Michaëlle Jean defeated in bid for second term to lead la Francophonie

On Tuesday, the Canadian and Quebec governments announced they were pulling support for Jean to remain the head of the worldwide organization of French-speaking nations, electing to support the "consensus" candidate instead. "With respect to the choi... More..

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3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts

The Launch Service Agreements are for the development of Blue Origin's New Glenn , Northrop Grumman's Omega and ULA's Vulcan Centaur rockets. Northrop will perform work in Arizona, Utah, Mississippi, F...More..

Drone footage shows seaside town demolished by Hurricane Michael
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Drone footage shows seaside town demolished by Hurricane Michael

CNN journalist Brooke Baldwin was left aghast at what little was left of Mexico Beach , Florida, as she viewed from a helicopter the devastation of the Florida Panhandle from Hurricane Michael, the third-mo...More..

Michael Becomes Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Michael Becomes Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane

In North Carolina, still reeling from the destruction of Hurricane Florence last month, Gov. Roy Cooper warned that Michael could bring moderate storm surge, downed trees and power outages to his sodden state ...More..

Dramatic drone video shows Florida school decimated by Hurricane Michael
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Dramatic drone video shows Florida school decimated by Hurricane Michael

The moment was captured on ABC News' live video, and it was also widely shared on social media, where many questioned the fate of the four-legged storm victims. Debris and floodwater are also making some of the...More..

Astronauts make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket failure
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Astronauts make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket failure

Video from inside the capsule showed the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing. The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome ,...More..

Hubble’s Another Gyroscope Fails Forcing It To Go Into ‘Safe Mode’
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Hubble’s Another Gyroscope Fails Forcing It To Go Into ‘Safe Mode’

If the space agency fails to recover the third gyro, the Hubble Space Telescope will continue to be in operation. Six new gyroscopes were installed during the servicing mission-4 in Hubble made with the a...More..

ISS crew in 'good condition' after failed space launch
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

ISS crew in 'good condition' after failed space launch

The rocket was transporting NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos for a six-month stay on the International Space Station . Hague and Ovchinin were shown being violently shaken...More..

Hurricane Michael 2018 tracker: When will Hurricane Michael hit Florida? Projected path
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael 2018 tracker: When will Hurricane Michael hit Florida? Projected path

On Monday, NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured Michael while still a Category 1. Accuweather predicted Hurricane Michael's total damage and economic impact will reach clos...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Two astronauts make emergency landing after Russian rocket malfunctions during lift-off

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are on their way back to Earth after the rocket they were traveling in experienced a booster engine failure shortly after launch on Thursday. The ...More..

Aerial photos show the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Michael
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Aerial photos show the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael's sharp increase in strength as it approached Florida was due in part to its low barometric pressure, said Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist in the atmospheric science department at Colora...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Astronauts Make Emergency Landing After Booster Failed

A cloud of sand billowed up as the capsule came down on the desert steppe. A senior Cabinet official says that Russia is suspending manned space launches pending a probe into a Russian booster rocket failur...More..

Powerful storm clobbers the Southeast
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Powerful storm clobbers the Southeast

Hurricane Michael, the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the US mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds, ra...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

Russian and USA space officials said that the crew is heading for an emergency landing in Kazakhstan at an unspecified time. Russian and USA space officials said the crew had to make an emergency landing ...More..

National Hurricane Center calls Michael potentially catastrophic as winds reach 145mph
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

National Hurricane Center calls Michael potentially catastrophic as winds reach 145mph

Michael was moving north at 12 miles per hour (19 kph) and is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and heavy rain to the northeastern Gulf Coast. As of 5 a.m. ET on October 9, Michael's center was abo...More..

Hurricane Michael brings devastation to Florida
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael brings devastation to Florida

Florida officials said Michael , packing winds of 250km/h (155mph), was the most powerful storm to hit the state's northern Panhandle area in more than a century. "Customers in the high impact areas could be ...More..

U.S. military moves command center as Hurricane Michael bears down
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

U.S. military moves command center as Hurricane Michael bears down

In the D.C. area, its effects are a couple days off and should be limited. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch on Wednesday...More..

Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in United States in 50 years
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in United States in 50 years

Hurricane Michael , the fiercest storm to hit Florida in more than 80 years and the third-most powerful ever to strike the USA mainland, battered the state's Gulf coast on Wednesday with roof-shredding winds,...More..

Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope

The gyro that failed had been exhibiting end-of-life behavior for approximately a year, NASA said , and its failure was not unexpected; two other gyros of the same type had already failed. Right now HST is ...More..

Ice shards 15 metres high 'cover' Jupiter's moon
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ice shards 15 metres high 'cover' Jupiter's moon

Shards of ice up to 15m (50ft) high on the surface of one of Jupiter's moon could cause problems for landing probes. Why is there sharp ice on Europa? Some of these spikes are 50 feet tall and could pose a ...More..

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

Is It A Big Deal? The report recommended far-reaching changes to land use, urban planning, infrastructure systems and energy use - changes that will be "unprecedented in terms of scale". RealClimateScienc...More..

Trump questions United Nations global warming report
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Trump questions United Nations global warming report

Chapter 3, Impacts of 1.5˚C Global Warming on Natural and Human Systems, offers a somber note on the future of glaciers, reflecting the slowness with which glaciers respond to climate drivers. Chapter 4, Streng...More..

'WORST CASE SCENARIO': Florida Panhandle braces for Michael
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

'WORST CASE SCENARIO': Florida Panhandle braces for Michael

Hurricane Michael continued to intensify during Tuesday night, bringing an unprecedentedly strong storm to the northwest Florida coast on Wednesday. "Hurricane Michael is a monstrous storm". More than 300 ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This might be a good year to spot some Draconid meteors

This weekend Ukrainians will be able to see an fantastic astronomical phenomenon. A few hundred "Draconids" per hour were observed in 1998. This year, comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner reached its perihelion (its ...More..

Hurricane Michael Expected to Become Major Hurricane by Tuesday
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael Expected to Become Major Hurricane by Tuesday

Kristen Knapp, communications director for the Florida Health Care Association, a long-term care industry group, said many of those facilities have struggled with requirements for permitting and zoning genera...More..

Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'

However, Sir Richard has not been deterred by Elon Musk's firm, and instead are using SpaceX as a pace setter in the private race to space. He said Virgin would be taking people into space "not too long aft...More..

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Release Date Announced in New Trailer
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Release Date Announced in New Trailer

It will be available in multiple covers, with connecting covers by Messina and retailer incentive variant covers by George Caltsoudas (" Star Trek vs. "When they fit me, they fit me in the original gold unifor...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Scientists Warn of Disastrous Global Warming in Near Future

As that would be an "unprecedented" rate of decline, it is more likely the world will overshoot the target, then try to return to it by sucking carbon from the air, scientists said . And given the current st...More..

United Nations report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

United Nations report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ) warned that limiting global warming to 1.5C by the end of the century would require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of so...More..

Florida Braces For 'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Michael To Hit Panhandle On Wednesday
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Florida Braces For 'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Michael To Hit Panhandle On Wednesday

Unlike with the powerful and deadly Hurricane Irma previous year that ran up the state, Scott has left evacuation orders to county officials. The National Weather Service in Tallahassee called Michael "a po...More..