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Nightmare In The Sky: Hurricane Hunter Shares Harrowing Footage From Inside Ian

Nightmare In The Sky: Hurricane Hunter Shares Harrowing Footage From Inside Ian

It’s not exactly flying the friendly skies. NOAA engineer and hurricane hunter Nick Underwood shared footage from inside the special aircraft used to track, measure and analyze storms as it flew inside Hurricane Ian. Early in the video, equipment that had been tied down jolts loose. Beds spill onto the floor. And by the end, …

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Hurricane Ian Leaves Nearly A Million Without Power, Storm Surges Break Records

Hurricane Ian Leaves Nearly A Million Without Power, Storm Surges Break Records

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday as a powerful Category 4 storm. Residents across the state were hunkered down, with widespread power outages, damage and at least one fatality likely linked to the storm. Officials in Palm Beach County said the body of a 34-year-old man had been found in floodwaters in Martin …

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NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Asteroid In Defense Test

NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Asteroid In Defense Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth. The galactic grand slam was set to occur at a harmless asteroid 7 million miles (9.6 million kilometers) away, with the spacecraft named Dart plowing into the …

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U.S. Spy Satellite Launched Into Orbit From California

U.S. Spy Satellite Launched Into Orbit From California

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket on Saturday. The NROL-91 spy satellite lifted off at 3:25 p.m. from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California’s Santa Barbara County. It was the last launch of …

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Stacey Abrams Enrages Republicans By Citing Science On 'Fetal Heartbeats'

Stacey Abrams Enrages Republicans By Citing Science On ‘Fetal Heartbeats’

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams caused a stir among conservatives this week for repeating what medical experts have said about so-called “fetal heartbeats” at six weeks of pregnancy. “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams, who is running a campaign centered on abortion access to unseat Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), …

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New Space Telescope Photos Shows Neptune In A Whole New Light

New Space Telescope Photos Shows Neptune In A Whole New Light

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Neptune and its rings haven’t looked this good in decades. NASA released new glamour shots of our solar system’s outermost planet Wednesday taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. The pictures taken in July show not only Neptune’s thin rings, but its faint dust bands, never before observed in the …

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Science's Weirdest Discoveries Celebrated At Ig Nobel Awards

Science’s Weirdest Discoveries Celebrated At Ig Nobel Awards

BOSTON (AP) — The sex lives of constipated scorpions, cute ducklings with an innate sense of physics, and a life-size rubber moose may not appear to have much in common, but they all inspired the winners of this year’s Ig Nobels, the prize for comical scientific achievement. Held less than a month before the actual …

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