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China issues white paper on space activities

In addition, the document confirmed the country's plans to sent a spacecraft to Mars within the next four years, where it will collect samples from the Red Planet for analysis. Though they lack the experience of the Russian, European or U.S. space programs, the AP noted that China has "made steady progress in a comparatively short time", having conducted the first crewed space mission in the nation's history just 13 years ago, then performing a spacewalk and soft landing a rover on the lunar ... Read More

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Uber Hits Self-Driving Snag In California

Uber Hits Self-Driving Snag In California

Uber had argued that a permit is unnecessary because a human attendant in the driver's seat. California director of state DMV, Jean Shiomoto, said in a letter to Uber that it wanted Uber to conduct its test programme in the state, but that it simply needed to apply for a permit first, offering to expedite the process so the company would not need to wait the typical 72 hours it typically took. Read More

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Pregnancy May Change Mothers' Brains

Pregnancy May Change Mothers' Brains

They found significant structural changes in the brain that weren't found in women who hadn't given birth or first-time fathers. The images from the brain scans were so clear, they could indicate which women has been pregnant. The theory of mind relates to a person's ability to attribute their beliefs, intents, desires and knowledge to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions, and perspectives that are different from one's own. Read More

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Griffin to miss up to six weeks after knee surgery

Dan Woike of the Orange County Register confirmed Shams Charania's original report. Griffin scored 26 points to go with seven rebounds and seven assists in the Clippers' 117-110 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Griffin, who can be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, is averaging 21.0 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists this season. Blake Griffin has to have surgery again. Read More

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Obama says told Putin to 'cut it out' over cyber attacks

Though they were even reportedly irritated by reports that Trump had been shocked by the scale of the presidency when he met Obama on November 10, they still wanted to make sure that Obama maintained a positive relationship with Trump. US intelligence assessments say it was aimed at least in part on helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, and some Democrats say it may well have tipped the results in his favor. Read More

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Twitter Rolls Out Live Streaming

Powered by Periscope, the new feature is part of a broader effort to reinvigorate its platform with live video. Starting today, a new "Live" button is visible when composing a tweet, which allows you to start a live stream. Smaller players have also entered the live-streaming space, including Twitch , which was originally conceived as a video game streaming site but has since expanded into other broadcasts following its acquisition by Amazon in 2014. Read More

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Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Vardah hits Tamil Nadu, 4 killed

S Balachandran, Director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre said it will take four hours for the cyclone to cross Chennai . About 8,000 people from low-lying areas in north Chennai , Pazhaverkadu in Tiruvallur district and villages off Mamallapuram, in Kanchipuram district were safely evacuated to 95 relief shelters, officials said. Read More

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99-million-year-old dinosaur tail found in amber piece, say scientists

At a quick glance, the fossil might easily be mistaken for some sort of plant, and that's exactly what happened when it turned up for sale at the amber market in Myitkyina, Myanmar. He believes the amber was formed in nature because of the resin's flow pattern and the extinct ant wrapped in it. If the whole animal was covered in feathers like these found on its tail, it is very unlikely to have flown, the authors say. Read More

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High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

Cupertino, California-based Apple had won a $ 399 million judgment against South Korea-based Samsung for infringing parts of the iPhone's patented design, but the case now returns to a lower court to decide what Samsung must pay. Sotomayor said doing so was not necessary and the justices left it up to lower courts to resolve. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit identified the entire smartphone as the only permissible " article of manufacture " for the objective ... Read More

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Waterville Elks Lodge holds service to remember those lost at Pearl Harbor

This time, Mel Heckman was the one who needed help getting to the shore along Pearl Harbor's battleship row. The attack came as a shock to the Americans and directly led to United States entry into World War II. A 95-year-old veteran from Columbus, Ohio, is visiting Pearl Harbor for the first time since 1945. Among the people in attendance was a woman who lived in Hawaii. Read More

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Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting

Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting

Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Tuesday that the next attorney general will decide whether or not to continue federal charges against a former SC police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man. Slager's mere presence in jail was unusual. Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager listens as Judge Clifton Newman declares a mistrial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C., Monday. Read More

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Get Free Game and Controller with Xbox One Purchase — Microsoft Store

Get Free Game and Controller with Xbox One Purchase — Microsoft Store

And this wasn't one of those sly "or earlier" comments followed by a wink that leads one to believe that the game will be here much sooner than the predicted launch window. "Crackdown 3" will also be 4k compatible with the soon-to-be release Project Scorpio . In terms of graphical power, the graphical processor of the Scorpio is designed with 43 percent more power that makes the console just as faster. Read More

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Soyinka to hold private funeral on Trump's swearing-in day

Soyinka to hold private funeral on Trump's swearing-in day

As the saying goes, why do Nigerians wail louder than the bereaved? Soyinka while speaking in Lagos said the funeral was to mourn the death of common sense in Nigeria. "I am embarrassed to occupy the same nation space as some imbeciles and morons". "There was rhetoric against the black people, and in particular, specifically named, Nigerians, and I responded to it, and that's my business", he added. Read More

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Murder charges possible after fatal Oakland warehouse fire

However, they did say that a section of the building that has significant charring is likely where the fire originated. Jon Hrbako was one of the promoters of Friday's party, who rented the space inside the warehouse for Friday's concert. PHOTOS: A look inside the Oakland Ghost Ship collective warehouse "I think we were surprised at first to find that many bodies where we found them", said Melinda Drayton, Battalion Chief of Fire, City of Oakland. Read More

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Study links Parkinson's disease to gut bacteria

Study links Parkinson's disease to gut bacteria

The study doesn't show that gut microbes cause Parkinson's, but they may suggest a way to treat the incurable condition, which affects up to a million Americans and 10 million people worldwide. "Now we were quite confident that gut bacteria regulate, and are even required for, the symptoms of PD", Sampson adds. Those who have Parkinson's have different bacteria in their stomach than those without the disease, and people who have their main nerve to their stomach cut have a less chance of ... Read More

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Admin derided over call for compassion for attacker

Admin derided over call for compassion for attacker

Officials on Monday praised an Ohio State University police officer who shot and killed a man a minute after he drove his auto into a crowd and then stabbed multiple people. Ohio State's student newspaper, The Lantern , ran an interview in August with an Artan in which he criticized the media's portrayal of Muslims and expressed concern about how he would be received on campus. Read More

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Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin recovering well after Antarctic evacuation

Buzz Aldrin's manager Christina Korp poses with the astronaut at a hospital in Christ Church, New Zealand. As Aldrin recovers, his manger tweeted that the former astronaut did reach his objective: making it to the South Pole. "She beat me to the South Pole by one day", Aldrin wrote. Aldrin landed with Neil Armstrong on the moon in 1969 as part of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Read More

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The Ongoing Bleaching Of The Great Barrier Reef

This week, Cassini was moved into an orbit over the planet's poles and will graze Saturn's outermost F ring, where it will sample ring particles and gases. Earlier this spring, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee passed on an opportunity to include the Great Barrier Reef on an " in danger " list, but there's still a chance that could happen within the next year. Read More

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How Louisa May Alcott won the hearts of generations to come

How Louisa May Alcott won the hearts of generations to come

Her father, who moved them to Boston while Alcott was still young, was a firm believer in unconventional methods of teaching. She was a prolific writer, despite her activism, and wrote up to fourteen hours a day. At first, Louisa was reluctant to write the book, saying that it was not her preferred type of writing. The Google doodle captures the March sisters from her book " Little Women ". Read More

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Pokémon GO's Nearby Tracking Feature Now Live In The UK

Pokémon GO's Nearby Tracking Feature Now Live In The UK

Players in parts of Europe will also have access to the new tracker. This is based on the player's proximity to PokeStops in the area, Business Insider reported. The new tracker isn't without flaws, though, as its usefulness is limited by how many PokeStops are nearby . Such surprises may include daily events that players need to complete within the day. Read More

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Judges Have More Power In Granting Warrants To Hack Digital Devices

Judges Have More Power In Granting Warrants To Hack Digital Devices

The Justice Department says that the changes were needed to keep up with changes in criminal technology. Coons said Congress is allowing the new rule to take effect without really knowing what it does. But, up until today, magistrate judges were only able to sign warrants for searches within their own district-in the Playpen case , the Eastern District of Virginia-unless the case overlapped with some exceptions, such as involving terrorism. Read More

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