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Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US Because President Trump declared Virginia a disaster area in advance of the storm, and because federal officials agreed with the decision to evacuate, up to 75 percent of Virginia's liability could be reimbursed by the federal government, Layne said. [Full Article...]

Startling before and after photos lay bare Hurricane Florence's wrath

Startling before and after photos lay bare Hurricane Florence's wrath North Carolina officials reported 1,200 road closures, including a stretch of Interstate 95, a major transportation artery running the length of the U.S. Radar showed parts of the sprawling storm over six states, with North and SC at the centre. North Carolina environmental regulators said several open-air manure pits at hog farms had been breached and were spilling pollution. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster into a slightly-farther than Mars distance heliocentric (around the Sun) orbit. Maezawa is worth an estimated $2.9 billion, according to Forbes , and founded Japan's largest online fashion retailer. The first BFR is now being built in a purpose-built warehouse in Florida. Last week, SpaceX posted on Twitter that it "has signed the world's first private pas... [Full Article...]

China: Super typhoon Mangkhut kills 4, wounds hundreds

China: Super typhoon Mangkhut kills 4, wounds hundreds In the neighbourhood of Heng Fa Chuen, thousands of rocks and pebbles from the sea covered parkland along the coastline which had been battered by waves. Mangkhut is expected to make another landfall late Sunday night, hitting the Chinese province of Guandong near the cities of Yangjiang and Zhanjiang. [Full Article...]

SpaceX reveals mystery moon passenger, and he's a billionaire

SpaceX reveals mystery moon passenger, and he's a billionaire That's one big effing rocket. Maezawa has plenty of money to devote to this moon shot. While the trip to the moon is, in and of itself, a fairly bold undertaking, realistically it's just the first step towards Musk's ultimate goal of being the person that facilitated humanity's move to living on two separate planets. [Full Article...]

Hong Kong Netizens Upload Epic Videos of Super Typhoon’s Destruction

Hong Kong Netizens Upload Epic Videos of Super Typhoon’s Destruction Mangkhut struck Cagayan province in the northern Philippines last Saturday with winds of up to 269kmh, leaving at least 65 dead and dozens missing. The Philippine government has ordered a stop to all illegal mining in six mountainous northern provinces in a drastic decision to prevent more tragedies after Typhoon Mangkhut set off landslides that trapped dozens of poor people, including small-... [Full Article...]

Typhoon Mangkhut leaves death and destruction from Hong Kong to Philippines

Mangkhut already is confirmed to have killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China , where it weakened to a tropical storm as it churned inland today. Emergency workers navigated the roads on jet skis and dinghies, rescuing trapped residents. Debris lies at the bottom of an escalator during a No. [Full Article...]

Watch The Last Delta II Rocket Carry ICESat-2 Into Space

Watch The Last Delta II Rocket Carry ICESat-2 Into Space Built by Northrop Grumman, ICESat-2 carries a single instrument - a laser altimeter that measures height by determining how long it takes photons to travel from the spacecraft to Earth and back. The Delta II had its first successful launch on Valentine's Day, 1989. "While the launch today was incredibly exciting, for us scientists the most anticipated part of the mission starts when we switch on... [Full Article...]


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