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Hot Saturday, storms north of I-70

Hot Saturday, storms north of I-70 The area has remained under the influence of a strong area of high pressure centered across the Southeast U.S. the last several days. South southeast wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Saturday: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening mainly north of I-70. [Full Article...]

NASA astronaut becomes first to quit training for 50 years

NASA astronaut becomes first to quit training for 50 years Kulin, who joined his class sounding upbeat, is the first would-be astronaut to leave training since a resignation in 1968. Kulin, who hails from Anchorage, Alaska, holds a master's degree in materials science and doctorate in engineering. [Full Article...]

Australia's new cabinet sworn in after party dispute

Australia's new cabinet sworn in after party dispute Malcolm Turnbull told supporters that he will resign from Parliament on Friday, a week after he was forced from office by lawmakers in his conservative Liberal Party because he had lost their support. In a speech in Sydney on Monday Mr Abbott said Mr Morrison had strong character and expected him to install a "sharper difference" between the Liberal and Labor parties ahead of the next federal ... [Full Article...]

Tropics get busy, forecast to make it a rainy weekend in Florida

The system, moving west, northwest, is expected to spread rain across Florida and the islands, including the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, into early next week, forecasters said. The other area to keep an eye on is a bit closer to home. There will be significant time to closely monitor the behavior of these tropical weather systems. [Full Article...]

International Space Station has a leak

Roscosmos has "convened a commission to conduct further analysis of the possible cause of the leak" but there's no danger to any Russian astronauts returning to Earth in the Soyuz spacecraft. "Flight controllers are working with the crew to develop a more comprehensive long-term fix", according to NASA . Upon finding the source of the leak, a two millimeter (0.08 inch) hole in the orbital compa... [Full Article...]

Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming?

Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming? Friday. The next named storm is likely to form off of the coast of Africa over the weekend. This is by far the most impressive tropical wave of the season in this part of the Atlantic, and the NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team puts the odds of development into a tropical storm at 90% and the chance of development into a hurricane at 70%. [Full Article...]

Air leak fixed on ISS: Russia space agency

They eventually discovered that the leak was coming from a 2 millimeter hole in the Russian segment of the ISS, the upper section of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft - which is now attached to the Rassvet module . Roscosmos has "convened a commission to conduct further analysis of the possible cause of the leak" but there's no danger to any Russian astronauts returning to Earth in the Soyuz spacecraf... [Full Article...]

At least 300 dead sea turtles floating off Mexican coast

At least 300 dead sea turtles floating off Mexican coast Mexico has a permanent ban on killing turtles and on the use of illegal nets, with prison sentences for those who are found guilty. The so-called olive Ridley turtles every year closer to the summer arriving to the shores of Latin American countries for breeding. [Full Article...]

International Space Station leak may have been caused by micrometeorite strike

A leak has been found on the Russian side of the International Space Station, according to NASA on Thursday morning. A small air leak was detected on the International Space Station Wednesday night (Aug. The six-person crew is in no danger, NASA said. Gerst, along with United States astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev, are due to use the same Soyuz ... [Full Article...]

Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 forms off of the coast of Africa

Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 forms off of the coast of Africa You can always count on the NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team to alert you FIRST as we approach the peak of hurricane season. The system is located about 425 miles east-southeast of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 0 mph. [Full Article...]

Higgs boson discovered decaying into bottom quarks: CERN

Higgs boson discovered decaying into bottom quarks: CERN Six years after the Higgs boson was discovered, scientists at European Organization for Nuclear Research ( CERN ) have at last observed its decaying to fundamental particles known as bottom quarks , a milestone in the exploration of the "God particle", according to a press release by CERN on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station

Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos told state news agency TASS that a "micro-fracture" was found in a side compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft now docked with the space station. Rogozin said the malfunction will require a sealant to be applied from the inside of the ship, so no emergency spacewalk will be required. NASA confirmed the problem, saying it consisted o... [Full Article...]

Facebook confirms dedication to 100% renewable energy by 2020 | Leadership

Facebook confirms dedication to 100% renewable energy by 2020 | Leadership All of these wind and solar projects are "new and on the same grid as our data centers," Facebook said in its announcement. Facebook said it has signed contracts for more than 3GW of new solar and wind energy, of which more than 2.5GW were clinched in just the past 12 months alone. [Full Article...]

As Hurricane Lane Neared Hawaii FEMA Promises to Do Better

As Hurricane Lane Neared Hawaii FEMA Promises to Do Better Only two hurricanes have made landfall in Hawaii since the 1950s: Hurricane Dot in 1959, and Hurricane Iniki in 1992. "Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Lane is expected to remain a hurricane as it draws closer to the islands ", the NWS said. [Full Article...]

Kid you not: Goats can read your face

But whether domestic species tamed mainly for the objective of providing food - such as milk, butter, cheese, wool and meat - are capable of this had remained a mystery. Goats can't see red so the pictures were in a format called "grey scale" that removes the colour. According to Express, Goats were already known to be sensitive to human body language, but the new findings show they also respond... [Full Article...]

NASA Spacecraft Gets First Glimpse of Asteroid Bennu

NASA Spacecraft Gets First Glimpse of Asteroid Bennu NASA said Saturday it expects the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer spacecraft to arrive at Bennu on December 3 to explore the asteroid and obtain a sample by July 2020. These trajectories will also provide the mission's navigation team with experience navigating near the asteroid. " Bennu's low gravity provides a unique challenge for the ... [Full Article...]

Manned space mission before 75th I-Day: ISRO chief

Manned space mission before 75th I-Day: ISRO chief ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said the agency had "perfected the engineering aspects of the mission", although it was new to the field of bioscience - dealing with living beings. After de-boost, the Orbital Module will take 36 minutes to splash down in Arabian Sea. However, Dr. Sivan said ISRO is drawing up plans to land the module on the Bay of Bengal or even on land in case of any contingency to "ensur... [Full Article...]

Asylum seeker vessel runs aground in north Queensland

Asylum seeker vessel runs aground in north Queensland Home affairs minister Peter Dutton said: "Australia, we believe, has received the first. people-smuggling venture in over 1,400 days". Two others, including the boat's captain, are still missing, ABC reported. The newly appointed defence industry minister, Steve Ciobo, said on August 27 those detained should be sent to "somewhere offshore" for processing. [Full Article...]

Goats prefer smiling human faces to grumpy ones, study finds

Goats prefer smiling human faces to grumpy ones, study finds After studying how dogs can recognise human emotions in 2016, Albuquerque collaborated with some goat-focused researchers for this new study to see if goats could do the same. Research into goats has revealed for the first time than non-domesticated farmyard animals can recognise human emotions and respond accordingly. "We already knew that goats are very attuned to human body language, bu... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment under way

Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment under way A flash flood warning was in effect for Kauai and the Big Island Monday. At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the storm had maximum sustained winds near 60 miles per hour. On Sunday, state Sen. Kai Kahele surveyed flood damage at Waiakea Elementary School in Hilo on the Big island. Six classrooms are displaced while crews clean up. [Full Article...]


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