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Flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

May 20, 2017

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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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Mars: Photos of active linear dune in Gale Crater

May 15, 2017

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

May 8, 2017

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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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LA 2024 | Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid – The Venues

May 2, 2017

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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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Australia: Sydney population hits 5 million

April 28, 2017

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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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China’s cargo spacecraft completes in-orbit refueling

April 27, 2017

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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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Scottish parliament votes for new independence referendum

March 28, 2017

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Scottish Parliament backs referendum call BBC News Scotland has been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before the UK leaves the EU. Ms Sturgeon says the move is needed to allow Scotland to decide what path to follow in the wake […]

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Paris tells International Olympic Committee it wants 2024 Olympics or nothing

March 25, 2017

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Paris tells International Olympic Committee it wants 2024 Olympics or nothing By Ben Rumsby The Telegraph (UK) Paris told the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday it was “now or never” for its bid to host the 2024 Games, ruling out staging them four years later. The bid committee for the French capital threatened to block […]

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime”

March 18, 2017

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United Nations directly accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on the Palestinian people UN later withdraws Israel’s apartheid report UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report The head of the United Nations’ West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of […]

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Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after weeks of medical leave in the UK

March 10, 2017

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Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after weeks of medical leave in the UK Al Jazeera Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after extended medical leave in the UK, state television reported on Friday. Buhari walked unaided from his plane after it landed at an air force base in the northern city of Kaduna. […]

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