• Prost, ganbei, cheers: Climate change means less beer
Prost, ganbei, cheers: Climate change means less beer

The key question was obvious and direct: How much more will we pay for a pint of beer? Beer is the alcoholic beverage most consumed on the planet, but it may well be that by some time, this beverage became a luxury product . One factor to consider is that barley is mostly used to feed livestock , and beer is ultimately more dispensable than ...

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  • Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says
Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says

Once Virgin Galactic successfully establish its commercial trips to space, Branson plans to reduce the price of the ticket to around $40,000 United States dollars in the next ten years or so. This was a positive step forward after Virgin Galactic's 2014 fatal crash that killed test pilot Michael Alsbury and injured pilot Peter Siebold. Once r...

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  • Climate change: Indonesia’s leadership is critical
Climate change: Indonesia’s leadership is critical

Limiting global warming to 1.5C will cost the world $2.4 trillion every year for the next two decades, the United Nations report warns. But for almost every component of the climate system, the SR15 report shows that limiting the warming to 1.5°C will make our life and our children's life easier when it comes to mitigation and adaptation.

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  • Terrifying climate change warning: 12 years until we’re doomed
Terrifying climate change warning: 12 years until we’re doomed

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require "far-reaching and unprecedented changes", such as ditching coal for electricity to slash carbon emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ) has said , launching a special report that said the world must move faster on climate change.

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  • Tropical storm likely to form, roll toward US Gulf coast
Tropical storm likely to form, roll toward US Gulf coast

The forecast path for Tropical Depression 14 as of Sunday morning, October 7. A northward motion should continue across the east-central Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday, before a gradual northeastward turn is possible late Tuesday into Wednesday.

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  • Three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth
Three members of the ISS crew returned to Earth

In a bid to have a manned presence in space, India is now planning to send an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian spacecraft in 2022, according to Russian media outlet Sputnik . Astronauts have said the 2-millimeter hole is a clean one that was "clearly man-made", not a jagged strike from a micrometeorite or space jun...

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  • Physics Nobel for three scientists who turned laser light into tools
Physics Nobel for three scientists who turned laser light into tools

Mr. Ashkin developed optical tweezers that can grab particles, . The two "paved the way towards the shortest and most intense laser pulses created by humankind", the committee said . A Canadian professor ended a 55-year drought for female physicists today when she was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for physics, becoming only the third w...

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  • Beluga whale stranded in the River Thames
Beluga whale stranded in the River Thames

Beluga whales are identified by distinctive white markings and are typically found farther north, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation group said. He said he hoped the whale would find its way home safely, but warned the species also faces threats in its Arctic home, including shipping, oil and gas development and loss of sea ice habitat due to cli...

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  • Japanese Billionaire ID'd as Planned SpaceX Moon Traveler
Japanese Billionaire ID'd as Planned SpaceX Moon Traveler

It's not known whether SpaceX plans a lunar orbit mission or will instead launch the passenger on a flight to simply loop around the moon and return to Earth using a so-called "free return" trajectory. Alongside the announcement, Elon Musk also hinted that the private costumer could be Japanese, adding that the spaceship in the photos was of ...

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  • Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon
Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon

In 2016, Musk predicted that one of his Dragon crew capsules would land on Mars this year - although that particular project was abandoned. He lives in Houston and has visited the SpaceX headquarters in California. "How many people would've looked at SpaceX in 2008 and imagined that in 2018 we'd be where we are?" Yeah, him. You know. Him. El...

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  • NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss
NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

The early moments of the flight appeared same old because the vehicle accelerated in the direction of orbit.The Delta 2 debuted in February 1989 when it launched the principle operational International Positioning Scheme satellite from Cape Canaveral.

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  • Retired Marine Rescues North Carolina Storm Victims in Military Vehicle
Retired Marine Rescues North Carolina Storm Victims in Military Vehicle

Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday , but that was little consolation to residents in North Carolina who have seen over 2 feet rain and are now fearing major river flooding to start the week. SC also has a new record for rainfall in a single tropical system. Up to 40 inches (102 cm) of rain are expected along coastal areas...

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  • Hurricane Florence wreaks havoc in US
Hurricane Florence wreaks havoc in US

By early afternoon, its winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week. The biggest threat brought by Florence, which has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, is not wind but water. In New Bern, along the coast, homes were complet...

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  • Hurricane Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart
Hurricane Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

Florence's top winds were clocked on Thursday evening at 90 miles per hour (150 km/h) as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, down from a peak of 140 miles per hour (224 km/h) earlier this week when it was classified a Category 4 storm. City spokeswoman Colleen Roberts tells WRAL-TV that 200 people have already been rescued. NEW BERN, NC - SEPTE...

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  • Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’
Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’

The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's center reaching the coast Friday . "Forecasts generally project the storm to make landfall between northern SC and North Carolina's Outer Banks as a strong Category 3 on Thursday, although shifts in the t...

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  • Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; six dead
Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; six dead

The hospital said it has received three injured patients. In the state's Pender County, a woman died of a heart attack; paramedics trying to reach her were blocked by debris. The rest of SC into western North Carolina and southwest Virginia is expected to report 5 to 10 inches of additional rainfall, with isolated cases of 15 inches.

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  • Subtropical Storm Joyce forms in north Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Joyce forms in north Atlantic

Tropical Storm Joyce has weakened as it turns east-northeastward about 890 miles west-southwest of the Azores with winds at 50 mph and traveling east at 8 mph. Forecasters warned that drenching rains of anywhere from 1 to 3½ feet as the storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland over the next few days.

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  • SpaceX announces new plan to send one tourist around Moon
SpaceX announces new plan to send one tourist around Moon

No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972, said the company. SpaceX tweeted the news on Thursday evening, announcing that it will reveal the identity of the traveler and why they want to go on Monday, September 17. More details would be made available on Monday, it said. The names and identities of those two tourists - and how ...

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  • Joyce Becomes a Tropical Storm
Joyce Becomes a Tropical Storm

A hurricane hunter with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flew into the category three Hurricane Florence and reported back Wednesday what he was seeing. The Category 3 storm will near the coast of the Carolinas Friday. The ocean is moving inland ahead of Florence as storm surge begins to flood the Carolinas coast, acco...

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  • Florence strengthens to hurricane, continues trek toward southeast U.S.
Florence strengthens to hurricane, continues trek toward southeast U.S.

Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency on Friday as Tropical Storm Florence continues to approach the east coast. The storm will most likely make landfall in North Carolina or SC on Thursday. The category 1 hurricane was mustering might as it traveled over warm Atlantic waters, about 625 miles southeast of Bermuda at 5.am. The im...

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  • US East Coast braces as Florence forecast to intensify into major hurricane
US East Coast braces as Florence forecast to intensify into major hurricane

As of 11 a.m., Florence had a maximum wind speed of 115 miles per hour, bringing it to major hurricane status. Duke officials are closely monitoring forecasts for Hurricane Florence , which is on its way to becoming one of the strongest storms to hit the Southeast coast, according the Weather Channel .

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  • Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast
Florence becomes a hurricane, barrels toward US East Coast

On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and The Bahamas , Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the southeastern US coast on Thursday. While there is potential for tropical storm force winds in the Valley, the biggest threat by far here would be flooding. However, it should be ...

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  • Florence projected to strengthen to major hurricane
Florence projected to strengthen to major hurricane

Just where the storm will head is still uncertain, but computer models used by the center's specialists to forecast track indicated a USA landfall looked increasingly likely. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and was moving to the west at 13 miles per hour. It appears that Florence will slow down as it turns around the west e...

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  • Democrat protesters interrupt Kavanaugh hearing
Democrat protesters interrupt Kavanaugh hearing

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of IL asked Kavanaugh if he would seek a delay in his hearing so the paper trail could be vetted. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) while interrupting Grassley, referring to the September 3 release to the committee of 42,000 documents relating to the nominee's work with past administrations.

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  • Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests
Democrats Fail to Derail Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Despite Pandemonium, Protests

A demonstrator shouts as Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives prior to a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court . The White House cited "constitutional privilege". Grassley noted that despite his staff being available around the clock to help Democrats access record...

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  • Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

A tropical wave across moving across South Florida will allow clouds to increase throughout the day. It should push off the African coast by Friday, and environmental conditions are favorable for the development of a tropical depression or a tropical storm sometime this weekend, once the system nears the Cape Verde Islands.

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  • Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii
Hurricane Lane strengthens to category 5 as it heads for Hawaii

After a miss to the south from Hector earlier in August, Lane looks poised to, at the very least, come even closer to the island chain later this week. "As Lane moves up from the southeast, the earliest potential threat to land will be for the Big Island, where a Hurricane Warning is now in effect".

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  • Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'
Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

Trump took questions from the White House lawn on Friday, aand grumbled about the Russian Federation "witch hunt" while insisting that he actually amplified the voice of former Central Intelligence Agency director Brennan by revoking his clearance.

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  • Clear skies forecast over Bulgaria for 2018 Perseid meteor shower
Clear skies forecast over Bulgaria for 2018 Perseid meteor shower

The best time to see the most meteors according to the American Meteor Society tends to be just before dawn, around 4 a.m. local time . This year the meteor shower is predicted to reach its peak on the night of August 12, as Earth passes through the densest part of the Comet 109/Swift-Tuttle 's trail.

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  • What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower
What you need to know about the Perseid meteor shower

This is classified as an outburst rather than a meteor shower. Meteoroids start off as comets, which are chunks of ice that contain rock and dust. The meteors will radiate from one central location in the northeast section of the sky, known as the constellation Perseus, from which they take their name.

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