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Sep 01 2018

Tropical disturbance will bring increased rain chances closer to Labor Day

The tropical wave over the central Atlantic Ocean that we've been watching all week is now centered near Hispaniola. In addition to the heavier rain, wind is expected t...

Aug 31 2018

Potential tropical cyclone forms in Atlantic; 2nd system closer to Fla

Tropical Storm Norman strengthened slightly overnight and is forecast to become a hurricane today. Storm Ophelia - a tropical revolving storm which hit Ireland's south ...

Aug 31 2018

California Passes Bill to Allow Supervised Medical Marijuana Use in Public Schools

Judges will have wide discretion in determining who can be released from jail, and courts must establish "pretrial assessment services" to evaluate a defendant's level of...

Aug 26 2018

DNA reveals ancient girl from Siberia had Neanderthal mother and Denisovan father

Both groups disappeared some 40,000 years ago. But finding an actual offspring of the two groups - which are more different from each other than any two present-day h...

Aug 26 2018

Prominent CS:GO YouTuber, McSkillet, reportedly died in vehicle crash

McSkillet is best known for his YouTube channel and for his work involving the video game Counter Strike: Global Offensive . Following the ban he had not uploaded...

Aug 23 2018

Hawaii's Hurricane Lane weakens to Category 4 - but still powerful

Roofs and walls will collapse. Hurricane Watches have been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties, in the eastern part of the islands. "Regardless of the exact track of ...

Aug 22 2018

How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

Trump's regulations have to go through a 60-day public comment period before they are finalized. Trump's EPA says its replacement would be cheaper too, costing some $...

Aug 19 2018

JUST IN: Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms

It will be a subtropical storm and it would be given the next name on the 2018 Atlantic Tropical Season list, which is Ernesto. Only Hurricane Chris in early July was not...

Aug 18 2018

Trump fires back at Navy admiral asking for revoked security clearance

Ohr has come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS. Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS during the campaign - some...

Aug 16 2018

NASA launches first mission to 'touch Sun'

A Decatur-based rocket building company United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced the successful launch of the Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA's Parker Solar Prob...

Aug 13 2018

Biologists Plan Rescue Mission For Endangered Orca

Scientists on both sides of the border have been working together on an emergency rescue plan for a young female orca known as J50, that appears emaciated but continues...

Aug 12 2018

Where, when and how to watch the Perseids Meteor Shower in India

The annual performance of the Perseid meteor shower is due to reach its peak late on Sunday night (Aug. 12) into the predawn hours of Monday morning. The shower will be...

Aug 09 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off early Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida . As in May, the reflown first-stage booster relit its engines after stage separatio...

Aug 06 2018

Red tide, dead fish plague tourists

The newspaper, calling the algae outbreak a "crisis", says the suspected cause of death is red tide poisoning. A bloom of red tide algae has swept in from Naples to Tam...

Aug 05 2018

NASA Introduces Nine Astronauts for First Commercial Flights

NASA has unveiled the first astronaut crews to fly on private spaceships built by SpaceX and Boeing . "Today's announcement advances our great American vision and stren...

Aug 04 2018

Trump's EPA proposes rollback of Obama emission standards

President Donald Trump had directed the rethink of the mileage regulations, saying in March 2017, "If the standards threatened auto jobs, then common-sense changes" wer...

Jul 30 2018

Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship guard

The worker, a designated polar bear guard, suffered a head injury as he led tourists off the ship and was unresponsive when he was airlifted for medical treatment, Sky...

Jul 29 2018

Scientists Believe They Have Found Liquid Water on Mars

Artist's impression of the Mars Express spacecraft probing the southern hemisphere of Mars. Water is especially reflective of radar, making the tool useful in the searc...

Jul 28 2018

Mars Close Approach: Here's what you'll see from Earth

Mars Close Approach takes place about every 26 months, but since Earth and Mars don't have perfectly circular orbits, the shortest distance between the planets isn't alw...

Jul 27 2018

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Only light that is refracted through Earth's atmosphere manages to reach the moon, with everything outside of the red wavelengths being scattered, leaving the moon lookin...