New Orleans Hard Rock hotel collapse leaves 2 dead

New Orleans Hard Rock hotel collapse leaves 2 dead

At least two people have been killed after a partially constructed hotel collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday.
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Toyota unveils autonomous bus for 2020 Olympics

Toyota unveils autonomous bus for 2020 Olympics

Toyota says it will supply up to 20 specially designed e-Palette electric self-driving vehicles for ferrying athletes and related staff during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics, the company announced earlier this week.
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China lunar lander grows cotton plant on the moon

China lunar lander grows cotton plant on the moon

China successfully grew a plant on the moon in a biological first.On January 3, China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe made a milestone soft-landing on the far side of the moon.
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Taiwan president rejects China's 'one country, two systems' deal

Taiwan president rejects China's 'one country, two systems' deal

Taiwan has rejected China's offer of reunification under the 'one country, two systems' formula.
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Electric air taxi port to be unveiled in Singapore

Electric air taxi port to be unveiled in Singapore

German aviation startup company Volocopter is collaborating with British drone infrastructure and deliveries company Skyports to build the VoloPort, an electric station for flying taxis.
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New research finds that aspirin could protect our lungs from air pollution

New research finds that aspirin could protect our lungs from air pollution

New research has found that aspirin could protect our lungs from air pollution.According to the EPA, air pollution has been known to have an adverse effect on respiratory health.
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Online stores compromised by hackers stealing credit card data

Online stores compromised by hackers stealing credit card data

New research has found that stores on an online shopping platform have been hacked.According to ZDNet, Volusion, a software company hosting online stores, was hacked in a bid to steal credit card information from their clients.
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Refile - Microplastics causes immune cells to die at a faster rate

Refile - Microplastics causes immune cells to die at a faster rate

(Refile to fix the description of microplastic particles in the second and third cut of the animation)New research from the University Medical Center Utrecht has found that immune cells that target microplastics die three times faster than cells t...
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What were the mysterious fireballs that crashed in Chile?

What were the mysterious fireballs that crashed in Chile?

Residents of Chiloe Island saw a mysterious fireball blazing down the sky before fragmenting on September 25.According to TVN, a local woman said that following the incident, she found burning bushes near her house.
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Ocean Cleanup's redesigned system successfully collects plastic

Ocean Cleanup's redesigned system successfully collects plastic

The Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching system is now collecting and retaining plastic debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for the first time, the non-profit organization announced on Wednesday.
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Massive iceberg breaks from Eastern Antarctica

Massive iceberg breaks from Eastern Antarctica

Scientists said iceberg D-28 is among the largest to calve from Antarctic ice in decades, but is not caused by climate change. USA Today reports that a huge iceberg broke off from the Amery Ice Shelf in Eastern Antarctica on September 26.
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Microplastics causes immune cells to die at a faster rate

Microplastics causes immune cells to die at a faster rate

New research from the University Medical Center Utrecht has found that immune cells that target microplastics die three times faster than cells that aren't exposed to microplastics.
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New bionic limb use electrodes, sensors for sensation

New bionic limb use electrodes, sensors for sensation

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, or ETH Zurich, and several other European universities collaborated to create a leg neuroprosthesis that sends sensory information to nerves in amputees' leg stump.
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More than half of European native trees risk extinction: Report

More than half of European native trees risk extinction: Report

A new report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has found that approximately 58 percent of Europe's native trees are at risk of going extinct.
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Plastic waste in remote Atlantic island likely from Chinese ships

Plastic waste in remote Atlantic island likely from Chinese ships

A new report has found a 15 percent increase of plastic waste on a remote Atlantic island called Inaccessible Island, and it's likely being dumped by Chinese merchant ships.
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North Korea tests new submarine-launched missile

North Korea tests new submarine-launched missile

Pyongyang claims it successfully test-launched a new type of submarine missile.North Korea's state news agency KCNA has released images of what it says is a new type of submarine-launched missile.
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Manhattan's tallest office tower to open in 2020

Manhattan's tallest office tower to open in 2020

The One Vanderbilt tower is set to become the tallest office tower in Midtown, Manhattan with a height of 1,401 feet once it completes construction and opens in 2020.
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Students exposed to polluted air on exam day receive lower grades

Students exposed to polluted air on exam day receive lower grades

New research from the London School of Economics has found that students exposed to polluted air before taking their exams end up receiving lower scores.
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Elon Musk unveils interplanetary plans for Starship spacecraft

Elon Musk unveils interplanetary plans for Starship spacecraft

Elon Musk has unveiled plans for SpaceX's new Starship spacecraft.Space.
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Light-powered RFID tags could soon power internet of things devices

Light-powered RFID tags could soon power internet of things devices

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a study detailing the use of photovoltaic powered sensors on radio-frequency identification, or RFID tags, to power internet of things devices.
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Bridge collapses in Taiwan

Bridge collapses in Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities are looking into what may have caused the sudden collapse of a bridge in northeastern Taiwan.
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Cold weather causes woman to develop web-like purple rash

Cold weather causes woman to develop web-like purple rash

A 70-year-old New York woman developed a strange spidery rash after cold weather triggered a rare blood condition.
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Additional microplastics are released by washing machine's delicate cycle: Study

Additional microplastics are released by washing machine's delicate cycle: Study

New research from Newcastle University has found that a washing machine's delicate wash cycles release more microplastic fibers in comparison to other wash cycles.
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Central Park's new landscape project aims for LEED Gold certification

Central Park's new landscape project aims for LEED Gold certification

The Central Park Conservancy and the City of New York have announced plans to revamp Central Park's northern end by 2024.
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China accused of harvesting organs from minorities

China accused of harvesting organs from minorities

A senior lawyer has urged the United Nations to investigate the issue of forced organ harvesting in China.In a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sept.
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Air Force to deploy drone-killing weapon overseas

Air Force to deploy drone-killing weapon overseas

The U.S. is deploying a drone-killing microwave weapon overseas for the first time.The Pentagon announced that it has awarded a $16.28 million contract to Raytheon for a prototype high-power microwave weapons system. The U.S.
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New African skyscraper to be the tallest in the continent

New African skyscraper to be the tallest in the continent

The Leonardo, a 234-meter high skyscraper in the suburbs of Johannasburg, South Africa, is set to become the tallest building in Africa when it officially opens next month.
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Pelosi launches impeachment inquiry into Trump over Ukraine claims

Pelosi launches impeachment inquiry into Trump over Ukraine claims

Donald Trump is facing an impeachment probe after claims he sought help from a foreign power to target a political rival.
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Venus may have been habitable for billions of years

Venus may have been habitable for billions of years

New research shows that Venus may have once been habitable like Earth, before it was turned into a hellish planet by a mysterious event.
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Google to invest US$2 billion in renewable energy

Google to invest US$2 billion in renewable energy

Google has announced plans to invest in renewable energy sources across three continents to supply the company with clean electricity.
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Indonesia haze causes sky to turn red

Indonesia haze causes sky to turn red

Wildfires in Indonesia caused the sky to take on an eerie red color over the weekend.
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Study finds flavored e-cigarette vapors can kill lung cells

Study finds flavored e-cigarette vapors can kill lung cells

New research has found that vapors from flavored e-cigarettes can be dangerous for the lungs.According to CBS, the liquid in e-cigarettes consist of a base made of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, with flavor added.
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Wing and Walgreens to conduct drone delivery testing in Virginia

Wing and Walgreens to conduct drone delivery testing in Virginia

Alphabet's Wing is partnering with Walgreens to test a drone delivery pilot program in southwest Virginia this fall.Wing says the program is part of the U.S.
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How humanity plans to build a permanent base on the moon

How humanity plans to build a permanent base on the moon

How humanity plans to build a permanent base on the moon
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Bird populations in North America have declined by 2.9 billion since 1970, study finds

Bird populations in North America have declined by 2.9 billion since 1970, study finds

New research has concluded that the bird population in North America has declined by 29 percent since 1970.The study stated that almost 90 percent of the loss included common birds such as sparrows, blackbirds and swallows.
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New Philadelphia tower aims for LEED Silver certification

New Philadelphia tower aims for LEED Silver certification

U.S.-based design firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism and real estate company Brandywine Realty Trust have unveiled designs for a pair of towers in University City in West Philadelphia as part of the Schuylkill Yards development project.
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New York borough Staten Island building seawall to prepare for climate change

New York borough Staten Island building seawall to prepare for climate change

As climate change brings with it the threat of increasingly violent storms, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New York State plan to begin construction of a seawall in 2020 to fortify Staten Island's coastline.
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NOAA proposes plan to expand killer whale habitat

NOAA proposes plan to expand killer whale habitat

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a proposal to extend critical habitat for the Southern Resident killer whales to better protect the whales as their population continues to decline.
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The Secret Service has formally requested two jet skis to better protect the first family

The Secret Service has formally requested two jet skis to better protect the first family

The Secret Service has formally requested the purchase of two Kawasaki jet skis and one dual trailer to better protect President Donald Trump's family when they participate in water sports.
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Drones and missiles used in Saudi oil attack launched from Iran

Drones and missiles used in Saudi oil attack launched from Iran

Investigators in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. say there's a "very high probability" that the Saudi oil attack originated from Iran. A source told CNN that U.S.
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Newly identified salamander species may be the world's largest amphibian

Newly identified salamander species may be the world's largest amphibian

Researchers in London have identified a new species of salamander that may be the largest amphibian alive today.
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Here's why it is so difficult to attempt a moon landing

Here's why it is so difficult to attempt a moon landing

Both Israel and India failed to successfully land lunar probes on the moon earlier this year because of a chain of malfunctions that occurred during the final stages of descent.Israel's Beresheet lander crashed during a landing attempt on April 11.
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Chicxulub crater rocks reveal details of asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs

Chicxulub crater rocks reveal details of asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs

A new study led by the University of Texas at Austin analyzed core samples from the Chicxulub crater and used it to assemble a timeline of what happened after the dinosaur-killing asteroid crashed into Earth.
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Genetically modified mosquitoes pass on deadly gene to native mosquitoes, study finds

Genetically modified mosquitoes pass on deadly gene to native mosquitoes, study finds

Researchers from Yale University have found that an experiment to release transgenic mosquitoes in Brazil as a way to reduce the mosquito population has backfired.
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Filipino village trades plastic waste for rice

Filipino village trades plastic waste for rice

Bayanan village is fighting plastic waste by giving its residents one kilogram of rice for every 2 kilograms of plastic waste they bring in. The plastic waste is then transferred over to the government, Reuters reports.
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Massive algae bloom spurred by lava from Kilauea eruption

Massive algae bloom spurred by lava from Kilauea eruption

New research has found that the Kilauea eruption last year caused an influx of lava into the North Pacific Ocean which in turn triggered a large algae bloom.
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Iran rejects U.S. claims that it is behind Saudi oil attack

Iran rejects U.S. claims that it is behind Saudi oil attack

Iran has dismissed accusations from the United States that it was behind the recent attacks on Saudi energy facilities.
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Futuristic panel generates electricity in the dark

Futuristic panel generates electricity in the dark

A joint study from the University of California Los Angeles and Stanford University demonstrates a way to generate electricity in the dark by use of a thermoelectric generator device.
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