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Newly Detected Particle Is Huge for Astronomy

Newly Detected Particle Is Huge for Astronomy

These particles, as the new Science article has confirmed, are made of neutrinos . With no electric charge and nearly no mass, they rarely interact with normal matter, earning them the nickname " g...

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NASA Discovers Rare

NASA Discovers Rare "Equal Mass" Double Asteroids Orbiting Each Other

According to NASA Morocco's Oukaimeden Sky Survey spotted the Near-Earth asteroid, YE5 on December 21, 2017 and provided the information to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA...

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South Africa's MeerKAT telescope will help uncover next space frontier

South Africa's MeerKAT telescope will help uncover next space frontier

The telescope's location in South Africa is also ideal, with the Milky Way passing overhead and visible for nearly 12 hours each day. "The telescope will be the largest of its own kind in the worl...

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Eight black rhinos die in Kenya during relocation between parks

Eight black rhinos die in Kenya during relocation between parks

Eight black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said on Friday in a statement. Kenya successfully ...

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Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India

This is because the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun every 29 days. During a partial eclipse , only a fragment of the moon will obscure the sun's corona. And despite much of the eclipse pa...

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First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology

First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology

When an X-ray beam passes through a body, its photons are absorbed at different amounts depending on the density of material such as bones. The technology is now being commercialized in the form of ...

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Endangered Blue Whale Illegally Slaughtered by Icelandic Whalers, Claim Activists

Sea Shepherd , another conservation group, claimed Wednesday that the dead whale was a blue whale as evidenced by experts they've spoken to and experience with the world's largest animal. Iceland all...

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Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo, kills 6 animals

Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo, kills 6 animals

Officials said the killings appeared to stem from territorial disputes. The park was closed at the time and no humans were injured during the incident. Today is a hard day for the Audubon family. Hi...

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Ireland Plans To Exit Fossil Fuel Investments Entirely

The Republic of Ireland will become the world's first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliam...

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Huge iceberg drifts close to Greenland village, causing fears of a tsunami

Huge iceberg drifts close to Greenland village, causing fears of a tsunami

That calving event was mostly linked to natural ice shelf processes and is not expected to cause a significant sea level rise because it was already hanging over the water before it broke away, writes...

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Launch pad dating back to early days of space program demolished

Launch pad dating back to early days of space program demolished

As local newsgroup Florida Today reports , the demolition went smoothly, with a pair of huge launch towers and gantries falling lopsided under their own weight. Officials said there have been more th...

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Israel to land first spacecraft on moon in 2019

SpaceIL will ship the as yet unnamed module to the United States in November ahead of the launch. "After eight challenging years, I am filled with pride that the first Israeli spacecraft, which is ...

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Tropical Storm Chris develops hurricane qualities, but lacks windspeed

Tropical Storm Chris develops hurricane qualities, but lacks windspeed

The storm, though, is still expected to send swells on the North Carolina coast as well as the mid-Atlantic, the network said. Hurricane Chris is moving at 22 miles per hour and is expected to con...

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Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh: A look into his finances

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh: A look into his finances

White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying season tickets to Washington Nationals games and playoff games for himself and his friends. Kavana...

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Russian cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

Russian cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

NASA predicted the freighter's "expedited capability. may be used on future Russian cargo and crew launches " in its coverage of the Russian cargo spacecraft's launch last week. Progress 70 is not...

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Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Texas could gain ally in President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Kavenaugh is meeting with senators to ask for their support. The U.S. Senate votes on nominees to be Justices on the Supreme Court. A simple majority is required. Kozinski abruptly retired in December...

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Researchers film glacier calving massive iceberg in Greenland

Researchers film glacier calving massive iceberg in Greenland

Denise Holland , a research team field manager with NYU, caught the eye-opening occurrence on video, which condenses 30 minutes of activity down to about 90 seconds. It may also offer a chance to stud...

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The judicial mindset of Brett Kavanaugh

The judicial mindset of Brett Kavanaugh

The same poll finds that 56 percent of IN voters want their Senator, Joe Donnelly , to vote to confirm the Kavanaugh. Sen. Heller is running for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton won. Democrats...

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Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019

Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019

The spacecraft, which weighs only about 600 kilograms, is considered the smallest to land on the moon. South African-Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn, president of SpaceIL, who has donated $27 millio...

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King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

King Cites Concerns About Kavanaugh Nomination

Murkowski - like Republican Sen. In part, that's because Kavanaugh's confirmation would give the court a decisive conservative majority for a generation. Of the three scenarios presented here, this ...

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Instagram model recovering after shark bite in the Bahamas

Instagram model recovering after shark bite in the Bahamas

So when model Katarina Zarutskie visited with her boyfriend and his family last month, she was keen to make the most of the lovely sights. Zarutskie hopes her modeling career will continue and she...

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Scientists Trace 'World's Oldest Colours' From Africa

Scientists Trace 'World's Oldest Colours' From Africa

The scientists extracted and studied the molecules of ancient organisms, which were found by crushing the ancient rocks to powder. The molecular fossils range from blood red to deep purple in their ...

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Tropical Storm Chris approaches hurricane status

Tropical Storm Chris approaches hurricane status

With maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, Chris is about 200 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center . Puerto Rico Governor Ric...

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Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks is going strawless. The strawless lids will begin to appear in Seattle and Vancouver Starbucks this fall, with phased rollouts within the USA and Canada to follow next year. Instead, ...

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Scott Pruitt quits as head of U.S. environment agency

Scott Pruitt quits as head of U.S. environment agency

As Pruitt's controversies grew in April, the Union on Concerned Scientists said it would have serious concerns if Wheeler were made EPA administrator. In a guest op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel f...

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Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

The coffee chain becomes the largest food and drink company operating globally to do so, citing the environmental threat to oceans. "Metal straws can be risky for people with neurological conditions...

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Tropical Storm Chris forms off East Coast

Tropical Storm Chris forms off East Coast

Tropical Storm Chris, which is expected to become a hurricane Tuesday, will likely remain offshore , but the storm could still bring high surf and an increased risk of rip tides to the MA coastline,...

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Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

We applaud this move, which will eliminate more than 1 billion straws per year . The rollout for the new adult "sippy cups" is expected this fall. Frappuccino drinks will still be served with dome...

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Cosmic collision with 'Sausage' galaxy reshaped Milky Way

Cosmic collision with 'Sausage' galaxy reshaped Milky Way

Professor Wyn Evans of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge explained that it's the paths of the stars from the galactic merger that earned the moniker "the Gaia sausage". Tra...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect

This front combined with the high heat and humidity is expected to generate a few severe thunderstorms this afternoon and into the early evening. Thursday's thunderstorms are expected to be slow m...

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Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Passes an Extreme Test

Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Passes an Extreme Test

The theory explains that gravity is an outcome of space-time's inherent flexibility, which means huge objects distort the cosmic fabric, that creates a sort of well, around which other bodies orbit....

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Die In Canada Heat Wave

Die In Canada Heat Wave

Officials say the heat wave is the worst the province has seen in decades. Montreal's health department reported 18 deaths, seven were reported in the Eastern Townships, six were reported in the...

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Eta Carinae may reach Earth

Eta Carinae may reach Earth

But, as the particles carry electric charge, the magnetic field of the solar system and Earth deflects their path, leaving no sign to detect where they came from. To solve the problem, the agency chos...

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Will Hurricane Beryl Hit Florida? Projected Track & Forecast

Will Hurricane Beryl Hit Florida? Projected Track & Forecast

Beryl is moving toward the west near 15 miles per hour (24 km/h). It was moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour (22 kph). Beryl is expected to gain strength today before weakening into a tropica...

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Tech: 'Cataclysmic' collision shaped Uranus' evolution

Tech: 'Cataclysmic' collision shaped Uranus' evolution

An global team of experts has tried to understand what implications a massive object hitting Uranus in the past would have had. This trapped internal heat could partly explain why the outer atmosph...

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