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New U.S. Climate Assessment Forecasts Dire Effects On Economy, Health

Because there are VERY few coincidences in politics, the decision to speed up the release of the report to the day after Thanksgiving - rather than, say, to...


NASA's InSight lands on Mars after six-month journey

There was nothing to fear this time, though. Although NASA emphasized the experimental nature of the cubesats prior to the landing , the MarCO spacecraft per...


When will it land and why should we care — NASA's Insight Mission

You can stay up to date on InSight's status by checking the mission's Landing Status page, as well as by tuning in to NASA's live coverage on NASA TV . The In...


Astronomers Discover New Frozen Planet Near Earth

A team of astronomers has revived interest in Barnard's Star , which hangs in space just six light years away. Lead astronomer Dr Ignasi Ribas, from the Inst...


Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Described as "arguably both literally and metaphorically the most-travelled wheelchair in history", the specially-adapted chair had originally been expected to ...


Brexit deal possible within weeks - Taoiseach

Ever since her botched gamble on a snap election in 2017 lost her party its majority in parliament , May has relied on the DUP to govern. But the DUP has int...


Keystone XL pipeline faces new legal roadblock

Though the court ruled the Trump administration did not violate the Endangered Species Act as the environmental and indigenous organizations behind the lawsuit ...


From China to crime, Bolsonaro plots radical new course for Brazil

However, he has made enemies with his denigrating comments on women, gays and blacks, while fondly recalling Brazil's brutal 1964-85 military dictatorship, in...


Trump Visits Areas Slammed By Hurricane Michael

In nearby Lynn Haven, where the mayor said there was no loss of life, Trump walked up to a house where a massive pine tree lay on the front yard next to a pal...


Hurricane Michael brings 'unimaginable destruction' to Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott told the Weather Channel the damage from Panama City down to Mexico Beach was "way worse than anybody ever anticipated". T...


Death toll from Hurricane Michael reaches 6

Hurricane Michael , the third most powerful storm ever to strike the US mainland, headed northeast on Thursday, weakened but still set to soak Georgia and the C...


Astronauts safe after failed rocket launch, emergency bail-out

It was the latest in a recent series of failures for the Russian space program, which is also used by the U.S.to carry its astronauts to the station. The desc...


'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

The destruction along Florida's white-sand northern Gulf Coast was called catastrophic. Scott was set to travel Thursday afternoon with the Florida National G...


Devastation in Florida, flooding elsewhere — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Under a clear blue sky, families living along the Florida Panhandle emerged from shelters and hotels to a perilous landscape of shattered homes and shopping cen...


JU closes due to Hurricane Michael

A historic Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday near Mexico Beach , pulverizing homes, snapping trees and sending debris flying. Hurricane Michael ...


Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

A storm surge warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line in Florida to Anclote River in Florida. Mark Wallheiser via Getty Images Hurricane Mic...


SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch gave California residents another scare

Following successful separation from Falcon 9's upper stage and the SAOCOM 1A satellite payload, booster B1048 immediately began a rapid 180-degree flip maneu...


Discovered First Compelling Evidence For A Moon Outside Our Solar System

The more powerful and precise Hubble telescope detected a second and smaller decrease in starlight 3 ½ hours after the planet passed in front of the star - "lik...


Hurricane Rosa weakening, expected to become tropical storm - U.S. NHC

It will be from what's left of Hurricane Rosa with the most rain falling between Monday night into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Hurricane...


Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

Thursday. In addition, pockets of moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms are expected. Rapid weakening is expected on Friday a...