• Northern Ireland at 'potential crossroads', Corbyn says
Northern Ireland at 'potential crossroads', Corbyn says

He will visit Northern Ireland on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of the referendums endorsing the historic agreement which ushered in power-sharing. Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar also backs the BIIGC being convened to allow "real and meaningful involvement" by his government, and as an alternative to direct rule in Northern Ireland by ...

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  • U.S. astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86
U.S. astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86

He went into space twice, the first time in November 1969 as the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 12 moon-landing mission. He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab , in 1973. He retired from Nasa in 1981 and carved a successful career as an artist. "I remember once looking back at Earth and...

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  • NASA Camera Melts During a SpaceX Rocket Launch
NASA Camera Melts During a SpaceX Rocket Launch

In September a year ago, for example, a number of photographers ruined their camera kit while trying to capture the much-anticipated solar eclipse . You can see the photos from the rest of Ingalls's cameras that were not consumed by flames at NASA's Flickr page .

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  • Three Massive Canyons Discovered in Antarctica
Three Massive Canyons Discovered in Antarctica

As the BBC points out , this paper is the first to come out of PolarGAP, a project of the European Space Agency to take observations of a part of the planet that its satellites can not "see", because they don't orbit over the planet that far south.

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  • Study reveals dinosaur killing asteroid wiped out first tree-dwelling birds too
Study reveals dinosaur killing asteroid wiped out first tree-dwelling birds too

A new study , which the journal Current Biology recently published, might have some answers to that mystery. The buried remnants of the 125-mile-wide crater have been identified on the Yucatan Peninsula and in the Gulf of Mexico. Ground-dwelling, quail-like birds on the other hand were better equipped to deal with this new landscape. That's beca...

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  • Is Pluto really just a giant comet?
Is Pluto really just a giant comet?

This would explain why Pluto is so different from the eight official planets of the solar system , and why it has so much nitrogen and so little carbon monoxide. Significantly, the scientists likewise needed to describe the evident absence of carbon monoxide gas on Pluto as it exists in proportion to nitrogen (i.e., why the ratio of N2 to CO app...

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  • Feelings remain raw as Alberta seeks progress on Trans Mountain project
Feelings remain raw as Alberta seeks progress on Trans Mountain project

Kinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the project until it receives assurances it can proceed without delays, setting a May 31 deadline on getting those guarantees. The indemnity announcement eased Alberta's credit risk by alleviating some of the project's financial concerns, Moody's wrote in an investor report, but "significant un...

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  • Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto
Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto

Expect changes in the track of this storm over the next couple of days. Highest winds remained at 40 miles per hour. In 2016, the first storm formed in January and managed to reach hurricane status. "Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches are possible across the Florida Keys and southern and southwestern Florida...

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  • Rice Becomes Less Nutritious As CO2 Levels Rise
Rice Becomes Less Nutritious As CO2 Levels Rise

It is based on open air field trials. And it has been tested in many locations in rice-growing countries over many years. "When we looked at vitamin B we looked at nine different varieties from Japan and China and they interestingly responded to high Carbon dioxide concentration in different ways", the University of Tokyo's Kazuhiko Kobayas...

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms, Will Bring Heavy Rain to U.S.
Subtropical Storm Alberto Forms, Will Bring Heavy Rain to U.S.

The 4 p.m. advisory's forecast track brings projects Alberto to make landfall around the Mississippi-Alabama state line on Monday evening as a strong tropical storm. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the United States watch area beginning on Sunday. Some beachfront and riverfront communities are already handing out sandbags.

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  • Alberto forms in Caribbean, bringing wet weekend to Florida
Alberto forms in Caribbean, bringing wet weekend to Florida

The last week of May will provide what looks like the first tropical system of the year with tropical development looking more and more likely in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Torrential rain, flooding and thunderstorms are likely across the Caribbean, the Gulf states and southern U.S. states even if a tropical storm does not materialise.

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  • Ford helped rig candidate nomination: Liberals
Ford helped rig candidate nomination: Liberals

Thanks to the Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne we also have a carbon tax in Ontario called cap and trade which sounds more inoffensive. I wonder if what Ford's late brother did in helping her snag "a 16 pound Chinook salmon" during a fishing trip has anything to do with this decision? Ford similarly framed the choice facing voters.

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  • Iridium satellites, climate research craft lift off from California
Iridium satellites, climate research craft lift off from California

Iridium's Dnepr launch of two satellites was supposed to occur in 2015; GRACE-FO was to launch in 2017. Because ride-sharing is caring, SpaceX will send the next batch of Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit along with a pair of NASA gravity monitoring orbiters, GRACE-FO.

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  • NASA's InSight Spacecraft Makes Its First Course Correction toward Mars | Space Exploration
NASA's InSight Spacecraft Makes Its First Course Correction toward Mars | Space Exploration

The technique is called Feed Extended Drilling (FED) and involves keeping the drill's bit extended out past two stabilizer posts that were originally used to steady the drill against Martian rocks. Since then, engineers have been devising potential workarounds and testing them at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL ) in Pasadena, California...

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  • Avengers Infinity War onward: A look at all Marvel films
Avengers Infinity War onward: A look at all Marvel films

Admittedly, having these names missing from Infinity War puts them in a prime position to come to the rescue in Avengers 4 , but Sharon could've just as easily been wiped out by Thanos' finger-snap moment. "Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it". The picture was...

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  • Sam Bennett Came Agonisingly Close To Yet Another Stage Win Today
Sam Bennett Came Agonisingly Close To Yet Another Stage Win Today

Viviani, who opened his Giro campaign with back-to-back stage wins and also won stage 13, is the first Italian to win four stages at a Giro since Ivan Basso in 2006, and extended his points classification lead over Bennett to 58 points. "But the final 10km, I really died a thousands deaths". "This is a big day for me to jump back into the top 10"...

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  • Ukraine Denies Paying Trump Lawyer for White House Meeting
Ukraine Denies Paying Trump Lawyer for White House Meeting

But Poroshenko needed a meeting that could be framed as "talks", a high-ranking Ukrainian intelligence officer told Wood. Cohen is under investigation by federal prosecutors, who last month conducted searches on his office and other locations.

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  • NFL Adopts New Anthem Policy to Quell Player Protests
NFL Adopts New Anthem Policy to Quell Player Protests

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York said he abstained from voting, in part, due to the lack of player involvement in the decision process. The NFL Players Association announced it would study the new policy and challenge any aspects of it that the union found to be in violation of the sport's collective bargaining agreement.

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  • Caracas slams new U.S. anti-Venezuela sanctions as 'crime against humanity'
Caracas slams new U.S. anti-Venezuela sanctions as 'crime against humanity'

He said , "They must leave the country in 48 hours in protest and in defense of the dignity of the Venezuelan homeland..." The socialist leader won another six-year term Sunday in an election derided by opposition groups and many in the worldwide community.

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  • Congo announces six new confirmed cases of Ebola virus
Congo announces six new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

It also sent more than 35 vaccination experts to Mbandaka on 19 May, including 16 mobilized from West Africa for their previous experience in the field. The funds are going to World Health Organization in support of its joint strategic response plan with Congo's government. The spread of Ebola from a rural area to Mbandaka has raised alarm sinc...

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