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What's Going On With That Bizarre Rectangular Iceberg?

What's Going On With That Bizarre Rectangular Iceberg?

These shapes are so ideal that they appear recently carved from a bigger sheet of ice. Harbeck was a part of a survey to assess the changes in the ice height of glacier draining into Larsen A, B, ...

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Climate change will make beer prices soar with temperatures, study says

Climate change will make beer prices soar with temperatures, study says

More widespread and severe drought and heatwaves threatens to substantially decrease barley crops - a key ingredient in making a pint. Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world by vo...

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Virgin Galactic space shot is go 'within weeks, not months'

Virgin Galactic space shot is go 'within weeks, not months'

Virgin Galactic is the anchor tenant at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico, where commercial flights will originate. Mr Branson's Virgin Group is the parent company of Virgin Galactic ...

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Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Reportedly the UN IPCC met last week in Incheon, South Korea to finalise the much-anticipated world's largest review on climate change, which was prepared at the request of governments in 2016 when...

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Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for 'a revolution in evolution'

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for 'a revolution in evolution'

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for using a sped-up version of evolution to create new proteins that have led to a best-selling drug and other products. The three winners...

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Potential Tropical Storm Could Impact North Georgia

Potential Tropical Storm Could Impact North Georgia

The disturbance in the Caribbean is now a Tropical Depression. Happy Saturday night! While you're enjoying your weekend, things are looking to become busy in the world of weather. ET update Saturda...

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Russian Federation may take Indian astronaut to International Space Station in 2022

Russian Federation may take Indian astronaut to International Space Station in 2022

NASA issued a statement to limit speculation, after the Russian space agency Roscosmos "ruled out" a manufacturing defect. NASA astronauts Drew Füstel and Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artimyev of Roskosmos l...

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Donna Strickland: The 'laser jock' Nobel prize victor

Donna Strickland: The 'laser jock' Nobel prize victor

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin as well as jointly to Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland Tuesday for their groundbreaking discoveries in "laser physics". Reacting...

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Barbados on alert for Tropical Storm Kirk | Caribbean

Barbados on alert for Tropical Storm Kirk | Caribbean

This storm does not pose a threat to Florida. After being downgraded late Monday morning thanks to no longer containing a closed center of circulation, Kirk is once again a tropical storm this morni...

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Beluga whale spotted again in River Thames

The British Divers Marine Life Rescue said the presence of the beluga is "concerning as it's not a common species, however it's swimming strongly and feeding", according to Sky News . Another said:...

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1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

A second tweet reminded readers that "only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history". The era of space tourism began in 2001, when California businessman Dennis Tito paid for a journey on a Russia...

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NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth’s polar ice

NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth’s polar ice

As its successor, ICESat-2 will fill in more detail about the bigger picture by examining how ice cover changes over the course of one year. Each laser in a pair sits 295 feet (90 meters) apart, and e...

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Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence hit the coasts of the Carolinas on Friday, bringing 90 miles per hour winds and at least three and a half inches of rain. Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,...

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Hurricane Florence is moving towards land with stormy winds and heavy rains

Hurricane Florence is moving towards land with stormy winds and heavy rains

A few hearty locals gathered at Cape Fear Wine and Beer pub in downtown Wilmington . "These are folks who chose to stay and ride out the storm for whatever reason, despite having a mandatory evacua...

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Still uncertainty as Hurricane Florences path moves south

Still uncertainty as Hurricane Florences path moves south

At 11:00 am (1600 GMT), the eye of the storm was about 485 miles (785 kms) southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina , moving in a northwest direction at 15 mph (24 kph). The shift south and west wil...

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Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

Hurricane Florence: Woman, baby die after tree falls on house

Officials in SC said Saturday that the first fatality was confirmed in that state. A mother and her eight-month-old baby were killed Friday when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from p...

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Gulf system still not expected to develop, but heavy rain is predicted

Gulf system still not expected to develop, but heavy rain is predicted

A small-craft warning means in this case that surface winds greater than or equal to 25 knots and seas equal to or greater than 3 metres (10ft) are already affecting or expected to affect the marine a...

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Musk signs up mystery passenger to take rocket trip around moon

Musk signs up mystery passenger to take rocket trip around moon

The webcast is embedded below. We'll find out on Monday if the adventurous soul signed up to the BFR mission is one of the same people that was planning to go on the Falcon Heavy trip. In June, it...

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Watches Issued As Isaac Closes in on Lesser Antilles

Watches Issued As Isaac Closes in on Lesser Antilles

Wind shear, which refers to fluctuations in wind strength in the atmosphere, something that tears storms apart, is present in Isaac's path. Meanwhile, Hurricane Helene will move away from Cabo Ver...

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Hurricane Florence Expected to Become Major Hurricane Very Soon

Hurricane Florence Expected to Become Major Hurricane Very Soon

The U.S. Navy is making preparations this weekend for its ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave port as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the East Coast. For many people, the challenge could b...

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