Tuesday August 20-th, 2019

Severe weather possible Tuesday afternoon, evening

Rain will continue throughout tonight with storms becoming isolated for Wednesday. "These storms could produce hail stones that approach 2" in diameter, wind gusts topping 60mph and even a few tornadoes. "Eppley picked up 1.65" of rainfall just in th...

More Heat For Memorial Day Monday More Heat For Memorial Day Monday

Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. Tonight the chance of storms exist especially before midnight with partly cloudy skies and mainly dry conditions after midnight. A few showers & storms may go up along it, but ...

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

She said the blame for the dumping of prohibited plastic waste in the country should not be placed exclusively on exporters because it took two to tango. Plastic waste from Bangladesh has been found to be shipped into Malaysia, as a container of wa...

Warm and a bit unsettled to start Memorial Day weekend

It appears those storms will hold off until tonight , likely not moving until after 10pm or Midnight. Some strong storms are possible, but widespread severe weather is not expected. We expect high straight-line winds upwards possibly of 60mph, small...

Storm chance on Tuesday

Thursday , May 30 will be mostly cloudy and warmer with a high in the low 80s and a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon through the evening. High-temperature records were broken or tied across the eastern portion of the country on S...

Muggy, Warm Today, Sun-filled Memorial Day Monday Muggy, Warm Today, Sun-filled Memorial Day Monday

There will be some sun during the day, with more showers possible after 2 p.m. until about 8 p.m. Storms should start arriving from west to east any time after 5-6 o'clock and continue into the overnight hours. With less humidity, highs will still ma...

You Can Send Your Name to Mars! You Can Send Your Name to Mars!

Already 3.3 million people have sent their names to fly aboard Mars 2020, and people from Turkey are leading the tally. Flight miles will be awarded for each flight with corresponding digital mission patches for download. "As we get ready to launch...

One billion year old fungi found is Earth's oldest One billion year old fungi found is Earth's oldest

The discovery, announced on Wednesday in Nature , not only pushes the fossil record of fungi back by about 600 million years, it also suggests that other eukaryotic organisms-a group that includes complex multicellular life-forms like animals-may...

NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan

If all goes according to plan, later Artemis missions will deliver "lunar surface assets", elements of a proposed future permanent Moon base near water ice deposits at the Moon's south pole. Two individuals close to the space program and familiar wit...

China takes action on rogue chemical plants risking damage to ozone layer China takes action on rogue chemical plants risking damage to ozone layer

In an effort to fight climate change , the 1987 Montreal Protocol banned the use of chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons worldwide because of its heat-trapping effects on the ozone layer. Thanks to the aid of global networks of measuring devic...

Massive asteroid with its own moon will pass Earth this weekend Massive asteroid with its own moon will pass Earth this weekend

Because it carries a large moon along with it, the asteroid is technically designated as a binary system. According to recent reports, the asteroid is going to pass by Earth at 7.05 p.m. The asteroid won't pass this close to earth again until 2036....

Prime pool weather expected in Valley for Memorial Day weekend Prime pool weather expected in Valley for Memorial Day weekend

We have a break in the weather this afternoon with some sun coming through. This helps set us up for strong to severe thunderstorms. Campsites at Tonto and Coconino national forests typically fill up by Friday on Memorial Day weekend.

Hot, sunny Memorial Day weekend ahead for New Orleans Hot, sunny Memorial Day weekend ahead for New Orleans

A storm system is expected to batter the Midwest on Friday before making its way to Pennsylvania on Saturday after and into Saturday night , AccuWeather reports . Water temperatures are only in the 50s, however, so if you're going to the beac...

15 pupils killed in India tuition class fire, many jumped off building

Gujarat CMO on fire at a coaching centre in Sarthana area of Surat said, "Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered an investigation into the incident". Locals were seen helping in the rescue operation to save stranded students as well as other oc...

Near mile-wide asteroid with its own moon to pass by Earth

The so-called binary asteroid, known as 1999 KW4, will make its closest approach at 7:05 p.m. ET on May 25, NBC News reported, when it will be roughly 3.2 million miles from Earth-a safe distance but relatively paltry in space terms. The next tim...

Oldest organisms: One billion year old fungi found is Earth's oldest

Ourasphaira giraldae is more than half a billion years older than previously found fungal fossils . 'Of course, when talking about fungi , we think of poisonous mushrooms or mold that grows on food, ' Loron said . Therefore, it is unsurprising ...

United Kingdom government to ban plastic straws and stirrers from April 2020 United Kingdom government to ban plastic straws and stirrers from April 2020

Single-use plastic straws , stirrers and cotton buds will be banned in England from April next year. The plan to ban plastic straws , stirrers and cotton buds was announced in October previous year, subject to a consultation . Stopping the prod...

Massive collision with dwarf planet may explain asymmetric lunar surface Massive collision with dwarf planet may explain asymmetric lunar surface

The new study, published Monday (May 20) in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets , provides evidence for the latter theory. The far side of the moon is weirder than we previously thought and new research indicates that, in the distant pa...

2-metre sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100 2-metre sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100

A key innovation in this work is the modelling of randomly determined dependences between the processes of accumulation, runoff and discharge at each ice sheet - techniques, say the research team, that they hope can be further developed and applied i...

Global sea levels could rise more than expected

Under the experts' worst case scenario projection-based on global temperatures increasing to 5°C (9°F) above pre-industrial levels by 2100-rising seas would leave about 1.79 million square kilometers (691,123 square miles) underwater and displace up ...

Send in your names to fly aboard the rover to Mars Send in your names to fly aboard the rover to Mars

People who want to send their name to Mars on NASA's next rover mission to the Red Planet (Mars 2020) can get a souvenir boarding pass and their names etched on microchips to be affixed to the rover. One or more chips will sit under a glass cover o...

Washington becomes 1st state to allow composting of human remains Washington becomes 1st state to allow composting of human remains

The Evergreen state is the first state to approve the measure after an earlier trial study that involved six backers who agreed to the organic reduction. The law would recognize "natural organic reduction", sometimes referred to as liquid cremation, ...

Rising sea level could deluge NY, other major cities, study warns

European coasts would be prone to much higher levels of flooding. A team of worldwide scientists used a technique called structured expert judgment to ask 22 ice sheet experts to estimate plausible ranges for future sea level rises. In the optimist...

NASA Selects 11 US Firms to Build Human Lunar Landers NASA Selects 11 US Firms to Build Human Lunar Landers

Jeff Bezos, founder of United States aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin and chairman of Amazon, on May 9 unveiled a lunar lander that may land on the Moon by 2024 . The versatile aerospace and aviation company will design and study descent elements a...

Astrobee's First Robot Completes Initial Hardware Checks in Space Astrobee's First Robot Completes Initial Hardware Checks in Space

The agency recently completed its first hardware checkouts for Bumble (above), one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the International Space Station . NASA's new robot is getting ready for work. They perform ta...

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