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Spiders Cover Shores Of Greek Town With 1,000-Foot Web


According to experts, a seasonal phenomenon, was caused by spiders of tetragnatha , which can create large nests for mating. Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace, told Newsit Greece's high temperatures are creating the flawless climate for reproduction. Read More »

What does the future hold for the Air Force?


In an indication of the complexities of creating a new military service, the Air Force says the proposed U.S. Space Force would be a separate department organized under a civilian secretary appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate, along with an undersecretary, four assistant secretaries, a chief lawyer, an inspector general and a legislative liaison. Read More »

North Carolina floods producing variety of health risks


The death toll in the aftermath of Florence reached 37 as of Wednesday, according to the Associated Press . The South Carolina state public safety department said in a Twitter message Thursday evening that the body of an 81-year-old man was found in a pickup truck submerged in water in Dillon county. Read More »

Florence-weary SC could get more record flooding


Using the average rainfall over the state, Florence dropped about 8.04 TRILLION gallons of rain on NC. Residential streets have turned into rivers and freeways have morphed into waterways. 18, 2018. "They need to be prepared no matter how the skies are looking like, the floods are coming". "Now it looks nice but it's really the calm before the storm", he said. Read More »

NASA’s newest planet hunter telescope shares first science image


However, its workhorse satellite is reaching the end of its life so the baton must be passed on to TESS, or the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Researchers hope that during the first year of work the ship can map 13 areas of the southern sky, and in the second the same amount in the northern sector. Read More »

SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger


Maezawa founded Japan's largest online shopping mall, Zozotown , according to Forbes . Earlier Maezawa was in the news when he bought a painting worth $110.5 million, by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat while at an auction in NY. Musk has said he wants it to be able to carry a payload of 100 people into space, and/or the hardware to keep them alive once they get there. Maezawa didn't immediately say who will be on his guest list for the spaceflight, but in response to a question ... Read More »

What to pack for a trip to the moon


Maezawa announced on his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he plans to take a select group of artists with him on his trip around the moon saying: "I choose to go to the Moon , with artists", adding then "What will they see?" "At the same time, I did not want to have such a fantastic experience by myself". Read More »

A bird's-eye view of North Carolina under water


Levees are straining against the sheer amount of water. Weary, drenched coastal cities were scenes of daring rescues. "The worst is yet to come", as river levels rise to historic levels, said Zach Taylor, an NWS meteorologist. Another man in Kershaw County, SC, died when his pickup truck went off the road and struck an overpass support beam, according to WIS . Six people died in SC, including four in auto accidents and two from carbon monoxide from a portable generator. Read More »

Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast


As a result, the coastal Carolinas will suffer more than 24 hours of hurricane-force winds and storm surge , CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. - Hurricane Florence has downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, but is still unsafe as life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds occur along the Carolina coast. Read More »

President Trump issues disaster declaration for North Carolina


The National Hurricane Center said Florence broke a North Carolina rainfall record that had stood for nearly 20 years: Preliminary reports showed Swansboro got more than 30 inches (75 centimeters) and counting, obliterating the mark set in 1999, when Hurricane Floyd dropped just over 24 inches (60 centimeters) on the state. Read More »

Swollen rivers near record levels as Florence looms


With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of almost 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers. Read More »

100 feared dead in Mangkhut, China braces


The typhoon, dubbed the " King of Storms " by Chinese media, made landfall in Haiyan town at 5:00 pm local time , packing winds of more than 160 kph, weather officials said . Gambling was suspended on Saturday before Mangkhut hit to prevent a repeat of past year when nine people were killed and the city's leaders and casino operators came under fire for being unprepared. Read More »

Over 895,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas


Flood conditions will worsen through the relentless rainfall over the next couple days, officials warned. As Filipinos struggled to cope with the wrath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut on Saturday, people on the other side of the world felt the Atlantic Ocean's deadly rage, in the form of Tropical Storm Florence. Read More »

It’s here: first bands of Florence strike Midlands, Lexington area

Neighbour Adam Sparks said he noticed emergency responders arrive at the house across the street right around when his power went out and the storm was intensifying. Both bodies have now been recovered from the house. Dramatic photos show the carnage at the scene, including quickly rising flood waters set to submerge a pair expensive sports cars. Read More »

Clashing with Trump, California governor says to launch climate satellite


The summit also included a push for more efforts to trap climate-changing emissions in forests, soils, oceans and other natural systems. Senate Bill 100 , introduced by California State Senator Kevin de León of Los Angeles back in January of 2017, in the Governor's office's own words "puts California on the bold path to implement a zero-carbon electricity grid by 2045". Read More »

Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect


A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Duck, NC, to Cape Charles Light, VA, for Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort, and for Edisto Beach, SC, to South Santee River, SC. Hurricane force winds extended 80 miles from the centre of the storm, while tropical storm force winds extended up to 195 miles. "This rainfall will produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding", NHC said. Read More »

Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers


However, cloudiness and showers trailing Tropical Depression Isaac will continue to affect the Lesser Antilles including Saint Lucia during the next 24 hours. Interestingly, the Atlantic Ocean housed three hurricanes at the same time, that before Tropical Storm Isaac being downgraded from its former hurricane status. Read More »

Hurricane Florence, 2 pm Friday: New Bern pummeled


She plans to continue to ride out the storm. The father was transported to a hospital for treatment. A friend later tweeted that the woman and her family had been rescued. Gibson said she thinks some people couldn't afford to evacuate New Bern and others didn't heed evacuation warnings after Florence dropped from a Category 4 to a Category 1. Read More »

Florence downgraded to tropical storm, but will continue to threaten Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina , recorded wind gusts as high as 105 miles per hour, where a mother and her 8-month-old infant were confirmed dead after being crushed when a tree fell onto the house they were in, according to ABC News . Forecasters said the onslaught could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas. At least 1 million people were ordered to evacuate along the coast. Read More »

Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane


Hurricane conditions are likely to hit the area around North Carolina's southern coast on Thursday night and Friday , but tropical storm conditions will arrive on earlier Thursday, according to the hurricane center. Nathan Deal declared an emergency but did not immediately order any evacuations. As of Saturday , about 676,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in SC. Read More »

Florence expected to weaken as flood risk rises


Its forward movement was 6 miles per hour (9 kph). Authorities fear the death toll will go higher as the tropical storm crawls westwards across SC. Prisoners were affected, too. On Saturday evening, Duke Energy said heavy rains caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station outside Wilmington, North Carolina. Read More »

Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows


Florence made landfall on the East Coast Friday morning with wind speeds of 195 miles per hour. In New Bern, North Carolina , the National Weather Service said there was 10ft of water . Florence peaked at a terrifying Category 4 with top winds of 140 mph over warm ocean water before making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15am at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line. Read More »

Most SC schools get green light to reopen after storm passes


Florence's top sustained winds remain at 70 miles per hour (110 kph) as it crawls west at just 3 miles per hour (6 kph). Heavy rainfall could leave nearly all of North Carolina in several feet of water, it's feared. "Once these winds start blowing at that tropical storm rate it would be virtually impossible for the rescuers to get in to rescue you", Gov. Henry McMaster warned. Read More »

White House considered replacing FEMA administrator


When FEMA administrator Brock Long started his job past year, he began to take routine trips home to North Carolina , using a government driver and vehicle to make the six-hour trek from Washington , D.C. "Doing something unethical is not part of my DNA and it's not part of my track record my whole entire career so we'll work with the OIG", he continued. Read More »

Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above


Florence plowed into the Carolinas, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain as it lumbered slowly inland before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc. Weather Prediction Center. USA insurers are bracing for what could be $20 billion in losses as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Carolinas and Virginia, bringing punishing rains and potentially deadly flooding. Read More »

Hurricane Florence: Residents told to ‘heed the warnings’


Some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast. Even though the storm has began to weaken, Florence is still forecast to be an "extremely risky major hurricane" when it nears the United States south-east coast late on Thursday and Friday. Read More »

Putting the enormity of Hurricane Florence into perspective


But that, combined with the storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains, had Governor Roy Cooper warning of an impending disaster. " Catastrophic effects will be felt". More than 20,000 people in North Carolina spent the night in emergency shelters Friday night. "We moved all the furniture up in case the water comes in but the water seems to be staying at the edge of the driveway", he said, adding that if the wind picks up and the rain keeps coming, that could change. Read More »

Five dead in Carolinas as Florence brings ´epic´ floods

About 70 people in Jacksonville, North Carolina , had to be moved to safety from a hotel whose structural integrity was threatened by the hurricane . The National Weather Center predicts another 20 to 25 inches of rain for the areas surrounding the Carolinas' border, with 30 to 40 inches in some places. Read More »

Several dead, hundreds rescued as Florence pounds Carolinas

In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris. About 10 million people could be affected by the storm. "I'm a little bit scared right now", she said, "but I have my iPad and I'm watching Netflix". "I'm going to get killed on the road, '" Bradley said. More than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. Read More »