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by | October 12, 2018 | 19:45

In the small Panhandle city of Apalachicola, Mayor Van Johnson Sr. said the 2,300 residents were frantically preparing for what could be a strike unlike any seen there in decades. At 11 p.m. EDT, the eye of Michael was about 220 miles (355 kilometers) south-southwest of Panama City, Florida. Cuban authorities said they evacuated about 400 people from low-lying areas.

by | October 12, 2018 | 18:33

Luckily, the two astronauts on board - Alexey Ovchinin and Nick Hague - made it back to Earth safely, narrowly avoiding tragedy. The space capsule landed near the Chinese border in deep snow about 20 minutes after launch. It said there was an issue with "the booster from today's launch". One of the pictures showed Hague smiling and another had him sitting next to Russia's space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin .

by | October 12, 2018 | 16:25

Though most homes were still standing, no property was left undamaged. In north Florida, Michael battered the shoreline with sideways rain, powerful gusts and crashing waves, swamping streets and docks, flattening trees, stripped away leaves, shredding awnings and peeling away shingles.

by | October 11, 2018 | 21:42

SAINT MARKS, FL - OCTOBER 10: The Cooter Stew Cafe starts taking water in the town of Saint Marks as Hurricane Michael pushes the storm surge up the Wakulla and Saint Marks Rivers which come together here on October 10, 2018 in Saint Marks, Florida.

by | October 11, 2018 | 20:20

At the current rate of warming, the world as a whole will reach the 1.5° mark between 2030 and 2052, the report concludes. In the IPCC's most ambitious pathway, global net human-caused emissions of Carbon dioxide would need to fall by about 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching "net zero" around 2050.

by | October 11, 2018 | 19:14

Branson , the founder and CEO of Virgin Galactic , has been investing in this venture since 2004, but if the comments he made yesterday at the Barclays Asia Forum in Singapore are to be believed, the company is finally on the cusp of entering space.

by | October 11, 2018 | 17:25

The transformer exploded in Headland, Alabama, and and the power went out at Nolan Helder's home. By 8pm, it was down to a category 1. Surges of as high as 14 feet are expected around where Michael made landfall near Apalachicola, Florida.

by | October 11, 2018 | 17:23

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on Monday, Oct. 8th on the impact of climate change and the consensus was not good. The report's authors projected that staying at or below 1.5 degrees Celsius will require slashing the world's greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030 ― and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 ― targets that many GOP lawmakers brushed off as infeasible.

by | October 11, 2018 | 16:10

Hurricane Michael weakened to a Category 1 storm late Wednesday as it moved across south-central Georgia with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. Almost 30 million people are in danger of being impacted by Michael , according to estimates. Michael is likely to dump heavy rain over Florida, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

by | October 11, 2018 | 15:08

Georgia Power reported that over 170,000 customers lost power as Michael swept across the state, WGXA-TV reported. Florida officials said a man was killed when he was crushed by a tree in Gadsden County. The hurricane made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, at around 14:00 (18:00 GMT) on Wednesday, according to the NHC. "Along our coast, communities are going to see unimaginable devastation", Scott said, with storm surge posing the greatest danger.

by | October 11, 2018 | 13:17

Nasa said there was an "issue with the booster" and the "crew is returning to Earth in a ballistic descent mode". The Kremlin confirmed the men had survived. Search and rescue teams were heading to the area to recover the crew. A duo of astronauts from the USA and Russian Federation has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station.

by | October 11, 2018 | 12:50

Long, the head of FEMA, said many Florida buildings were not built to withstand a storm above the strength of a Category 3 hurricane on the five-level Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricane Michael , the most powerful storm the USA has seen in almost 50 years, is moving through the Florida Panhandle, ripping apart homes and sending walls of water rushing inland.

by | October 11, 2018 | 09:32

As a result, Hubble is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off, putting all science observations on hold. Science operations with Hubble have been suspended while NASA investigates the anomaly. A series of space missions were needed to fix technical problems - affecting the gyroscopes among other things - since Hubble's launch in 1990. NASA became aware of the issue last Friday when a gyro, already displaying "end of life" behavior, went out of action.

by | October 11, 2018 | 04:01

As of 6 a.m. ET Wednesday , Michael was about 120 miles (290 kilometers) southwest of Panama City , Florida . The storm is expected to make landfall later Wednesday with forecasters estimating it may get stronger as it nears land due fueled by the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters.

by | October 10, 2018 | 19:55

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in more than 20 counties, and advised Gulf Coast residents to prepare for possible evacuation orders. He has also activated hundreds of Florida National Guard members and waived tolls to encourage those near the coast to evacuate inland. It is tough, Leaphart said, given road "teams haven't had a chance to rest and catch our breath from the last one".

by | October 10, 2018 | 08:27

After a roller coaster ride of a first season, Star Trek: Discovery is set to make its second season debut on CBS All Access on January 17, 2019. If you're a fan of Doug Jones' Saru, you're in luck, because the alien character will be learning a shocking piece of information about himself that Jones could not spoil.

by | October 10, 2018 | 07:46

For SpaceX this is the twelfth successful landing of the first stage to earth and thirtieth in the overall standings together with the marine landings on an Autonomous platform. "Vandenberg, LZ-4, the Falcon has landed", a member of SpaceX's launch team reported. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on Sunday night carrying an Argentine satellite sparked some confusion on social media about a bright light traveling across the Southern California sky.

by | October 10, 2018 | 02:28

By 11 a.m., Michael had winds of 110 miles per hour, just below a major Category 3 hurricane , and was getting stronger, drawing energy from Gulf waters with temperatures in the mid-80s. Hurricanes are violent storms that can bring devastation to coastal areas, threatening lives, homes and businesses. During an emergency meeting of the Bay County Commission on Monday night, Sheriff Tommy Ford said people will "not be dragged out of their homes", but reminded those who stay that first ...

by | October 09, 2018 | 04:28

The Falcon 9, now on base at California's SpaceX launch pad will take off on Sunday night at 7:21 p.m. PT, with a mission to launch an Argentinean Earth-observing satellite into orbit, and then touch back down in a new landing zone located just a quarter mile away from takeoff, Wired reported .

by | October 09, 2018 | 03:22

Elaborating on why it is important for India to keep temperatures below 1.5 degree celsius, Nandikesh Sivalingam, campaign manager, Greenpeace India said: "India is one of the most vulnerable countries for extreme weather events due to climate change ".