• Bob Neill Insists Majority Of Conservatives Back Theresa May's Brexit Deal
Bob Neill Insists Majority Of Conservatives Back Theresa May's Brexit Deal

Mrs May on Monday said she was still working to get concessions that would appease rebellious MPs. "So far, nobody has put forward an alternative on all those issues", she said . Conservative MP Dame Caroline Spelman, who helped organise the letter alongside Labour MP Jack Dromey, said a no-deal Brexit would hit the economy and cause job losses.

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  • China lands first probe on the dark side of the moon
China lands first probe on the dark side of the moon

China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft successfully landed on the far side of the moon this morning Beijing time , accomplishing a worldwide first in lunar exploration. This may reinforce the concern of some lunar scientists and spaceflight experts, who warn that if we want to see the Moon developed under Western norms of freedom and openness, then ...

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  • NASA announcement: New Horizons set for historic flyby TOMORROW
NASA announcement: New Horizons set for historic flyby TOMORROW

It could be surrounded by a cloud of dust or gas that scatters its light, preventing New Horizons from seeing a discernible light curve. The first signal back to Earth should come about 10 hours after the flyby , around 9:45 am (1445 GMT).

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  • Spy satellite launch gets scrubbed? Boo! Meteor explodes in California skies? Yay!
Spy satellite launch gets scrubbed? Boo! Meteor explodes in California skies? Yay!

The Delta IV Rocket launch which was scrubbed was to be launched by United Launch Alliance (ULA) a joint-venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing - they may attempt the launch again tomorrow evening. The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday. "A very bright meteor that fell through the atmosphere, and it took place shortly after sunset so that th...

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  • How to Watch The Green Fireballs of The Geminid Meteor Shower
How to Watch The Green Fireballs of The Geminid Meteor Shower

Here's one great option: the Dubai Astronomy Group will be holding a special public event on Friday evening at Al Qudra lakes from 10pm until 4am. Don't keep staring at your smartphone so that when the meteor shower is visible you'll be able to enjoy it.

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  • NASA Reveal 9 Companies Contacted For Moon Landing Bids
NASA Reveal 9 Companies Contacted For Moon Landing Bids

In Paris, the French space agency CERN said everything seems fine for the moment, and that it is up to NASA to communicate with the SEIS quake-sensing instrument. "That foil collected material from the sun and provided the best measurements of the sun we had for the next 25 years". "Without it, we're not going to have a safe, reliable, and af...

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  • Russian Federation unveils plans to build human colony on moon
Russian Federation unveils plans to build human colony on moon

Astrobotic Technology is a Pittsburgh-based company. "When we go to the moon, we want to be one customer of many customers in a robust marketplace between the Earth and the moon". "It's a big experiment", Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen said. "They haven't done spacecraft so this is a bit of a new departure for them", McDowe...

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  • Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'
Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'

Trump's White House, on the other hand, is dismissing the report saying that it is based on the most extreme scenarios for climate change . "This assessment is the most enduring and authoritative statement of the science on climate change impacts on our nation, but true to form, the Trump Administration is trying to bury this years-in-the-m...

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  • NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days
NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

Attendees will have the chance to have live conversations with scientists from Nasa about the landing and the wider mission. The USD 2.5 billion rover - a joint project of the European Space Agency and NASA - is set to launch in July 2020, and land in February 2021.

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  • 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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