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Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

See the massive spider webs in the video player above . According to arachnologist Maria Chatzaki, they're always from the same type of spider: the Tetragn...


After The Rains, Casualties Mount Amid Florence's Still-Rising Floodwaters

State Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker said via phone that the drone operations will continue over the highway as the agency works to identify flooded and trou...


A Giant Spider-Web Covers An Entire Shoreline In Aitoliko, Greece

A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe's worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long. Giannis Giannakopoulos saw the...


Japanese billionaire named as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

It's not the same mission SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined previous year. "I'm not sure if we will test a flight around the Moon or not, but we will probab...


Going off-road in the search for dark skies

Nissan has revealed the Navara Dark Sky Concept - a highly modified version of its Navara pick-up created to transport astronomers to remote locations to obse...


SpaceX Plans Civilian Flight Around Moon for Billionaire

After launch, the BFR will make several course corrections and complete one loop around the moon before returning to Earth, where it will land upright, in a man...


Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

The spiders are likely to be from the genus Tetragnatha, commonly referred to as stretch spiders due to their elongated bodies. An increase in the mosquito po...


Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more flooding

At least 16 rivers remained at a major flood stage, with three others set to crest in the coming days in North Carolina , the state said . Floodwaters from ...


Florence aftermath is a 'nightmare' of swollen rivers, flooding and rising deaths

North Carolina may not be out of the woods just yet as the governor urges residents not to return to their homes. "I know for many people this feels like a n...


NASA’s TESS telescope shares first image from its planet hunt mission

Over the next three years, TESS will continue to scan the night sky , sector by sector. 'TESS will cast a wider net than ever before for enigmatic worlds who...


President Trump visits North Carolina as governor pleads for patience

Florence has killed at least 36 people, including 27 in North Carolina , eight in SC and one in Virginia. At least 27 of the deaths happened in North Carolin...


Florence brings catastrophic floodwaters to the Carolinas

The spreading disaster claimed additional lives Sunday, with at least 17 people confirmed dead, and the nation's top emergency official said other states were i...


1.7 million chickens drowned in Florence flooding

Kenny Babb retrieves a paddle that floated away on his flooded property as the Little River continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Linden...


Elon Musk introduces Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as first BFR customer

In moves typical of his publicity-seeking style, Musk, who is also the billionaire chief executive of electric auto maker Tesla Inc, had previously teased a fe...


Hurricane Florence’s death toll rises as floodwaters overwhelm region

That's the takeaway from recent viral news stories coming out in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, which are drawing attention to the pli...


Tesla facing criminal probe over "funding secured" tweet

Department investigators requested documents from the company last month related to Musk's announcement and the company has complied, Tesla spokesman Dave Arnol...


Texas man rescues 6 dogs during Hurricane Florence rescue missions

The catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence has left several major highways in North Carolina , including portions of Interstate 95, underwater an...


Photos and videos show Hurricane Florence's terrifying aftermath

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the "epic storm " was still an immediate danger as rivers continue to flood. On Monday, an employee of a flooring comp...


More wet misery, soggy messes as Florence floodwaters rise

Florence, which was downgraded from a hurricane soon after it made landfall on the USA east coast, has killed eight people in North Carolina and three in SC...


Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

In the port city of Wilmington, residents awoke to the sound of power transformers blowing up, plunging homes into darkness as Hurricane Florence's howling wind...


Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

As of Monday evening, a number of roads in Craven County were also closed in section where flooding impacted the area, including Maple Cypress Road, Streets Fer...


Typhoon Mangkhut kills 4, causes flooding, landslides in China

National police spokesman senior superintendent Benigno Durana said 43 other people are missing, and more than 155,000 people remain in evacuation centres two d...


Elon Musk reveals the first passenger SpaceX will send around the moon

Most famous outside Japan for his record-breaking $110 million purchase of an untitled 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, Maezawa said he would invite six to...


At Least 31 Dead After Florence Barrels Through The Carolinas

At least 17 deaths were reported in North and SC. "It has already dumped 20 to 30 inches of rain on parts of the Carolinas with more to come", he said. A day ...


Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft

The deep-pocketed space explorer is Yusaku Maezawa , a 42-year-old Japanese billionaire and founder of online fashion mall Zozotown. That original mission wo...


BURIED in thick mud after Mangkhut

Secretary for Security John Lee Ka Chiu said at a briefing on Monday afternoon that the damage caused by Mangkhut was "serious and extensive". Typhoon Mang...


Florence death toll climbs to 14, weakens to depression

Tropical Storm Isaac became Tropical Depression Isaac Friday morning, and it dissipated over the eastern Caribbean early Saturday morning. More than a thousand...


Typhoon Mangkhut Claims More Lives as It Crawls Across South China

The plans of tens of thousands of travellers were disrupted by flight cancellations at Hong Kong's worldwide airport, a major regional hub. Typhoon Mangkhut ...


NASA’s ICESat-2 Ready to Measure the Changes in Earth’s Ice

Capable of measuring changes in ice thickness, forest growth and cloud height down to 0.02 inches (0.4 millimeters) every year - the thickness of a No. It has b...


Flooding from Florence swamps neighborhoods

North Carolina Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisSunday shows preview: Trump faces fallout after Manafort flips Live coverage: Trump court pick on th...


Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas

Besides federal and state emergency crews, rescuers were being helped by volunteers from the "Cajun Navy" - civilians equipped with light boats, canoes and air ...


Now a tropical storm, Florence spreads watery mayhem across Carolina

Forecasters said the storm will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and then swing to the northeast, its remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic st...


Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead

A massive search was mobilized for J50 all day Thursday on both sides of the border. "I think she is gone", said Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center ...


'The worst is yet to come,' officials warn as Florence batters America

Winds have dropped to about 55 km/h since it roared ashore on Friday as a hurricane and it is crawling west over two states at 9 km/h, the Miami-based National...


In US, N Carolina braces for deadly river floodings

And if those shelters fill up, he said, the state will open up more . The comments came days after Trump made unsupported claims that the official death toll...


Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned against such behavior as roads became increasingly unsafe. Flash flooding killed three people in Duplin County, Nor...


Photos Of Typhoon Mangkhut Show Damage It's Wreaking On Philippines, China

But officials in Hong Kong are still warning residents to be cautious. Philippine authorities said a baby and a toddler were among the 29 dead, majority i...


Hurricane Florence dumping ‘epic amounts of rainfall’ on Carolinas

The storm is responsible for at least 14 deaths and unprecedented flooding. SC authorities reported one death. "This is still a catastrophic, life-threatening...


A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods

As of 5 a.m. Saturday, the storm's center was about 35 miles west of Myrtle Beach, according to the National Hurricane Center. A work truck drives on Hwy 24...


Cleveland natives make it home as Hurricane Florence cancels thousands of flights

Tens of thousands of people are already without power. The life-threatening hurricane, which was at Category II yesterday, is expected to hover over the Carolin...


At least 4 dead as slow moving Florence terrorizes Carolinas

The storm caused chaos in the region, with trees strewn across roads, buildings battered and power cut to nearly 700,000 homes. Two died in Lenoir County - a ...


Russian Federation says air leak at space station caused by drill hole

The first person to suggest that it could have been a sick crew member's attempt to sabotage the mission was Russian MP Maxim Surayev, but he did not present th...


Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas

The White House said Friday U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to areas hit by Hurricane Florence next week, once it has been determined that his travel ...


North Carolina TV station evacuates due to rising waters

Power outages increased throughout Friday. The National Hurricane Center says Florence is producing tropical storm-force wind gusts in Florence, South Carolin...


First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses

The father was transported to a hospital for treatment. NBC News reported that woman died in Pender County after suffering a medical condition and a fourth de...


Tropical Storm Helene to bring rain, wind, large swells to Azores

Latest Isaac tropical storm image from Harry Halstrom, Pond Hill forecaster. Behind Isaac to the east in the Atlantic was Hurricane Helene that had sust...


NASA launches laser satellite ICESat-2 to measure ice loss

The ICESat-2 satellite - the acronym stands for Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite 2 - is the most sophisticated ice-monitoring spacecraft ever launched,...


The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas

Then it is likely to hover along the coast Saturday, pushing up to 11 feet (3.3 meters) of storm surge and unloading water on both states. Satellite image tak...


Hurricane Florence closes in on USA east coast

For storm surge , people should evacuate, while for wind, they can stay in place in a strong structure as long as it's away from flood-prone areas, Knabb said....


More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

After reaching a terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 mph (225 kph) earlier in the week, Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsv...