Wednesday January 29-th, 2020

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 4; Florida landfall expected on Tuesday night Hurricane Dorian strengthens to Category 4; Florida landfall expected on Tuesday night

Hurricane Dorian powered toward Florida with increasing fury Friday, becoming an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm but leaving forecasters uncertain whether it would make a direct hit on the state's east coast or inflict a glancing blow.

Federal AG releases draft Religious Discrimination Bill Federal AG releases draft Religious Discrimination Bill

Rodney Croome from Equality Tasmania said the bill unveiled by Attorney General Christian Porter nullifies the offensive conduct provision of the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act if the offensive language is religious in nature. "I want a society ...

Hurricane Dorian Expected To Hit Florida Sunday Night

The Hurricane Center says slow movement by the storm as it hits Florida would put parts of the state "at an increasing risk of a prolonged, drawn-out event of strong winds, unsafe storm surge and heavy rainfall". We're actively working with other u...

Trump Launches U.S. Space Command, Triggering Fears of New Arms Race Trump Launches U.S. Space Command, Triggering Fears of New Arms Race

The new command will elevate space - largely the satellites and high-altitude aircraft essential to modern-day warfare - to a focused theater of combat, the equal of the US Central Command governing the Middle East and the Pacific Command, which mana...

On Dorian, Trump goes from criticizing Puerto Rico to concerned about Florida On Dorian, Trump goes from criticizing Puerto Rico to concerned about Florida

Dorian is now a category one hurricane, but could be category four by the time it reaches the mainland. Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida and authorised the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster-relief efforts.

Hurricane Hunters make history with all-female flight crew

As of 11 p.m. ET Thursday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, placing it just short of being a Category 3 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center reported. Now one NOAA flight crew has made history. A state of emergen...

Greta Thunberg joins climate protest outside United Nations HQ Greta Thunberg joins climate protest outside United Nations HQ

She said: "It's insane that a 16-year-old has to cross the Atlantic in order to take a stand, but that's how it is". A couple of hundred of other young protesters supported them with signs that read "Help my home is on fire", "If you won't act like...

Asteroid 'Taiwan' to come closest to Earth late Thursday: museum | Science & Technology Asteroid 'Taiwan' to come closest to Earth late Thursday: museum | Science & Technology

In news which may exacerbate concerns over our lack of planetary defenses, asteroid was first spotted on August 21. The highest risk of a known asteroid hitting the planet is the 2009 FD, which has a 1 in 714 chance of striking Earth in 2185.

Dorian getting stronger as it approaches Florida Dorian getting stronger as it approaches Florida

The National Hurricane Center on Thursday had bumped up the possible strength of Dorian to a Category 4 storm with sustained winds between 130 and 156 miles per hour off the Florida coast. The company says in a news release that it has secured ...

Northern lights could be visible in Milwaukee this weekend Northern lights could be visible in Milwaukee this weekend

The best chance to get a view of the Northern Lights will be Sunday night into Monday morning. Adding that the widest part of the aurora occurs when the sun is on the opposite side of the earth.

Australia lowers Great Barrier Reef outlook to 'very poor' Australia lowers Great Barrier Reef outlook to 'very poor'

The Great Barrier Reef's outlook has been officially downgraded from poor to very poor due to climate change. Under Australian law, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority must produce a report on the state of the World Heritage site every...

Hurricane Dorian Is Getting Stronger As It Heads Toward Florida Hurricane Dorian Is Getting Stronger As It Heads Toward Florida

The storm is now a Category 2 hurricane, and those already 100-mph winds are expected to strengthen over the next few days. Campbell, Canada's first and only female prime minster, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday: "I'm rooting for a direct hit on Ma...

Chandrayaan-2 reaches nearer to moon with orbit change

The engine-burn on-board the lunar craft began at 18.18 hrs and lasted for 19 minutes and 15 seconds. This is a crucial step in the mission since ISRO's mission engineers won't be operating the spacecraft remotely. In its latest update, the Indian...

International Space Station Gets Internet Upgrade, Internet Speed Becomes Faster International Space Station Gets Internet Upgrade, Internet Speed Becomes Faster

However, Fedor is not the first robot to go into space. Penny Roberts, the upgrade project lead for the space station said "Partnerships like this are crucial to our continued success as an agency". Last October, a Soyuz rocket carrying an American...

SpaceX’ Starhopper Takes First Step Towards Its Mars Mission

The prototype-spacecraft took a flight from the Boca Chica site, Texas after 5 pm local time (2.30 am IST). Once there, the vehicle floated noticeable all-around an entire moment, before utilizing its motor to arrive tenderly withdraw on the ground.

As Dorian looms, Florida's Space Coast braces for possible unprecedented impact

The National Hurricane Center said the Category 2 storm is expected to strengthen into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 with winds of almost 140 miles per hour (225 kph) and slam into the USA on Tuesday - nearly 10 miles per hour faster and a ...

SpaceX Starship Hopper Prototype Makes its Highest Hop Test So Far! SpaceX Starship Hopper Prototype Makes its Highest Hop Test So Far!

SpaceX's Starship "hopper" spacecraft - the company's experimental version of its planned Mars launch system called Starship - made its highest and longest flight yet from the firm's Boca Chica, Texas, test facility this week. The vehicle was sup...

What time does Control release on Epic Games Store? What time does Control release on Epic Games Store?

On behalf of the whole team involved here at 505 Games and Remedy, thank you! Quantum Break was filled with cameos for Remedy developers and throwbacks to Alan Wake , so it's only natural that a few of these would find their way into Control ...

Massive Asteroid ‘2000 QW7’ To Skim Past Earth On September 14 Massive Asteroid ‘2000 QW7’ To Skim Past Earth On September 14

Even though the asteroid won't be approaching the Earth's surface until 2029, the U.S. space agency while monitoring its movement is getting ready for the 340-m wide asteroid's arrival. The asteroid was discussed at Nasa's annual Planetar...

ISRO releases latest photos of Moon craters ISRO releases latest photos of Moon craters

Crater Mitra has been named after Professor Sisir Kumar Mitra, an Indian physicist and Padma Bhushan awardee known for his revolutionary work in the field of ionosphere and Radiophysics. The insertion manoeuvre reduced the velocity of the Chandray...

Macron hits out at Brazilian President Bolsonaro for 'mocking wife on Facebook' Macron hits out at Brazilian President Bolsonaro for 'mocking wife on Facebook'

The funds were widely seen as a relatively small amount for dealing with an environmental crisis of such scale, and it was unclear how exactly the money would be administered on the ground. Macron said: "I think Brazilian women will probably be asham...

NASA attaches a Helicopter to Mars 2020 rover NASA attaches a Helicopter to Mars 2020 rover

The Mars 2020 rover gets an eye exam after engineers install several cameras. The Mars Helicopter will serve a double duty. Before heading off to Marble Bar to test the as-yet-unnamed Mars rover, NASA Mars exploration program scientist Dr ...

Marriott is banning mini plastic toiletry bottles Marriott is banning mini plastic toiletry bottles

Small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion sit in a bathroom in a room at a SpringHill Suites, a hotel operated by Marriott on August 28, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Marriott International also began phasing out plastic str...

President Trump says Florida will be ready for Dorian

Tropical storms produce sustained winds of 39 miles per hour to 73 miles per hour. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian is expected to grow into a potentially devastating Category 4 hurricane before hitting the U.S. Instead, Dorian brushe...

Hurricane Dorian intensifies as it heads toward US Hurricane Dorian intensifies as it heads toward US

Krauss said numerous chain's stores have been equipped with emergency generators and a fleet of generators remains on standby for stores that could lose power during the storm . Some residents using community Facebook groups gave updates on new ship...

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