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Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

The auction includes one of five existing copies of Hawking's 1965 Cambridge University Ph.D. thesis, " Properties of Expanding Universes ", which carries an estimated price of 100,000 pounds to 150,0...

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Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book

Stephen Hawking concludes ‘There is no God’ in final book

Stephen Hawking's posthumous book, " Brief Answers to the Big Questions " has just come out. " There is no God . No one directs the universe", he wrote, per CNN . The book was meant to collect Haw...

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Florida officials raise Hurricane Michael's death toll to 16

Florida officials raise Hurricane Michael's death toll to 16

Rich Scott is left. Anthony Weldon, 11, pulls a cart with his family's belongings as they relocate from their uninhabitable damaged home to stay at their landlord's place in the aftermath of Hurric...

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Michael drenches the Carolinas as tropical storm

Michael drenches the Carolinas as tropical storm

Smith said the situation was unsafe even for emergency personnel. "I didn't expect all this", said Bill Manning (63), a grocery clerk who left his camper van in Panama City to move into a hotel, where...

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Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane

Michael forecast to grow into major hurricane

While more than 192,000 homes and businesses were without power, thousands of workers were being deployed to restore power and aid in other recovery efforts, the governor said. At a rally in Pennsylva...

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Hurricane Michael nears Alabama, Georgia

Hurricane Michael nears Alabama, Georgia

Michael's large size, strong winds and heavy rains could produce hazardous flooding along a stretch of Florida's Gulf coast, with many rivers and estuaries where sea water pushed ashore by a hurr...

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Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia

Forecasters said it would unleash damaging wind and rain all the way into the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence's epic flooding. Up to 12 inches of rain could fall in Flo...

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Michael strengthens to Category 2 hurricane; expected to intensify

Michael strengthens to Category 2 hurricane; expected to intensify

Particularly important are the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES, which are jointly run by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA . The speed...

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Climate change report urges immediate action

Climate change report urges immediate action

The report from the IPCC focuses on what will happen if the Earth warms by 1.5 degrees Celsius, a lower benchmark for catastrophe than the former consensus of 2 degrees. The latest IPCC report comes...

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Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat

Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat

A FEMA official warned Wednesday that Hurricane Florence "is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast" as evacuations continued in preparation for the historic storm. Melody Rawson evacu...

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Hurricane Michael strengthens as it heads toward Gulf of Mexico

At 2 p.m. ET, Michael was centered about 145 miles northeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and 20 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center...

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First Alert Weather: Michael forecast to become a major hurricane, impact Suncoast

First Alert Weather: Michael forecast to become a major hurricane, impact Suncoast

A storm surge watch has been hoisted from Navarre, Florida, to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from the Suwanee River to Anna Maria Island...

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Safe landing as space station trio return to Earth

Safe landing as space station trio return to Earth

Russian experts are investigating what happened, but Russia's space chief has said it appeared the hole was made deliberately. The Russian space agency has taken over the oxygen leakage recorded a...

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Astronomers uncover moon orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light-years away

Astronomers uncover moon orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light-years away

Moons are certainly plentiful in our solar system - the four giant planets host over 200 moons between them - so it is entirely plausible that many (or even most) of the now known exoplanets - near...

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Article image Lockheed-Martin reveals plans for reusable lunar lander

Article image Lockheed-Martin reveals plans for reusable lunar lander

Key to accomplishing this goal is a lunar orbiting space station called Gateway, which will serve as a refueling station and launch platform for manned lunar exploration missions. "We're not content...

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Goblin, dwarf planet, discovered beyond Pluto

Goblin, dwarf planet, discovered beyond Pluto

It was found roughly 80 astronomical units (AU) from the sun. One AU is the distance between the Earth and Sun. At its closest, the Goblin is 65 times farther from the sun than Earth, or 65 AU. Ev...

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Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring flooding, rip currents in US

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring flooding, rip currents in US

The rain could lessen as the storm moves toward Arizona, but it could also bring a small dust storm Sunday evening. Later next week, Hurricane Rosa is expected to weaken into a tropical depression a...

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Tropical Storm Kirk makes a comeback

The system continues to move towards the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), with a west to west-northwestward motion expected over the next 12 to 24 hours. The Met office says Barbados will experience gust...

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Canada's capital reeling after tornado hammers communities

Canada's capital reeling after tornado hammers communities

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board both said they are closing all schools on Monday.Employees with the federal government have been told to stay home. An...

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Tropical Storm Kirk of 'immediate concern' to BVI

Tropical Storm Kirk of 'immediate concern' to BVI

It is about 1,270 miles west of the Azores and has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. NHC forecasters say that an even faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected th...

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In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

In Greece, the spiders captured the whole beach

But this webbing is a normal occurrence and is not risky. Maria Chatzaki, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus University of Thrace, told Newsit Greece's high temperatures a...

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Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Passenger for Trip Around the Moon

Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Passenger for Trip Around the Moon

Kennedy's famous phrase. Maezawa will be the first person to travel into lunar orbit since the last Apollo mission in 1972. Aerospace experts who follow Musk and SpaceX's activities suggest that t...

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Million Chickens, 5,500 Hogs Killed in Florence's Flooding

Million Chickens, 5,500 Hogs Killed in Florence's Flooding

He earlier visited a devastated community along North Carolina's Neuse River, speaking to residents in the flood ravaged town of New Bern. Almost 3 feet (0.9 meters) of rain fell in places, and ...

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More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches

More than 98,000 without power in U.S. Southeast as Florence approaches

After appearing headed toward the North Carolina-Virginia border at one point, Florence shifted south and is now taking aim at the Carolinas . " Catastrophic effects will be felt". Hurricane Florenc...

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NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart

NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart

It's not purely tropical in nature and will stay in the open waters of the Atlantic before dissipating. Hurricane Florence isn't the only storm threatening lives and property around the world. Isa...

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Dog rescued from hurricane flooding

Dog rescued from hurricane flooding

The media outlet said a 78-year-old man was electrocuted while he was trying to connect two extension cords in the rain. The hurricane has caused more than 615,000 power outages in North Carolina, w...

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Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina family's garage submerged in water

Earlier Friday morning, the New Bern Police Department pushed out a tweet showing water rescues in the city. "You can't get over till we have power and we have sewer up and running", said the reti...

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Florence makes landfall in US

Florence makes landfall in US

After a Friday landfall near Cape Fear, N.C., the storm is expected to drift slowly west, battering the Carolinas through the weekend. "We are coming to get you", New Bern city officials said on T...

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Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect

Hurricane Florence: What we know and what to expect

The Army Corps of Engineers was preparing to start work restoring power, installing temporary roofing and removing debris. "The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore...

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Hurricane Florence continues path to USA east coast

Hurricane Florence continues path to USA east coast

Tuesday afternoon, lanes were reversed on US 501 and three other SC highways as residents of the coastal area fled from Hurricane Florence , a raging tropical cyclone that is expected to deliver a cr...

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5 a.m. update: Hurricane Florences projected path shifts

5 a.m. update: Hurricane Florences projected path shifts

The National Hurricane Centre said it was a potentially catastrophic Category-4 storm, but was expected to keep drawing energy from the warm water and intensify to near Category 5, which means winds o...

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Florence is now "only" a Category 2 hurricane. That won’t matter much

The storm's center was about 110 miles (180 km) east of Wilmington, North Carolina, at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) but tropical storm-strength winds and heavy rains already were hitting North Carolina's Out...

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City clerk no longer accepting nominations for Toronto election after court ruling

City clerk no longer accepting nominations for Toronto election after court ruling

On Monday morning, Justice Edward Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court found that the Progressive Conservatives' Bill 5 , the Better Local Government Act , violated Section 2 of the Charter ...

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Hurricane Florence: Residents told to 'heed the warnings'

Hurricane Florence: Residents told to 'heed the warnings'

Forecasts project the center of Florence to make landfall around the South and North Carolina border on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane. As of 5:00 am (1100 GMT), Florence was a risky Catego...

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Florence Becomes A Hurricane, Takes Aim At US Southeast

Florence Becomes A Hurricane, Takes Aim At US Southeast

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 heading into Charleston and US 501 heading into Myrtle Beach will be reversed when the order takes effect. Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ...

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