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Subtropical Storm Alberto will bring downpours to Middle TN

Subtropical Storm Alberto will bring downpours to Middle TN Otherwise continued windy with spotty tropical downpours Sunday night , then the chance of periods of heavy rain increases Monday afternoon. The hurricane centre said Sunday that a tropical storm warning was in effect from Bonita Beach, Fla., to the Mississippi-Alabama border. [Full Article...]

US forecasters expect 10-16 tropical storms in active season

US forecasters expect 10-16 tropical storms in active season In May of 2017, for example, NOAA predicted 11-17 named storms and 5-9 hurricanes, of which 2-4 would become major hurricanes. In calling for an average season, scientists cited two factors. "This includes making emergency and evacuations plans with family members, and preparations for businesses in regions that can be impacted by hurricanes", Jacobs said. [Full Article...]

125 million-year-old dinosaur dandruff discovered

125 million-year-old dinosaur dandruff discovered Microraptor is known to live about one hundred and twenty-five million years ago. While studying the fossils, they noticed tiny specks of dinosaur skin. The study is being carried on at the University College Cork. The image reveals the careful preservation of the material. It could also mean that they had a lower body temperature than modern birds, falling somewhere between cold-blooded reptile... [Full Article...]

Trump Aims to Make It Easier For Companies to Get to Space

Trump Aims to Make It Easier For Companies to Get to Space May 24, 2018. Photo credit: White House. "We look forward to working with the Secretary of Transportation as that agency works on transforming the licensing of commercial space flight launch and re-entry and to coordinating with the Department of Commerce as it consolidates commercial spaceflight activities in the Office of the Secretary". [Full Article...]

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12 The NICD says it will be assisting World Health Organization in dealing with the Ebola outbreak investigation for now from South African shores. Many of them follow religious and traditional practices, especially during funerals, which are not necessarily aligned with health recommendations. [Full Article...]

Tropical disturbance threatens to develop in Gulf

Tropical disturbance threatens to develop in Gulf Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Alberto is forecast to make landfall somewhere along the north central Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle threatening very heavy to extreme rainfall. Its top sustained winds were 40 miles per hour (65 kph). A gradual strengthening was expected as the storm moves north. A storm system will be approaching the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch last lot of Falcon 9

SpaceX to launch last lot of Falcon 9 The launch of the Global Positioning System III satellite of the United States Air Force has been delayed from the current month to the month of October as the agency is reviewing the SpaceX's upgraded rocket, which it would use to boost the satellite into the orbit. [Full Article...]

Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86

Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86 In 1973, Bean was spacecraft commander of the second manned mission to Skylab , the first US space station. "He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly", Leslie Bean said . Retired Astronaut Alan Bean, 66, poses for a portrait in his spacesuit at the Johnson Space Center in Houston , Texas, U.S., in this undated photo. [Full Article...]


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