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NASA astronaut quits halfway through training, a first in 50 years

NASA astronaut quits halfway through training, a first in 50 years

Kulin will formally leave NASA on Friday, becoming the first astronaut-in-training to leave that position in the past 50 years. He holds a master's degree in materials science and a doctorate degree...

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Malcolm Turnbull will quit federal parliament on Friday

Malcolm Turnbull will quit federal parliament on Friday

The by-election date will be set by the Speaker, Tony Smith, after Mr Turnbull formally resigns. Earlier today, Labor publicly lashed Mr Robert for his comments on the financial sector when he said ...

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Tropical waves increase rain chances as early as late weekend

Once this tropical wave passes Southwest Florida and moves into the Gulf of Mexico, the environment could become more favorable for development, so it's still one we want to track closely in the NBC2 ...

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International Space Station has a leak

In April of 2013, Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted out a picture from the station, showing a small "bullet hole" in one of the solar panels. Russia's contract with NASA to ferry astronauts to the ...

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More than 300 vulnerable sea turtles found dead in Mexico

More than 300 vulnerable sea turtles found dead in Mexico

Mexico banned the capture of sea turtles in 1990, but there is still a lucrative black market for their eggs. Mexico has imposed criminal penalties for anyone found guilty of killing sea turtles, and ...

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Tropical Storm Florence likely to develop today, become hurricane next week

Tropical Storm Florence likely to develop today, become hurricane next week

But a separate circulation center closer to the Azores is what's forecast to send the potential tropical cyclone near the Cabo Verde Islands northwest into the Central Atlantic, said AccuWeather hurri...

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Astronauts tackle air leak on International Space Station

On Thursday morning, an investigation showed the leak appeared to be on the Russian side of the space station. "Program officials and flight controllers are continuing to monitor the situation as th...

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Astronauts are repairing a hole on wall of International Space Station

On Thursday morning, an investigation showed the leak appeared to be on the Russian side of the space station. All systems have now been stabilized and Roscocosmos, the Russian space agency, will co...

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Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

If it becomes a named storm, it would be named Florence. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring what it calls Potential Tropical Cyclone Six in the far Atlantic. MEXICO CITY Tropical Storm No...

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Hawaii's Big Island feels the effects of approaching hurricane

Hawaii's Big Island feels the effects of approaching hurricane

Unlike Florida or Texas, where residents can get in their cars and drive hundreds of miles to safety, people in Hawaii are confined to the islands. "That's the first one I've got", Sophie Granger ...

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Small Air Leak Detected on International Space Station

Small Air Leak Detected on International Space Station

Six crew members are on the ISS, led by station Commander and NASA astronaut Drew Feustel. He said the fracture was found on the Soyuz ship that brought astronauts to the ISS in June for a six-mon...

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Facebook going green, to be powered 100% on renewable energy by 2020

Facebook going green, to be powered 100% on renewable energy by 2020

In new goals published on Tuesday, Facebook also said it would cut its greenhouse gas emissions 75% over the same timeframe. The iPhone maker was hailed for being "the most aggressive in the sector ...

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Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment continues through downpours

Tropical Storm Lane damage assessment continues through downpours

Forecasts predicted that Lane, which peaked as a Category 5 hurricane with top sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 kph) earlier in the week while far from Hawaii, would diminish into a tropical...

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Goats get human feelings and prefer happy faces

Not only can goats tell when people are happy, but they also prefer interacting with happy people. A study published in Royal Society Open Science shows that goats prefer positive human emotional ...

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Suspected asylum seekers rounded up in Qld

Suspected asylum seekers rounded up in Qld

Channel Seven said those found were Indonesian, while The Australian newspaper said they were believed to be Vietnamese, adding that up to 40 people were believed to have been onboard the vessel. A lo...

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SE - Goats prefer happy people

SE - Goats prefer happy people

Conclusively, the goats spent more time looking at, sniffing, or otherwise engaging with the happy images. Also, when the happy faces were placed on the goats right side rather than left side, the a...

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NASA’s colorful image shows glowing smoke and dust around the planet

NASA’s colorful image shows glowing smoke and dust around the planet

The air quality looks even worse from space. The map is created using a simulation model called the Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing (GEOS FP). This image is from NASA and it show...

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Love Lorn Dolphin "Zafar" Causes French Beach Ban

Roger Lars, the Mayor of Landévennec, a commune in northwestern France , issued an ordinance that has banned swimming and diving into the village shoreline when the dolphin is around, The Telegraph ...

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The Maine Forecast: Heat and humidity will stick around for another day

The Maine Forecast: Heat and humidity will stick around for another day

The dew point has climbed into the low 70s this Monday evening with plenty of haze in the air after yesterday's warm front passed through. We're once again tracking high heat and humidity. Highs will ...

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California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail

California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail

Brown said in a statement that the bill "preserves the rights of the accused, while prioritizing public safety". California's new law will take effect in October 2019. But the historic passage of th...

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White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time

White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time

Naval Academy, his statement added. He represented Arizona and the United States with class and dignity. When his plane was shot down, he spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. 30, 2018....

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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Leaves Cabinet

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Leaves Cabinet

Australia's new Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled his first cabinet, seeking to unify the Liberal Party and reassure the nation after a week of tumultuous infighting that saw Malcolm Turnb...

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NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

Bennu is a B-type asteroid with a ~ 500-meter diameter. " After spending so long planning for this moment, I can't wait to see what Bennu reveals to us ". The return phase of the mission requires the ...

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NASA is celebrating 15 years of the Spitzer space telescope

NASA is celebrating 15 years of the Spitzer space telescope

You can use this app on iOS and Android devices. There are now 30 images to choose from, and the app provides a helpful description of what is shown in the cosmic snaps. The TRAPPIST-1 system is ext...

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Lane downgraded to tropical storm as downpours flood Hawaii's Big Island

Lane downgraded to tropical storm as downpours flood Hawaii's Big Island

Forecasts predicted that Lane, which peaked as a Category 5 hurricane with top sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 kph) earlier in the week, to diminish into a tropical depression by early on S...

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Popular YouTuber McSkillet, 2 others die in fiery head-on auto collision

Popular YouTuber McSkillet, 2 others die in fiery head-on auto collision

Mrs Pizarro was a marriage and family counsellor and Aryana was due to start seventh grade on Monday, Dominic told the San Diego Union Tribune . His death was widely reported in industry publicati...

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Impacts of Lane Increasingly Likely with Latest Hurricane Forecast

Impacts of Lane Increasingly Likely with Latest Hurricane Forecast

Lane could even make landfall over the islands, but it's too early to accurately predict the storm's path. Strong winds: The Big Island could start to see damaging tropical storm-force winds b...

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ESA's Aeolus Satellite to Measure Wind Speed From Space

ESA's Aeolus Satellite to Measure Wind Speed From Space

The mission also aims to improve weather forecasting. First scheduled to launch in 2007, the ESA mission has been plagued with delays - and the satellite's planned launch on Tuesday was delayed one ...

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WATCH incredible moment astronauts play world first TENNIS game in space

WATCH incredible moment astronauts play world first TENNIS game in space

There is no gravity on the ISS, meaning balls behaved totally differently. "Tennis is one of my favorite games, previously said Feustel ". The USTA sent racquets and balls to the ISS so the astro...

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This 228 million-year-old turtle didn't have a shell

This 228 million-year-old turtle didn't have a shell

Eorhynchochelys makes the turtle family tree make sense. In the end, after thoroughly examining this ancient turtle with no shell, the scientists placed the creature on an evolutionary line that ...

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NASA confirms ice found at moon's poles

NASA confirms ice found at moon's poles

M3 is an instrument developed by NASA and placed aboard the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, which was launched in 2008 by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The dark patches on the pictures represe...

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Rep. Duncan Hunter says he's eager for trial

Rep. Duncan Hunter says he's eager for trial

The Hunters will be arraigned in a San Diego court on Thursday. "This is the Democrats' arm-of-law enforcement", he added. "The actions of the Justice Department speak for themselves". "So we saw ...

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'Survival of the sluggish': Laziness an effective survival skill, new study suggests

'Survival of the sluggish': Laziness an effective survival skill, new study suggests

USA ecologist Professor Bruce Lieberman, who co-led the University of Kansas team, said: "Maybe in the long term the best evolutionary strategy for animals is to be lassitudinous and sluggish. Res...

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Scientists discover water ice on moon's surface

Scientists discover water ice on moon's surface

Without an atmosphere to help regulate temperature, the lunar surface can quickly warm when exposed to the sun's rays. The camera is created to peer inside permanently shaded craters near the po...

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Hawaii Prepares for Rainfall ‘in Feet’ as Hurricane Lane Approaches

Hawaii Prepares for Rainfall ‘in Feet’ as Hurricane Lane Approaches

National Weather Service meteorologist Gavin Shigesato says rain gauges near Hilo had recorded 12 inches (30.5 centimeters) of rain in 12 hours as of 4 a.m. On the Big Island's northern tip, landslide...

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In the Arctic began to melt the oldest glacier

In the Arctic began to melt the oldest glacier

But the increase in temperature and the warm winds played a role. "The ice there has nowhere else to go, so it piles up", said Walt Meier from the U.S. "Almost all the ice North of Greenland is subs...

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Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Even so, many residents are following recommendations to stock two weeks' worth of supplies. Buses around Honolulu have been picking up residents in need and taking them to shelters. Officials warne...

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New Aurora Definitely Not an Aurora

Late at night on July 25, 2016, a thin river of purple light slashed through the skies of northern Canada in an arc that seemed to stretch hundreds of miles into space. They compared images of a STE...

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Trump emissions plan could dirty Minnesota's air, but energy transition continues

Trump emissions plan could dirty Minnesota's air, but energy transition continues

The plan also would let states relax pollution rules for power plants that need upgrades, according to a summary of the plan and several people familiar with the full proposal who spoke to The Ass...

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Permafrost carbon leak could peak within a few decades

Permafrost carbon leak could peak within a few decades

These pools significantly speed up the thawing of the permafrost, which leads to food being available to microbes that consequently produce carbon dioxide and methane. The water in the lakes speeds ...

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