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James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn Murdoch released a statement through a spokesperson condemning largely conservative, Murdoch-owned media outlets that have downplayed or avoided covering the effects of climate change. Tbh I'm sure a lot of people would love to be just a scapegoat - that'd be nicer than the reality, which is we're one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to climate change and we're now seeing proof of that.
  • Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Enters Moon's Orbit, Next Manoeuver Tomorrow

    Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Enters Moon's Orbit, Next Manoeuver Tomorrow

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    Following its initial insertion into a parking orbit around Earth, Chandrayaan-2 carried out a series of altitude-boosting maneuvers created to place the robotic explorer on a transfer trajectory with the Moon . This mission will make India the fourth country in the world after the U.S., Russia, and China to carry out a soft landing on Moon. According to the scientist, the approach velocity had to be ideal, even a small error would have thrown the spacecraft into deep space or it would have ...
  • China launches powerful rocket

    China launches powerful rocket

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    The Long March 5's future missions include enabling China's fifth and most sophisticated lunar expedition, as well as placing parts of the country's manned space station into orbit. But as Friday's successful launch showed, Chinese engineers seem to have fixed the rocket's critical flaws. "Compared with the Long March 5-Y2 that was used in the failed second mission, the new one had about 200 technical improvements including in engines' design", Li said.
  • Endangered black rhino gives birth in MI zoo

    Endangered black rhino gives birth in MI zoo

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    A black rhino calf was born on the auspicious day of Christmas Eve in a zoo in Lansing, Michigan. The male calf's birth was the first black rhino in the zoo's 100-year history. There are several zoos working on bolstering the number of animals alive in captivity, and the birth of the still-unnamed calf in MI is one small step in the right direction.
  • Volunteer in tears over claim firefighters 'failed' town

    Volunteer in tears over claim firefighters 'failed' town

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    Fires have ravaged parts of NSW, South Australia and Queensland with around 900 homes destroyed since the start of the fire season. The NSW Rural Fire Service on Tuesday confirmed 873 homes and 2048 outbuildings have been razed, while another 353 homes have been damaged.
  • Netherlands climate change: Court orders bigger cuts in emissions

    Netherlands climate change: Court orders bigger cuts in emissions

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    The Netherlands had originally tabled to reach a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emission by the end of 2020 but changed the policy in 2011. It then cited the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which stated that developed countries ought to reduce their emissions by 25% to 40% from 1990 levels by the end of 2020 to help in the fight to keep the rise in global temperatures to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
  • Boeing Starliner misses target orbit, won't reach space station

    Boeing Starliner misses target orbit, won't reach space station

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    The bottom line, the spacecraft thought it was performing the needed burn when in fact it was not. "This precluded @Space_Station rendezvous". Fueling of all three of the cryogenic tanks on Atlas V rocket was completed at 2:36 a.m. Hoards of people watched the Starliner's initial flight take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station last week. The mood quickly turned somber as news of the setback trickled out.
  • Bills Coach Sean McDermott Named Coach Of The Year by NFL Execs

    Bills Coach Sean McDermott Named Coach Of The Year by NFL Execs

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    Every year, there are deserving players who aren't voted to the Pro Bowl roster , and every year, there are players who get on more through previous reputation than current performance. "If you really watch the tape each and every game, there's no question". The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch the past three years on straight-up National Football League picks and beat more than 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players last season.
  • Europe's exoplanet hunter reaches orbit around Earth

    Europe's exoplanet hunter reaches orbit around Earth

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    Roughly 4,000 such exoplanets have been discovered since Queloz and his colleague Michel Mayor identified the first one, called "51 Pegasi b", 24 years ago. The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite ( Cheops ) is created to 'take exoplanet science to a whole new level, ' according to the agency's director Gunther Hasinger.
  • SpaceX test-fires rocket engines at historic pad

    SpaceX test-fires rocket engines at historic pad

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    The remaining payload on the Boeing satellite, owned by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, will provide satellite broadband services to its customers in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in the easternmost part of Russian Federation. The entire business model of the company is based on the idea of reusing hardware multiple times. Satellite services will be launched early next year, a Kacific spokesman told ZDNet.
  • New South Wales bushfires burn through record land area

    New South Wales bushfires burn through record land area

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    Commissioner Fitzsimmons said his key concerns were the incoming heatwaves as well as the health impacts caused by rising smoke levels across the state. "It's going to mean very unpredictable fire conditions", she said. This fire will not be extinguished until significant rains fall across the entire fire ground.
  • Australia hits hottest day on record as deadly heat wave broils country

    Australia hits hottest day on record as deadly heat wave broils country

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    But BOM spokesman Neil Bennett said today was predicted to bring record-breaking temperatures for many areas of the country. The record comes as the country fights an extreme drought and bushfire emergency. At the most recent worldwide climate talks in Madrid, Australia joined the USA and other countries in blocking language from the agreement that would have called for more ambitious cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.