May 20, 2017

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Flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault Svalbard Global Seed Vault, USC Canada Surprise breach in the “Doomsday Vault’s” defenses highlights the precarious state of food and seed security in the face of climate change Emerging news of flooding caused by the melting of permafrost at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway reaffirms more […]

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May 15, 2017

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Mars: Photos of active linear dune in Gale Crater

Mars: Photos of active linear dune in Gale Crater Mars Curiosity Rover NASA This 360-degree mosaic from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover looks out over a portion of the Bagnold Dunes, which stretch for several miles. From early February to early April 2017, the rover examined four sites near linear dunes […]

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May 11, 2017

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Why might U.S. Senators need a refresher on the Nixon Watergate investigation? – Too young to remember

Why might U.S. Senators need a refresher on the Nixon Watergate investigation? Many may have been too young to remember the details of the events Today, if your are younger than age 30 and are politically engaged….never forget the presidential elections of 2000 (Bush v. Gore), 2008 (election of Barack Obama) and 2016 (election of […]

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May 8, 2017

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The U.S. Air Force’s experimental X-37B space plane returns to Earth

The U.S. Air Force’s experimental X-37B space plane returns to Earth Officials have provided only vague details about the unmanned craft’s more than 700-day mission. Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida. It’s the spacecraft’s first landing in Florida. Previous X37B missions […]

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May 2, 2017

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LA 2024 | Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid – The Venues

LA 2024 | Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid – The Venues Paris is bidding to secure the right to host the 2024 Olympics against Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote in September 2017. It has been reported that Paris nor Los Angeles will bid again in 2028 if they are eliminated from […]

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April 28, 2017

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Australia: Sydney population hits 5 million

Sydney population hits 5 million Australian Bureau of Statistics Sydney’s population has officially reached 5 million, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Director of Demography, Beidar Cho, said that at 30 June 2016, 5,005,400 people lived in the NSW capital – up 82,800 from the previous year. “It […]

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April 27, 2017

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China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling

China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling Xinhua BEIJING- China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their first in-orbit refueling at 7:07 p.m. Thursday, 27 April 2017 another success of the Tianzhou-1 mission. Mastering the technique of refueling in space will help the country to build a permanent space station. China is the third […]

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April 17, 2017

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United States: Demographic profile of the military community

United States: Demographic profile of the military community This report is published by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (ODASD (MC&FP)), under contract with ICF. This is a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community […]

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April 14, 2017

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Historical Flashback: Enslavement life in Tuskegee, Alabama before the existence of the famous Tuskegee University

Historical Flashback: Enslavement life in Tuskegee, Alabama before the existence of the famous Tuskegee University Tuskegee, Alabama has played a major role in the history of the state of Alabama and in the history of the United States. Tuskegee is located in central Alabama, approximately 40 miles east of Montgomery, 21 miles west of Auburn […]

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April 4, 2017

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South Korea: World’s fifth tallest skyscraper opens in Seoul

South Korea: World’s fifth tallest skyscraper opens in Seoul The Telegraph (UK) South Korea celebrated the opening of Lotte World Tower, the country’s tallest landmark building located in Seoul. Over 30,000 fireworks were used during the grand opening ceremony at the 123-story, 555 meter-(1,820.87ft) high tower, which is also the world’s fifth tallest skyscraper. The […]

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