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Giants spider webs cover beach in Greek town of Aitoliko

Giants spider webs cover beach in Greek town of Aitoliko High temperatures have sparked a sexual frenzy among spiders in Greece - causing the creatures to build a vast network of webs across a lagoon. The genus covers hundreds of species which are found all over the world, although most occur in the tropics and subtropics. [Full Article...]

NASA astronaut offers to ride along on SpaceX BFR moon mission

NASA astronaut offers to ride along on SpaceX BFR moon mission Mr Maezawa's identity was revealed at an event on Monday evening at the company's headquarters and rocket factory in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne. Only 24 astronauts have flown beyond Earth's protective magnetic shield, in missions spanning a four-year period from December 1968 to December 1972. [Full Article...]

Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief

Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief US President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to visit North Carolina , which is bearing the brunt of Florence's deadly deluge and where rivers are still rising while thousands of homes and roadways remain submerged. Still, it displaced thousands of people and caused extensive property damage. Those figures do not include losses from continuing flooding. At the White House, Donald Trum... [Full Article...]

Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says Maezawa will invite six to eight artists of different professional and personal backgrounds - artists who represent the whole of humanity - to join him on the lunar flyby mission... Twelve walked on the lunar surface. "Some of Earth's greatest talents will board a spacecraft and be inspired in a way they have never been before", Maezawa's new #dearMoon website reads. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Sued For Defamation By Cave Diver Over 'Pedo' Remarks

Elon Musk Sued For Defamation By Cave Diver Over 'Pedo' Remarks Tesla is now under investigation by the Justice Department, Bloomberg reports , citing "two people familiar with the matter". "A probe can go either way but finding Musk guilty may have serious negative repercussions to Tesla's stock price, which will badly hurt investors", Morningstar analyst David Whiston said . [Full Article...]

A bird's-eye view of North Carolina under water

A bird's-eye view of North Carolina under water The Hornets and National Basketball Association merchandising partner Fanatics have also designed a special T-shirt featuring the Hornets logo in the middle of the states of North and SC surrounded by the words "Carolina Strong". Thousands of rescues have taken place in the Carolinas, and more than 650 people were taken to safety in and around Wilmington , North Carolina, said Barbi Baker, a spok... [Full Article...]

Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon

Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon It's unclear how much Maezawa paid for the seats. Maezawa will spend about a week on the journey, according to SpaceX, which says the trip will come within up to 125 miles of the Moon's surface before turning around and returning to Earth. He had said that the trip would happen this year. Musk laid out his first design for the mammoth two-stage BFR in 2016 at the International Astronautical Cong... [Full Article...]

SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

I could not pass up the opportunity to see the moon ". I want to share this experience with as many people as possible. "I choose to go to the moon with artists", Maezawa said Monday. Falcon Heavy's maiden flight was shown as part of SpaceX's evolution towards BFR. "We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as begin initial training later this year". [Full Article...]

Florence bringing 'catastrophic' flooding, mudslides as rivers rise in Carolinas

Florence bringing 'catastrophic' flooding, mudslides as rivers rise in Carolinas At least five people have died in the state in relation to the storm . Florence was downgraded from a hurricane soon after it made landfall on the U.S. Southwest Virginia could see up to 15 inches, and the rest of the mid-Atlantic and New England states face 10 inches of rain. And a fifth person reportedly died of a heart attack inside her home in Hampstead, North Carolina , the New Yor... [Full Article...]

Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas

Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas Florence was still massive, despite being downgraded to a tropical depression from a once-fearsome Category 4 hurricane . Dozens more were rescued from a collapsed motel. Florence's merciless deluge has already killed 18, trapped hundreds and made parts of North and SC impassable - and authorities say the worst flooding is yet to come. [Full Article...]

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes

NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes At launch, the satellite was scheduled to operate for three years, but much of its 3,482 lbs. (The last failure was in 1997, when a Delta II carrying a Global Positioning System satellite exploded seconds after leaving the pad .) As noted by the Verge , prior payloads have included the Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes, the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers, and the original ICESat. [Full Article...]

North Carolina governor: We saw ‘significant damage’ in eastern part of state

North Carolina governor: We saw ‘significant damage’ in eastern part of state In the Lehigh Valley, Davis said the rainfall could result in some localized flash flooding and wind gusts of about 20 miles per hour, much less than the over 105 miles per hour gusts Thursday night that sent seawater surging ashore along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

The storm killed at least 10 people in North Carolina, including a mother and child killed by a falling tree, state officials said. Up to 40 inches (102 cm) of rain are expected along coastal areas of the Carolinas and up to 10 inches in southwestern Virginia, the NHC said. [Full Article...]

7 dead as Tropical Storm Florence drenches Carolinas

7 dead as Tropical Storm Florence drenches Carolinas Roy Cooper said. "There is probably not a county or a person that will not be affected in some way by this very massive and violent storm". The dead included a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington , North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Forecaster: Florence storm surge not diminished

Forecaster: Florence storm surge not diminished In other words, this hurricane will basically stall - pounding the same parts of the Carolinas over and over again. While a fast-traveling hurricane might blow off some shingles, a relentless onslaught such as this could easily blow off roofs or destroy houses. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves 28 dead in trail of destruction across Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves 28 dead in trail of destruction across Philippines As the typhoon moved on to southern China and densely populated Hong Kong , it smashed windows and forced the cancellation of 889 flights. "It swayed for quite a long time , at least two hours". Francis Tolentino, an adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte, said most of the fatalities were killed in landslides in mountainous areas. Police Superintendent Pelita Tacio said that a part of a ... [Full Article...]

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence The mother and baby were among a family of three who were in a house in Wilmington , North Carolina , when it was struck by a falling tree. The storm's center is crawling inland over SC, but its main rain bands largely are over already-saturated North Carolina - setting up what may be days of flooding for some communities. [Full Article...]

Hollywood Celebrates Paul Manafort Guilty Plea: 'Check Mate,' 'F*ck U Trump'

Hollywood Celebrates Paul Manafort Guilty Plea: 'Check Mate,' 'F*ck U Trump' Manafort was present at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Trump campaign members and a Russian lawyer. "This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement . [Full Article...]

Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials

Global summit showcases surge of climate action: United Nations officials Were it to be an independent country, California would have the fifth largest economy in the world, trailing only Germany, Japan, China and the US. Ghosh said that India must use this opportunity provided by the California summit to "demonstrate its climate actions, by virtue of its power of resistance to inequities in climate politics, its power of example set through domestic policies and ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Hits Outer Banks Home on Stilts With Storm Surge

Hurricane Florence Hits Outer Banks Home on Stilts With Storm Surge The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. Florence is widely seen as a test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), whose capabilities were stretched thin a year ago as it responded to three major hurricanes. [Full Article...]


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