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Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs

Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs

Palau's government has reportedly signed legislation that restricts the sale of sunscreen products that contain particular chemicals considered harmful to reefs. Craig Downs, executive director at the...

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What Is It That's Causing Delhi's Bad Air Quality?

What Is It That's Causing Delhi's Bad Air Quality?

At Mathura road, major pollutant PM 2.5 was detected at 514 (hazardous), while in Lodhi road and Ayanagar area, the air quality dipped to the "poor" category at 263 and 382, respectively. At the concl...

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Brazilians protest against Bolsonaro, demand he respects democracy

Brazilians protest against Bolsonaro, demand he respects democracy

However, his praise of Brazil's former dictatorship and his comments on race, women and homosexuality have raised concern. Bolsonaro has hired one of the top financial advisors in Brazil to craft ...

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Galaxy 'mega-merger' 10 billion years ago forged Milky Way

Galaxy 'mega-merger' 10 billion years ago forged Milky Way

Helmi: "The youngest stars from Gaia-Enceladus are actually younger than the native Milky Way stars in what is now the thick disk region". That galaxies collide is hardly surprising. "We can no...

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Some dinosaurs had exquisite eggs with colors, spots, speckles

Some dinosaurs had exquisite eggs with colors, spots, speckles

An analysis of 12 fossilized dinosaur eggshells from Europe, Asia, North America and South America detected the same two pigments present in colourful birds eggs in a dinosaur group called eumanirapto...

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Electrodes enable paralysed patients to walk

Electrodes enable paralysed patients to walk

In the future, Courtine thinks such stimulators could be most effective in restoring muscle movement if they are used as soon as possible after an injury. "In our method, we implant an array of electr...

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Handful of states hold fate of world's vanishing wilderness

According to the study , "87 percent of the ocean has been modified by the direct effects of human activities". More of the oceans have been affected by human industry - including oil exploration, ...

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In the heart of the milky Way discovered a black hole - scientists

In the heart of the milky Way discovered a black hole - scientists

According Oxford University's Josephine Peters, these recent observations are a breakthrough in the ongoing study of black holes: "Astronomers have observed material as close as you can get to a bla...

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Kepler Space Telescope Officially Retired After Running Out of Fuel

Kepler Space Telescope Officially Retired After Running Out of Fuel

Now, Nasa's hashtag "moreplanetsthanstars" says it all: the universe is home to more planets than stars, with billions of potentially habitable planets just in our own galaxy. The entire trove of sc...

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Nasa spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

Nasa spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

The space agency said the probe was well on its way to break the 153,454 miles per hour milestone set by the Helios 2 in April 1976. The previous record was set by the German-American collabor...

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Mom charged in death of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters

Mom charged in death of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters

Dazia Ideah Lee's one-year-old son Kaiden Lee Welch drowned after he slipped from her hand in Hurricane Florence floodwater September 16. Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey said after a "very thoro...

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A Piece of the Moon to Be Sold for $1 Million

The pieces - a basalt fragment, similar to most of the Earth's volcanic rock, and bits of surface debris known as regolith - are being sold by an unidentified private American collector who purchased ...

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Russia's Next Mission to ISS May Launch on December 3

Russian Federation hopes to launch three crew for the International Space Station on December 3, the first manned blast-off since an accident this month, the Roscosmos space agency said Wednesday. R...

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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Supersonic Parachute is Already Breaking Records

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Supersonic Parachute is Already Breaking Records

Last month, the 180-pound parachute, plus a camera created to watch it deploy, was launched on a sounding rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. When you have a $2.4 billion mission o...

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Planet-hunting Kepler space telescope to be retired

Planet-hunting Kepler space telescope to be retired

NASA launched Kepler in 2009, and despite mechanical issues and dwindling fuel, the spacecraft has well-exceeded its original 3.5-year mission. Already well past its expected lifetime, the nine-year...

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NASA eager to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

NASA eager to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

Despite an incorrect media report , Summer is not fading at the Opportunity site in fact it hasn't even arrived yet! NASA is the only space agency to have successfully landed a robotic vehicles o...

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Earth's Wild Animal Population Plummets 60 Per Cent In 44 Years: WWF

Earth's Wild Animal Population Plummets 60 Per Cent In 44 Years: WWF

The report highlights for instance that only a quarter of land on Earth is now substantively free of the impacts of human activity , warning that it is projected to plummet to just one-tenth in 2050....

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NASA spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun

NASA spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun

It'll be much harder to beat the probe by the end of its mission, which is scheduled to take place in 2024. Parker will make 24 close approaches to the sun over the next seven years, ultimately comi...

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Polluted Air Kills 600,000 Kids a Year: WHO Report

Polluted Air Kills 600,000 Kids a Year: WHO Report

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a statement. According to World Health Organization data, more than nine out of 10 people on the planet breath dangerously toxic air, causing some seven million prematu...

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Oscar 'Not A Threat To Bermuda At This Time'

Oscar 'Not A Threat To Bermuda At This Time'

The storm is moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). The storm made landfall along the Florida Panhandle (as seen in the top video), causing the most damage in Mexico Beach and Panama...

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Cuadrilla Pauses Lancashire Fracking After 17th Earthquake In 9 Days

Cuadrilla Pauses Lancashire Fracking After 17th Earthquake In 9 Days

It is the third such event in as many days at the site and operations have been paused for 18 hours in order to measure seismic levels. The British Geological Survey recorded a 0.8 magnitude natural...

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Weird Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica Isn’t Alone, NASA Photos Show

Weird Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica Isn’t Alone, NASA Photos Show

A photo of the iceberg (seen at right) was widely shared after it was posted on social media . NASA's statement also mentioned that it is the same ice sheet from which an ice chunk, the size of D...

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Air pollution triggers 33m asthma-related hospital visits every year

Air pollution triggers 33m asthma-related hospital visits every year

Today the national capital Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) was rated as "Very Poor" at 343 by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). In the capital, PM10 and PM2.5 are the d...

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Hunter's Full Moon occurs Wednesday night

Hunter's Full Moon occurs Wednesday night

It will officially become full at 12:45 p.m. They named the moons and then passed the names on to the colonists once they arrived in North America. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to...

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Chance of rain, cloudy & cool — FORECAST

Chance of rain, cloudy & cool — FORECAST

We'll partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid and upper 60s, with just a slight 20 percent chance for a shower. Sunday will be warmer with a partly sunny sky; a bit of light rain is possible Sun...

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Hubble Space Telescope will

Hubble Space Telescope will "soon return to normal science operations"

The backup gyro has since calmed down and has begun transmitting rates within normal parameters. Now, the space agency says it believes it has fixed the problem. "In an attempt to correct the errone...

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Hawaiian island wiped from the map by powerful hurricane

Hawaiian island wiped from the map by powerful hurricane

Another of the French Frigate Shoal islets, Whale-Skate Island, eroded until it was completely submerged in the 1990s and it has not returned. The island was uninhabited, but scientists are anxiou...

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NASA release 450000 gallons of water in one minute

NASA release 450000 gallons of water in one minute

The video was posted, as well as a brief summary explaining the goal of the test. According to NASA , the water deluge system is used to reduce extreme heat and energy generated after a rocket lau...

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'Good Chance' of Launching Space Force Next Year

'Good Chance' of Launching Space Force Next Year

However, he added that, starting next year, the administration trump will start the cooperative work with the Congress over the adoption of the law on the establishment of an independent space force...

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Federal carbon tax rebates to exceed cost for most people affected

Federal carbon tax rebates to exceed cost for most people affected

Ford moved to end Ontario's cap-and-trade program in July on the grounds it was a "cash grab" that did nothing for the environment. The carbon tax will affect Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick ...

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Salty Martian Water Could Have Enough Oxygen to Support Life

Salty Martian Water Could Have Enough Oxygen to Support Life

Even if it is there, researchers have long dismissed the idea that it might be oxygenated, given that Mars's atmosphere is about 160 times thinner than that of Earth and is mostly carbon dioxide. So f...

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This Chinese City Wants an Artificial Moon to Replace Streetlights by 2020

The city of Chengdu in China's southwestern Sichuan province has a problem with the amount of electricity and cost that it takes to light up the city's streets at night. Chengdu's artificial moon proj...

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Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and medals are up for auction

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair and medals are up for auction

Estimates of the items range from £100 to £150,000 (US$126 to US$189,000). An upcoming auction will include 22 of physicist Stephen Hawking's items, including his wheelchair and his doctoral the...

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Mysterious rectangular 'monolith' iceberg spotted by NASA

Mysterious rectangular 'monolith' iceberg spotted by NASA

Sitting amid a chaotic jumble of floating ice, it looks perfectly rectangular, as though it was deliberately cut. This iceberg captured by NASA - akin to the Wilkins icebergs - was also pretty new a...

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Orionid Meteor Shower Peak

Orionid Meteor Shower Peak

Thane: Armed with their telescopes and camping equipment, dozens of astronomy enthusiasts took off to various hill stations and camping areas on the outskirts of the city and made wishes on at least 1...

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