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  • Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.

    Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.
    The latest forecasts for Tropical Storm Arthur show it well off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula as it passes by on the Fourth of July, but before that it could brush the Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center's...
  • Scientists discover new source of hurricane danger: Sexism

    Sexism may be getting in the way of hurricane safety. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University looked at 63 years of hurricane fatality data collected by the National...
  • Hurricane Arthur heading to Category 2 but still not major 2014 storm

    Hurricane Arthur heading to Category 2 but still not major 2014 storm
    NOAA has predicted one to two major hurricanes this season, and Hurricane Arthur will probably not be one of them. Arthur is "not a bellwether," said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center. "We are not forecasting it to be a major...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much

    Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much
    Arthur isn't the earliest tropical storm ever to form in the Atlantic, but it did spring up about a week earlier than the 43-year average, according to the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And if Arthur...
  • Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon

    Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon
    The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon. Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An...
  • Google buys satellite company to improve maps, expand Internet access

    Google buys satellite company to improve maps, expand Internet access
    Technology giant Google is buying satellite imaging company Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced Tuesday. The deal would immediately provide Google with the means to improve the quality and immediacy of its satellite imagery used for...
  • Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

    Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why. Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
  • Hurricane Arthur is expected to kick up rip currents along East Coast

    Hurricane Arthur is expected to kick up rip currents along East Coast
    Unlike violent, crashing waves, you probably won’t notice a rip current until you’re right in the middle of one. Fourth of July beachgoers on the East Coast will need to take extra precautions to avoid these strong, narrow currents, courtesy...
  • Peninsula residents carry on despite threat of Hurricane Arthur

    Peninsula residents carry on despite threat of Hurricane Arthur
    HAMPTON — As the first hurricane of the season swept up the coast Thursday, many residents on the Peninsula went about their normal summer activities. While Hurricane Arthur is one of the earliest hurricanes to emerge in recent years, residents...
  • Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows

    Great white shark population is healthy and growing, new census shows
    A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population. The study by a 10-member team led by...
  • Weekend: Hot with chance of storms

    Weekend: Hot with chance of storms
    Expect a hot weekend with high temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s. There also is a chance of showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s and...