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Sep 22 2018

Air Force: Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion Over 5 Years

In a Wednesday interview with CNBC's Morgan Brennan, Secretary Heather Wilson, the Air Force's top civilian, called her office's proposal for the new branch "a bold ide...

Sep 22 2018

Hurricane Florence: Swelling rivers and fresh evacuation orders, North Carolina struggles

Around the state since the storm hit last week, first responders have performed about 5,000 rescues so far, Gov. Roy Cooper said. For example, the Cape Fear River in Nor...

Sep 21 2018

300-metre long Spider-web covers beach in Western Greece

It was all spun by arachnids known as "stretch spiders ". According to CNN , the phenomenon of spider infestation is rare, but not unheard of. Greek biologist Fot...

Sep 21 2018

Billionaire Fashion Retailer Yusaku Maezawa to Become SpaceX’s First Moon Tourist

The mission, now planned for 2023, will take place on SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket. He's planning to take six to eight artists with him on the mission free of charge. The b...

Sep 19 2018

Trump visits the Carolinas after Florence

One person was killed in Virginia when the storm spawned some 16 tornadoes there on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. In South Carolina, two women die...

Sep 19 2018

SpaceX BFR Lunar mission announcement (FULL)

However, there's a catch. Maezawa has already made a down payment to help SpaceX fund the BFR rocket's development. Last year, he said two paying tourists would cir...

Sep 19 2018

Tesla facing Justice Department investigation over Elon Musk tweets

Representatives of Tesla Inc., one of Musk's companies, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Musk on the allegations. Late last month, after the com...

Sep 18 2018

Hurricane Florence Deaths: 32 People Dead, Significant Damage Done Due to Floods

Interested in Hurricane Florence? Typhoon Mangkhut formed farther south in the western Pacific where water is warmer, which gave the typhoon the "perfect environmen...

Sep 18 2018

Philly-area Red Cross volunteers help prepare SC for Florence

We'll be hosting a Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Phone Bank on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 5 a.m. until noon - and again from 4 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. American Red Cro...

Sep 18 2018

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Power is still out for the majority of residents, and the ongoing flooding will make it hard for the power company to begin work to restore downed lines. The slow-moving ...

Sep 18 2018

Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Power is still out for the majority of residents, and the ongoing flooding will make it hard for the power company to begin work to restore downed lines. The slow-moving ...

Sep 18 2018

Hurricane Florence: Dogs in cage during flood rescued in North Carolina

Disaster assistance teams from the Tri-State area and across the country are pitching in to help. The White House said President Donald Trump would visit the storm-rava...

Sep 18 2018

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight

Maezawa's trip to the moon will be made on board a BFR, which is now still in development. Musk revealed Maezawa's identity at a press conference from SpaceX headquarte...

Sep 18 2018

3,2,1: SpaceX counts down to reveal mystery Moon traveler

In answer to a query about whether Musk himself would be the passenger, he tweeted an emoji of a Japanese flag. While the trip is a fly-by, meaning that there will be...

Sep 18 2018

Avoid I-95: Drivers told to ‘go around’ North Carolina

Both states also are at a risk of risky flash floods and river flooding. Officials have declared states of emergency in several states, including in the Carolinas, Ge...

Sep 17 2018

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

Staff and volunteer help also came from Greenville, Cary, Currituck, and Elizabeth City as well as from Boston and Houston to assist locally, said Stephens. Even as Flore...

Sep 17 2018

Nasa satellite launched to measure Earth´s ice changes

There are no technical issues being worked at this time. Nasa has successfully launched a laser satellite to map the loss of ice sheets and glaciers around the world ...

Sep 17 2018

Killer storm Florence turning into 'flood event'

The photos above show the striking contrast of some of the most affected locations before and after Florence brought heavy rains, storm surge and damaging winds. U....

Sep 17 2018

Florence weakens into depression, heads north

Coast Guard. 10 people have died in North Carolina and five died in SC. Florence set a state record for rain from a hurricane, surpassing the previous high of 24 in...

Sep 17 2018

Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows

The river may need to get to 50 feet for you to be impacted. In the Upstate, which was expected to feel much milder effects from Florence , the storm's winds may hav...