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5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S. A new subtropical cyclone has formed in the Atlantic. So why is it considered subtropical and why are these types of storms given names? In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. So far, the Atlantic hurricane season has been relatively inactive in terms of major storms and hurricanes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revised its... [Full Article...]

Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say

Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say However, the human health effects of glyphosate remain uncertain, because the product has additional chemical ingredients that, individually or combined, might be carcinogenic, among other reasons. Weed killer in your cereal? Specific products found to contain the herbicide include Quaker Dinosaur Eggs instant oatmeal , Lucky Charms cereal, Nature Valley Oats and Honey granola bars and Kello... [Full Article...]

Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 5, 2017, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing: "Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States". "If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken", he added. Instead, the president said he was fulfilling his "const... [Full Article...]

Brace yourself - Irish weather experts issue WARNING as Ernesto rolls in

Brace yourself - Irish weather experts issue WARNING as Ernesto rolls in Ernesto will be an ex-subtropical storm by the time it reaches the United Kingdom, and should clear into the North Sea over the course of Sunday morning - but will leave a legacy of overcast and muggy conditions. This will then turn heavier and more persistent through the afternoon, with a maximum temperature of around 20 °C. 'Ex-Ernesto will then merge with an Atlantic low pressure system. [Full Article...]

Flood Warning in effect for much of the Baltimore Region

Flood Warning in effect for much of the Baltimore Region Sunday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high of 75 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Up to one inch of rain is occurring with the ongoing rain and some locally heavier amounts are possible shortly in Harford County. [Full Article...]

Bayer Shares Plunge After Monsanto Loses First of Many Cancer Trials

Bayer Shares Plunge After Monsanto Loses First of Many Cancer Trials The share price of German agrochemicals giant Bayer AG has dropped by more than 10 percent on Monday after a US court ordered its subsidiary Monsanto to pay a total of 298 million USA dollars in damages for selling a carcinogenic weed killer. [Full Article...]

Nasa launches Parker Solar Probe, mankinds first mission to touch the Sun

Nasa launches Parker Solar Probe, mankinds first mission to touch the Sun Here it will directly explore solar processes that are key to understanding and forecasting space weather events that can impact life on Earth. The probe should make its first dive into the corona within a few months of launch and is expected to circle the sun twenty-four times over its seven-year mission. [Full Article...]

Hopefully one more good night to wish upon a shooting star

Hopefully one more good night to wish upon a shooting star He said: "This year the moon will be near new moon, it will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight". While shooting stars were seen flitting across the sky in the Czech Republic as well. The meteor shower gained its name from the Perseus constellation - which is the area in space the meteors fly away from. [Full Article...]

Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th

Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th As per the suggestions of the map, partial solar eclipse 2018 will be seen over North Pole and eastern parts of Siberia. Note, the solar Eclipse of August 11, was the last in a series of events that astrologers call the "corridor of eclipses-2018". [Full Article...]

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun The probe is named for Eugene Parker, 91, a University of Chicago physicist who in 1958 predicted the existence of the solar wind, a constant flow of magnetized solar particles that streams out into the farthest reaches of the solar system. [Full Article...]

Weekend brings best time to view Perseids meteor shower

Weekend brings best time to view Perseids meteor shower The Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend between the night of Saturday, August 11, and the morning of Monday, August 13. You won't be able to see as many meteors when you're in a place with light pollution, which includes most of America. [Full Article...]

NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral

NASA Parker Solar Probe to launch from Cape Canaveral The project, with a $1.5bn (€1.3bn) price tag, is the first major space mission under Nasa's "Living With a Star" programme. The Sun may be granting us life but it also has the power to play havoc with spacecraft in orbit, and communications and electronics on Earth. [Full Article...]

Annual meteor shower to peak this weekend

Annual meteor shower to peak this weekend The Perseids are perhaps the most beloved of all meteor showers due to their predictability. She recommends anywhere it's dark, outside the city, for the best views. But "Earthgrazer" meteors, which skim Earth's atmosphere and showcase long, blazing tails, are visible earlier when the radiant is low above the horizon. [Full Article...]

How to see Perseids meteor shower and where to get best view

Stargazers should be able to see around 60-70 meteors per hour during the two peak nights. But what if you're unable to get to that dark site, or - worse yet - what if your weather is poor? That means the meteors' fireballs and tails should look spectacular on a practically moonless night. [Full Article...]

Don't miss the meteor shower

The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear, known as the radiant, lies in the constellation of Perseus. "You can look anywhere you want to - even directly overhead". You can tell if a meteor is a Perseid by following its direction backwards and, if it's coming from the direction of Perseus, it's a Perseid. What's great about the Perseids is they can be enjoyed during sum... [Full Article...]

BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'

BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda' Forecasters note that hurricane-force winds extend up to 35 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles. The storm is relatively weak, far away and is not a threat to the Cayman Islands. Irish weather expect Alan O'Reilly explained on the Carlow Weather Facebook page: "The storm in the Atlantic has been named as Debbie, the fourth named s... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii

Hurricane Hector returns to Category 4 as it nears Hawaii On the forecast track, Hector could make its closest pass to Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday. Hurricane Hector became a Category 4 storm for a few hours early Sunday but then dipped back to Category 3, still a unsafe force, as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii's Big Island and possibly its active volcano , officials said early Sunday. [Full Article...]

Spectacular rogue planet sadly not heading toward Earth

Spectacular rogue planet sadly not heading toward Earth This first of its kind object is around 20 light years away from Earth. A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star , ' and is giving us some surprises", said Melodie Kao , who led a recent study while a graduate student at Caltech. [Full Article...]

NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships SpaceX's four-member crew consists of Air Force flight test engineer Bob Behnken and retired Marine Corps test pilot Doug Hurley , tasked with the Dragon's demo flight scheduled for April 2019; Dragon's first mission will be flown by Navy test pilot Victor Glover and the Air Force's Mike Hopkins . [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability SpaceX successfully landed the rocket's first stage for a second time on the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You" in the Atlantic Ocean. Its primary goal is to launch a 5.8-ton satellite called Merah Putih meant to improve telecommunications in Indonesia, India, and much of Southeast Asia. [Full Article...]


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