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Possible second impact crater under Greenland ice found, says NASA

Possible second impact crater under Greenland ice found, says NASA

Scientists need yet to confirm that the newly discovered crater was made by a meteorite impact, and if it was, it would be the 22 biggest impact crater on Earth , NASA announced. Impressed by that di...

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RIP Opportunity: NASA Declares Mars Rover Dead After 15-Year Run

RIP Opportunity: NASA Declares Mars Rover Dead After 15-Year Run

Its longevity and discoveries are a testament to Opportunity's design and construction. Then, it was on to Victoria crater, and from there Opportunity traveled through Marathon Valley, so named becaus...

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Mars One is dead

Mars One is dead

Among the many scandalous details, that report claimed that just 2,761 people had applied to Mars One-a far cry from the claimed number in the tens and eventually hundreds of thousands. The total debt...

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New Images of Ultima Thule Shock NASA Scientists

New Images of Ultima Thule Shock NASA Scientists

The "old view" in this illustration is based on images taken within a day of New Horizons' closest approach to the Kuiper Belt object on January 1, 2019, suggesting that both of " Ultima " (the larg...

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Ocasio-Cortez Deleted Embarrassing Green New Deal Policy Details

Ocasio-Cortez Deleted Embarrassing Green New Deal Policy Details

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and members of her legislative team were caught in a pickle this week after she denied that a fact sheet about her Green New Deal resolution was relea...

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The last five years were the hottest ever, NASA and NOAA declare

The last five years were the hottest ever, NASA and NOAA declare

Temperatures for 2018 came in just behind the three years preceding it with 2016 ranking hottest year yet. NASA and NOAA have announced that the global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fou...

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Old Phones, Laptops, Cameras to be Used to Make Tokyo 2020 Medals

Old Phones, Laptops, Cameras to be Used to Make Tokyo 2020 Medals

This creates a significant supply for collection and Olympic medal formation. The Tokyo Organising Committee said Friday that the goal of collecting over 30kg of gold has been nearly completed, ...

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Trudeau denies report his office pressured attorney general to help SNC-Lavalin

Trudeau denies report his office pressured attorney general to help SNC-Lavalin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied a potentially incendiary allegation that his office told former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution. The bom...

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NASA confirms 2018 was officially Earth's fourth hottest year

The last five years-from 2014 to 2018-are the warmest years ever recorded in the 139 years that NOAA has tracked global heat. It was also nominally the warmest year for Europe (and particularly th...

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NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2

NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2

SpaceX test fired the engines of a Falcon 9 rocket last month at the Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A to clear the way for the first test flight of the company's Crew Dragon astronaut ferry shi...

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Europe's 2020 Mars Rover Named for DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Europe's 2020 Mars Rover Named for DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin

On Feb. 7, ESA astronaut Tim Peake with Science Minister Chris Skidmore officially announced that the name of the ExoMars rover that is going to be used in the ExoMars program will be Rosalind...

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Fourth Hottest Year in Earth’s Recorded History - Climate Report

Fourth Hottest Year in Earth’s Recorded History - Climate Report

If it seems like you've heard this before, you have: Eighteen of the hottest 19 years have occurred since 2001. Past year was also the third wettest on record in the US. NOAA and NASA contribute dat...

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Green New Deal Guarantees Economic Security for Those ‘Unwilling to Work’

Green New Deal Guarantees Economic Security for Those ‘Unwilling to Work’

Ocasio-Cortez said she was not offended that Pelosi called the resolution "the green dream". Ed Markey, a Democrat, is broad and light on specifics, and seen more as a roadmap for overhauling the ...

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Seas will change colour as climate heats up

Seas will change colour as climate heats up

To come to these conclusions, the scientists developed a global computer model that simulates the growth and interaction of different species of phytoplankton as well as the way they absorb and reflec...

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Earth's north magnetic pole has officially shifted

Earth's north magnetic pole has officially shifted

This is causing a navigational nightmare for compasses in smartphones, boats and for airport navigators as well as in some consumer electronics, and WMM was forced to update a year early in order to...

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"Unfounded rumours" about the HPV vaccine are costing lives, IARC warns

However, it warned that national cancer control plans should be goal-oriented, realistic, carefully prepared and appropriately funded through a participatory process in order to be effectively imple...

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20,000 homes at risk in Australia floods as crocodiles, snakes wash up

20,000 homes at risk in Australia floods as crocodiles, snakes wash up

The authorities were forced to open floodgates of a major dam late Sunday, unleashing what they called "dangerous and high velocity flows". "Crocodiles may be seen crossing roads, and when floodin...

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Death toll in failed Brazil dam jumps to 121

Death toll in failed Brazil dam jumps to 121

The Minerals Council said its board, which held a meeting on Wednesday, conveyed its sympathy and condolences to the people of Brazil, in particular those whose lives have been affected by the tailing...

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Hubble accidentally discovers ancient dwarf galaxy

Hubble accidentally discovers ancient dwarf galaxy

The researchers were studying a cluster of stars in our own galaxy called NGC 6752 . This composite image shows the location of the accidentally discovered dwarf galaxy Bedin 1 behind the globular ...

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Huge cavity in bottom of Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

Huge cavity in bottom of Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

The entire Thwaites glacier is as big as Florida, and now 4 percent of the sea level rise. Researchers expected to find some gaps between ice and bedrock at Thwaites' bottom where ocean water co...

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When is Groundhog Day and how to people celebrate it?

When is Groundhog Day and how to people celebrate it?

It may be hard to believe as a large swath of the US thaws out from a bitter polar vortex , but spring is coming early, according to handlers for some of the country's most famous prognosticating g...

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US intel heads list North Korea, not border, as threat

US intel heads list North Korea, not border, as threat

Coats' fear is shared by the Pentagon - which banned Huawei and ZTE phones from U.S. military bases past year - and by other intelligence chiefs, who accused the firms of spying on behalf of the Chi...

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As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming

As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming

Trump's tweet feels particular poorly timed as Australia and New Zealand struggle with a record-breaking heatwave. "People can't last outside even for minutes", he tweeted. Chris Gloninger, a meteorol...

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Scientists found Earth’s oldest rock on Moon

Scientists found Earth’s oldest rock on Moon

Earth's oldest rock may have been discovered and it was picked up by astronauts on the moon during the Apollo 14 in 1971. According to the release, "Previous work by the team showed that impacting ...

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Samsung goes green with sustainable gadget packaging

Samsung goes green with sustainable gadget packaging

Samsung's goal is to replace much of what would now be made with plastic with paper and other environmentally sustainable materials. Samsung released a statement saying the company will start usin...

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Wind blows over SpaceX Starship prototype in Texas

Wind blows over SpaceX Starship prototype in Texas

SpaceX's Starship Hopper prototype, recently completed at the Boca Chica launch site east of Brownsville and awaiting test flights, was no match for the Rio Grande Valley wind last night, with the ...

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China clones 5 gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

China clones 5 gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

In a new announcement, also out of China, researchers reveal that they've cloned a handful of new monkeys as well, but this time around the donor monkey was genetically modified to exhibit specific ...

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What Time is the Solar Eclipse 2017? | 2017 Solar Eclipse

What Time is the Solar Eclipse 2017? | 2017 Solar Eclipse

Over the weekend, millions of Americans crowded into the narrow celestial interstate from OR to SC known as the "path of totality", where a total solar eclipse appeared briefly on Monday. The next ...

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Telescopes capture moment of impact during lunar eclipse

Telescopes capture moment of impact during lunar eclipse

Madiedo observed the meteorite flash through Spain's Moons Impacts Detection and Analysis System , also known as MIDAS , which is run by the University of Huelva and the Institution of Astrophys...

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NASA replaces astronaut on Boeing’s first crew launch

NASA replaces astronaut on Boeing’s first crew launch

NASA has named astronaut Michael Fincke, shown here on the space shuttle Endeavour in 2011, as a replacement crewmember on the first crewed test flight of Boeing's Starliner CST-100 spacecraft later...

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