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Red Cross aid helps resident, from GlobalChange.gov, the 2018 National Climate Assessment Globalchange.gov “We moved into our new house and three weeks later, lost it all in Hurricane Harvey.” My heart sank for when the pleasant man sitting next to me at a legendary local D.C. bar and restaurant recently recounted his family’s experience relocating to Houston.
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Belarusian flag Getty More than 65,000 children in rural areas and villages across Belarus will benefit from an education programme aimed at promoting collaborative learning and science education. The Education Minister Igor Karpenko and World Bank Office Country Manager in Belarus, Alex Kremer, signed an agreement on additional financing of the Belarus Education Modernization Project.
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Basketball began with a peach basket and a soccer ball on a court in Springfield, Massachusetts. Baseball evolved organically, with early iterations appearing in cities and school yards across colonial America. American football grew out of rugby in the mid-19th century among colleges along the East Coast. Despite being wildly different forms of competition, America’s
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Basically no part of this is fun. ICRAR/University of Amsterdam Yes, black holes get all of the attention. They’re mysterious, they lurk in the shows of interstellar space, they break the laws of known physics, they can trap you forever, they have a cool-sounding and easy-to-understand name. They’ve got great branding. But some things are
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Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Jay Leno as The Angry Guy I Saw On The Street and host Jimmy Fallon during the Monologue on April 25, 2019 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Getty If you are going to rant about something, make sure that it’s not a “wrongt.” On Thursday, former Tonight
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DNA molecule photo credit: Getty Getty Today is National DNA Day, a day to commemorate the publication of James Watson and Francis Crick’s famous paper (that included the work of Rosalind Franklin) in 1953 describing the structure of DNA. As we reflect back on the incredible scientific progress that has been made since this paper, one
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Aimed at effective disaster management, NASA and its international partners are planning to participate in an exercise that will play out a realistic – but fictional - scenario of an asteroid on an impact trajectory with Earth. The scenario begins with the fictional premise that on March 26, astronomers “discovered” a NEO they consider potentially hazardous
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FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Arabsat 6A communications satellite aboard is prepared for launch later in the day at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – A NASA safety panel said on Thursday that Saturday’s accident on a SpaceX astronaut
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Visualization of a quantum field theory calculation showing virtual particles in the quantum vacuum. (Specifically, for the strong interactions.) Even in empty space, this vacuum energy is non-zero. As particle-antiparticle pairs pop in-and-out of existence, they can interact with real particles like the electron, providing corrections to its self-energy that are vitally important. On Quantum
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Samsung Electronics plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips to power self-driving cars and AI-enabled devices. The plan underscores the South Korean firm’s ambition to challenge bigger rivals – Taiwan’s TSMC in contract chip manufacturing and San Diego-based Qualcomm in mobile
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What to change the world? Start with a single conversation. NASA Most people – including myself – don’t want to admit their ignorance. And yet we’re all ignorant about most things in life. Some people don’t know a lot about astronomy or physics. Some people can’t really tell you how their car works. To some
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Great white sharks sound like your average superhero. From their secret lives in the kelp (swimming lazily through it) to having super powers that helped it ’defeat’ Megalodon, it even has the story arc of having a “villain” that made it so they couldn’t stay the number one shark in South Africa. And it seems this shark has a true kryptonite,
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A pedestrian carries a plastic shopping bag in New York, U.S., on Sunday, March 31, 2019. © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. It is estimated that
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Intelligence should be “distributed” where “knowledge” is created and “decisions” are made CogWorld Introduction A few years ago, it was hard to find anyone to have a serious discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI) outside academic institutions. Today, nearly everyone talks about AI. Like any new major technology trend, the new wave of making AI and
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Getty Getty When Heather B. Armstrong agreed to an experimental therapy to treat her depression, she was already out of hope. She’d suffered for 18 months with a relentless bout of treatment-resistant depression that included ongoing suicidal ideation. Every day, just to function, she fought through waves of thoughts of “no longer wanting to be
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You may know ESPN for SportsCenter. Here the show’s anchors Hannah Storm (C) and Jay Crawford (R) interview musician Lenny Kravitz. But ESPN is involved in many other things. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for ESPN) Getty If you are wondering what ESPN stands for, it’s not “extrasensory perception and noshing.” Literally, ESPN stands for
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Extinction Rebellion protesters block London’s Waterloo Bridge for the 6th day on 20th April 2019. Protesters occupy major london traffic arteries to call on the governemnt to act on the climate and environmental disaster. Extinction Rebellion is a socio-political movement which intends to utilise nonviolent resistance to avert climate breakdown, halt biodiversity loss, and minimise
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Anora Smart Glove Prototype Nikola Krstic Nikola Krstic, a graduate from the Electrical Engineering School in Belgrade, has created a smart glove prototype called Anora- that helps the blind and visually impaired move unaided without a service dog or white cane. The glove is equipped with ultrasonic sensors that explore the surroundings: it provides vibrotactile
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What is the ninth leading cause of death overall globally? (Photo: Getty Images) Getty It is the leading cause of death among children and young adults around the world. It is the ninth leading cause of death overall globally. It resulted in about 1.35 million people dying in 2016 alone. It will probably become the seventh
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