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China plans to replace streetlights with ‘artificial moon’ by 2020

China plans to replace streetlights with ‘artificial moon’ by 2020

Based on a report from the People's Daily in China, inspiration came from an unnamed French artist who wanted to hang a necklace made of mirrors up above Earth to reflect sunshine on Paris at nigh...

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Searchers find bodies in hurricane-stricken Florida town

Searchers find bodies in hurricane-stricken Florida town

Michael charged ashore on Wednesday near the small Florida Panhandle town of Mexico Beach as one of the most powerful storms in United States history, with top sustained winds of 155 miles per h...

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Photos taken after rocket failure prove spaceflight is never routine

Photos taken after rocket failure prove spaceflight is never routine

The rocket, carrying an American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut, began to plummet to earth about two minutes into the six-hour mission due to what launch controllers initially called a "vehicle mal...

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Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030

Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030

While warming of 2C above pre-industrial levels has widely been thought of as the threshold beyond which risky climate change will occur, vulnerable countries such as low-lying island states warn ri...

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'Horrendous. Catastrophic': Menacing Michael Leaves Florida Devastated, Heads for Carolinas

'Horrendous. Catastrophic': Menacing Michael Leaves Florida Devastated, Heads for Carolinas

As Michael exploded in power overnight, the expected inland effect of the storm became more expansive. With the flash flood watch we will need to be on the lookout for flood-prone areas to see rapid...

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

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

During the landing attempt residents from Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties were warned that they may hear one or more sonic booms. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a laun...

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Hurricane tracker: Tropical Storm Kirk projected path - where is Kirk now?

Hurricane tracker: Tropical Storm Kirk projected path - where is Kirk now?

Where is Tropical Storm Kirk now? ORIGINAL STORY: Tropical Storm Kirk continues to move west through the Atlantic, and forecasters continue to predict it may be in the Caribbean by Thursday ...

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When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas

When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas

Florence , which has killed at least 36 people, dumped up to 36 inches (91 cm) of rain in parts of North Carolina since Thursday. "Although the winds are gone and the rain is not falling, the wate...

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Donald Trump heads to Carolinas to look at Hurricane Florence damage

Donald Trump heads to Carolinas to look at Hurricane Florence damage

The city manager told CNN that 12,000 people are "in harm's way". Nests of poisonous fire ants were seen in flood waters across North Carolina , after Florence battered the region with heavy downpo...

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Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

But with half of the storm still out over the Atlantic, Florence continued to collect warm ocean water and dump it onshore. Its westward motion is expected to continue through Saturday. A woman, who w...

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Scenes From The Carolina Coast As Hurricane Florence Surges Ashore

Scenes From The Carolina Coast As Hurricane Florence Surges Ashore

A storm surge warning is in effect for South Santee River in SC to Duck in North Carolina, and a warning was in effect for Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. Nor...

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Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US

As rescuers battled strong winds and debris-filled floodwaters to pluck hundreds of stranded people from their homes, officials confirmed at least three deaths from the monster storm, while United Sta...

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83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

Rainfall also is swelling waterways: Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com calculated that 34 million people in the USA are forecast to get at least 3 inches of rain from Hurricane Florence , ...

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Storm Helene: Met Office issues 'yellow' alert in Wales

Storm Helene: Met Office issues 'yellow' alert in Wales

Hurricane Helene is forecast to weaken over the eastern Atlantic Ocean, and interests in the Azores islands should monitor the storm's progress. "We should also continue to keep our brothers and si...

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Bezos commits $2 billion to help homeless, schools

Bezos commits $2 billion to help homeless, schools

The announcement comes a few weeks after the first major political contribution from Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, - a $10 million gift to a super PAC focused on electing veterans to public office. A...

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'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence

'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence

A Category 4 on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, Florence was 750km south-southeast of Bermuda and the centre of the hurricane was forecast to pass between Bermuda and the Baham...

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Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

The National Hurricane Center's latest predictions Wednesday had Florence hovering off Southeast shores for more than two days before making landfall near the North Carolina/South Carolina border, p...

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Tropical Storm Helene Moving Westward Toward Southern Cabo Verde Islands

Tropical Storm Helene Moving Westward Toward Southern Cabo Verde Islands

Hawkins said while it's far too early to expect the worst, it never hurts to prepare for it. "It's coming from the southeast, so it's probably going to impact all of them", Hawkins said. Florence b...

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Tropical Storm Gordon seen from International Space Station

Tropical Storm Gordon seen from International Space Station

Pictures on social media showed damaged roofs and debris-strewn beaches and roads. Officials haven't released the child's identity. The central part of the state may receive six or more inches of ra...

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Gordon slams Gulf Coast with tropical-force winds, rain

Gordon slams Gulf Coast with tropical-force winds, rain

For now, Tropical Storm Gordon has winds blowing at 65 mph (100 km/hour), and its eye (the center of the storm) is located about 145 miles (235 kilometers) from the mouth of the Mississippi River, t...

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Tropical Storm Gordon's rain and winds lash Alabama coast

Tropical Storm Gordon's rain and winds lash Alabama coast

It was centered 330 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, as the storm moves west-northwest at 17 mph. "The biggest impact to our state ...

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California implementing no cash bail system

California implementing no cash bail system

Curious about what's happening at the Capitol? Let us try and answer some of them for you. We explain how Capitol dealmaking affects your pocketbook, your job and your family. If the California Mon...

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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge as rival Peter Dutton resigns

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge as rival Peter Dutton resigns

Under a law change Mr Dutton voted for, those centres have been receiving direct subsidies from the government since July 2 this year. However, with the Coalition likely to face a further deterior...

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How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

On the campaign trail in 2016, Trump promised to repeal Obama's rule, called the Clean Power Plan . Analysts say that Trump's efforts will be unable to reverse the trend. The state Department of Ec...

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Turnbull Dutton Leadership Vote

Turnbull Dutton Leadership Vote

Peter Dutton received 35 votes, a significant chunk he could build on going forward. While the challenge over the prime ministership was ostensibly about energy policy, the true source of the leade...

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