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Trio of astronauts headed to International Space Station

The three astronauts aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket are scheduled to arrive at the orbital space laboratory by the end of the week. Only about 7 percent of Americans surveyed said they payed close attention to space news, hearing "a lot" about NASA and commercial space in the past year.

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NASA astronaut heading to International Space Station

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted soon after the launch. NASA will launch a new rotation of crew members to the International Space Station Wednesday morning. We had contacts with the representatives of the United States space agency NASA and the European Space Agency , after which we agreed to maintain the coordination to act as a whole, Rogozin declared.

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By 2022, India vows to stop single-use plastics

Otunta said that the 2018 World Environment Day celebration had presented the nation with another opportunity to increase its efforts towards checking plastic pollution. He noted that the indiscriminate disposal of waste plastics constitutes a major environmental concern that the country has been grappling with an even more alarming is the fact that plastic pollution poison waters and lands, injuring marine lives and land animals as well as affecting the overall health and living condition ...

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More signs of past - and possibly present - habitability of Mars

But finding a trove of organic molecules on Mars is a big breakthrough for astrobiology, as organic molecules could be food for microbes, even if it doesn't represent life itself. The methane could simply be the product of basic geological processes, but it's possible the gas has origins in biological sources. Curiosity reports that methane levels on Mars go up and down in a predictable cycle.

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NASA to reveal new discovery on Mars by Curiosity rover

As seasons come and go on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover has been diligently sniffing and digging away, looking for signs the planet could have supported life. Curiosity can only drill a few centimeters into Martian rocks, and it lacks the advanced tools necessary to search for more complex markers of life. Dr Webster said the difference was much larger than what you would expect if the methane was produced by the breakdown of organic matter from space.

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Russian space capsule lands in Kazakhstan

American astronaut Scott Tingle , Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov had lived and worked in a low-Earth orbit for 168 days. Tingle also completed a spacewalk to mend the station's robotic arm. Shkaplerov, Tingle and Kanai spent more than five months in space working on a variety of scientific experiments.

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BC judge expands pipeline injunction as protesters use 'calculated' defiance

Construction is set to resume immediately, with Ottawa footing the bill for summer construction, backed by loan guarantees. Anti-pipeline protesters marched on Kinder Morgan's Burnaby Mountain terminal this morning. Given Canadas shaky history of owning Petro-Canada and taking an equity stake in the oil sands, Arctic exploration and development of Newfoundlands offshore oil deposits, including an interest in the Hibernia venture, Morneau was quick to emphasize that his government does not ...

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Falcon 9 soars into space with SES 12

About 32 minutes later, the Falcon 9's upper stage deployed the Airbus-built SES 12 telecom payload into a "supersynchronous" transfer orbit stretching more than 36,000 miles (58,000 kilometers) above Earth. Operating under such heavy reuse is the breakthrough expected to slash the cost of spaceflight, helping more lofty space exploration goals to be financially feasible, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said.

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Trump readies new plan to aid coal and nuclear power

Energy Department representatives did not respond to an emailed request for comment. "I am glad President Trump and his Administration are considering my idea to use the Defense Production Act to save coal-fired power plants with emissions controls and protect our national security", Senator Manchin said.

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World's oldest lizard fossil reveals new evolutionary clues about reptiles, scientists say

But recent scans revealed features in the fossil that were hidden, enabling scientists to identify Megachirella as the oldest known ancestor in the squamate lineage - the reptile group that includes lizards and snakes. wachtleri's place in the reptile family tree. The CT scan brought more facts to light about the physical characteristics of the Megachirella , for example a small bone in the lower jaw of the creature that is a distinct feature of the squamate group.

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Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit

Residents of the German town Lunebach were asked to keep all doors and windows closed as local police rounded up the roaming animals. A bear which had broken free from its enclosure was however shot dead, a spokesman for local authorities said.

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Canada Purchases Trans Mountain Pipeline from Kinder Morgan

The project will duplicate an existing 1,150km pipeline, allowing it to ship up to 890,000 barrels of oil a day from landlocked Alberta to the Pacific coast of neighbouring British Columbia, in western Canada, for export overseas. "If anything, we're going to ramp up our demonstration and our movement", George says. The premier said he knew something was coming, but was still surprised in the federal government's announcement.

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Federal Government to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5-Billion

Canada and Kinder Morgan agreed on a pricetag of 4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.5 billion), Finance Minister Bill Morneau said at a press conference Tuesday morning. "It seems completely insane", May said. Moe wants to know how the federal government , in partnership with Alberta, owning the project will change the B.C.

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Alberto to Strike Florida With Heavy Winds and Flooding on US Holiday

Subtropical Storm Alberto makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Monday , bringing the threat of flash floods, rip currents and gusty winds to shore. Alberto is predicted to move northward at a faster rate after making landfall in the western Florida Panhandle on Monday . Alberto is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flooding over western Cuba, South Florida and the Florida Keys, the National Hurricane Centre said on Sunday.

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Federal Government to buy Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5 billion

John Horgan, British Columbia's premier, has asked a court to determine whether the province has jurisdiction over the pipeline, vowing to block the expansion if the court says yes. Buying the pipeline outright had become increasingly likely after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first pledged only to backstop it. Do you support the federal government's purchase of Trans Mountain? Trudeau is gambling billions of Canadian taxpayer dollars on an oil project that will never be built - a project ...

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A stronger Alberto to make landfall along Florida panhandle Monday

As of late Sunday night, it had 65 mph winds, and the center was roughly 100 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida. Tropical storm force winds can be expected across southern and western parts of Georgia, Alabama, and southern and western MS throughout the day on Monday (see Fig.

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U.S. states declare emergency ahead of subtropical storm

Highs by this afternoon will reach into the mid to upper 80s and possibly higher if we get more sun, but like this past weekend we'll see storms pop up in the afternoon and evening again across the area. Forecasters also warned that the storm could drop 2 inches of rain in SC, up to 4 inches in isolated areas, and cause flooding. The heavy rain along with the saturated grounds could lead to some flash flooding.

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Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

According to Moss, a 20 percent chance of rain is possible by 2 p.m., with that chance increasing when the sun goes down. Four to 8 inches of rain will be possible in those areas, with 3-5 inches now forecast east of the Interstate 65 corridor.

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Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

He became the fourth human to walk on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969, exploring Oceanus Procellarum alongside the late astronaut Pete Conrad. Mr. Bean developed his interest in painting while taking art courses early in his Navy career. "I remember once looking back at Earth and starting to think, 'Gee, that's attractive.' Then I said to myself, 'Quit screwing off and go collect rocks .' We figured reflection wasn't productive", Alan Bean was quoted as saying by ...

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Florida Gov. Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Subtropical Storm Alberto

Sunday will be a transition day with not as many storms. Heavy rainfall is expected to affect western Cuba, much of the Florida peninsula and the northeastern gulf coast through the weekend. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide. The warning area stretches from Mobile, Alabama across the coast along the Florida Panhandle.

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As CO2 Is Rising Rice Loses B Vitamins

The finding that rice's nutritional quality can suffer as atmospheric Carbon dioxide concentrations increase has notable implications for populations in regions that rely on rice for primary nutrition. "Vitamin B1 (thiamine) levels decreased by 17.1 per cent; average Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) by 16.6 per cent; average Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) by 12.7 per cent; and average Vitamin B9 (folate) by 30.3 per cent", said the report.

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Pluto isn't a planet, but is it a comet?

Scientists still don't know all that much about the dwarf planet's life, but this new research is a big step in the right direction. A team of researchers from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) merged all the data on Pluto from NASA's New Horizons mission and the ESA's Rosetta mission that crashed on the Comet 67P to discover a new interpretation of how Pluto has formed.

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Notley Uses Scathing Tweet To Announce She'll Skip Premiers Meetings

She says she's tried in the past to have that conversation but so far, the federal NDP leader has declined. Premier Scott Moe wants the federal government to "take up residence" in B.C.to get Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project built.

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Soggy Weekend Ahead Thanks To Subtropical Storm Alberto

The immediate Tampa Bay area could experience tropical storm-force winds by Saturday morning, forecasters said, and conditions along the coast could become risky with high winds and rip currents. An Air Force Hurricane Hunter plane is scheduled to investigate the system Friday afternoon. Gradual strengthening is forecast for the next 72 hours.

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SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

Sensors on the spacecraft will be able to collect Global Positioning System radio occultation data for atmospheric sounding, similar to that provided by the U.S. The McLean, Virginia, company now has 55 Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit. Billing it as one of the largest tech upgrades in history, CEO Matt Desch told investors last month that the majority of his network's traffic is now running on the 50 new satellites SpaceX has launched since January 2017.

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Disturbance could bring heavy rains for Memorial Day Weekend

It's now a 40-mph storm located about 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, according to the hurricane center's 2 p.m. Friday update . Should the weather pattern become a full-fledged storm, with winds of at least 39 miles per hour, it would be named Tropical Storm Alberto.

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Wynne says she's not giving up despite results of latest polls

On Thursday morning, Sousa's re-election campaign sent out a press release that said the Mississauga-Lakeshore candidate had received the support of McCallion. What matters more than popular support, however, is winning ridings, and it's possible the NDP and the Liberals will split the vote, allowing the Tories to snatch certain areas, Tellier said.

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Michael Cohen's 'taxi king' business partner to cooperate with government

Cohen's home and office were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last month in a search of business records, emails and documents about a $130,000 payment he made to porn star Stormy Daniels. "Freidman pocketed money that should have provided much-needed investment in our transit system - and now he'll have to pay back every cent". "This is a very hard day for myself and my family", Freidman said to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who read the statement out loud on ...

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IPL 2018 Qualifier 1: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

CSK made it to the record seventh IPL final after a tense win over SRH. "It's a stadium where I've enjoyed batting, so I took confidence from that", Du Plessis said. Medium-pace bowler Sandeep Sharma also got two wickets. "CSK showed their depth with the bat, it was frustrating, losing from that position, but we're off to Kolkata and important to improve there", he added.

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Tuticorin streets bloodied with 9 deaths after anti-Sterlite protests turn violent

The demonstrators later set the collectorate office on fire in protest against the alleged police firing. Opposition parties, some of whom have been supporting the protesters, condemned the police action and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister E Palanisamy of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

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Church is a mother, not a bachelor, pope says at morning Mass

Pope Francis just told a victim of clerical sexual abuse that his sexuality "did not matter" & that God made him gay . He said that his sexuality came up because some of the Latin American country's bishops were trying to portray him as a pervert and claimed he was lying about the abuse.

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Triple Crown & Belmont Odds 2018: Justify an Early Favorite

Justify will have a chance to win the Triple Crown . It was Baffert who saddled American Pharoah in 2015 when the three-year-old became the first horse in 37 years to win all three. "This was his hardest race that he's had", Smith said. "I'm so happy that we got it done", Baffert told broadcaster NBC. Justify had been regarded as a freakish talent but an untested one until he ended a 136-year-old hoodoo at the Kentucky Derby with his fourth straight triumph, also from the seven ...

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Google, Amazon ahead in global smart speaker market

Smart speakers space has changed dramatically ever since Amazon introduced Amazon Echo back in November 2014. The company had an fantastic 709% year-over-year improvement in first quarter shipments to 2.4 million units from the 300,000 it delivered during 2017's first three months.

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IPhone X 'Tesla' goes on sale for a whopping $4500

Russian accessory maker Caviar is selling solar powered versions of the iPhone X for nearly $6,300 CAD. The phrase " Made on Earth by humans " is also engraved on the side of the case, the very same tagline which appears on the Tesla Roadster when SpaceX shot it into space a few months ago.

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Steam Link now available for Android in beta

Both games ran just as smoothly as they do on my computer, and I didn't notice any drops in framerate, or input lag when using the controller - even though Steam Link said my phone model hadn't been tested for compatibility, my connection wasn't ideal, and one of the titles wasn't designed for controller input.


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