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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A 2009 photo of three beaked whales in the Nemuro Strait, Japan with the dark color and short body length characteristic of the newly identified black Baird’s beaked whale. Hal Sato For years, whalers in Hokkaido, Japan have described sitings of an unidentified whale, locally referred
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Hurricane Dorian, as seen from the International Space Station on Sept. 2, 2019. Spire uses radio occultation profiles to attempt to augment the accuracy of weather forecasts. NASA As the Atlantic region deals with the effects and aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, space-to-cloud-analytics company Spire Global outlined its work to increase the accuracy of weather and
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Multiculturalism and globalization have helped drive immigration and growth to major hubs, but in some cases, it has also caused brain-drain and damaged the economies of immigrants’ home nations. The Caribbean has experienced widespread immigration and boasts a large diaspora worldwide relative to its population .  Jamaica, which is home to 2.9 million people is
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We witnessed a human tragedy this past week as Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas and caused damage to the coastal Carolinas. The well-being of human beings and their recovery should be the dominant headline, but it is actually a press release issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Washington Post’s
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin This photo released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019. India ASSOCIATED PRESS Topline: India’s first attempt at landing a spacecraft on
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BENGALURU (Reuters) – India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, in a setback to the nation’s ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole. FILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization
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Take that, asteroid! European Space Agency Asteroids are the small, tiny rocks that orbit the sun. Too small to be a planet (sorry!), too big to be a micrometeoroid. They were first spotted in the early 1800’s, when the largest of their number, Ceres (now confusingly dubbed a dwarf planet, but that’s another story), finally
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Ecovative’s Eben Bayer (left) and his cofounder Gavin McIntyre Associated Press Eben Bayer is a believer in the power of mushrooms. As cofounder and CEO of Ecovative, he’s built a business making compostable packaging from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, for companies that include Dell. He’s also dabbled in other products like bio-based leather
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