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Over the weekend, founder Elon Musk shared a short clip of the long tunnel on Twitter. The new milestone was announced via a tweet on Saturday, Nov. Its name came from the 1972 song by David Bowie. "Of course, anything boring is bad, especially companies, so we chose to send something unusual, something that made us feel", he added .
  • Unusual sighting: Beluga whale spotted in River Thames outside London

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    Describing the Thames whale as "vulnerable", Dolman explained that noises from nearby and passing boats may alarm the animal as it attempts to make its way out of the Thames and back home to the Arctic. The video has since been viewed more than 160,000 times, sparking "River Thames" to trend on Twitter. "We're hoping if we give it enough space and keep an eye on it, it will find its own way out of the Thames to an environment that's more appropriate for it".
  • How to help and donate to the victims of hurricane Florence

    How to help and donate to the victims of hurricane Florence

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    The Red Cross says it has more than 2,000 disaster relief workers now deployed to the region. The humanitarian group mobilized around 2,000 disaster workers from around the country to help those displaced. To make a donation, just visit the website at www.globalgiving.org . She and fellow volunteer Judy Pike from St. Cloud, Minnesota, drove to Raleigh, North Carolina , on Tuesday, Sept.
  • SpaceX set to identify first paying passenger for trip aroound the moon

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

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    The Moon is about 385,000 km away from Earth and the last time an astronaut travelled there was in 1972 as part of the Apollo 17 mission. "My mission to go around the moon, as the first private passenger, will represent the imagination and curiosity of all people", Maezawa wrote on Instagram following the SpaceX announcement.
  • Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina

    Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina

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    As it moves near OH and West Virginia, it will become a remnant low . Data show that even with the increase in flood insurance coverage over the past year, the number of homes covered is down 3 percent in North Carolina and 6 percent SC compared with five years ago.
  • Early Morning Satellite Launch Planned from Vandenberg AFB

    Early Morning Satellite Launch Planned from Vandenberg AFB

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    In a bid to understand Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost, NASA on Saturday successfully launched its Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2. According to the Verge, it will pass over the same position on the planet every 91 days, which will allow program scientists to observe how the polar ice sheets are changing over time.
  • At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

    At Least 5 Dead from Hurricane Florence

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    The hurricane was downgraded to category 1 on Thursday, meaning its winds are at least 74 miles per hour strong. NEW BERN , N.C. (AP) — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be a fearsome new stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic inland flooding.
  • MEAC calls off game at South Carolina State

    MEAC calls off game at South Carolina State

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    Packing maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour (225 km per hour), the storm ranked as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale and was expected to grow stronger and larger over the next few days, the NHC said . It looks like it will slow down and perhaps even stall near the coast of the Carolinas. "Based on the current weather forecast related to Hurricane Florence , the Boston College at Wake Forest football game originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
  • Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC

    Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC

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    A storm surge of nine to 12 feet (2.7-3.6 meters) was expected along the North Carolina coast, Goldstein said, and some areas could receive as much as 40 inches (one meter) of rain. Authorities warned, too, of risks of mudslides and environmental disasters from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms. The eye of Hurricane Florence is spinning off the coast about 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington.
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip

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    Asked whether he'd be the first passenger, Musk - who's also the CEO of Tesla - posted an emoji of a Japanese flag. In 2017, Japanese internet conglomerate SofBbank, which runs the $93 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, invested in satellite broadband provider OneWeb, a business which SpaceX is also interested in, according to leaked documents obtained by Quartz .
  • Fraudsters force people to evacuate as Hurricane Florence approaches

    Fraudsters force people to evacuate as Hurricane Florence approaches

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    An order that many families, like Scott's, have made a decision to ignore. No storm-related deaths or serious injuries were reported in the hours immediately after Florence hit but authorities said more than 60 people, including many children and pets, had to be evacuated from a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina , after strong winds caused parts of the roof to collapse.
  • Tropical Storm Florence churns towards United States coast

    Tropical Storm Florence churns towards United States coast

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    Gas stations and ATMs may be closed after a hurricane. Forecasters said Tuesday that updated intensity forecasts had Florence strengthening to near Category 5 status over the next 24 to 36 hours. In Charleston, South Carolina, the Coburg Dairy Cow landmark was removed for safekeeping from its perch atop a sign on Highway 17 on Monday, according to CNN affiliate WCIV.
  • State braces for major hurricane

    State braces for major hurricane

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    The National Hurricane Center warns that Florence could soon cause a coastal surge that includes flooding before the storm is projected for USA landfall (probably) on Thursday. Hurricane Florence rapidly formed into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday as it churned towards the U.S. East Coast. The hurricane is likely to bring risky surf and rip currents along the east coast.
  • Meteorologist's Reaction to Hurricane Florence: 'Wow'

    Meteorologist's Reaction to Hurricane Florence: 'Wow'

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    A very risky situation ahead this week for parts of the East Coast. The governors of Virginia , North Carolina and Maryland have done the same. The evacuation order extends to eight counties along the state's coast, with McMaster estimating that around one million people - residents and visitors - will be affected by the order.
  • Hurricane Florence LATEST: HUGE hurricane to hit US East Coast NEXT WEEK

    Hurricane Florence LATEST: HUGE hurricane to hit US East Coast NEXT WEEK

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    At the same time - the third system - Tropical Storm Helene is expected to become a hurricane on Sunday. The other is wind shear. As it slowly continues to move west, it will encounter more favorable conditions such as a decrease in wind shear and warmer sea surface temperatures, which will lead to it eventually strengthening into a hurricane.
  • Hillary Clinton fights Brett Kavanaugh confirmation on Twitter

    Hillary Clinton fights Brett Kavanaugh confirmation on Twitter

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    The 53-year-old judge, who serves on the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sat impassively for almost seven hours of senators' statements before speaking for less than 20 minutes. Trump has often criticized the federal judiciary. The facts involve a group of workers who believed that they had been underpaid in violation of wage and hours laws and wanted to join together to have a stronger claim.
  • Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

    Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

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    They plan to press Kavanaugh on abortion , gun rights and his ability to be independent of Trump, among other issues. He has been on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for 12 years and has authored 307 opinions, concurrences and dissents .
  • TS Norman forms over eastern Pacific; could become…

    TS Norman forms over eastern Pacific; could become…

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    Located about 2,573 miles west of Hilo, Norman was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 mph while moving west-northwest at 10 mph at 5 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center . ET near the Bahamas. Increased activity due to lessening wind shear Wind shear helps in keeping tropical depressions from forming, and right now, the wind shear appears to be decreasing.
  • Replacement For Clean Power Plan Proposed By EPA

    Replacement For Clean Power Plan Proposed By EPA

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    While the ACE rule proposal is likely to be welcomed by coal energy producers, a large degree of uncertainty remains as key stakeholders, including environmental groups, industry leaders, and state regulators, continue to monitor and attempt to influence the final rule.
  • How to watch the 2018 Perseid meter shower

    How to watch the 2018 Perseid meter shower

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    However, observers in the mid-Southern Hemisphere will still have a chance of seeing some shooting stars if they look toward the northeast horizon. The shower will be visible all over the United Kingdom, as long as the skies are clear. The weekend weather forecast for Bulgaria has more sunny weather and little cloud cover, which should offer starwatchers a clear view of the Perseid meteor shower peak on August 11-12.
  • Category 3 Hurricane Hector roars in Pacific far from land

    Category 3 Hurricane Hector roars in Pacific far from land

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    An erupting Hawaii volcano is causing fewer earthquakes, and there's less lava coming out of an eruption site in a neighbourhood just as the Big Island braces for an approaching hurricane. The Center said high surf and rip currents will be the main threat on beaches and some bands of heavier rain would hit the islands. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles, the NHC said in its latest ...
  • Estonian descendant Nicole Aunapu Mann selected for American space flights

    Estonian descendant Nicole Aunapu Mann selected for American space flights

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    The Starliner test flight will send former military personnel Eric Boe , Christopher Ferguson and Nicole Aunapu Mann on a groundbreaking mission. Her first was a space shuttle mission that launched in 2007, and the second was a Soyuz-launched mission in 2012. Recently, issues relating to NASA's certification process for crewed missions came under review by the US Government Accountability Office .
  • Blood moon dazzles skygazers in centurys longest eclipse

    Blood moon dazzles skygazers in centurys longest eclipse

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    Where can you see the blood moon in July 2018? The almost two-hour will be visible to people in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, according to NASA . "This is a total eclipse at a time in its orbit when it is close to being the farthest from Earth, or at apogee", she said. The next total lunar eclipse in the United Kingdom will take place on January 19 2019.
  • Blood moon likely on Friday as longest lunar eclipse takes place

    Blood moon likely on Friday as longest lunar eclipse takes place

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    The entire event, from the moment Earth's shadow starts to fall upon the moon's edge to the time when the bright full moon emerges, will take nearly 4 hours. It should be visible in Indian cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, etc, but the weather forecast will end up playing a role in this. The full moon in July is also known as "mini-moon" because it is at the farthest distance from the Earth and seems small.
  • Hurricane Beryl path tracking: Where is Hurricane Beryl headed? Latest trajectory map

    Hurricane Beryl path tracking: Where is Hurricane Beryl headed? Latest trajectory map

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    Dominica was under a hurricane watch and several surrounding islands issued tropical storm watches, with the strong winds possible by Sunday evening. At 6pm, the system was 612 miles west of Bermuda, with winds of about 35mph and higher gusts. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello declared a state of emergency for the island that is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria past year.
  • PM Modi on World Environment Day

    PM Modi on World Environment Day

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    But there are signs of action to limit plastic pollution, which harms life in the oceans, contaminates soils and releases toxic chemicals when burnt. On World Environment Day , Prime Minister Modi expressed his government's commitment to the sustainable development goals. Elsewhere, however, things have not gone well and urgent action is needed.
  • SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

    SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

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    The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket took off at 12:45 a.m. EDT (0445 GMT) Monday from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad, and headed east over the Atlantic Ocean. Musk also wants to reuse the two-stage Falon 9's upper stage and its payload fairing - the nose cone that protects satellites during launch. The SES-12 spacecraft was built by Airbus Defence and Space and will deliver high-speed data across Asia and the Pacific.
  • Lions, tigers and jaguar escape from German zoo - residents warned STAY INSIDE

    Lions, tigers and jaguar escape from German zoo - residents warned STAY INSIDE

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    Earlier this month a holidaymaker called out a government-run zoo in the Philippines , saying that they found a blind lioness "clearly suffering" in a cage that "was not clean enough". Part of a local motorway had also been blocked off due to high waters. A bear was shot dead, Sky News reported . Owned by the Wallpott family, the Eifel Zoo in the Rhineland-Palatinate near the border with Luxembourg is home to about 400 animals from 60 species, including a Siberian tiger.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto moves through Caribbean

    Subtropical Storm Alberto moves through Caribbean

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    Wind shear and dry air is still plaguing Alberto , but are expected to slacken Sunday giving the storm a chance to strengthen. The first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed, exactly one week before the official start of the season.