Massive algae bloom spurred by lava from Kilauea eruption

Massive algae bloom spurred by lava from Kilauea eruption

New research has found that the Kilauea eruption last year caused an influx of lava into the North Pacific Ocean which in turn triggered a large algae bloom.
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Futuristic panel generates electricity in the dark

Futuristic panel generates electricity in the dark

A joint study from the University of California Los Angeles and Stanford University demonstrates a way to generate electricity in the dark by use of a thermoelectric generator device.
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Iran rejects U.S. claims that it is behind Saudi oil attack

Iran rejects U.S. claims that it is behind Saudi oil attack

Iran has dismissed accusations from the United States that it was behind the recent attacks on Saudi energy facilities.
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Interstellar comet seen approaching our solar system

Interstellar comet seen approaching our solar system

A newly discovered comet is the second interstellar object to ever be detected approaching our solar system.According to NASA's jet propulsion laboratory, comet C/2019 Q4 was first spotted by Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov on August 30.
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters

Hong Kong police fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters

Hong Kong police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters, after alleged petrol bombs and rocks were thrown at government buildings on Sunday.
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Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable exoplanet

Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable exoplanet

Scientists have found water for the first time on a potentially habitable exoplanet.According to the Washington Post, exoplanet K2-18b is twice as big as Earth, with eight times its mass.
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A Micro Harvest Moon is coming this Friday 13th

A Micro Harvest Moon is coming this Friday 13th

A micro harvest moon will be visible on Friday, September 13, when the moon reaches its apogee. The moon's orbit is an elliptical one, which, from the eyes of an observer on earth, causes variations to the moon's size.
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Google faces antitrust probe from 50 U.S. attorneys general

Google faces antitrust probe from 50 U.S. attorneys general

Nearly every U.S. state is participating in a new antitrust probe targeting search giant Google.
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Google files patent for smart baby monitor

Google files patent for smart baby monitor

Google has filed a patent to use artificial intelligence to monitor babies, CNBC reports, citing the newly published patent application.The company could use an HD video monitor and its A.I. engines to detect if a baby is feeling uncomfortable.The A.
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Apple disputes Google's iPhone hacking report

Apple disputes Google's iPhone hacking report

Apple issued a strongly worded statement on September 6 calling into question Google's recently published research about a widespread hacking operation targeting iPhones.
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Trapped crew members rescued from capsized Golden Ray cargo ship

Trapped crew members rescued from capsized Golden Ray cargo ship

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued all crew members of a cargo ship that overturned off the Georgia coast.
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China begins release of emergency pork reserves due to African swine fever epidemic

China begins release of emergency pork reserves due to African swine fever epidemic

As the African swine fever epidemic has already wiped out one third of the pig population in China, the Chinese government is releasing frozen pork from its emergency pork reserves to keep prices down.
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Chinese-style social credit system being implemented in Silicon Valley

Chinese-style social credit system being implemented in Silicon Valley

Private tech companies in Silicon Valley punishing and rewarding the behavior of their clients in a manner similar to China's social credit system, as detailed in a report by business magazine Fast Company.
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Flying taxi performs first test flight at an international airport

Flying taxi performs first test flight at an international airport

German aviation startup company Volocopter successfully performed a test flight at Helsinki Airport on August 29.
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China's Uyghur Muslims targeted in phone hacking operation: Report

China's Uyghur Muslims targeted in phone hacking operation: Report

A new report has uncovered mass digital surveillance of Uyghurs, a Muslim minority ethnic group in China.
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U.S. manufacturing contracts for first time in three years

U.S. manufacturing contracts for first time in three years

The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said U.S. manufacturing activity declined for the first time in three years, amid trade tensions with China.The Institute for Supply Management's U.S.
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Iran to develop centrifuges for uranium enrichment

Iran to develop centrifuges for uranium enrichment

Tehran is taking another step away from a 2015 nuclear accord by planning new nuclear centrifuges for enriching uranium.
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Brain scans reveal how humans have shaped dogs' brains

Brain scans reveal how humans have shaped dogs' brains

A new study has found that the role for which a dog is bred is also reflected in their brain structure.The Washington Post reports that selective breeding by humans has led to diverse physical and behavioral variations in dogs.
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Microplastic particles found in Lake Tahoe

Microplastic particles found in Lake Tahoe

New research has uncovered microplastic particles from the depths of Lake Tahoe.Scientists from the Desert Research Institute collected water samples from Lake Tahoe and found microplastic particles in them for the first time.
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Why Hurricane Dorian's path is so hard to predict

Why Hurricane Dorian's path is so hard to predict

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hurricane Dorian had initially been forecast to directly hit Florida's east coast. But the next day, forecasts showed the storm's center drifting east of the state, and then later edging a bit back to the west.
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Microplastics found in human stool samples: Study

Microplastics found in human stool samples: Study

A new study has found small pieces of plastic, ranging from 50 to 500 micrometers in size, present in human stool samples.Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna tested fecal samples from eight different participants aged 33 to 65.
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China's lunar rover discovers gel-like substance on far side of the moon

China's lunar rover discovers gel-like substance on far side of the moon

China's Chang'e 4 mission has found an unusually colored gel-like substance on the far side of the moon.Space.com reports that on July 28, the Yutu-2 lunar rover had been exploring the far side of the moon.
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U.S. could soon open Alaska's Tongass National Forest for business

U.S. could soon open Alaska's Tongass National Forest for business

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is pushing for the commercialization of America's largest national forest for potential mining and logging opportunities.
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iPhones are being hacked by malicious websites: Google

iPhones are being hacked by malicious websites: Google

Google's Project Zero has uncovered a hacking operation in which websites carry malware that steal sensitive data from iPhones if users simply visit the site.
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What is prorogation and what does it mean for Brexit?

What is prorogation and what does it mean for Brexit?

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked the Queen to prorogue parliament. Here's what that means and why it's important.According to The Guardian, prorogation is a formal mechanism to end a session of parliament.
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NASA attaches autonomous mini helicopter to Mars 2020 rover mission

NASA attaches autonomous mini helicopter to Mars 2020 rover mission

NASA's engineers have connected a small helicopter to the bottom of the Mars 2020 rover.A cover will shield the mini helicopter from debris as the rover lands on Mars' surface, according to NASA.
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Nestle plans to take 1.1 million gallons of water from Florida spring

Nestle plans to take 1.1 million gallons of water from Florida spring

Nestle sparked outrage among environmentalists over plans to take water from a spring in Florida.According to the Guardian, Nestle is seeking permission to pump over 1.
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US tries to block 8,000-mile Google and Facebook undersea cable over security concerns

US tries to block 8,000-mile Google and Facebook undersea cable over security concerns

Google's 8,000-mile subsea cable, known as the Pacific Light Cable Network, plans to provide ultra high capacity internet transmissions between Los Angeles and Hong Kong by using new fiber optics with a capacity of up to 120 terabytes of data per ...
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Tattoo needles leave behind metal particles that spread to lymph nodes, study finds

Tattoo needles leave behind metal particles that spread to lymph nodes, study finds

A new study published in the journal Particle and Fiber Toxicology has found that tattoo needles deposit metal particles such as nickel and chromium into the skin during the tattooing process.
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Indonesia to relocate capital city to Borneo island

Indonesia to relocate capital city to Borneo island

President Joko Widodo has announced plans to shift Indonesia's capital city from Jakarta to the province of East Kalimantan on Borneo island.
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US preparing against cyber attacks for 2020 elections

US preparing against cyber attacks for 2020 elections

The U.S. government is increasing its efforts to protect election databases and electoral systems from hackers in the run-up to next year's presidential elections, Reuters reports.
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Enormous floating pumice raft could help save the Great Barrier Reef

Enormous floating pumice raft could help save the Great Barrier Reef

An enormous floating raft of volcanic rocks is drifting along the Pacific Ocean towards Australia, where it could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef's corals.
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China is getting ready to collect DNA samples from its citizens

China is getting ready to collect DNA samples from its citizens

China is gearing up to collect DNA from its citizens on a nationwide scale.According to a Radio Free Asia report, local governments in China are spending millions of yuan on DNA sampling kits, testing instruments, sequencers, and other tools.
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Feeding cows pink seaweed could reduce their methane emissions

Feeding cows pink seaweed could reduce their methane emissions

Australian scientists have found a pink seaweed that can help reduce methane emissions from cows.According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, microbes in cows' stomachs produce methane as part of normal digestive processes.
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Even nicotine-free e-cigarettes can harm blood flow, study finds

Even nicotine-free e-cigarettes can harm blood flow, study finds

New research has found that vaping temporarily is enough to impact the body's blood vessels.Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania asked 31 nonsmoking participants to inhale electronic cigarettes 16 times for three seconds each.
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NASA announces mission to study Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA announces mission to study Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA has announced plans to launch the Europa Clipper space mission to examine Jupiter's icy moon Europa by 2025.The mission aims to identify whether or not life could exist on Europa, according to the U.S. space agency's website.
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Florida palms suffering from Lethal Bronzing

Florida palms suffering from Lethal Bronzing

Palm trees in Florida are under severe threat from a condition known as Lethal Bronzing Disease, an illness that can kill the trees in months.
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Microplastics found in Arctic sea ice

Microplastics found in Arctic sea ice

Researchers aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden as part of the Northwest Passage Project, an 18-day expedition through the Northwest Passage, have found microplastics polluting ice from the Arctic Ocean.
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Ocean Cleanup to deploy updated version of its plastic-catching barriers

Ocean Cleanup to deploy updated version of its plastic-catching barriers

The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization developing technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, has launched the second version of its cleanup system.
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A massive collision with a planet bigger than earth may be the answer to Jupiter's unusual core

A massive collision with a planet bigger than earth may be the answer to Jupiter's unusual core

A cosmic collision between Jupiter and a protoplanet billions of years ago could explain the unexpected readings from NASA's Juno space probe.
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The search for Amelia Earhart's plane

The search for Amelia Earhart's plane

Researchers have long wondered what really happened to Amelia Earhart, the first ever female aviator to fly solo.
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Unprecedented heat wave causes massive salmon die-offs in Alaska

Unprecedented heat wave causes massive salmon die-offs in Alaska

Climate change and warming waters have caused the mass deaths of salmon in some parts of Alaska.
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Mysterious radio waves detected from outer space

Mysterious radio waves detected from outer space

New radio waves from outer space have been detected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment radio telescope, also known as CHIME.The findings were submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin

Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ in the skin

Swedish scientists have discovered a new organ under the skin that helps process certain kinds of pain.According to National Geographic, mechanical pain was typically thought to be perceived through sensitive nerve cell endings in the epidermis.
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Tiny magnetic coils could be used to clean up microplastics in the ocean

Tiny magnetic coils could be used to clean up microplastics in the ocean

A university of Adelaide-led research team has created a carbon nanotube that could help fight microplastic pollution in our oceans.
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How toxic blue-green algae can poison dogs

How toxic blue-green algae can poison dogs

Several dogs have become fatally ill after swimming in lakes and ponds and ingesting water contaminated with toxic algae.
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How could China intervene in the Hong Kong protests?

How could China intervene in the Hong Kong protests?

As the Chinese government continues to strongly criticize the now months-long protests in Hong Kong, many wonder what Beijing will do to quiet the dissent.
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Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Archaeologists find evidence of Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem

Archaeologists may have unearthed evidence to confirm the Biblical account of Jerusalem's destruction by the Babylonians.
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