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Scientists found in amber insect age nearly 100 million years

Scientists found in amber insect age nearly 100 million years Cycads, he cicadinae, are among the most ancient gymnosperms, which appeared on the planet before flowering. First, they now are the main pollinators of these plants. A chunk of amber featuring a bettle was presented by Diying Huang at the Chinese Academy of Sciences to Chenyang Cai, who is now a fellow at the University of Bristol. [Full Article...]

Trump Brushes Off Criticism from Adm. McRaven: 'Don't Know Him'

Trump Brushes Off Criticism from Adm. McRaven: 'Don't Know Him' The opposition research firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 presidential campaign to compile the dossier on Mr Trump and his Russian Federation ties. My principles are worth far more than clearances. Lake said Brennan is an ideal foe for Trump since he's intelligence community figure with the sharpest criticisms against the administration. [Full Article...]

'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend

'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend The remnants of the storm will hit Connacht around 6pm on Saturday night and will reach the east coast by around midnight. In the Central Atlantic, Subtropical Storm Ernesto has changed little with 40 miles per hour winds just keeping it at storm status. [Full Article...]

Flash flood watch in effect for Cortland County

Flash flood watch in effect for Cortland County Today will be very similar to what we saw yesterday. By the weekend, the pesky low pressure system will have pulled away and mercifully lower storm chances will return. Highs in the low 80s. Rain will come off and on in waves through the day so we will have some periods of dry weather and a chance of some sunshine peaking through and periods of heavy downpours. [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic Hurricane season peaks in September and does not end until November 30th. Storm Ernesto will bring with it a "Post-Tropical Cyclone" and we are expected to at least get the tail-end of the Subtropical Storm which has formed out in the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

Rick Scott issues emergency order on Red Tide algae bloom

Rick Scott issues emergency order on Red Tide algae bloom In this Monday Aug. 6, 2018 photo, a dead Snook is shown along the water's edge in Bradenton Beach, Fla. Residents have reported some negative health effects , including eye, nose and throat irritation, due to the vapors released by the red tide, according to The Washington Post. [Full Article...]

Why won't NASA's Parker Probe melt in Solar atmosphere?

Why won't NASA's Parker Probe melt in Solar atmosphere? After being delayed on Saturday, the probe was launched from Cape Canaveral , Florida, on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, one of the world's most powerful rockets. Physicist Eugene Parker watches the launch of the spacecraft that bears his name - NASA's Parker Solar Probe - early in the morning of August 12, 2018. [Full Article...]

How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person

How to Watch Sunday Night's Perseid Meteor Shower-Online or In Person EST on August 12 (today) until 4 a.m. EST on August 13 (Monday). How can you see the Perseids if the weather doesn't cooperate where you are? This year is going to be especially striking because of the new moon, painting the ideal backdrop for the late-summer nature show. [Full Article...]

NASA Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to high-five the sun

NASA Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to high-five the sun Nasa has launched a satellite that will fly closer to the sun than any of its predecessors . The Parker Solar Probe lifted off on the Delta IV Heavy rocket a day late, after a dramatic delay on Saturday saw lift-off halted with two minutes to go. [Full Article...]

NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft The new, 60-minute launch window opens at 3:31am (0731 GMT) for the Parker Solar Probe, a $1.5 billion unmanned spacecraft that aims to get closer than any human-made object in history to the center of our solar system. Image: The probe's orbits will gradually take it nearer to the sun. "Parker Solar Probe will carry four instrument suites created to study magnetic fields, plasma and energetic p... [Full Article...]

Canada’s DFO crews spot orca, ailing but still alive off Vancouver Island

Canada’s DFO crews spot orca, ailing but still alive off Vancouver Island American and Canadian scientists are considering a Hail Mary effort to save an endangered four-year-old killer whale, known as J50, which appears emaciated, lethargic and has lost about 20 per cent of its body weight. DFO research crews have been out on the water every day trying to locate J50. Rowles said injections of antibiotics or sedatives have been given to other free-swimming whales or do... [Full Article...]

Perseid meteor shower set to peak this weekend

Perseid meteor shower set to peak this weekend The name comes from fact that the meteors appear to shoot out from the Perseus constellation. A clear sky could make way for an incredible natural show of streaking fireball meteors and so far, ( as of Friday afternoon ) the forecast is looking ideal! The summertime meteor shower, the Perseid, is set to peak August 11, 12 and 13. [Full Article...]

Meteor shower of the year coming up

Meteor shower of the year coming up This year there will be favourable viewing conditions. "All you've got to do is go outside, find a nice dark spot, lie flat on your back and look up", Bill Cooke , head of NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, told Live Science previously . [Full Article...]

Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect

Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect In addition to potentially being the most viewed eclipse , the August 11 eclipse will also be the last eclipse - lunar or solar - of 2018. The peak of the eclipse will be around 11:46am CEST, ending around 1:30pm CEST. Having arrived at the ascending node nearly too late for the partial solar eclipse on July 13 , the moon now passes the same node nearly too early . [Full Article...]

Tourists evacuated as flash floods hit south of France

Tourists evacuated as flash floods hit south of France A fellow camper told France's BFMTV channel that as the river surged through the site, he could hear children's cries in the trees. Rachel Buchanan, from Oxford, endured a "frightening" drive through floodwater that had hit another site in the Ardeche region. [Full Article...]

Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought Cattle and sheep farmer Robert Lee says climate change is behind the drought crisis. There have been reports of farmers shooting cattle and hand-feeding animals because the ground is too dry for grass to grow. The current drought on the continent extends beyond North South Wales, with over half of the neighboring state of Queensland also in drought, the BBC reported. [Full Article...]

Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'

Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun' Ultimately, it will find itself within the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere, an area known as the corona. Through this mission, NASA is hoping to solve decades-old mysteries around what accelerates the solar winds that affect Earth and other planets. [Full Article...]

Hurricane John forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane John forms off Mexico's Pacific coast As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the center of Hurricane Hector was approximately 370 miles ESE of South Point at latitude 16.6 N and longitude 150.7 W, moving west at approximately 16 mph. - Hurricane John advanced northwestward along Mexico's western coast on Wednesday and it was expected to stir up heavy surf and drop rain on the southern Baja California Peninsula while keeping away from landfall. [Full Article...]

The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

Forecasters expect the peak to occur the nights of August 11 and 12. The Perseid's shooting stars are caused by debris from the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet (Photo: Shutterstock)What are the Perseids? The Perseids are perhaps the most beloved of all meteor showers due to their predictability. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano The 5-day forecast for Hurricane Hector as of 5 a.m. today. She says there could also be a few inches of rain into Thursday as Hector passes the island. An estimated 700 homes have been destroyed by the volcano, more than 500 of those in just two days, and thousands of people have been displaced. Some fluctuations in intensity are expected overnight into Monday, followed by gradual weakening M... [Full Article...]


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