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Storm Team 3: A rainy and stormy Memorial Day

Storm Team 3: A rainy and stormy Memorial Day The weekend looks pleasant, with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, and highs in the lower 80s, with isolated storms possible. Anytime between 5-6 o'clock we will start to see our showers and storms work east across West Michigan giving heavy downpours at times and even stronger thunderstorms for anyone along and south of I-96. [Full Article...]

Get Set For Stormy Stretch After Sunny, Seasonable Memorial Day

Highs will climb to the low 90s tomorrow . Overnight, it's partly cloudy and warm, with lows in the mid-60s to near 70. The rain will leave us with a cool start for Tuesday . "Between about 1 and 3 o'clock this afternoon, more showers and storms will develop in eastern Iowa and move to the east into IL". Severe weather is not expected with these storms. [Full Article...]

A higher severe threat for Memorial Day

A higher severe threat for Memorial Day After a mainly dry and very nice holiday weekend our chance for showers and storms increases for Memorial Day . Don't forget that sunscreen today with the UV Index reaching a 9, meaning only 15 minutes before the sun begins to burn your skin. [Full Article...]

Near mile-wide asteroid with its own moon to pass by Earth

Near mile-wide asteroid with its own moon to pass by Earth It's called a bianary system, because there are two asteroids that are gravitationally bound together. The object has come relatively close to Earth several times in the last century, and will get even closer with its next approach in May 2036. [Full Article...]

NASA Administrator to Make Artemis Moon Program Announcement, Media Teleconference Set

NASA Administrator to Make Artemis Moon Program Announcement, Media Teleconference Set He said the first astronauts to walk on the moon in the Artemis program will only spend a few hours on the surface, much like Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did during the pioneering Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago this summer. According to a NASA statement about the events, the media call will include Bill Gerstenmaier, who leads NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate... [Full Article...]

Pittsburgh Weather: Showers, Storms In Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

Pittsburgh Weather: Showers, Storms In Memorial Day Weekend Forecast The morning is mainly quiet, but a few showers are possible early, perhaps a thunderstorm. Leading into the holiday weekend, there are chances for showers, but we're not looking at complete washouts. A similar start to Sunday morning with partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will again be followed by rain showers and storms throughout the day. [Full Article...]

Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Warm, humid and rainy

Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Warm, humid and rainy Otherwise we'll have plenty of sunshine all three days, with Monday perhaps being the most ideal of the three. This will set us up for a nice day on Saturday , with a blend of clouds and sunshine and mild temperatures. Here' what to expect through Memorial Day . Sunday temperatures are a touch higher and it's back to the muggies. This is almost ideal for all outdoor activities including thos... [Full Article...]

15 students killed in fire in western India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the tragic incident. Local media reports said that the toll could still rise further as many students were undergoing treatment at local hospitals. A video captured by a passer-by shows students who were inside the building during the fire jumping out in panic. "Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat . [Full Article...]

Humans To 'Reach' Mars By Year 2020, Here's How

Humans To 'Reach' Mars By Year 2020, Here's How You still have until September 30th to participate. In a new blog post, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory teases the completion of a very important piece of hardware. When NASA's InSight mission lifted off in May 2018, it was carrying more than two million names on microchips, giving each "flyer" about 300 million frequent flyer miles, or almost 500 million frequent flyer kilometers. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches first 60 satellites of its internet network

SpaceX launches first 60 satellites of its internet network The 60 satellites are packed into the fairing atop the Falcon 9 rocket, with SpaceX founder Elon Musk noting recently that it was a "tight fit". Starlink is created to provide a competitive connectivity option for the estimated 4 billion people around the world who can't afford or can't get access to broadband internet service. [Full Article...]

Rise in ozone-depleting CFC gases traced to China

Rise in ozone-depleting CFC gases traced to China The global team of scientists from the UK, South Korea, Japan, the US, Australia and Switzerland who conducted the study have published their latest findings in the journal Nature . There were indications that some region in eastern Asia was still emitting thousands of tonnes of CFC-11, but the exact location was not known. Reports previous year from the Environmental Investigation Agency bla... [Full Article...]

A seasonal Blue Moon

A seasonal Blue Moon Usually there are three full moons in a season, each with a name (like the "flower moon") to symbolise a certain part of the year. This is the third blue moon in this season. But, having two moons falling in the same month. A "Blue Moon " is the infrequent phenomenon of an additional full moon within a given period. [Full Article...]

NY Mayor De Blasio faces criticism amid 2020 presidential bid

NY Mayor De Blasio faces criticism amid 2020 presidential bid In 2014, de Blasio attended the Island's annual Groundhog Day Ceremony and dropped the animal after its handler put it in his arms . Additionally, a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states Fox News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country, while a 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey found that among Americans who could name an objective news source, FOX New... [Full Article...]

Game of Thrones Ratings Hit Series High with Penultimate Episode

Game of Thrones Ratings Hit Series High with Penultimate Episode Daenerys Targaryen's decision to lay waste to King's Landing and torch thousands of civilians in the penultimate episode of the outrageously popular TV show has ignited a furious debate online with many fans unhappy with the show runners' handling of one of the story's main characters. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service

SpaceX to launch first satellites for Musk's Starlink internet service SpaceX will attempt to recover the first stage again after the launch, guiding it to a barge named "Of Course I Still Love You" floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Elon Musk does not only sell expensive fancy cars. SpaceX's first-generation satellites won't have intersatellite links, but will be able to use ground stations as relays to "ground bounce" signals around the world, he said. [Full Article...]

Diver breaks record with deepest submarine voyage ever recorded, finds discarded plastic

Diver breaks record with deepest submarine voyage ever recorded, finds discarded plastic Businessman Victor Vescovo broke the record for deepest dive ever by reaching the bottom of the Marianna Trench. Vescovo's dive was one of five made by the team between April 28 and May 5, which included the deepest marine salvage operation ever attempted. [Full Article...]

The Moon is Shrinking

The Moon is Shrinking This creates stair-step cliffs called thrust faults as part of the crust is pushed up and over another close part of the crust. New research suggests that these faults may still be active today, producing moonquakes . Many in the space industry are concerned that the proposal may face opposition because of the Office of Management and Budget sought to offset the increased spending for NASA , a... [Full Article...]

Mariana Trench: Record-breaking journey to the bottom of the ocean

Mariana Trench: Record-breaking journey to the bottom of the ocean Vescovo's journey was filmed for Discovery Channel and has been dubbed the " Five Deeps Expedition ". Vescovo, a private equity investor who climbed the world's highest peaks before taking on the world's deepest ocean depths, funded the diving expedition into the Mariana Trench himself, according to the BBC . [Full Article...]

Moon's Shrinking May Be Causing Moonquakes

The researchers' findings led to improved estimates of the epicenters of the shallow moonquakes , finding that eight of them fell within about 18 miles (30 km) of young lunar faults. These freakish moonquakes were detected by five seismometers placed on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16 missions. Six out of the eight tectonically active moonquakes occurred when the Mo... [Full Article...]

Ships Moving inbound on Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard

Ships Moving inbound on Houston Ship Channel: U.S. Coast Guard A tanker moving outbound through the Houston Shipping Channel collided with two barges Friday afternoon, spilling an enormous amount of a refined product into Galveston Bay and transmitting a strong gaseous odor that has permeated inland. [Full Article...]


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