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Hawaii's Hurricane Lane is already a flooding catastrophe

Lane weakened to a Category 2 storm on Friday but is still a powerful, slow-moving system that meteorologists say could be devastating to Hawaii , a state that...


Space station reports 'leak', crew not in danger

After the crew awoke today, flight controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Russian Mission Control Center near Moscow alerted them to ...


Facebook wants to run only on renewable energy by 2020

In 2017, Facebook covered 51 percent of its electricity usage that way, and by the end of 2020 it plans to increase that to 100 percent. Using renewable e...


Goats Want to See You Smile, Says Adorable New Study

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. The researchers found that t...


Search after ‘illegal’ boat runs aground in croc-infested waters

The Department of Home Affairs said Australia gives significant support to Nauru to provide health and welfare services, with various providers contracted to of...


No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy

The study , which was carried out at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent, involved the researchers showing goats pairs of unfamiliar grey-scale static hum...


Hurricane Lane set to go down in Hawaii's record books

Sunday. The previous record was 52.00 inches at Kanaloahuluhulu Ranger Station during Hurricane Hiki in 1950. The Hawaii Star reported that Hurricane Lane ...


NASA Creates Glowing Map That Shows Dust Clouds Across Earth

Even if the air looks clear, it is almost certain that you will inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets. Looking down from space are Earth-obse...


Sexually ‘anxious’ dolphin is rubbing against humans. So French mayor bans swimming

Zafar would sometimes even let swimmers grip his dorsal fin and ride with him. "Swimming and diving are banned on the village shoreline ... whenever the pres...


The Maine Forecast: Heat and humidity will stick around for another day

Temperatures will reach the mid-90s on Tuesday, with the heat index feeling like up to 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service . "Warm and hum...


California Becomes First State To End Bail Before Trial

Brown said in a statement that the bill "preserves the rights of the accused, while prioritizing public safety". The California bill will take effect on Oct...


Luis Gonzalez 'Blessed and Honored' to Be Pallbearer for John McCain

Romney and Hatch came to McCain's office unannounced and requested emergency funding for the Olympics. President Trump has asked Vice-President Mike Pence to ...


Environment minister Nicolas Hulot quits French government

Hulot, a TV celebrity and veteran environmental activist, joined Macron's government in May past year and has since struggled to fit in with other members of th...


Australian foreign minister resigns as new prime minister announces 'peace-making cabinet'

Her 20 year career in federal politics will end when the next general election is called. However, on Tuesday last week, after Dutton was unsuccessful in taki...


Asteroid-sampling spacecraft snaps first glimpse of target (IMAGE)

Once OSIRIS-REx reaches Bennu, the probe will conduct a series of flybys. In addition to giving scientists an understanding of how asteroids form and evolve, ...


New NASA app clicks selfies in 'out of the world' locations

The NASA Selfies app, available at this link for iOS and Android , lets viewers take selfies in front of picturesque space locations. Since the output of t...


All warnings dropped for tropical storm, Lane turns away from Hawaii

Select areas on the Big Island have reported 30-40 inches of rain and flash flooding concerns extend to the other areas of the islands. Lane first approached ...


Hawaii’s Hurricane Lane flooding laid bare in shocking drone VIDEO

Forecasters said as much as 10 more inches (25 centimeters) of rain could fall on Oahu and Maui as the storm churned about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of...


YouTuber 'McSkillet' and two others killed after wrong side motorway crash

The SUV burst into flames, and both occupants - a 43-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl - were later found dead inside, according to the medical examiner's o...


People grab ramen, water as hurricane moves toward Hawaii

The weather service said tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon or evening on the Big Island. The outer rain bands of Hurric...