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Illumina Buys Cancer Test Startup Grail for $8B

Illumina Buys Cancer Test Startup Grail for $8B

GRAIL stockholders will also receive future payments representing a tiered single digit percentage of certain GRAIL-related revenues. Shares Illumina , which are listed on Nasdaq, were 3% lower in...

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A Rare Blue Moon on Halloween This Year

A Rare Blue Moon on Halloween This Year

According to NASA's National Space Science Data Center , this relatively rare occurrence happens once every two and a half years on average. For the first time since March of 2018, we will have a B...

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Warming shrinks Arctic Ocean ice to 2nd lowest on record

Warming shrinks Arctic Ocean ice to 2nd lowest on record

Granted, it's a red flag. This year is only the second time that the minimum summer sea ice extent has fallen below four million square kilometres since satellite monitoring began in 1979, the sci...

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Montreal and Quebec City move to orange 'moderate alert' COVID-19 level

Montreal and Quebec City move to orange 'moderate alert' COVID-19 level

Christian Dubé, will provide an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in Quebec. Joining will be National Director of Public Health, Dr Horacio Arruda. Since the start of the pandemic, there hav...

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AstraZeneca : Merck Get CHMP Positive Opinions for Expanded Lynparza Use

AstraZeneca : Merck Get CHMP Positive Opinions for Expanded Lynparza Use

Prostate cancer is the second-most common type of cancer in men, with an estimated 1.3mln new patients diagnosed worldwide in 2018, while 12% of patients have a BRCA mutation. The Phase III PROfound...

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Sunny and breezy Monday, rain from Beta's remnants later this week

Sunny and breezy Monday, rain from Beta's remnants later this week

As for Acadiana we still have a Flash Flood Watch that is up until Wednesday evening and we will need to watch the showers as they set up as they can still produce several inches of rain, which coul...

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NASA reveals plans to return to Moon in 2024

NASA reveals plans to return to Moon in 2024

However, NASA is yet to decide about phase three and phase four gateways . He said he was "exceptionally grateful" that the House included at least some funding for HLS in its bill, but made it clear...

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Manhattan DA seeking Trump's taxes cites 'mountain' of allegations

Manhattan DA seeking Trump's taxes cites 'mountain' of allegations

Attorneys for Trump have argued that Vance, a Democrat, is just trying to smear the president with an overly broad investigation that has no legal basis. A short time later, Trump's legal team amend...

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NASA will launch a mission to find life on Venus in 2027

NASA will launch a mission to find life on Venus in 2027

MIT scientists have previously shown that if this stinky, poisonous gas were ever detected on a rocky, terrestrial planet , it could only be produced by a living organism there. Understanding how lif...

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Around 270 whales stranded on sandbar off Australia's Tasmania

Around 270 whales stranded on sandbar off Australia's Tasmania

A huge rescue mission to save some 270 pilot whales stranded off Tasmania's remote west coast is expected to begin at first light today. It's not clear exactly how many whales have died, but officia...

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Hubble captures crisp new image of Jupiter and Europa

Hubble captures crisp new image of Jupiter and Europa

One of the stormy weather systems is traveling around the planet at an incredible 350 miles per hour. However, Hubble reveals it is now growing more crimson again as the storms within continue to ...

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The Moon Turns Blue This Halloween

The Moon Turns Blue This Halloween

Regardless of the name, the blue moon won't really seem blue in shading. Typically, there are 12 full moons in a year since one happens every month. It motivated the expression "once in a blue moon....

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Chinese Virologist: China 'Intentionally' Released Virus

Chinese Virologist: China 'Intentionally' Released Virus

In response to a spokesperson, the corporate decided that the put up didn't violate Twitter insurance policies on COVID misinformation. The Epoch Times has contacted Twitter and Yan for comments b...

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Tropical Storm Beta predicted to strengthen and hit Gulf Coast next week

Tropical Storm Beta predicted to strengthen and hit Gulf Coast next week

An already busy hurricane season has seen forecasters run out of traditional storm names, forcing them to use the Greek alphabet for the second time since the 1950s. There are multiple features AccuWe...

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United Nations report: Global efforts failed to meet biodiversity goals in 2010s

United Nations report: Global efforts failed to meet biodiversity goals in 2010s

One, for instance, aimed to prevent the extinction of threatened species and improve their status by 2020 . We've reached the deadline - and the world has collectively failed to fully achieve a sing...

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Storms in Oregon’s forecast could suppress or spread fires

Storms in Oregon’s forecast could suppress or spread fires

While a handful of fires remain troublesome, the overall trend was positive he said, especially on the biggest lightning-sparked conflagrations that have been burning since mid-August. Many more are...

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Major fire threatens historic observatory near Los Angeles

Major fire threatens historic observatory near Los Angeles

The east side of the fire remained quiet. The blaze, dubbed Bobcat Fire , is within 500 feet (152.4 meters) of the observatory and crews are in place ready to receive the fire, said Angeles Na...

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Hurricane Sally: US Gulf Coast braces for second round of flooding

Hurricane Sally: US Gulf Coast braces for second round of flooding

Utilities began restoring power to Alabama and Florida with crews brought from other states. Scotland said with the storm now tracking into our region, Islanders should be prepared for strong w...

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Los Angeles area 'Bobcat Fire' threatens century-old observatory

The California City Fire Department said it is sending out resources to help with the California wildfires, including the Bobcat Fire burning upwards of 44,000 acres. In some areas near the wild...

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Astronomers detect first-ever giant planet orbiting a dead star

Astronomers detect first-ever giant planet orbiting a dead star

The new study , published in Nature , was led by astronomer Andrew Vanderburg from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The new finding is unique in that the planet is large, cohesive, and in a fair...

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Scientists find world's oldest sperm in Myanmar amber

Scientists find world's oldest sperm in Myanmar amber

They believe these creatures lived on the coast as well as inland waters of what is now Myanmar, surrounded by trees that produced huge quantities of resin. Comparatively few animals, including some f...

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New research says not all Vikings were Scandinavian

New research says not all Vikings were Scandinavian

Vikings - derived from the Scandinavian word "vikingr", meaning pirate - played a substantial role in reshaping Europe politically, culturally and geographically during the Middle Ages, with reper...

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New milestone for NASA-ESA asteroid defense

New milestone for NASA-ESA asteroid defense

The company will be designing, manufacturing, and testing of HERA , the ESA's contribution to a global effort in planetary defense known as AIDA or Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment. Time is ...

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A New Solar Cycle Has Started

A New Solar Cycle Has Started

That said, the experts still stressed the importance of preparing for space weather and possible spikes in solar activity. He says solar cycle modeling has improved over the last decade or so, m...

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Google Targets Carbon-Free Power For Data Centers by 2030

The company claims to have gotten rid of its carbon legacy, which accounts for all of its carbon emissions before it became carbon neutral in 2007. It means that Google's lifetime net carbon footpri...

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Dismay as huge chunk of Greenland's ice cap breaks off

Dismay as huge chunk of Greenland's ice cap breaks off

Observations from local weather stations have shown that the average air temperatures have been consistently high for the past two years, creating the ideal circumstances for extended melt condition...

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New Nissan Z Proto revealed with twin-turbo V6, manual gearbox!

New Nissan Z Proto revealed with twin-turbo V6, manual gearbox!

You may be interested in some of our coverage of past Z cars. The Z Proto doesn't recreate those precisely but departs dramatically from the current 370Z in sporting a set of LED teardrops that serv...

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Trump blames California forest management for deadly fires - is he right?

Trump blames California forest management for deadly fires - is he right?

Biden , slammed by Republicans for not visiting disaster areas, spoke from his home state of DE on the threat of extreme weather that climate scientists have said is supercharging fires . "How ma...

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Astronomers Detect Potential Signs of Life on Venus

Astronomers Detect Potential Signs of Life on Venus

According to the Independent , biosignatures in the form of phosphine have been detected on Venus, suggesting that there could be life there. The worldwide team, which includes researchers from Brita...

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NASA and SpaceX Gearing Up For Historic Crew Dragon Launch This Week

NASA and SpaceX Gearing Up For Historic Crew Dragon Launch This Week

That milestone paved the way to this Wednesday's launch, which could upset Boeing's presumed spaceflight supremacy. Today, NASA will be conducting its final Launch Readiness Review. Backup dates are...

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Scientists confounded by new findings on universe's mysterious dark matter

Scientists confounded by new findings on universe's mysterious dark matter

These formations also contain a lot of dark matter - not only because it binds them together, but because the individual galaxies they're comprised of contain dark matter, too. Meanwhile, in the real ...

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Washington election officials scrambling after USPS sends confusing postcards to voters

Washington election officials scrambling after USPS sends confusing postcards to voters

Voters in states with similar vote-by-mail, such as California and Washington, could also be misled by the postcard's recommendations. "This attempt at voter suppression violates the United States Con...

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Tom Cruise might shoot a movie in space

Tom Cruise might shoot a movie in space

That's fortunate, as up to this point, Space X has launched only unmanned missions of its Dragon 2 craft, which is created to transport astronauts to the International Space Station . The report al...

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MSNBC analyst: Trump committed second-degree murder with handling of coronavirus

MSNBC analyst: Trump committed second-degree murder with handling of coronavirus

Some of those audio recordings were recently aired on Trevor Noah's show , during a scathing assessment of Trump's criminal mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic . "The first is you caused the death o...

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Tropical depression could form in Gulf soon, and that’s not all

Tropical depression could form in Gulf soon, and that’s not all

A tropical system is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico and toward the northern Gulf Coast over the next few days. "Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce locally heavy ra...

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