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Japanese Hunters Kill 122 Pregnant Minke Whales

This involved shooting the whales with grenade-tipped harpoons - a controversial killing method that results in instant death only 50 to 80 percent of the time - hauling the slain whales aboard a re...

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Subtropical Storm Alberto Makes Landfall as Florida Braces for Rain

Subtropical Storm Alberto Makes Landfall as Florida Braces for Rain

Governors in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday declared states of emergency. One to four hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour (178 kph). Forec...

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How a Rocket Launch Melted a NASA Photographer's Canon DSLR

How a Rocket Launch Melted a NASA Photographer's Canon DSLR

The event he was photographing was the launch of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) satellite, which took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 22nd, 20...

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Trans Mountain pipeline project purchase ‘major step forward’: Rachel Notley

Trans Mountain pipeline project purchase ‘major step forward’: Rachel Notley

The situation has created a "confused" marketplace where different pipeline projects are treated unequally and no one knows the rules future proposals are expected to follow, Bloomer said. But he said...

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Air quality alert issued for Guelph and area

Air quality alert issued for Guelph and area

Environment Canada advises people to drink plenty of liquids before you start feeling thirsty and to keep cool by dressing for the weather and spending a few hours each day in a cool place. Moderate t...

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Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

Construction will continue through the 2018 season, and the federal government will transfer it to one or more new owners when "appropriate". Shares in the company gapped higher at the open and hit a ...

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Canadian government to buy pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5bn

The deal was approved by cabinet on Tuesday morning and is now subject to approval by Kinder Morgan stockholders. Hundreds of Kinder Morgan opponents take to the streets of Montreal on May 27, 2018,...

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Dinosaur fossils show oldest case of dandruff

Dinosaur fossils show oldest case of dandruff

It is said that the fossilized skin flakes represent the oldest known case of dandruff . Scientists are always learning something new about dinosaurs, including the newly discovered fact about th...

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Alberto bears down on the Florida panhandle on Memorial Day

Alberto bears down on the Florida panhandle on Memorial Day

The current projected path shows it will make landfall near Pensacola around 1 p.m. Monday as a subtropical storm, with winds of 65 miles per hour. Heavy rainfall and tropical storm conditions will ...

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Alberto storms towards coast

Alberto storms towards coast

By midday Sunday, the US Southeast was seeing 50-mile-per-hour (80-km-per-hour) winds and up to 10 inches of rain in some places, Ken Graham, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr...

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Wolf-like animal shot in central Montana, DNA tests underway

Wolf-like animal shot in central Montana, DNA tests underway

The mysterious creature looks like a wolf but authorities insist it can't be pure-bred because its teeth are too short, its front paws are too small and claws are too long. Although the animal is re...

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Alberto Will Bring Rain, Isolated Storms to Triad

Alberto Will Bring Rain, Isolated Storms to Triad

Flash flooding is also expected in that tri-state area. Cuba maintained its tropical storm watch for the province of Pinar del Rio, while Mexico cancelled its watch for the resort-dotted coast o...

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Alabama, Mississippi activate National Guard ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

Alabama, Mississippi activate National Guard ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

Both countries issued tropical storm watches for portions of their coastlines, with rain totals in some isolated areas of up to 25 inches. Authorities say conditions are especially unsafe with flood...

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NOAA Expects Hurricane Season For 2018 To Be Near Or Above Normal

NOAA Expects Hurricane Season For 2018 To Be Near Or Above Normal

But the start of summer also signals the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. After the most expensive hurricane season on record past year, USA officials said Thursday to expect a more normal At...

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President Donald J. Trump is Reforming and Modernizing American Commercial Space Policy

President Donald J. Trump is Reforming and Modernizing American Commercial Space Policy

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, President Donald Trump signed a space policy directive asking the government to make it easier for private companies to get to and from space. "President Trump recognizes ...

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Three Ebola patients escape quarantine in DRC, two later die: MSF

Three Ebola patients escape quarantine in DRC, two later die: MSF

The WHO said its workers have redoubled their efforts to trace contacts of patients. "We are working with local community leaders, traditional leaders and healers, and religious leaders to better enga...

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Nope, NASA photog's melted camera wasn't fried by a SpaceX rocket

Nope, NASA photog's melted camera wasn't fried by a SpaceX rocket

The fire that consumed Ingalls's camera. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at around 12:47 p.m. on Tuesday, sending five Iridium NEXT satellites into sp...

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Astronaut Alan Bean, fourth man on the moon, dies at 86

Astronaut Alan Bean, fourth man on the moon, dies at 86

He flew twice into space, first on Apollo 12 as the lunar module pilot, which was the second moon landing mission. During that trip, Bean became the fourth man to walk on the moon, after Neil Armstron...

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Hidden Antarctica Canyons to Speed Ice Sheet Decline

Hidden Antarctica Canyons to Speed Ice Sheet Decline

Dr Fausto Ferraccioli, Head of Airborne Geophysics at British Antarctic Survey and the Principal Investigator of the European Space Agency PolarGAP project , explained: "Remarkably the South Pole r...

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How Did Dino-Era Birds Survive the Asteroid 'Apocalypse'?

How Did Dino-Era Birds Survive the Asteroid 'Apocalypse'?

That could not have been caused by a single injection of carbon dioxide, such as by the Chicxulub impact , but would be consistent with a protracted volcanic era, she said. Ferns are usually among th...

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Pluto may have formed from 1 billion comets

Pluto may have formed from 1 billion comets

Well, a few scientists consider they've discovered the truth. At its heart, Pluto may be a enormous comet. Southwest Research Institute scientists integrated NASA's New Horizons discoveries wi...

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Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms, Will Bring Heavy Rain to U.S.

Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms, Will Bring Heavy Rain to U.S.

There remains a lot of uncertainty on the track and intensity of the storm as it lifts to the north. Gradual strengthening is forecast for the next 48 hours. Stronger winds also wrap around the storm'...

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Rice's nutritional value decreases in higher Carbon dioxide concentrations

Rice's nutritional value decreases in higher Carbon dioxide concentrations

The drop in the nutritional value of rice could mean it would be a disaster for the health and development of the two billion people who rely on rice as their primary source of nourishment. Because ...

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Flood watch issued in South Florida for all of Memorial Day weekend

Flood watch issued in South Florida for all of Memorial Day weekend

As the storm comes north, the strongest winds will be on the right side of the center (eye) of the storm and that's likely to move in around Mobile to Pensacola. It's expected to gradually strengthe...

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Gulf coast storm Alberto could flood the Midlands over Memorial Day weekend

Gulf coast storm Alberto could flood the Midlands over Memorial Day weekend

That system on Sunday and Monday likely will continue moving north and dumping heavy rains along the Gulf Coast. The immediate Tampa Bay area could experience tropical storm-force winds by ...

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Liberals release tape that they say would implicate PC Leader Doug Ford

Liberals release tape that they say would implicate PC Leader Doug Ford

For her part, Andrea Horwath, whose New Democrats are running neck-and-neck with Ford's Tories according to latest polls, said Ford has a lot to answer for. In all, 28 per cent of those asked named ...

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NASA Curiosity rover gets its drilling groove back on Mars

NASA Curiosity rover gets its drilling groove back on Mars

The technique is called Feed Extended Drilling (FED) and involves keeping the drill's bit extended out past two stabilizer posts that were originally used to steady the drill against Martian rocks. ...

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How to watch the Earth-observing NASA satellites blast off

How to watch the Earth-observing NASA satellites blast off

Groundwater, oceans, lakes, rivers and ice sheets will be monitored by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO), a joint mission between the United States space agency and Germ...

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Giant invasive worms have been living quietly in France for 20 years

Giant invasive worms have been living quietly in France for 20 years

Invasive flatworms up to 40 centimeters long have been found in France , but it seems they've been around for some time , The Washington Post reports . Scientists, shocked by recent photographs o...

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White House: North Korea 'stood us up'

White House: North Korea 'stood us up'

Trump has pulled out of the summit with Kim, which was planned for June 12 in Singapore. "President Moon's very ambitious plan to redesign the security situation on the Korean peninsula will undou...

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OnePlus 6 Brings Supports For Seamless Updates

OnePlus 6 Brings Supports For Seamless Updates

OnePlus 6 has started receiving its second update, which brings with it general bug fixes and stability improvements. Users who have received their OnePlus 6 devices and have already upgraded to Ox...

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Truck dumps 18 000kg of chicken feathers on highway

Truck dumps 18 000kg of chicken feathers on highway

The truck was hauling the feathers from a Foster Farms poultry facility to West Coast Reduction, a rendering company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The entire freeway was blocked for a time bef...

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Opposition's message at Kumaraswamy swearing-in: Big change coming in 2019

Opposition's message at Kumaraswamy swearing-in: Big change coming in 2019

Senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar, who was widely credited with having kept the flock of party MLAs together amid claims of attempted poaching by the BJP , is reportedly not happy after being i...

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Avengers: Infinity War writers reveal why the Netflix heroes didn't appear

Avengers: Infinity War writers reveal why the Netflix heroes didn't appear

Released in a brand-new issue of License Global (via Comicbook.com ), the first Avengers 4 plot synopsis is as vague as can be, cryptically teasing the aftermath of Infinity War . But if Aven...

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Yates survives time trial to retain Giro lead

Yates survives time trial to retain Giro lead

Yates' monumental efforts over the 16 stages so far have earned him well-deserved praise from all sides, but there was concern Tuesday's time trial would impact severely in the two minute and 11-secon...

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Six Flags adds five additional US parks to its operating portfolio

The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,189,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 942,284. DARIEN, NY- It looks like Six Flags will once again own Darien Lake Theme Park . This is a...

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Trump's Lawyer Took $500k to Set Up Meeting Between Trump, Ukraine President

Trump's Lawyer Took $500k to Set Up Meeting Between Trump, Ukraine President

Cohen is being investigated for alleged money laundering and campaign finance violations tied to hush money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about an affair she claims to have ...

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Trump increases economic isolation of Venezuela after Maduro reelection

Trump increases economic isolation of Venezuela after Maduro reelection

Venezuela's mainstream opposition had boycotted the election, given that two of its most popular leaders were barred, authorities had banned several political parties, and the election board is...

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Arsenal appoint Emery to replace Wenger

Arsenal appoint Emery to replace Wenger

The BBC reported that the recruitment process was led by Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat . Emery was unab...

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EBOLA OUTBREAK: Nurse latest to die from disease as death toll SURGES

EBOLA OUTBREAK: Nurse latest to die from disease as death toll SURGES

The United States government has announced the provision of $1 million to curtail the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hundreds of people who have been in contact with in...

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