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Limiting warming to 1.5°C possible, will save 420m people

Limiting warming to 1.5°C possible, will save 420m people 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. Action in cities - which consume more than two-thirds of energy globally and account for about three-quarters of carbon emissions - are pivotal to meeting the target, said report author William Solecki, a professor at Hunter C... [Full Article...]

Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually A Meteorite Worth $140,000

Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually A Meteorite Worth $140,000 Only recently did he get this to a geology professor Mona Sirbescue and found out that his special "rock" was worth a fortune. But this was the first time a random rock was actually a meteorite. BBC reports that the renowned Smithsonian Institution is interested in acquiring it. He and his father dug it out the next morning and it was still warm. [Full Article...]

NOAA Says It’s Category 3 With 120 Mph Winds, Storm Surge

NOAA Says It’s Category 3 With 120 Mph Winds, Storm Surge At a Tallahassee hotel, Lou Bassett was trying to make the most of having his family's beach vacation in Cape San Blas abruptly curtailed as he unloaded sandy strollers and luggage from his auto while one of his sons looked on grumpily. Michael will make landfall on Wednesday, likely a little further down the coast around Panama City Beach, a family-friendly resort town edged by white-sand beach... [Full Article...]

Alabama governor declares state of emergency as Michael nears

Alabama governor declares state of emergency as Michael nears Earlier it said Michael could produce three life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast: storm surge, heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds, with storm surge and hurricane watches in effect. Hurricane Florence pounded SC in September, particularly the state's northeastern counties, causing flooding , evacuations and millions of dollars in damage to homes, roads a... [Full Article...]

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040

United Nations report warns of possible climate disaster by 2040 Reaffirming the Federal Government's commitment to the Paris agreement, which aims to cut 2005-level emissions 26 per cent by 2030, Environment Minister Melissa Price said the IPCC report would be considered as part of a review of Australia's contribution to global action on climate change. [Full Article...]

Star Trek Discovery Season 2 Spock Trailer

Star Trek Discovery Season 2 Spock Trailer Jones further teased that we may meet the predator species on that planet who hunt Kelpiens as prey. Peck said he had a lot of anxiety going into the last audition, but decided that, whatever happened, it was "an incredible experience to brush up against this character and this world". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael takes aim at 300-mile Gulf Coast target

Hurricane Michael takes aim at 300-mile Gulf Coast target Over 300 miles of coastline are now under threat, the National Weather Service has cautioned. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 and was getting much better organized after nightfall. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 3 storm

Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 3 storm The speed of the storm - Michael was moving north 12 mph (19 kph) - gave many people a dwindling number of hours to prepare or flee before being caught up in damaging wind and rain. Scott said the Florida Panhandle, southeast Alabama and southern Georgia will see 4 to 8 inches, with isolated areas facing 12 inches. Tropical storm warnings cover a further 3.1 million people in the three states. [Full Article...]

Hubble is in safe mode. Science operations suspended

The spacecraft has a half dozen gyroscopes built in, and they were recently replaced during a servicing mission back in 2009. Even with one gyro working, Hubble will still be able to take part in science, NASA confirmed. The Hubble Space Telescope has been sidelined by a serious pointing problem. "Which the Astro community wants desperately", Osten tweeted . NASA was quick to offer reassura... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing

SpaceX Nails First West Coast Falcon 9 Rocket Landing The mission launched Argentina's newest Earth-observing satellite, SAOCOMM-1A, which will be used to track natural disasters like floods, wildfires, and oil spills from a low-earth orbit of 385 miles (620km). The night sky is lit up above Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., during the launch. The rocket lifted off at about 7:21 p.m. local time, and landed about 12 minutes later after deliveri... [Full Article...]

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch gave California residents another scare

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch gave California residents another scare But, no need to fear. "This is great news for everyone here at SpaceX ", Tom Praderio, a SpaceX firmware engineer, said during live launch commentary tonight. The primary objective of the SpaceX mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but SpaceX also wanted to expand its recovery of first stages to its launch site at Vandenberg. [Full Article...]

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K David tells FOX 17 he's going to wait a while and let the price value go up on his space rock nest egg. The farmer claimed the rock had fallen in the 1930s and that the new owner could have it since it was "part of the property". "Meteor wrongs, not meteorites". But this latest rock was the real thing - and valuable to boot. That was all Mazurek needed to hear. You probably don't have many i... [Full Article...]

SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom

SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom SpaceX has previously landed first stage rockets on land after Florida launches but had not done so on the West Coast. SpaceX has a goal of using the boosters up to ten times with little maintenance, and 100 with refurbishment, as well as being able to relaunch boosters 24 hours after landing. [Full Article...]

Hurricane center monitors system as it nears Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane center monitors system as it nears Gulf of Mexico Long range forecast data is a bit split on two different scenarios (or outcomes) for this disturbance, ranging from just an area of tropical moisture and heavy rain to potentially a tropical storm. "If it does, it would be the middle of next week and would impact the north and central coastline of the Gulf of Mexico". Forecasters at the National Weather Services National Hurricane Center are m... [Full Article...]

Astronomers may have discovered first moon outside our solar system

Astronomers may have discovered first moon outside our solar system The exoplanet was originally found by the transit technique , in which a planet passing in front of its host star, along our line of sight, causes the star's brightness to dim slightly (by around 1% for a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a sun-sized star) once every orbit. [Full Article...]

Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon

Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon They succeeded in observing another transit in late October 2017 - and saw two "substantial anomalies", according to Kipping. The Kepler outcomes were sufficient enough for the group to achieve 40 hours of time with Hubble to vehemently study the planet acquiring the data four times more accurate than that of Kepler. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Leslie heads north in Atlantic Ocean Leslie strengthened into a hurricane and is expected to maintain hurricane strength through the next 48-72hrs. Leslie is sending large swells to Florida , but is not a direct threat to the U.S. The National Hurricane Center is watching an area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean, giving it a 20 percent chance of developing over the next five days. [Full Article...]

Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

Man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop This January, southern MI experienced a meteor flash that showered fragments of space rock all over Livingston County. Central Michigan University The meteorite was reportedly found on a farm in Edmore, Michigan , in the 1930s. He went on to say that in the 1930s he and his father saw it come down at night on their property "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit ". For the past thirty y... [Full Article...]

Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K

Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K Upon receiving the meteorite, Sirbescu evaluated it and discovered it was an iron-nickel meteorite, composed of 8 to 8.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel. Sirbescu sent a small sample to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC for further analysis where it was estimated the meteorite could be worth around $100,000. [Full Article...]

Better Living Through Evolution: Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Better Living Through Evolution: Nobel Prize in Chemistry He built up a collection of phages , with billions of antibody varieties on their surface, and engineered them make them more effective. Professor Allison is the "Vivian L. Arthur Ashkin , of the United States, was awarded half the nine million kronor (£770,000) prize, with the other half shared by Gerard Mourou of France and Canadian Donna Strickland. [Full Article...]


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