• Climate change is threatening world’s beer supply
Climate change is threatening world’s beer supply

By volume, beer is by far the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, with almost 200 billion litres produced in 2017. The research paper has attracted wide attention, as it gives people a very concrete reference point from which to view the concept of climate change.

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  • Astronomers Find First Alien Moon: Its Big And Gaseous
Astronomers Find First Alien Moon: Its Big And Gaseous

Kepler is best equipped to find planets that orbit close to their stars, and analyses of orbital dynamics - not to mention the evidence in our own solar system - suggest that moons will be more common further out. "We saw little deviations and wobbles in the light curve that caught our attention", Kipping stated. The pair of scientists wer...

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  • Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research
Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

They are Arthur Ashkin , a researcher at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, Gerard Mourou, a professor emeritus both at Ecole Polytechnique in France and the University of MI, and Donna Strickland , an associate professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk to bring heavy rains to Caribbean - NHC
Tropical Storm Kirk to bring heavy rains to Caribbean - NHC

As you look at the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center above, you'll notice that as soon as Kirk passes the Lesser Antilles, it weakens back into a depression. There are no coastal warnings for the storm. Weakening is expected on Friday and this weekend after the storm enters the Caribbean. The NHC is giving post-tropical cyclone...

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  • Beluga whale stranded in the River Thames
Beluga whale stranded in the River Thames

However rescue teams were on standby in case the animal got into danger. Whale watchers have flocked to the banks of the Thames to try and spot the mammal. "We do have quite a lot of plastic bags, which could be quite an issue", she said. "There have only been around 20 sightings of beluga whales off the United Kingdom coast previously, but the...

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  • Kroger and Red Cross join forces for hurricane relief
Kroger and Red Cross join forces for hurricane relief

In the wake of the storm's aftermath, residents need our help. Red Cross officials report more than 140 blood drives have been canceled through early next week due to Hurricane Florence , resulting in over 4 ,200 uncollected blood and platelet donations.

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  • Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become first moon space tourist

Previous year he spent $US110 million on a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Between six and eight artists will join the expedition called Dear Moon , which is now planned for 2023. But it's not clear when space tourism might become available for "everyday people". In 2012, he started the Tokyo-based Contemporary Art Foundation to support y...

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  • Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Fayetteville, NC Area
Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Fayetteville, NC Area

Tropical Storm Florence on Saturday continued its slow-moving path across SC, dumping heavy rain that caused catastrophic flooding in the state and in North Carolina . "If you are refusing to leave during this mandatory evacuation, then you need do things like notify your legal next of kin, because the loss of life is very, very possible".

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  • NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch
NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch

The final telemetry in Delta II history is expected about 2 hours after launch, sometime prior to the second stage impacting and sinking into the South Pacific Ocean. "More importantly, ICESat-2 will come back and make a repeated measurement every 90 days, so we get a second measurement and we can actually assess change in height and that's what we...

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  • Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence
Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence

The hurricane hit early Friday morning, and by afternoon the winds slowed from 90 miles per hour to 75 miles per hour. As of 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) Florence was producing tropical storm-strength winds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) an hour, while it lashed the Carolinas with heavy rains and threatened deadly flash flooding.

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  • Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’
Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’

Tropical storm winds are between 39 and 73 miles per hour, while hurricanes are 74 miles per hour or higher. The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast starting Thursday night before finally blowing ashore.

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  • Trump approves North Carolina disaster declaration for Florence
Trump approves North Carolina disaster declaration for Florence

The storm's first casualties, which included a mother and her baby killed when a tree fell on their brick house in Wilmington, North Carolina , were announced about eight hours after Florence came ashore on Friday (local time). On Friday, coastal streets in the Carolinas flowed with frothy ocean water, and pieces of torn-apart buildings flew thr...

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  • Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers
Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

At least four people have died, including a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington. Tropical depressions are organized systems but with sustained wind speeds less than 39 miles per hour. Hurricanes are known for strong winds and the potential to bring heavy rainfall - but do you understand the workings of the meterologica...

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  • Flash flood fears as Storm Florence batters US
Flash flood fears as Storm Florence batters US

Some towns have already been soaked by more than 2 feet (60 centimetres) of drenching rains, and forecasters warned that totals could reach 3 1/2 feet (1 metre), unleashing floods well inland through early next week. This will then produce more catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding. "High winds and severe flooding from Hurricane F...

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  • SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler
SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler

SpaceX, the private space exploration company that tests its rocket motors at its facility in McGregor west of Waco, has signed up a traveler for a flight to the moon. SpaceX will send its first passenger around the Moon in a Big Falcon Rocket (seen in its original form). Shortly after his successful Falcon Heavy Launch, Musk said he expected a...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall in Carolinas, threatens catastrophic flood
Hurricane Florence makes landfall in Carolinas, threatens catastrophic flood

Hurricane Florence continues to drop category, but not unsafe, while hundreds of thousands of people try to get away from the coasts of the two Carolinas and Virginia. Millions of people are expected to lose power and it could take weeks to resolve the outages. Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and could wipe out entire...

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  • Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers
Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers

Hurricane Florence continues to spin in the open Atlantic and move toward the west-northwest and is getting more organized and larger. It's moving west at 16 miles per hour and should regain hurricane strength as it reaches the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

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  • Tropical Storm Florence A
Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

Farmers are a big part of the answer to that question. After passing the Cabo Verde Islands the system was not expected to pose a direct threat to land for at least several days. Winds will begin hitting the Carolina coast 8 p.m. Wednesday and the middle of the two states by 8 a.m . There is also Tropical Depression Nine in the Central Atlantic.

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  • More than 1 million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas
More than 1 million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

A tracker map from the center on Monday forecast the hurricane making landfall in the Carolinas Thursday morning, and expected the storm to continue through Saturday morning, when it will have weakened to a tropical depression. A story of this magnitude can cause cause catastrophic damage due to storm surge and destructive winds. Here's another l...

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  • Storm watch - Monitoring the Atlantic
Storm watch - Monitoring the Atlantic

Tropical Depression Nine is expected to become a tropical storm later today, over the eastern tropical Atlantic, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the storm's center. The immediate threat this weekend will be large swells and risky rip currents along the East Coast due t...

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  • USA senators question Kavanaugh about his record and legal positions
USA senators question Kavanaugh about his record and legal positions

Kavanaugh also said courts have to stick to law passed by Congress. "This is the most incomplete, most partisan, least transparent vetting for any Supreme Court nominee I have ever seen", said Leahy. Kavanaugh said he reversed the conviction of a man in a military commissions case who was convicted for an offense that wasn't an identified ...

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  • US Lawmakers Begin Hearing on New Supreme Court Candidate
US Lawmakers Begin Hearing on New Supreme Court Candidate

Kennedy was a solid conservative but sided with the court's liberals on some issues, including abortion and gay rights. Asked if he thought the NRA's backing of his confirmation might have played any role in Kavanaugh's choice not to speak to him or shake his hand, Guttenberg said: "You know what?" A judge must interpret statutes as written.

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  • NASA examines intensifying Tropical Storm Norman
NASA examines intensifying Tropical Storm Norman

Tropical Storm ClaudetteJuly 13, 2015 - Tropical Storm Claudette forms in the Atlantic.July 14, 2015 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the eastern Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour (95 kph).

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  • Tropical Storm Florence forms in the eastern Atlantic
Tropical Storm Florence forms in the eastern Atlantic

It will take about five to six days for the storm to make its way across the Atlantic. We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but shifts in the forecast track are certainly possible. Meanwhile, a tropical wave near Hispaniola is moving northwesterly toward the Bahamas. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the islands, wher...

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  • Trump's Proposed Emissions Rules Show The Shift In Climate Priorities
Trump's Proposed Emissions Rules Show The Shift In Climate Priorities

The Obama administration was working to instate federal regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions and use less coal in favor of clean energy sources . Bill Wehrum, administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, acknowledged that the industry "continues to transform in front of our eyes". "I am thrilled the Trump administration kept its w...

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