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Former UN Chief Ban Not Running for South Korea President

South Korea is now in the middle of a political crisis after President Park Geun-hye was embroiled in a corruption scandal and underwent an impeachment trial earlier this month. If she's thrown out, presidential elections, originally set for December, would instead be held within two months. Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon speaks during a press conference at the National Assembly in Seoul on February 1, 2017. Read More

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Trump must level with public about ISIS fight

It would stipulate that administration officials could not register as lobbyists for a full five years after leaving the government - and could never lobby on behalf of a foreign government, the senior official said. "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones - and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism", he said, "which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth". Read More

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NASA Remembers Fallen Heroes: 50th Anniv of Apollo 1 Tragedy

NASA Remembers Fallen Heroes: 50th Anniv of Apollo 1 Tragedy

While the road to the stars is a hard, often devastating one, it's important to remember the sacrifices of those who put themselves in danger in the name of discovery. Three astronauts were trapped inside the spaceship which was scheduled for a routine pre-launch test when it caught fire. NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot addresses guests at Kennedy Space Center's Day of Remembrance. Read More

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Reconsidering Property Lawsuit vs Hawaiians

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Reconsidering Property Lawsuit vs Hawaiians

John Crowder, a pastor at First Baptist Church in West, thought that Zuckerberg will give a speech to promote a charity or new technology, but the Facebook founder only spoke for about 60 seconds and started asking questions. "No one will be forced off the land". Zuckerberg made a statement afterwards in which he said that due to the criticism and disapproval he had received from several within the local community, he will be reconsidering this matter. Read More

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Agriculture Department lifts USDA gag order after public outcry

The email itself was not approved by the USDA, and "was released without Departmental direction, and prior to Departmental guidance being issued", a USDA spokesman told Reuters in a statement Tuesday. The Trump administration has also ordered a "temporary suspension" of all new business activities at the department. The ARS now has about 750 pending projects dealing with issues like food safety, crop protection, aquaculture and climate change. Read More

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Elon Musk says he's going to tunnel under his SpaceX factory soon

Elon Musk says he's going to tunnel under his SpaceX factory soon

It appears that, for now, Musk is going to dig a tunnel to cut down on his travel time between SpaceX and LAX. "Plan to start digging in a month or so ". Musk discussed the potential of a functional neural lace at Recode's Code conference past year, speaking earnestly about its benefits in terms of being able to help humans keep pace with advancements in AI that threaten to render us vastly inferior to complex virtual intelligences. Read More

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2016 was the planet's hottest year on record

2016 was the planet's hottest year on record

The latest data shows an alarming trend in rising temperatures, which rose to an average of 58.69 degrees across the Earth's land and ocean surfaces. The temperature milestone means that 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001, with each of the past three years setting global heat records. Read More

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Tesla's Autopilot Vindicated With 40% Drop in Crashes

Tesla's Autopilot Vindicated With 40% Drop in Crashes

The NHTSA determined in their report that the system had no safety defects at the time of the crash in Florida, and was primarily created to prevent rear-end collisions, spokesperson Bryan Thomas told the Associated Press . With only one fatality, this was hardly good statistical evidence, especially when one considers that the Tesla Model S has the highest safety rating to begin with and Autopilot is only recommended for highway driving. Read More

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2016 was the Hottest Year on Record Globally

The Japanese Meteorological Agency indicates 2016 was the hottest year on record, with four of the five hottest years on record coming since 2013. The year 2016, in fact, marked the third consecutive warmest year on record globally, with the months from January to August emerging as the warmest on record . Read More

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Nintendo's "Fire Emblem Heroes" arrives on Android in February

Unlike the older games, however, Heroes will have smaller 8×6 grids of squares to fit in handheld devices. "The devoted fan base and series newcomers alike will soon have an abundance of new games to play on a variety of devices". Fire Emblem Warriors will capture the same look and gameplay of Hyrule Warriors . This actually makes Fire Emblem Warriors only the second retail 3DS game ever to only support the New Nintendo 3DS. Read More

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Trump suggests two "deals" to end sanction against Russian Federation

Russian Federation has been alleged of seeking to influence the 2016 Presidential election by hacking the DNC emails. The memos he wrote made their way to U.S. Russian Federation denies it tried to sway the US election by hacking or other means and Trump has played down the allegations. Asked if the Kremlin agreed with Trump's view that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is obsolete , something the USA president-elect repeated in the same interview , Peskov pointed out that the Kremlin had ... Read More

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Chinese weightlifters lose 2008 titles for doping

Chinese weightlifters lose 2008 titles for doping

This will cause deep embarrassment in China, which topped the medal table for the first time in 2008, and increase the calls for weightlifting to be thrown out of the Olympics. Ostapchuk previously lost her gold medal and Olympic title from the 2012 London Games in a separate doping case. The International Weightlifting Federation is taking steps to rid the sport of a drug-taking culture that has made it one of the most notorious Olympic events. Read More

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Very Large Telescope will get upgrade in 2017

Very Large Telescope will get upgrade in 2017

However, time has cast doubt on the existence of the first, while the second's existence remains unconfirmed. Using adaptive optics and a technique called coronagraphy (reduces the light from the star even more). Starshot, which was funded by billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking, will provide the money that will allow the infrared telescope to be adapted to better detect all the less visible planets, stated ESO in a press release on Monday. Read More

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Jim Furyk to captain United States of America against Europe at 2018 Ryder Cup

However, he was a vice-captain at the 2016 tournament under Davis Love III where the United States produced a 17-11 victory at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota. A 17-time victor on the PGA Tour, Furyk also played in seven Presidents Cups, an event at which he served as a Captain's Assistant in 2015. Arnold Palmer was the last playing captain in 1963. Read More

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Sensex rises by 240.85 points on positive global cues

The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 26,978.44 points, touched a high of 27,050.57 and a low of 26,978.44 points. Banking stocks gained after IndusInd Bank yesterday reported third-quarter profit that exceeded expectations. BSE Midcap index surged 1.4 per cent while Smallcap index shined 1 per cent. The market sentiment got a boost after IndusInd Bank and South Indian Bank cheered with better-than expected Q3 numbers. Read More

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Sony announces new Glacier White PS4 Slim

Sony announces new Glacier White PS4 Slim

The original model of PS4 was available in white for a limited time when it was released in 2014 as a way of celebrating the release of Bungie's Destiny . The console turned red and gold for Metal Gear Solid V , for instance, or gray to celebrate 20 years of PlayStation. The console itself is based off of the PS4 Slim model. Read More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): Tesla Motors Releases New Pictures of its Gigafactory

Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): Tesla Motors Releases New Pictures of its Gigafactory

The cylindrical cells - dubbed 2170 - will power Tesla's Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 energy storage products, as well as its first mass-market auto, the Model 3, when it is expected to hit the production line in the second quarter. This is big news not only for the solar market but for also Nevada. Shares of Tesla jumped 4.2 percent to $226.17 in midday trade. According to Tesla , that's "nearly as much as the rest of the entire world's battery production combined". Read More

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Washington Post Corrects Story of Russian Hack of Vermont Utility

Washington Post Corrects Story of Russian Hack of Vermont Utility

The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid . "A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to US officials", who said that it "raises fears in the USA government that Russian government hackers are actively trying to penetrate the grid to carry out potential attacks". Read More

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SpaceX will resume rocket launches on January 8th

SpaceX will resume rocket launches on January 8th

SpaceX said its engineers determined that liquid oxygen had collected and solidified inside a covering over a helium tank, causing friction that ignited the oxygen and caused the explosion. Both carbon and aluminum can burn, and with oxygen sandwiched in between, all of the ingredients for a conflagration were present. Additionally, SpaceX will implement design changes to the COPVs to eliminate buckles altogether, and allow for faster loading operations. Read More

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