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Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames

Beluga whale somehow ended up in the River Thames It was first spotted by ecologist and ornithologist Dave Andrews, who said it had been feeding around barges near Gravesend in Kent. People look from the river bank after a beluga whale was spotted in the River Thames near Gravesend east of London , Britain, September 25, 2018. [Full Article...]

Asteroid explorers take first hops, snap a photograph of their new world

Asteroid explorers take first hops, snap a photograph of their new world Although the European Space Agency has managed to land a craft on a comet, this is the first time anyone has been able to land on the surface of an asteroid. 'I am proud that Hayabusa2 was able to contribute to the creation of this technology for a new method of space exploration by surface movement on small bodies'. [Full Article...]

Hayabusa2 probe releases two rovers over Ryugu asteroid

Hayabusa2 probe releases two rovers over Ryugu asteroid So far so good, but JAXA must still wait for Hayabusa2 to send the rovers' data to Earth in a day or two to determine whether the release of the probes succeeded, officials said . The two rovers, each about the size of a cookie can, are to capture images of the asteroid and measure surface temperatures before a larger rover and a lander are released later. [Full Article...]

Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area

Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. A subtropical storms means the system has characteristics of both tropical and nontropical systems. "It could threaten parts of the Windward Islands Thursday or Friday of this coming week with strong to perhaps damaging winds and heavy rainfall". Hurricane Isaac along with concurrent storms Hurricane Helene and tropical storms Gordon and Jo... [Full Article...]

Spiders' mating season cloaks Greek seaside with giant web

Spiders' mating season cloaks Greek seaside with giant web She said the web was caused by the spiders of the Tetragnatha genus, and this phenomenon was also seen in the region in 2003. For several days in Aitoliko, western Greece , massive spiderwebs have cloaked the coastal town, because apparently an arachnophobiac biggest nightmare CAN become real life. [Full Article...]

North Carolina floods producing variety of health risks

North Carolina floods producing variety of health risks The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence . After talking to more residents in New Bern, Trump traveled nearly 15o miles southwest to Conway, South Carolina , a city of nearly 24,000 that has seen record flood levels that surpassed levels from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. [Full Article...]

Scientists have discovered how a drug affects the behavior of the octopus

Scientists have discovered how a drug affects the behavior of the octopus Dölen wondered if the drug would have similar effects on animals that it does on humans. "I was absolutely shocked that it had this effect", said University of OR neuroscientist Judit Pungor . But what happens when you give it to something that is decidedly not a person? The findings add evidence to the idea that social behavior has a long evolutionary history - and goes back much farther tha... [Full Article...]

Apple to donate $1M for Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Apple to donate $1M for Hurricane Florence relief efforts One hundred percent of of all donations designated for Florence will be used in response to this disaster. The Red Cross of Georgia is gearing up to help those affected by Florence in North Carolina . Andrews said he volunteered and checked to see if an intern could be deployed, which was approved. As families seek refuge, they could use your help. [Full Article...]

Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece More yummy gnats mean more Tetragnatha spiders , according to Maria Chatzaki, a biology professor at Greece's Democritus University of Thrace. Beneath the vastly spun webs in Aitoliko, thousands of spiders can be seen crawling along bushes, trees and grass in video captured by Giannis Giannakopoulos. [Full Article...]

Rising water from Waccamaw River puts Conway in gridlock — FLORENCE AFTERMATH

Rising water from Waccamaw River puts Conway in gridlock — FLORENCE AFTERMATH The Brunswick County, N.C., government is urging evacuees to be patient returning to their homes. In Conway, South Carolina authorities said residents could see damage in homes that have not flooded before. This year, water from the Little River water broke the windows, leaving the pews a jumbled mess. "I can't tell you why, but I love that area". "We will build back stronger than ever". [Full Article...]

Japanese man to be 1st private moon flight passenger

Japanese man to be 1st private moon flight passenger It's not the same mission SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined past year. Maezawa has bought up every single ticket on the space voyage, tentatively set for 2023, for an undisclosed sum. The BFR is essentially a 48m long spaceship attached to the top of a reusable 36m rocket booster. CEO Elon Musk later said that rocket wouldn't be used for human spaceflight. [Full Article...]

Spiders Cover Shores Of Greek Town With 1,000-Foot Web

Spiders Cover Shores Of Greek Town With 1,000-Foot Web In a video uploaded by Giannis Giannakopoulos on YouTube on Tuesday (Sept 18), a large stretch of land alongside the water is seen covered in spider web, with shrubs and short trees all falling within the cloak. When that happens, the spider population will decrease as well. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation", Chatzaki told the Greek news site, according to a transla... [Full Article...]

President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour

President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour The storm formerly known as Florence - which hit North Carolina as a Hurricane last Friday and then proceeded to drop historic rainfall over much of the state - has brought catastrophic and deadly flooding to inland cities and coastal communities alike. [Full Article...]

Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land

The web that spans 1,000 feet is thought to be the product of spiders that belong to the Tetragnatha family, also known as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. While the giant spider-web in Aitoliko, Greece, might look freakish, the phenomenon is not at all harmful for humans, animals in the region, or the local flora. [Full Article...]

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence Cooper said Florence was an "epic" storm and noted that farmers suffered significant losses and scores of people lost their homes. In his words: "I'm trying to get it all out of my head". The region is now dealing with massing flooding in the wake of Florence's path. More than 8,100 people are taking refuge at dozens of shelters across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, according ... [Full Article...]

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Hurricane Florence?

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Hurricane Florence? The storm has resulted in the deaths of at least 32 people, 26 in North Carolina, according to Gov. Roy Cooper. With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. [Full Article...]

"First Light" Image From NASA's TESS

The TESS ( Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is following in Kepler's footsteps and reminds us once again how small and insignificant we really are, when compared to the Cosmos. TESS has given light images before but with only one camera in its testing phase. "This swath of the sky's southern hemisphere includes more than a dozen stars we know have transiting planets based on previous stud... [Full Article...]

Tesla chief Elon Musk's comments spur criminal investigation

Tesla chief Elon Musk's comments spur criminal investigation The DOJ probe was launched after Musk boasted on Twitter that he had " funding secured " for taking Tesla private last month, Bloomberg News reported , citing two anonymous sources. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the agency "generally does not confirm, deny or otherwise comment on the existence or non-existence of an investigation". [Full Article...]

First private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

First private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests He bought an entire spaceship, and he intends to people it with 6-8 artists from different countries and representing different styles of art. But there will be lots of branding and promoting for this mission which has been dubbed #DearMoon by Maezawa. [Full Article...]

3,2,1: SpaceX counts down to reveal mystery Moon traveler

3,2,1: SpaceX counts down to reveal mystery Moon traveler Maezawa said, 'Finally, I can tell you that I choose to go to the Moon! "Overall, I think it's a little ridiculous". The art enthusiast said on Monday he would invite six to eight artists from around the world to join him on the trip. As Reuters reports , the actual cost of the trip hasn't been revealed , but Maezawa noted that the journey will set him back significantly more than his art pu... [Full Article...]


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