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Chinese City Wants to Replace Streetlights With 'Artificial Moon'

City officials recently announced plans to build an artificial moon , launching it to hang over Sichuan province's capital city by 2020, Chines...

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Global warming could produce costlier beer

About 75% of the world's agricultural land is used for animal production - yet meat supplies only 17% of our calories, she said . In 2014, the ...

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Astronauts recount failed space launch

Anyway, Hague goes on to explain how the rocket's automated abort mechanism yanked the crew capsule away from the rocket once the failure was de...

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Erdogan: Materials in Saudi consulate may have been painted over

The missing journalist had gone to the Saudi Arabia consulate to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage. In a statement , Washington Po...

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Trump on climate change: 'Man-made or not, I mean, there's something there'

Even though it seems like he finally recognizes that global warming is a real issue, Trump believes no action should be taken because the clim...

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Trump questions United Nations global warming report

Prof Bob Scholes, a systems ecologist at the Global Change Institute at Wits University, explains that South Africa warms at twice the global av...

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Astronauts Make Emergency Landing in Failed Russian Space Launch

Since NASA retired its space shuttle in 2011, the Russian Soyuz has been the only space vehicle capable of sending astronauts to the Intern...

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Hurricane Michael grows stronger on way to Florida

Joseph Peninsula, directly on the water. "Oh my God, what are we seeing?" said evacuee Rachel Franklin, her mouth hanging open. State offici...

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Emergency landing following Soyuz launch failure

Video footage from the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome shows a large plume of smoke coming from the rocket at the moment it failed and foo...

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Take a peek inside Hurricane Michael’s eyewall as it made landfall

The wind speed was just two miles an hour shy of Category 5 status when it hit. Scott declared a state of emergency in 35 Florida counties. ...

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Trouble for Hubble: Gyroscope fails on space telescope

Right now HST is in safe mode while we figure out what to do. The Hubble Space telescope is now in safe mode. The telescope was put in...

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SpaceX to launch and land Falcon 9 rocket from Southern California

SAOCOM 1A 3,000-kilogram satellite built by INVAP and this deployment was done in conjunction with Argentina's space agency with the objective ...

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Waiting ends: Michael makes landfall with 155 miles per hour winds

AccuWeather projects a storm surge of 10 to 15 feet in some areas of the western Florida coast , as well as waves that could reach 30 feet in h...

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Hurricane Michael continues to strengthen; expected to become major hurricane

With Florence still in mind, Michael may be making an appearance this week. "We are running out of time", the Republican governor said on Twit...

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Hurricane Michael heads for FL; Means more rain for WNC

Michael gained new strength over warm tropical waters amid a forecast that it would swiftly intensify into a major hurricane before striking Flo...

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Why you should care about half a degree of global warming

The planet is already two-thirds of the way there, with global temperatures having warmed about 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Tweeting sh...

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Puts on Light Show in Tonight's Sky

The launch, employing the upgraded Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket , remained scheduled for 7:21 p.m. SpaceX had previously flown fi...

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Global Temperature To Rise By 1.5 Degree Celsius Between 2030 And 2052

Neither Premier Ford nor Mr. Kenney have yet said what policies they would employ to cut emissions, or whether they support Canada's objective o...

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SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

The historic part of the mission will occur soon after the launch when SpaceX attempts to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenb...

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Possible tropical development & impact next week

Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen will become Tropical Storm Michael as it lifts north into the Gulf of Mexico early this week. The system ap...

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Americans, Briton awarded chemistry Nobel Prize

Frances Arnold is the fifth woman to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry; the last female victor was Ada Yonath from Israel, who shared the 2009...

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NASA Statement on International Space Station Investigation

This information was also confirmed by the director of Roskosmos, the state-owned state Russian space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, speaking on the fi...

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Man discovers rock used as doorstop is meteorite worth $100K

Even though Dr. Sirbescu knew exactly what it was, it had to be sent to the Smithsonian Museum for verification, it wasn't until Thursday word c...

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Scientists first discovered the moon outside the Solar system

It had all the right numbers: It was several times bigger than Jupiter, orbited a host star that is similar in mass to the sun, and is located a...

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Israel And NASA Sign SpaceIL Commercial Lunar Cooperation Agreement At IAC Bremen

The lander will be created to dock with NASA's planned Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway for service, refueling, and storage in between missions....

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Have scientists finally found proof of Planet X?

The world, estimated to have a width of a couple of hundred miles, is now about 7.4 billion miles from the sun, or about 2.5 times farther away ...

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Laser scientists win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize

Half of the prize money - worth nine million Swedish kronor ($1m or £770,000) - will go to Arthur Ashkin , a retired physicist who was the firs...

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Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Laser Work

Jessica Wade, a researcher at Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics at Imperial College London, was so fed up with women in...

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Hurricane Rosa heading for Baja California weakens in Pacific

Remnants of the Rosa are expected to hit Arizona on Sunday, bringing heavy rain, high winds and the threat of localized flooding, the National ...

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Tropical Storm Kirk forms again Wednesday morning

As of the 11 AM advisory from the National Hurricane Center , Kirk has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. You can count on the N...

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Kirk reforms as tropical storm, gaining strength

The second installment of Kirk, resurrected Wednesday from the first Kirk's remnants, was continuing to trek west toward the Caribbean at a dece...

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Tornado batters Ottawa, 200000 without power

Meanwhile, across the river in Gatineau, Hydro Quebec said 165,000 customers were without power after Friday's storm, but that number has been w...

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Japan spacecraft's rovers land on asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe, which has been circling the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) asteroid Ryugu since late June, deployed two little "rove...

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Tropical Storm Kirk gaining speed in Atlantic

This front will also help to bring high temperatures down into the mid to low 80s through the remainder of the workweek. Tropical Depression...

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Trump Travels to North, South Carolina to See Florence-Damaged Areas

Before that, Trump's trip to Texas after Harvey battered the Houston area generated blowback for his failure to meet with victims of the storm. ...

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