East Coast snowstorm wreaks chaos, commuters warned to avoid Port Authority Bus Terminal

Wong Maye-E/AP The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday’s evening commute to a crawl. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow, freezing rain, and sleet made driving tricky and closed schools. Commuters also were advised to avoid the […]

You Can See a NASA Rocket Launch From the East Coast Tomorrow

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Officials Confirm Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX Crashed Off Coast of Indonesia With 188 On Board

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Watch SpaceX’s first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

SpaceX may be an old hand at rocket landings by this point, but there are still a few firsts left. The private spaceflight company is launching Argentina’s SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 10:21PM Eastern (7:21PM Pacific), and you’ll want to watch what happens on the way down. If all goes according […]

Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour found off the coast of Rhode Island

Enlarge (credit: Archives New Zealand) 250 years ago, Captain Cook and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks set sail in HMS Endeavour to find the rumored southern continent (of course, indigenous Australians had known about it for tens of thousands of years at that point). In 1770, the voyage arrived at Botany Bay, on the Australian coast, as […]

Russian MoD details chronology of Il-20 downing off Syrian coast (WATCH STATEMENT)

Published time: 23 Sep, 2018 07:59 A minute-by-minute account of the Il-20 downing shows Israel’s culpability and either its military bosses’ lack of appreciation of relations with Moscow, or their control of commanding officers, the Russian defense ministry said. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Russia detects missile launches from French frigate off Syria’s coast in Mediterranean – MoD

Russian airspace control systems have registered missile launches from a French frigate in the Mediterranean on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The French Navy’s newest frigate, FS Auvergne, fired rockets around 8pm GMT Monday, the Russian military said. “Airspace control has recorded rocket launches from the French frigate Auvergne,” the ministry’s statement read. The Auvergne […]

US Coast Guard ‘removed’ after making ‘white power’ hand signal on live TV (VIDEO)

The US Coast Guard has “removed” one of its members from the Hurricane Florence response team after he allegedly made a ‘white power’ hand signal during a live TV broadcast. The unidentified team member made the “offensive” ‘OK’ hand gesture while looking into the camera during a live broadcast with Sector Charleston Commanding Officer Captain […]

People are keeping a close eye on Waffle House as Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast — and there’s a weird reason why

AP Waffle House is famously known for staying open during natural disasters.  The chain’s policy has provided an unofficial way for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to track the severity of a natural disaster. If a Waffle House closes, it suggests the event was bad enough to potentially have devastating effects on the economy. The reverse is true […]

Hurricane Florence represents a grave threat to the East Coast

Enlarge / Hurricane Florence on NOAA’s GOES satellite early Monday morning. (credit: NOAA) Typically, around this time of year, sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic reach their warmest levels for the summer. At the same time, wind shear across much of the tropical Atlantic ebbs, leading to an outbreak of tropical activity. Rarely is the […]