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In the Antarctic summer, it recently plunged to an record low, also based on National Snow and Ice Data Center satellite data sets going back to the year 1979. Recent research has suggested that a good part of sea-ice decline could be due to natural variability. Antarctica's event is "surprising" NASA said, since the region has had decades of moderate sea ice expansion.
  • Apple Introduces Special RED Edition of iPhone 7 And 7 Plus

    Apple Introduces Special RED Edition of iPhone 7 And 7 Plus

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    With the news earlier today that Apple has ditched the PRODUCT ( RED ) branding for the red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in China , MacRumors reached out to CEO Tim Cook to find out if any of the proceeds on sales in the country would still be donated to charity in the fight against HIV/AIDS .
  • Rex Tillerson: My wife convinced me to be USA secretary of state

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    Rather than the "safe zones" protected by USA air cover that the Syrian opposition and some allies have long demanded for civilians besieged by bombing from the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia, Tillerson's "interim zones of stability" refer to areas cleared of the Islamic State by the coalition and Turkey.
  • Boston Public Schools ditch classic world maps

    Boston Public Schools ditch classic world maps

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    Gerardus Mercator , a Flemish cartographer, devised his accepted version of the map in 1569 - and it's been used in classrooms ever since. South America is made to look the same size as Europe. "Here we have Greenland", said Scott. South America is made to look about the same size as Europe, when in fact it is nearly twice as large, and Greenland looks roughly the size of Africa when it is actually about 14 times smaller.
  • Sidney Crosby scores goal of the season vs. Sabres

    Sidney Crosby scores goal of the season vs. Sabres

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    Not the best look for date night but definitely helps with the "hockey player" street cred to walk around with a tooth missing. The defending champions clinched a playoff berth for the 11th consecutive season. Considering Ristolainen's past history and the play I don't think he'll be punished any further, but we won't know about that for a few days. He's been a part of that line that's been very good for us as of late.
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' to release in Malaysia without cuts

    'Beauty and the Beast' to release in Malaysia without cuts

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    The movie had a great opening at the box office but faced issues in Singapore and Russian Federation, which slapped an adults-only rating due to Disney's first-ever openly gay character LeFou. Malaysia's censor board last week barred the movie from screening in the Muslim-majority country if Disney did not remove the gay scene. The film - which stars Emma Watson , Dan Stevens , Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellan, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw - has started its ...
  • Trump and Rep. Schiff Battle on Twitter Over Russia and Wiretaps

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    Trump's wildly irresponsible claims on Twitter that former president Barack Obama had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower in New York City during the election campaign. "We said the United States intelligence community does not do analysis or reporting on the USA political process", NSA director Michael Rogers confirmed.
  • New Zealand parrot has 'infectious laugh'

    New Zealand parrot has 'infectious laugh'

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    He said the call was akin to a form of infectious laughter and warranted further study , as well as serving as a reminder that humans may not be as unique as we like to think. Their play with objects is usually solitary, with a bird manipulating an object with its beak and/or feet, but it can also involve birds tossing an object between each other.
  • Tillerson didn't want State job: 'I was supposed to retire'

    Tillerson didn't want State job: 'I was supposed to retire'

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    Attorneys for teens who filed a climate change lawsuit against the us are requesting the government and the American Petroleum Institute to hand over emails sent by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson using the alias "Wayne Tracker" while he was head of Exxon Mobil, the nonprofit Our Children's Trust said Monday .
  • Instagram Now Has 1 Mln. Advertisers

    Instagram Now Has 1 Mln. Advertisers

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    James Quarles, Instagram's head of business, said the move should give advertisers a better understanding of how effective their ads actually are, since those ads will now be able to translate more directly into business. About 8 million businesses now use profiles on Instagram , which the app is working to link to Facebook business profiles, Quarles said. Instagram a year ago encouraged businesses that created standard profiles to adopt business-specific profiles and eight million ...
  • Jaitley says tax collection will improve after GST roll out

    Jaitley says tax collection will improve after GST roll out

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    He also said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will make evasion hard for the tax evaders. "GST Bills will hopefully be cleared in Parliament", Jaitley said here at the 23rd Conference of Auditors General of Commonwealth Nations hosted by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.