Sunday November 18-th, 2018

TROPICS: Kirk redevelops back into tropical storm

Kirk is moving toward the west near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h). Another named storm, Leslie, was downgraded to a non-tropical storm Tuesday. The gain in strength and classification for Kirk has triggered both storm warnings and watches for parts...

Katla Volcano in Iceland ‘About to Erupt,’ Report Says Katla Volcano in Iceland ‘About to Erupt,’ Report Says

However, Sarah Barsotti of the Icelandic Meteorological Office told The Sunday Times that there is "no way of telling when it will erupt, just that it will" . Katla in Iceland could be erupting. Researchers believe its eruption could be worse ...

Mathematician may have cracked $1 million riddle Mathematician may have cracked $1 million riddle

A famous and quite old British mathematician, 89-year-old Michael Atiya, has announced that he has resolved the so-called "Riman case", which has remained unsolved since 1859, ever since the German mathematician George Bernhard Riman presented it.

After the hurricane comes the deluge on SC coast — FLORENCE AFTERMATH After the hurricane comes the deluge on SC coast — FLORENCE AFTERMATH

Georgetown sits at the confluence of four rivers. The flooding in northeastern SC from Hurricane Florence is providing the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the st...

Yellowstone grizzly bears' protection restored and hunts halted Yellowstone grizzly bears' protection restored and hunts halted

That is far below an historic high of 100,000 before widespread shooting, poisoning and trapping reduced the bears' population to just several hundred by 1975, when they were placed under federal protection. Government biologists contend Yellowstone'...

British officials checking reports of a white whale in the River Thames British officials checking reports of a white whale in the River Thames

Spokesperson, Julia Cable, warned the public not to get close to the creature, but rather " to watch it from the shore ". Mr Groves said it was not the first time a beluga has been spotted in United Kingdom waters in recent years. He urged people t...

United Kingdom government 'agrees not to favour European Union workers after Brexit'

Starmer told BBC television. Sir Starmer said that he based his party's six-tests on what the Prime Minister and David Davis said they were going to achieve. Her spokesman said there would be formal proposals published "shortly". The UK governme...

Hayabusa2 Japanese robots send incredible photos from Ryugu asteroid Hayabusa2 Japanese robots send incredible photos from Ryugu asteroid

When the European Space Agency (ESA) landed Philae on Comet 67p a couple of years ago, the science community and world at large celebrated humankind's first physical interaction with an asteroid, even if it didn't exactly go according to plan .

Tornado hits nation's capital and Gatineau, Quebec Tornado hits nation's capital and Gatineau, Quebec

Hundreds of thousands of people were stranded without power in and around the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday after a tornado touched down twice, destroying some houses and ripping the roofs off others. "We'll get everyone back on their feet", Fo...

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid’s surface Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid’s surface

Analysis of this information confirmed that at least one of the rovers is moving on the asteroid surface. "I can not find words to express how happy I am that we were able to realize mobile exploration on the surface of an asteroid". The main Haya...

New storm Leslie appears; Kirk races across Atlantic New storm Leslie appears; Kirk races across Atlantic

The next disturbance or depression upgraded to a tropical storm will be named Kirk followed by Leslie. "The biggest limiting factors for intensification would be the cyclone's fast motion and possible entrainment of dry air", NHC forecaster Robbi...

Flood Shuts Down N.C. Power Plant, Sweeps Waste Into River Flood Shuts Down N.C. Power Plant, Sweeps Waste Into River

The floodwaters had also overtopped a steel retaining wall containing one of three large coal ash dumps lining the lakeshore. Duke said there is no visible ash in the river. V. Sutton Power Plant washed into Lake Sutton, which connects to Cape Fe...

Hayabusa 2 spacecraft drops two probes on asteroid Ryugu: JAXA Hayabusa 2 spacecraft drops two probes on asteroid Ryugu: JAXA

The shadow of a Minerva-II lander, caught as it descends to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu. "Undocking MINERVA-II1 confirmed! State of the spacecraft is normal", - said representatives of JAXA on Twitter as soon as the Rover was released from ...

At least 23 die from storm Florence in US East Coast At least 23 die from storm Florence in US East Coast

In Fayetteville, home to approximately 210,000 Americans, authorities told thousands of residents near the Cape Fear River and Little River to get out of their homes by Sunday afternoon because of the flood risk. His power went on Thursday before F...

Tropical disturbances form, strengthen in the Atlantic as busy September ends

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles mainly to the northwest of the center of circulation. Tropical Depression Eleven is still expected to dissipate in the next day or so, without causing problems for land, the center said .

'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence 'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

Sixteen rivers in the state have reached major flood stages, with three more expected to peak in the next two days, he said. "It's truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carol...

Giant Spider Web Is Taking Over This Entire Beach Giant Spider Web Is Taking Over This Entire Beach

The locals should probably be thanking them as one of the things they eat is mosquitoes which Chatzaki notes have also been seen in the area in greater numbers than usual. According to Chatzaki, residents and tourists should not worry about the we...

New NASA orbital telescope discovers two planets New NASA orbital telescope discovers two planets

According to a statement made by NASA Astrophysics division director Paul Hertz back in July: "Now that we know there are more planets than stars in our universe, I look forward to the unusual, fantastic worlds we're bound to discover". It is planned...

Ecstasy Makes Octopuses More Social And Touchy Ecstasy Makes Octopuses More Social And Touchy

Put two in the same tank, and they will usually stay far away from one another - or try to kill and eat each other. But an octopus on MDMA would get up-close and personal with the new neighbor. "A small lobster given serotonin will become a more ag...

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests 1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

SpaceX's BFR is set to be a bit more powerful than the Apollo missions' Saturn V rocket. However, the space firm changed its plans and announced earlier this year that it would be focusing on the development of the BFR . Shotwell said Monday that...

Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land

A giant web spanning 1,000ft has mysteriously appeared overnight in Aitoliko, a city in western Greece . Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider creations with his camera. Tetragnatha spiders...

Space Force proposal will be lean and ready by February, Pentagon says Space Force proposal will be lean and ready by February, Pentagon says

Instead, it calls for renaming the Air Force as the Aerospace Force to highlight that air and space are "indivisible", as pointed out at the beginning of the Space Age by then Air Force Chief of Staff Thomas White. "From an employment perspective eff...

300-metre long Spider-web covers beach in Western Greece

Beneath the vastly spun webs in Aitoliko, thousands of spiders can be seen crawling along bushes, trees and grass in video captured by Giannis Giannakopoulos. Small mosquito-like insects with a lifespan of two to three days, gnats use most of the...

More flooding for SC, a week after Florence More flooding for SC, a week after Florence

Roy Cooper says about 100 people were evacuated by boat and air after the Cape Fear River breached a levee and flooded a town. USA 17, near Georgetown, also was in imminent danger of flooding , the Transportation Department said. "We are anxious r...

Big 1,000ft spider web mysteriously appears overnight in Greece

A giant web spanning 1,000ft has mysteriously appeared overnight in Aitoliko, a city in western Greece. The thick, fuzzy covering comes from Tetragnatha spiders, a type of spider that frequents tropical climates, as Maria Chatzaki, a biology profes...

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