• Weird rectangular iceberg explained by scientists
Weird rectangular iceberg explained by scientists

The expansive ice shelves that create the icebergs are hanging off of Antarctic land, somewhat similar to the flimsy tape extended out from a tape measure. But these are just one of two kinds of iceberg classified by shape, called non-tabular icebergs. Take a look at photos of the sharp-angled iceberg below.

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  • Scientists make dire prediction: Global beer shortage
Scientists make dire prediction: Global beer shortage

Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world by volume consumed. Climate change has already taken a heavy toll on barley. In the United Kingdom, beer consumption could fall by between 0.65 billion and 2.34 billion pints (0.37 to 1.33bn litres) while the price could as much as double.

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  • United Nations climate change panel calls for rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes
United Nations climate change panel calls for rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes

It makes clear that governments have a narrow and shrinking window for action in which to avert further catastrophic temperature rises. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday said that Australia would not abandon its Paris agreement commitment to reduce emissions by 26 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030 but said that his government would not ...

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  • 'First known exomoon may have been discovered'
'First known exomoon may have been discovered'

This is the first known large satellite of the planet outside the solar system. Now, David Kipping and Alex Teachey from Columbia University in NY are hoping that in their result and reports have taken every hypothesis in consideration and that they will get independent confirmation and appreciation.

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  • 3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions
3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions

U.S. citizen Ashkin, 96, received the award "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems", which enables radiation pressure of light to move physical objects, "an old dream of science fiction". CPA has heralded the field of attosecond physics , where extremely short and powerful laser pulses are used to take snapshots ...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday
Tropical Storm Kirk projected to hit Barbados Thursday

In its discussion of the storm, the agency said Kirk "is predicted to dissipate due to the strong shear over the Caribbean Sea in about 5 days, and several of the reliable global models show this occurring even sooner". This storm does not pose a threat to Florida. The NHC is giving post-tropical cyclone Leslie a 50% chance of tropical or subtropi...

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  • Whale in the UK's River Thames
Whale in the UK's River Thames

Benny, as it has now been named, appeared to be " swimming strongly " and feeding in the estuary but concerns for the whale's health have continued. A rare beluga whale reported to be swimming in the Thames could be "in trouble", conservationists have warned.

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  • FOX6, Red Cross, iHeartMedia to host Florence Disaster Relief Phone Bank
FOX6, Red Cross, iHeartMedia to host Florence Disaster Relief Phone Bank

With the damaging effects that Florence is bringing to the east coast, many are looking for ways to help the victims of the storm. Cook's tweet came as Hurricane Florence is hitting the Carolinas with fierce winds and rain. 11, to set up for a three-week deployment. To volunteer, visit the state's for more information. "We have stores in thes...

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  • SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023
SpaceX to Send Japanese Billionaire to The Moon in 2023

A new website for the mission, which is called " Dear Moon ", was launched in conjunction with the announcement. It hasn't been revealed how much Maezawa has paid for the trip, although it is clear that the billionaire approached SpaceX with the idea first.

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  • TN crews head to east coast for Florence
TN crews head to east coast for Florence

Hurricane Florence is expected to travel through the east coast and may bring major river flooding in North and SC during the upcoming week, according to the National Weather Service. A husband and wife died in a house fire linked to the storm, officials said, and an 81-year-old man died after falling and hitting his head while packing to evacuate.

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

NASA kicked off its ICESat-2 mission to monitor our planet's ice sheets from space using a laser-scanning satellite this morning, with a launch that marked the end of a almost 30-year run for United Launch Alliance's Delta 2 rocket. The new laser will fire 10,000 times in one second, compared to the original ICESat which fired 40 times a sec...

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  • 18 dead as Florence causes heavy flooding in Carolinas
18 dead as Florence causes heavy flooding in Carolinas

At least four people were killed. The center said the storm would dump as much as 40 inches (102 cm) of rain along coastal areas of the Carolinas, as well as up to 10 inches in southwestern Virginia. "In addition to the ongoing, unsafe storm surge and flash flooding, will be a long-term river flood threat WELL INLAND as very heavy rainfall cont...

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  • Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence projected path: How to track Hurricane Florence

While some of the computer forecasting models conflicted, the latest projections more or less showed the storm shifting southward and westward in a way that suddenly put more of SC in danger and imperiled Georgia, too. Crews board up the Oceanic restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Residents i...

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  • Carolina Residents Who Refused to Evacuate Calling for Help
Carolina Residents Who Refused to Evacuate Calling for Help

Roy Cooper said in a press release. Forecasters say it is now moving into eastern SC, crawling along at just 3mph (4.8km/h). The Cajun Navy, a Louisiana-based group of private boat owners whose role proved pivotal in Texas during Hurricane Harvey, had rescued more than 150 people by Friday alone.

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  • 'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence
'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence

We started tracking Helene as it pushed off of the coastline of Africa and intensified. A tree fell on the house, killing the baby and mom, the New York Times reported. If the rain bands persist, the National Weather Service may raise the flash flood watch to a flash flood warning triggering the emergency alert system.

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  • Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC
Florence to approach the Carolinas coast later Thursday: NHC

More than 2 feet of rain already had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on as Florence, a hurricane-turned-tropical storm, practically parked itself over the two states. 14, 2018. For people living inland in the Carolinas, the moment of maximum peril from flash flooding could arrive days later, because it takes time for rainwater to ...

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  • SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon
SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

In its tweet Thursday, SpaceX shared what Musk confirmed on Twitter was a new rendering of the BFS. The teasing tweet said more details will be revealed on Monday, 17th September via a live webcast that will begin at 9 p.m. SpaceX now has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to supply the astronauts living at the ISS, via regular cargo trips...

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  • More than 300,000 without power as Hurricane Florence batters North Carolina
More than 300,000 without power as Hurricane Florence batters North Carolina

Craven County Emergency Services has reported impassible roads due to flooding; downed power lines; and trees on cars. An order that many families, like Scott's, have made a decision to ignore. Some local shelters are ready to help take in animals left homeless by the storm, which was projected to make landfall on the Carolina coast Saturday morn...

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  • Met Office issues Hurricane Helene 'risk to life' warning
Met Office issues Hurricane Helene 'risk to life' warning

Met Éireann said: "Current indications are that (ex-) tropical storm Helene will approach Ireland's south coast during Tuesday". Federal states of emergency have been declared in all three states, and collectively about 1.5 million people have fled the coast under mandatory evacuation orders.

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  • SC declares emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Florence
SC declares emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Florence

The school said it has cancelled all university-sponsored events including athletics and Alumni Weekend, which would have started Friday. Concerns about the monster storm extended even into Virginia. Forecast models suggest that more than two feet of rain could fall over the higher elevations of the Carolinas and Virginia, which would generate ...

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  • Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations In Virginia
Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations In Virginia

The National Hurricane Center said Monday that Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm and continuing to intensify. A story of this magnitude can cause cause catastrophic damage due to storm surge and destructive winds. "With Hurricane Florence on its way, we determined that this is the safest decision", Michael Glassner of the Trump...

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  • Georgians urged to prepare for Florence
Georgians urged to prepare for Florence

Florence strengthened to Category 1 hurricane Sunday morning as the storm charted an uncertain path toward the Unites States' East Coast . Issac is expected to gain strength in the next days, but then weaken by the middle of the week when it approaches the Caribbean.

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  • TROPICS: Florence to become a hurricane today; TD 9 strengthening
TROPICS: Florence to become a hurricane today; TD 9 strengthening

Tropical Storm Florence is expected to become a hurricane by Saturday night with rapid strengthening Sunday to become a major hurricane by Tuesday, according to the latest National Hurricane Center forecasts . "The risk of other direct impacts associated with Florence along the U.S. East Coast next week has increased", the Center stated in it...

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  • Kavanaugh protesters being paid to cause trouble
Kavanaugh protesters being paid to cause trouble

Kavanaugh is expected to get questions on this later in Wednesday's hearing, and he knew it. In Meyer v. Nebraska, the Court struck down a Nebraska law that prohibited teaching foreign languages in public schools to young students, finding that it violated the right to liberty, which includes the right to "establish a home and bring up children"....

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  • Democrats demand delay of Supreme Court justice hearing
Democrats demand delay of Supreme Court justice hearing

They do not caucus in separate rooms. "I would always strive to be a team player on the team of nine". The Senate Judiciary Committee spent Tuesday decapitating its credibility. "And I've seen more than anyone else in the Senate". Trump has often criticized the federal judiciary. Two Republican senators - Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Jeff Flak...

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