Month: February 2018

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On social media site Twitter one conspiracy theorist claims he has apparently seen Tupac, alongside well-known friend and founder of Outlawz hip-hop group – Yaki Kadafi, in Somalia, Dailystar.co.uk reports. In the post, @suldaan_mahdi says: “I’ve seen Tupac and Kadafi way after their said deaths – in Somalia. “I’ve seen them both alive. I was
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A violent hailstorm hit Al-Madinah and other regions of Saudi Arabia on Sunday morning, February 25, 2018. Hailstones that hit Madinah were the size of golf balls and larger – unprecedented for the region. More than 50 people were injured, a number of animals killed and many vehicles badly damaged. Severe storms with large hail started affecting the region on February
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An aftershock of yesterday’s M7.5 earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea at 08:26 UTC on February 26, 2018 at a depth of 23.6 km (14.6 miles). This is the 28th moderate to strong aftershock to hit this area since February 25th M7.5. The epicenter was located 52.7 km (32.8 mi) SW of
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Politically, Americans are more divided than ever. When it comes to issues of race, immigration, national security, and environmental protection, they disagree about how the government should handle things like never before.   Relative to polls in the 1990s, Republicans are now much more likely to say poor people have it easy, while Democrats are
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A Stanford University professor who has argued that the US can power itself entirely with renewable energy by the middle of the century, said Thursday that he’s withdrawing a multimillion-dollar libel suit he brought against an academic critic.   Mark Jacobson’s announcement came shortly after a hearing in the lawsuit in a DC court this week. Last year, Jacobson
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At least three people have died and several went missing on Saturday and Sunday, February 25, 2018 as multi-day severe weather event continues across southern and central United States. This brings the total death toll since Tuesday, February 20 to six. If officially confirmed, February 24th will become the first day with a tornado-related death since May 16,
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Subjects of the test, the full findings of which were published in the eNeuro journal, were hooked up to electroencephalography (EEG) equipment by neuroscientists at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Adrian Nestor, one of the co-authors of the study, has before successfully reconstructed facial images from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. Speaking of the
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Immortality could be a reality in the near future as Swedish scientists believe artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to make “fully conscious copies” of people when they die. Swedish funeral agency Phoenix is currently looking for volunteers who are willing use their dead relatives for the study. The scientists want to build robot replicas
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Curling is one of the more unusual sports of the Winter Olympics, often drawing comparisons to shuffleboard, but played on ice. A roughly 42-pound curling rock, or stone, is pushed then slides down a sheet of ice, while two players furiously sweep the surface in front of the stone. The sweeping motion heats up the
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Computer model forecasts are advertising a bout of bitter cold to sweep over Europe over the next several days, very possibly the most extreme of the winter and perhaps in several years.   “The well anticipated most widespread #cold temperatures across northern Eurasia since #winter 2013 is imminent,” tweeted Judah Cohen, a meteorologist at Atmospheric
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Since its founding in 1999, Bigelow Aerospace has focused on building inflatable space modules that provide habitats in low-Earth orbit with more breathing room. Now, the Las Vegas-based space company has launched Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), a spinoff venture dedicated to marketing and operating these inflatable space habitats, which could be used as space hotels.
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The news has come after researchers from Stanford and Boise State University monitored rumbling sounds produced by moving magma. Experts believe these sounds could assist them in developing a better forecasting system for some of the world’s most dangerous areas of tectonic activity, including Yellowstone. The researchers, whose full findings have been published in the
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At least three people have died in widespread floods across central and southern United States over the past couple of days. Friday, February 23 will be another day with heavy rain which will further increase the risk of flash flooding and long-term flooding in the Southern Plains and the Lower/Mid-Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. The NWS Weather
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The world’s deadliest animal isn’t a shark or even a human. Drawing from a graphic from Bill Gates’ blog, we decided to rank the world’s deadliest animals. Most of the deaths caused by animals, it turns out, have less to do with the animals themselves than the diseases they unwittingly transmit.   Note that some numbers are