US believes Iran behind oil tanker explosions

US believes Iran behind oil tanker explosions

The U.S. government reckons Iran is responsible for two suspected oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman this week, the BBC reports.
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NASA to explore a mysterious, metallic asteroid

NASA to explore a mysterious, metallic asteroid

NASA is readying for a mission that will launch in 2022 to explore the metal asteroid Psyche.
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Paris details green Eiffel Tower area revamp

Paris details green Eiffel Tower area revamp

The city of Paris has announced plans to revamp the area around the Eiffel Tower and turn it into a pedestrian-friendly garden.The 72 million euro project was designed by London-based Gustafson Porter + Bowman, according to the Guardian.
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Canada plans to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Canada plans to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021.
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Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zone' may be the biggest on record

Gulf of Mexico's 'dead zone' may be the biggest on record

The Gulf of Mexico could have a dead zone almost 8,000 square miles in size due to this year's record-breaking rainfall in the American Midwest, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Facebook planning giant Texan solar farm

Facebook planning giant Texan solar farm

Facebook is partnering up with Longroad Energy, a renewable energy developer, to build a massive solar farm in Texas. Called The Prospero Solar project, the Associated Press reports, the farm will occupy 18 square kilometers.
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Bees build nests from plastic

Bees build nests from plastic

New research from Argentina's National Agricultural Technology Institute shows that solitary bees are making nests out of plastic packaging.Scientists set up 63 trap nests around crop fields for the wild bees between 2017 and 2018.
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Total solar eclipse to occur on July 2

Total solar eclipse to occur on July 2

Bloomberg reports that according to NASA, the total solar eclipse on July 2 will start off the coast of New Zealand, and reach its peak 1,000 kilometers north of Easter Island, lasting four minutes and 33 seconds.
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NASA to open International Space Station to tourists by 2020

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists by 2020

NASA will be opening the International Space Station to commercial ventures, including space tourism.According to the BBC, starting in 2020, there will be two private space missions per year, each for stays of up to 30 days.
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Turning plastic into usable fuel

Turning plastic into usable fuel

Renewlogy, a private waste management company, has found a way to turn plastic into fuel.The company is able to process around 10 tons of plastic waste on a daily basis to convert into fuel, according to Renewlogy's website.
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Hong Kong leader to push through with extradition plan despite protests

Hong Kong leader to push through with extradition plan despite protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Monday that she has no plans to withdraw a controversial plan to allow extradition to mainland China, despite mass protests against it.
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Beijing slowing South China Sea building after achieving military goals

Beijing slowing South China Sea building after achieving military goals

A U.S. military official says building on Chinese-claimed islands has been slowing, likely because they have been developed to the point where they can provide the military capability required by the Chinese.
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New exoplanet found in star's 'Neptunian Desert' region

New exoplanet found in star's 'Neptunian Desert' region

Astronomers have discovered a Neptune-like exoplanet called NGTS-4b in the Neptunian Desert region of a star, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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UN unveils new measures to combat Ebola crisis in DR Congo

UN unveils new measures to combat Ebola crisis in DR Congo

The Ebola epidemic has already killed 1,200 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is currently at risk of spreading to nearby countries, according to the World Health Organization.According to the U.S.
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iPhone apps use hidden trackers to share data without users' consent

iPhone apps use hidden trackers to share data without users' consent

A privacy test conducted by Washington Post columnist Geoffrey Fowler has found that popular iPhone apps are using trackers and sharing user data, sometimes including sensitive information like email, phone number, location, and IP address.
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Mount Everest death toll rises to 11

Mount Everest death toll rises to 11

An American lawyer died Monday while descending Mount Everest, marking the 11th death so far this year.Another American, three Indians, two British, and two Irish climbers died while climbing the Nepali side of the summit.
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Scientists discover new plastic-eating bacteria

Scientists discover new plastic-eating bacteria

Scientists have found tiny microbes that are able to break down plastic waste found in the ocean, according to a study published in Science Magazine.The bacteria has been named Ideonella Sakaiensis.
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McDonald's creates McHives to raise decreasing bee population awareness

McDonald's creates McHives to raise decreasing bee population awareness

As part of a country-wide push to raise sustainability awareness in Sweden, various McDonald's franchises are installing bee hives called McHives on their rooftops. According to Greenpeace, honey bees perform 80 percent of all pollination.
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Major mobile carriers suspend Huawei smartphone orders

Major mobile carriers suspend Huawei smartphone orders

Mobile networks around the globe have suspended orders of Huawei smartphones after US president Donald Trump added the Chinese company to an export blacklist, CNN reports.
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Increase of CFC emissions linked to China, study finds

Increase of CFC emissions linked to China, study finds

CFC-11, a potent greenhouse gas and one of the main culprits in depleting the ozone layer, was set to be phased out by 2010.But starting in 2012 scientists noticed a considerable slowdown in the decline of global concentrations of CFCs.
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U.S. Postal Service to test mail delivery using autonomous trucks

U.S. Postal Service to test mail delivery using autonomous trucks

The U.S. Postal Service has started testing self-driving trucks to transport mail across three states.
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SpaceX all set to launch 60 'Starlink' satellites into space

SpaceX all set to launch 60 'Starlink' satellites into space

SpaceX is set to launch 60 "Starlink" satellites that would provide broadband internet services and orbit around Earth, according to Space.com.The satellites will be launched on Thursday via the Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
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How U.S. ban will affect Huawei technology

How U.S. ban will affect Huawei technology

Last Monday, news broke that Trump had banned Chinese tech giant, Huawei, from the U.S. market after trade negotiations went stale. This is how the move could affect the technology company. Chinese tech company, Huawei, was blacklisted by the U.S.
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Massive asteroid with its own moon to pass close to Earth

Massive asteroid with its own moon to pass close to Earth

A massive asteroid with its own mini moon will be passing close to Earth this weekend.
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How does 5G technology work?

How does 5G technology work?

5G is the generation of wireless technology that follows 4G LTE mobile connections.
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Huawei CFO Meng's house arrest conditions explained

Huawei CFO Meng's house arrest conditions explained

Huawei's Chief Financial Officer is currently under house arrest in her six bedroom mansion worth millions of dollars, according to Reuters.
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Iran suspected to have carried out an attack against Saudi Arabia

Iran suspected to have carried out an attack against Saudi Arabia

A report by a Norwegian insurance company states it is highly likely that Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards orchestrated a drone attack on Saudi tankers in the Persian Gulf.
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Pluto's underground ocean kept from freezing by gas layer

Pluto's underground ocean kept from freezing by gas layer

New research provides evidence of an ocean buried in Pluto that's kept from freezing by an insulating layer.
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Study finds air pollution may be damaging 'every organ in the body'

Study finds air pollution may be damaging 'every organ in the body'

A comprehensive new global review has found that air pollution may be harming nearly every cell in the human body.According to a review published in Chest Journal, the harmful effects of toxic air begin when it is inhaled.
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Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits all time record high

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits all time record high

Scientists at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii have recorded the highest levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide ever in human history.
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Scientists find 'super coral' in Hawaii

Scientists find 'super coral' in Hawaii

New studies show coral reefs located in Kane'ohe Bay, Hawaii are capable of growing in acidic and warm waters. Human activity has contributed to the destruction of coral reefs via overfishing, pollution and coral bleaching.
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Scientists find new way for volcanoes to form

Scientists find new way for volcanoes to form

The now-dormant volcano that created the island of Bermuda formed in a way that has not been observed before, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
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UN chief raises concerns over nuclear coffin leaking into the Pacific

UN chief raises concerns over nuclear coffin leaking into the Pacific

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has raised concerns over a concrete dome in the Marshall Islands leaking radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean.The nuclear dome was built in the late 1970s during the Cold War era.
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Trump targets Huawei in new ban on foreign telecom gear

Trump targets Huawei in new ban on foreign telecom gear

The Trump administration made a move to enable a ban on Huawei gear, amid an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to ban U.S.
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Pollution impairing Asian summer monsoon , study finds

Pollution impairing Asian summer monsoon , study finds

The Asian summer monsoon typically brings about a lot of rainfall, but scientists have found that the rate of precipitation has actually been declining over the past eight decades, according to a study published in Geophysical Research Letters.
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Manchester arena marks attack anniversary with memorial service

Manchester arena marks attack anniversary with memorial service

The second anniversary of the Manchester terror incident will be marked by a private memorial service on May 22.
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China claims social credit system will 'restore trust'

China claims social credit system will 'restore trust'

A report from China's National Development and Reform Commission published in the Global Times states that authorities are developing security regulations over privacy leak concerns.
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Dark matter may have punched holes in the Milky Way

Dark matter may have punched holes in the Milky Way

New evidence suggests something strange is punching holes in the Milky Way, but scientists aren't sure what it is.
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New study detects Alzheimer's up to 30 years before symptoms appear

New study detects Alzheimer's up to 30 years before symptoms appear

Researchers have identified a range of biomarkers that could determine if an individual develops Alzheimer's disease years in advance, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.
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Climate change causes trees to grow faster in China, study finds

Climate change causes trees to grow faster in China, study finds

Larch trees in northeastern China were found to have grown faster in the past 40 years as a result of climate change, according to a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
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Jeff Bezos unveils space colony vision

Jeff Bezos unveils space colony vision

According to a press conference, Jeff Bezos envisions human colonies in outer space capable of holding up to 1 trillion people in rotating cylinders called O'Neill Cylinders.
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Bering Sea ice receding alarmingly: Report

Bering Sea ice receding alarmingly: Report

The Bering Sea's ice is vanishing, endangering surrounding indigenous communities, sealife and fisheries. However, scientists cannot pinpoint what is causing the ice to recede.
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Japan will start testing the world's fastest bullet train

Japan will start testing the world's fastest bullet train

Japan will begin testing the world's fastest Shinkansen bullet-train which is capable of reaching speeds of up to 400 kilometers per hour.
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China to fund Sri Lankan mega project

China to fund Sri Lankan mega project

Beijing is providing a US$1.4 billion loan to Sri Lanka for their Port City Colombo project, The South China Morning Post reports.This project aims to develop a metropolis from land reclaimed from the sea.
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Chinese surgeons use brain implants to treat drug addiction

Chinese surgeons use brain implants to treat drug addiction

Chinese surgeons are using deep brain stimulation or DBS to treat methamphetamine addiction in its first ever clinical trial, according to the Associated Press.The technique involves a device being surgically implanted onto the brain.
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Study finds shrinking moon may be causing powerful quakes

Study finds shrinking moon may be causing powerful quakes

Newly-published research has found evidence that the moon is shrinking and may still be tectonically active.In a new study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers analyzed data from seismometers placed on the moon during the Apollo missions.
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An explainer on the bubonic plague

An explainer on the bubonic plague

A couple in Mongolia contracted the deadly plague after consuming some raw rodent meat, The Guardian reports.The couple had apparently eaten raw marmot meat and were thought to have developed the pneumonic plague from that.
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U.S. military develops knife bombs to minimise civilian casualties

U.S. military develops knife bombs to minimise civilian casualties

A report by the Wall Street Journal gives details of a missile developed by U.S. intelligence designed to attack targets while reducing civilian casualties.According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S.
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