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Dubai plans to build sky transportation system

Dubai plans to build sky transportation system

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority has announced it is working in collaboration with British company Beemcar to construct a driverless cable-car network that would operate above the city streets.
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Ancient settlement destroyed by comet, research suggests

Ancient settlement destroyed by comet, research suggests

Impact from a comet around 12,800 years ago is believed to have wiped out a human settlement, according to new research published in Scientific Reports.
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How the coronavirus spread in the United States

How the coronavirus spread in the United States

According to Bloomberg, Patient Zero arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from Wuhan, China on January 15. During his time there he took public transportation at the airport.
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Great Barrier Reef enters 'critical time'

Great Barrier Reef enters 'critical time'

Hot weather over the coming weeks could see the Great Barrier Reef enter a period of dangerous coral bleaching, reports Vice.com.Citing international marine experts, Phys.
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NASA finds possible clue for life on early Mars

NASA finds possible clue for life on early Mars

In a study published in Astrobiology, astrobiologists at Washington State University and Technische Universitat in Berlin, say NASA's Curiosity rover found organic compounds called thiophenes in soil samples that may have been produced by bacteria.
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How Long Do Vaccines Take To Make? | Unveiled

How Long Do Vaccines Take To Make? | Unveiled

How long before we have a COVID-19 vaccine? And what has to happen before one can be developed? In this video, Unveiled uncovers how long it takes to develop a vaccine for deadly diseases all around the world.
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How to eat well on a budget

How to eat well on a budget

If you're finding that there is more month than money, then finding ways to save will be quite high on your list of priorities. We've put together a list of practical tips on how to eat well on a budget that are easy to implement and effective.
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NASA to be unable to contact Voyager 2 for almost a year

NASA to be unable to contact Voyager 2 for almost a year

Starting early this month, Voyager 2 will stop receiving commands from NASA, the space agency announced in a news release on March 5.
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Study reveals how COVID-19 infects human cells

Study reveals how COVID-19 infects human cells

Researchers from China have used cryo-electron microscopy to show how SARS-CoV-2 infects humans. The study published in Science says the virus targets a type of receptor found on human cells in the lungs, heart, kidneys and intestines.
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Coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses in China, killing 10

Coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses in China, killing 10

Scores of people under coronavirus quarantine in Quanzhou, China were trapped over the weekend after the hotel they were in suddenly collapsed, reports the South China Morning Post.
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Home-made face coverings against the virus

Home-made face coverings against the virus

The WHO said Monday that facemasks could be justified in areas where hand-washing and physical distancing were difficult. Original videographic on homemade cloth face covering.
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As Zoos Close Their Doors, Animals Have More Freedom Than Ever

As Zoos Close Their Doors, Animals Have More Freedom Than Ever

How is our self-isolation affecting zoo animals?
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The Messy History of Panic Buying and Toilet Paper Hoarding

The Messy History of Panic Buying and Toilet Paper Hoarding

Did you participate in toilet paper hoarding?
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5 Skincare myths we all need to stop believing

5 Skincare myths we all need to stop believing

It's time we set a few things straight – for your benefit, of course – which is why we decided to debunk some popular skincare myths…
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Have We Already Found Earth 2.0? | Unveiled

Have We Already Found Earth 2.0? | Unveiled

The search for a second Earth has taken us all across the universe. Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope (and other NASA missions) we can now map more of space than ever before! But, have we already found the new home we've been looking for? Does ...
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Scientists are building a wormhole tunnel analogue in quantum circuits

Scientists are building a wormhole tunnel analogue in quantum circuits

Scientists have proposed to build a functional wormhole tunnel by simulating quantum entangled black holes in a lab. Quanta Magazine reports the linked black holes are theoretically able to teleport quantum information via the tunnel.
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1.5 billion-year-old Earth was all water, no continents

1.5 billion-year-old Earth was all water, no continents

New evidence from Iowa State University and the University of Colorado suggests that 1.5 billion years ago, the planet was covered by a vast ocean and had no continents.
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Futuristic new bridge unfolds like an umbrella

Futuristic new bridge unfolds like an umbrella

Researchers have demonstrated a futuristic bridge-building technique that allows the structure to unfold like an umbrella to the length of its span.
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How Long Would it Take to Travel the Milky Way? | Unveiled

How Long Would it Take to Travel the Milky Way? | Unveiled

The Milky Way is at least 105,000 lightyears across. Possibly more than 200,000 lightyears across! The idea of travelling across it is truly mind-boggling, but that's what we're going to do! In this video, Unveiled sets forth on an incredible jour...
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The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland's Ice Cap

The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland's Ice Cap

It seemed innocent enough at the time-build an underground polar research station to study ice core samples. What people didn't know about was the covert plan to set up a nuclear launch pad capable of firing off hundreds of missiles at Russia.
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The Sad Story Behind Central Park's Destruction of Seneca Village

The Sad Story Behind Central Park's Destruction of Seneca Village

It was a growing community with schools & churches, yet it was deemed expendable enough to be demolished to make room for Central Park. Why?
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Finding America's Lost Medieval City

Finding America's Lost Medieval City

A thousand years ago America was home to man-made earthen structures that would rival the pyramids in size. Where? St. Louis, of course.
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The Man Who Walks Backwards to Help Move World Peace Forwards

The Man Who Walks Backwards to Help Move World Peace Forwards

Mani Manithan is a man with a plan, & it's meant to be a little backwards. For 28 years he's walked in reverse in the name of global unity.
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The Bre-X Scandal: How One Company Made Billions Off Nothing

The Bre-X Scandal: How One Company Made Billions Off Nothing

How did an almost bankrupt Calgary mining company suddenly become worth billions? By striking gold without ever having to produce an ounce.
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The True Story of Pocahontas Was No Disney Fairytale

The True Story of Pocahontas Was No Disney Fairytale

For this historical figure over time fiction has become fact. Find out about the real woman behind the story Disney never animated for you.
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Operation Yellow Ribbon

Operation Yellow Ribbon

The events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten. Through the darkness of that day shone a light as one small Canadian community opened their doors & their hearts to stranded airline passengers from around the globe.
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The Sakoku Edict: Why the Japanese Couldn't Leave Their Own Country for Two Centuries

The Sakoku Edict: Why the Japanese Couldn't Leave Their Own Country for Two Centuries

In the 1600s Japan was not a big fan of Western culture. To emphasize that point it banned its citizens from travelling abroad with a penalty of death if they did for over 200 years.
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Spain's Museo Atlantico is Europe's First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

Spain's Museo Atlantico is Europe's First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

This eco-sculptor has a point he needs made, so his latest project is on a scale so massive our oceans have never seen anything like it.
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The African American Women Behind NASA's Early Launches

The African American Women Behind NASA's Early Launches

Segregated bathrooms & rampant workplace sexism didn't stop three highly educated African American women from helping NASA reach the stars.
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The Little Wax Worm Might Solve Our Great Big Plastic Problem

The Little Wax Worm Might Solve Our Great Big Plastic Problem

It's not be much to look at, but the wax worm's unusual appetite for polythyrene might help scientists find solutions to biodegrading plastic safer & quicker than current methods.
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Brooklyn in the 50s: Where Dope Was a Weed That Grew Everywhere

Brooklyn in the 50s: Where Dope Was a Weed That Grew Everywhere

Brooklyn used to have a mind-blowing amount of weeds. Or should we say weed, as in the kind that people smoke and it makes them...chillaxed?
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The 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster and the End of the Zeppelin

The 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster and the End of the Zeppelin

There was a time when zeppelins ruled the skies, floating on air thanks to hydrogen. After dozens of fiery accidents within the industry the Hindenburg's burning marked the beginning of the end for airships.
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Earth's Orbit is Turning Into a Junk Minefield

Earth's Orbit is Turning Into a Junk Minefield

There's so much man-made space garbage in Earth's orbit right now it's an International Space Station-destroying accident waiting to happen.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Beyond the Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Beyond the Little Prince

The author's adventures took him to the skies & across Earth's toughest terrains, but his final tale ends with a mysterious plane crash.
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Antarctica

10 Things You Didn't Know About Antarctica

We know so little about Antarctica. Did you know it is the largest desert in the world? Or that 99% of it is covered in ice? Learn more facts about this strange land.
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Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs By Creating Living Art

Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs By Creating Living Art

Concrete transforms into artful messages in this sculptor's hands, & Jason deCaires Taylor manages to save coral reefs at the same time.
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The Mysterious Zebras of California's Highway 1

The Mysterious Zebras of California's Highway 1

Driving across California? You might witness dozens of zebras grazing by the side of the road, a living reminder of what money used to buy America's wealthy back in the day. It's true: There are wild zebras in California, a reminder of a time...
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Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo

Ota Benga: The Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo

1906. The Bronx Zoo stuck an African pygmy in a cage, told the masses he was a cannibal, & watched the zoo's attendance double as a result.
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Los Angeles' Forgotten Hollywood Subway

Los Angeles' Forgotten Hollywood Subway

In the 1920s L.A. had an underground transit system that was the envy of urban centres across the country, so why did it fall to pieces?
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Let There Be Light Brings Fusion Energy to Life

Let There Be Light Brings Fusion Energy to Life

Can we bring the nuclear fusion power of the sun & stars to Planet Earth? The new documentary Let There Be Light follows the scientists who think we can.
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Demonstration of a video post

Demonstration of a video post

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New York City and the Oyster

New York City and the Oyster

New Yorkers are a hardy breed, & the amazing fact that their not-too-distant relatives used to eat raw oysters from the Hudson proves it.
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Why Do We Observe Remembrance Day?

Why Do We Observe Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th in several countries. Why?
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Pope Joan

Pope Joan

Time has turned this mythic tale of a woman's foray through the upper ranks of the Catholic Church into more fiction than fact. Where does the truth end & the legend begin?
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London's Deadly Acid Smog Crisis of 1952

London's Deadly Acid Smog Crisis of 1952

How did a pea-soup fog turn fatal overnight? Millions of homes burning coal in furnaces non-stop for weeks had something to do with it.
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200 Reasons to Put Sudan on Your Travel Bucket List

200 Reasons to Put Sudan on Your Travel Bucket List

If pyramids are your thing, don't put all your eggs in the Egypt basket. There's somewhere else you can go to see twice as many of them.
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This Advice From Einstein Sold For $1.6 Million. Here's What He Wrote.

This Advice From Einstein Sold For $1.6 Million. Here's What He Wrote.

Albert Einstein, besides being a genius, was also a decent tipper. The courier given this note might not have known it at the time, though.
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