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A large fireball was seen rising into the sky Tuesday from Shelley, B.C., a small community about 15 kilometres northeast of Prince George . Puget Sound Energy, a USA energy company, is also asking customers in Washington state to help conserve natural gas and electricity because of B.C.'s pipeline rupture and the impact it has on the US gas supply.
  • Hurricane Michael: Videos show destruction in US

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    Meanwhile, Michael continues its track across southern Georgia toward the Carolinas. Olivia Smith, public information officer for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, said there was "one hurricane-related fatality", adding that the incident was "debris-related".
  • Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 3 storm, officials say

    Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 3 storm, officials say

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    More than 20 million people are under a hurricane watch or warning across five states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina). Mr Scott said people in areas that could be affected should take no chances against such a powerful surge, adding: "No one's going to survive such a wall of water".
  • Hurricane Michael: ‘Potentially catastrophic’ storm begins battering Florida

    Hurricane Michael: ‘Potentially catastrophic’ storm begins battering Florida

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    Hurricane Michael , which intensified into a Category 4 storm overnight, is expected to make landfall at that strength near Panama City later Wednesday . At 8 a.m., it was centered about 90 miles southwest of Panama City with top winds of 145 mph and moving at 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 140 miles per hour as it moves north over the Gulf of Mexico at 13 miles per hour.
  • Rocket’s first stage lands back at launch site

    Rocket’s first stage lands back at launch site

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    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as seen from the North Coast. The rocket plume is expected to be illuminated by the sun after the launch at 7:21 p.m. Sunday. It carries carries a high-resolution synthetic aperture radar to be used for emergency management and land monitoring, The Associated Press reported.
  • Meteorite Used As Doorstop For 30 Years Recently Valued At $100K

    Meteorite Used As Doorstop For 30 Years Recently Valued At $100K

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    The previous owner showed him around the property at the time and said the meteorite arrived on the farm during a meteor shower in the 1930s. After this the farmer took the stone to the University of MI, research staff after the study stated that the boulder is composed of Nickel and iron, and its estimated cost almost $ 100,000.
  • Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

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    Eastern during an instantaneous launch window. It will mark the first time the innovative company has attempted a ground landing at Vandenberg. Minutes after launch, the rocket's second stage separated from the first-stage booster and continued rising spaceward.
  • Tropical disturbance near Gulf of Mexico likely to develop further, experts say

    Tropical disturbance near Gulf of Mexico likely to develop further, experts say

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    The storm system forming in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico may be nothing, forecasters say. A cold front moving through the Brazos Valley mid-week should keep any tropical activity east of Texas and impacts felt here very minimal. The system will remain a tropical storm for the next several days with little change in strength. The system could become a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday.
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    Astronomers find signs of "exomoon" in distant solar system

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    While astronomers now find these planets on a regular basis, the search for moons orbiting exoplanets wasn't successful - until today. Since researchers first began detecting exoplanets, or worlds orbiting stars other than our Sun, in the early 1990s, we've gone on to catalogue nearly 3,800 alien planets, with thousands more sightings waiting for confirmation.
  • MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

    MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

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    He contacted Central Michigan University who tested and confirmed that the rock was not only a meteorite , but a particularly large one at that. He said the farmer told him it was a meteorite that plunged to Earth in the 1930s - making "a heck of a noise when it hit" - and that he and his dad dug out the still-warm rock from a crater they found the next morning.
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to trio of evolutionary scientists

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to trio of evolutionary scientists

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    The awards were announced at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm . In 1993, Arnold was the first person to create new enzymes with a technique called " directed evolution ". "How can I evolve a whole new species of enzymes?" Her approach, " directed evolution ", mimics the same evolution that turned dinosaurs into birds, but it works much more quickly.
  • Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

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    The 22-plus-pound meteorite turned out to be the sixth-largest in MI and was valued at $100,000. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ". In January, however, the owner learned that people were selling meteorites for money, and he wanted to know if the one he had was worth anything. "A piece of the early solar system literally fell into our hands", Dr Sirbescu said in a video made by the university to promote its discovery.
  • ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions

    ISS astronauts return to earth among US-Russia tensions

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    The Soyuz MS-09/55S capsule - the vehicle at the center of a growing controversy over an unexpected and unexplained hole which appeared in its hull - remains attached to the International Space Station. Thank you for signing up for the Brightside Blend Newsletter. Feustel invoked Hollywood comedy actor Jack Black's character Nacho Libre as he tweeted farewell to life on the space station.
  • Found at Edge of Solar System: 'The Goblin'

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    The Goblin's orbit is consistent with the much-talked-about but yet-to-be-proven Planet 9 . The small icy planet has the rough width of MA, and its solar orbit takes a staggering 40,000 years to complete. Sheppard and one of his colleagues on this study, David Tholen from the University of Hawaii, were also behind the discovery of 2012 VP113 , another IOCO.
  • American-Japanese duo wins 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for landmark cancer research

    American-Japanese duo wins 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for landmark cancer research

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    These proteins block the T-cells from attacking the body itself. The PD-1 protein that Honjo discovered has led to a breakthrough cancer immunotherapy, and earned him the US journal Science's "Breakthrough of the Year" prize in 2013. Allison studied the T-cell protein CTLA-4 in the '90s, and developed an antibody that inhibited it, curing cancer in mice.Meanwhile, Honjo worked with PD-1, a similar protein capable of helping human patients achieve long-term remission .
  • 'First of many': $40B LNG Canada signals revival of mega projects

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    Horgan's minority NDP government only governs because of the support of the Green party. The B.C. government said in a statement that the construction of a natural-gas pipeline from Dawson Creek in northeast B.C.to Kitimat, where a new terminal will process and ship LNG, will generate $24 billion of direct investment.
  • Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work

    Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work

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    Meanwhile Mourou, 74, and Strickland - only the third woman to win the Physics Prize - won for together developing a method to generate ultra-short optical pulses, "the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created by mankind", the jury said.
  • Hurricane Rosa upgraded to category 4

    Hurricane Rosa upgraded to category 4

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    The center of Rosa was expected to approach Baja California Monday, but is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by that point. The weather service also says that Rosa is generating a large swell that will produce waves in the 3' to 5' range, with sets to 7', in northern-most San Diego County, and larger waves in southern Orange County.
  • Japanese rovers send back images and video from asteroid Ryugu

    Japanese rovers send back images and video from asteroid Ryugu

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    This design MINERVA is explained by the fact that the asteroid is very weak gravity, so a simple vehicle there would simply have not worked. The 15-frame video was shot over the course of 1 hour and 14 minutes on September 23. Later in the mission, scheduled for the end of October, the spacecraft will land on the asteroid after blowing a small crater in it using explosives, so samples that haven't been exposed to space can be gathered from below the object's surface.
  • Hayabusa 2 spacecraft deploys rovers on asteroid called Ryugu

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    A Japanese spacecraft known as Hayabusa 2 deployed two small rovers on an asteroid known as Ryugu. They show slightly tilted close-ups of the rocky surface from different locations. "It is fantastic to be a human living at this moment in the history of space exploration". We've seen plenty of photos taken from the surface of places other than Earth.
  • Town flooded with dead fish after Hurricane Florence water recedes

    Town flooded with dead fish after Hurricane Florence water recedes

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    The county has recommended nearly 8,000 people leave their homes — more than 10 percent of the population. Put it in the Lord's hands. Schools in Georgetown County are closed until further notice. Firefighters from the town of Penderlea, in the southeastern part of the state, have been hosing off fish carcasses from Interstate 40 and onto the side of the road to prevent vehicles from skidding while running over them.
  • Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

    Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

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    East Coast. President Donald Trump met with first responders in Conway, South Carolina on Wednesday and warned them of the danger of rising rivers. The Neuse swamped the nearby city of New Bern and is now threatening inland cities like Fayetteville and Kinston. Trump greeted motorists who drove slowly through a throng of media, secret service and onlookers.
  • South Carolina County Braces For Severe Flooding From Florence

    South Carolina County Braces For Severe Flooding From Florence

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    Ten days after the deadly hurricane hit, rivers are continuing to crest and some SC residents are preparing to evacuate. About 6,000 to 8,000 people were being told they should prepare to evacuate in coastal Georgetown County. But the flooding forecast for Georgetown is uncertain, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of Interstate 95 had also been expected to be underwater for days, but North Carolina Gov.
  • Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

    Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

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    Whales are rarely seen in the Thames, and the sighting has sparked conerns for the beluga's health. Mr Andrews in a series of tweets said: "Can't believe I'm writing this, no joke - BELUGA in the Thames off Coalhouse Fort". He urged people to give the whale "space and minimise disturbance". While the report of the animal prompted excitement on social media, conservationists warned that the beluga whale, normally found in the High Arctic, was lost and could be in trouble.
  • 'Love Corbyn, hate Brexit': British Labour party faces Brexit split

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    Many business chiefs and investors fear politics could scupper an agreement, thrusting the world's fifth largest economy into a "no-deal" Brexit that they say would spook financial markets and silt up the arteries of trade. Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer says the party will reject a deal along the lines May is proposing because it does not meet "six tests", including protecting workers' rights and retaining access to European markets.
  • Government of Canada, schools closed Monday due to Ottawa tornado damage

    Government of Canada, schools closed Monday due to Ottawa tornado damage

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    Officials warned people not to re-enter their homes until they had been deemed safe. Finally, I want to thank my fellow caucus members Merrilee Fullerton, Lisa MacLeod, Steve Clark, Goldie Ghamari and Jeremy Roberts for keeping in touch with me around the clock, and giving me a real sense of what the people of the Ottawa region are facing as the recovery effort gets underway.
  • Japan's 2 hopping rovers successfully land on asteroid Ryugu

    Japan's 2 hopping rovers successfully land on asteroid Ryugu

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    The agency said the round, biscuit tin-shaped robots had successfully landed on the Ryugu asteroid a day after they were released from the Hayabusa2 probe. Spine-like projections from the edges of the hoppers are sensors that will measure surface temperatures on the asteroid . One of the rovers snapped a photo of Ryugu after it was from its mother-ship Hayabusa2 while another took photos showing a blurry image of both Hayabusa2 and Ryugu just as it was approaching the asteroid .
  • Tiny robots send home 1st photos from asteroid's surface

    Tiny robots send home 1st photos from asteroid's surface

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    This is because, in addition to the Minerva-II1 rovers, another craft will soon launch from Hayabusa2 with the intention of collecting samples of the ancient space debris' surface. Image: The surface of Ryugu is in the lower right. "I can not find words to express how happy I am that we were able to realize mobile exploration on the surface of an asteroid", said Yuichi Tsuda, Hayabusa2 project manager.
  • Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics

    Tracking the Tropics: Leslie joins Kirk in the tropics

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    The westward movement speed had increased to 18 mph when it was 465 miles south southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect from that storm, which packs top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.
  • Two Tiny Hopping Rovers Race Toward Near-Earth Asteroid

    Two Tiny Hopping Rovers Race Toward Near-Earth Asteroid

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    The two Minerva-II robots are created to take advantage of the asteroid's low gravity, making long hops across its surface. This mission follows up on the first Hayabusa odyssey, which touched down on the asteroid Itokawa in 2005 and returned a smattering of samples in 2010.
  • Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; three other disturbances tracked

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    The Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean are expected to be first the feel the impacts of the building storm. Isaac then weakened to a tropical storm as it passed through the Lesser Antilles, though it did produce heavy rainfall. The low near Bermuda may move toward the southeast coast. It's holding onto it's Tropical Storm status and is moving rather quickly off to the west. There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
  • First Space X Private Customer Heading To The Moon

    First Space X Private Customer Heading To The Moon

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    Maezawa said he will invite several artists from around the world to join him on board the Big Falcon Rocket for his trip to the Moon, scheduled for 2023. "I think it is really healthy to see this iterative change happening, because I believe we can assume it is based on actual development and simulation going on", Greg Autry , the director of the Southern California Spaceflight Initiative, told Business Insider in an email ahead Musk's announcement.
  • Florence's Flooding Claims 3.4 Million Poultry, 5,500 Hogs

    Florence's Flooding Claims 3.4 Million Poultry, 5,500 Hogs

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    In South Carolina, workers with electricity provider Santee Cooper erected a temporary dike in hopes of preventing flooding of an old coal ash dump at the demolished Grainger Generating Station near Conway. Floodwaters have disrupted efforts to restore power, clear roads and allow evacuated residents to go home. For a time, Wilmington was effectively cut off, according to reports.
  • Greek town buried under spider webs

    Greek town buried under spider webs

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    A Western Greek beach has almost been taken over with more than 900 feet of spider webs. Apparently, low numbers of mosquitoes this year have created the ideal storm for the mating arachnids: "The spiders are taking advantage of these conditions, and are having a kind of a party".
  • 1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

    1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

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    SpaceX BFR: Here's What We Know About ItElon Musk recently tweeted two new renders of the SpaceX BFR , giving space enthusiasts a glimpse of what to expect from the groundbreaking rocket. Musk said, "it's risky, to be clear". He plans to offer the remaining seats to six to eight of his favorite artists for free (please tell me at least one of these artists is going to be Azealia Banks ).
  • Spider Sex Party Covers Greek Beach in 1000-Foot-Long Web

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    Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider creations with his camera. "It's natural for this area to have insects, no one is especially anxious", he said . "When these temperatures last long enough, we can see a second, third and fourth generation of the gnats and end up with large amounts of their populations", he said.
  • Air Force Plan to Add 74 Squadrons Lacks Critical Details

    Air Force Plan to Add 74 Squadrons Lacks Critical Details

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    The Pentagon has yet to release a cost estimate for Trump's proposed Space Force. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters that the preliminary analysis drew partly from classified intelligence about possible threats in the 2025 to 2030 time frame, showing that the service, at its current size, would be unable to preserve America's edge.