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Swimming in ocean increases infection risk Study

Swimming in ocean increases infection risk Study

Therefore, it becomes essential for an individual to understand how the skin's bacteria changes when exposed to ocean water. A team went to a California beach and recruited a set of beach goers,...

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SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight

SpaceX Has a Major Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight

Spaceflight memorial company Celestis is sending individual canisters containing the cremated remains of its clients into space, where they will orbit our planet until their cosmic urns eventually re...

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Third SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is the first with used side boosters

Third SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is the first with used side boosters

ET on June 24 and 2:30 a.m. ET on June 25. The Air Force will manage it. Falcon Heavy is the most affordable approach to get these gadgets into space. Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon Heavy is set to la...

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Two Earth-like planets discovered around dwarf star

Two Earth-like planets discovered around dwarf star

Like most red and brown dwarfs, it emits most of its energy in infrared spectrum, with its temperature at about 2,700 degrees Celsius equivalent to half that of the sun. For the transit technique to b...

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NASA's Curiosity rover detects surprisingly high amounts of methane on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover detects surprisingly high amounts of methane on Mars

On Sunday, NASA released a statement confirming the discovery , explaining how Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite of instruments had detected methane at 21 parts per billion units by vol...

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Astronomers See 'Warm' Glow of Uranus's Rings

In 2017, fresh images of the mysterious planet were captured by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array and Very Large Telescope, both in Chile, that highlighted the thermal energy, or lack thereof, in its...

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Over 500 Rare Vultures Die After Eating Poisoned Elephants In Botswana

Over 500 Rare Vultures Die After Eating Poisoned Elephants In Botswana

The Botswanan wildlife and national parks department did not say when the dead vultures had been found or why the three elephants were laced with poison after being killed. Other vulture species face ...

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Photo appearing to show dogs walking on water highlights Greenland's melting ice

Photo appearing to show dogs walking on water highlights Greenland's melting ice

If all of Greenland's ice sheet were to melt, global sea levels would rise by seven metres. Since 1972, Greenland has contributed about half an inch to sea-level rise. "If you don't know what the weat...

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Protests, legal challenges planned to block Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Protests, legal challenges planned to block Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Part of that is the federal carbon tax, which they announced last week will come into affect in Alberta on January 1, 2020. February 21, 2012: Kinder Morgan Canada says it wants to expand the Trans...

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EPA Rolling Out New Coal-Friendly Rules

EPA Rolling Out New Coal-Friendly Rules

Bloodworth. "The Affordable Clean Energy rule - ACE - gives states the regulatory certainty they need to continue to reduce emissions and provide affordable and reliable energy for all Americans...

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DNA proves Greenland man spotted first known beluga-narwhal

DNA proves Greenland man spotted first known beluga-narwhal

By analyzing the specimen's mitochondrial DNA , which is inherited from the mother , the team also determined that its mother was a narwhal-and, by extension, that the whale got its beluga genes fro...

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Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds

Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds

The report details the persistent cost and development overruns of the Orion, SLS, and related systems projects. The rocket was initially deliberate to launch in 2017. It also disagrees that the age...

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This robot fish has synthetic blood and a circulatory system

This robot fish has synthetic blood and a circulatory system

Robots now require a different component for every task. Scientists have also programmed the realistic bot to maintain body fluid pressure and discharge waste - just like a real fish. Nothing quite ...

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Fossilized Teeth Are Showing that Hyenas Wondered Canada’s Arctic Fields

Fossilized Teeth Are Showing that Hyenas Wondered Canada’s Arctic Fields

Scientists had lengthily hypothesized that they might belong to hyenas. Prior to this discovery, bones of the Chasmaporthetes have been found as far north as Mongolia and the southern United State...

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Two for Teegarden: Pint-sized Star System Discovered Right Next Door

Two for Teegarden: Pint-sized Star System Discovered Right Next Door

Ribas believes that "both Teegarden's planets are potentially habitable", and is confident that "we will eventually see if they [planets orbiting Teegarden's Star] are actually habitable and, perhaps,...

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Trump administration rolls back Obama-era restrictions on coal plants

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era restrictions on coal plants

President Donald Trump campaigned partly on a pledge to bring back the US coal industry, which has been hit hard by competition from cheaper natural gas and renewable energy. "The Trump administrati...

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Cuomo OKs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

Cuomo OKs driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

The New York Times reported Governor Cuomo and state Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs warned a couple of Democrats, who represent suburban districts, that voting for the legislation could be...

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Women Set To Visit The Moon For The First Time

Women Set To Visit The Moon For The First Time

An entire photographic atlas of the moon, produced at the Paris Observatory between 1894 and 1908 by astronomers Maurice Loewy and Pierre Puiseux, will also be on view for the first time. Their missio...

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When the Strawberry Moon will be best for viewing

When the Strawberry Moon will be best for viewing

The moon will be almost full on Sunday night, and the best time to see the moon is when it's low on the horizon, according to CNN . Instead, the native Algonquin tribe came up with the moniker to ...

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Global carbon emissions rose at the fastest rate in seven years

Global carbon emissions rose at the fastest rate in seven years

May, who is due to step down this summer after her political career became a casualty of the turmoil over Brexit, said legislation would be put before parliament on Wednesday to incorporate the new ta...

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Nasa orbiter captures Star Trek Starfleet logo on Mars

Nasa orbiter captures Star Trek Starfleet logo on Mars

But one recent MRO sighting had some sci-fi fans exclaiming "Beam me up, Scotty!" " Enterprising viewers will make the discovery that these features look conspicuously like a famous logo ", the came...

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Scientists Say Humans Swallow A 'Credit Card's Worth' Of Plastic Each Week

Scientists Say Humans Swallow A 'Credit Card's Worth' Of Plastic Each Week

Coming mostly from the tap and especially bottled water , almost invisible bits of polymer were also found in shellfish , beer and salt , scientists and the University of Newcastle in Austral...

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NASA opens Int'l Space Station for private travel, at hefty price

NASA opens Int'l Space Station for private travel, at hefty price

NASA has also said that the astronauts from private organizations like SpaceX will be able to travel space along with the help of NASA . Three years ago, Bigelow Aerospace had one of its expand...

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NASA Unveils 'Hidden Figures Way' at Headquarters to Honor Female Space Icons

NASA Unveils 'Hidden Figures Way' at Headquarters to Honor Female Space Icons

A photo taken outside NASA Headquarters in Washington shows the street sign of what was formerly E Street SW but was renamed Hidden Figures Way. The trio's work was largely forgotten until they ...

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United States military emits more Carbon dioxide than Sweden

United States military emits more Carbon dioxide than Sweden

The Pentagon's greenhouse gas emissions totalled over 59 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2017, noted the study published by Brown University . Most of the emissions come from jet and diesel ...

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Canadian satellites successfully launched into orbit

Canadian satellites successfully launched into orbit

SpaceX is attempting the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W. The Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) will map ...

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An electronics-frying Sun superflare may hit 'in next 100 years'

An electronics-frying Sun superflare may hit 'in next 100 years'

It was previously thought that older stars like our Sun - a healthy 4.6 billion years old - didn't really have the power to eject superflares, however a group of eggheads led by the University of Co...

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Scientists spot 'anomaly' beneath the moon's largest crater

Scientists spot 'anomaly' beneath the moon's largest crater

All of that metal, and basically the entire area surrounding the mass and the crater, could tell them a lot about how the asteroid impact happened and what the solar system was like when it did. The...

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Ottawa passes legislation that bans whale and dolphin captivity in Canada

Ottawa passes legislation that bans whale and dolphin captivity in Canada

OTTAWA, Canada- Canada's House of Commons passed a bill Monday to make it illegal to hold a whale, dolphin or porpoise captive, punishable by fines up to $150,000 United States dollars. The bill is ex...

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Scientists predict 'very large dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists predict 'very large dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

That led to record amounts of water carrying large amounts of fertilizer and other nutrients downriver, it said. The record set in 2017 is 8,776 square miles (22,700 square kilometers), a bit smal...

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Nearly 600 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years

Nearly 600 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years

The study shows that the number of extinct plant species is four times higher than previous compilations and twice the combined 271 birds , mammals and amphibians record extinct in the last two-an...

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You Might Be Able to Clearly See Jupiter From The Hudson Valley

You Might Be Able to Clearly See Jupiter From The Hudson Valley

The planet has 53 named moons but scientists think the real number is 79 . It will rise in the sky at dusk and remain visible all night. And if you want an extra treat, grab a pair of binoculars ...

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Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in Gulf of Mexico

Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" - an area where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life. It's close to the record size of 8,776 square miles which w...

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Michiana to be treated to great view of Jupiter

Michiana to be treated to great view of Jupiter

If the planets are situated like that, the gas giant is close to our planet. This month would be a good time to spend some time looking at the night sky, with unique views ready to be unveiled. "On ...

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NCR's 'poor' air quality days down by 50%: Prakash Javadekar

NCR's 'poor' air quality days down by 50%: Prakash Javadekar

The State of India's Environment (SoE) Report found air pollution is responsible for 12.5 per cent of all deaths in the country - painting a bleak picture of the environmental record of recent India...

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