• True tropical systems take backseat to hybrid storms
True tropical systems take backseat to hybrid storms

Ernesto is about 695 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center . There soon could be another storm that gets a name in the Atlantic, but it will not be tropical! Additionally, most of the storms associated with the system are far from ...

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  • Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say
Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say

Other brands that tested positive for glyphosate included Kellog's Oat Bran, as well as granola and granola bars with oats. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is the most widely used herbicide in the country due to the widespread adoption of GMOs.

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  • WaPo columnist calls on GOP to censure Trump over security clearances
WaPo columnist calls on GOP to censure Trump over security clearances

McRaven said he would "consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency". Mueller and his team have been looking at Trump's public statements and tweets as they investigate whether the president could be guilty of obstruction.

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  • Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend
Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend

Within the next 24 hours, Ernesto is expected to dissipate and weaken as it reaches the United Kingdom and Ireland, downgrading to a post tropical storm along the way, the NHC said. A southwards shift in the jet stream has allowed low pressure from the Atlantic Ocean to unleash cooler and wetter weather across the UK. Wind is expected across nort...

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  • Weather Alert Day: Severe storms return today and tonight
Weather Alert Day: Severe storms return today and tonight

The ground is already saturated with up to five inches of rain in spots over the past two days, so this is a particularly serious rain event with the flooding potential continuing. A stuck upper-level low pressure system will sustain medium to high chances for storms through midweek. Wind could be the biggest threat from storms over the plains, a...

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  • PODCAST: Attorney Mark Brice on Monsanto verdict
PODCAST: Attorney Mark Brice on Monsanto verdict

The case against Monsanto, bought by Bayer this year for $63 billion, is the first of more than 5,000 similar lawsuits over the company's glyphosate-based weedkillers, including its Roundup brand, across the United States. Jurors unanimously found that Monsanto - which vowed to appeal - acted with "malice" and that its weed killers Roundup and the ...

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  • Nasa launches historic space probe in mission to 'touch' the sun
Nasa launches historic space probe in mission to 'touch' the sun

The car-sized, $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe launched on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral , Florida. A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun. When it nears the Sun, the probe will travel at some 430,000 miles per hour (692,000 kilometers per hour). To handle the heat it has b...

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  • Stargazers set for spectacular treat this weekend
Stargazers set for spectacular treat this weekend

Accuweather recommends viewers "Lay on your back and watch the whole sky, not just the radiant point, and avoid looking at your phone and other light sources", when viewing the meteor shower. Temperatures can reach as high as 10,000F (5,537F) as meteors - most of which are no bigger than a grain of sand - travel across the sky at speeds of 36 miles...

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  • Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 Shines In These Awesome Photos
Last Solar Eclipse of 2018 Shines In These Awesome Photos

An eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth get aligned in a straight line. Although this will be a partial solar eclipse/ Surya Grahan for the year 2018 but will not be visible in India on 11 August. All around the world, different cultures have different kinds of reasoning. Despite watching the solar eclipse, either partial or full s...

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  • Rocket fault delays the launch of Nasa’s solar probe
Rocket fault delays the launch of Nasa’s solar probe

The probe's main goal is to unveil the secrets of the corona, the unusual atmosphere around Sun. If the probe doesn't launch on Sunday, the window for a successful launch doesn't close until August 23. Weighing just 635 kgs, it is a relatively light spacecraft, said Andy Driesman, project manager for the mission at the Johns Hopkins University Ap...

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  • This weekend, watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower
This weekend, watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower

EDT. Locally, Natural Bridge is offering an opportunity to watch the meteor shower between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Saturday. In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack per...

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  • Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'
Historic NASA mission will be first to 'touch the sun'

NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The probe will use Venus' gravity to slow itself down as it makes its close approaches with the sun. The spacecraft eventually will run out of fuel and, no longer ...

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  • How to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in the Northwest this weekend
How to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in the Northwest this weekend

Three years later, an Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaperelli identified the comet as the origin of the Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids are coming this weekend , but we're waiting too see whether the weather will play ball. Along with the showers, there's also a chance stargazers will catch a view of the Milky Way stretching from the sout...

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  • Queensland best placed to see meteor shower
Queensland best placed to see meteor shower

During the Perseid meteor shower , spectators will see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour. But what if you're unable to get to that dark site, or - worse yet - what if your weather is poor? In 2018, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight .

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  • Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows
Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows

This weekend (August 12-13th) marks the peak period to view the Perseids across all of North America. The Perseids produce the highest number of bright fireball meteors. Meteors can appear anywhere in the sky so try and find an open area, away from street lights. You can tell if a meteor is a Perseid by following its direction backwards and, i...

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  • Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic
Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

A subtropical storm is a hybrid of a tropical and non-tropical system. A high surf warning has been issued for east-facing shores of Hawaii Island for 12-13 foot waves. Mexican officials discontinued a hurricane watch from Punta San Telmo in Michoacan state to Playa Perula in Jalisco state, though Ileana still could cause heavy surf and rain...

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  • Category 4 Hurricane Hector likely to miss Hawaii
Category 4 Hurricane Hector likely to miss Hawaii

She said on Sunday morning: "The track of the hurricane still has the centre passing well south of the main Hawaiian island at this time". The Hawaii Coast Guard has set a port condition of "WHISKEY" due to the impending storm, during which time commercial traffic and transfer operations are allowed to continue.

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  • How drought relief actually ends up punishing Australian farmers
How drought relief actually ends up punishing Australian farmers

This increase will give farming families. As drought hits hard in north-western NSW, kangaroos are swamping the township of Gunnedah in search of grass on front lawns and water from sprinklers. "The money will help farmers deal with what are challenging times at the moment and help them manage and improve their production systems once we get thro...

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  • Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system
Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system

The planet, which is 12 times as large as Jupiter , sits around 20 light years away from Earth. Brown dwarf planets are sometimes called " failed stars " because they're almost large enough for fusion to begin taking place in their core, but that's not even the most unique thing about this particular planet.

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  • Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private U.S. spaceships
Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private U.S. spaceships

Friday, NASA said that if unmanned test flights go smoothly, the group of nine astronauts will fly before then, on the first test flight and mission of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon . Between the end of the space shuttle program and the start of commercial crew operations, NASA's crew members have and are continuing to...

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  • SpaceX Just Launched A Rocket With A Critical Reused Part
SpaceX Just Launched A Rocket With A Critical Reused Part

Interested in SpaceX? Add SpaceX as an interest to stay up to date on the latest SpaceX news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Its primary objective is to launch a 5.8-ton satellite called Merah Putih meant to improve telecommunications in Indonesia, India, and much of Southeast Asia.

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  • Massive rogue planet crowned with a glowing aurora found wandering the galaxy
Massive rogue planet crowned with a glowing aurora found wandering the galaxy

A massive "rogue" planet with an unexplained "glow" has been seen drifting alone through space, scientists claim. The object is about 20 light years away from Earth, farther than the Alpha Centauri star system that is about 4 light years away.

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  • NASA announces astronauts for first commercial spaceflights from U.S.
NASA announces astronauts for first commercial spaceflights from U.S.

On Friday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine introduced the nine astronauts, who will fly on the first four crewed missions using the new craft. SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules to the International Space Station by the end of this year or early next, with the first crews flying from Cape Canaveral, Florid...

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  • Trump proposes capping fuel economy standards at 2020 level
Trump proposes capping fuel economy standards at 2020 level

Federal data show the increased cost consumers would pay for the more efficient vehicles is dwarfed by the amount of money they would save at the pump, undermining the argument that drivers will stay in older, unsafe vehicles, advocates for the tougher rules say.

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  • Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement
Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

The ground controllers will use the space station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Dragon from the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony module and manoeuvre the vehicle into its release position. According to Investor's Business Daily , it looks like Elon Musk's company might beat Boeing to the punch and be the first to launch its astrona...

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