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Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Astronout Alan Bean died Saturday after becoming ill two weeks earlier, NASA announced Saturday. He flew twice into space, first on Apollo 12 as the lunar module pilot, which was the second moon landing mission. He was one of 14 people chosen by NASA for astronaut training in October 1963. "Every artist has the Earth or their imaginations to inspire their paintings", Mr. Read More

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Tropical Storm Warning In Effect

Tropical Storm Warning In Effect

Both Divisions, A and B, will activate Sunday morning. The Alabama National Guard also activated its High Water Evacuation Teams. That's the day where Alberto is likely to make landfall . Forecast models, which were showing very different possible scenarios earlier in the week, are now in agreement in bringing the storm north into the Gulf Coast by the latter half of the three-day weekend. Read More

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Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical system that will bring heavy rain to Florida and the Gulf Coast states by Memorial Day . It's a hybrid of a tropical storm and a regular low pressure system. The storm looks to take a turn to the northeast over the next couple days, before taking a leisurely left turn to the northwest toward the tail end of the holiday weekend. Read More

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Global Warming May Be Pulling Out Protein and Vitamins From Your Rice

Global Warming May Be Pulling Out Protein and Vitamins From Your Rice

It analyzed how different concentrations of Carbon dioxide affects rice, resulting in a plant with less nutritious values. More malnutrition may occur in countries that depend on it for energy and protein. A new study has warned that rising levels of carbon dioxide (Co2) in the atmosphere may reduce essential nutrients in the rice. 7 percent. B9 levels (folate) saw the largest drop, declining by 30.3 percent. Read More

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Pluto Might Be A Huge Comet, According To A Recent Study

Pluto Might Be A Huge Comet, According To A Recent Study

Pluto may not be considered a planet anymore, but astronomers are still trying to figure out how the dwarf planet came into existence in the outer reaches of our solar system. For the research study, the scientists approximated what does it cost? nitrogen and other chemicals exist on Pluto at this present moment, and what does it cost? might have dripped into space gradually. Read More

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Iridium satellites, climate research craft lift off from California

Iridium satellites, climate research craft lift off from California

EDT (1947 GMT). The work has been ongoing for over a decade now, and these two new satellites are replacements for older ones that served a similar goal. When it rains a lot in a certain region, the volume of the aquifers mounts. But the satellites are years behind schedule, Bloomberg reported. After release, the space-facing GRACE-FO satellite began pushing up into a higher, slower orbit, while the Earth-facing satellite started slipping down into a lower, faster orbit. Read More

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Former Cohen Business Partner Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate with Russia Investigation

Former Cohen Business Partner Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate with Russia Investigation

The BBC suggests that Poroshenko made the move to help Trump, not because the president asked for it. Trump is also said to have been unaware of the alleged payment to Cohen. It suggests that Cohen broke a U.S. law requiring people to register as lobbyists for foreign governments. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by U.S. Read More

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Venezuela boots top US envoys for

Venezuela boots top US envoys for "conspiring"

The election was boycotted by the main opposition parties and widely criticized by the worldwide community, including the United States, which denounced it as a "sham ". Previous sanctions were limited to assets linked to individual Maduro administration members. Venezuela has not had a proper USA ambassador since July 2010, after the authorities in Caracas withdrew the agreement for the appointment of Larry L. Read More

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9 killed as protest against Sterlite plant turns violent

9 killed as protest against Sterlite plant turns violent

Following the clashes, the assembly of more than five persons, rallies, public meetings, processions and the exhibition of weapons and flags have been banned in the Thoothukudi district. It said around 20,000 people took out a rally against the company and became violent by attacking police and burning police vehicles while storming the Collector's office. Read More

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Israel Punishes Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza Vote

Israel Punishes Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza Vote

Maliki said the Palestinian move was "due to the intensification of the rate and the severity of the crimes against our people", including the targeting of "unarmed protestors in the Gaza Strip" . "They are also exploiting women and children as human shields for violent attacks on safety of Israeli citizens", he said in allusion to situation on Gaza border. Read More

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NHTSA Probes Tesla Car Crash in Utah

NHTSA Probes Tesla Car Crash in Utah

According to the summary released by police, the driver pressed on the brake herself "fractions of a second prior to the crash" and the auto had not slowed down from the speed she had set for cruise control. It concluded that, "She did not touch the steering wheel for the next 80 seconds until the crash happened". A Utah driver turned on the semi-autonomous Autopilot functions of her Tesla vehicle and then didn't touch the steering wheel again for 80 seconds before slamming into a firetruck ... Read More

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Mercedes not counting chickens after Spanish win

Mercedes not counting chickens after Spanish win

Hamilton and the rest of Mercedes-AMG made their mark as early as qualifying. Valtteri Bottas was second, securing Mercedes' first one-two of the season. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors' picks. Wolff, however, said: "Why our vehicle doesn't like to be quick around the corners in Monaco, we haven't found out yet - but we know what went wrong previous year. Read More

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Damaged Picasso Painting Worth $70M Pulled From Auction

Damaged Picasso Painting Worth $70M Pulled From Auction

An interesting aspect to this incident is the fact that this is the second time one of the owner's - casino magnate Steve Wynn - highly-valued Picasso paintings had been damaged . It comes a decade after Wynn accidentally put his elbow through another Picasso, " Le Reve ", while showing it in his Las Vegas workplace. A third piece of art owned by Wynn, Andy Warhol's 1963 "Double Elvis (Ferus Type)", will be offered as planned May 17, Christie's said. Read More

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Facebook Suspends 200 Apps To Investigate Data Misuse

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps To Investigate Data Misuse

Facebook also declined to comment on what marks these apps as suspicious, but did say it would notify people if their data had been misused after the review process is complete. The app collected data such as user location, friends, and interests. The social media company has claimed that "thousands" of apps have undergone its scanner. Read More

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GOTHAM's Renewed For Shortened Final Season

GOTHAM's Renewed For Shortened Final Season

News of Gotham getting 13 more episodes to wrap up the series (and bump its episode count to 100 for the requisite syndication sales) was surprising, especially after Lucifer was cancelled after three seasons. Executive producer Danny Cannon told ComicBook.com that the season four finale, which follows the story of "No Man's Land", will restructure the direction of the series' final episodes. Read More

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Nasa prepares drone for 2020 Mars rover mission

Nasa prepares drone for 2020 Mars rover mission

A team of expert designers spent more than four years shrinking a working helicopter to just 1.8kg (4lbs) or roughly the size of a softball. That high blade rotation is important to get the helicopter airborne because of the low atmospheric density on Mars - when the drone's on the ground, it'll already be at an Earth-equivalent altitude of 100,000 feet. Read More

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