Voyagers' readings yield new clues about the solar system's structure

Voyagers' readings yield new clues about the solar system's structure

The latest data sent from Voyager 2 brought new insight and questions about the boundary region where the sun's influence ends and interstellar space begins.
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App developers had improper access to user data on Facebook

App developers had improper access to user data on Facebook

Facebook says roughly 100 app developers had improper access to user data from video streaming apps and social media management apps through admins that authorized the apps' access to Facebook groups.
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Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency

Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency

More than 11,000 scientists around the world have signed a declaration stating planet Earth is facing a climate emergency, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience.
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Smugglers used power tools to breach Trump's new border wall

Smugglers used power tools to breach Trump's new border wall

According to the Washington Post, the new border wall President Trump is building features steel and concrete bollards up to 30 feet tall, and concrete foundation that deters tunneling.U.S.
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Woman's eye infected with rare parasitic eye worm

Woman's eye infected with rare parasitic eye worm

A 68-year-old woman in California is the second human to be infected with parasitic eye worms typically found in cattle, as scientists warn that it may be an emerging zoonotic disease in the U.S.
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Fossilized Megalodon tooth found in flooded cavern in Mexico

Fossilized Megalodon tooth found in flooded cavern in Mexico

Researchers found at least 13 prehistoric shark teeth during a diving expedition in the Xoc cenote, a flooded cave in the Mexican city of Merida.
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Researchers create noninvasive interface that directly links human brains

Researchers create noninvasive interface that directly links human brains

Researchers have created the first brain to brain interface that can link three people and allow two-way communication using only their mind.
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New Delhi starts car rationing to clean up toxic air

New Delhi starts car rationing to clean up toxic air

New Delhi is set to combat toxic smog in the city by banning cars with odd and even number plates on alternating days starting from November 4 to November 15. Those who ignore the order will be fined 4,000 rupees, or roughly US$56, BBC News reports.
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China dumped 27 percent more waste into the ocean in 2018

China dumped 27 percent more waste into the ocean in 2018

China discarded 200.7 million cubic meters of waste into its coastal waters in 2018.In a briefing on October 29, China's environmental ministry said that this is a 27 percent increase from 2017 and the highest level in at least a decade.
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A quarter of all pigs could die from swine fever

A quarter of all pigs could die from swine fever

Mark Schipp, vice president of the World Organization for Animal Health, stated in a press conference on October 31 that roughly a quarter of the pig population worldwide is expected to die off as a result of the spread of African swine fever.
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Studies suggest measles may give the body "immune amnesia" by destroying immune memory cells

Studies suggest measles may give the body "immune amnesia" by destroying immune memory cells

Scientists have found that measles is a lot more devastating to the immune system than previously thought.The Guardian reports that the body has two key lines of immune response in dealing with viruses.
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NASA planning orbiter mission to Pluto

NASA planning orbiter mission to Pluto

NASA has commissioned Southwest Research Institute to study the possibility and the cost of a long-term Pluto orbiter mission.
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At least 45,000 Android devices infected with unremovable malware

At least 45,000 Android devices infected with unremovable malware

Researchers at cybersecurity firms Malwarebytes and Symantec have uncovered an Android trojan called xHelper that is able to reinstall itself even after users have uninstalled it.
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Researchers track Otzi the Iceman's last journey using moss

Researchers track Otzi the Iceman's last journey using moss

Frozen plant species buried with Otzi the Iceman has allowed scientists to trace the unusual route he took before his death.Otzi the Iceman was a hunter who died in the Alps 5,300 years ago.
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New study suggests exposure to sunlight could alter gut microbiome in humans.

New study suggests exposure to sunlight could alter gut microbiome in humans.

Exposure to ultraviolet rays may increase biodiversity of the gut microbiome in humans.
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Modern human origin traced to northern Botswana

Modern human origin traced to northern Botswana

New research published in the journal Nature suggests that modern humans descended from the region south of the Zambezi River, spanning northern Botswana into parts of Namibia and Zimbabwe, in southern Africa.
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Study triples estimates of people at risk of sea level rise

Study triples estimates of people at risk of sea level rise

New research has found that rising sea levels will be more of a threat to the world's coastal cities than previously thought.
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ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi, spokesman al-Muhajir slain after U.S. raids in Syria

ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi, spokesman al-Muhajir slain after U.S. raids in Syria

The Guardian reports that on Saturday, eight helicopters flew from an airbase in Iraq to ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi's compound in the Syrian village of Barisha.At the compound, troops breached a wall to gain entry into the building.
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NASA to deploy VIPER rover to search for water ice on the moon

NASA to deploy VIPER rover to search for water ice on the moon

NASA plans to send a robotic rover to search for water ice at the moon's South Pole in 2022, according to an October 25 news release published on NASA's website.
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New Ocean Cleanup system targets plastic pollution in rivers

New Ocean Cleanup system targets plastic pollution in rivers

Nonprofit environmental organization the Ocean Cleanup is now tackling the problem of plastic pollution in oceans by collecting plastic waste directly from rivers before it gets to the oceans with its new system, the Interceptor, according to a ne...
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Tesla begins production of its Model 3 cars in China

Tesla begins production of its Model 3 cars in China

Tesla has begun a trial production of its Model 3 cars in its new Gigafactory in Shanghai this month.
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ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi dead after a U.S. raid in Syria

ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi dead after a U.S. raid in Syria

President Trump announced on Sunday that the U.S. has brought the fugitive leader of the Islamic State to justice in a "dangerous and daring" night time raid.CNN reports that according to Trump, eight helicopters carrying U.S.
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Google's super computer achieves 'quantum supremacy'

Google's super computer achieves 'quantum supremacy'

New research by Google has shown that its Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform a target computation in 200 seconds.
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NASA's TESS satellite to search for alien life on exoplanets

NASA's TESS satellite to search for alien life on exoplanets

NASA and Breakthrough Initiatives will collaborate to search for intelligent alien life, according to an October 23 press release from Breakthrough Initiatives.
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Scientific journal pulls paper questioning Syria sarin gas attack

Scientific journal pulls paper questioning Syria sarin gas attack

A scientific journal has pulled a controversial paper challenging the official narrative of the 2017 Syria gas attack.
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Taiwan unveils new suicide drones at aerospace exhibition

Taiwan unveils new suicide drones at aerospace exhibition

Taiwan unveiled two military suicide drones at the Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition in August in a bid to counter Chinese military aggression.
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Russia discovers five new islands in the Arctic

Russia discovers five new islands in the Arctic

The Russian navy has found five new islands in the remote Arctic.Russia's defense ministry has confirmed the discovery of five new islands in the Arctic, which were revealed by accelerated glacial melting in the far north.
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Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky unveils next generation Raider X helicopter

Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky unveils next generation Raider X helicopter

Sikorsky, a company owned by Lockheed Martin, debuted Raider X, a light attack and reconnaissance helicopter concept on October 14 at the Association of the U.S. Army conference in Washington.
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New gene editing tool corrects genetic mutations more precisely

New gene editing tool corrects genetic mutations more precisely

Scientists from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new method of editing DNA, called prime editing, which combines CRISPR-Cas9 with a reverse transcriptase enzyme.
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European glass eels use internal magnetic compass to navigate waters

European glass eels use internal magnetic compass to navigate waters

New research from the University of Miami and Norway's Institute of Marine Research has found that the European eel at a certain stage of development use an internal magnetic compass to remember the magnetic direction of tidal waves as they naviga...
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Bell unveils new 360 Invictus attack helicopter

Bell unveils new 360 Invictus attack helicopter

Bell Textron presented its 360 Invictus Attack Helicopter as part of the U.S. Army's Future Reconnaissance Aircraft competition on October 1 in Arlington, Virginia.
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Prototype for U.S. Army's future reconnaissance helicopter features side-by-side cockpit and a wing

Prototype for U.S. Army's future reconnaissance helicopter features side-by-side cockpit and a wing

AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies unveiled their compound coaxial helicopter for the U.S. Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance program on April 15.
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Proposed bill prohibits drones from flying below 200 ft from houses

Proposed bill prohibits drones from flying below 200 ft from houses

U.S. Senator Mike Lee from Utah introduced a bill in Congress on October 16 to give property owners, state authorities and Native American tribes the right to regulate their airspace.
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New Orleans Hard Rock hotel collapse leaves 2 dead

New Orleans Hard Rock hotel collapse leaves 2 dead

At least two people have been killed after a partially constructed hotel collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday.
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Toyota unveils autonomous bus for 2020 Olympics

Toyota unveils autonomous bus for 2020 Olympics

Toyota says it will supply up to 20 specially designed e-Palette electric self-driving vehicles for ferrying athletes and related staff during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics, the company announced earlier this week.
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China lunar lander grows cotton plant on the moon

China lunar lander grows cotton plant on the moon

China successfully grew a plant on the moon in a biological first.On January 3, China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe made a milestone soft-landing on the far side of the moon.
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Taiwan president rejects China's 'one country, two systems' deal

Taiwan president rejects China's 'one country, two systems' deal

Taiwan has rejected China's offer of reunification under the 'one country, two systems' formula.
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Electric air taxi port to be unveiled in Singapore

Electric air taxi port to be unveiled in Singapore

German aviation startup company Volocopter is collaborating with British drone infrastructure and deliveries company Skyports to build the VoloPort, an electric station for flying taxis.
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New research finds that aspirin could protect our lungs from air pollution

New research finds that aspirin could protect our lungs from air pollution

New research has found that aspirin could protect our lungs from air pollution.According to the EPA, air pollution has been known to have an adverse effect on respiratory health.
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Online stores compromised by hackers stealing credit card data

Online stores compromised by hackers stealing credit card data

New research has found that stores on an online shopping platform have been hacked.According to ZDNet, Volusion, a software company hosting online stores, was hacked in a bid to steal credit card information from their clients.
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Refile - Microplastics causes immune cells to die at a faster rate

Refile - Microplastics causes immune cells to die at a faster rate

(Refile to fix the description of microplastic particles in the second and third cut of the animation)New research from the University Medical Center Utrecht has found that immune cells that target microplastics die three times faster than cells t...
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What were the mysterious fireballs that crashed in Chile?

What were the mysterious fireballs that crashed in Chile?

Residents of Chiloe Island saw a mysterious fireball blazing down the sky before fragmenting on September 25.According to TVN, a local woman said that following the incident, she found burning bushes near her house.
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Ocean Cleanup's redesigned system successfully collects plastic

Ocean Cleanup's redesigned system successfully collects plastic

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching system is now collecting and retaining plastic debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for the first time, the non-profit organization announced on Wednesday.
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Massive iceberg breaks from Eastern Antarctica

Massive iceberg breaks from Eastern Antarctica

Scientists said iceberg D-28 is among the largest to calve from Antarctic ice in decades, but is not caused by climate change. USA Today reports that a huge iceberg broke off from the Amery Ice Shelf in Eastern Antarctica on September 26.
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Microplastics causes immune cells to die at a faster rate

Microplastics causes immune cells to die at a faster rate

New research from the University Medical Center Utrecht has found that immune cells that target microplastics die three times faster than cells that aren't exposed to microplastics.
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New bionic limb use electrodes, sensors for sensation

New bionic limb use electrodes, sensors for sensation

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, or ETH Zurich, and several other European universities collaborated to create a leg neuroprosthesis that sends sensory information to nerves in amputees' leg stump.
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More than half of European native trees risk extinction: Report

More than half of European native trees risk extinction: Report

A new report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has found that approximately 58 percent of Europe's native trees are at risk of going extinct.
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Plastic waste in remote Atlantic island likely from Chinese ships

Plastic waste in remote Atlantic island likely from Chinese ships

A new report has found a 15 percent increase of plastic waste on a remote Atlantic island called Inaccessible Island, and it's likely being dumped by Chinese merchant ships.
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