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Hurricane Aletta picks up steam, poses no risk to mainland

Hurricane Aletta picks up steam, poses no risk to mainland

Hurricane Aletta is centered about 500 miles south of Mexico's Baja Peninsula and is tracking west-northwest away from land. It grew from a Tropical Storm to a Category 3 hurricane within 24 hours. Th...

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Scientists say world's oldest footprints belonged to tiny animals

The research was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Virginia Tech. The body fossils of the animals that made these tra...

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NASA looks at commercial side of International Space Station, seeks business partners

NASA looks at commercial side of International Space Station, seeks business partners

However, if NASA were to send expeditions into space, a majority of Americans say they consider it essential that humans, not exclusively robots, make the trip. This issue is very relevant due to th...

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Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

The study, released Wednesday in the scientific journal Nature , showed a 10% decrease in forward speed globally between 1949 and 2016, though there is some variation among ocean basins. "Tropical ...

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540m-year-old bug tracks are oldest footprints ever discovered

Previously, it was believed animals with pairs of legs capable of leaving such footprints first appeared during the " Cambrian Explosion " about 541 to 510 million years ago. Prior to this, animal lif...

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Most Americans want the U.S. to remain leader in space exploration

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three astronauts blasted off from Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan on Wednesday for a two-day journey to the International Space Station . Even as private companies ar...

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NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic material and more on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic material and more on Mars

Alas, still no aliens: the rover found some rocks-some billion-year-old rocks-containing "ancient organic material". The Mars 2020 rover will scan the Red Planet for signs of ancient life by stud...

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United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 2018 World Environmental Day celebration with the theme " Beat Plastic Pollution " featured lectures drama presentation and tree planting. To mark World En...

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NASA Delivers Brand New Astronaut to Orbit in Russian Soyuz Rocket

NASA Delivers Brand New Astronaut to Orbit in Russian Soyuz Rocket

In an interview with the Washington Post published Tuesday, Bridenstine says he is in talks with worldwide companies about commercial management of the space station. Gerst is the only astronaut of ...

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Mars Rover Curiosity Finds More Clues to the Potential for Life

It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had found evidence for past life on Mars in 1996. Today, NASA will be hosting a live discussion to reveal the findings uncover...

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Next stop San Francisco as 'longest swim' embarks from Tokyo

Next stop San Francisco as 'longest swim' embarks from Tokyo

A French man set off on a daunting excursion Tuesday, hoping to swim six months through a massive pile of garbage and raise awareness of plastic pollution . "Pollution of the ocean has a big impa...

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NASA is announcing a new discovery from Mars on Thursday

After 18 months, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover's onboard laboratories are back online. The space agency revealed few details about what will be announced Thursday, but the "live discussion" will f...

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A small asteroid disintegrated over Africa

A small asteroid disintegrated over Africa

Video Scientists at NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office have made a rare sighting - an asteroid on a collision course with Earth . The administrator of the Center for Near-Earth Objec...

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Moon is making days longer on Earth

Moon is making days longer on Earth

These variations were collectively known as Milankovitch cycles and they determine where sunlight is distributed on Earth , which also means they determine Earth's climate rhythms. The analysis des...

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Mystery of ‘Planet Nine’ at the edge of our solar system deepens

Some TNOs are "detached objects", which orbit so far from the sun that they're not appreciably affected by the gravity of Neptune or any other known planet. The mysterious dwarf planet Sedna, discover...

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Astronauts prepare to leave International Space Station after 2600 orbits

Astronauts prepare to leave International Space Station after 2600 orbits

Anton Shkaplerov and his counterparts, American Scott Tingle and Japanese Norishige Kanai , are expected to land in Kazakhstan later during the day. During his stay at the ISS, he conducted variou...

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Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand

Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand

Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources found the whale last week in the south of the country, near the Malaysian border, unable to swim. Upsetting photographs show the shocking resul...

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A Tiny Asteroid Just Hit Earth, Sparking Fireball Over South Africa

Traveling at 38,000 miles per hour, the asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere at 6:44 p.m. local Botswana time (12:44 p.m. EDT). When it reached Earth, the asteroid was traveling incredibly fast, at 10 ...

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Trump admin considers plan to bail out coal, nuclear plants

Trump admin considers plan to bail out coal, nuclear plants

Soon after taking charge, new CIL chairperson Anil Kumar Jha said that the Power Ministry had set a daily supply level to ensure that every thermal power plant was carrying 22 days consumption of coal...

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Soyuz MS-07 Spacecraft With 54/55 Expedition Crew Undocks From ISS

Shkaplerov was travelling back to Moscow, reportedly with a football that might be used in the World Cup later this month. "We are glad the weather is sunny", said Shkaplerov in footage broadcast from...

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'Mission impossible' for US cities climate deal

Instead two more countries - Syria and Nicaragua - signed on after Trump's announcement. Ms Creagh said: "If we don't move to net zero, we can't stop climate change". The call follows the United K...

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Trump Orders 'Immediate Steps' To Save Coal And Nuclear Power Plants

Trump Orders 'Immediate Steps' To Save Coal And Nuclear Power Plants

In a draft memo to be circulated on Friday, the Department of Energy (DOE) argues in favor of using a wartime rule called the Defense Production Act to bail out failing coal and nuclear plants, accor...

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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Probe Moving to Lowest-Ever Orbit Around Ceres

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Probe Moving to Lowest-Ever Orbit Around Ceres

Last year, after already extending Dawn's mission once, NASA announced that Dawn would be moving closer to the dwarf planet than ever before, as it moves into a final orbit to keep studying the odd ...

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There may be credit implications with Trans Mountain

There may be credit implications with Trans Mountain

Horgan's court reference - to see if B.C. has the constitutional authority to pass a regulation to limit flows of diluted bitumen in the new pipeline pending additional scientific research on how to c...

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Pluto has 'ice dunes' and 'Earth-like characteristics'

Pluto has 'ice dunes' and 'Earth-like characteristics'

So far, scientists have found dunes on Mars, Venus, Titan (Saturn's moon) and on a comet . however, Pluto's dunes are the only ones that are made from methane . These sandy methane particles are then...

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Experts believe recycling plastic waste can create more jobs in India

Experts believe recycling plastic waste can create more jobs in India

The EU delegation and missions of European Union member states in New Delhi with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change co-hosted a Conference on Plastic Pollution ...

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China invites United Nations members to utilise its upcoming space station

China invites United Nations members to utilise its upcoming space station

The goal of the experiment, conducted by students at Valley Christian High School in San Jose in California, is to learn how to grow vegetables in the challenging, microgravity conditions of the space...

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Pluto is covered with icy methane dunes

Pluto is covered with icy methane dunes

Methane , carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen, all gaseous on Earth, are rendered solid with Pluto's temperatures near absolute zero. It could have been made from lumps of ice with a chemical...

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Over 120 Pregnant Minke Whales Killed In Japan's Latest Annual Hunt

Over 120 Pregnant Minke Whales Killed In Japan's Latest Annual Hunt

Of 181 female whales caught, 122 were pregnant and 53 juveniles, the data showed. Japanese whalers killed 333 minke whales - 122 of which were pregnant - in the Antarctic for what the hunters desc...

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through This Evening

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through This Evening

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are forecast today, with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible, according to the weather service. Authorities in an area hit by flash flooding west...

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Do you support Ottawa's decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline?

Do you support Ottawa's decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline?

He said federal ownership of Trans Mountain wont alter his governments action because the case is not specific to any one pipeline. The outcome we have reached represents the best opportunity to compl...

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May: oldest lizard fossil

May: oldest lizard fossil

Scientists discovered the fossil in 2003 and its study has revealed some anatomical characteristics that the has helped scientists to understand the squamate evolutionary tree. Apart from that, wi...

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240-mn-year-old lizard fossil ‘ancestor’ of all reptiles

It's the oldest fossil tied to lizards and snakes , according to the leader of the study , Tiago Simoes ( University of Alberta ). There are about 10,000 species of squamates around the world, a...

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The best places in NYC to see 'Manhattanhenge'

The best places in NYC to see 'Manhattanhenge'

The Manhattanhenge phenomenon could be next observed on 30 May at around 8.12 p.m. followed by the event showing up on 12 July at around 8:20 EDT. Eastern standard time, the next occurrence will be on...

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European Union declares war on single-use plastics

Although the European Union executive has made no secret of the fact that bringing plastic-use under control will require heavy involvement from industry, CEO criticised the Commission for choosing ...

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Great Barrier Reef's Survived at Least 5 'Death Events' Before

Over millennia, the reef has adapted to sudden changes in environment by migrating across the sea floor as the oceans rose and fell. The research team found that the reef survived all those calamiti...

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NASA camera melts after Vandenberg SpaceX launch

NASA camera melts after Vandenberg SpaceX launch

The photographs of NASA's "melted camera", being set up to capture Tuesday's SpaceX Falcon 9 launch, are now doing rounds on social networking sites. Two GRACE-FO satellites were raced into space on...

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China wants the world to use its biggest space station yet

They will also be able to conduct experiments outside of the CSS with payloads developed by selected applicants. "The China Space Station belongs not only to China, but also to the world". A glimpse...

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Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr defends decision to buy Trans Mountain pipeline

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr defends decision to buy Trans Mountain pipeline

Senior cabinet ministers travelled to western Canada Wednesday to highlight the government strategy, with Finance Minister Bill Morneau in Calgary and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale speaking ...

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125 million-year-old dinosaur dandruff sheds light on the evolution

125 million-year-old dinosaur dandruff sheds light on the evolution

Until now, scientists had no proof of how dinosaurs got rid of their dead skin cells. A bunch of palaeontologists have discovered the oldest known case of dandruff - and it's not your grandfather....

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