• Oh no! Climate change will threaten beer supply, double prices
Oh no! Climate change will threaten beer supply, double prices

The parts of the world where barley is grown - including the northern Great Plains, Canadian prairies, Europe, Australia and the Asian steppe - are projected to experience more frequent droughts and heat waves. Drinkers in the United Kingdom would be forced to cut back their consumption by 25% in a worst-case climate change scenario, and in the U.S...

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  • Richard Branson says he'll put Virgin Galactic in space 'within weeks'
Richard Branson says he'll put Virgin Galactic in space 'within weeks'

But Sir Richard has a long history of underestimating the time it takes his firm to get test flights into the air, and the company has repeatedly missed his lofty targets. Like most space travel plans, that mission has seen multiple delays and is now set for June 2019 . "I think the market for people who would love to become astronauts...

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  • Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

Not only environmental implications but an increase in global temperatures can increase poverty rates as it has been projected as "poverty multiplier through food insecurity, higher food prices and income losses". And furthermore, the way things are going, we may achieve 1.5 degrees by 2040. Didier Roche, President of the EGU Climate: Past, Prese...

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  • 3 scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
3 scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Enzymes produced through "directed evolution" in laboratory settings are used to manufacture everything from renewable fuels to pharmaceuticals. Winter has set up important commercial antibody producing facilities at Cambridge, producing drugs that can tackle devastating autoimmune diseases and metastatic cancer.

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"Michael" Could be in Our Forecast by End of Week

PTC 14 is forecast to organize and strengthen into a tropical storm by Monday afternoon. The forecast path for Tropical Depression 14 as of Sunday morning, October 7. It's time to really start paying attention to the disturbance in the western Caribbean as most models are showing development with a track into the Gulf next week.

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  • Russian space capsule carrying three crew-members lands safely in Kazakhstan
Russian space capsule carrying three crew-members lands safely in Kazakhstan

Three members of the Expedition 56 crew, NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, returned to Earth after months overseas the International Space Station and landed safely at 7:44 a.m.

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  • Physics Nobel honors discoveries that advanced eye surgery, virus manipulation
Physics Nobel honors discoveries that advanced eye surgery, virus manipulation

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday made a decision to award the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics to Arthur Ashkin (US) as well as jointly to Gerard Mourou (US) and Donna Strickland (Canada). Ideal timing: Strickland's win comes just days after CERN physicist Alessandro Strumia made controversial and widely-reported comments at a conferen...

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  • Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI
Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Tropical Storm Kirk is expected to move through the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening, and National Hurricane Center analysts expect it to weaken again to a tropical depression by Saturday morning. Lucia, Dominca, Martinique and Guadeloupe, and tropical storm watches were in place for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. "This disturbance is li...

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  • Concerns Grow For Arctic Beluga Whale After 2 Spottings In Thames Estuary
Concerns Grow For Arctic Beluga Whale After 2 Spottings In Thames Estuary

A "very lost" beluga whalespotted in the Thames on Tuesday has been sighted again. Beluga whales, which are easily identifiable by their white markings, usually inhabit the cold Arctic waters off Greenland, Svalbard and the Barents Sea. In a tweet, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, which helps rescue stranded marine wildlife, said it was mon...

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  • Watch SpaceX reveal BFR mystery moon passenger
Watch SpaceX reveal BFR mystery moon passenger

Mr Maezawa came to SpaceX with the idea for the group flight, Mr Musk said. In a statement, Maezawa continued: "If Pablo Picasso had been able to see the Moon up close, what kind of paintings would he have drawn?" Maezawa added that he won't be travelling alone as he'll be bring artists along with him.

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  • NASA launches satellite to track Earth's melting ice
NASA launches satellite to track Earth's melting ice

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch on September 15 at 6:02 a.m. 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 E...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Deadly storm leaves North Carolina homes destroyed
Hurricane Florence: Deadly storm leaves North Carolina homes destroyed

The flash flooding could devastate communities and endanger dams, roads and bridges. More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm's fury. When she was discharged from the hospital, the roads in SC had already been closed, she said. So as the temperature of ocean water goes up, w...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast
Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast

The Category 1 hurricane's center is expected to crash onshore sometime Friday and unload flash flooding, pounding wind and towering storm surges at least through Saturday. Warning of looming storm surges of nine to 12 feet, he urged residents to take the storm seriously no matter the category, saying "this is all about the water, anyway".

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  • Authorities in SC talk Hurricane Florence preparation
Authorities in SC talk Hurricane Florence preparation

The hurricane center, in its 5 a.m. Thursday update , said Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington , N.C., moving northwest at 15 mph. Its maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly to 110 miles per hour. Right now the storm does not have a lot of speed behind it, so the rainfall will likely be extensive along the coastal areas, wi...

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  • Even as Florence weakens, flooding is still a major threat
Even as Florence weakens, flooding is still a major threat

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , has been lashed by torrential rains and near-hurricane force winds, CBS News correspondent Don Dahler reported. Rescue crews have used boats to reach hundreds besieged by the rising waters. Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, South Caroli...

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  • Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression
Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Here's all you need to know about Hurricane Helene which is set to arrive close to the United Kingdom on Tuesday. The system grew into a named tropical storm last Saturday afternoon and flared up to a Category 1 hurricane Sunday night - becoming the fifth-named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

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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

The hard-charging rocket firm, run by billionaire Elon Musk , announced the news from its official Twitter handle. SpaceX has always been public about their dream of sending private citizens to space. In June this year, it was reported the mission had been postponed until 2019 at the earliest. Now, the Hawthorne, Calif. -based company sa...

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  • Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac
Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac

That's as high as an eight-story building. A hurricane hunter with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flew into the category three Hurricane Florence and reported back Wednesday what he was seeing. The storm has 45 miles per hour sustained winds with higher-speed gusts. Isaac is a weakening tropical storm and is expected...

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  • Gov. Northam declares state of emergency for tropical storm Florence
Gov. Northam declares state of emergency for tropical storm Florence

Landfall could be made between SC and North Carolina on Thursday, according to NHC predictions. The storm, about 750 miles southeast of Bermuda, is projected to make landfall early Friday morning somewhere in the Carolinas, according to National Hurricane Center forecasts.

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  • Carolina residents rush for gas as powerful hurricane advances
Carolina residents rush for gas as powerful hurricane advances

Hurricane Isaac, churning in the mid-Atlantic Ocean with wind speeds of around 75 miles per hour (120 kilometres per hour), is following closely behind Florence. In Virginia , home to the world's largest sea base, the USA navy has ordered all ships to sea in preparation for the storm, where they can more safely ride out the violent wind and w...

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