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Progress cargo spacecraft makes fastest-ever trip to space station

Progress cargo spacecraft makes fastest-ever trip to space station

Piloted craft traditionally take two days or 34 orbits to reach the ISS. However, the space agency found a way to reduce that travel time to just under 6 hours in 2013. Progress Spacecraft are expe...

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Fossil of first ‘giant dinosaur’ species found in Argentina

Fossil of first ‘giant dinosaur’ species found in Argentina

However, it is unclear how dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions. An Argentinian team of researchers discovered 200-million-year-old giant dinosaur bones. Is This Discovery Essential to the E...

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SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh on Gun Control & the 2nd Amendment

SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh on Gun Control & the 2nd Amendment

The court's liberal justices wouldn't seem to be going anywhere during a Trump presidency if they can help it. Ginsburg, who at 85 is the court's oldest member, has already hired law clerks through ...

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Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland

Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland

Alarming footage shows a four-mile-long iceberg breaking off a glacier in Greenland in the latest example of the devastating effects of climate change . The grant is part of the newly announced $25-m...

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Things You Should Know About Brett Kavanaugh

Things You Should Know About Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh takes a high-altitude approach, espousing broad constitutional principles. But their situations would be much worse if their votes were needed for confirmation. While Elian's father wanted h...

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Trump's Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill

Trump's Supreme Court pick works Capitol Hill

As November's congressional election looms, Republican senators are calling for a swift confirmation process for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the hope of put...

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Incredible video shows 4-mile iceberg breaking in Greenland

At four-miles, the iceberg would stretch from lower Manhattan up to Midtown in New York City. Thus far, according to the NYU scientists, the Thwaites Glacier-part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet-has...

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Laguna Beach Instagram model recovering after shark bite in the Bahamas

Laguna Beach Instagram model recovering after shark bite in the Bahamas

Katarina Zarutskie , 19, was vacationing in the Bahamas with her boyfriend and his family, when she chose to take advantage of getting an epic Instagram pic. Luckily, she managed to free herself a...

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Kepler spacecraft, almost out of fuel, suspends exoplanet search

Kepler spacecraft, almost out of fuel, suspends exoplanet search

Almost out of fuel after nine years of trail-blazing searches for exoplanets, NASA's' Kepler satellite has been put in a state of electronic hibernation in preparation for downloading stored data fr...

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Airbus tapped to design Fetch Mars rover

Airbus tapped to design Fetch Mars rover

It will be used to deploy a so-called Sample Fetch Rover, a machine Airbus is now working on. That is, however, only half the job, because those samples will have to be brought back to Earth for stu...

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Scientists discover the oldest color in the world

Scientists discover the oldest color in the world

An worldwide team of researchers from Australia, Japan, the United States and Belgium has successfully extracted bright pink biological pigments from 1.1-billion-year-old marine sedimentary rocks of t...

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Starbucks to ban plastic straws by 2020 for the environment

Starbucks to ban plastic straws by 2020 for the environment

On the heels of Starbucks and other companies that are determined to "reduce waste and safeguard the environment", Hyatt Hotels have made a decision to join the anti-plastic straw movement. Vancouver ...

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Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019

Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019

With its 585 kilograms, two meters in diameter and a meter and a half high, the Israeli spacecraft will be the smallest to ever land on the moon, Ido Anteby, the CEO of the nonprofit SpaceIL said ...

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Tropical Storm Chris approaches hurricane status

Tropical Storm Chris approaches hurricane status

Eye formation is typically an indication of winds reaching the minimum hurricane threshold at 74 miles per hour. The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for Puerto Rico, warning of t...

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Scott Pruitt resigned. Twitter was ready

Scott Pruitt resigned. Twitter was ready

Priutt's deputy, Andrew Wheeler , will take over in the interim. Meanwhile, activists argued Mr Pruitt's policies of moving to boost fossil fuel production and rollback regulations opposed by corpo...

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Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Of Its Stores By 2020

Starbucks To Eliminate Plastic Straws From All Of Its Stores By 2020

Some Starbucks drinks, like cold brew with cold foam, are already served in cups with strawless lids. The brewer is phasing out plastic, one-time-use straws, because of material waste and danger to ...

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Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers

Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers

The storm was sitting almost still off the SC coast on Sunday, about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras. Tropical storm warnings remain for Dominica and Guadeloupe. Its maximum sustained wind speeds...

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Tropical Storm Chris to avoid New England

As the storm is positioned over very warm ocean waters, it is forecast to steadily strengthen over the next 72 hours and become a hurricane between Tuesday and Wednesday. In the Caribbean, a tropical ...

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South Africa: Suspected rhino poachers eaten by lions

According to its website, Sibuya Game Reserve is located on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape, approximately 130 kms from Port Elizabeth or East London. After alerting authorities, the reserve'...

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Tropical Storm Beryl forms over Atlantic

Tropical Storm Beryl forms over Atlantic

The system continues to become better organized, the NHC said , predicting a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves westward to west-northwestward at ...

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Beryl becomes the first hurricane this season

Beryl becomes the first hurricane this season

The storm was moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour. Forecasters say it is unlikely to have much impact on the island, which is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria a year a...

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American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman

But the United States has never relinquished its claim on the island. Earlier this week, news broke that the United States Border Patrol has been entering Canadian waters to stop and interview fis...

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Ford Guts Carbon Tax - Here Is How Much You Save On Gas

Ford Guts Carbon Tax - Here Is How Much You Save On Gas

The Progressive Conservative leader, who was officially sworn in as premier Friday, had promised that cancelling cap and trade would be his first order of business. The government said it would imme...

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North Korea aiming to hide ongoing nuclear production

North Korea aiming to hide ongoing nuclear production

Evidence collected since the Singapore summit points to preparations to deceive the USA about the number of nuclear warheads in North Korea's arsenal as well as the existence of undisclosed facilit...

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Hawaii Government Prohibits Sunscreen Marketing That Endangered Coral Reefs

Hawaii Government Prohibits Sunscreen Marketing That Endangered Coral Reefs

The guv included that Hawaii would certainly additionally should proceed various other initiatives to shield coral reefs , consisting of battling intrusive varieties, air pollution from land overflow...

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News Could IVF bring white rhinos back from the edge of extinction?

News Could IVF bring white rhinos back from the edge of extinction?

In 2008, Dr Thomas Hildebrandt and his team at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research collected semen from the last remaining northern white rhino males, in hopes of reviving the spec...

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Scott Pruitt out as Environmental Protection Agency head

Scott Pruitt out as Environmental Protection Agency head

Investigators on Capitol Hill had summoned current and former EPA aides for interviews, as part of the more than dozen federal inquiries into Pruitt's spending and management of the agency. He also ...

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Lions eat suspected rhino poachers on game reserve

Lions eat suspected rhino poachers on game reserve

Officials searched for more possible missing poachers in the area but none were found. "They strayed into a pride of lions it's a big pride so they didn't have too much time", reserve owner Nick Fo...

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New baby planet shot 370 light years away from Earth

New baby planet shot 370 light years away from Earth

A second team was put together to further investigate the baby planet. Similar to how the earth revolves around the sun, the PDS 70 b planet has also been recorded to be zooming around its star but ...

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This month's 'blood moon' eclipse to be the longest of the century

During the lunar eclipse , the full moon will be filtered by the sunlight and refracted by the atmosphere of the Earth, which will be red ting. According to Space .com, the total phase of the blood ...

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Drone in Superman garb crashes into French nuclear plant

Drone in Superman garb crashes into French nuclear plant

While the drone was harmless, the group said its action showed how easy it was to fly it into the plant in France, a country which is heavily dependent on nuclear power. Greenpeace said the stunt was ...

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

During the flyby, NASA's spacecraft focused on a site of bright surface deposits in the Occator Crater and the neighbouring region of Vinalia Faculae. They show some of Ceres most interesting features...

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Plastic bag ban 'will harm environment by driving up greenhouse gases'

Plastic bag ban 'will harm environment by driving up greenhouse gases'

The union says one customer took his anger over a lack of free plastic bags out on a staff member in the west coast city of Mandurah on June 22 - two days after the ban began. The removal of single-us...

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NASA plans to publicly test its quiet supersonic technology this year

NASA plans to publicly test its quiet supersonic technology this year

The shining star to this entire thing is supposed to be Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' X-59 "QueSST", which is created to produce sonic thumps rather than the booming sounds other jet fighters usual...

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New Study Links Air Pollution to Global Diabetes

New Study Links Air Pollution to Global Diabetes

Researchers do say that the while the main causes of diabetes remains unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity , the new research suggests that air pollution could also play a role. "Howev...

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Plastic bags: Shop assistant 'grabbed by throat' as Australia ban starts

Plastic bags: Shop assistant 'grabbed by throat' as Australia ban starts

Retail giants Woolworths and Coles , which make up 70 percent of the Australian supermarkets, will implement the ban in all stores. Western Australian's single-use plastic bag ban has begun as pa...

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Hot tips to be water wise in the heatwave

Hot tips to be water wise in the heatwave

Elsewhere in the Midlands, the Portlaoise water supply and the Derryguile Water Treatment Plant in particular is coming under pressure with a potential impact on approximately 5,000 people. "We're onl...

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This is what a newborn planet looks like

This is what a newborn planet looks like

But it has never been seen before - until now. European Southern Observatory teams used a powerful planet-hunting instrument called SPHERE on the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama Desert, Ch...

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Heat warning continues Tuesday, 'most significant heat event' in years

Heat warning continues Tuesday, 'most significant heat event' in years

The Canadian weather agency issues heat warnings "when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion". Da...

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President Trump Interviews Potential SCOTUS Nominees

President Trump Interviews Potential SCOTUS Nominees

McGahn will lead the overall selection and confirmation process, the White House said Monday. Spokesman Raj Shah will take leave from his role in the press office to work full time on "communica...

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