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Searching for Signs of Life on Wolf 1601 Exoplanet

Astronomers at the University of New South Wales in Australia announced the finding of three rocky-type worlds orbiting Wolf 1061, a red dwarf star about 126 trillion kilometers (78.3 trillion miles), or 14 light years, from Earth. In the case of Venus, the planet was ultimately too close to the Sun - and as the star warmed, a "runaway greenhouse effect" occurred and trapped heat in the atmosphere.

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'Pragmatic' Donald Trump Might Be Persuaded On Climate Action: UK Scientists

Much, but not all of this money is meant to be distributed through the Green Climate Fund, which has already raised $10 billion so far. The promised funding was a highlight of the United Nations-led Paris climate deal. The commitment was considered essential for enabling collaboration between rich and poor countries in the next round of climate talks, which eventually delivered the Paris Agreement in December 2015.

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National Football League playoffs - AFC championship game betting preview

But when asked about the trappings, Bellichick looked down at the trophy and spoke in monotone. It was Belichick's latest deadpan punchline. I'm picking them even though I know it's a bad idea. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr is just grateful he can literally walk away from the game of football. And on Sunday, they'll meet with a trip to Super Bowl LI on the line.

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Delhi HC stays notification on regulating nursery admissions in private schools

On Tuesday, two minority schools moved to the Delhi High Court challenging the January 7 circular of the Delhi government restricting private schools built on public land to admit students only using the neighbourhood or distance criteria. Reacting to the court order, Education Minister Manish Sisodia came down heavily upon private schools. "But now these schools will decide their own criteria, so I am confused if they will have an upper age limit or not because the government's notification ...

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The iPhone 8 Will Finally Fix This Big Annoyance

Supply chain news probably doesn't set the average smartphone owner's pulse racing, but wireless charging on the iPhone should. iPhone 8 concept by Handy Abovergleich . Apple has not yet confirmed that it will use wireless charging, so while this still remains a rumor, it's starting to sound a lot more like it's a locked-in feature for the iPhone 8.

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Saturn's Moon Daphnis Creates Spectacular Ripples in Saturn's Rings

The US space agency NASA has released a handsome and close view of the wavemaker moon "Daphnis". Saturn's tiny moon friend, Daphnis, is finally getting its close-up. Scientists say the grainy appearance observed in several segments of the A ring adjacent to the gap occupied by Daphnis could mark regions where ice particles are clumping together.

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Global temperature hits record high for third year in a row

Including the year 2016, 15 of the hottest 16 years on record have occurred since 2001, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA ). Researchers estimate that the impact of El Niño in 2016 was 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit (0.12 degrees Celsius). Several places also reported historic high temperatures.

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Australia: 1 dead as vehicle plows into crowd in Melbourne

Acting commander Stuart Bateson told 3AW the man had a history with police. The man is of Hellenic background, and went on a killing spree after a fight with his brother. According to local media reports, five people are in a critical condition in hospital. Aerial footage from the scene showed armed police at an intersection in the city, with police cars blocking the road.

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Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage hired by Fox News

Farage concluded a brief interim stint as leader of the Independence Party on November 27 - his third term in the post that he'd held for much of the past 10 years. Farage and the movement he led are often considered the British corollary to Donald Trump and the America-first populism that propelled him to power.

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You can now watch 360° YouTube videos on your PlayStation VR headset

The videos are exactly what they sound like - the 360-degree videos that have been available for watching via Cardboard and other headsets. Gear up to get completely immersed in the world of virtual reality. The resolutions could not live up to the to the full 360-degree experience, because of which the video quality was a little flawed. Infact, the 360 degree video tech is nothing less than a paradise for a gamer, sports lover, or news enthusiast.

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Registered as Warmest Year in the World

Direct temperature measurements stretch back to 1880. Eight of the 12 months in 2016 - from January through September, with the exception of June - were the warmest on record for those respective months. Both NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information and NASA released information indicating the record average temperatures. It is the third consecutive year of record-breaking heat, a first in the modern era.

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Gambian President Given Last Chance to Step Aside

Its head said the troops will force Jammeh out if he does not step aside. He was recently barred from visiting Gambian peacekeepers in Darfur due to the sensitivity of The Gambia's ongoing political crisis, which has seen Jammeh repeatedly refuse to step down despite losing a December 1 election to opponent Barrow.

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This Popular Anime Selfies App Is 'Crapware' That Collects Private Data

Its data gobbling is similar to a line of low-end cell phones sold in the US that researchers found to contain a backdoor that sent data to China every 72 hours. What many users are unaware of is that while they are busy applying virtual makeup to their face in the app, data such as a phone's IMEI, Mac address, users' precise location and much more is being gathered and shared.

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Saskatchewan's annual inflation rate up 0.6% in December

Globally, there have been some surprisingly strong CPI numbers in December but expectations for Canada are for a flat reading following a 0.4% decline in November. "If a weak Canadian dollar was a reason for expensive cauliflowers a year ago, the year-on-year appreciation in the currency is working to restrain prices in this category", Exarhos said.

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Protest and joy greets the Trump era in Europe

Britain's protest groups have mobilised on Friday ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration to become President of the United States. "We are doing this to show our support for groups under attack her in the United Kingdom and across Europe to reject what we feel is the rise of the far-right", Nona Hurkmans, spokesperson for Bridges not Walls told Sputnik, January 20.

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Trump Sought Military Equipment For Inauguration, Granted 20-Plane Flyover

It seemed to make sense that the military would refuse out of concerns for the city's roads, according to a Department Of Defense official. The last presidential inauguration to feature a military flyover was during President Harry Truman's inauguration in 1949.

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NHTSA probe concludes Tesla's Autopilot system not to blame in fatal accident

Ultimately, the NHTSA's report found that Tesla is forthright about the system's limitations in the owner's manual, "a$3 lthough perhaps not as specific as it could be". However, and investigation into Brown's fatal crash discovered the safety sytem was not foolproof and required constant monitoring by the driver. According to the report, Tesla took factors such as driver distraction into its development of Autopilot , and further updates have reinforced keeping hands on the wheel and ...

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Earth Sets Warming Record for Third Straight Year

NASA estimated 2016 was the warmest year with globally-averaged temperatures 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the mid-20th century mean temperature. "No world leader can afford to ignore these results, which show that people all over the globe are being exposed to increasing impact of climate change", explained Bob Ward of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Battery Size Likely Led To Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Issues

Meanwhile, Samsung has also said that 96% of all Galaxy Note 7 have been returned by users. Both Samsung and Amperex have declined to comment so far, but Samsung has confirmed it will make its findings official on Monday. Many news sites, including the Wall Street Journal , are trying to get ahead of Sunday's revelations by claiming that their sources have revealed that Samsung will say that SDI used an irregularly sized battery that didn't fit the case properly causing the ...

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NASA, NOAA confirm 2016 was Earth's hottest year on record

Average temperatures on the planet were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) higher previous year than what they were in the mid-20th century. Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean. The way to global warming and climate change is as clear as the light of day.

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BT to raise broadband prices in April

BT Sport viewers who don't have a BT Broadband subscription, but watch the channel on their Sky box, will also see their charges increase, with the cost going up £1 to £22.99 a month. Anytime calling plans will go up by 49p to £8.99 a month and evening and weekend call plans will go up by 30p to £3.80. The company also announced rises of around £3.50 a month as part of a campaign to make its services "bigger and better than ever before".

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USA ends probe of Tesla fatal crash without seeking recall

Not only did the NHTSA report absolve Tesla of any blame in the accident, but analysis and testing of the Autopilot system found that across Tesla's fleet, the deployment of Autopilot reduced accidents by around 40 percent. However, it also said: "The closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that no safety-related defect exists". NHTSA's decision to spare Tesla of the harsh penalities that have been doled out to other automakers for safety violations ...

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Efforts on to normalise cash supply in rural areas: RBI

The bank and Patel have come under Opposition fire for failing to provide enough cash, causing hardship to people. Urjit Patel told the Parliamentary panel that discussions between the central bank and the government were taking place since early previous year, sources said.

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Donald Trump: "I'm Not a Fan of Tom Ford, Never Have Been".

Trump , 46, was spotted entering St. John's Episcopal Church alongside her husband, Donald Trump , wearing a Tiffany-blue dress with a structured shrug and matching gloves. Trump herself has a history of embracing Ralph, with a black jumpsuit at a presidential debate and a white jumpsuit on election night. With Melania's absence from some of the earlier events this week and Barron not showing up for Thursday's events, all eyes will be on the family tomorrow as Donald Trump is ...

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro now available in India

It is exclusive to Flipkart and only available in one color - Champagne Gold. Now, Lenovo has extended the reach of this smartphone to India but with some changes to the internal specifications . It measures 179.8×88.5×10.7mm and weighs 259 grams. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 4,050mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. Our approach to innovation is to ensure we're constantly evolving and understanding how technology can be infused in everyday lives of consumers.

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New Final Fantasy XV Trailer Looks At Moogle Chocobo Carnival

Since the selfies can only be taken outside the battle, it will still be Prompto's task to ensure that mid-fight photos are continually taken. According to reports , the developer didn't reveal further info about the DIY selfie function.

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Beijing attacks Trump over trade

In Davos, Xi Jinping launched a robust defence of free trade at a time when Donald Trump is talking of closing borders. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Wednesday the request had been passed to Trump's transition team and to the current administration of Barack Obama .

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Nintendo's new controllers make the Switch a versatile video game canvas

Also on display during my 1-2-Switch demo was the Joy-Con's most mystifying and intriguing feature, something Nintendo is calling "HD Rumble". Moving onto the phenomenal Zelda: Breath of the Wild . The Switch is a different story. 'There are no friend codes within what we're doing, ' he said. Read next: Is the Nintendo Switch the death knell of the 3DS? That was a major change, but we achieved it a lot more easily and quickly than we expected.

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Theresa May: UK can not be 'half-in, half-out' of EU

Whether such a deal can be brokered remains subject to negotiations. All of which leaves us in the dark as to where Britain will be in 2019. "It won't be a long time .a year or two". If the government decides not to proceed with the treaty they could return to the European Union to seek changes to the deal. Is there a majority in Parliament to vote down the deal? If MPs are to reject the democratic mandate put forward by the British people, it could spell political suicide for many of ...

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Save two-state solution

Of course, the Palestinian Authority leadership applauded Paris although it knows that it will not have any impact on the ground. According to WAFA, Abbas wrote to Trump Jan. "It was important for us to send a signal - a wake-up call - that this moment may be passing", Obama said at his final press conference as president on Wednesday.

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ECOWAS must consider religious leaders in Gambia impasse - WANEP

An Ecowas official said: "The Ecowas Commission, African Union and United Nations congratulate his excellency Adama Barrow, President of the republic of The Gambia, as he is sworn in following his victory at the presidential election on 1 December 2016".

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Report finds Tesla's Autopilot makes driving much safer

The investigation began June 28, almost two months after a driver using Autopilot in a Tesla Model S died when it failed to spot a tractor-trailer crossing the car's path on a Florida highway. The agency also said that its no-recall decision was not influenced by improvements to the autonomous software Tesla announced in September. We now have access to the full report (embedded below) and there are some interesting key findings about the crash and Tesla's Autopilot in general.

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For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

NASA attributes a 0.5 ˚C boost to El Niño in 2015 and a 0.12 ˚C boost in 2016 - just a fraction of the total temperature change. Initially, NASA and NOAA announced a prediction of 2016 being the warmest year on record , being given a 96 percent probability by NASA and a 62 percent probability by NOAA.

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Rep. Anthony Brown To Skip Inauguration; Cites 'Verbal Attack' On John Lewis

The dispute persisted Tuesday, with Trump tweeting , "John Lewis said about my inauguration, "It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)!" "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in disgusting shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results", Trump, 70, wrote in a series of tweets .

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Samsung to Reveal Findings of Note 7 Investigation

Early hypotheses called attention to the poor heat dissipation brought about by the Galaxy Note 7's new slim and cramped design, which aggravated the phone's already powerful, and therefore hot, components. The tech giant is looking to concentrate on smartphones with 5.5-inch display panels and larger as it's looking to seize a bigger portion of the third largest smartphone market in the world.


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