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Mandatory Evacuations Begin In Florida As Hurricane Irma Makes Category 5 Landfall In The Caribbean

Mandatory Evacuations Begin In Florida As Hurricane Irma Makes Category 5 Landfall In The Caribbean

mag813 September 6, 2017 0

After Hurricane Irma emerged as a threat in the Caribbean and reached record speeds — with sustained wind speeds of 185 mph, she’s the second strongest hurricane ever recorded — Florida is treating this Category 5 storm with

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The Unusual Reason Tonight’s Full Moon is the Corn Moon

The Unusual Reason Tonight’s Full Moon is the Corn Moon

mag813 September 5, 2017 0

There’s a lot of unusual stuff going on around tonight’s full moon. First, it will rise to appear situated in the constellation of Aquarius. Second, and it will find its trajectory passing near Neptune

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Eastern Indigo Snake Reintroduced In Florida

Eastern Indigo Snake Reintroduced In Florida

mag813 September 5, 2017 0

Just days after the eastern indigo snake was reintroduced in Florida, one of the newly free reptiles was spotted devouring a copperhead snake. That’s not a surprise since this snake’s favorite food is other

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How Hurricanes Are Named (And Why)

How Hurricanes Are Named (And Why)

mag813 September 5, 2017 0

Some of the most notorious villains in American history are known by only one name. From Betsy and Camille to Katrina, Ike and Sandy, their legacies are so etched into our collective memory that

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Category 5 Hurricane Irma Packs 180-MPH Winds, Takes Aim At Florida

Category 5 Hurricane Irma Packs 180-MPH Winds, Takes Aim At Florida

Ben Delanoy September 5, 2017 0

“Hurricane Irma has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane,” the National Hurricane Center says, citing the latest data from NOAA and Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft. With maximum sustained winds of 180

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Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irma Approaches

Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irma Approaches

mag813 September 5, 2017 0

As Houston tries picking up the pieces a little more than a week after Hurricane Harvey, Florida is preparing for the worst as Hurricane Irma appears on the horizon. Florida governor Rick Scott declared

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Closest Asteroid in a Century to Buzz Earth This Friday

Closest Asteroid in a Century to Buzz Earth This Friday

mag813 August 30, 2017 0

The closest asteroid in over a century will pass by the Earth this Friday, September 1. Asteroid Florence, which is about 2.7 miles wide, will pass safely by the Earth at a distance of

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Why Can’t We Figure Out Flood Prevention?

Why Can’t We Figure Out Flood Prevention?

mag813 August 29, 2017 0

August brings poignance to the politics of floodwater management in low-lying cities along the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the anniversary of Katrina, the 2005 hurricane that triggered the second-most catastrophic engineering failure in human

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Ecstasy Was Just Labelled a ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ For PTSD by The FDA

Ecstasy Was Just Labelled a ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ For PTSD by The FDA

mag813 August 29, 2017 0

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy, is a ‘breakthrough therapy’ in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thanks to this designation, the drug could have a

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How to Know If You Burned Your Eyes During the Eclipse

How to Know If You Burned Your Eyes During the Eclipse

mag813 August 22, 2017 0

Amid all the uncertainty about what chaos the total solar eclipse may bring, we can be sure of one thing: Someone’s going to burn their eyeballs looking at the damn thing. No matter how many science-approved viewing

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