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Exoplanet Found Orbiting Second Closest Star To Our Sun

Exoplanet Found Orbiting Second Closest Star To Our Sun

Barnard's star is the closes single star system while Alpha Centauri is a bit closer at 4 light-years. For years, astronomers thought they would find a planet around the nearest star, but it avoid...

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US Federal Judge Blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

US Federal Judge Blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

State Department completes a supplemental review. The judge added that the Trump administration had not adequately accounted for potential declines in oil prices, which have been depressed since t...

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Ultra-Rightist Jair Bolsonaro, President-Elect of Brazil

Ultra-Rightist Jair Bolsonaro, President-Elect of Brazil

However, Bolsonaro leads his opponent, Fernando Haddad , by a comfortable margin. Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro had 56 percent of the votes in the run-off against left-wing hopeful Fernando H...

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'Extremely Threatening' Hurricane Willa Heads For Mexico's Pacific Coast

'Extremely Threatening' Hurricane Willa Heads For Mexico's Pacific Coast

By early Monday, Willa had maximum sustained winds of 249 km/h and was centred about 370 kilometres south of Las Islas Marias and 280 kilometres south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes. The hurricane was e...

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Storm creates a swath of destruction

Storm creates a swath of destruction

The governor pleaded with people in the hard-hit areas to stay away for now. "It's gone", reporter Brooke Baldwin somberly noted while looking at the destruction and flattened homes across the city. T...

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Devastating aftermath from Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida

Devastating aftermath from Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida

Authorities said a falling tree killed a man outside Tallahassee, Florida, and an 11-year-old girl in Georgia was killed when the winds picked up a carport and dropped it on her home. Forecasters ...

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Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

According to the IPCC, if the planet undergoes a 2°C rise in temperature, more than 99% of the world's coral will be wiped out. A rise in temperatures can lead to far more deaths in the summer heat. B...

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Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

More details about the launch system will likely be revealed during Musk's announcement this evening. In a news conference scheduled to start at 9pm ET, SpaceX will introduce its first paying pr...

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Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on U.S

Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on U.S

So far , she says the lake hasn't overflowed its banks. "The worst is yet to come", Mayor Mitch Colvin told a news conference on Saturday. In its initial onslaught along the coast, Florence buckle...

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More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

Florence's weakening as it neared the coast created tension between some who left home and authorities who anxious that the storm could still be deadly. The rainfall will produce life-threatening flas...

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Feinstein refers information on Brett Kavanaugh to federal investigators

Feinstein refers information on Brett Kavanaugh to federal investigators

As the Senate Judiciary Committee continues to consider Kavanaugh's nomination , Democratic senators and progressive groups are amplifying their concerns about the nominee. 2 Senate Democrat and memb...

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Hurricane Florence Weakened to Category 2 Moves Closer to Shore

Hurricane Florence Weakened to Category 2 Moves Closer to Shore

Florence is becoming more of a threat to more people - now including some in Georgia - in more ways with a giant dose of uncertainty on top. One trusted computer model, the European simulation, p...

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Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

The National Hurricane Center said at 11 p.m. EDT that the storm was centred 330 miles (530 kilometres) east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Still, southeastern Louisiana is under a...

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Tropical Storm Gordon Moves Toward Gulf

Tropical Storm Gordon Moves Toward Gulf

A Tropical Storm Gordon Twitter account even cropped up on Monday, personifying the terror so many people felt. Gordon was expected to strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico to almost hurricane-level ...

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Nasa Launches Historic Probe To 'touch Sun'

Nasa Launches Historic Probe To 'touch Sun'

PSP is carrying four instrument suites created to study the sun's magnetic fields, plasma and energetic particles, and image the solar wind . The Parker Solar Probe, a spacecraft the size of a smal...

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'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse

'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse

However, their appearances are very different. The Red Planet will make its close approach on July 31 at a distance of about 35.8 million miles, according to NASA . Unlike a solar eclipse, the luna...

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Wants Democrats To Stop Trying To 'Bork' Kavanaugh

Sen. Mitch McConnell Wants Democrats To Stop Trying To 'Bork' Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump selected Kavanaugh to replace retiring 81-year-old Justice Anthony Kennedy . Elizabeth Warren tweeted yesterday, following up on her initial Monday night tweet: "Trump wa...

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U.S., Mexico and Canada to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

U.S., Mexico and Canada to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The current USSF president Carlos Cordeiro believes the 2026 World Cup will be a "lightning rod" for soccer in the United States. Although of no legal force, the letters were used in lobbying by the...

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Florida beaches hit with rough surf as Alberto makes landfall

Florida beaches hit with rough surf as Alberto makes landfall

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph) and was moving north at 8 miles per hour (13 kph). "This is definitely a unsafe storm", said David Roth, a meteorologist with the ...

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A wet Memorial Day weekend continues as Alberto treks north

A wet Memorial Day weekend continues as Alberto treks north

On Sunday morning, the storm was located about 150 miles (240 km) northwest of the Dry Tortugas, which is nearly 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West, Florida, according to the U.S. "I ask everyone to p...

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Mode Announced

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Mode Announced

If you're in any way familiar with Battle Royales you'll know what to expect here - players are dropped into the map and must fight it out, solo or in squads, to be the last person standing. "We're fa...

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Facebook's AI makes little headway in the fight against hate speech

Facebook's AI makes little headway in the fight against hate speech

Why the numbers matter: The report gives us a picture of the sheer quantity of content Facebook's software and human moderators are churning through. However, messages inciting hatred, the robot ...

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Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Sleeker Surface Hub 2 Digital Whiteboard

Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Sleeker Surface Hub 2 Digital Whiteboard

As you'd expect, it includes integrated speakers, and far-field voice microphones that will work for Cortana and Skype calls. Microsoft does not yet have much to say on Surface Hub 2 specs. The ...

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Parachutist's son dies in plane crash

Parachutist's son dies in plane crash

Speaking about what he witnessed, Mr Slattery, who lives near the parachute club, said he was out walking his dog and saw the plane take off from the airfield. "I thought he was actually doing a stunt...

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More trouble for Vijay Mallya, UK HC calls 'fugitive from justice'

More trouble for Vijay Mallya, UK HC calls 'fugitive from justice'

The victory for the banks, which claimed the businessman had wilfully defaulted on the loans accessed from them, will enable them to enforce the Indian judgment against Mallya's assets in England and ...

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Google tries to burst filter bubbles with redesigned 'News' app

Google tries to burst filter bubbles with redesigned 'News' app

In fact, Google lifted a couple of features from its existing Newsstand app for the News app revamp . It contains news articles picked out for you, with a briefing showing the top five stories. You...

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Instagram Brings New Payments Feature to Enable Direct Shopping on the App

Instagram Brings New Payments Feature to Enable Direct Shopping on the App

There are already an excessive number of brands, promoting their products on their respective pages on the Instagram app, adding this native in-app payment feature combined with in-app purchases can...

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Snap Stock Is Tanking After Snapchat Redesign Fails

Snap Stock Is Tanking After Snapchat Redesign Fails

And things won't exactly look up in Q2: Snap noted that year-over-year revenue growth rate would "decelerate substantially" next quarter. Snapchat has also faced intense pressure from Facebook ...

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Oculus' Hugo Barra Unboxes the new Oculus Go

Oculus' Hugo Barra Unboxes the new Oculus Go

With a starting price of $199 Dollars, the Oculus Go sits firmly between Gear VR and Oculus Rift , offering around two hours of gameplay on a single charge, and thanks to compatibility with the Gea...

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'Fortnite': Every Season 4 Battle Pass Skin

'Fortnite': Every Season 4 Battle Pass Skin

It was rumoured to be part of the countdown to the update and it has proven true, with Fortnite's own game page on the App Store now confirming the comet has indeed crashed. In the game's over...

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AT&T launches '5G Evolution' speeds in 117 new markets

AT&T launches '5G Evolution' speeds in 117 new markets

The company said it has also rolled out LTE-Licensed Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) in parts of three new markets. NBN is this week trialling 5G with Ericsson in Melbourne in an effort to explore poten...

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Diamonds from ureilites formed inside the deceased proto-planet mesopodopsis

Diamonds from ureilites formed inside the deceased proto-planet mesopodopsis

But while many stony meteorites hail from Mars , these were peculiar. It argued that the pressures necessary to produce diamonds of this kind could only occur in planet of this size. We discovere...

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South Africa Lay Winnie Mandela To Rest

South Africa Lay Winnie Mandela To Rest

Tens of thousands of mourners at Orlando Stadium rose to bid farewell to the Mother of the Nation. Madikizela-Mandela, aged 81, passed away on 2 April at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg. The ANC's ...

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Russian Federation vows to defy ban on grid girls for Sochi grand prix

Russian Federation vows to defy ban on grid girls for Sochi grand prix

They'll be there, on the grid, but won't be holding any name-boards. Monaco's move comes after the Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak , who heads the Russian Grand Prix organising committee...

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China's space lab set for re-entry, but where will it hit?

At the moment, the Tiangong-1 orbits over Italy roughly every 90 minutes, three to four times a day at an altitude between 220 and 220km above Earth. Following a meeting with the Italian Civil Pro...

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