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by | September 27, 2018 | 03:41

The first Monday of autumn will bring us the Harvest Moon. When can we see it this year? The full moon nearest the equinox is special for another reason and that's called the Harvest Moon Effect. What does it look like? If you catch a glimpse, you'll notice that this annual spectacle looks particularly attractive. If you'd like to take a closer look at the Moon, or any of the other wonderful and fantastic things in the sky, please visit csastro.org for a link to information on our ...

by | September 27, 2018 | 02:57

In North Carolina, where thousands of people remain in shelters or are staying elsewhere, Cooper has urged patience, noting that roads remain treacherous and some are still being closed for the first time. At an afternoon news media briefing in Newport, Cooper and administration officials reassured residents that help was on the way, even as flood damage continues.

by | September 27, 2018 | 02:35

The Riemann hypothesis is based on prime numbers - those that can't be divided by other numbers other than themselves and one. He said: "Nobody believes any proof of the Riemann hypothesis, let alone a proof by someone who's 90". Primes are useful for everything from computer encryption to the programming of super computers. "Nobody believes any proof of the Riemann hypothesis because it is so hard".

by | September 27, 2018 | 01:36

The regenerated Tropical Storm Kirk is one of those sequels nobody really wanted or asked for (see: "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" or "Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo"). Wind speeds will start to increase across Barbados later tonight, with sustained surface winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h) with gusts to storm force expected to spread across the island tomorrow.

by | September 26, 2018 | 04:44

The Sampit is one of five rivers that reach the Atlantic Ocean in and near Georgetown on the SC coast. Officials say water levels in parts of SC will continue to rise for several days after torrential rains from Hurricane Florence . And the economic research firm Moody's Analytics estimated that Florence has caused around $44 billion in damage and lost output, one of the 10 costliest US hurricanes.

by | September 26, 2018 | 04:49

A beluga whale has been spotted in the Thames, between Gravesend in Kent and Tilbury in Essex. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society said it was "obviously very lost and quite possibly in trouble". Richard Sabin, principal curator of mammals at the Natural History Museum, said photos and videos he had seen appeared to show a beluga whale. They have a rounded forehead and no dorsal fin.

by | September 24, 2018 | 17:18

Forecasters say Kirk will begin moving more quickly across the ocean as of Tuesday and is expected to strengthen in the next two days. Tropical Depression Eleven has been downgraded to Remnants of Eleven. Rain chances will be 40 to 50 percent all week. Environmental conditions are forecast to become slightly more conducive for development during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwest.

by | September 24, 2018 | 18:48

The space agency reported that MINERVA-II1 is the world's first mobile exploration robot to land on the surface of an asteroid. The rovers are fitted with seven cameras and will take stereo images of the asteroid's surface and are also equipped with temperature gauges, optical sensors, an accelerometer and a set of gyroscopes.

by | September 24, 2018 | 17:45

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Minerva-II1 rover captured this view of asteroid Ryugu (bottom) and the Hayabusa2 spacecraft (at top right) just after the rover separated from the spacecraft on September 21, 2018. In 2005, a Minerva series explorer was released from JAXA's first Hayabusa spacecraft toward an asteroid called Itokawa. Next month, Hayabusa2 will deploy an "impactor" that will explode above the asteroid, shooting a 2-kg (4-lb.) copper object into the surface ...

by | September 23, 2018 | 05:30

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, but it's 90 miles per hour winds and 20-plus inches of rain have left damage and flooding throughout portions of eastern and central North Carolina. The state is also the nation's second leading producer of hogs, with more than 2,100 farms that raise about 9 million hogs each year, according to the North Carolina Pork Council .

by | September 23, 2018 | 05:28

Here are organizations collecting Hurricane Florence donations. Make your donations through this special Google.org webpage to take advantage of the matching funds. You can donate through Google, here. During the storm, its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations in Hartsville were significantly impacted, as were several production locations in North Carolina.

by | September 23, 2018 | 04:54

However, when it comes to humans and octopuses, the latter's brain is completely different from the former. We tend to enjoy our solitude and inhibitions, occasionally shedding them in pursuit of the opposite gender. DOLEN: First of all, they spent significantly more time in the side of the tank, the chamber, that had the other octopus in it. Dolen says, this means that the normal social behaviours are suppressed and these become uninhibited when MDMA is administered.

by | September 23, 2018 | 03:12

Doctors Find Live Spider Spinning Webs Inside Chinese Man's Ear, Watch Video! This isn't an ordinary spider web, not even a very large one - it covers green landscape in a think blanket of webbing, giving a creepy wake-like appearance. The coastal town's temperature, humidity, and abundance of mosquitoes create the ideal mating conditions for the spiders . It was all spun by arachnids known as "stretch spiders ".

by | September 23, 2018 | 03:23

Coal ash contains a number of toxic metals, such as arsenic and mercury. A July 2018 inspection found that 900,000 cubic yards of coal ash were in the 1971 basin, along with 430,000 cubic yards of impounded water. The coal-fired plant was retired in 2013 and replaced with a new generating station that runs off of natural gas. South of the city, Duke Energy's Brunswick nuclear power plant was shut down as the storm approached.

by | September 23, 2018 | 03:31

The transformative "skins" were developed in partnership with NASA under the premise of sending repurposable hardware into space. For the same line of research , Kramer-Bottiglio was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, as part of its Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program.

by | September 23, 2018 | 02:49

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the damage in his state is in the billions of dollars, but there was no way to make a more accurate estimate while flooding continues. 19, 2018. That's twice as many people as were saved after Hurricane Matthew. Speaking in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump said SC is in for a "tough one" as flood waters keep rising.

by | September 22, 2018 | 02:54

A beach in the Greek town of Aitoliko has been blanketed with spider webs stretching more than 300 yards. "But I have never seen any spider webs this big in my life". Fortunately, the spiders shouldn't cause any permanent damage to the area's plants. "These spiders are not risky for humans and will not cause any damage to the area's flora", she told Greek outlet Newsit .

by | September 22, 2018 | 02:52

Smiling widely, Maezawa said: "Finally, I can tell you that I choose to go to the Moon". Elon Musk's SpaceX has found their first big budget tourist to the moon and back in Yasaku Maezawa. The company now has the Falcon and Falcon Heavy rockets. The goal of the mission, which Maezawa calls #dearMoon , is to help spur the creation of great art that will inspire the whole of humanity, he said last night at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California , during a news conference with ...

by | September 22, 2018 | 01:41

The trillions of gallons of rainwater making its way into rivers and streams is resulting in flooding of epic proportions. About 1.7 million chickens were killed in flooding at farm buildings in North Carolina amid Hurricane Florence . "Conway city leaders have said the river could surge past 22 feet late next week, sending enough water into neighborhoods to damage nearly 1,000 homes", according to the Charleston Post and Courier .

by | September 21, 2018 | 02:18

He said his state now has 13 rivers at major flood stage, with 7,800 residents in shelters and almost 200,000 customers still without power . ANALYSIS: Florence certainly was a monster of a storm, packing wind gusts up to 145 kilometers per hour.

by | September 21, 2018 | 03:39

A video shows the web's thick blanket cloaking trees, bushes and shrubberies near the shore, with a quick shot of two spiders that appear to be mating. She noted that the phenomena had been seen before in the region in 2003, and that the spiders would soon die off, and the web would degrade naturally, leaving the vegetation undamaged.

by | September 21, 2018 | 02:58

The latest victims in SC were identified as Wendy Wenton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, by the Marion County Coroner, US media report. "I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to", Gov.

by | September 20, 2018 | 03:55

In contrast, TESS will survey about 85 percent of the night sky , targeting stars that are 30 to 300 light-years away. The new images utilise all four of the satellite's wide-field cameras, providing a panoramic view of the southern sky stitched together from 16 distinct images.

by | September 20, 2018 | 03:21

Almost 50,000 homes and businesses remain without power in the county where Wilmington is located. Roads remain treacherous, he said, and some are still being closed for the first time as rivers swelled by torrential rains inland drain toward the Atlantic.

by | September 19, 2018 | 04:47

He said about BFR, it's "making people excited about the future - about getting up in the morning". Musk described Maezawa as incredibly fearless, and said his desire to participate in and pay for this trip restored Musk's faith in humanity.

by | September 19, 2018 | 02:55

Maezawa has been active in the art community for some time, including establishing the Contemporary Art Foundation in 2012 to support young artists. Maezawa's lunar mission will also be very risky. Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket , which is still being developed, for a slingshot trip around the Moon as soon as 2023.

by | September 19, 2018 | 02:00

North Carolina is a top U.S. producer of poultry, hogs and tobacco, and agriculture contributes $87 billion to the state's economy, making it its No. Roy Cooper said in a press conference. "We thought we were prepared, but as we found out, we were not quite as prepared as we thought", she said.

by | September 18, 2018 | 01:45

A 61-year-old woman was killed around 9:30 p.m. Friday in Union County when she drove into a tree that had been blown into the roadway, Fox Carolina reported . Almost 814,000 homes in North Carolina and 170,000 in SC are without power. "As the water recedes things will get better". "We can pump 42,000 gallons (159,000 litres) a minute once we have water receded enough".

by | September 18, 2018 | 01:47

AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution in the coming days as large amounts of rainfall are expected as the remnants of tropical Storm Helene pass over Ireland . "There is not a danger to life, but we are just saying be prepared for it be very windy for a while". Storm Helene will travel up the West Coast on Monday and Tuesday, hitting Wales and travelling through parts of the North West.

by | September 18, 2018 | 01:50

Jerome Balinton, a spokesman for Save the Children who was on the ground in north-eastern Luzon, said: "The further north we travelled the more extensive the damage, particularly in Cagayan province". Government officials said 54 people died and 42 were missing, including 33 miners who were killed in a landslide at a mining site. "Even for a person of my weight, I was about to be blown down by the wind which made me very scared", said a 70-year-old resident surnamed Fung.

by | September 18, 2018 | 01:29

Please note " Hurricane Florence Relief Fund" in the memo area of each check. The storm should move up into West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and parts of New England by Tuesday, dropping 2 to 4 inches of rain there. Stephens said staff had gotten most of the roadways in and around New Bern open, with the exception of streets that have downed trees and electric lines or where roadway structural failures have occurred.

by | September 17, 2018 | 04:03

The U.S. Naval Forces North Command also has deployed ships off the S.C. coast for recovery and rescue efforts once the hurricane passes, said Lt. Cmdr. Millions of people are in the path of the Category 1 storm which on Thursday evening was moving west at only 6 miles per hour (9 km/h). More than 1 million Virginians and Carolinians are under mandatory evacuation orders, but there is little government officials can do to force people from their homes.

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:06

The grim news means scientists believe just 74 whales remain in a group that has failed to reproduce successfully in the past three years . The West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network was also activated, and airlines flying in and out of islands in the area were on the look out.

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:12

The storm is moving west at 5 miles per hour and a slow westward movement will continue across extreme eastern SC through Saturday. Police in Wilmington say a mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their house. Authorities warned, too, of risks of mudslides and environmental disasters from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms. Governor Cooper said: " Hurricane Florence is powerful, slow and relentless".

by | September 17, 2018 | 03:10

Although more than $740 million in federal, state and local funds have been spent to address Matthew's damages, state officials are still working to distribute $236 million allocated by the federal government previous year to help reimburse or pay for extensive home repairs.