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Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Passenger for Trip Around the Moon

A flurry of discussion and speculation started on September 13, when SpaceX's Twitter account announced it would release the name of the first private passe...


Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina

With 1,500 roads closed across North Carolina, fire and rescue crews were waiting to go into many areas to assist with structural damage after Florence dumped...


Florence aftermath: Rivers are rising in the Carolinas, cresting at record levels

Southbound travelers from Virginia should detour to the western part of North Carolina, then go south and east to link up with I-95 South again, officials said...


Florence: North Carolina's rivers still rising after record rain

Lumberton, North Carolina , resident Kevin Caudle, his wife and son put on calf-high rubber boots and grabbed handfuls of garbage bags to retrieve belongings f...


Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

A woman in Pender County, North Carolina, died from a heart attack after calling emergency services, as paramedics could not reach her because of fallen trees. ...


Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

The smell of cracked pine trees wafted through hard-hit neighborhoods. Harvey's total of 60.58 inches (60.5 centimetres) a year ago in Texas is No. 1. In Wilmi...


1st SpaceX passenger: 'I choose to go to the moon!'

USA private space firm SpaceX has announced that the company's first private passenger to the Moon will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa . The missio...


North Carolina Governor Warns Residents to be Alert for Florence Flash Floods

Even as some residents began returning to their homes, officials warned of a long road to recovery ahead. "Not only are you going to see more impact acros...


Dozens Missing in Philippines After Landslide Triggered by Mangkhut

More than 60 people have been killed , mostly in landslides triggered by heavy rains, with the majority in Benguet province. Mangkhut has now been downgrad...


Typhoon Mangkhut Death Toll Mounts As Dozens Of Bodies Pulled From Landslide

It comes as Typhoon Mangkhut's ferocious winds and rain pounded the gold-mining region on Saturday. Twitter users posted footage of the heavy rains and ...


Flood waters rise, 13 kills in Carolina

The North Carolina attorney general's office has received more than 500 complaints of price gouging - including for hotel rooms, gas and water. They died wh...


Typhoon Mangkhut leaves trail of destruction in China

China sugar futures rose last week on fears for the cane crop. Most of the deaths in the Philippines were caused by landslides in the Cordillera and Nueva Viz...


Beluga whales appear to adopt lost narwhal found far from home ZlotoNews

A lost narwhal was spotted swimming and playing with a group of beluga whales over 600 miles away from its natural habitat. What is also unusual is the sigh...


NM observatory closed for security to reopen Monday

Dunn Solar Telescope is the centerpiece of the Sunspot Solar Observatory on Sacramento Peak in New Mexico. AURA issued a statement attributing the shutdown ...


Delta II ICESat-2 Launch Highlights

ICESat-2 carries a single instrument, the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System ( ATLAS ), which is created to measure the thickness of the Earth's ice sh...


SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

In another tweet, Musk confirmed a forward-moving wing near the nose that appears to retract or expand when required. When someone asked if it was supposed to...


Scientist declares ailing orca dead

J50 has now no longer been seen since final Friday. A sharpshooting veterinarian fired an antibiotic-filled stride into her, crews dropped are dwelling salmon i...


Last week of summer will be warm and mostly sunny

The hurricane is expected to push tropical-storm-force winds - sustained winds 39 to 73 miles per hour - into the Carolinas late Wednesday , and some winds cou...


Killer storm Florence turning into 'flood event'

The hurricane agency said it expects Florence will dump up to another 25 centimeters of rain on central and western North Carolina, on top of the 38 to 50 centi...


Death toll rise to 13, Florence continues to wreak havoc in US

Florence has been blamed for 13 deaths in the Carolinas. Volunteer rescue groups such as the Cajun Army and emergency workers are scrambling to save hundreds ...


TIMELINE: What to expect in North Carolina from Florence

But the storm was shaping up as a two-part disaster, with the second, delayed-action stage consisting of inland flooding, caused by rainwater working its way in...


Remnants of Florence could swing through ME next week

A general 1"-3" of rain is possible for much of central and eastern Kentucky. A few rain showers will be possible for us by tomorrow morning. The heat sti...


Florence hovers over coastal states, raising fears of epic flooding

About 756,000 homes and businesses were without power yesterday in North and SC and surrounding states, down from a peak of almost one million. More than 90...


Deadly flood waters rise as Florence dumps 'epic' rain in US

More than 641,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in North and SC and surrounding states, down from a peak of almost 1 million. The state's gov...


Japan's commercial whaling bid blocked at IWC

Japan's proposal was defeated Friday by a vote of 41-27 in Florianopolis , Brazil. Meanwhile, some First Nations communities had their whaling quotas increas...


Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

While the other side of the world was preoccupied with the destructive power of Hurricane Florence as it drenched the Carolinas , Mangkhut hurtled into souther...


Typhoon makes landfall in China after killing 59 in Philippines

Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan told The Associated Press by phone that at the height of the typhoon's onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly ...


Japan postpones launch of spacecraft with goods and equipment for ISS

The launch was scheduled for early morning of September 15, before it was moved from September 11. The Japanese aerospace exploration Agency ( JAXA ) had a de...


Hurricane Florence: 14 dead but 'worst is still to come'

SC authorities reported one death. In its latest 1 pm BST update, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said: "Radar data continue to indicate that the maximum ...


Japanese supply run to space station delayed again

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency had been scheduled to launch the H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori7 cargo ship from the Tanegashima Space Center in so...


Mummified ice age wolf pup can offer 50,000 year insights

The caribou remains include the animal's torso, head and front limbs. The mummy of a cub found in the Yukon - particularly valuable finding: to date, this is ...


'Worst is yet to come' from Florence's drenching rains in US

The National Hurricane Center has revealed its latest projections for Tropical Storm Florence . No deaths were reported Sunday. So far, at least three peop...


NM observatory to stay closed ‘until further notice’

Incredible drone footage has captured the first aerial look at the solar observatory at the centre of alien conspiracy theories. "On Thursday September 6th,...


Hurricane Florence brings flooding; mother, baby die after tree falls on home

It is still considered unsafe with potential for strong winds and hazardous flooding. "What we've seen as far as people actually evacuating, just from monitor...


Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas

North Carolina's Department of Public Safety reported as many as 2.5 million people could be left without power as the storm rolls on. Besides federal and sta...