How Are You Preparing For Hurricane Michael?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned it was a "monstrous hurricane", and his Democratic opponent for the Senate, Sen. NPR and our member stations covering the storm want to hear about how you're preparing for the storm and what you're anxious about. More..

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Hurricane Michael to strengthen as it targets Gulf Coast
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael to strengthen as it targets Gulf Coast

Residents of the U.S. state of Florida are boarding up homes and seeking evacuation routes away from Hurricane Michael, forecast to slam ashore midweek with life-threatening waves, winds and rains. The catego...More..

Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'

When asked whether he had any concerns about consumer demand regarding fare-paying space flights, Branson said: " If I have a room full of 10 people, eight out of 10 would love to go to space if they could af...More..

Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number

Where Has The Warning Come From? The climate modelling called socioeconomic pathways, or SSPs, looks at choices individuals can make to contribute towards the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit on global warming b...More..

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 premiere date revealed; new trailer
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 premiere date revealed; new trailer

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise , the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien. The return of this classic character's f...More..

Florida St. Withdraws from Tri-Meet as Hurricane Michael Approaches
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Florida St. Withdraws from Tri-Meet as Hurricane Michael Approaches

As Michael moved over open water, energy companies halted almost one-fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated personnel from 10 platforms on Monday. Residents also stocked up on food, water and gas....More..

Hurricane Michael strengthens into Category 2 storm with 100 miles per hour winds
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael strengthens into Category 2 storm with 100 miles per hour winds

Weather models showed 3 to 6 inches of rain possible across the eastern Midlands area with locally higher amounts, according to the weather service. The Orlando area will get plenty of rain and windy conditio...More..

SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

SpaceX plans Vandenberg satellite launch Sunday evening may create sonic boom

The SpaceX mission, masterminded by billionaire Elon Musk , marks the 62nd flight of the Falcon 9 , a rocket created to land back on Earth so it can be used again. SpaceX has several other missions planned...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope

These six gyroscopes were replaced during a 2009 fix mission to the telescope. After this third and final older-type gyroscope failed, technicians have tried to bring the balky enhanced gyro back online. Oste...More..

Evolving storm Michael expected to slam Florida as hurricane
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Evolving storm Michael expected to slam Florida as hurricane

Rick Scott gave a statement regarding the storm on Monday morning, saying that he has declared a State of Emergency in 26 counties ahead of the landfall. It'll be breezy as well with winds sustained alon...More..

SpaceX launch lights up night sky in Southern California
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX launch lights up night sky in Southern California

A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage launched from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base tonight (Oct. 7) at 10:21 p.m. EDT (7:21 p.m. local time; 0221 GMT on October 8), successfully delivering Ar...More..

Voyager 2 On The Verge Of Entering Interstellar Space Says NASA
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Voyager 2 On The Verge Of Entering Interstellar Space Says NASA

Since August, the Cosmic Ray Subsystem (CRS) on Voyager 2 measured a roughly 5 percent increase in the rate of cosmic rays reaching the spacecraft as compared to early August. A motion from Voyager 1, voyag...More..

Rock that was used as a doorstop a meteorite worth $100000
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Rock that was used as a doorstop a meteorite worth $100000

The retiree's old rock turned out to be a nest egg that could be worth $100,000, or possibly even more. Upon purchasing it, he noticed a large rock holding the door open, according to Central Michigan Univers...More..

‘This won’t be subtle’: SpaceX West Coast launch will create sonic boom
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

‘This won’t be subtle’: SpaceX West Coast launch will create sonic boom

Cheers went up from SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., as webcams showed the first stage setting itself down on Landing Zone 4. Air Force officials have issued a warning that residents in San Luis Ob...More..

Development chances high for tropical disturbance in Gulf
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Development chances high for tropical disturbance in Gulf

A tropical wave dubbed "Invest 91 L" is gaining strength in the Caribbean Sea this morning and will likely become a tropical depression by the end of the weekend or early this upcoming week. Fishing, shipping a...More..

Hubble finds compelling evidence for a moon outside the solar system
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Hubble finds compelling evidence for a moon outside the solar system

These enabled astronomers to derive the masses of the planets directly from the transit light curve. Second, three-and-a-half hours after the transit, a much smaller second transit occurred, which involved ...More..

Astronomers Discover Elemental Proof For A Moon Outside Our Solar System
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Astronomers Discover Elemental Proof For A Moon Outside Our Solar System

Kepler-1625b is a Jupiter-sized planet that orbits far enough away from its star-about the same distance Earth is from ours-that a moon could be stable. Teachey and Kipping are submitting proposals for more tim...More..

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

Central Michigan University geology professor Mona Sibescu said that of all her time at the university, this is the first "rock" she's tested that actually turned out to be a meteorite . " It's the most v...More..

by | Friday, October 05, 2018

MI man makes shocking discovery about 30-year-old doorstop

A man in MI discovered that the big hunk of malformed rock that was once propped open a door on a farm he bought is actually worth as much as $100,000. "I wonder what mine is worth", Mazurek said in the relea...More..

NASA Confident Air Leak on Space Station Won’t Affect Future Soyuz Capsules
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

NASA Confident Air Leak on Space Station Won’t Affect Future Soyuz Capsules

According to the report, Russian Federation has offered the Indian side a chance to send an astronaut on a training mission to the ISS in 2022 and the mission will happen before or after India's own mission t...More..

Lockheed Martin unveils concept spacecraft that can land on lunar surface
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Lockheed Martin unveils concept spacecraft that can land on lunar surface

It is reported that when the satellites will arrive in orbit, NASA wants to use the resulting data to prepare for sending astronauts to the moon around June 2022. Putting human boots back on the moon is part ...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Lockheed's concept moon lander can carry four astronauts

U.S. aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, responding to NASA's plans to renew the exploration of the moon and Mars in the next decade, unveiled Wednesday a concept spacecraft able to land on the lunar surface. ...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Astronomers find first moon beyond our solar system

But there is a chance we could detect the presence of a major feature of our Solar System elsewhere: exomoons. But that size is why it was easier to find, the researchers said. "Including rocky exomoons in ou...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

She learned she had won when she was "unceremoniously woken up" at 04:00.in her hotel room in Dallas. "We don't have anything specifically but I do think we want to celebrate as much as we can in any way we c...More..

Shell says it has approved huge gas project in Canada
by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Shell says it has approved huge gas project in Canada

Notwithstanding, LNG Canada has a significant advantage over any USA based LNG project based either on the east or Gulf coast. "It seems that megaprojects are back". The scope under the engineering, procurement...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Cosmic rays damage your GI tract

Astronauts who will be traveling toward the surface of Mars are at risk of developing stomach or colon cancer. The US space agency said it plans to send astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 ...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Scrawny dwarf planet, Goblin, found beyond Pluto

But first spotted close to Halloween in 2015, and typically invisible to humans on Earth except for around this time of year, The Goblin's existence, say astronomers, points to the possibility of another as-yet...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Scientists applaud Nobel chemistry winners

Today, phage display of antibodies can be used to treat diseases as varied as metastatic cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases and anthrax poisoning. Dr. Oliver Jones, a chemist at RMIT University in Melbourn...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Chemistry Nobel prize awarded to pioneers of directed evolution

The newest Nobel laureates, it added, had "recreated the process in their test tubes. and make evolution many times faster". Smith developed a method to evolve new proteins and Winter used the method to evolv...More..

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The uses of enzymes developed by Arnold include more environmentally-friendly manufacturing of chemical substances, such as pharmaceuticals and the production of renewable fuels for a greener transport sector...More..