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    Scientists could one day make humans immortal

    On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, a psychology professor at Glendale College in California who had just died of cancer, took his first step toward coming back to life. On that day, the professor became the first person ever frozen in cryonic suspension, embedded in liquid nitrogen at minus-321...
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    A skull-shaped asteroid will approach Earth again in 2018

    On Oct. 10, 2015, astronomers in Hawaii made a spooky discovery: a giant asteroid between 625 and 700 meters zipping through space, that at certain angles looks uncannily like a human skull. A few weeks later, on the night of Halloween, the skull-shaped asteroid flew by Earth at its closest...
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    P I K A C H U S

    SAN DIEGO PIKACHUS Head coach: @Death Showdown Username: SDPIK Roster: Shiva (Mega Lopunny) Ankou (Mimikyu) Erzsébet (Magearna) Inanna (Latias) Abzu A.K.A Debbie (Primarina) Ganesh A.K.A Brutus (Mamoswine) Hypnos A.K.A Joey (Snorlax) Cybele (Shaymin) Kalika (Nidoqueen) Yurei...
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    Top NASA expert says Earth temperature rising at pace unseen over past millennium

    The average temperature of Earth is rising at a pace “unprecedented in 1,000 years,” which could put at stake the international effort to reduce global warming set out in the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord, a top NASA climatologist has warned. “In the last 30 years we’ve really moved into...
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    News ‘Heat dome’ set to envelope US with sizzling temperatures

    A ‘heat dome’ is sweeping across the US this weekend, bringing prolonged sweltering temperatures, expected to reach 15 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit above what’s normal for this time of the year. A ‘heat dome’ occurs when high pressure traps hot air underneath it and usually lasts a number of days...
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    News Giant Bangladesh earthquake could put 140mn lives at risk

    Up to 140 million lives could be at risk from a potentially massive earthquake in Bangladesh, according to a new study. The research found that pressure is building along a fault line situated underneath the most densely-populated nation on Earth. The research, published in the journal Nature...
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    News Ocean phenomenon eclipses El Niño

    A giant ‘blob’ of warm ocean water has had a bigger impact on marine ecosystems than El Niño, according to new research. The previously believed to be dead phenomenon known as ‘The Blob’ is an estimated 1,000 miles in diameter and 300 feet deep, and lurks off the coast of California. ‘The Blob’...
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    News US destroyer gets dangerously close to Russian patrol boat in Mediterranean

    The US guided-missile destroyer Gravely breached international navigation safety rules by coming within dangerous proximity of the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, in the eastern Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. The USS Gravely approached the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian...
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    News Last 10 Months Have Been The Worst Period For Floods AND The Worst Period For Fires In U.S. History

    As you read this article, the state of California is being ravaged by gigantic wildfires that are raging wildly out of control, and West Virginia is dealing with a “500 year flood”. Since last September, the U.S. has been hit by a series of 11 historic floods. Never before in American history...
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    Global temperatures hit record high for 8th month in a row

    Last month was the hottest May on file making it the eighth consecutive month to smash world temperature records. The global temperature for May was 1.67 °F (0.93 °C) warmer than the May base period (from 1951 to 1980), according to data compiled by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
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    News Bees Dying At Alarming Rate In US

    Bees are dying at alarming rate in the USA. About 60 percent of colonies dying off in Pennsylvania, while a record 44 percent of bee colonies were lost nationally. This could or most probably will impact on food supply. Every flower needs it, so every piece of fruit. But bees in Pennsylvania and...
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    News Land around the San Andreas fault is rising and sinking

    For the first time, scientists have produced a computer image showing huge sections of California rising and sinking around the San Andreas fault. The vertical movement is the result of seismic strain that will be ultimately released in a large earthquake. The San Andreas fault is...
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    NASCAR's Tony Stewart allegedly hits, kills driver at dirt-track race in New York

    (CNN) -- NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday. The incident occurred Saturday night at the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. One of the sprint cars lost control and...
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    News Whooping Cough Is Now a Full-Blown Epidemic in California

    Well, it's official. California's whooping cough outbreak is now officially classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control. Thanks anti-vaxxers. California has reported 3,458 cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, so far this year, with about 800 cases in the...
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    Humans Are Driving Animals To Extinction At A Shocking Rate

    Fossil and genetic evidence tell us that animals have been going extinct since long before the existence of modern humans – but how might extinction rates differ if humans suddenly ceased to exist? A recently updated calculation suggests the rate of die-offs would be lower. Much, much lower...