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The new job opening, which Business Insider first publicised in a story on Tuesday , pays up to US$187,000 and is for NASA's one and only full-time planetary protection officer - a role established in 1967. The recent announcement for a position that NASA has had since the 1960s - Planetary Protection Officer - has generated a lot of excitement in the public, as well as comparisons to many sci-fi movie heroes.
  • Brain Food: Total Solar Eclipse Offers Opportunity to Study the Sun

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    According to NASA , the only safe way to look at the eclipsed, or partially eclipsed, sun is through special sun filter glasses of hand-held filters. Check out NASA's Eclipse 101 for even more on the eclipse. With this eclipse, most people in the path of totality will only have around 2 minutes to see it. A warning has been issued to alert eclipse watchers over fake eclipse glasses that can possibly lead to extensive eye damage .
  • 9-year-old applies for NASA job, NASA responds

    9-year-old applies for NASA job, NASA responds

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    My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the Planetary Protection Officer job. "I'm great at video games", he said. He considers himself somewhat of an alien aficionado, having seen "almost all the alien and space movies."As well as his sister touting him as an alien, he also believes his tender age is an asset to the agency, as he can "learn to think like an alien" before signing off as " Jack Davis, Guardian of the Galaxy ".
  • Titanfall 2 Should Have Sold Better, Dev Says

    Titanfall 2 Should Have Sold Better, Dev Says

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    However he also admitted that sales might have been better if the game was released in a different window. Speaking to Gamespot , Respawn's Vince Zampella has admited that the October release date may have been a fatal error. 'We're doing more Titanfall,' which is the quote I'm supposed to say. Likewise, it seems that the developers are not strictly working on Titanfall as there are other projects in the works, but again, nothing more could be stated now.
  • Leaders should take the time to get health care right

    Leaders should take the time to get health care right

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    Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, hasn't given up hope on health care yet. If the Trump administration does decide to end the payments, known as cost-sharing reduction subsidies, it could lead to higher premiums and fewer plan choices in the exchanges.
  • Hacker Marcus Hutchins 'admits' role in malware

    Hacker Marcus Hutchins 'admits' role in malware

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    Rendition Infosec founder and president Jake Williams, known on Twitter by his handle MalwareJake, immediately raised questions as to the legitimacy of Hutchins' arrest , noting that he had exchanged emails and direct messages with Hutchins around the time he allegedly created the Kronos trojan.
  • Air quality in the Klamath River Drainage area deemed unhealthy

    Air quality in the Klamath River Drainage area deemed unhealthy

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    Some areas in BC, western Montana, and the western portions of Washington and OR have "unhealthy" air quality today, according to Air Now . Smoke levels around the Klamath River Drainage area have been classified as unhealthy and unhealthy for sensitive groups and are creating a health hazard, according to the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD).
  • The next Apple Watch might have cellular connectivity

    The next Apple Watch might have cellular connectivity

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    Apple plans to release an Apple Watch with built-in LTE this year, according to Bloomberg . The next Apple Watch might look and perform very differently from what we've come to expect, which could drive even more sales Apple's way, along with the "super cycle" of upgrades expected with the iPhone 8 .
  • Smash hit 'Despacito' becomes most viewed YouTube video

    Smash hit 'Despacito' becomes most viewed YouTube video

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    It only took 204 days for " Despacito " to garner 2,996,733,449 (and counting) views on Youtube, knocking off previous recorder holder Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" from the top spot . With just under 3bn views, just a couple more million than Khalifa , Despacito - which means slowly - continues its run as the song of the summer, having spent the last 12 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.
  • The Enemy Within Gets Launch Trailer

    The Enemy Within Gets Launch Trailer

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    In this latest chapter from the studio behind Batman - The Telltale Series, both halves of the Dark Knight's dual identity will be forced into precarious new roles. Batman: The Enemy Within episode 1 arrives on PlayStation consoles on August 8 . Telltale are also hoping to meet the expectations from some fans of longer episodes with more variety .