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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin inks rocket deal with Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin inks rocket deal with Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin space company will reportedly provide the engines for the Vulcan, a new rocket being built by the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance. This month, Bezo...

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Scientists know the home star of interstellar object Oumuamua

Scientists know the home star of interstellar object Oumuamua

A team led by Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany has combined data gathered on 'Oumuamua with data from the European Space Agency's Gaia space observatory to tra...

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Seal slaps man in the face with an octopus

Seal slaps man in the face with an octopus

As the pair sat in a two-man kayak, a blazing blue sky above them, Mr Masuda noticed movement in the water below them. Mulinder was generally minding his own business when he spotted a massive seal ...

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Tropical Storm Kirk intensifies as it nears Barbados

Tropical Storm Kirk intensifies as it nears Barbados

Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Thursday afternoon or evening. According to the NHC, the centre of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.1 North, longitude...

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Nepal's tiger population doubles

Nepal's tiger population doubles

The tiger census of 2009 had put the number of wild cats at 121, which has been almost doubled in a decade. WWF-Canada Asian big cat expert Rinjan Shrestha frequently travels to Nepal to contribute to...

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Kirk Could Become A Storm Again, Forecasters Say

Kirk Could Become A Storm Again, Forecasters Say

Another named storm, Leslie, was downgraded to a non-tropical storm Tuesday. In its 5 a.m. bulletin, the Barbados Meteorological Services said Kirk was located near 11.8 degrees north, 52.7 degrees ...

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Did a mathematician really solve a million-dollar math problem?

Did a mathematician really solve a million-dollar math problem?

It attempts to answer an old question about prime numbers (numbers that divide only by themselves and 1.) The hypothesis states that the distribution of primes is not random, but might follow a patter...

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'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, he said that it had "roughly stayed in the same spot for about an hour". Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society spokesman Danny Groves said as the whales were high Arc...

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Judge restores protections for grizzly bears, blocking hunts

Environmentalists countered that treating those bears separately from other grizzly populations in Montana and elsewhere in the Lower 48 states was biologically unsound and illegal under the Endangere...

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Katla Volcano in Iceland ‘About to Erupt,’ Report Says

Katla Volcano in Iceland ‘About to Erupt,’ Report Says

Early reports, that were pushed in the Geophysical Research Letters journal have found that it is now releasing between 12 and 24 kilotons of carbon dioxide every day, which makes it one of the 'lar...

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Japan launches Kounotori 7 cargo spaceship to space station

Japan launches Kounotori 7 cargo spaceship to space station

Liftoff of Japan's H-IIB rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center came at 2:52 a.m. JST Sept. 23 (10:52 a.m. PT Sept. 22). The Kounotori 7 separated about 15 minutes later as planned. It is named Ko...

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Total announces major gas discovery off Shetland

Total's Arnaud Breuillac said the discovery could be commercialised by using the current Laggan-Tormore infrastructure. Total has a 60% stake in Glendronach, with Ineos and SSE holding 20% each. "We...

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Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going

Here’s where Tropical Storm Kirk is Sunday and where it’s going

Some strengthening is expected in coming days, but forecasters say Kirk is likely to begin weakening later in the week. The westward movement speed had increased to 18 mph when it was 465 miles south ...

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Japanese space agency lands rovers on asteroid

Japanese space agency lands rovers on asteroid

The craft has previously flown tantalizingly close to the asteroid's surface for the goal of measuring its gravitational pull; while descending to Ryugu this time, Hayabusa2 travelled from its orbit...

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They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

Engineers with the agency deployed the robots early Friday (Sept. 21), but JAXA waited until today (Sept. 22) to confirm the operation was successful and both rovers made the landing safely. The...

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NASA balloon mission to improve weather forecasting: US Space agency

NASA balloon mission to improve weather forecasting: US Space agency

In a new post on its website, NASA reveals the results of a mission that was conducted in early July of this year which saw a large balloon soar 50 miles into the sky to study clouds. Forces like upli...

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Japanese businessman to become first private moon tourist

Japanese businessman to become first private moon tourist

Musk said Maezawa had outlaid a significant deposit and would have a material impact on the cost of developing the BFR, which he estimated at about $5 billion. Only 24 humans have visited the Moon - a...

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Japan spacecraft's rovers land on asteroid

Japan spacecraft's rovers land on asteroid

The Hayabusa2 jettisoned the round, cookie tin-shaped robots toward the Ryugu asteroid, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said. Analysis of this information confirmed that at least one o...

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Japan landed on an asteroid two probe

Japan landed on an asteroid two probe

And about that "II" business: A MINERVA hopper flew aboard the original Hayabusa mission , which arrived at the asteroid Itokawa in 2005. The status of the two rovers has yet to be confirmed, But...

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Thunderstorm watch for Hamilton: Wind, rain and hail

Thunderstorm watch for Hamilton: Wind, rain and hail

The wind is strong enough to damage roof shingles and windows. Environment Canada said "strong winds" are expected to develop this afternoon and early evening, with higher wind gusts likely in thund...

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Donald Trump heads to Carolinas to look at Hurricane Florence damage

Donald Trump heads to Carolinas to look at Hurricane Florence damage

More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina because of Florence, which came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane, according to state ...

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Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

T.D. Eleven has winds of 30 miles per hour and it is moving west at 3 miles per hour. Kirk does not pose a threat to the USA over the next eight days. Just when it seemed as if the Atlantic Ocean ha...

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President Trump arrives in SC to tour Florence damage

President Trump arrives in SC to tour Florence damage

Over 60,000 customers were without power in North Carolina early on Friday, according to Poweroutage.us. With the Waccamaw river forecast to slowly rise to a crest 4 feet (1.2 meters) above its prev...

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Google, Apple each donate United States dollars 1 mln for Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Google, Apple each donate United States dollars 1 mln for Hurricane Florence relief efforts

MillerCoors is donating 200,000 cans of water to those impacted by Hurricane Florence , to be distributed at the Red Cross and community shelters. The Red Cross has sent volunteers to help thos...

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Octopuses drugged with ecstasy are more friendlier and social, study says

Octopuses drugged with ecstasy are more friendlier and social, study says

After taking ecstasy octopuses became more friendly. They also find themselves more specifically interested in physically touching things and/or others. The reports say that they also reached out an...

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Spider Sex Party Covers Greek Beach in 1000-Foot-Long Web

Spider Sex Party Covers Greek Beach in 1000-Foot-Long Web

Scientists say the arachnids are merely enjoying the handsome weather and availability of food, taking the opportunity to "party". Professor Maria Chatzaki, at the Democritus University of Thrace sa...

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Robotic skins provide motion to everyday inanimate objects

In the lab , researchers wrapped the skin around many objects like a stuffed horse and showed how robotic skin enables the toy to walk across the surface. "Now we can get combined modes of actuation ...

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New super-Earth planet discovered in Star Trek related solar system

New super-Earth planet discovered in Star Trek related solar system

Early in the existence of Star Trek , it didn't matter much where exactly Vulcan was in the cosmos. Later, the expanding of technical background details necessitated accurate connections to the real ...

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Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Flooding worries increased in West Virginia and Virginia, where roads were closed and power outages were on the rise. Several large rivers and creeks have broken their banks, threatening homes with ...

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Tornado hits nation's capital and Gatineau, Quebec

A spokesperson for the weather agency told CTVNews.ca that the tornado touched down near Dunrobin, Ont, causing "pretty significant" damage, before heading across the Ottawa River. "They're working in...

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Huge 1,000ft spider web mysteriously appears overnight in Greece

Huge 1,000ft spider web mysteriously appears overnight in Greece

It's not quite the World Wide Web - but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. The spider web's industrious creators, known as "stretch spiders" for their long and slender b...

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SC orders new evacuations with threat of Florence flooding

SC orders new evacuations with threat of Florence flooding

Cooper said at a news conference Friday that the National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard "heroically saved lives" when they rescued the people in the town of Kelly in Bladen County on Thursday night. ...

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1 dead after apparent tornado touches down in Richmond

1 dead after apparent tornado touches down in Richmond

Medics took one person to the hospital for minor injuries. "In my 11 years here, as the chief meteorologist at CBS 6, nothing really compares", said chief meteorologist Zach Daniel of CBS 6 in Richm...

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Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

Massive 1,000ft spider web appeared overnight in Greece

A giant web spanning 1,000ft has mysteriously appeared overnight in Aitoliko, a city in western Greece . Giannis Giannakopoulos noticed the "veil of webs" earlier this week and captured the spider...

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Japanese billionaire to invite artists to fly on SpaceX moon mission

Japanese billionaire to invite artists to fly on SpaceX moon mission

The Japanese billionaire is also known as a contemporary art collector and curator with a large collection at his Contemporary Art Foundation in Tokyo, which features works of various renowned paint...

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