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As of 11:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday , the National Hurricane Center reports that Florence is about 750 miles (1,210 kilometers) southeast of the Bahamas and 610 miles (985 kilometers) northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands. Their governors declared states of emergency Friday and Saturday. The Center reports that Florence will be a unsafe hurricane near the United States' southeastern coast by late next week as the risk of "direct impacts continues to increase".
  • Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

    Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

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    Hurricane warnings are now in effect until further notice for coastal MS and tropical storm warnings remain in effect for the rest of the viewing area. The center says Gordon will bring heavy rainfall to southwest Alabama, southern and central MS, southeastern and northeastern Louisiana and southeast Arkansas through late Thursdays.
  • TROPICS: Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall; Florence is Cat. 2 hurricane

    TROPICS: Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall; Florence is Cat. 2 hurricane

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    The storm reached land about 10 p.m. and brought heavy rains and strong winds. Right now, the tropical storm's outer rain bands are creating "squally weather" on the western Florida Panhandle, the NHC said . A storm surge covered barrier islands as the storm blew through, and some inland roadways were flooded as well. The number of outages has been rising rapidly after dark Tuesday night as tropical storm Gordon's wind and rain began to take a toll on the Gulf Coast's power grid.
  • Tropical Storm Gordon barrels closer to Gulf Coast

    Tropical Storm Gordon barrels closer to Gulf Coast

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    It looks like Gordon will make landfall around Biloxi, Mississippi, as a category 1 hurricane. "On the forecast track, the center of Gordon will move farther away from the southwestern coast of Florida early this evening, and move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico tonight and Tuesday".
  • Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

    Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

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    Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm's arrival. "The system could reach category one hurricane status by tomorrow". A Tropical Storm Warning is in place in Florida from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach, and for the Florida Keys from Craig Key to Ocean Reef, including Florida Bay as well as from the Okaloosa/Walton County line in Florida westward to east of Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas (see Fig.2).
  • Why almost 90 elephants were found dead near animal sanctuary

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    The government disarmed its anti-poaching units in May - a month after President Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn into office. " I'm shocked, I'm completely astounded ". A similar census in 2014 found just nine carcasses, according to data provided by Mike Chase, director of Elephants Without Borders . Wildlife conservation organization Elephants Without Borders found the " alarming " rate of dead elephants while flying an aerial census supported by the Botswana government.
  • Alberta premier withdraws support for federal climate plan

    Alberta premier withdraws support for federal climate plan

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    On Thursday, the Federal Court of Appeals ruled that Kinder Morgan and the Trudeau administration had not adequately consulted with the First Nations tribes whose land the pipeline is set to pass through-moments before the $4.5 billion sale was approved by Kinder Morgan's shareholders.
  • Tropical Storm Gordon heads toward Gulf Coast

    Tropical Storm Gordon heads toward Gulf Coast

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    The first words of the National Hurricane Center's Sunday 11 a.m. advisory are "Florence moving quickly west-northwestward over the open Atlantic Ocean". Southern Florida and parts of the Gulf Coast could see 3 to 6 inches of rain, and locally southern Florida could see up to 8 inches of rain. Threats to these locations include heavy rainfall, flooding and gusty winds.
  • California lawmakers send strict 'net neutrality' laws to governor

    California lawmakers send strict 'net neutrality' laws to governor

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    Jerry Brown for signature. State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), who co-authored the bill, says it's necessary because women are underrepresented on California's corporate boards. It is now unclear whether or not the California state governor, Jerry Brown, will approve the bill. Before SB 822's passage, net neutrality advocates spotted robocalls being made to senior citizens to try and convince them to speak up against internet protections like the ones in the bill.
  • Tropical Storm Florence likely to develop today, become hurricane next week

    Tropical Storm Florence likely to develop today, become hurricane next week

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    The hurricane center's forecast cone shows Potential Tropical Cyclone Six continuing in that same direction before beginning a turn to the north Tuesday. It had winds of 30 miles per hour with stronger gusts. The surprise system off Cuba is expected to be "a rainmaker" here, whether or not it becomes a tropical storm, said Jim Judge, emergency management director for Volusia County.
  • Astronauts work to fix International Space Station leak

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    None at all - the ground controllers actually found the leak about 7pm space time and made a decision to let the crew sleep first. They eventually discovered that the leak was coming from a 2 millimeter hole in the Russian segment of the ISS, the upper section of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft - which is now attached to the Rassvet module .
  • Small Oxygen Leak Detected On The International Space Station

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    A leak on the space station could come from a seal or valve failing, said John Crassidis, an aerospace engineer at the University at Buffalo. NASA officials said at the time that this leak was no cause for concern. "Regarding the path the Russians are heading down, I would really like to see a caste of that somehow on the ground before we just do a test up here and see if it's gonna work", Feustel said, adding he would like 24 hours.
  • Sensitive goats just hate a gruff face

    Sensitive goats just hate a gruff face

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    So perhaps the goat study serves as a reminder that a smile is appealing to human beings as well as to ruminants. Alan McElligott poses with a smile and a friendly goat. They also spent more time examining the smiling faces with their snouts. Goats were already known to be sensitive to human body language, but the new findings suggest that they also respond to emotional facial expressions.
  • Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

    Forecasters tracking tropical system off Africa that could be next named storm

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    Strong wind shear can prevent a tropical storm from forming or may cause a hurricane to weaken. This will increase rain chances for the state late this weekend or early next week. Isolated stronger storms will still be possible over the interior, with frequent lightning strikes, strong gusts and locally heavy rainfall. Highs will be in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees.
  • More floods threaten Hawaii as tropical Storm Lane drifts away

    More floods threaten Hawaii as tropical Storm Lane drifts away

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    Parts of Hawaii were still seeing the effects of Lane , National Weather Service Meteorologist Vanessa Almanza said. The National Weather Service (NWS) lifted all remaining tropical storm warnings and watch advisories for Hawaii as trade winds finally began to nudge Lane off to the west.
  • No kidding! Research shows goats are attracted to smiley happy faces

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    Alan McElligott , lead author of the study, said in a statement. But whether domestic species tamed mainly for the objective of providing food - such as milk, butter, cheese, wool and meat - are capable of this had remained a mystery. "That means that goats spend approximately 50 percent more time to look and interact with happy images compared to angry ones". The scientists put 20 goats into a pen that was filled with photos of humans with happy faces and humans with sad or angry faces.
  • Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

    Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

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    Let us try and answer some of them for you. The unanswered question is whether the new law will actually reduce incarceration. California's new law will take effect in October 2019. Detained individuals will still have a chance for a hearing to argue for their release. If the bill becomes law, the state would be the first to impose such a quota.
  • Australia: Illegal boat runs aground in Queensland crocodile swamp

    Australia: Illegal boat runs aground in Queensland crocodile swamp

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    Around 30 irregular migrants are believed to be in hiding inside the crocodile-infested Daintree rainforest in Queensland, Australia, after their boat foundered near the mouth of Daintree River, according to a report by The Guardian . They are blocked from resettling in Australia. Nine News reports the captured have since been treated by paramedics for fever and chills and transported to Cairns.
  • Hawaii faces heavy rains as Tropical Storm Lane remains weak

    Hawaii faces heavy rains as Tropical Storm Lane remains weak

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    One of the island's volcanoes is erupting, and the rain could still cause whiteout conditions on some active lava fields when it hits the molten rock and boils off as steam. Only Highway 11 from Hilo toward South Point was still closed early Saturday. A surfer walks along Waikiki Beach in a light rain from Tropical Storm Lane, Saturday, Aug.
  • New NASA app clicks selfies in ‘out of the world’ locations

    New NASA app clicks selfies in ‘out of the world’ locations

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    To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Spitzer Space Telescope , NASA has released a delightful NASA Selfies app for iOS and Android phones. Oculus and Vive users will be able to access this VR app via the Spitzer mission website. NASA said in the release that the Spitzer Space Telescope that was launched 15 years ago has played a "major role in detecting these planets and providing information that has helped scientists learn about the planets' likely compositions".
  • YouTuber McSkillet among three dead in 'wrong way' crash

    YouTuber McSkillet among three dead in 'wrong way' crash

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    The California Highway Patrol and San Diego Police Department identified the driver as 18-year-old Trevor Heitmann . The collision killed McSkillet , the woman, and her 12-year-old daughter, and the accident caused five other cars to crash in the fiery scene.
  • Sorry, Darwin: Evolution Favors 'Survival of the Laziest'

    Sorry, Darwin: Evolution Favors 'Survival of the Laziest'

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    Scientists of the University of Kansas found that laziness can be a successful strategy for the survival of individuals, species and communities of organisms. "In terms of energy uptake, new species develop-or the abundance of those still around increases-to take up the slack, as other species go extinct".