• Risk of severe storms, flooding through tonight
Risk of severe storms, flooding through tonight

It won't be raining the entire weekend, but Chicago-area residents should keep umbrellas and rain jackets handy as storms roll into the area, said Kevin Donofrio, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Chicago-area office. Notice the entire area is in the threat zone for severe weather. Most of the state, including central Oklahoma...

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  • 'Open for business': Jason Kenney's UCP wins majority in Alberta election
'Open for business': Jason Kenney's UCP wins majority in Alberta election

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney has retained his seat of Calgary-Lougheed in the Alberta election. Liberal Leader David Khan says the party's showing in the election does not mean the end of his party in Alberta. He closed his speech with his take on the province's fabric as a community. He said Alberta has been targeted by a for...

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  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch set for 6:36 p.m. EDT
SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch set for 6:36 p.m. EDT

Launch weather officials are monitoring upper-level winds that could push the Falcon Heavy liftoff to the end of the launch window . A launch on a Falcon Heavy carries a price tag of $90 million, compared to competitor United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy, which costs more than $300 million.

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  • Post-ASAT, India sees role in drafting space laws
Post-ASAT, India sees role in drafting space laws

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement stated that the technological test was carried out to verify that India has the capability to safeguard its space assets. On March 27, India shot down one of its satellites in space with an ASAT missile, which made it only the fourth country after the USA, the USSR and China to have used such a weapon...

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  • 'Super worm equinox moon' will be the last supermoon of 2019
'Super worm equinox moon' will be the last supermoon of 2019

Closer home, remember Ugadi, Bihu, Puttandu, Vishu, Noboborsho and other new years celebrated in India? Along with the seasonal conditions, a supermoon, called the Worm Moon , will be present tonight. An equinox is commonly considered to be the moment the Earth's equator passes directly through the centre of the sun, lining up in unison as the w...

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  • SpaceX Crew Dragon success heralds a new era for NASA spaceflight
SpaceX Crew Dragon success heralds a new era for NASA spaceflight

The capsule will prepare itself for landing with a deorbit burn before a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean . SpaceX accomplished three main objectives during this test mission , called Demo-1: A takeoff, space station docking, and landing - though NASA will certainly scrutinize the spacecraft's performance, in part by assessing how the Space...

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  • SpaceX Crew Dragon, Built to Carry Humans, Launches Demo Flight
SpaceX Crew Dragon, Built to Carry Humans, Launches Demo Flight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule lifts off from pad 39A on Saturday in Cape Canaveral , Fla. A SpaceX rocket with a newly designed unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk's space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from US s...

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  • The new climate
The new climate "gold standard" for Democratic presidential hopefuls

Ed Markey of MA on the policy, which aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez greets Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi before a ceremonial swearing-in picture on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2019.

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  • Stargazers Pack Griffith Observatory To See Super Blood Wolf Moon
Stargazers Pack Griffith Observatory To See Super Blood Wolf Moon

When the full moon moves into Earth's shadow, it darkens, but it doesn't disappear. Hundreds of people came out late on Sunday night or early Monday morning to witness the event, capturing images of the super blood wolf moon and sharing it on Twitter .

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  • Up to £800bn in assets leave United Kingdom on Brexit fears
Up to £800bn in assets leave United Kingdom on Brexit fears

Her proposal aims to restrict the government's freedom to use the Finance Bill to make tax changes linked to a no deal Brexit without the "explicit consent" of Parliament . "Leaving without a deal would make continued investment in United Kingdom manufacturing a real challenge for global firms, when they have plants in other European locations".

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  • National parks brimming with trash, human feces as government shutdown continues
National parks brimming with trash, human feces as government shutdown continues

The UK Foreign Office (FCO) issued advice to British travellers to check with the US National Park Service and the parks themselves before travelling, adding that State Parks are not affected. Some of the roads at Yosemite National Park have been reported to be virtual toilets with restrooms locked and sanitation services nonexistent. To r...

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  • China lunar probe sheds light on 'dark' side of the moon
China lunar probe sheds light on 'dark' side of the moon

Landing on the far side means that the Moon will separate the spacecraft from Earth, making it impossible for the probe to communicate directly with our planet. Chinese space experts chose the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin as the landing site for Chang'e-4, amid rugged, high mountains and lofty hills.

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  • New Horizons Spaceship Encounters Ultima Thule, the World Awaits Historic Photo
New Horizons Spaceship Encounters Ultima Thule, the World Awaits Historic Photo

As revellers watched fireworks exploding in the night sky, billions of kilometres beyond the spectacle, NASA's New Horizons probe quietly notched up another fantastic first - making its closest approach to the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft.

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  • Rain, snow continue to wreak havoc on holiday travel
Rain, snow continue to wreak havoc on holiday travel

Grand Forks is expected to see another 2-3 inches, while Fosston, Minn. could get 8-12 more inches. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Forecasters posted a blizzard warning for parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota as a major winter storm delivered heavy snow and gusty winds to the region.

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  • Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?
Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?

First reports of the sighting came in shortly after 5:30 p.m. Was it a rocket launch, a fireball, or maybe even the work of aliens? A day after scrubbing the launch of a classified satellite out of Vandenberg Air Force Base, the United Launch Alliance delayed it again Thursday, marking the fifth such reschedule in less than two weeks.

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  • Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week

The Geminids meteor shower , the brightest shower of the year, will peak this evening. The visible period of the shower is from December 4-December 17 but they are most active from December 13-14. But if you live in a big city, you'll want to plan a road trip to get away from those lights. When observing the sky in search of meteors, viewers sho...

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  • Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space
Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space

Of course, as Voyager 2 pulls farther away, that time will only increase eventually to a point where it will be no longer possible with its radioactive power source running out. As a comparison, Pluto 's average distance from the sun is "only" 40 AU! "This is what we've all been waiting for", Suzanne Dodd , NASA's Voyager project manager, sai...

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  • Falcon 9 Rocket Crashes After Successful ISS Cargo Delivery
Falcon 9 Rocket Crashes After Successful ISS Cargo Delivery

This was SpaceX's sixteenth supply mission to the International Space Station . But the tall portion of the rocket missed its goal of securing an upright landing on solid ground at Cape Canaveral s Landing Zone 1. Ocean platform landings have proven a bit trickier, but SpaceX has managed to stick the landing, whether on land or sea, 32 times in ...

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  • Endangered monk seal spotted with eel stuck up its nose
Endangered monk seal spotted with eel stuck up its nose

If you were a Hawaiian monk seal, you'd have to contend with THIS: getting a god damn EEL stuck in your GOD DAMN NOSE. "Mondays...it might not have been a good one for you but it had to have been better than an eel in your nose", said the post.

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  • NASA selects nine companies to compete for Moon funding program
NASA selects nine companies to compete for Moon funding program

NASA hopes that others will use these services as space travel becomes an endeavour accessible to private corporations. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that Musk is committed to safety as anybody and he understands that smoking pot publicly was not appropriate.

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