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Kirk is packing 40 miles per hour sustained winds and its westward motion is expected to accelerate through Tuesday. A slow west-northwestward or northwestward motion is expected for the next day or so. "It is possible that Kirk could degenerate into a trough of low pressure during the next day or two while it moves quickly across the tropical central Atlantic", the public advisory says.
  • Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina

    Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina

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    U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit North Carolina on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to witness first-hand the destruction left behind by Hurricane Florence , and to review the ongoing relief effort. Georgetown County Administrator Sel Hemingway warned the area may see a flood like it has never seen before. In addition, Moore and Berger said they want to allay the fears of teachers in hard-hit counties that they won't be paid for the days schools were closed in the wake of Florence .
  • This town in Greece is draped in thousands of spider webs

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    While the giant spider-web in Aitoliko, Greece, might look weird, the phenomenon is not at all harmful for humans, animals in the region, or the local flora. They were presumably attracted by an increasing mosquito population in the area, the presence of water, and plenty of heat. "It's the simple prey-predator phenomenon", Pergantis said.
  • Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

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    The spider web appeared in Aitoliko, a city in western Greece. Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider creations with his camera. "They mate, they reproduce and provide a whole new generation", Chatzaki told the Greek news site, according to a translation from the BBC . When that happens, the spider population will decrease as well.
  • SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

    SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

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    Elon Musk , said a year ago that we would see two humans take a trip to the Moon at some point in 2018, but that isn't happening. The mission in question is planned for 2023 and would be the first lunar journey undertaken by humans since 1972, when the final Apollo mission took place.
  • "Dark Sky" Concept Vehicle Acts as Intelligent Mobile Observatory

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    To help the truck perform better off-road, the Navara concept is fitted with an upgraded Nissan ProPilot Assist system. This allows astronomers to take a better look at the night sky from far-flung places which have less light pollution; often located in remote places with no direct access.
  • Eerie spiderweb covers entire shoreline in Greece

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    Wildlife experts say it's not uncommon for spiders to build massive nests for mating, especially when it's hot and humid toward the end of summer. They were presumably attracted by an increasing mosquito population in the area, the presence of water, and plenty of heat.
  • Eerie spiderweb covers entire shoreline in Greece

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    Wildlife experts say it's not uncommon for spiders to build massive nests for mating, especially when it's hot and humid toward the end of summer. They were presumably attracted by an increasing mosquito population in the area, the presence of water, and plenty of heat.
  • Who is SpaceX's first moon passenger, Yusaku Maezawa?

    Who is SpaceX's first moon passenger, Yusaku Maezawa?

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    The billionaire chief executive of electric auto maker Tesla Inc, Musk said the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, the super heavy-lift launch vehicle that he promises will shuttle passengers to the moon and eventually fly humans and cargo to Mars, could be conducting its first orbital flights in two to three years.
  • Carolina rivers still swell as Florence death toll reaches 33

    Carolina rivers still swell as Florence death toll reaches 33

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    So far, we know that at least three dozen people died during Hurricane Florence , but we won't know the true extent of the damages for some time. He said his state now has 13 rivers at major flood stage, with 7,800 residents in shelters and almost 200,000 customers still without power .
  • U.S. storm evacuees wait as floodwaters rise

    U.S. storm evacuees wait as floodwaters rise

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    President Donald Trump flew in to the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock in coastal Craven County to begin a tour of storm damage and meet with state and local officials. More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina, six days after Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, according to state officials.
  • NASA shares stunning 'first light' image from new TESS spacecraft

    NASA shares stunning 'first light' image from new TESS spacecraft

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    NASA announced in a statement on Monday, that part of the data from TESS's initial science orbit comprises of a detailed picture of the southern sky taken with the help of all four of the wide-field cameras of the spacecraft. Still, it is not really the first time that TESS sent an image back to Earth. The spacecraft was launched from Kennedy Space Center of NASA located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 18 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and utilized a flyby of the Moon May 17 to head ...
  • US President Donald Trump To Visit North Carolina As Waterways Rise

    US President Donald Trump To Visit North Carolina As Waterways Rise

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    President Donald Trump is set to visit the Carolinas on Wednesday. "There will be nothing left undone". The death toll has climbed to at least 37 in North Carolina , South Carolina and Virginia since Florence made landfall on Friday. On Tuesday night, the majority of hotels to the north of Fayetteville were fully booked as people rushed to escape the flood. Items have been brought into the city by big military trucks and helicopters, which also have been used to pluck hundreds of ...
  • North Carolina's raging rivers from storm Florence test beefed-up defenses

    North Carolina's raging rivers from storm Florence test beefed-up defenses

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    Woody White, chairman of the board of commissioners of New Hanover County, said officials were planning for food and water to be flown into the coastal city of almost 120,000 people. Officials have remarked that the "worse is yet to come". Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the storm have to find high ground because of expected flooding.
  • Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens

    Hurricane Florence has killed almost 2M chickens

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    The Transportation Department advised northbound motorists to take a wide detour around the area by using I-85 from Georgia through South Carolina's Upstate and on to Charlotte. Flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, North Carolina, where the Lumber River overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence.
  • Japan’s punk billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed as SpaceX moon tourist

    Japan’s punk billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed as SpaceX moon tourist

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    SpaceX has revealed the name of the passenger who has paid for a circumlunar navigation voyage aboard the company's under construction BFR ( Big Falcon Rocket ) vehicle. Only 24 humans have visited the Moon - all of them Americans; 12 of them landed on the moon. The BFR, or Big Falcon Rocket, is SpaceX's forthcoming spaceship system that consists of two parts: A massive rocket booster that promises to out-power any ever built, and a towering spacecraft that will vault out of the ...
  • Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid

    Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid

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    One person was killed in Virginia when the storm spawned some 16 tornadoes there on Monday, according to the National Weather Service . Brandon Echavarrieta struggled to stay composed as he described life post-Florence: no power for days, rotted meat in the freezer, no water or food and just one bath in a week.