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Ocean toxins could kill half of world's killer whales

Ocean toxins could kill half of world's killer whales

The killer whale is one of the most widespread mammals on Earth and is found in all of the world's oceans from pole to pole. But today, only the populations living in the least polluted areas occur in...

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In South Africa found an ancestor of the giant dinosaurs

In South Africa found an ancestor of the giant dinosaurs

Researchers have given the dinosaur the name Ledumahadi mafube , which means "a giant thunderclap at dawn" in the indigenous South African language of Sesotho . This is why scientists view Leduma...

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Tiny space rover shoots majestic movie on asteroid's surface

Tiny space rover shoots majestic movie on asteroid's surface

The colour photos were captured by the hopping rovers as they set about exploring the asteroid's surface. "I can not find words to express how happy I am", said project manager Yuichi Tsuda when the...

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Beluga whale in Thames eating, swimming well

Beluga whale in Thames eating, swimming well

By Tuesday lunchtime, photographers were lining the banks of the Thames, as were locals and others, and the BBC had launched its own live-stream of the creature, with some folks giving themselves th...

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Japan firm signs with SpaceX for lunar missions

Japan firm signs with SpaceX for lunar missions

The second mission to be launched in mid-2021 will aim for soft lunar landing and deployment of rovers to collect data from the lunar surface. The contest was launched in 2007 and closed in January ...

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Hayabusa 2 spacecraft deploys rovers on asteroid called Ryugu

The rovers were blasted into space aboard the Hayabusa2 spacecraft , successfully landing on Ryugu on September 21 . This is a most unbelievable accomplishment, as the tiny 1 km-sized asteroid...

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NASA experts have discovered the location of the

NASA experts have discovered the location of the "sleeper" Opportunity Rover

If Opportunity doesn't respond by the end of the 45-day window, the robot's handlers will reassess their options and their plans going forward, NASA officials have said. Then NASA experts felt that t...

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Scientists know the home star of interstellar object Oumuamua

Scientists know the home star of interstellar object Oumuamua

Astronomers eventually determined 'Oumuamua wasn't an asteroid but instead a "mildly active" comet . Astronomers believe that 'Oumuamua (the name means " messenger from afar arriving first" in H...

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Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago

Scientists identify earliest known animal 558 mn years ago

The unusual creature called Dickinsonia , which grew up to 1.4 metres in length and was oval shaped with rib-like segments running along its body, was part of the Ediacaran Biota that lived on Eart...

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Waterways rise in SC, residents told to leave

Waterways rise in SC, residents told to leave

Thousands of people in the Georgetown, South Carolina, area were urged to evacuate their homes on Tuesday as rainwater unleashed by Hurricane Florence surged down rivers, threatening to submerge som...

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After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas

After Hurricane Florence: Aerial views of flooding in the Carolinas

Officials in towns and cities in both states were filling sandbags and finalizing evacuation plans, eyeing some rivers that are swollen by heavy rainfall but not expected to crest until Sunday. "How's...

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Seal slaps kayaker across the face with live octopus

Kaikoura peninsula is well-known for its seal encounters, so the animal was most likely a kekeno or New Zealand fur seal ( Arctocephalus forsteri ), a common species that mainly eats squid and smal...

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Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

At 8 a.m, Tropical Storm Kirk, carrying maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour, was located about 415 miles east of Barbados and about 535 miles east southeast of Martinique and moving towar...

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Storm off Carolinas to dump more rain

Storm off Carolinas to dump more rain

So much water is coming that it is backing up other rivers that aren't even flooding. A FEMA coordinator told the Associated Press that as of Saturday, about 69,000 people from North Carolina have reg...

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Grizzlies get back US protections, Rockies hunts blocked

Grizzlies get back US protections, Rockies hunts blocked

The de-listing, welcomed by big-game hunters and cattlemen, had applied to about 700 Yellowstone-area grizzlies in Wyoming , Idaho and Montana. "Changing food sources, isolation, inadequate state m...

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Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society said it was "obviously very lost and quite possibly in trouble". People have been warned not to approach it, and to stay on the shore. He urged people to giv...

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UK's Labour opposition says it will reject Theresa May's Brexit deal

Her position also effectively rules out alternative Brexit proposals put forward by rebel eurosceptic members of her own party, which are based on a wide-ranging free trade agreement similar to that a...

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits Ottawa in the wake of devastating tornadoes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits Ottawa in the wake of devastating tornadoes

Officials warned people not to re-enter their homes until they had been deemed safe. At almost exactly the same time, a slightly less powerful twister, touched down in the south Ottawa neighbourhood...

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Japanese space agency lands rovers on asteroid

Japanese space agency lands rovers on asteroid

The Japan Space Exploration Agency confirmed Saturday that the two Minerva-II-1 rovers had landed successfully after being released from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft a day earlier. Yuichi Tsuda, Hayabusa2...

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Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission lands on target asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission lands on target asteroid

The two tiny rovers, designated Rover-1A and Rover-1B, are part of the second MIcro Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid (MINERVA-II) project. The asteroid is named Ryugu, CNN reported . Th...

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Subtropical Storm Leslie forms in Atlantic, experts still watching Kirk

Subtropical Storm Leslie forms in Atlantic, experts still watching Kirk

Winds are sustained at 40 miles per hour and is moving west at 14 miles per hour. "Some intensification is likely over warm water over the next few days, but wind shear will weaken the storm as it a...

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Dam breach at North Carolina plant; coal ash could spill into river

Dam breach at North Carolina plant; coal ash could spill into river

CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Water samples collected from various locations demonstrate that coal ash released from a landfill under construction has not impacted water quality i...

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Japanese space probe shoots hopping rovers at asteroid

Japanese space probe shoots hopping rovers at asteroid

The two rovers , each about the size of a cookie can, are to capture images of the asteroid and measure surface temperatures before a larger rover and a lander are released later. Japanese scientists ...

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EC Issues Special Weather Statement With Damaging Wind Gusts Possible Friday

EC Issues Special Weather Statement With Damaging Wind Gusts Possible Friday

Debris and loose objects could be sent airborne by the gusts, the agency warned. "Remember, severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes". Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. To r...

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Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday

Trump to visit Carolinas on Wednesday

Roy Cooper said Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. "They can't say for certain what it might do", Conway resident Joe Holmes told the AP on Monday. An additional 30 farms with more than 6 mill...

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LatestNews - Toll from hurricane Florence reaches 31 in US

LatestNews - Toll from hurricane Florence reaches 31 in US

Rivers such as the Cape Fear, Lumber, Waccamaw and Pee Dee are most at risk. Flooding has caused several other deaths, including that of a man who drowned attempting to cross a road in Marlboro Coun...

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Spiders are 'having a party' in this terrifying 1,000-foot web

Spiders are 'having a party' in this terrifying 1,000-foot web

On Monday, Sept. 17, residents reported that the area near the lagoon became the home of a type of spider called Tetragnatha , which is known to create large nests for mating. The sticky white li...

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1,000 feet of spiderwebs blanket large part of Greek town

The spider web's industrious creators, known as "stretch spiders" for their long and slender bodies, are of the genus Tetragnatha . "The spiders will have their party and will soon die", she told Sk...

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Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward from the center up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northwest. On Tropical Storm Kirk , the NHC states, "Kirk is moving toward the west near 14 miles per...

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NASA’s TESS Hunt for Exoplanets Notches First Candidates

NASA’s TESS Hunt for Exoplanets Notches First Candidates

The full strip of images taken in a thirty-minute period on August 7 2018. Its "first light" science image (below) that the satellite relayed back is a stunning vista of the southern sky that incl...

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