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Virgin Galactic Unveils New Mission Control for Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic Unveils New Mission Control for Space Tourism

The company has since developed a viable spacecraft that has twice touched the edge of space, and chief executive George Whitesides told AFP on Thursday he expects the first paying passengers to fly "...

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The 10 biggest asteroids that could crash into Earth in 2019

The closest asteroid was 2019 OD, closer to the earth than the moon. Scientists at the JPL believe the asteroid could be up to 99m in diameter, which is larger than Big Ben. "Composed mostly of water ...

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Imperiled by climate change, Pacific nations chide Australia

Imperiled by climate change, Pacific nations chide Australia

The delegation is seeking to enhance ties with other nations in the Pacific region through multilateral programs at the forum, which is now in its 27th year, the ministry said. Upon her arrival she ...

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DeMarcus Cousins suffers torn ACL while working out

DeMarcus Cousins suffers torn ACL while working out

There is no timeline for surgery. Unfortunately, those plans came crashing down when it was announced earlier today that Cousins tore his ACL training in Las Vegas. In the postseason for the first...

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Full Green Corn Moon will shine this week

Full Green Corn Moon will shine this week

The Full Moon will then slowly creep over the horizon around 8.47pm BST and set the following morning around 6.23am BST. Of course, the August moon, like the other monthly moons of the year, has many ...

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Arron Banks jokes about Greta Thunberg and 'freak yachting accidents'

Arron Banks jokes about Greta Thunberg and 'freak yachting accidents'

The young eco-warrior set sail with great fanfare for her two-week voyage Wednesday afternoon aboard the 60-foot "carbon neutral" racing yacht Malizia II, which has been furnished with solar panels an...

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Jupiter collided with a protoplanet early in its life say scientists

Jupiter collided with a protoplanet early in its life say scientists

Scientists now have a theory on what caused the odd readings for the planet . The researchers estimate that it would have been roughly 10 times as massive as Earth, and it would have messed things up...

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What do surfers, kayakers and Neanderthals have in common?

A 2017 paper , noting the prevalence of the condition in Neanderthals and early humans , suggests that it was an evolutionary adaptation to early hominins diving into cold lakes, rivers and seas to ...

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Asteroid Bennu Sample Site Finalists

Since arriving at near-Earth asteroid Bennu in December 2018, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has been studying this small world of boulders, rocks, and loose rubble - and looking for a place to touch dow...

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How to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight in Miami

How to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight in Miami

According to NASA, Perseid meteors are moving at 132,000 miles per hour. However, this year, a big, bright, almost full moon will reduce the number we're able to see. Comets, like planets, orbit the s...

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Indian Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory

Indian Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory

Earlier, the spacecraft's orbit was progressively increased five times during July 23 to August 6, 2019, ISRO said. Then, the spacecraft will have four-orbit manoeuvres around the moon and finally...

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NC, 21 other states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

NC, 21 other states sue Trump administration over new coal rules

The petitioners argue that the EPA's Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which it finalized in June , will not curb rising carbon emissions from power plants and will prolong the operation of dirti...

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Labour calls for review of grouse shooting on eve of ‘glorious 12th’

Driven shooting involves a row of "beaters" walking and pushing out the birds, which can fly at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour (130 kmh), towards a line of about 10 shooters concealed in sunken but...

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Salmon cannon: Why the internet is going wild for fast-fired fish

Salmon cannon: Why the internet is going wild for fast-fired fish

There is a mysterious alchemy to the formation of a social media trend. And we can only imagine how frightening being lifted up into the sky by giant, mechanical birds must be for fish. "The salmon ...

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Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole Has Emitted a Mysteriously Bright Flare

Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole Has Emitted a Mysteriously Bright Flare

Another cause could be a change to its accretion state-how the black hole is drawing matter inwards. 'I was pretty surprised at first and then very excited, ' astronomer Tuan Do of the UCLA told Sc...

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Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon's orbit on August 20: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon's orbit on August 20: ISRO

Dr K Sivan informed that the spacecraft will leave the earth's orbit after two days. Subsequently, the lander will separate from the orbiter and enter into a 100kmx30km orbit around the moon, and th...

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President Trump rule to change enforcement of Endangered Species Act

President Trump rule to change enforcement of Endangered Species Act

The changes included allowing economic cost to taken into account as the federal government weighs protecting a struggling species, although Congress has stipulated that economic costs not be a factor...

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Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole is acting weirder than normal

Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole is acting weirder than normal

Like many galaxies, our own Milky Way is believed to revolve around a supermassive black hole. "The black hole was so bright I at first mistook it for the star S0-2, because I had never seen Sagitta...

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NARIT: Asteroid 2006 QQ23 would not hit Planet Earth

NARIT: Asteroid 2006 QQ23 would not hit Planet Earth

Scientists revealed that this week, an asteroid referred to as as a "metropolis killer" got here nearer to the Earth than the moon and so they had no concept about the identical. Then one of the sci...

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Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On An Extravagant Show Tonight

Perseid Meteor Shower To Put On An Extravagant Show Tonight

The Perseids occur as a result of Earth passing through the path of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle as it orbits the sun. The much-anticipated meteor shower will, again, come to a climax Monday night, l...

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U.S. EPA expected to grant 30 small refinery waivers on Friday

U.S. EPA expected to grant 30 small refinery waivers on Friday

In the past two years, the EPA changed what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act, rolled back an Obama-era plan that would have reduced carbon emission from coal-fired power plants, and pro...

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UN Says Meat Production Destroys Land and Water Sources

UN Says Meat Production Destroys Land and Water Sources

Using data going back to 1961, the report notes that agriculture now accounts for about 70% of the world's freshwater use. Globally, more than 70% of the land surface is used to satisfy people's n...

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EU's Juncker tells Britain: no-deal Brexit will hurt you the most

EU's Juncker tells Britain: no-deal Brexit will hurt you the most

Talking about immigration system and fast track visa route she said, "We want Britain to be the most prosperous economy in Europe with an immigration system that attracts the brightest and best gl...

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Climate change turning marine life toxic

Climate change turning marine life toxic

Using this understanding, the researchers also modelled the mercury levels found in Atlantic BlueFin Tuna (ABFT). The researchers focused on whether have these and other environmental measures allev...

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Amazon Deforestation in July Increased 278% over Same Period in 2018

Amazon Deforestation in July Increased 278% over Same Period in 2018

On Friday (Aug. 2), Bolsonaro fired then-head of INPE, Ricardo Galvão, after the agency posted satellite data showing an 88% deforestation increase in June 2019 compared with June 2018. Around 60% of ...

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Ocean heat waves becoming more frequent and killing coral instantly

But the new study found that severe marine heatwaves can actually degrade the skeletal structure of the coral, potentially killing the organisms in a matter of days or weeks. The study revealed that c...

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ULA Launches US Air Force AEHF-5 Satellite

ULA Launches US Air Force AEHF-5 Satellite

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V launched the U.S. Air Force's fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite early August 8 after several delays.The Atlas V 551 took off from Space Launch...

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon

The Swift-Tuttle comet appears in the night sky every year during the month of August. This year, the moon will be close to full at the time of the shower's peak, and its brightness will diminish th...

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Deep space travel might severely damage astronauts' brains

Deep space travel might severely damage astronauts' brains

A new study revealed how radiation from deep space missions can affect the brain functions of astronauts. Because of this, the subjects displayed problems related to their memory and learning capabi...

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Ancient parrot in New Zealand was 1m tall, study says

Ancient parrot in New Zealand was 1m tall, study says

This handout picture released on August 7, 2019, by the Flinders University shows the drawing by Dr. Brian Choo featuring a giant-sized parrot that stood more than half the height of an average huma...

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SpaceX targets Tuesday evening launch of Israeli satellite

SpaceX targets Tuesday evening launch of Israeli satellite

Unfortunately, the mission was not able to make its August 5th launch window , and SpaceX is now targeting a launch on Tuesday, August 6th instead . Unlike numerous missions that the Hawthorne, Ca...

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Crashed Israeli Lander Possibly Brought Life From Earth to Moon

Crashed Israeli Lander Possibly Brought Life From Earth to Moon

Tardigrades, or "little water bears", are tiny eight-legged, segmented creatures measuring about 1.5 millimeters long. According to Wired , the package was about the size of a DVD and contained human...

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United Nations panel finalizing discussions on climate change and land report

United Nations panel finalizing discussions on climate change and land report

If the world requires millions of extra square miles for food production, it will clash with planned schemes to limit global warming, including so-called "bioenergy with carbon capture and storage", o...

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Google Pledges Carbon-Neutral Shipping, Recycled Plastic for All Devices

Google Pledges Carbon-Neutral Shipping, Recycled Plastic for All Devices

In a tweet shared by the company, Google says that starting 2022, 100 percent of its "Made by Google" products will include recycled materials and will maximize recycled content whenever possible. T...

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McDonald's new eco-friendly paper straws can't be recycled

McDonald's new eco-friendly paper straws can't be recycled

McDonald's has been accused of scamming the nation with its environmentally friendly new paper straws, as it's emerged that the controversial new straws can't be recycled and staff have been told to...

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