• NASA shows aerosols around the world in one vibrant image
NASA shows aerosols around the world in one vibrant image

These clouds consist of salt, which comes from the sea, black carbon soot from forest fires and dust emissions from heavy industry. The image shown below was taken on August 24. NASA noted that this picture was not done with a single camera and is not made up of groups of images of the satellites. Western North America and south-central Afric...

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  • Tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific, may near Hawaii
Tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific, may near Hawaii

Firefighters on the Big Island rescued 39 people from floodwaters Friday through early Saturday as the island grappled with the almost four feet (1.2 meters) of rain from Tropical Storm Lane, formerly Hurricane Lane, dumped on the eastern part of the island over the course of three days.

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  • California Becomes the First State to Officially Eliminate Cash Bail
California Becomes the First State to Officially Eliminate Cash Bail

Individuals arrested for nonviolent misdemeanors will not be subject to the risk assessment in order to be released. The California Money Bail Reform Act will replace bail with a risk-assessment system, which will determine a defendant's risk to public safety and probability of that suspect missing a court date rather than their ability to pay ...

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  • McCain 'Partially to Blame' for White House Flag Says GOP Sen
McCain 'Partially to Blame' for White House Flag Says GOP Sen

The enmity between Mr. Trump and Mr. McCain dates from the day the real estate tycoon announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination with an attack on Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. In his adopted state of Arizona, where he lived for well over 30 years, McCain will lay in state in the state capitol on Wednesday a...

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  • Heat advisory issued with heat index to soar to 100+ degrees
Heat advisory issued with heat index to soar to 100+ degrees

And as if the air isn't hot enough, tropical-like dew points in the lower to middle 70s will lead to a 100+ degree heat index. While record temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday are high already, DePrest said temps could come close. These storms will have the capability of producing damaging straight-line winds in excess of 65mph. "Despite...

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  • French President Macron: Europe can not depend on United States for security
French President Macron: Europe can not depend on United States for security

Macron made the remarks at the annual French ambassadors' conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. " Europe can not rely on the United States only for its security", he said. France and Germany have both backed the idea of a small joint European response force over the past year, and have announced plans to develop a fighter jet together.

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  • Schools close on Big Island as hurricane approaches Hawaii
Schools close on Big Island as hurricane approaches Hawaii

A hurricane watch has been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties and locals are being warned to prepare for flash floods, risky surf, rip currents and landslides. On the island of Maui, tourists were advised to avoid a popular attraction called the Seven Sacred Pools, a scenic cluster of waterfalls and grottos.

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  • Australian foreign minister resigns from cabinet
Australian foreign minister resigns from cabinet

So it says something of the mad cannibalism of the past week that not only did the Liberal Party chew up Mr Turnbull, but it also then rejected its second-best chance in Ms Bishop . Mr Morrison replaced Mr Turnbull in a party-room vote after a week of political chaos in Canberra that marked the emergence of Australia's sixth prime minister in le...

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  • NASA offers to take a selfie in space
NASA offers to take a selfie in space

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the telescope Spitzer , NASA presented the application to create a selfie in space. Along with the " NASA Selfies " app, the USA space agency also launched an exoplanet excursions virtual reality (VR) app that takes VR users on a guided tour of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system .

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  • Vancouver Island family riding out tropical storm Lane in Hawaii
Vancouver Island family riding out tropical storm Lane in Hawaii

Hawaii is rarely affected by hurricanes. "We have asked our residents in these areas where they know it floods to be ready to leave", Caldwell said on Friday. "Lane's outer rain bands will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides". Perhaps that is understandable considering that a ra...

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  • Hurricane brings severe flooding to Hawaii
Hurricane brings severe flooding to Hawaii

As much as 35 inches fell on the island in 48 hours. On the east side, crews responded to landslides. According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, traffic on Saddle Road is reduced to one lane between mile markers 8 through 12, and one lane of Highway 19 is closed at mile marker 6.

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  • Classmates: Teen driving sports vehicle in deadly pileup was YouTube star ‘McSkillet’
Classmates: Teen driving sports vehicle in deadly pileup was YouTube star ‘McSkillet’

Classmates at La Jolla Country Day School, Heitmann's alma mater, told FOX 5 Friday that they were shocked and saddened to learn about the rumored death of a peer, which was also widely reported in industry publications . An 18-year-old gamer who had hundreds of thousands of YouTube subscribers was killed Thursday after he was involved in a head...

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  • European wind tracking satellite launched
European wind tracking satellite launched

It will deliver data and 3D dynamic maps that will help improve weather forecasting and climate research. Once fully functional, the satellite's "Aladin" instrument - based around a diode-pumped Nd:YAG source operating at 355 nm - will fire 50 high-power pulses each second from its low-Earth orbit into the atmosphere, directly measuring wind spee...

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  • Laziness Is an Effective Survival Skill, Say, Biologists
Laziness Is an Effective Survival Skill, Say, Biologists

The study, which looked at five million years worth of fossils and other marine species, examined the metabolic rates of almost 300 organisms on Earth. According to the research team, a follow-up to this line of inquiry will be to establish the extent to which metabolic rate has an influence on the extinction rates of other kinds of animals.

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  • 'Missing link' sheds light on turtle evolution
'Missing link' sheds light on turtle evolution

Experts suggest that the detected species could inhabit shallow water and feeds not only on water but also on land. Due to their complicated evolution , it's been hard for researchers to pin down whether turtle ancestors could be included in the same group of reptiles as lizards and snakes, known as diapsids.

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  • NASA chief excited about prospects for exploiting water on the moon
NASA chief excited about prospects for exploiting water on the moon

The instrument was created to search for distinct signatures that prove the presence of water ice on the surface of the moon. Chandrayaan 1 was India's first lunar mission that was launched on 2008 by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

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  • Trump issues disaster declaration ahead of Lane
Trump issues disaster declaration ahead of Lane

The US Central Pacific Hurricane Centre reported Hurricane Lane is a Category 4 storm - the second-strongest on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of wind intensity. More than 20 inches of rain is expected in some locations forecasters said. A photo taken from the International Space Station and posted on social media by astronaut Ricky Arn...

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  • Arctic's Oldest, Thickest Ice in Pieces
Arctic's Oldest, Thickest Ice in Pieces

The Arctic Ocean's Transpolar Drift Stream pushes ice away from Siberia and piles it up around northern Greenland and the Canadian Archipelago, like rubble in thick ridges around four to five meters thick. This week, NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland project will be returning to the Arctic waters around Greenland for its third year in a row gat...

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  • Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane
Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

It was expected to begin a turn toward the northwest of the island later on Wednesday, followed by a turn to the north-northwest on Thursday. It could be so devastating that authorities are urging residents to set aside two weeks worth of food and water.

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  • Eerie Skyglow Called 'Steve' Isn't an Aurora, Is 'Completely Unknown' to Science
Eerie Skyglow Called 'Steve' Isn't an Aurora, Is 'Completely Unknown' to Science

The latter also gets much closer to the equator. STEVE shines in thin ribbons of purple, rather than in red, green, or yellow curtains, as is the case of typical auroras. And that's the cool thing, because this has been known by photographers for decades. If STEVE was formed in the same way as a traditional aurora, the researchers hypothesized, the...

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