• See video from the Russian rocket that failed with NASA astronaut aboard
See video from the Russian rocket that failed with NASA astronaut aboard

Roscosmos has said a faulty sensor caused the failure and believes Soyuz rockets will resume launching in December (when the current three-person space station crew must return to Earth). A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying two people failed mid-flight on October 12. The rocket producer will also take apart two other rockets which have been rec...

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  • Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land
Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still no threat to land

Tropical Storm Oscar continues to swirl in the Atlantic, but does not pose a threat to land. The storm is moving north at 13 miles per hour. As of 10 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered some 660 miles southeast of Bermuda and 645 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and moving west at 16 mph.

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  • Researchers Discover Microplastics in 100 Percent of People Studied
Researchers Discover Microplastics in 100 Percent of People Studied

In animal studies , the highest plastic concentrations have been found in the gut, but the smallest microplastic particles can enter the bloodstream, lymphatic system and may even reach the liver, Schwabl added. His concerns were echoed by Mark Browne, an expert on microplastics at the University of New South Wales, Australia, who said the...

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  • 'That was a quick flight': Crew of failed rocket keeps cool
'That was a quick flight': Crew of failed rocket keeps cool

Both the USA space agency NASA and Russia's Roscosmos reported that the two were quickly recovered from the landing area by rescue crews. "Teams are working with our Russian partners to obtain more information about the issue with the booster from today's launch", the agency said .

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  • Mexico Beach, FL is unrecognizable after Hurricane Michael
Mexico Beach, FL is unrecognizable after Hurricane Michael

It was downgraded to a tropical storm at midnight on Wednesday. According to reports, Hurricane Michael has left behind a trail of massive destruction even as the death toll has gone up to 17 from what is being described as 'one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the United States mainland'.

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  • 'My God, it's scary' - jaw-dropping hurricane slams into Florida coast
'My God, it's scary' - jaw-dropping hurricane slams into Florida coast

Where did the storm make landfall? Hurricane Michael , the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the US mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds , towering surf and torrential rains.

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  • Hurricane Michael: ‘Monstrous’ storm strengthens to category two
Hurricane Michael: ‘Monstrous’ storm strengthens to category two

Florida officials said roughly 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast had been urged or ordered to evacuate. Mr Rick Scott told a news conference on Tuesday: " Hurricane Michael is a monster storm and it keeps getting more risky".

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  • Trump gets firsthand look at Hurricane Florence distress
Trump gets firsthand look at Hurricane Florence distress

More than three dozen flood gauges in North and SC showed flooding, according to the National Weather Service. Here's the unofficial, radar-estimated storm total rainfall from #Florence over all NC (actual gauge-measured amounts not included).

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  • Power outages near 800000 as Florence rocks the Carolina coast
Power outages near 800000 as Florence rocks the Carolina coast

Also in Kinston, a 77-year-old man died while checking on his hunting dogs outside in the storm. One person died at a shelter in Brunswick County Thursday morning, according to a spokesperson for the county. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several feet of water. National Weather ...

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  • MEAC calls off game at South Carolina State
MEAC calls off game at South Carolina State

The vehicle park has been full for three days at the Ace Hardware store in coastal Calabash, North Carolina , where manager Tom Roberts said he sold 150 gas cans in two hours Monday, along with generators, plywood, rope, manual can openers, sand bags and a plethora of other items.

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  • Flash flooding possible in Austin area Saturday night and Sunday
Flash flooding possible in Austin area Saturday night and Sunday

The storms come as a cold front approaches the region and then stalls to the south, bringing rainy conditions throughout the weekend. In addition to widespread heavier rainfall locally, excessive rain to our north has resulted in higher river levels.

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida

According to a report by CNN , 13 million people are under a tropical storm warning as of Monday afternoon, and nearly 2 million people are under hurricane watches and storm surge warnings . Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials. Don't drive your vehicle onto any water-covered roads in coastal and inland areas.

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  • 'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge
'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge

The session quickly descended into turmoil with Democratic senators interrupting the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman Chuck Grassley at the outset of the hearing and dozens of shouting protesters removed one by one by security personnel.

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  • ‘Gold standard’ net neutrality bill takes huge step forward in California
‘Gold standard’ net neutrality bill takes huge step forward in California

The Assembly on Thursday voted 61-18 to pass what has been called the most comprehensive net neutrality bill in the nation, an answer to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era regulations. "This should send a message to other states as well as to members of Congress, Americans are serious about the importance of net ne...

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  • Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 storm as it nears Hawaii
Hurricane Lane strengthens to Category 5 storm as it nears Hawaii

Lane's center is predicted to pass close to the island of Hawaii , also known as the "Big Island", and Maui, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. The storm is now moving westward at 12 miles per hour (19 km/h) and should continue to move west through tonight. Even if the centre of Lane doesn't make landfall, the islands could be wa...

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  • Hawaii Prepares for Hurricane Lane
Hawaii Prepares for Hurricane Lane

Lane's expected track brings the storm very close to the islands, and potential interaction with mountainous islands keeps a level of uncertainty in the forecast. Lane could become the first hurricane to directly make landfall in Honolulu since Hawaii became a state, Axios reported . Weather officials say Lane can bring 10 - 15 inches of rain ...

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  • Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State
Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State

The team of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologists and vets was also able to take blow samples from J50 exhaling. The idea of removing the calf from her mother is "not on the table", according to Brad Hanson, a wildlife biologist with NOAA. It's the first time such a treatment has been us...

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: 5 Things To Know
Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: 5 Things To Know

Even if the sky isn't clear where you are, it's possible to watch a live webcast of the meteor shower anywhere via the Slooh observatory . According to NASA , the meteor shower peaks from 4 p.m. Part of the reason the Perseids really sizzle in the summer sky in the northern hemisphere isn't the seasonal heat, but rather their speed, which can...

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  • Hurricane Hector on track to clip south coast of Hawaii's Big Island
Hurricane Hector on track to clip south coast of Hawaii's Big Island

The eye of the storm, which had wind speeds as high as 217 km/h at its centre on Wednesday afternoon, is forecast to pass 300 kilometres to the south of the Big Island tomorrow. Tropical Storm Ileana also is growing while racing John up the coastline and is forecast to reach hurricane strength later Monday. Farther out to sea, a strengthening H...

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  • Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida
Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida

Red tide is the name given to the blooms of a species of microorganisms that have a distinct red colour. Red tide is a "naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Florida's Gulf Coast since the 1840s and occurs almost every year".

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  • What Trump’s Auto Emissions Plan Means for California
What Trump’s Auto Emissions Plan Means for California

If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry as it prepares for new model years and weaken one of the federal government's chief weapons against climate change - regulating emissions from cars and other vehicles. Nevertheless, the White House's proposal argues that, "freezing the fleetwide average of 37 miles per gallon in ...

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  • Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights
Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights

The assignments will come from among a list of four astronauts who have already been training for the commercial crew program - Robert Behnken , Eric Boe , Douglas Hurley and Sunita Williams - all of whom have been on previous missions to the International Space Station .

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  • Flash flood watch into early Tuesday for Northern Virginia
Flash flood watch into early Tuesday for Northern Virginia

With that in mind, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Sandhills right through early Wednesday . Most of the rain is expected during the afternoon hours. Two waves of storms may roll through, the forecasters said, "thus, we are keeping an eye on the potential for flash flooding, especially in the slopes of the Ber...

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  • Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'
Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind Earth, so that the Earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. Hailed as the longest lunar eclipse in hundred years, it comes at a time when the moon is at its farthest point from the earth (apogee), causing it to go slower and the eclipse to last longer.

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  • FBI agent Peter Strzok say political bias did not impact investigations
FBI agent Peter Strzok say political bias did not impact investigations

Strzok shot back, saying the question revealed more about Gohmert's character than his own. In perhaps the most dramatic outburst, congressman Louie Gohmert raised the agent's extramarital affair: "I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk - how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's eyes and...

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