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Scientific discovery has transformed the world, bringing us life-saving medicine, globe-trotting transportation, and the powerful, tiny computer you’re using to read this story.  Yet today in the United States, science is increasingly under threat, the famed astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson warns in a powerful new video. “People have lost the ability to […]

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Malaysia Airlines, whose MH370 airplane vanished with 239 people onboard three years ago, has become the first airline to track its fleet of planes via satellite.  The airline signed an agreement with aerospace companies Aireon, Sitaonair and FlightAware, that will enable it to monitor its aircrafts in real time, anywhere across the world. Aireon’s new […]

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Indonesia’s foreign domestic workers have a way to pick up coding skills, thanks to new courses being organised in the cities they work in. The two-month-long coding course, is being run by the Indonesian government’s Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), and is similar to one it’s already started running back home for stay-at-home mothers, called “Coding […]

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Justin Trudeau, the handsome, worldly prime minister of Canada seems to do no wrong, but when it comes to climate change, he’s a complicated figure. The prime minister boldly declared that “Canada is back” at the negotiating table for U.N. climate talks during a speech at the Paris negotiations in 2016, garnering a standing ovation.  […]

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Scientists are diving deep off the coast of Antarctica to help protect whale feeding areas. But they’re not jumping into the frigid Southern Ocean themselves. Instead, a team of researchers has attached non-invasive sensors and cameras to the backs of humpback and minke whales. The project, supported by World Wildlife Fund’s Australia office, has gathered […]

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Hidden beneath its tusk-like shell is a jet-black, slippery and slimy sea creature that looks like it came off the set of Alien. Scientists said on Monday that they’ve discovered the first living specimen of a giant shipworm in a Philippine bay. SEE ALSO: Killer whales toss boats like toys while hunting a sea lion […]

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Bangkok’s iconic bustling streets, lined with food vendors may soon vanish. The government is moving to ban these food carts and makeshift clothing stalls from the capital’s main roads, as part of a campaign to clean up the city. SEE ALSO: Are foodie millennials really fueling food waste? “All types of stalls including clothes, counterfeit […]

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It’s basically Breaking Bad IRL.  A Chinese associate chemistry professor was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for manufacturing drugs and selling them abroad. SEE ALSO: Watch the Honest Truth About ‘Breaking Bad’ The prof, named only as Zhang, made more than 4 million yuan ($582,000) in profit annually with his partner, according to […]

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The first Australian-built satellites to be launched in 15 years are set to take off this week from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Unlike the enormous satellites Australia uses for telecommunications, each of these new satellites (or cubesats) is the size of a loaf of bread. But although small, they may provide a key step in […]

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A pirate is lurking in northern Canada, and global warming is only making it stronger. The Alsek River recently stole water flowing into the Slims River and took it for itself, a phenomenon known as “river piracy” — which scientists blame on a massive retreating glacier distributing water in new ways.  The development is the […]

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On Tuesday morning, NASA will broadcast its first-ever rocket launch livestream in 360-degree video, providing an unprecedented vantage point that will make viewers feel as if they are standing on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.  The launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket—aimed at transporting supplies to the International Space Station—is scheduled […]

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Sea level rise is typically thought of as a coastal problem, with cities from New York to San Francisco pondering new coastal defenses such as sea walls and sturdier buildings.  However, by making large swaths of the U.S. shoreline uninhabitable by the end of this century, sea level rise could reverberate far inland, too. In […]

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Stars are bursting into life in the constellation of Virgo, which lies a mere 50 million light-years away from Earth. The Hubble space telescope recently captured a beautifully detailed view of NGC 4526, one of the so-called starburst galaxies within Virgo. SEE ALSO: These images show the spectacular results of a star being born A […]

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