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A large asteroid will pass between the Earth and the Moon

According to the European Space Agency, a sizable asteroid will pass safely between Earth and the Moon on Saturday. This once-every-ten-year event will be used as a training exercise for planetary defense measures. The asteroid, 2023 DZ2, is thought to be 40 to 70 meters (130 to 230 ft) wide, about the same size as […]

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A UK study suggests that a new disease is to blame for widespread crab fatalities

What led to the widespread extinction of crustaceans in late 2021 off the coast of northeast England? The government, which is constructing a new “freeport” that will be the region’s centerpiece, was relieved by a fresh discovery on Friday. According to the government, a number of customs-free zones are being planned to showcase Britain’s “post-Brexit

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For the first time, scientists utilize a laser to steer a lightning bolt

Worldwide, lightning strikes 40–120 times per second, killing more than 4,000 people each year and incurring billions of dollars in damage. Yet the lightning rod, which was invented by American polymath Benjamin Franklin in 1749, continues to be the primary defense against these aerial bolts. Since years, a group of scientists from six research institutes

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Air pollution drops as Europeans stay at home

The huge decline in road traffic, air travel and other business activities across Europe during the coronavirus pandemic has led to sharp reductions in pollution over several major cities, new images published by the European Space Agency show https://t.co/u4CYLCjFDf pic.twitter.com/UwswDvsp8O — CNN International (@cnni) March 27, 2020 CNN)Most Europeans are currently living under severe restrictions,

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says his son has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Abubakar disclosed this in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday night. He did not mention the name of which of his sons was infected but revealed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has been duly informed about the situation and that his son had been moved to the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital

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Canada To Help Businesses Hit By Coronavirus

No specific measures were announced, however, while his office told AFP the potential impact is still being assessed and a response drawn up. “We recognize the very real economic impacts of the coronavirus globally,” Trudeau told a televised news conference in Halifax. “We are coordinating globally to try and make sure that there is a

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Lesotho police on Saturday said they would wait for the prime minister’s return from “sick leave”

Thomas Thabane, 80, is accused of having acted in “common purpose” in the June 2017 killing of 58-year old Lipolelo Thabane, whom he was divorcing. He had been due in court for a preliminary appearance on Friday, where he was expected to be formally charged. But the prime minister traveled instead to neighbouring South Africa

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Iran on Saturday reported one more death among 10 new cases of coronavirus

bringing the total number of deaths in the Islamic republic to five and infections to 28. “We have 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on state television. “One of the new cases has unfortunately passed away,” he added, noting that eight of them had been hospitalised in Qom and two

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WhatsApp Hits Over Two Billion Users

WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most-used services in the Facebook “family” of apps, offering free messaging along with voice and video calls. “Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling,” a WhatsApp blog post said.

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