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Canada won't appeal court ruling that nixed pipeline approval

Canada won't appeal court ruling that nixed pipeline approval

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the appointment of Iacobucci on October 3 as Ottawa said it will not be appealing the Federal Court of Appeal's decision from last August. The Tr...

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PM to Quebec: notwithstanding clause should be for 'exceptional circumstances'

PM to Quebec: notwithstanding clause should be for 'exceptional circumstances'

Brace yourselves, we've been living under Liberal party law for 15-years, so some big changes are ahead for the province and the people of Quebec. The election also produced a crushing defeat of th...

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MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

Even though Dr. Sirbescu knew exactly what it was, it had to be sent to the Smithsonian Museum for verification, it wasn't until Thursday word came back it definitively is a meteorite , the 6th large...

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Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

That's when she made the shift to what is known as directed evolution . The woman was receiving his then-experimental antibody treatment. "It's a standard joke that someone with a Swedish accent ...

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Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $100K meteorite

She determined that it was in fact a 22-plus pound meteorite, making it the sixth-largest recorded find in MI - and potentially worth $100,000. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in ...

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Russia Claims Someone Deliberately Sabotaged The International Space Station

Russia Claims Someone Deliberately Sabotaged The International Space Station

EDT (5:44 p.m.in Kazakhstan) southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan, the USA space agency said in a statement late on Thursday. If a person was responsible, investigators are not ...

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Japanese space probe lands second robot explorer on asteroid

Japanese space probe lands second robot explorer on asteroid

The probe is loaded with four surface landers, an array of cameras and even an explosive device that will dig out subsurface rock samples. " With MASCOT, we have the unique opportunity to study the ...

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Some east Florida beaches remain shut down as red tide lingers

This week, the bloom surfaced along the shores of Palm Beach County. Eating improperly harvested shellfish affected by a red tide can make people sick. The circulation is relatively constant and known...

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E-cigarettes and vaping are still risky

E-cigarettes and vaping are still risky

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said teen use of e-cigarettes has reached "epidemic" levels and called on makers of the most popular e-cigarettes to keep their products away fr...

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Man displaced by Hurricane Florence accused of raping woman

Man displaced by Hurricane Florence accused of raping woman

In one such video, a child is heard asking: "Why are you doing that - taking pictures of the wasps?" Officials say she had been providing Ireland with a place to stay in the wake of Hurricane Flor...

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Scientists Find What Could Be A History-Making Moon

Scientists Find What Could Be A History-Making Moon

The researchers' investigations showed that the HST-recorded transit of Kepler-1625b occurred almost 80 minutes earlier than expected, a pattern suggesting the presence of transit timing variations...

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University of Missouri Scientist shares Nobel Chemistry Prize

The winners "have taken control of evolution and used it for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind", the Nobel committee said . In other words , we are totally dependent of evolv...

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Massive LNG project in northern BC reportedly given the go-ahead

Massive LNG project in northern BC reportedly given the go-ahead

The project is Canada's first LNG export plant and the biggest new LNG terminal to get the go-ahead anywhere since 2014, before oil and gas prices crashed. Each joint venture participant will be respo...

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The Goblin, a dwarf planet, found far beyond Pluto

The Goblin, a dwarf planet, found far beyond Pluto

One AU is the distance from Earth to the sun , or roughly 93 million miles (150 million kilometers). No doubt the observation and naming of The Goblin-which is about 186 miles across, takes 40,000 ...

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The Voyage to Mars May Riddle Astronauts with Cancer, New Study Says

Sending a human to the surface of Mars would be the next big space-age milestone, but getting there safely would be a problem. Cosmic radiation can be a literal killer for astronauts blasting off in...

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Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter

According to a statement from Caltech, Arnold was awakened from a "deep, deep sleep" this morning while in Dallas for a scheduled lecture today, but she immediately rescheduled to fly back to Calif...

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King Faisal Prize laureate goes on to win Nobel

The uses of enzymes, developed by her, include more environmental-friendly manufacturing of chemical substances, such as pharmaceuticals, and the production of renewable fuels for a greener transpor...

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Hubble data hints at first ever moon outside our moon

Although moons are common in our solar system, which has almost 200 natural satellites, the long search for interstellar moons has been an empty one. The exomoon is exponentially larger than our sol...

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Hurricane Florence death toll rises to 51

Hurricane Florence death toll rises to 51

Days of standing water from Hurricane Florence proved to be the ideal breeding ground for a large, aggressive species of mosquito - especially in the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina. On Wednesd...

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Chemistry Nobel prize awarded to pioneers of directed evolution

Arnold, only the fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel, was awarded half of the 9 million Swedish crown ($1 million) prize while fellow Smith and Winter shared the other half. "In 1985, George Smith ...

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Puny Dwarf Planet, Named 'Goblin,' Found Far Beyond Pluto

Puny Dwarf Planet, Named 'Goblin,' Found Far Beyond Pluto

The paper describing the discovery of 2015 TG387 has been submitted to The Astronomical Journal . Pluto , for example, is around 34 AU. In Sheppard's case, an interesting object is one that ne...

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Unsuited to physics? Donna Strickland wins Nobel

Unsuited to physics? Donna Strickland wins Nobel

Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics today for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. As a resu...

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Shell says it has approved huge gas project in Canada

Shell has a 40% interest in LNG Canada and the remaining shares are held by Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional, Mitsubishi, PetroChina and Korea Gas. Shell said the project will initially export LNG fr...

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Flooding from remnants of tropical storm traps Phoenix cars

Flooding from remnants of tropical storm traps Phoenix cars

Flash flooding is possible near steep terrain, burn scars, and urban areas with poor drainage, the NWS said. The heavy showers caused a riverbed to overflow, spilling muddy waters into a north Phoe...

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Newly discovered 'goblin' world hints at the presence of Planet Nine

Newly discovered 'goblin' world hints at the presence of Planet Nine

Pluto , by comparison, is approximately between 30 and 50 AU. Sheppard has embarked on an ongoing survey to find tiny planetoids on the solar system's outer rim. "This clustering can only be maintai...

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Canadian among trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Canadian among trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

The academy said Dr Ashkin developed "optical tweezers" that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Mourou, of École Polytechnique in France and the University of MI, and Str...

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Jean-Claude Arnault, photographer in Nobel prize scandal, jailed

It has already been decided that no Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded this year because of the situation in the Swedish Academy, and Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation...

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Rosa now a Category 4 storm aiming for Mexican coast

Rosa now a Category 4 storm aiming for Mexican coast

Rosa still had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph Sunday morning, and it was centered about 320 miles southwest of Punta Eugenia in Mexico. The weather service expects the precipitation to peak late ...

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Asteroid rovers send home new photos

Asteroid rovers send home new photos

The Hayabusa2 mothership deployed the small probes late last week as it dropped to just 55 metres above the surface, later pulling up to a higher orbit. Speaking after the initial rover landings, Yu...

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Ocean toxins could kill half of world's killer whales

Ocean toxins could kill half of world's killer whales

Around the British Isles, researchers estimate that now there are only less than 10 killer whales left. The researchers reviewed data from existing literature, along with their own records, which in...

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Meet the biggest bird to have walked on earth

Meet the biggest bird to have walked on earth

He has named the species and genus Vorombe titan; vorombe is a Malagasy word meaning "big bird". "I find it incredible that we know less about the world's largest-ever birds that were walking arou...

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Beluga whale in Thames ‘foraging normally’

Beluga whale in Thames ‘foraging normally’

Conservationists and animal experts were hopeful the tide would take the rare arctic mammal back out to sea, so it could find its way home. One theory is that it followed a shoal of fish while seeki...

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Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is ... rocky

The agency also posted photos on its official Hayabusa-2 website which showed the location of the image snapped by Hayabusa on the asteroid's surface. "I can not find words to express how happy I am...

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Receding floodwaters leave behind smelly mess on highway

Receding floodwaters leave behind smelly mess on highway

State officials have created a detailed map with flooding forecasts that has allowed an unprecedented amount of preparation. According to Wayne County spokesman Joel Gillie who spoke with The Pos...

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NASA spots silent Opportunity rover on Mars

NASA spots silent Opportunity rover on Mars

The rover was spotted in the so-called Perseverance Valley on Mars, weeks after the very big dust storm on the Red Planet diminished. The storm grew into a planet-encircling monster shortly ther...

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