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NASA warns that India’s anti-satellite missile test left 400 fragments of space debris

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NASA said the test carried out by India in space, which consisted in testing an anti-satellite missile, leaving more than 400 pieces of orbital debris orbiting, has been a...

The majority of the world’s bird population originated in Australia

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These birds—also known by their order name, passerines—comprise more than 6,000 species, including familiar birds like cardinals, warblers, jays, and sparrows. Passerines make up more than 60 percent of...

Brexit at a standstill: British parliament rejects all alternatives to May’s plan

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None of the four alternatives to the Brexit plan that British House of Commons MPs voted on Monday night achieved a majority. Parliament rejected proposals that would have brought the...

More than half of the cars in circulation in Norway are electric

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Just curiosus: Norway makes most of its money with the Northern Sea oil exports According to official statistics from the Norwegian Road Federation, more than half of the cars in...

Asian long-horned tick spreads uncontrollably through New York City

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The long-horned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) is native to the temperate areas of eastern and central Asia, including China, Korea and Japan, as well as certain Pacific islands such as...

People can think like computers?

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Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can mistake random scribbles for trains, fences, and even school busses. People aren’t supposed to be able to see how those images...

Mars Helicopter ready to take off on Mars 2020 mission

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The U.S. space agency presented a few moths ago the Mars Helicopter and it has now passed the main tests. It is a vehicle quite different from what we usually...

A toddler’s language data fits on a floppy disk

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Language acquisition between birth and 18 is a remarkable feat of cognition, rather than something humans are just hardwired to do, according to new research. Researchers have calculated that, from...

Europe bans disposable plastic plates, cutlery and cups

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MEPs voted almost unanimously - 560 votes in favour, 35 against, 28 abstentions - for a definitive ban on disposable plastic items, such as plates, cutlery, glasses, cotton swabs,...

Brain would continue to create neurons until we turned 90

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The brain, the organ in charge of centralizing the activity of the nervous system, would continue to produce neurons until the age of 90, according to a scientific study...
Future solar system

Giant ice planet orbits hot star 1/4 its size

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Researchers have found the first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star in the form of a disc of...
Fat diet and prostate cancer

Always suspected, finally confirmed: saturated fat diet fuels prostate cancer’s growth

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Saturated fat intake leads to cellular reprogramming associated with prostate cancer progression and lethality, according to new research. These findings could help in identifying patients...
Financial precarity

Financial precarity affect people’s abilities to do their jobs

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Increasing financial precarity among middle class Americans has negative consequences for their employers, research finds. “There is a business interest in individuals’ financial wellness,” says...
Plex TV

Plex becomes a free streaming movie service

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Over the years Plex has become the almost perfect solution for playing any multimedia content, but normally asked users to upload the content manually....
Vaping

Scars typical of metal workers found in the lung of a e-cigarette smoker

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Pneumoconiosis consists of a set of lung diseases, produced by inhalation of dust and deposition of waste from it, both in the lungs and...
Website design

How to create an error-free website

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The internet is such a vast entity, with more websites than any one person could ever hope to see. Each one of those websites...
NASA Parker Probe

NASA’s Parker probe gets into the Sun’s scorching atmosphere

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After its launch a year ago, NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission begins sending the first data after flying closer to the Sun than any...

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