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Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

The report was published this week after it was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Emissions will need to fall 45 per cent fr...


Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott has warned residents to evacuate. NPR and our member stations covering the storm want to hear about how you're preparing for the...


Scientist: Tuesday, October 8, meteor shower Draconid will be the most active

October brings with it the Draconids, a shower which has - in the past - delivered thousands of meteors an hour. The radiant point for the Draconid meteor sho...


Evacuations as Florida braces for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

In Cuba , it dropped more than 10 inches (27 centimeters) of rain in places, flooding fields, damaging roads, knocking out power and destroying some homes in...


Branson: Virgin Galactic To Put People In Space in 'Weeks, Not Months'

Since then, Virgin Galactic has had several successful test flights , with its space planes safely reaching Mach 2, which is about twice the speed of sound. Th...


Spock appears in first 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 trailer

What do you want to see when it comes to Star Trek: Discovery season 2 , and does the trailer get you even more excited? "But I can't say in what capacity ...


Major UN report says climate change is worse than first thought

Temperatures would be 1.5C higher between 2030 and 2052 if the world continued at its current pace, it warned. "By refusing to endorse the findings of the IP...


Limit climate change ? do everything and do it now, scientists plead

But the window of opportunity will close for good the longer we delay'. The IPCC said if global warming could be limited to 1.5C, then the world would h...


Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Even with the promises countries have made as part of the Paris Agreement to cut the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming , the world is set to...


What to expect in Orlando area from 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued Tropical Storm Watches across many SC counties Tuesday morning, including Allendale, Hampton, Dorch...


Social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch

A backup instantaneous launch opportunity is available on Thursday, October 11 at 7:21 p.m. PDT, or Friday, October 12 at 2:21 UTC. SpaceX first started lea...


Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually A Meteorite Worth $140,000

Apparently, for decades this rock remained unnoticed as a doorstep and now, it turns out that it's a meteorite , which is worth $100,000, according to CMU. Thi...


Gyroscope malfunction forces Hubble Space Telescopes into safe mode

The spacecraft has a half dozen gyroscopes built in, and they were recently replaced during a servicing mission back in 2009. These gyroscopes have a maximum ...


United Nations warns world must take "unprecedented" steps on global warming

The report also touches on the potential of clean energy technologies such as energy storage to ease the transition, though the authors note that "the feasi...


Still far off, Michael a growing menace to Florida Panhandle

A major hurricane is a Category 3 , 4 or 5 hurricane, which has winds of at least 111 miles per hour. The latest track shows a weakening Michael moving e...


SpaceX launches Argentine satellite, posts first ground-landing on West Coast

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 awa...


41-year old NASA probe may be near interstellar space

However, it is hard to say exactly when he will leave the Solar system , passing through heliopause. At a certain point, that wind is no longer strong enough t...


Man uses meteorite as doorstop, finds out it's worth $100G

And geologist Mona Sirbescu said she "could tell right away that this was something special". The meteorite weighs over 22 pounds (10 kilograms), which make...


Space X completes the very first west coast rocket landing in California

After it separated from the second stage, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket arrested its forward movement, and began falling back toward Earth. "This is fa...


The Nobel Prize victor scientist Leon lederman passes away

Leon Lederman won a Nobel Prize for his work in physics . Leon Lederman, the famous Physicist who invented the Higgs Boson , popularly known as the 'God par...