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The World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Has Died at Age 62

The World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Has Died at Age 62

She added that her legacy as a wild-born orangutan will be carried on by her great-grandson Nyaru who is now living in the jungles of Sumatra. Puan, meaning "lady" in Indonesian, left behind an "inc...

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Obama condemns Trump immigration policy

Obama condemns Trump immigration policy

TRUMP: "We're keeping families together, and this will solve that problem". It comes amid widespread condemnation of President Trump's zero-tolerance policy on migrants at the USA southern border...

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Mars to come closest to earth in 15 years

Mars to come closest to earth in 15 years

As per one space enthusiast, said on Twitter that this marks the approach of the red planet to Earth as close and it has happened after the August 27th, 2003, the time in which the Mars has ma...

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What happens when a black hole destroys a star

What happens when a black hole destroys a star

Theorists suggested that material pulled from the star forms a rotating disk around the black hole , emitting intense X-rays and visible light, and also launches jets of material outward from the pol...

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Scripps Oceanography: Antarctic Ice Thinning, Contributing to Ocean’s Global Rise

Scripps Oceanography: Antarctic Ice Thinning, Contributing to Ocean’s Global Rise

Shepherd, Smith and Whitehouse are among 80 IMBIE team members listed as authors of the Nature paper, " Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet From 1992 to 2017 ". That exact location matters, as...

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Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels

Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels

But what concerns scientists is the balance of how much snow and ice accumulates in a given year versus the amount that is lost. When you add the melting seen on Antarctica to other sources of land-...

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Da rude sand storm seizes the Opportunity, threatens to KO rover

Da rude sand storm seizes the Opportunity, threatens to KO rover

The Mars dust storm was spied by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's team on June 1, which then alerted the Opportunity rover's team. And there isn't any danger of the rover being buried by dust...

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World Cup Fever Spells Dull Markets

World Cup Fever Spells Dull Markets

Canadian cities that could host World Cup games in 2026 include Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. The 2026 World Cup is coming to the United States - and Miami is expected to be one of the venues. The...

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Giant Martian Dust Storm Threatens Opportunity Rover

Giant Martian Dust Storm Threatens Opportunity Rover

Though Opportunity was created to only operate for 90 days, it has continued to explore the planet for over 15 years. NASA's Mars rover, Opportunity has ceased all its science operations and is ...

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French Farmers Plan to Blockade Total Refineries and Fuel Depots

French Farmers Plan to Blockade Total Refineries and Fuel Depots

Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said Monday that the government would not back down, adding that he would meet soon with unions as well as biofuels producers to discuss supplies and pricing. Env...

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Indian scientists discover new planet 600 light years away

Indian scientists discover new planet 600 light years away

The exoplanet is reported to be smaller than Saturn but bigger than Neptune. Otherwise, the planets are probably inhospitable: they are very close to their star and therefore very warm. The newly di...

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How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more

How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more

A new application of old technology may be the answer. Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company funded by Bill Gates and Canada oil sands financier Norman Murray Edwards, revealed that is has develo...

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Wynne hopes for official party status for Liberal rump

Wynne hopes for official party status for Liberal rump

I believe that history will be gentler on her legacy than the 2018 Ontario voters. The platform point, which sits high on the Ontario PCs' agenda, follows Saskatchewan's recent constitutional chal...

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United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live". Not much is known about their long-term environmental impact, but these tiny plastic particles can ...

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NASA rover data shows Mars has the ingredients needed for life

NASA rover data shows Mars has the ingredients needed for life

The so-called "tough" molecules include carbon and hydrogen, and may also contain oxygen, nitrogen, and other building blocks of life . Methane is a strong greenhouse gas, and it could have suppo...

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SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

The company recently revealed the new Falcon 9 Block 5. The flight - set up by the rocket company founded by billionaire Elon Musk - was scheduled for late 2018, but this has been delayed to mid-2...

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President Trump Orders Help For Coal And Nuclear Plants

President Trump Orders Help For Coal And Nuclear Plants

In contrast, in response to the draft memo , on behalf of the American Wind Energy Association, Amy Farrell, the group's senior vice president for government and public affairs, states, "Independent ...

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Japan kills 333 whales for 'research', 122 were pregnant

Japan kills 333 whales for 'research', 122 were pregnant

Once a school of minke whales was sighted, the Japanese identified one or two for killing, using "harpoons with a 30g penthrite grenade". Elaine Lies of Reuters reported a year ago that the coun...

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Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

A storm surge watch has been posted from the river to Mexico Beach, Florida. We will have to watch the far eastern side of Alabama today once we get a little heating and the atmosphere destabilize...

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EU proposes to ban plastic straws, stirs, and cotton buds

EU proposes to ban plastic straws, stirs, and cotton buds

A variety of measures are proposed , including a ban on plastic cotton swabs, disposable cutlery, plates, straws , drink stirrers and balloon sticks. Vancouver is set to become the first major Can...

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Canadian government buys Trans Mountain project for $4.5 billion

Canadian government buys Trans Mountain project for $4.5 billion

Finance Minister Bill Morneau believes Canada's authority to build the pipeline will be able to overcome any resistance, be it from protesters or the B.C. "It does not change the course that the Gov...

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Trans Mountain pipeline will have 'Crown immunity': Notley

Trans Mountain pipeline will have 'Crown immunity': Notley

Calling a controversial pipeline expansion "a vital project in the national interest", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is buying the Trans Mountain pipeline to ensure that...

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Rocket launch ignites brush fire, burns NASA camera

Rocket launch ignites brush fire, burns NASA camera

But the launch started a brush fire, which as you can see, overtakes and melts the camera, which kept on taking pictures until the very end. The damaged camera was one of the furthest from the pad, ...

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Storm Alberto churns toward Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

Storm Alberto churns toward Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

A storm surge watch remained in effect for much of Northern Florida, from the Suwannee to Navarre in the Panhandle. Forecasters say heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto could cause floodin...

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1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Experts who have studied the spread of Ebola believe it originated in bats alone the Congo river and infected bush meat. This includes 30 cases that tested positive for Ebola virus disease, 14 pro...

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Alan Bean, 4th man on moon, is dead at 86

Alan Bean, 4th man on moon, is dead at 86

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine called Bean a boundary pusher who sought to advance limits of technology, science and imagination. "We will remember him fondly as the great explorer who reached out...

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Tropical Storm Watch & Storm Surge Watch issued for MS Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Watch & Storm Surge Watch issued for MS Gulf Coast

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, but a tropical storm does occasionally form before then, including the past three hurricane seasons. Right now, early forecasts project that the number of ...

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Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

Alberto , appearing a week before the official start of hurricane season , maintained sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and halted its forward movement Friday afternoon, although it is expected ...

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Doug Ford accused of selling 'bogus' party memberships

Doug Ford accused of selling 'bogus' party memberships

The NDP has been the focus of increasing attacks from both the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives during the election campaign as polls suggest they are tied with the Tories for the most s...

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Science and commercial satellites launched from California

Science and commercial satellites launched from California

SpaceX will launch two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites today (May 22) in a sort of carpool mission to space. For the first few days after launc...

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