300-metre long Spider-web covers beach in Western Greece

Chatzaki also pointed out that the increased number of spiders in the area should be seen as a positive since it is the only effective way nature has to combat mosquitoes which she notes have also been seen in the area in greater numbers than usual. More..

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by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Flooding expected to worsen as Florence passes through Carolinas

Water from the flooded Waccamaw River surrounds a house in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Conway, S.C., on Wednesday. Both Carolinas are grappling with the effects of severe flooding, with more floo...More..

Trump handing out warm meals to Florence victims
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Trump handing out warm meals to Florence victims

Almost 3 feet of rain fell in some parts of North Carolina and almost 2 feet in areas of SC. But on Wednesday he offered comforting words to families who suffered losses, saying, "America grieves with you and o...More..

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

The slow-moving storm, which made landfall on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, has since been downgraded to a tropical depression and moved into the USA northeast. Thousands of homes are still underwater in th...More..

Meet Yusaku Maezawa, first SpaceX moon tourist
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Meet Yusaku Maezawa, first SpaceX moon tourist

He's planning to take six to eight artists with him, and he won't be charging them for the ride. "I want to share these experiences and things with as many people as possible". "That's why I could not pass up...More..

by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

North Carolina governor pleads with thousands of storm evacuees to be patient

President Donald Trump is pledging to help the people affected by Hurricane Florence as he arrives in North Carolina to survey damage wrought by the powerful storm. Evacuees from Pender and Brunswick coun...More..

by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

President Trump comes to Conway to see damage caused by Florence

Many of those waterways are rising or cresting in the Carolinas, though a few were receding. "It's truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of Nor...More..

The first science image from NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

The first science image from NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling

That will allow it to cover 85% of the sky . TESS has four telescopes with matrices a resolution of 16.8 megapixels, each of which has a field of view of 24 by 24 degrees. It's the same technique used by NA...More..

President Trump to visit as N. Carolina governor pleads for patience
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Trump to visit as N. Carolina governor pleads for patience

Power outages also were down, from a high of more than 910,000 to about 200,000, almost all in North Carolina. Oliver Kelly, 1, cries as he is carried off the sheriff's airboat during his rescue from rising f...More..

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond

The number of customers without power across North Carolina fell to just under 500,000, with about 20,000 in SC. Parts of I-95 were also closed in SC, along with a number of highways in the eastern portion of t...More..

Hurricane Florence’s death toll rises as floodwaters overwhelm region
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hurricane Florence’s death toll rises as floodwaters overwhelm region

One road was opened into Wilmington briefly, and helicopters and military trucks were bringing relief supplies into the stranded city, where hundreds of people have been rescued from the roofs of flooded home...More..

SpaceX name FIRST PERSON it will take around the Moon
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SpaceX name FIRST PERSON it will take around the Moon

The excited future space traveler exclaimed at the event, "I choose to go to the moon ". "A painter, musician, film director, fashion designer..." Rest assured Maezawa, I won't say no. The rocket dubbed BFR ...More..

Travel snarled by flooding as Carolinas size up Florence's damage
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Travel snarled by flooding as Carolinas size up Florence's damage

An olive-green military forklift moved around huge pallets loaded with supplies. Rising river levels threaten more closures, state officials said . Incredible footage shows the moment rescuers freed six dogs...More..

Hurricane Florence Deaths: 32 People Dead, Significant Damage Done Due to Floods
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence Deaths: 32 People Dead, Significant Damage Done Due to Floods

It has dumped up to 100cm of rain on North Carolina since Thursday, the NWS said. "But they are evaluating that, and it could change at any time", Collins said about 3 p.m. The death toll from Hurricane Flore...More..

Carolinas flood after Florence
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Carolinas flood after Florence

Tens of thousands of homes were damaged and at least 17 deaths were reported in North and SC. "We're underneath the tarp in the back of a military style high-water vehicle that's being driven by a retired M...More..

Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Five dead as Hurricane Florence downgraded to tropical storm

Around 8:30 Friday morning, police responded to a call of a tree falling on a house. The child's injured father was taken to a hospital. Officials say two people died in Lenoir County. But it still brought ...More..

Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tropical Depression Florence Kills 17 & Smashes Rainfall Records in Carolinas

In Virginia, near state capital Richmond, emergency services said one man died after a building collapsed during severe weather, though it was not clear if that death was directly linked to Florence . 1. D...More..

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong

At that time, the center of the depression was around 200 kilometers (124 miles) from the Vietnam-China border with wind speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour. With gale force winds of more than 125mph tropica...More..

Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon

Musk, who is well-known for issuing overly ambitious schedules, said during a Q&A in March that he hoped to begin testing the spaceship portion of the BFR sometime in 2019. With SpaceX, Amazon.com founder Jeff ...More..

Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge

As rivers swelled, state regulators and environmental groups monitored the threat from huge hog and poultry farms in low-lying, flood-prone areas. A street in Lumberton, North Carolina, is shown before the hu...More..

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teases BFR update with new rocket launch renders
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teases BFR update with new rocket launch renders

Virgin Galactic, founded by British tycoon Richard Branson, and billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's rocket company Blue Origin, are working on trips to the edge of space that could offer tourists a chance a...More..

Dozens feared trapped in Philippine landslide following Typhoon Mangkhut
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dozens feared trapped in Philippine landslide following Typhoon Mangkhut

The Hong Kong Observatory showed the path of the storm and how it's expected to weaken as it makes its way inland. Mangkhut , named after the Thai word for mangosteen, was a super typhoon first when it sla...More..

Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT'S HAPPENING
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT'S HAPPENING

The flash flooding could devastate communities and endanger dams, roads and bridge. Steve Goldstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said some areas have already received two feet...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut shakes Hong Kong buildings as it moves into China

The storm was still raging across southern China's coast and the provinces of Guangdong , Guangxi and Hainan and rain and strong winds were expected to continue through Tuesday, the report said . on Monday....More..

Delta II set for final launch after almost 30 years
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Delta II set for final launch after almost 30 years

There are no technical issues being worked at this time. The United Launch Alliance Delta 2 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:02 a.m. The legendary Del...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas

Up to 40 inches (102 cm) of rain are expected along coastal areas of the Carolinas and up to 10 inches in southwestern Virginia, the NHC said. Hundreds of thousands of homes across North and SC are without po...More..

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Carolinas' crisis escalates as Florence shows its fiercest face

Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast as a large hurricane Friday, dumping almost three feet (1 meter) of rain and swelling the region's rivers. Some 15,000 people were huddled in hurricane shelters,...More..

Florence plows inland, leaving 5 dead, states flooded
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence plows inland, leaving 5 dead, states flooded

View of Florence in Wilmington, N.C., on Friday. He urged motorists not to travel east of I-95 or south of U.S. Highway 70. Dolphins have been seen swimming close to the shoreline in high water caused by H...More..

Sick Southern Resident orca hasn't been seen for 'several days'
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Sick Southern Resident orca hasn't been seen for 'several days'

A massive search was mobilized for J50 all day Thursday on both sides of the border. The sick southern resident killer whale, also known as Scarlet, was last seen lagging a half mile to a mile (0.8 to 1.6 kil...More..

Hurricane Florence: As floodwaters rise, death toll reaches 14 in North Carolina
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence: As floodwaters rise, death toll reaches 14 in North Carolina

Roy Cooper said . "I thought I'd come out here and see if I could get more fuel, but no luck", said Steve McLean outside a Harris Teeter gasoline station that had electricity, but no gasoline. A woman of 6...More..