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Pluto should be a planet again, researchers argue

Pluto should be reclassified as a planet , according to a new research study. The IAU defines a planet as a celestial body that "has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit", which means that...

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Super-strong Hurricane Florence to bring 'catastrophic' destruction to U.S. states

Super-strong Hurricane Florence to bring 'catastrophic' destruction to U.S. states

It is over warm water and a favorable upper level environment so rapid strengthening is forecast and Florence is forecast to be a major hurricane Monday morning. "This is a real hurricane we have co...

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NASA sees Hurricane Florence open an evil-looking eye

Isaac was centered about 1,150 miles (1,855 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and moving west at 14 mph (22 kph). The storm could bring heavy rainfall and localized flooding to the Lesser A...

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches powerful telecom satellite into orbit

The launch was the 16th of the year for SpaceX, but also the first for the company in more than a month, since the August 7 launch of the Merah Putih satellite for Telkom Indonesia. The Telstar 18 VAN...

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Here are some shelters that will open as Hurricane Lane nears islands

Here are some shelters that will open as Hurricane Lane nears islands

Meteorologist Melissa Dye shortly before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday said the hurricane was 320 miles (515 kilometers) southeast of Hilo and moving north-northwest at about 9 mph (15 kph). Hurricane condition...

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Space Station leak probe

Space Station leak probe

The International Space Station recently experienced a decline in air pressure, which is not good for a vessel that is in space. The thinking at the time was that a small meteorite must have struck ...

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Committee asked: What does ‘duty to consult’ with Indigenous groups really mean?

Committee asked: What does ‘duty to consult’ with Indigenous groups really mean?

Trudeau has said all options to respond are being looked at, including appealing the decision to the Supreme Court, but has indicated the best path forward is following the dictates of the unanimous...

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Tropical Storm Florence expected to become hurricane, headed to southeast United States

Tropical Storm Florence expected to become hurricane, headed to southeast United States

In its 11 a.m. Sunday update, the NHC designated Florence as a hurricane. The governors of Virginia , North Carolina and SC have declared states of emergency , warning residents to prepare f...

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The bonnethead is the first known plant-eating shark, scientists say

The bonnethead is the first known plant-eating shark, scientists say

The discovery means bonnethead sharks are not carnivores but omnivores - a distinction that changes how the coastal swimmers influence the fragile ecosystems they call home. To test this theory, the...

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As Norman passes, Olivia strengthens

As Norman passes, Olivia strengthens

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the center of Olivia was 1,635 miles east of Hilo, and the storm was packing maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph with higher gusts. A gradual turn toward the west is expect...

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Hurricane Florence churns toward Bermuda as Gordon soaks U.S.

Hurricane Florence churns toward Bermuda as Gordon soaks U.S.

The storm could continue to weaken further within the next 12 hours and be downgraded to a tropical storm , but beyond that, the cyclone will enter an area favorable for re-intensification. Whichev...

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Norman weakens slightly overnight as it heads west

Hurricane Norman is keeping its strength and distance from the islands. Maximum sustained winds are near 110 miles per hour (175 km/h) with higher gusts. "The farther a hurricane is away, the more h...

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‘Carnivore’ sharks have a stomach for greens

‘Carnivore’ sharks have a stomach for greens

By working with five sharks in captivity over three weeks, the researchers ran a test involving feeding the sharks a diet of 90 percent seagrass and 10 percent squid. There are almost 5 million ...

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Carlsberg ditches plastic wrapping on six packs, turning to new glue technology

Carlsberg ditches plastic wrapping on six packs, turning to new glue technology

Global beer giant Carlsberg have announced plans to ditch the familiar four or six-pack rings, and replace them with a fully recyclable glue alternative. They are widely accepted as being harmful to...

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Morning, Kepler! NASA's Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Wakes Up Again

Morning, Kepler! NASA's Planet-Hunting Spacecraft Wakes Up Again

The spacecraft initially studied more than 150,000 stars simultaneously, looking for tiny brightness dips caused by the passage of orbiting planets across these stars' faces. Which brings us to today'...

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US Top Court Nominee Kavanaugh Facing More Questions

US Top Court Nominee Kavanaugh Facing More Questions

The document had been among many held by the Senate Judiciary Committee as confidential, over the objections of Democrats, who have argued throughout this week's hearing that Republicans have shie...

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French president names 2 new ministers in mini-reshuffle

French president names 2 new ministers in mini-reshuffle

French Sports Minister Laura Flessel on Tuesday announced she was quitting President Emmanuel Macron's government , the second resignation in seven days. It comes a day after a separate Ifop survey...

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Japan's wild plans for a 'space elevator'

Japan's wild plans for a 'space elevator'

Japanese university testing new design for sending people to ISS A " space elevator " first proposed by a Russian rocket scientist more than 100 years ago may finally be put into action thanks to a ...

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Russian space agency ponders sabotage theory over leak

Russian space agency ponders sabotage theory over leak

Astronauts used tape to seal the leak , AFP reported. The crew was never in any danger, officials said , and a safe re-entry by the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft was never in question. He believes th...

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Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, sidesteps subpoena question

He condemned the spate of USA school shootings, but defended an opinion he wrote questioning whether semi-automatic rifles could be banned. Asked by the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman, Ch...

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Ducking queries on Trump, Supreme Court nominee resumes U.S. Senate test

Ducking queries on Trump, Supreme Court nominee resumes U.S. Senate test

Republicans also previous year reduced the margin for advancing Supreme Court nominations from 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to a simple majority in order to force through the confirmation of Neil G...

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87 elephant carcasses found in Botswana

87 elephant carcasses found in Botswana

Also on Monday, authorities in Sri Lanka reported that seven elephants were found dead in a swamp in the eastern part of the island. When the Okavango River , a dark green ribbon cutting through ...

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Democrats force Senate to adjourn to protest Kavanaugh

But demonstrations continued inside the US Senate building where Kavanaugh was being quizzed on Wednesday, with occasional outbursts from protesters, such as: "Sham president, sham justice!" and "...

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Elusive Planet Nine Lurks In The Shadows, Here's Why It's 'Invisible'

The endlessly wide expanse of the solar system is also a considerable challenge for scientists who have to sweep the area for hints of Planet Nine. Considering Pluto was deemed not worthy to be the ...

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TROPICS: Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall; Florence is Cat. 2 hurricane

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall; Florence is Cat. 2 hurricane

Mayors of barrier islands in the storm's path had warned that their communities might get cut off from the mainland. Power has been knocked out across the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama le...

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Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

Tropical storm warnings were in effect from the Okaloosa-Walton County border west to east of Morgan City, Louisiana. After making landfall somewhere near Louisiana or Mississippi, Gordon will weak...

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Victim's father: ‘Stop weaponizing Parkland’ in Kavanaugh hearing

Victim's father: ‘Stop weaponizing Parkland’ in Kavanaugh hearing

He condemned the spate of USA school shootings but defended an opinion he wrote questioning whether semi-automatic rifles could be banned. But within moments of Senate Judiciary Committee chairman C...

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Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Patrick Leahy of Vermont. But Kavanaugh told senators during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday that he could not comment on that case because it is still pending. The huge stakes and fierce p...

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Tropics heating up as Florence now 3rd hurricane of 2018

Tropics heating up as Florence now 3rd hurricane of 2018

Presently T.S. Gordon is located about 445 miles ESE of the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, and the storm is moving WNW at 17 mph, per NHC . West of the mouth o...

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Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

The National Hurricane Center said at 11 p.m. EDT that the storm was centred 330 miles (530 kilometres) east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. A hurricane warning was put into effect ...

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