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Snake's 'boyfriend’ leads hunters to largest python in Florida Everglades

Snake's 'boyfriend’ leads hunters to largest python in Florida Everglades

Snake hunters have captured what they say is the largest python ever found in the swamps of the Florida Everglades: a pregnant female more than 17ft (5.2m) long and weighing 140lb, or 63.5kg. The ...

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Shell faces lawsuit from climate change activists over fossil fuels

Shell faces lawsuit from climate change activists over fossil fuels

Friends of the Earth has taken Shell to court "to force it to cease its destruction of the climate". The protesters carried banners with slogans such as "We Shell overcome - eventually" and red post...

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Japan Space Probe Drops Explosive on Asteroid to Make Crater

Japan Space Probe Drops Explosive on Asteroid to Make Crater

About 40 minutes later, explosives behind the plate detonated, sending the projectile hurtling toward Ryugu at 4,500 miles per hour (7,240 km/h). As it does so it will release a camera slightly abov...

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Spacecraft enters lunar orbit Forward of moon landing

Spacecraft enters lunar orbit Forward of moon landing

If all goes well, Beresheet will be the first Israeli spacecraft and the first privately-funded lunar landing, NBC News noted . It will leave on the surface of the moon a time capsule containing a ...

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SpaceX Perform First Fiery Hop Test of Starship Prototype

SpaceX Perform First Fiery Hop Test of Starship Prototype

The prototype being tested is suborbital, but SpaceX is building an orbital version at Boca Chica. U.S. manufacturer of advanced rockets and spacecrafts, SpaceX has test-fired the onboard engine Rap...

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Russian supply ship heads for space station

Russian supply ship heads for space station

ET, four minutes ahead of schedule, the craft docked on the Pirs compartment on the space station's Russian segment. "This was a flawless launch, right on time", NASA spokesperson Rob Navias sai...

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Debris from anti-satellite test no danger to ISS, India says

Debris from anti-satellite test no danger to ISS, India says

India Becomes Elite Space Power With Successful "Mission Shakti" Test . According to NASA, in the ten days, since India conducted the test the chance of debris colliding with the ISS is up by 44%. A...

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Curiosity watches as Mars' two moons eclipse the Sun

Curiosity watches as Mars' two moons eclipse the Sun

Phobos , which is about 11.5 km across, was imaged on March 26, while Deimos, which is about 2.3 km across, was photographed on March 17, NASA said in a statement on Thursday. Curiosity Rover's offi...

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Warming seas wreck Great Barrier Reefs regrowth

Warming seas wreck Great Barrier Reefs regrowth

Hughes said that under normal conditions, it would take about 10 years for coral recruitment to bounce back. In fact, the latest paper is not the only one to suggest that the ability of the Great B...

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Australian Opposition reveals ambitious climate change action plan

Australian Opposition reveals ambitious climate change action plan

As a major resources and energy exporter and a large country with a relatively small population, Australia needs a climate change policy which recognises the high relative emissions intensity of the c...

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Air pollution to shorten children's lives by 20 months, report says

Air pollution to shorten children's lives by 20 months, report says

China and India together were responsible for half of the total global attributable deaths from air pollution in 2017, a new global study released on Wednesday has revealed. Robert O'Keefe, vice-presi...

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Rumors of 1st Ever Black Hole Photo Fanned by Scientists' 'Mysterious Meetings'

Rumors of 1st Ever Black Hole Photo Fanned by Scientists' 'Mysterious Meetings'

The announcement has many in the scientific community anticipating the release of an image or images of a black hole's event horizon: the only part - if you want to think of it that way - of a black...

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Canada warming 2x as fast

Canada warming 2x as fast

Increases in mean air temperature over land underlain with permafrost are projected under all emissions scenarios, resulting in continued permafrost warming and thawing over large areas by mid-century...

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'Very Exciting': Scientists CONFIRM Existence of Possible Life-Sign Gas on Mars

'Very Exciting': Scientists CONFIRM Existence of Possible Life-Sign Gas on Mars

Despite some speculation over methane on Mars, a group of scientists chose to conduct an independent investigation to see if the gas might exist on the Red Planet. In an attempt to trace the source of...

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NASA and MIT researchers show off new flexible airplane wing

NASA and MIT researchers show off new flexible airplane wing

Since the wing could adjust to the particular characteristics of each stage of flight (takeoff, landing, steering, etc.), it could perform better than traditional wings. The design was tested in a NA...

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Meteor falling from sky caught on camera near Tallahassee

Meteor falling from sky caught on camera near Tallahassee

The National Weather Service's Tallahassee forecast office tweeted images of the meteor showing up on a lightning map . Bright meteors are only visible for a few seconds due to their fast speeds. A...

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Manhattan tolls, plastic bag ban approved in New York budget

Manhattan tolls, plastic bag ban approved in New York budget

The group stated in January that paper bags are the bigger environmental threat ( they aren't ) and the plastic ban would only harm business. Following in the footsteps of California , the first ...

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Meteor lights up Florida sky

Its flash was caught on the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), a satellite that takes hundreds of images each second and maps the paths of lightning storms. 'This isn't normally what I post on my...

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Kangaroo Rat Caught On Tape Confounding Rattlesnake With Ninja-Like Moves

Kangaroo Rat Caught On Tape Confounding Rattlesnake With Ninja-Like Moves

For kangaroo rats, who generally eat seeds, these attacks are commonplace, but the tracking of the encounters by the researchers revealed that the two are evenly matched and show for the first time ev...

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Montreal school board to ignore latest Quebec religious symbols law

Montreal school board to ignore latest Quebec religious symbols law

The law won't apply to private school teachers or professors at junior colleges and universities. This is the fourth time that Quebec has seen the introduction of a bill banning religious garb or sy...

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Hubble Spots Multi-Tailed Active Asteroid | Astronomy

Hubble Spots Multi-Tailed Active Asteroid | Astronomy

By researching the material that this unstable asteroid releases into space , astronomers can get a glimpse into the history of planet formation in the early ages of the Solar System . The trail was...

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Physical & economic impacts of climate change are accelerating: WMO study

Physical & economic impacts of climate change are accelerating: WMO study

The physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating as record greenhouse gas levels drive global temperatures towards increasingly unsafe levels, according to a new report...

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Mars Helicopter ready to fly to Red Planet

Mars Helicopter ready to fly to Red Planet

On Mars, the 1.8kg helicopter will be closer to 700g, dramatically altering its flight profile. However, the recent flight tests were performed with the actual helicopter bound for Mars. While the tea...

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Traffic fumes linked to teenage pyschosis, study finds

Traffic fumes linked to teenage pyschosis, study finds

Nearly one-third of the more than 2,000 respondents reported at least one psychotic episode within the last six years, most commonly those who had been exposed to the highest levels of air pollution ...

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Earth Hour: landmarks to switch off lights to help save planet

Earth Hour: landmarks to switch off lights to help save planet

It has grown in stature over the years, as more than 180 countries and territories are now involved. "We live in an interconnected world". "As a responsible local government who is increasingly be...

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River water persisted on Mars much later than thought

River water persisted on Mars much later than thought

In 2013, planetary scientists at the European Space Agency released 3D images shown above of the "striking upper part of the Reull Vallis region of Mars", which revealed a 932-mile-long (1500 kilomete...

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Skin-eating fungal disease annihilates 90 amphibian species

Skin-eating fungal disease annihilates 90 amphibian species

Researchers of an global study discovered that a deadly fungal disease in amphibians is causing dramatic declines in the creatures' populations. Sixty of the 501 species have shown some signs of recov...

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NASA Administrator vows agency will achieve 2024 Moon goal

NASA Administrator vows agency will achieve 2024 Moon goal

Pence also promised that the first woman to walk on the moon would be from the U.S. The last moon expedition happened in 1972. With a view to delays in the development of the new rocket, the SLS...

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NASA will pay you $19K to stay in bed

NASA will pay you $19K to stay in bed

The program will involve simulating space conditions in the lab and studying its impact on the human body through the participating volunteers. Scientists have long known that lying in bed mimics so...

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First All-Female Spacewalk Delayed Due To Suit Size Shortage

First All-Female Spacewalk Delayed Due To Suit Size Shortage

NASA announced March 25 that Anne McClain , who performed a spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Nick Hague March 22, won't participate in another spacewalk scheduled for March 29 with Chri...

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Coal makes way for solar energy in United States

Coal makes way for solar energy in United States

Those trends are expected to continue, and the group predicts that by 2025, 86 percent of coal plants will be producing electricity that is more expensive than renewable energy. In spite of that, the ...

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Coca-Cola to Pump Sh3.8B Towards Kenya's Plastic Recycling Industries

Coca-Cola to Pump Sh3.8B Towards Kenya's Plastic Recycling Industries

The addition of the Pennsylvania plant will bring the total number of bottles recycled by CarbonLITE up to 6 billion per year. Prepared by ACC's Economics and Statistics Department, the report u...

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University of Alberta discovers world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

University of Alberta discovers world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

Rex specimen ever found. The massive creature roamed ancient Saskatchewan 66 million years ago and took nearly 30 years to excavate, assemble, and study. Scotty's size immediately made an impressio...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal loses big in Senate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal loses big in Senate

Most of the Democrats voted "present" in protest while Democratic Sens. Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Gillibrand. Although the House could call a vo...

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NASA accused of sexism after it cancels first women space walk

NASA accused of sexism after it cancels first women space walk

Only one medium-sized spacesuit is now available aboard the International Space Station - where Koch and McClain are staying with four American, Canadian and Russian men. McClain and Koch were b...

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