Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 as it heads toward Hawaii

The National Park Service says Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Parks will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in anticipation of high surf, heavy winds, and rain. A Hurricane warning was in effect for all Hawaii County and ...

Here’s what President Trump said about the Manafort conviction Here’s what President Trump said about the Manafort conviction

The jury found Manafort guilty on tax and bank fraud charges. Manafort faced up to 305 years in prison if convicted on all charges. He faces a trial later this year in the District of Columbia on charges of conspiracy against the United States, c...

Hawaiian Islands on alert for possible Hurricane Lane impacts Hawaiian Islands on alert for possible Hurricane Lane impacts

Islanders are being warned the unsafe Category 4 storm could bring winds with a maximum sustained speed of 150mph and flash flooding as early as Thursday. In this case, the watch means that at least tropical storm-force winds are expected within ...

Trump to Announce Massive Rollback of Obama-Era Coal Regulations Trump to Announce Massive Rollback of Obama-Era Coal Regulations

In a statement , Republican Senator John Barrasso from the coal state of Wyoming welcomed the overhaul of the Obama administration's 2015 regulations, called the Clean Power Plan . Details of the plan are being released Tuesday morning, and Preside...

Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge

But it is understood there is no appetite for an early election, especially after an Ipsos poll published by Fairfax this week showing Labor leading the coalition 55-45. 20, 2018. "We know that instability undermines the ability of any government t...

Liberal spill: Turnbull wins leadership vote 48-35

No prime minister who has been challenged within their own party has gone on to win a federal election, with Malcolm Fraser losing the March 1983 election to Bob Hawke after facing a Liberal Party challenge in 1982 from Andrew Peacock. "We are seei...

Dazzling meteor streaks across Alabama sky Dazzling meteor streaks across Alabama sky

Jared of Weaverville described the fireball as "very handsome, nearly firework like", while Michael of Kodak, Tennessee said that he has "never seen anything like it". For now, it remains unknown whether the Alabama meteor left behind meteorites scat...

S$1.8b to Aussie farmers to help them through drought S$1.8b to Aussie farmers to help them through drought

A truck stirs up dust on a road behind a dam on farmer May McKeown's drought-affected property located on the outskirts of the northwestern New South Wales town of Walgett in Australia , July 19, 2018. The hay donations brought great relief to the...

Hurricane Lane May Generate Large & Dangerous Surf Hurricane Lane May Generate Large & Dangerous Surf

The agency expects the storm to strengthen into a major hurricane - Category 3 or higher - later Friday. Packing maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, Lane was located about 615 miles southeast of Hilo and 825 miles southeast of Honolulu at 5 a.m.

Trapped beetle unlocks the secret of pollination Trapped beetle unlocks the secret of pollination

But before angiosperms, animals like the 160-million-year-old Lichnomesopsyche gloriae , an extinct scorpionfly, used its 10-millimeter-long proboscis as a straw to suck out nectar from gymnosperms (flowerless plants), spreading pollen in the proc...

Prepare for sub-tropical Storm Ernesto Prepare for sub-tropical Storm Ernesto

However, Sunderland and the North East looks set to escape the worst. According to the Met Office , Storm Ernesto will no longer be classified as a storm when it arrives in the United Kingdom, due to it losing some of its power as it heads acros...

Brace yourself - Irish weather experts issue WARNING as Ernesto rolls in Brace yourself - Irish weather experts issue WARNING as Ernesto rolls in

In the Central Atlantic, Subtropical Storm Ernesto has changed little with 40 miles per hour winds just keeping it at storm status. As of Thursday morning, Subtropical Storm Ernesto was still well east of Nova Scotia, producing some bands of shower...

Manned space mission by 2022: PM Modi during Independence Day speech Manned space mission by 2022: PM Modi during Independence Day speech

This is a huge undertaking for India's space agency; it's been on the cards for over a decade now, and it'll be interesting to see if ISRO is up to the challenge. Rakesh Sharma , a former Indian Air Force pilot, is the only Indian citizen to travel...

First Alert Weather: New tropical system forms in the Atlantic First Alert Weather: New tropical system forms in the Atlantic

Only Hurricane Chris in early July was not subtropical at some point in its life cycle this season. Subtropical Storm Ernesto is continuing to churn northward Wednesday night, beginning a slow turn that will take it away from the US and Canada.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency over red tide

The executive order comes after Florida Senator Bill Nelson tweeted about the need for help with the red tide crisis last week. Red tide, a common term used for a harmful algae bloom , is a naturally-occurring microscopic algae. Senate, to deal ...

NASA's Parker Solar Probe heads for the Sun NASA's Parker Solar Probe heads for the Sun

Additionally, the third stage includes the STAR 49BV solid rocket motor, which is created to place the spacecraft into its final trajectory. Parker Solar Probe and its instruments will be protected from the Sun's heat by a 4,5-inch-thick, carbo...

NASA second attempt at solar probe launch NASA second attempt at solar probe launch

The car-sized, $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe launched on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral , Florida. The mission, which has been sought after for 60 years, was first scheduled to launch on July 31, but was pushed back several times ...

How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person

However, the last event left enough for us to enjoy the spectacle every time Earth approaches its orbit and draws rocks, dust and other particles into its atmosphere, at least until the next cycle. The best way to view the meteor shower is by sitting...

Teeth Belonging to Prehistoric Mega-Shark Uncovered in Australia Teeth Belonging to Prehistoric Mega-Shark Uncovered in Australia

Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc , on the country's famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he found the teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of a...

NASA solar probe blasts off on historic mission NASA solar probe blasts off on historic mission

It is on an unprecedented quest that will take it straight through the edges of the corona , or outer solar atmosphere, just 3.8 million miles from the sun's surface. The visible surface of the sun has a temperature of about 10,000 degrees Fahrenhei...

NASA postpones launch of spacecraft towards Sun NASA postpones launch of spacecraft towards Sun

The probe will be 3.9 million miles from the sun's surface, making it the closest spacecraft to the sun's surface in history. The heat shield is built to withstand radiation equivalent up to about 500 times the Sun's radiation here on Earth.

Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada

An endangered killer whale that has prompted an worldwide rescue effort won't receive antibiotics by dart or by fish if it's found in Canadian waters. A separate team of whale scientists was working Monday on how to deliver live salmon to J50 if supp...

Perseids likely to be the best meteor shower of the year Perseids likely to be the best meteor shower of the year

If weather permits, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said it will be observed during its peak in the late evening and early morning hours from August 12 to 13. Where Does The Perseid Meteor Shower Come...

Hurricane Hector weakens to category 3 Hurricane Hector weakens to category 3

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the storm's center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles. The Category Four storm was expected to pass about 100-150 miles (60-100 km) south of the Big Island today, go...

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

This weekend's partial solar eclipse will span across many countries in the Northern hemisphere on Saturday, Aug. 11 - becoming what could be the most widely viewed solar eclipse of 2018. In case you haven't been keeping track, this will be the t...

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