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by | October 22, 2018 | 02:28

Haddad's Workers Party has filed an official complaint with electoral courts, asking them to investigate the allegations of illicit financing for misleading propaganda. There are around 120 million users of the messaging service in Brazil, whose population is 210 million. However, it has come under increasing scrutiny in the country as the main medium for disseminating fake news.

by | October 22, 2018 | 03:07

The so-called "illumination satellites" are not meant to replace the moon , China Daily reports . He was quoted as saying the artificial moon is eight times brighter than the real moon . Three man-made moons will be launched in 2022, it said . Mr. Wu added that notable universities and institutes - Harbin Institute of Technology , China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp for example - have approved the project for trial and demonstration.

by | October 21, 2018 | 09:36

No place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal, said Mike Halpert , deputy director of the government's Climate Prediction Center . The northern Rockies, northern Plains, Great Lakes and northern Ohio Valley are likely to see below-average precipitation , including snow. Precipitation is expected to be above normal across the southern tier of the USA, extending up into the Mid-Atlantic.

by | October 20, 2018 | 02:50

For the past couple of decades, mule deer and cattle have been eating all the new stems that sprout from the underground mama aspen . However, follow-up fencing of a larger area (in combination with about half of Pando remaining unprotected by fencing) is now failing according to this study .

by | October 18, 2018 | 03:10

In his final book In Brief Answers to the Big Questions , out on Tuesday, Professor Hawking states that he fears wealthy people will begin to edit their own and their children's DNA to create "superhumans" who will be more intelligent and live longer.

by | October 17, 2018 | 17:25

Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the mission was supposed to take the two men to the International Space Station (ISS). Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin says the force he felt during a Soyuz emergency landing last week was like having a concrete block on his chest.

by | October 16, 2018 | 05:20

Scott said crews were also distributing food, water and fuel to residents who have faced long lines for supplies. "You know many of these people, they have no homes", Trump said before boarding a helicopter to tour the stricken area in northwestern Florida .

by | October 14, 2018 | 07:29

According to the paper, what they found is that in most cases there's just not enough space for a submoon to orbit another moon. That also means there needs to be enough distance between the moon and planet for the moonmoon not to be snared by the planet's gravity.

by | October 14, 2018 | 06:48

It is still possible to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the WMO official continued, "but we should change many things how we run our everyday business today". They have "medium confidence" that there will be more extreme storms in areas such as high-elevation regions, eastern Asia and eastern North America.

by | October 14, 2018 | 04:00

In Gadsden County, Florida, the sheriff's office said Thursday they had four "storm-related fatalities following Hurricane Michael", although they had only confirmed the details of one death: a man killed when a tree crashed through the roof of his home.

by | October 14, 2018 | 01:21

Volunteer search-and-rescue networks formed during previous flood disasters in Texas and Louisiana sprang into action in Florida this week following Hurricane Michael, providing a boost to authorities hit by electricity and communications outages.

by | October 13, 2018 | 21:33

He spoke as his team was winding down its two-day search. " Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades". A neighbor's home across the street got shoved off its foundation. "It's a wipeout", he said on Friday, adding that he plans to sell up. Radney, who was visiting her grandparents in Seminole County, Georgia , was killed when a portable carport broke through the house and struck her in the head.

by | October 13, 2018 | 21:28

In 2011, the United States grounded the only real alternative - the Space Shuttle fleet - giving Russian Federation a monopoly on getting people to and from the space station. China has successfully put its astronauts into orbit, but its space program is still in relative infancy. NASA plans to resume US launches to the space station on private spacecraft built by SpaceX and Boeing, beginning in 2019.

by | October 13, 2018 | 21:07

Nwafor went on to say that by simply following the commitments made in the Paris Agreement and doing nothing more will condemn the world to 3° of warming. The IPCC also found that reducing global warming by even half a degree Celsius would dramatically reduce deaths from heat, drought and disease; the loss of species from diminishing habitat; and submerged land caused by melting ice caps and rising oceans , with the loss of homes and livelihoods that would accompany such flooding.

by | October 13, 2018 | 20:02

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft is now the only vehicle for ferrying crews to the International Space Station following the retirement of the US space shuttle fleet. They then started the process of flying back to Baikonur. After an aborted launch on Thursday, Rogozin promised that Hague and Ovchinin will be given another chance soon to work on the International Space Station.

by | October 12, 2018 | 04:33

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin were subjected to heavy gravitational forces as their capsule automatically jettisoned from the Soyuz booster rocket and fell back to Earth at a sharper-than-normal angle and landed about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of the city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

by | October 12, 2018 | 02:49

Joe. Hurricane Michael destroyed homes and businesses across Florida and Georgia after making landfall near Mexico Beach at near Category 5 strength on Wednesday afternoon. Here, boats docked in Panama City, Fla ., are seen in a pile of rubble after Michael passed through the downtown area on Wednesday. Briefing President Donald Trump at the White House, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chief Brock Long said Michael was the most intense hurricane to strike the ...

by | October 12, 2018 | 02:13

What the 9-foot storm surge didn't destroy, the 155 miles per hour (250 kph) winds finished off. "Panama City is a vibrant seaside city". "You can't drive a vehicle anywhere, you can't do anything because it's littered with houses, pieces of houses", said Patricia Mulligan, who rode out the storm with her family in a condo in Mexico Beach, a town of mom-and-pop shops and sport-fishing businesses about 56km southeast of Panama City.

by | October 12, 2018 | 01:52

The rocket is now scheduled to launch at 7:21 p.m. local time, carry the SAOCOM 1A satellite into space, and return to Earth shortly afterward. The satellite is the first of two for Argentina's space agency, Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, and will work in conjunction with a constellation of Italian space agency satellites.

by | October 12, 2018 | 01:34

If Hurricane Florence was a slow-motion train wreck , Hurricane Michael is a 4-ton wrecking ball. There is "one hurricane-related fatality", said Olivia Smith, public information officer for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, adding that the incident was "debris-related".

by | October 12, 2018 | 02:23

Mammals can produce offspring only through sexual reproduction using an female egg fertilised by male sperm. While some reptiles, amphibians, and fish can reproduce with one parent of the same sex, it's challenging for mammals to do the same even with the help of fertilization technology.

by | October 12, 2018 | 03:07

For comparison, here's a look at the strength of and damage caused by other notable storms that hit the U.S. in recent years. With more than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast warned to clear out, the hurricane's leading edge began lashing the shoreline with tropical storm-force winds, rain and rising seas before daybreak, hours before Michael's centre was expected to blow ashore.

by | October 12, 2018 | 02:11

According to Nasa , initial reports are that the crew landed in good condition and got in contact with the space agency. US astronaut Nick Hague, right and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station ( ISS ), speak prior to the launch of Soyuz MS-10 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome , Kazakhstan , Thursday, Oct.

by | October 11, 2018 | 04:27

Osten also noted that the team has had a "very stressful weekend" and that the Hubble is now "in safe mode while we figure out what to do". NASA announced Monday that one of Hubble's gyroscopes failed last Friday. Ideally, Hubble would use three of them simultaneously "for maximum efficiency", but it can continue making observations with one, the agency said in another tweet .

by | October 11, 2018 | 03:52

Europa's surface is fragmented by grooves and ridges and we lack sufficiently high-resolution imagery to determine how smooth the ice is between these features". Actually traveling to Europa is still little more than a dream, but when we eventually make it happen we may need to grapple with something unexpected: a surface covered in brutal blades of ice.

by | October 11, 2018 | 02:11

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 counties, activating 500 National Guard troops in preparation for the storm. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is also the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the November 6 election, said on Sunday he was cancelling his campaign events and returning to Tallahassee, the state capital, to focus on storm preparations.

by | October 10, 2018 | 01:55

That's because even 1.5 degrees of warming will cause catastrophic effects , including more intense storms, searing heat waves, mass extinctions, and droughts. With a 2°C rise, the impacts can be too serious for communities to adapt. "Even the scientists were surprised to see how much science was already there and how much they could really differentiate and how great are the benefits of limiting global warming at 1.5 compared to 2", Thelma Krug, vice-chair of the IPCC, told Reuters.

by | October 10, 2018 | 02:55

The current asking price for a short trip to the lower edges of space costs around £200,000 to book through Virgin Galactic, although Branson says that once his fleet is fully running that could fall to around £40,000 within a decade or so.

by | October 10, 2018 | 02:34

Lowering emissions to this degree, while technically possible, would require widespread changes in energy, industry, buildings, transportation and cities, the report says. "The next few years are probably the most important in our history", said Debra Roberts, an IPCC co-chair. In addition, IPCC scientists ensure any amendments are consistent with the scientific evidence.

by | October 10, 2018 | 02:38

More than 20 counties have been ordered to evacuate as the Category 2 storm continues to gain strength and has already disrupted oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. "That means the water will come miles in shore and could easily be over the roofs of houses", Scott said. Some 1,250 National Guard soldiers are helping residents in coastal areas to find safety, and another 4,000 are on standby, Mr Scott said.

by | October 09, 2018 | 03:17

IN SPACE - MAY 13: In this handout from NASA , the Hubble Space Telescope is grappled to Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125 by the shuttle's Canadian-built remote manipulator system May 13, 2009 in Space. "We'll work through the issues and be back", she promised. The team is now working to bring another gyro online, but Hubble may be limited in what it can do going forward.

by | October 09, 2018 | 02:03

As of the 2 p.m. advisory, Michael is now a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Michael is forecast to make landfall by midweek in Florida's Panhandle or Big Bend. On Sunday, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties in North Florida and around the big Bend, to establish time, resources and flexibility for government agencies to prepare for the storm.

by | October 09, 2018 | 01:41

On Sunday, a tropical storm formed in the northern Caribbean Sea. A major hurricane is defined as Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 111mph or greater. "The models are in pretty good agreement". The center warned heavy rain, unsafe winds and life-threatening storm surges were possible across Western Cuba on Monday as winds picked up speed on the Gulf Coast.

by | October 08, 2018 | 02:26

During its mission, the Cassini probe spent 20 years exploring space, with most of the time spent observing Saturn , where it captured over 450, 000 pictures as it orbited the famous ringed planet. One is the chemical complexity of what was coming off the rings - we thought it would be nearly entirely water based on what we saw in the past. If scientists can identify the exact types of silicates that coat Saturn's rings, they may be able to tell whether those features are billions of years ...

by | October 08, 2018 | 00:49

So, up until "Voyager 2" crosses heliopause, it will be impossible to say with certainty where it is in relation to her he is. For the last 11 years, since 2007, Voyager 2 has been traveling towards the outermost layer of what is known as the heliosphere .