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Believed to have been born in a jungle in Sumatra, Indonesia, in 1956, Puan left an "incredible legacy" of 11 children and a total of 54 descendants across the US, Europe and elsewhere, the zoo said. "As hard as it was for us, it was the right thing to do", Martina Hart added. A recently published damning study claims that primates, including chimps and orangutans, may soon be lost forever unless action is taken urgently.
  • Scientists Find Cheap Way To Suck Air And Make It Into Fuel

    Scientists Find Cheap Way To Suck Air And Make It Into Fuel

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    He expects that Carbon Engineering will face higher costs and challenges than it anticipates as the company moves to build larger plants. Technological "fixes" to the carbon emissions driving climate change have always been regarded with some suspicion by scientists.
  • Jupiter Lightning Strikes Are Similar To Earth's, But Different, Juno Data Reveals

    Jupiter Lightning Strikes Are Similar To Earth's, But Different, Juno Data Reveals

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    But the Juno spacecraft's orbit around the giant planet carries it much closer than earlier probes and its Microwave Radiometer Instrument has, in fact, found megahertz and gigahertz emissions like those seen at Earth. NASA scientists have determined: in comparison with the Earth, Jupiter receives from the Sun a quarter less heat, the amount allocated to the gas giant's internal heat energy is too high, respectively, near the equator of Jupiter appears radiation balance, which prevents ...
  • Earliest animal footprints found in China

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    The authors can't tell exactly what kind of animal made the tracks, but they can narrow it down to something with pairs of matching legs. "Although the exact identity of the trace maker of the Shibantan trackways is hard to determine in the absence of body remains at the end of the trackways, we suggest that the trace maker was probably a bilaterian animal with paired appendages ", the authors reported .
  • NASA finds more evidence that Mars could have once supported life

    NASA finds more evidence that Mars could have once supported life

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    The host of the session, assistant director of science for communications in NASA's Planetary Science Division Michelle Thaller, began by clearing up any rumors that the agency would announce that they had found alien life. Hell comes from Mars, NASA , and it's only been two years since we cleaned up the last incident of Mars Hell . Leading contenders have included some sort of chemical reaction based on a rock called olivine, meteorites dropping organic materials into the ...
  • Plastic water pouches banned in Gujarat's Rajkot from June 5

    Plastic water pouches banned in Gujarat's Rajkot from June 5

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    On Twitter , Guterres pledged to abolish the use of plastic bottles in his office, and he did that starting on Monday, removing all plastic bottles from his office, conference rooms and Department for Public Information. "An average 13 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the water system around the world annually, resulting in pollution from drainages, rivers and seas and causing floods.
  • Russian Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station

    Russian Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station

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    A Soyuz-FG rocket lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan with three members of the Expedition 56 crew on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The crew - Alexander Gerst of Germany, Serena Aunon-Chancellor of the USA and Sergei Prokopyev of Russian Federation - are scheduled to lift off on Wednesday for an "Horizons" mission to the ISS to conduct research 400km above the Earth.
  • Organic Matter Found On Mars, Nasa Announces

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    The new evidence comes from a pair of rocks. A self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. The samples were drilled from the base of Mount Sharp, inside a basin called Gale Crater that is believed to have held an ancient Martian lake.
  • Guatemala Volcano Toll Rises To 75, 200 Still Missing

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    The eruption also created pyroclastic flows - fast-moving mixtures of very hot gas and volcanic matter. The country's seismology and volcanology institute warned of new flows descending Wednesday afternoon through canyons on the volcano's western slope, carrying boulders and tree trunks.
  • SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

    SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

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    The delay is to make way for further tests of the upper stage of the booster. The weather appears favorable, with a 70 percent chance of "go" conditions. Space X will not be trying to land the Falcon 9 booster for the second time. "We're actually going to an apogee around about 58,000 kilometers". SES-12 is created to replace NSS-6 and will be co-located at 95 degrees East and expanding DTH and other connectivity over India, as well as Eastern Europe and the Middle East, while offering ...
  • Say goodbye to plastic waste, says EU

    Say goodbye to plastic waste, says EU

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    Under the Commission's proposal, member states will have to collect 90% of single-use plastic drink bottles by 2025, while products including sanitary towels, wet wipes and balloons will have standardised labelling indicating how they should be disposed and their environmental impact.
  • 'Certainty is increased': Notley on federal plan to buy Trans Mountain expansion

    'Certainty is increased': Notley on federal plan to buy Trans Mountain expansion

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    Until now, Trudeau's government has used a soft tone to try to convince British Columbia to abandon its opposition to the pipeline, hoping not to alienate voters in the province before next year's general election. There is also objection to the high greenhouse gas emissions from the processing of tar sands. "We've seen an announcement here this morning, we need shovels in the ground, we need construction to start on this piece of infrastructure", Moe said.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto brings rain, wind

    Subtropical Storm Alberto brings rain, wind

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    Now spinning off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, forecasters named the subtropical storm "Alberto," which is the first of 21 names the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has on its list of possible storm names for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season .
  • Maduro faces global criticism, US sanctions

    Maduro faces global criticism, US sanctions

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    Reacting to the ongoing developments, on Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of USA charge d'affaires Todd Robinson and deputy head of mission Brian Naranjo and declared both of them "persona non grata". "The Maduro regime has once again failed its people by restricting Venezuelans' rights and liberty and by preventing the free participation of opposing parties..." Maduro from power.
  • As Apple considers Triangle, NC leaders propose changes to corporate incentives

    As Apple considers Triangle, NC leaders propose changes to corporate incentives

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    Earlier this year, Apple said that it will add over 20,000 new U.S.jobs in the next five years by hiring at its existing campuses and building a new one. "We're not doing a beauty-contest kind of thing", Cook told Recode's Kara Swisher in a recent interview. Though Apple previously said the campus would hold call-center workers, it seems possible that it would also have high-paying tech jobs.