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If It Wasn’t for Jupiter, Venus Might Be Habitable Today

If It Wasn’t for Jupiter, Venus Might Be Habitable Today

With a mass two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined, the formation of Jupiter and its subsequent journey around the Sun are likely to have had a profound...

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Harvey Weinstein charged with further sexual assaults in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein charged with further sexual assaults in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with the rape of two more women, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. The incidents span from 2004 to 2010 and all allegedly took place at a hotel in Beverly Hil...

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Launch radish seeds, meats and cheeses to the space station

Launch radish seeds, meats and cheeses to the space station

Hidden on board the Cygnus capsule: pressurized air tanks to help offset an annoying leak on the space station, a new $ 23 million titanium toilet for women, and a virtual reality camera to provide ci...

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Tropical Storm Gamma could form as soon as today in the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Gamma could form as soon as today in the Caribbean

More frequent cold fronts sweeping across the continental US often work to bat away inbound hurricanes coming from the Atlantic, making it more hard for storms to come at the USA mainland from that d...

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Greenland on course for fastest rate of ice loss in 12,000 years

Greenland on course for fastest rate of ice loss in 12,000 years

But even in the short term, increases in sea level measured in tens of centimetres will devastate coastal communities around the world. 'No doubt we will see impactful sea level rise this century, '...

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SpaceX eyes two Falcon 9 rocket launches, landings in eleven hours

Space Force GPS satellite. The mission was set to deliver a new batch of Starlink satellites into orbit. As expected, Lockheed Martin, a popular satellite manufacturer, revealed that SpaceX and the ...

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A Strawberry Moon rises along with a partial eclipse on Friday

This is when Indians will get to see Strawberry Moon in the sky. Europeans call June's full moon the Mead Moon, the Rose Moon and the Honey Moon. Speaking yesterday about the lunar event, he said: '...

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Scientists Claim Discovery of Multiple Liquid Water Lakes on Mars

Scientists Claim Discovery of Multiple Liquid Water Lakes on Mars

Three underground lakes have been detected near the south pole of Mars. Now, they have found three such more lakes! Compared to Pettinelli and colleagues' previous work, the new study includes a wi...

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700,000 vehicles recalled for fault with back cam

700,000 vehicles recalled for fault with back cam

Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant from November 18, 2019, to May 26, 2020, are also covered by the recall . The Ford reference number for this recall is 20C19. Dealers will re...

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‘Super-enzyme’ that eats plastic ‘significant leap forward’ in pollution crisis

‘Super-enzyme’ that eats plastic ‘significant leap forward’ in pollution crisis

PET typically takes hundreds of years to degrade in the environment . The study, published on Monday in the journal PNAS from a team of scientists at the University of Portsmouth and the Nat...

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Aurora Borealis to be visible across Ireland tonight

Aurora Borealis to be visible across Ireland tonight

According to Thrillist , with clear conditions, the northern lights will be seen in NY, northern Idaho, northern Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, V...

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SpaceX sets Starlink launch for this morning from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX sets Starlink launch for this morning from Cape Canaveral

The single biggest risk facing the company is arguably complacency and an infamous tendency known as "launch fever". This is the third flight for the booster, which previously flew during SpaceX's h...

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A Full 'Pumpkin Moon' Will Shine In Georgia Skies This Week

A Full 'Pumpkin Moon' Will Shine In Georgia Skies This Week

The deceiving appearance of the Harvest Moon isn't the only illusion known to come along with it. Viewed from the United Kingdom, the peak will occur at 10.05pm BST. As the old saying goes, it hap...

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Quebec, Ontario in second COVID-19 wave; restrictions return

Quebec, Ontario in second COVID-19 wave; restrictions return

In addition to Montreal and the provincial capital region, the red alert level will also apply to Chaudiere-Appalaches, south of Quebec City. Plante said she feels bad for the city's restaurant owne...

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Scientists find evidence of multiple underground lakes on Mars

Scientists find evidence of multiple underground lakes on Mars

Mars' past climate is heavily debated and while some advocate it once had a warm and wet climate, others suggest that its mix of geological features are better explained if the planet underwent per...

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Stranded whales released back into sea

Stranded whales released back into sea

It was spotted at a river mouth by crews who are undertaking the grim task of disposing of some 360 carcasses at sea. David Hocking, a marine mammal scientist at Monash University in Melbourne, said...

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NASA Launching $23 Million Toilet to International Space Station

NASA Launching $23 Million Toilet to International Space Station

It was the first crewed flight that launched from United States soil since the final space shuttle mission on July 8th, 2011. Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to ...

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Mars Express finds more subsurface ponds of liquid water on Mars

Mars Express finds more subsurface ponds of liquid water on Mars

In order to determine the locations of the multiple ponds on Mars, the team used radar data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) orbiting Mars Express spacecraft. Mars is very cold, and although it ...

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1st Crew Dragon launch set for October 31

1st Crew Dragon launch set for October 31

Most U.S. astronauts live in Houston. On Nov. 3, Kate Rubins will be orbiting a cool 200 miles above Earth, but that's not preventing her from voting in the presidential election. Mission Control ...

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Watch Elon Musk launch SpaceX's 13th Starlink mission today

Watch Elon Musk launch SpaceX's 13th Starlink mission today

The mega constellation will provide internet access to every corner of the globe, including those parts where terrestrial broadband access is non-existent. The Starlink -12 objective will fly atop a F...

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Moscow mayor orders elderly to stay home as virus rebounds

Moscow mayor orders elderly to stay home as virus rebounds

The highest numbers of new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Moscow (1,560) and St. Petersburg (240), the national coronavirus task force said in its daily update. On Friday, an official said the ...

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Meteor shower tonight: Can you still see the Perseid meteor shower?

Meteor shower tonight: Can you still see the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseids are considered to be the most impressive meteor shower of the year because of the high number of meteors per hour as well as the nice summer weather. Can you still see the 2020 Perse...

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Rescue efforts continue in Australia's mass whale stranding

Rescue efforts continue in Australia's mass whale stranding

Ninety-four pilot whales out of hundreds of marine mammals stranded off the west coast of the Australian island state of Tasmania have been saved in a special operation, Tasmania's government said o...

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A beaked whale's almost four-hour-long dive sets a new record

A beaked whale's almost four-hour-long dive sets a new record

In 2014, scientists documented one dive that lasted just over two hours at 137.5 minutes, setting a record. The species of beaked whales is a bit of a mystery to scientists, as they spend most of th...

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First measurements of moon radiation level

First measurements of moon radiation level

Astronauts flying to the Moon would be exposed to the radiation for many days, which represents an additional risk. In a new study , Chinese and German scientists report for the first time on time-...

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International Space Station makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space debris

International Space Station makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space debris

The operation lasted two and a half minutes. The three crew members-two Russians and an American-relocated to be near their Soyuz spacecraft as the maneuver began so they could evacuate if necessary...

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Twitter to launch ‘read before you retweet’ prompt very soon

Twitter to launch ‘read before you retweet’ prompt very soon

Do you think the "read before you retweet" tool is a good idea? The prompt appeared when Twitter's algorithms detected users have not actually clicked on the source link to open and read the article, ...

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Bus-size asteroid to zoom by earth today

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by earth today

Though it is still unclear whether 2020 SO is a small asteroid or a man-made object, one NASA scientist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has "tentatively identified" it as a...

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Australia whales: 90 dead in mass stranding off Tasmania

Australia whales: 90 dead in mass stranding off Tasmania

The rescue effort would begin early Tuesday with an out-going tide. Marine Conservation Program wildlife biologist Kris Carlyon said most of the whales were not accessible by boat and that by Mon...

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Newly-discovered asteroid buzzes pass Earth Thursday morning

Dubbed 2020 SW, the object will travel pass some 13,000 miles from Earth, which is closer than moon and weather satellites floating in space. After asteroid 2020 SW was discovered on September 18 by...

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Richest 1%'s emissions twice that of poorest 50%

Richest 1%'s emissions twice that of poorest 50%

The report assesses the global consumption emissions of different income groups between 1990 and 2015 - 25 years when humanity doubled the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. "As a wealthy n...

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NASA to send an astronaut spacecraft to the moon in 2024

NASA to send an astronaut spacecraft to the moon in 2024

There are now three teams working on Human Landing System concepts, none of which have been officially approved by NASA for use during the lunar landings. Once they reach the Moon, the astronauts wi...

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Hurricane Teddy to increase fire danger Tuesday as it passes Maine

Hurricane Teddy to increase fire danger Tuesday as it passes Maine

The Avalon and Burin peninsulas will stay on the warmer side of the system, Day said, adding parts of Newfoundland can expect winds gusting to 60-80 kilometres per hour. FIRE DANGER: With the ongoi...

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Tom Cruise gets launch date for trip to space

Tom Cruise gets launch date for trip to space

They will head to the International Space Station with the veteran NASA pilot Michael Lopez-Alegria at the helm. Cruise, meanwhile, is now back to filming the latest in the Mission: Impossibl...

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Astronomers explore flammable pie planet with 3.14-day Rabbit

Astronomers explore flammable pie planet with 3.14-day Rabbit

The terrestrial planet orbits a cool, low-mass star that is nearly one-fifth the size of the sun. With an orbit of just 3.14 days, even at its breakneck orbital speed of 81 kilometres per second (...

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