• SpaceX just tied its own rocket-launch record
SpaceX just tied its own rocket-launch record

Qatar's earlier Es'hail-1 satellite was deployed in August 2013 in partnership with Eutelsat, a French telecommunications operator. The booster touched down on the robotic ship about 8.5 minutes after liftoff. Plummeting back to Earth tail first, the rocket's four landing legs unfolded moments before a single engine re-started to slow the vehicle f...

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  • Frozen Super-Earth discovered orbiting nearby Barnard’s star
Frozen Super-Earth discovered orbiting nearby Barnard’s star

Teske said that there are hints that there might be another planet around Barnard's Star, although it's hard to determine if the signal that investigators saw is from the star itself or from another planet. The find makes it even more clear that most of the stars we see in the night sky probably have at least one world circling them, increasing...

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  • California-based startup Rocket Lab launches first commercial mission
California-based startup Rocket Lab launches first commercial mission

The Electron rocket is 1.2 metres in diameter and 17 metres in height. It tried to start in may 2017, but because of problems in the telemetry, the launch was unsuccessful. Its remote location should allow Rocket Lab to launch frequently - the company hopes to get to one launch a week and then to one every three days - as air and boat traffic a...

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  • Hawking personal effects fetch $2.3mil. at auction
Hawking personal effects fetch $2.3mil. at auction

The items were included in the Christie's auction "On the Shoulders of Giants ", which ran October 31 to November 8 and included handwritten documents from fellow brainiacs Isaac Newton , Charles Darwin , and some guy named Albert Einstein .

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  • United Kingdom junior transport minister quits over 'terrible mistake' of Brexit deal
United Kingdom junior transport minister quits over 'terrible mistake' of Brexit deal

It was unclear whether others would follow Johnson out of government. About 700,000 people rallied for a new Brexit referendum last month, the second largest march in recent memory, with consternation centred on the government's apparent failure to secure an acceptable deal.

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  • National & World News, Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction
National & World News, Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

Rehana Popal, an immigration specialist in London , said that in two years she had lost six instructions on similar grounds. Hawking published his thesis in 1965, two years after being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor-neurone disease that would eventually leave him paralysed.

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  • In China presented a model of
In China presented a model of "competitor" ISS

The model represented the living and working space of the Tiangong - or " Heavenly Palace " - which will also have two other modules for scientific experiments and will be equipped with solar panels. And China is not keeping the space station all to itself. But it has encountered some glitches. The company SpaceX Elon musk will orbit the sate...

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  • Ozone layer on recovery track, northern hemisphere likely to heal by 2030s
Ozone layer on recovery track, northern hemisphere likely to heal by 2030s

The restrictions are contributing to the slow "healing" of the ozone layer, according to the report by the UN Environment Programme, World Meteorological Organisation, European Commission and other bodies. "The Montreal protocol is one of the most successful multilateral agreements in history for a reason", said Erik Solheim, head of UN Envir...

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  • UK, EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border
UK, EU close to Brexit deal over Irish border

Cabinet met for around three hours on Tuesday without reaching agreement on a final offer to present to Brussels. Hopes of a major breakthrough on Brexit have risen after Theresa May's cabinet edged closer to agreeing a deal with Brussels.

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  • Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster and Starman Simply Drove Previous Mars
Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster and Starman Simply Drove Previous Mars

Musk walked the full length of the two-mile long tunnel under Hawthorne, California, that his Boring Company built as a test of Musk's plan to revolutionize public transportation with tunnels and autonomous vehicles. In its filing, Tesla said it was not aware of any "material" developments in the open investigations. Both the SEC and US Departm...

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  • Is Oumuamua Really An Alien Spacecraft?
Is Oumuamua Really An Alien Spacecraft?

Scientists first spotted 'Oumuamua, a Hawaiian word for scout or messenger, in 2017, when they detected it blazing through the solar system at 196,000 miles per hour, Reuters reported . The velocity and trajectory of the object, which was discovered on 19 October, pointed to the fact that it originated in a planetary system around another star.

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  • Delhi pollution: Air quality plummets after improving marginally on Sunday, visibility affected
Delhi pollution: Air quality plummets after improving marginally on Sunday, visibility affected

The Environment Pollution Control Authority ( EPCA ) has also urged the people of Delhi to use public transport in the 1st 10 days of November to check the pollution level in the city. The residents of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) have been advised to avoid all outdoor activities, keep medicines handy in case of respiratory disease...

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  • Russian Soyuz rocket failed due to assembly process component
Russian Soyuz rocket failed due to assembly process component

They warned that two other Soyuz rockets could be defective, and said additional checks have been introduced. Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague returned safely back to Earth in their capsule. Live video of the astronauts inside showed them shaking violently with vibrations caused by the malfunction . The ...

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  • NASA bids goodbye to planet-hunting Kepler space telescope
NASA bids goodbye to planet-hunting Kepler space telescope

NASA's legendary Kepler space telescope , which is responsible for the discovery of thousands of freaky and intriguing exoplanets, has officially run out of fuel. "It was like trying to detect a flea crawling across a vehicle headlight, when the auto was 100 miles away", William Borucki, retired Kepler principal investigator said in a press conf...

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  • Bolsonaro wants Brazil's top anti corruption judge as his Justice minister
Bolsonaro wants Brazil's top anti corruption judge as his Justice minister

In a telephone call on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Bolsonaro discussed collaboration on priority foreign policy issues, including Venezuela, tackling transnational crime and ways to strengthen economic ties. As an worldwide community of NGOs, we call on President Bolsonaro to use his position not just as a national leader, ...

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  • IL sees jump in turnout for early voting
IL sees jump in turnout for early voting

Reports show that more than 10% of voters have cast their ballots, which could surpass the early voter turnout we saw in 2014 over the next week. CNN's own analysis of a handful of seven critical states finds that women and older voters are performing their civic duty earlier in greater numbers in those states.

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  • Animal populations have dropped by 60% according to Wildlife report
Animal populations have dropped by 60% according to Wildlife report

What is increasingly clear is that human development and wellbeing are reliant on healthy natural systems, and we can not continue to enjoy the former without the latter. But that is not the same as stripping 40% (or 60%) of wildlife from the planet. We have an opportunity to design a new path forward that allows us to co-exist sustainably with the...

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  • Oscar strengthening, forecast to become hurricane later Sunday
Oscar strengthening, forecast to become hurricane later Sunday

Oscar is moving toward the north near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). A turn toward the west-southwest is anticipated later today, followed by a turn back toward the west on Sunday. The global models have come into much better agreement on Oscar's eventual recurvature and acceleration, and confidence in the NHC track forecast has increased.

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  • Delhi Pollution: Haze engulfs national capital as AQI touches 369-mark
Delhi Pollution: Haze engulfs national capital as AQI touches 369-mark

Air quality in the national capital is gradually inching towards the "severe" category, largely due to stubble-burning in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana. "The dominant pollutant of AQ Index is PM2.5 and PM10", the IITM said. The warning comes a day after air pollution shot up on Wednesday due to unfavourable weather, including low temperatures...

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  • Trump space force - a real need but hazy planning
Trump space force - a real need but hazy planning

The council's recommendations are set to be made at a meeting later on Tuesday at the National Defense University in Washington, where Vice President Mike Pence is also scheduled to speak. "And there are a number of steps that will be launched in the very short term but that will ultimately lead to the launch of a Department of the United States ...

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