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Why Cyclone Oma seemed like a fizzer to much of Queensland

Why Cyclone Oma seemed like a fizzer to much of Queensland

In Queensland, all Gold Coast beaches remain closed, while Surf Live Saving Queensland confirmed to Yahoo News the remaining beaches up to Bundaberg are now being monitored by lifesavers. 'But that'...

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Israel Launches First-Ever Mission to the Moon

Israel Launches First-Ever Mission to the Moon

Just minutes after blasting off, the Falcon 9's nine-engine suborbital main-stage booster rocket could be seen in the sky just as the moon appeared over the horizon. SpaceIL was founded eight years ag...

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Appropriate for PMO to talk about SNC-Lavalin intervention, says Lametti

Appropriate for PMO to talk about SNC-Lavalin intervention, says Lametti

Her comments add drama to the testimony she is set to give to the Commons justice committee, which has launched a study of the matter. Two Liberal MPs, Nate Erskine-Smith and Wayne Long, broke ranks w...

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Parched Mars river valley looks surprisingly Earth-like

Parched Mars river valley looks surprisingly Earth-like

Taken by the ESA's Mars Express satellite late previous year, the new Mars images show a system of valleys located in the southern highlands, just east of the Huygens impact crater and north of Hella...

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Chance of severe weather Saturday afternoon

Chance of severe weather Saturday afternoon

Please don't take this lightly. This week, the NWS released its first Spring Flood and Water Resource Outlook of the year. Areas from Nashville metro west, and especially across the southwest, have ...

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Downgraded Oma moves from Queensland coast, leaving risky surf conditions

Downgraded Oma moves from Queensland coast, leaving risky surf conditions

Abnormally high tides, risky surf conditions & possible gales continue for SE QLD and far northern NSW. In NSW, a severe weather warning has been issued from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour while a ...

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NASA gives go-ahead for SpaceX commercial crew test flight

NASA gives go-ahead for SpaceX commercial crew test flight

Crew Dragon will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:48 a.m. EST Saturday, March 2. The 27-foot long Crew Dragon will dock with the space...

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Dianne Feinstein's climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Dianne Feinstein's climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who claimed during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. last month that the "world will end in 12 years" if the issue is not addressed. "I've gotten elected, I j...

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Aussie Rodent, Bramble Cay melomys, first mammal extinction of Climate Change

Aussie Rodent, Bramble Cay melomys, first mammal extinction of Climate Change

The mammal, Bramble Cay melomys , which had not been seen for nearly 10 years was initially pronounced extinct after exhaustive conservation efforts failed, a report by the University of Queensland i...

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New Moon Discovered Orbiting Around Neptune

New Moon Discovered Orbiting Around Neptune

The orbits of the two moons are now about 12,070 kilometres apart. Until recently, Neptune's newly found moon was named S/2004 N1 (S for satellite, 2004 from the year the astronomers sighted the moo...

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NCBA Responds To Green New Deal Proposal

NCBA Responds To Green New Deal Proposal

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, who holds a degree in economics, celebrated the news as a victory for working-class Americans against the "richest man in the world", Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and claimed that the b...

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Ocasio-Cortez Jokes About 'Weak' Memes In 'Desus & Mero' Interview

Ocasio-Cortez Jokes About 'Weak' Memes In 'Desus & Mero' Interview

She was greeted with chants of "AOC!" from the audience as she arrived on camera during the late-night show's premiere on Thursday night, according to a report by the Daily Beast. office. "PS fact t...

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Israel launches spacecraft in SpaceX’s first private mission to moon

Israel launches spacecraft in SpaceX’s first private mission to moon

It will also be the first non-governmental spacecraft to reach the moon. After the launch, the craft will disengage from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at around 38,300 miles above Earth's surface, ...

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2019's Biggest

2019's Biggest "Supermoon" | February 19

At its farthest point from the Earth, the Moon is in apogee syzygy , and stargazers might notice a small-looking "micromoon". The supermoon marks a big difference from 2018, when there was no ful...

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SpaceX Just Launched Israel's Lunar Lander off to the Moon

SpaceX Just Launched Israel's Lunar Lander off to the Moon

If all goes according to plan, Beresheet , about the size of a dishwasher, will arrive on the near-side of the moon in mid-April following a two-month journey through 4 million miles (6.5 million km)...

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"Harbinger of Doom" -Tiny Predecessor Paved Way for T-Rex Epoch

Moros was overshadowed in its warm, lush environment by a much-larger dinosaur called Siats meekerorum, which reached about 39 feet (12 meters) long, weighed four tons and was a member of a group c...

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SpaceX Launches Multi-Pronged Mission, Including Israeli Lunar Lander

It is also carrying an Indonesian telecommunications satellite and an experimental US Air Force satellite. Beresheet would mark the first non-government lunar landing. SpaceIL said it hoped Bere...

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SpaceX launches the Nusantara Satu satellite

SpaceX launches the Nusantara Satu satellite

Eastern time , when the lunar lander " Beresheet " ("In the Beginning") blasts off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It will be the fir...

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Japan space probe to collect rock from asteroid - CBBC Newsround

Japan space probe to collect rock from asteroid - CBBC Newsround

The probe is scheduled to touchdown on the asteroid on Friday morning and begin collecting rock samples from Ryugu's surface, JAXA said, adding that if any abnormalities were detected in the landing p...

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SpaceX to launch Israel's first Moon lander tonight

SpaceX to launch Israel's first Moon lander tonight

The craft was developed by Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL as well as the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries. The U.S. Apollo program tallied six manned missions to the moon - the only ones yet achie...

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World's largest bee finally found after going missing for 38 years

World's largest bee finally found after going missing for 38 years

The world's largest bee-the Wallace's giant bee or Megachile pluto-has been rediscovered, minding its own beeswax on Indonesian's North Moluccas islands . "It is also possible that it mainly collects...

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NASA unveils daily Mars weather reports

NASA unveils daily Mars weather reports

An artist's impression of the InSight lander on Mars. Thanks to a package of sensors dubbed the Auxiliary Payload System (APSS), InSight will give more weather updates than any previous mission to...

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'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

A 2015 assessment by IUCN found the "Fernandina habitat is largely dry xeric brushland at lower elevations, but much of that habitat has been destroyed by extensive recent lava flows". The minister sa...

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Zebra stripes confuse biting flies, causing them to abort their landings

Researchers yesterday described experiments demonstrating that horse flies have a hard time landing on zebras while easily landing on uniformly coloured horses. zebra , and E. grevyi ) overlap to a ...

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How Do Zebra Stripes Stop Biting Flies?

How Do Zebra Stripes Stop Biting Flies?

While horseflies circled or touched the animals at similar rates, landing was a different matter, with a lower rate seen for zebras than horses. In 2014, researchers showed the ranges of the horsefl...

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King tides expected in Bay as Cyclone Oma approaches

King tides expected in Bay as Cyclone Oma approaches

You can see their commentary, analysis charts and satellite maps on our website at http://bit.ly/TropicalCycloneActivity. Oma is moving south westwards at 15km/h. In the meantime most of the country...

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Grits defeat call for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin

Grits defeat call for public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin

Wilson-Raybould said Wednesday in between the votes that she didn't think it was appropriate for her to vote on the motion because she was directly implicated in the proposal. On Monday, Trudeau's pri...

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Cyclone Oma first to close in on Brisbane in nearly 30 years

Cyclone Oma first to close in on Brisbane in nearly 30 years

The category-two system is now 960 kilometres north-east of Brisbane and is still moving towards the city. A Severe Weather Warning for Abnormally High Tides and Dangerous Surf and a Hazardous Surf ...

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Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

McDonald's, Coca-Cola and other big companies that generate lots of waste have announced similar initiatives, hoping to appeal to customers concerned about the environment. The vast demand for electri...

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Can sharks teach us how to cure cancer? Scientists think so

Can sharks teach us how to cure cancer? Scientists think so

The first "map" of the creature's DNA has uncovered a plethora of mutations that protect against cancer and other age-related diseases, as well as enhanced wound healing. "Think of it as fine-tuning t...

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Supermoon, 2019’s Biggest and Brightest, to Light up Sky Tuesday

Supermoon, 2019’s Biggest and Brightest, to Light up Sky Tuesday

For those wondering why the term " Snow " has been added to the Supermoon , this is because full moons in February are referred to a Snow moons by Native Americans and this is also listed in the Fa...

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Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

Attention US-based skywatchers! February 19 will be the ideal day to gaze upon the Earth's lunar satellite, thanks to a not-so-little thing called the Snow Supermoon . Cloud cover should be sparse en...

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South Tyneside homes could see weekly bin collections return under new proposals

Martin Tett, environment spokesman for the Local Government Association, welcomed the plans but said that with councils in England "facing an overall funding gap of £8bn by 2025", any additional cost ...

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Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

One of the key architects of Trudeau's 2015 electoral win and his longtime friend, Gerry Butts said he resigned as the prime minister's principle secretary to avoid distractions for the government f...

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Watch out zero-gravity trash, the space harpoon is coming

Watch out zero-gravity trash, the space harpoon is coming

European and USA space agencies are monitoring approximately 20,000 objects as big or bigger than a baseball and 50,000 objects as big as a marble. "The idea is that you can shoot an old satellite ...

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