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

April 4, 2017

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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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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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Africa: Pharaoh Ramses II statue unearthed in Cairo

March 11, 2017

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Africa: Pharaoh Ramses II statue unearthed in Cairo AFP Archaeologists in Cairo believe they have uncovered parts of a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, including an eight-metre-high statue. The statue could not be identified from its engravings, but since it was found at the entrance to the temple, it was likely to represent Ramses II, […]

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Africa: Ghana celebrates its 60th Independence Day from post colonialism by the United Kingdom

March 6, 2017

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Africa: Ghana celebrates its 60th Independence Day from post colonialism by the United Kingdom By President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo March 6, 2017 We are met here today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence, to celebrate our freedom from the clutches of British imperialism, to celebrate the […]

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Only Los Angeles and Paris remain after Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid

February 24, 2017

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Only Los Angeles and Paris remain after Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid Does anyone want to host the Olympics? As of February 24, 2017 only Los Angeles and Paris remain in the running. The United States Olympic Committee withdrew Boston as its proposed bid city due to cost issues the region had. The Boston Globe […]

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