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'Yellow Vests' Movement Has Led to Major Rallies, Unacceptable Violence - Macron

'Yellow Vests' Movement Has Led to Major Rallies, Unacceptable Violence - Macron

The 40-year-old centrist acknowledged that many struggling households felt penalised by an increase in fuel taxes this year, the spark for road blockades and demonstrations over the past 10 days. Ge...

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Elon Musk is 70% sure he will move to Mars

Elon Musk is 70% sure he will move to Mars

However, critics have claimed that Mr Musk's ambitions and timeframe are unrealistic. "I know exactly what I'm talking about flights there", he said. He also said that early Mars colonists would...

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'I don't believe' government climate report finding

'I don't believe' government climate report finding

It's fun. There are pictures. "Future risks from climate change depend primarily on decisions made today", the report said. "Right now, we're at the cleanest we've ever been". states". We sp...

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Donald Trump rejects his own government's report on climate change

Donald Trump rejects his own government's report on climate change

Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson also released a statement on the report, specifically pointing to recent natural catastrophes that have been exacerbated by climate change. Cooking the next repo...

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Brexit: What lies ahead for the PM and her deal?

Brexit: What lies ahead for the PM and her deal?

Prime Minister Theresa May has warned MPs that voting against her Brexit deal will take Britain "back to Square one", according to a pre-written Commons speech to be delivered on Monday. "The nu...

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NASA’s Mars InSight lander touches down, sends first pic

NASA’s Mars InSight lander touches down, sends first pic

InSight has another trick to decipher what's inside Mars, but it needs a little help from the Deep Space Network (DSN) -radio antennae on Earth that maintain contact with robotic space missions throu...

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Percent Chance Elon Musk Is Moving to Mars

Percent Chance Elon Musk Is Moving to Mars

The timeline: As soon as seven years. As Gizmodo reports, Elon Musk has stated that for those who would like to venture to Mars one day, traveling to the planet with his SpaceX company will...

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How the Mars robot will survive entry, descent, landing — NASA InSight

How the Mars robot will survive entry, descent, landing — NASA InSight

NASAs Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on track for a soft touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet on November 26, the Mo...

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How to watch Monday's InSight landing on Mars from anywhere

How to watch Monday's InSight landing on Mars from anywhere

The lander will spend 24 months - about one Martian year - using seismic monitoring and underground drilling to gather clues on how Mars formed and, by extension, the origins of Earth and other rock...

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'Heartbreaking' stranding on remote New Zealand beach leaves 145 whales dead

'Heartbreaking' stranding on remote New Zealand beach leaves 145 whales dead

Early a year ago, more than 300 of the animals died and 100 more were beached at the top of New Zealand's South Island, in what was one of the country's worst strandings . Southland District councill...

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Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters

Ordered by Congress and made public by the Trump administration , it says the Earth and the USA economy are in danger. CBS News reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration w...

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Global carbon dioxide levels hit a new record in 2017, United Nations says

Global carbon dioxide levels hit a new record in 2017, United Nations says

Echoing the recent findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Secretary-General of the WMO , Petteri Taalas , said that climate change will have "increasingly destructiv...

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Scientists find new brain region that may be unique to humans

Scientists find new brain region that may be unique to humans

The Endorestiform Nucleus lies within the inferior cerebellar peduncle, a part of the brain that integrates sensory and motor information and enables refined posture, fine motor movements, and bal...

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Global carbon dioxide levels hit a new record in 2017, UN says

Global carbon dioxide levels hit a new record in 2017, UN says

Concentrations of carbon dioxide and other Earth-warming gases rose past year and are 41 per cent higher than in 1990, driving a long-term increase in the global temperature, the organization said. Un...

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Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on United States life

Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on United States life

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Trump antagonized climate scientists by tweeting, once again , that he believes cold weather disproves long-term trends of a warming climate. Climate change is also...

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NASA Initiates Safety Review of SpaceX After Elon Musk's Marijuana Incident

NASA Initiates Safety Review of SpaceX After Elon Musk's Marijuana Incident

A mock up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft photographed in Hawthorne, California. Space X said that there is nothing more important than that for the company. The first crewed test flight of the caps...

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Britain-Sized Cluster Of Termite Mounds Found In Brazil

Britain-Sized Cluster Of Termite Mounds Found In Brazil

An impressive figure comes up when you sum to total amount of excavated earth as it could be used to construct 4,000 pyramids as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza . A satellite image of the termite mo...

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New pinwheel star system

New pinwheel star system

A newly discovered explosive star system in the Milky Way has been named Apep after an Egyptian Snake God. The study into the binary star system, which was published in Nature Astronomy , describes...

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Elon Musk renames SpaceX`s BFR rocket for interplanetary trip

Elon Musk renames SpaceX`s BFR rocket for interplanetary trip

It will no longer be named "BFR", an acronym for "Big Falcon Rocket", however, but " Starship ". The letters were initially presumed to stand for "Big F**king Rocket", before company executives ...

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Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Fish and large aquatic animals ingest plastic particles, which either leads to their untimely death or deform them. The discovery has caused concern among environmentalists from the World Wildlife ...

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Silent plane with no moving parts makes 'historic' flight

Silent plane with no moving parts makes 'historic' flight

Known only as Version 2, the plane was powered by a process called "electroaerodynamic propulsion" which was first proposed in the 1960s. That's hardly supersonic, but the implications of this unpre...

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NASA picks 'coveted' landing site for Mars 2020 rover

NASA picks 'coveted' landing site for Mars 2020 rover

Its Mars 2020 mission will "seek signs of ancient habitable conditions and past microbial life" as well as collecting samples which will be left in a cache on the Martian surface. Researchers and en...

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Scientists use VR simulation to see inside black holes

Scientists use VR simulation to see inside black holes

In a bid to better understand how black holes behave, researchers have created a virtual reality (VR ) simulation of Sagittarius A, the black hole at the centre of our galaxy . A black hole is a p...

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After Elon Musk was spotted smoking weed, NASA to review SpaceX projects

After Elon Musk was spotted smoking weed, NASA to review SpaceX projects

Although this would be a first for the United States, Russia has been sending tourists to space since 2001, when Space.com writes that American businessman Dennis Tito paid $20 million to board th...

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Here's Why You Tend to Like The Bitter Taste of Coffee

Here's Why You Tend to Like The Bitter Taste of Coffee

The team came to the conclusion that people who are genetically predisposed to having a stronger perception of the bitter taste of caffeine are more likely to be regular coffee drinkers . The study, ...

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Dead whale had 115 plastic cups and two flip-flops in stomach

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups and two flip-flops in stomach

The 9.5-metre (31.17 ft) whale was found in waters near Kapota Island, part of the Wakatobi National Park, south east of Sulawesi, the park said in a statement. Indonesia, ranked second behind China ...

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NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for rover landing

NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for rover landing

Known as Isidis Planitia, the impact basin presents some of the oldest and most scientifically interesting landscapes Mars has to offer, according to NASA . Once the samples are cached, Nasa hopes ...

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The mystery of how, and why, wombats produce cubic poop

The mystery of how, and why, wombats produce cubic poop

The higher and more prominently placed the pile of feces, the more visually distinctive it is to attract other wombats to smell and engage in communication. Yang said, "The first thing that drove me t...

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Wombat poop: Scientists have finally discovered why it’s cubed

Wombat poop: Scientists have finally discovered why it’s cubed

Chubby and short-legged, the marsupials are unusual even before you consider their unique ability to produce cube-shaped poo. Scott Carver, the Australian counterpart to the USA team who acquired th...

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Soyuz cargo launch paves way for next crew to visit space station

The convergence of the Progress MS-10 with the ISS and the docking will be carried out automatically under the supervision of the mission control center and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev on the I...

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Trump to name EPA’s acting chief to post permanently

Trump to name EPA’s acting chief to post permanently

Senate will vote on his confirmation, an expected outcome as the chamber is led by Trump's fellow Republicans. Those proposals, along with moves to change the way the agency calculates the health bene...

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Discovery of a

Discovery of a "super-Earth" near the solar system

The scientists used several instruments to their research, including the HARPS and UVES spectrographs of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The planet is located as far away from its host star...

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The Aricebo message: the first attempt to contact aliens 44 years ago

The aim of the binary digits is that when arranged in a specific way, they can briefly explain human existence to extraterrestrials. The Aricebo message was to demonstrate the power of the Aricebo tel...

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SpaceX successfully launched Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX successfully launched Falcon 9 rocket

The rocket reusability is a breakthrough needed to reduce the cost of access to space and enable people to live on other planets, according to SpaceX . If all goes well, the Es'hail 2 will enter serv...

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Poor weather delays US space cargo launch to Friday

Poor weather delays US space cargo launch to Friday

An unmanned cargo rocket set to blast off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station has been postponed to Saturday morning due to the poor weather forecast. The unmanned C...

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