China using DNA to track Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang

China using DNA to track Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang

Chinese authorities in Xinjiang are collecting DNA samples along with other biometric data from all residents in the region between the ages of 12 and 65, according to Human Rights Watch.
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How Zion Williamson's Nike shoe broke apart

How Zion Williamson's Nike shoe broke apart

Duke University basketball player Zion Williamson had a footwear malfunction during a game against rival North Carolina.The footwear in question were Nike PG 2.5s from OKC Thunder player Paul George's signature collection.
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Earth atmosphere reaches twice the distance of the moon

Earth atmosphere reaches twice the distance of the moon

New research from ESA and NASA show the real size of Earth's geocorona.
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Futuristic vertical farm would grow food in the middle of the city

Futuristic vertical farm would grow food in the middle of the city

French design company Studio NAB has come up with the idea of creating a large vertical farm called the Superfarm to promote sustainable living.
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Effects of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela

Effects of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela

Venezuela's economic struggles worsen as the U.S. lays even more sanctions on the country.
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Neptune's new moon Hippocamp may have broken off from a larger moon

Neptune's new moon Hippocamp may have broken off from a larger moon

A team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space telescope have shed light on the mysterious moon around Neptune.According to a press release from the SETI Institute, a tiny moon discovered orbiting Neptune in 2013 has now been named Hippocamp.
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ESA unveils plans to explore binary asteroid

ESA unveils plans to explore binary asteroid

NASA and the European Space Agency are joining forces to research an asteroid system.The ESA's Hera spacecraft will be the first to explore an asteroid system named 65803 Didymos. According to the space agency, Didymos measures 780 meters across.
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Chinese social credit system bans millions from taking trains, flying

Chinese social credit system bans millions from taking trains, flying

Millions of Chinese citizens have now been banned from traveling by air or train as the government continues to expand its social credit system, the South China Morning Post reports.
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Senegal to build futuristic city

Senegal to build futuristic city

Senegal is building a two billion dollar futuristic city just 40 kilometers away from its capital.Senegal's President, Macky Sall is planning on building a city in the Diamniadio township called Diamniadio Lake City.
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Japanese utility makes first contact with Fukushima melted fuel

Japanese utility makes first contact with Fukushima melted fuel

Last week, a probe touched melted nuclear debris in the damaged second reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant for the first time in almost eight years since the disaster, according to Tokyo Electric Power Company.
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Scientists find neurons can send signals wirelessly to each other

Scientists find neurons can send signals wirelessly to each other

Research published in the Journal of Physiology details a newly found form of neural communication in which neurons that are not connected can send signals to each other.
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Scientists decode great white shark genome

Scientists decode great white shark genome

A research team has mapped the great white shark's genome and found the keys to many of its special adaptations. The great white shark's genome contains large amounts of information. They have 41 pairs of chromosomes while humans only have 23.
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Big Ben-sized asteroid to skim past Earth on February 19

Big Ben-sized asteroid to skim past Earth on February 19

A large asteroid traveling through space at tens of thousands of miles per hour is going to pass by our planet on Tuesday.NASA's asteroid trackers have been monitoring asteroid 2013 MD8 since its discovery in 2013.
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China plans to build a solar power station in space

China plans to build a solar power station in space

China has ambitious plans to build the first ever solar power station in space.China's Science and Technology Daily reports the country is planning to build a solar power station that would orbit the earth at a distance of 36,000 kilometers.
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Boeing to build robot submersibles for U.S. Navy

Boeing to build robot submersibles for U.S. Navy

Boeing has been awarded a US$43 million contract by the U.S. Navy to build unmanned robot submarines, according to the US Department of Defense.The company will build four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles. According to U.S.
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Satellite images show two interconnected volcanoes in Indonesia

Satellite images show two interconnected volcanoes in Indonesia

New research has found that the two volcanoes may actually be connected via the same plumbing system.
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Turkish authorities believe Khashoggi's remains may have been burned

Turkish authorities believe Khashoggi's remains may have been burned

Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu quoted a recent police report that states that Khashoggi's remains may have been burned in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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Aurora gunman opens fire on coworkers after being terminated from job

Aurora gunman opens fire on coworkers after being terminated from job

A man opened fire on his coworkers after losing his job at an Illinois manufacturing plant, using a gun he was carrying illegally.The Chicago Tribune reports that while at a termination meeting at the Henry Pratt Co.
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No agreement yet in US-China trade talks

No agreement yet in US-China trade talks

The U.S. and China have not yet an accord in crucial trade talks, reports The South China Morning Post. Beijing and Washington continue to disagree on matters such as equal market access and protection of intellectual property during trade talks.
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JP Morgan to launch first bank-backed cryptocurrency

JP Morgan to launch first bank-backed cryptocurrency

JP Morgan is creating its own cryptocurrency, and is becoming the first major U.S. bank to do so.
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Elroy Air's self-flying drones could soon be used to deliver cargo

Elroy Air's self-flying drones could soon be used to deliver cargo

San Francisco-based startup, Elroy Air, is developing an autonomous drone that could be used to haul heavy cargo as early as next year, according to the company's website.The company has already raised US$9.
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New artificial leaf design can absorb CO2 from air

New artificial leaf design can absorb CO2 from air

Scientists have developed a way to bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into a natural environment, where they can help clean the air.
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Spain may have to hold third election after budget is rejected

Spain may have to hold third election after budget is rejected

Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez might have to call for a third general election in less than four years after his budget was rejected by right-wing parties.
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Study says North Korea poses less nuclear threat to U.S.

Study says North Korea poses less nuclear threat to U.S.

A new study by Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation reports that North Korea continues to build nuclear weapons.
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Rising temperatures could change the ocean's color, study finds

Rising temperatures could change the ocean's color, study finds

The oceans are expected to become bluer and greener by the end of the end of this century, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
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NASA spots 22-mile-wide crater beneath Greenland ice

NASA spots 22-mile-wide crater beneath Greenland ice

Researchers have discovered what may be another massive crater below Greenland's ice sheets, NASA announced on Monday. According to Space.
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Sleep helps reduce inflammation and fight atherosclerosis in mice

Sleep helps reduce inflammation and fight atherosclerosis in mice

A new study published in the journal Nature has found that getting adequate sleep can help by reducing inflammation in the body and fighting against atherosclerosis.
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Report estimates one-third of Himalayan glaciers will disappear by 2100

Report estimates one-third of Himalayan glaciers will disappear by 2100

One-third of Himalayas glaciers will melt off by 2100 and a recent report shows not even immediate climate change actions can save them.Glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region span eight countries and are an important geo-ecological asset.
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How Trump can bypass Congress to build the wall

How Trump can bypass Congress to build the wall

President Donald Trump has hinted that he might declare a state of emergency to bypass Congress and get funding for his wall, just days before the February 15 deadline.
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Exercise could help prevent Alzheimer’s

Exercise could help prevent Alzheimer’s

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New technology can match a person's face to their body

New technology can match a person's face to their body

A Japanese company has developed a system that would be able to identify a person even if they aren't directly facing the camera, according to New Atlas.
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Hayabusa-2 spacecraft gets set for asteroid sampling mission

Hayabusa-2 spacecraft gets set for asteroid sampling mission

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is scheduled to collect rock samples from the asteroid Ryugu on February 22.The spacecraft will fire a 5 gram projectile made of metal tantalum onto the asteroid's surface while touching down, according to the BBC.
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Honeybees learn how to do simple arithmetic

Honeybees learn how to do simple arithmetic

New research published in the journal Science Advances reveals that honeybees are capable of understanding simple math problems.The Australian research team began by teaching 14 honeybees the basic rules of arithmetic.
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New study finds gut microbiome could be linked to depression

New study finds gut microbiome could be linked to depression

A new study of two large groups of Europeans has found several types of gut bacteria are missing in people with depression, according to Science Magazine.
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Japan's 2020 Olympic medals are made from recycled electronics

Japan's 2020 Olympic medals are made from recycled electronics

Japan is preparing for next year's Olympics by asking the public to donate electronic devices they no longer use, according to New Atlas.
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Biggest ever surfing lagoon to be built in S. Korea

Biggest ever surfing lagoon to be built in S. Korea

Spanish firm Wavegarden has started construction on the world's largest surfing lagoon in South Korea. The company is collaborating with Daewon Plus Construction on the project, according to a press release by Wavegarden.
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Bacteria sacrifice themselves for their colony to survive, study finds

Bacteria sacrifice themselves for their colony to survive, study finds

A new study has found that bacteria sacrifice themselves to antibiotics in order to preserve their colony.Researchers at California State University and Princeton exposed a colony of E.
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Startup creates lab-grown protein inspired by Yellowstone Microbes

Startup creates lab-grown protein inspired by Yellowstone Microbes

A NASA-funded start-up is using fermentation technology to create lab-grown protein.
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Researchers propose new hypothesis to explain Alzheimer's

Researchers propose new hypothesis to explain Alzheimer's

Researchers have identified a specific blood-clotting protein that can trigger synaptic damage after leaking into the brain, according to New Atlas.
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New findings shed light on Sickle Cell Disease

New findings shed light on Sickle Cell Disease

New research has shed light on how silent strokes caused by SCD can affect the body.
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Research details rat-grown kidneys

Research details rat-grown kidneys

Researchers successfully grew kidneys in rats by implanting stem cells from mice.
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Why physicists are interested in the top quark

Why physicists are interested in the top quark

According to Ohio State University astrophysicist Paul Sutter on Live Science, physicists are interested in studying the mysterious top quark, and it may have to do with its connection to the god particle.
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Jenga-like architectural building project planned for Germany

Jenga-like architectural building project planned for Germany

A Dutch firm has been chosen to build a jenga-like building project in northern Germany, according to Inhabitat.Dutch firm MVRDV plans to build a 65,000-square-meter city block called "Koolkiel" in northern Germany.
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Inkjet printed solar panels could revolutionize green energy

Inkjet printed solar panels could revolutionize green energy

AFP reports that a novel processing method has been developed that allows for the production of solar panels at lower temperatures and reduced costs.
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French report finds harmful chemicals in disposable diapers

French report finds harmful chemicals in disposable diapers

An investigative report has found traces of harmful chemicals in disposable baby diapers in France.
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Genoa bridge to undergo reconstruction

Genoa bridge to undergo reconstruction

The city of Genoa is ready to start rebuilding five months after the collapse of the 50-year-old Morandi Bridge.The Morandi Bridge collapsed on August 15, 2018. The bridge failure may have been caused by a collapsed stay.
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China using AI in 'Zero Trust' system to spot corruption

China using AI in 'Zero Trust' system to spot corruption

China has developed an anti-corruption AI system called "Zero Trust" to help identify corrupt public officials.
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San Francisco rolls out system to track homeless people

San Francisco rolls out system to track homeless people

San Francisco has been designing a system over the past two years to track every homeless person in the city, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
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