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New Space Station Crew Launches Thursday

An incident took place during the October 11 launch of a Soyuz spacecraft carrying two men to the International Space Station, with the status of the spacecra...


Hurricane Michael evacuation: Florida declares emergency - Scott activates national guard

Gov Scott warned that he may order more evacuations due to the size of the potential storm surge. A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Flori...


Florida Panhandle pummeled by record-breaking Hurricane Michael

Georgia is expected to be hit by damaging winds and downed power lines. The storm could drive sea water levels as high as 4.3 metres above normal in some area...


Hurricane Michael has arrived, and it's stronger than anyone expected

He said the storm would still have hurricane-force winds as it pushed through Florida into Georgia, and tropical storm-force winds when it reaches the Carolinas...


Hubble Space Telescope Goes Into 'Safe Mode' After Failure of Another Gyroscope

NASA positioned its acclaimed Hubble Space Telescope in a safe technique due to gyroscope issues the space agency committed on Monday. The Register first ...


Ice shards 50ft tall may cover surface of Jupiter moon

The ice-covered world hides a vast ocean beneath its surface, and cracks in its thick ice sheets regularly spew water out into space, teasing us with the possib...


NASA Voyager 2 enters nearest interstellar space

Scientists think that the heliosphere, the region of particles and magnetic fields under the Sun's influence, blocks some cosmic rays. Researchers noticed a s...


What's Your Reaction to the IPCC Climate Report?

It said keeping the rise in temperature to 1.5C would mean sea levels by 2100 would be 10 cm lower than if the warming was 2C, the likelihood of an Arctic Oce...


Australia to Stick with Coal Despite Dire UN Climate Warning

Prime minister Scott Morrison said that Australia would not be "held" to the IPCC report , yet would continue its commitment to the Paris Agreement to red...


Florida braces for Michael, now a category 4 storm

A satellite image of Hurricane Michael has taken the terrifying shape of a skull as it roars closer to Florida as a fierce Category 4 storm. "This is a st...


This weekend, Ukrainians will be able to see the meteor shower Draconids

The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower nearly coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky. What is the Dr...


Hurricane Michael is a rare, but not unprecedented, October storm

A slight risk of severe weather has been outlined for central Georgia for today and tonight for the threat of spin-up tornadoes. Further strengthening is fore...


Virgin Galactic is weeks away from reaching space, CEO Richard Branson says

Branson, who founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, originally promised suborbital flights - those that reach space without orbiting the planet - by 2009. Richard B...


Limiting warming to 1.5°C possible, will save 420m people

A problem with the Paris accord is that the pledges made do not get the world anywhere near cutting carbon emissions to zero by mid-century, which is what is ne...


Climate change: Council adopts conclusions

It singled out Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal State, as well as Karachi, the capital of Pakistan's Sindh province, as the areas likely to be most a...


Major UN report says climate change is worse than first thought

Written by 91 authors and review editors from 40 countries, the report also features 133 contributing authors, over 6,000 scientific references and was subjec...


Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

Hess Corp and Royal Dutch Shell said they were monitoring the storm and would take action as needed. It's as simple as that. Mr Rick Scott told a news confe...


SpaceX rocket launch causes social media stir in Southern California

The Air Force said before the 7:22 p.m. launch that it expected that people as far away as Sacramento and Southern California would see the rocket's contrail. T...


Like heatwave could hit India again, warns Climate change report

The report recommended far-reaching changes to land use, urban planning, infrastructure systems and energy use - changes that will be "unprecedented in terms...


Michael Upgraded to Hurricane Status

Severe storms and possible tornadoes will be possible over parts of the state along Michael's path. A major hurricane is defined as Category 3 or greater on...