Science

by | September 14, 2018 | 22:25

Federal officials are urging anyone who ignored orders to evacuate from Hurricane Florence to hunker down and stay put until the storm passes. In the besieged North Carolina city of New Bern, rescuers by midmorning Friday had plucked more than 200 people from rising waters, but about 150 more had to wait as conditions worsened and a storm surge reached 10 feet, officials said.

by | September 14, 2018 | 21:35

The forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Joyce to meander about the area that it just formed in for a couple of days and possibly become a full-fledged tropical storm. Tropical Storm Isaac was edging towards the Leeward Islands Thursday morning on a path that could bring the storm into the Cayman Islands area. With the storm churning across the Atlantic with 140 miles per hour winds, hurricane watches and warnings include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on ...

by | September 12, 2018 | 14:35

She just moved to the area two weeks ago from Northern Virginia and still doesn't have her furniture. No hurricane has made landfall as a Category 5 in this region on record. "This is very scary rain event potentially setting up this week", Rossi said. Most computer models predict Florence will slow down as it moves inland, Hennen said, which could add to the heavy rains and potential floods.

by | September 11, 2018 | 09:40

It was centered about 1,230 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , and moving west at 13 mph. National Hurricane Center forecasters expect the storm to come ashore with 115 miles per hour winds. Virginia's emergency operations chief, Jeffrey Stern, told reporters that residents should brace for "something that no one in Virginia has experienced in their lifetimes".

by | September 10, 2018 | 19:19

Over the weekend, the governors of Virginia, North Carolina and SC declared states of emergency, according to CNN . The hurricane center said , "All indications are that Florence will be an extremely unsafe Category 4 hurricane while it moves over the western Atlantic toward the southeastern United States".

by | September 08, 2018 | 19:42

Although it is quite a distance away, swells generated by Florence will begin to affect Bermuda Saturday, and Florida along with most of the East Coast of the US will see increasing waves and rip currents this weekend. On this path, Florence will track over the warm waters off the southeast USA coastline. Florence is expected to become a hurricane today and a major hurricane by Monday or Tuesday.

by | September 06, 2018 | 04:30

At age 53, Kavanaugh could serve on the court for decades. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) at one point Wednesday. Senate Republicans are rushing through this confirmation hearing in a way that does not seem befitting the importance of the position.

by | September 05, 2018 | 18:27

But within moments of Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley banging the gavel, Democrats launched what appeared to be coordinated protests against moving ahead with the hearing on Kavanaugh's lifetime appointment to the highest United States court.

by | September 01, 2018 | 20:38

Tropical moisture will feed the development of showers and storms over parts of the Northern Plains, Lower Great Lakes, the mid-Atlantic and the OH and Tennessee valleys, as well as the Gulf Coast, on Saturday and Sunday. If the storm is named it will be called Florence. It will strengthen very slowly over the next 48 to 72 hours as it tracks westward with time, but this will likely remain a "fish storm" with no impact to land.

by | August 13, 2018 | 21:56

The annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the most famous meteor showers of the year. For the best views, Cooke recommends finding a dark place , away from any sources of light, and simply lying on your back and looking straight up.

by | August 12, 2018 | 04:56

The Perseids are set to peak late Sunday, Aug. 12, into the early morning of Monday, Aug. 13, but the spectacle is already beginning to heat up in the dark, mostly moonless evenings. The shower is known for its large quantity of meteors, including the possibility of bright fireballs. Let is know in the comments. Or head to the North Cascades, overlooking famously turquoise Diablo Lake near Colonial Creek South Campground .

by | August 12, 2018 | 02:59

You've already heard plenty about the Parker Solar Probe over the past year or so and with good reason. Zurbuchen and Fox also presented Parker with NASA's distinguished public service medal. After launch, the spacecraft will head toward Venus, whose gravity will bend its path into the correct orbit. The only way we can do that is to finally go up and touch the sun.

by | August 09, 2018 | 02:11

Both Boeing and SpaceX say their spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner and the Crew Dragon , respectively, will be ready for launch sometime next year. The test flight astronauts on the Crew Dragon , both of whom joined NASA in 2000, will be Col. "We're not going to let you down". NASA "has contracted six missions, with as many as four astronauts per mission, for each company", the agency said.

by | August 03, 2018 | 00:53

Transforming planets as a pre-cursor to colonisation is a staple of science fiction, and an aspiration for individuals including Elon Musk, whose company SpaceX uses images of terraforming Mars in its promotional material. There's also a hexagonal pattern visible around the planet's north pole, which is a stable wind feature that was discovered way back in 1981. Luckily, you can see Mars easily with the naked eye.

by | July 28, 2018 | 11:15

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun . Airport operator Aena has announced that the number of passengers coming to Spain has risen 6.8% more than last year.In ...

by | July 26, 2018 | 20:17

Often referred to as a blood moon , a total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves directly between the sun and the moon. Different phases of the lunar eclipse will be visible across much of Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and Australia at various points in time on July 27.

by | July 11, 2018 | 12:58

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the remnants of Beryl would move south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday. NHC noted "An area of showers and thunderstorms associated with the remnants of Beryl is producing locally heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds over the northeastern Caribbean Sea and the northern Leeward Islands".

by | July 09, 2018 | 11:06

Martin, and St. Barthelemy; Saba and St. Eustatius; and St. Maarten. Beryl's sustained winds are around 75 mph and extend just 10 miles from her center , while her Tropical storm force winds extend out only 35 miles. As of Sunday evening, Beryl has been downgraded from a Tropical Storm. The United States National Hurricane Centre said the system could become a tropical storm later today or tomorrow.

by | July 07, 2018 | 04:08

The senator praised Wheeler a year ago when he was nominated to the EPA deputy administrator post, saying, "there is no one more qualified than Andrew to help Scott Pruitt restore EPA to its proper size and scope". " Scott Pruitt was the worst EPA administrator in the history of the agency". The prospect of more EPA rollbacks even after Pruitt is gone is "really, really worrisome to me", he said.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:32

While he has been known as a centrist, in the most recent term Kennedy sided with the court's conservative bloc in every close, 5-4 decision, behaving more like the kind of justice Donald Trump is expected to nominate to replace him from a shortlist of ultra-right-leaning candidates.