon's cousin

These big shark teeth belonged to the megalodon's cousin

Even more exciting, the teeth are still largely intact, despite being 25 million years old. Mullaly told the press that he was out hunting for fossils in Australia when he noticed something promis...

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NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

NASA's Parker Solar Probe , mankind's first mission to "touch" the Sun, has been launched today on a seven-year long journey to unlock the mysteries of our star's fiery outer atmosphere and its effec...

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NASA Parker Solar Probe delays mission to explore the sun

NASA Parker Solar Probe delays mission to explore the sun

EDT (0828 GMT), NASA officials said. The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to blast off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral. The tools on board will measure the expanding coro...

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Perseid Meteor Shower to put on show over South Florida

Perseid Meteor Shower to put on show over South Florida

The Perseids are rich in fireball meteors that are very bright and often leave a trail across the sky that will last for a second or two. The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event. The best time ...

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August 11 Partial Solar Eclipse: Best Times, Places to See

August 11 Partial Solar Eclipse: Best Times, Places to See

It will not be witnessed in Pakistan. A partial solar eclipse shall take place on August 11, and will last for around 3 hours 30 minutes. The partial solar eclipse will be visible between 9....

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This weekend, watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower

This weekend, watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower

You'll need to let your eyes adjust to the darkness. The Perseids have presented a scintillating display for 2,000 years, according to NASA . Experts say up to 75 meteors will be possible per hou...

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What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun

What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun

Solar wind can create a whole host of issues for humans - from messing with Global Positioning System communications to exposing astronauts in space to high radiation - and the Parker Solar Probe is...

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Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend - here’s how to watch

Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend - here’s how to watch

The darker the sky, the more meteors you'll track. The 2018 Orionid meteor shower will be visible from October 2 to November 7 and is expected to peak on the night of Oct. It orbits the sun ever...

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Perseids likely to be the best meteor shower of the year

Perseids likely to be the best meteor shower of the year

This picture taken on August 12, 2017 shows a couple enjoying Perseid meteor along the Milky Way illuminating the dark sky near Comillas, Cantabria community, northern Spain, during the "Perseids" met...

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Ailing young orca J-50 gets novel medical treatment at sea

Martin Haulena, examined the orca. On a call Thursday morning, a team of scientists say it's possible that the mother's body, primed for lactation, could be sustaining her. "The challenge for us is ...

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Hector ducks south of Hawaii, may lash Johnston Island

Hector ducks south of Hawaii, may lash Johnston Island

Hurricane force winds can extent up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical storm-force winds up to 105 miles (165 km). Hawaii County officials declared a precautionary state of emergency a...

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Australia's most populous state entirely in drought

Australia's most populous state entirely in drought

Less than 10 millimeters of rain fell in the state in July, the fifth-driest on record, putting further pressure on dwindling food supplies for cattle that can no longer graze on parched land. "We are...

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Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On Brilliant Show This Weekend

The shower is expected to peak on the night of Sunday August 12, though Saturday and Monday will also offer excellent views. While the giant planet never passes directly through Comet Swift-Tuttle's d...

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Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan spotted in B.C. waters

Endangered orca that sparked international rescue plan spotted in B.C. waters

J-50 is almost four years old and part of the critically endangered southern residents, a population of killer whales with only about 75 individuals. Milstein said it was good to see the whale alive...

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Best meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend

Best meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend

The key to seeing the Perseid Meteor Shower? "The meteor shower is generated by a comet, it's called Swift-Tuttle and it's a periodic comet". They come around every year between July 17 and Augu...

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Meteor shower of the year coming up

During the Perseids' peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, skywatchers should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, Space.com said. The best time to view the Perseid meteor shower ...

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