• California wildfire death toll rises to 77
California wildfire death toll rises to 77

Following Trump's comments, Niinistö says he spoke to Trump on November 11 when they both were in Paris for Armistice Day, and their conversation focused on the California wildfires and the surveillance system Finland uses to monitor forests for fires.

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  • SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 with the Qatari satellite
SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 with the Qatari satellite

The mission got underway at 3:46 p.m. EST (GMT-5) with ignition of the booster's nine Merlin 1D engines, generating a brilliant burst of fiery exhaust and a billowing cloud of steam from water sprayed on the launch stand to cool the structure and lessen the acoustic shock of engine ignition.

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  • Super-Earth discovered around the second nearest stellar system
Super-Earth discovered around the second nearest stellar system

Barnard's star b receives the equivalent of only 2 percent of the energy the Earth receives from the Sun , making the exoplanet a frigid and not so nice place to live where temperatures could reach as low as -170 degrees celsius. "Barnard's star has a rather bad reputation among astronomers - in the past, many people have repeatedly talked about ...

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  • Stephen Hawking's thesis sold for £585,000
Stephen Hawking's thesis sold for £585,000

Medals and awards sold for 296,750 pounds ($387,708), compared with an estimate of 15,000 pounds, while the red motorised wheelchair sold for 296,750 pounds ($387,708), also compared with an estimate of 15,000 pounds. During the auction was able to implement a single instance of the thesis that the scientist has created fifty-three years ago. ...

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  • Delhi bans trucks as mega-city chokes
Delhi bans trucks as mega-city chokes

Heavy and medium goods vehicles will be banned from Delhi roads for three days starting 11 pm tonight, the Delhi government said on Thursday after air quality in the national capital deteriorated sharply post-Diwali. "This scenario is likely to hold the locally generated crackers emissions within the NCT, slowing down the dispersion, resu...

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  • ‘It’s a disgrace’: Trump blasts judge’s decision to block Keystone XL pipeline
‘It’s a disgrace’: Trump blasts judge’s decision to block Keystone XL pipeline

Judge Brian Morris granted an injunction to stop construction of the 1,900-kilometre pipeline, ruling that the U.S. State Department was obligated to " analyze new information relevant to the environmental impacts of its decision " to issue a permit for the pipeline previous year.

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  • Elon Musk's space Roadster just passed Mars
Elon Musk's space Roadster just passed Mars

And now it's passed Mars, the next stop is (of course) the restaurant at the end of the universe . The orbit of Starman and its Tesla Roadster . SpaceX made a decision to use Starman and a Tesla Roadster for the test payload-instead of a traditional one like a concrete block-in part because it was fun, but also to test the prototype spacesuit...

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  • Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe
Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe

The Oumuamua was spotted late previous year as it drifted into the solar system and passed close enough to the sun that it could be seen on observational telescopes. 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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  • DUP: ‘Looks like we’re heading for no-deal Brexit’
DUP: ‘Looks like we’re heading for no-deal Brexit’

Mr Johnson dismissed suggestions that the arrangement would lead the way to a Canada-style trade deal, arguing that the joint UK/EU political declaration on the future relationship due to be released alongside the withdrawal agreement will be "worthless".

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  • Delhi starts emergency measures to counter air pollution
Delhi starts emergency measures to counter air pollution

The improvement in air quality can be attributed to the increase in surface wind speed to five kmph. The reduction in base emission is also suggestive of a more pronounced effect of control measures taken by authorities, the official said.

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  • Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups
Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups

Bolsonaro was referring to the hundreds of millions of reais the Brazilian government spends in advertising each year in local media outlets, mainly for promotions of state-run firms. Bolsonaro said in February that he would not give up "one centimeter more" of land to indigenous communities in Brazil - home to around 60 percent of the Amazon rainf...

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  • NASA’s Parker Solar Probe breaks record, becomes closest spacecraft to the Sun
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe breaks record, becomes closest spacecraft to the Sun

That's fast enough to travel from NY to London in about 1 minute 20 seconds (assuming someone got the atmosphere out of the way) and beats the previous record of 68.6 km/s (246,960 km/h; 153,453 mph) set by the US/German Helios 2 probe in 1976.

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  • NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Has Officially Run Out Of Fuel
NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Has Officially Run Out Of Fuel

In March this year , Charlie Sobeck, system engineer for the Kepler space telescope mission, said that NASA knew Kepler was reaching the point where it would run out of fuel. However, while Kepler spent its prime mission looking at a single, very small region of the sky, TESS is performing an all-sky survey focused on the nearest and brightes...

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  • Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released
Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released

On October 11, a Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with two members of the new crew for the International Space Station on board failed to reach its destination, becoming the first failure of a manned space launch in modern Russian history. Live video of the astronauts inside showed them shaking violently with vibrations caused by the malfunction. Both m...

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  • WHO DG: Polluted Air Kills 600, 000 Children Globally
WHO DG: Polluted Air Kills 600, 000 Children Globally

The Copenhagen-based agency calculated that air pollution caused more than half a million premature deaths across Europe in 2015 - mostly from tiny airborne particles known as PM2.5. "But there are many straight-forward ways to reduce emissions of unsafe pollutants", Maria Neira , Director with the Department of Public Health, Environmental an...

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  • Oscar strengthens into Atlantic season’s 8th hurricane, no threat to land
Oscar strengthens into Atlantic season’s 8th hurricane, no threat to land

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center forecasts Oscar to be a strong tropical storm by the end of the weekend and a hurricane early in the coming week. Regardless of strength, Hurricane Oscar is not expected to be a threat to land. Hurricane Kate in 1985 formed on November 15 and did $300 million worth of damage and killed 15 peo...

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  • Air inches closer to severe category
Air inches closer to severe category

On Saturday, five areas in Delhi recorded severe pollution levels. Authorities have issued an advisory, asking people to avoid strenuous outdoor activities and minimise use of private vehicles. "If these factors come under control, the air quality automatically improves", he said. A CPCB-headed task force has suggested certain restriction...

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  • Hurricane Willa Strengthens to Category 5 Storm, Aims for Mexico’s Pacific Coast
Hurricane Willa Strengthens to Category 5 Storm, Aims for Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Willa briefly reached Category 5 strength, then weakened a bit to Category 4. The centre said Willa is expected make landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The outgoing forecast has Willa turning into a Hurricane Sunday morning as it begins a northwest turn in the eastern Pacific. It had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 k...

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  • Microplastics Are Everywhere - and That Likely Includes Your Poop
Microplastics Are Everywhere - and That Likely Includes Your Poop

The first of its kind study led by Philipp Schwabl from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria has revealed that stool samples from eight individuals from around the world all contained microplastics, showing that they were harbouring these plastic particles in their gut.

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  • NASA Photographed a Rectangular Iceberg Floating off Antarctica
NASA Photographed a Rectangular Iceberg Floating off Antarctica

The tabular iceberg, as it's called, is believed to have broken off from the Larsen C ice shelf, which calved a berg the size of DE past year. This particular 'berg came from the crumbling Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. Such objects are not unknown, however, and even have a name - tabular icebergs. Last summer an iceberg kno...

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  • Here's NOAA's 2018-2019 winter weather forecast
Here's NOAA's 2018-2019 winter weather forecast

In the Mid-Atlantic region, the amount of snow has depended on the strength of El Nino . ME has strong odds to be warmer than usual this winter. Halpert said this El Nino is likely to be a weak one. If NOAA's outlook holds true and much of the nation is milder than normal, it will mark the fourth straight warmer-than-normal winter for the ...

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  • Meghan left Harry to fly solo in morning
Meghan left Harry to fly solo in morning

The mother-to-be opted to rest following a late night on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, after an electrical storm delayed the launch event of the Games. "I told him it is a traditional Samoan tattoo", the East Timor and Afghanistan veteran said. I was filled with love, joy and happiness for both my lovely daughter and my son-in-law.

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  • Chinese City Wants to Launch Fake Moon to Illuminate Its Streets
Chinese City Wants to Launch Fake Moon to Illuminate Its Streets

If the effort is successful, it would likely mean the city would have the equivalent of a full moon every night rather than just at certain times of the month. CHINA has a freaky plan to launch what could be the world's largest light globe. According to the International Dark Sky Association, which advocates for the protection of night skies, l...

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  • New research suggests global warming could cause beer shortage
New research suggests global warming could cause beer shortage

On Oct. 8, a United Nations report read nearly like a biblical warning: Climate change will cause heat waves, the sea level to rise, disease, and food and water shortages. "We are seeing an increased level of vulnerability and some near escapes in some cases". Climate change "may not affect our bread", he said , "but it will affect our beer."T...

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  • Pompeo meets with Turkish president, FM
Pompeo meets with Turkish president, FM

Turkish authorities have said they believe 15 Saudi men-government officials and intelligence officers-who arrived in Istanbul the day Khashoggi disappeared are tied to his suspected murder. Trump has taken a less aggressive stance toward the Saudis, suggesting on Monday after speaking with Saudi King Salman that perhaps " rogue killers " were ...

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  • No change in Qld after dire climate report
No change in Qld after dire climate report

With the current speed of action, the additional rise of half a degree is just about 12 years away, within the lifetime of most of the humanity living today. China will update its NDC in 2020 and will also need to submit a long-term strategy running up to 2050. Or will climate scientists remain invisible? Current annual emissions are about 42 billi...

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  • Footage from inside Soyuz rocket shows the moments before emergency landing
Footage from inside Soyuz rocket shows the moments before emergency landing

EDT, something went wrong with the Soyuz rocket bringing crew members to the International Space Station . USA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin were heading to the International Space Station when they had to make an emergency landing due to failure of the booster rockets.

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  • 17 dead after Hurricane Michael batters Florida - and figure likely to rise
17 dead after Hurricane Michael batters Florida - and figure likely to rise

Amir Haghighat, a cardiologist with the Cardiovascular Institute of Northwest Florida who works at Bay Medical. "So many lives have been changed forever". "You're not going to recognize Mexico Beach". No wind, nearly no-one on the street, just the beating hot Sun and the debris: debris everywhere, tossed and scattered - the calling card of a mo...

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  • Soyuz MS-10: Russian spacecraft makes emergency landing on Earth
Soyuz MS-10: Russian spacecraft makes emergency landing on Earth

A tweet from Roscosmos shows the two astronauts resting comfortably, and looking like they're in good spirits, despite what must have been a hard experience. The spacecraft has been the sole means of bringing humans to the space station since the end of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, but commercial providers aiming for manned spaceflight are in...

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  • Florida town almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Michael
Florida town almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Michael

Forecasters warned that Michael could ultimately dump a foot (30 centimeters) of rain in western Cuba, triggering flash floods and mudslides in mountain areas. "We lost all our cars". She's desperate for news about the condition of her home, but she can't reach anyone, she says. This was her dream retirement place she tells me - the last four years...

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