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Whales all at sea: No new strandings in Golden Bay

The crisis began early Friday when a pod of 416 whales were found stranded on the 26-km Farewell Spit, with hundreds more following them over the weekend. "Hopefully that makes them a lot less buoyant and less likely to drift off". This picture taken on February 11, 2017 shows a volunteer caring for a pilot whale during a mass stranding at Farewell Spit. Read More

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High Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Marine Animals In Deepest Ocean Trenches

High Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Contaminate Marine Animals In Deepest Ocean Trenches

Alan Jamieson , from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, and colleagues identified two types of persistent organic pollutants, or POPs in the marine animals: polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl (PBDEs). Just how invasive man-made pollution has become is highlighted by Dr Jamieson, who says he has seen video of a Canadian beer can lying on the sea floor four miles down, off New Zealand, while a friend told him about a raincoat found in the Mariana Trench, ... Read More

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Jordan Spieth lashes out at professional autograph hunters

Jordan Spieth lashes out at professional autograph hunters

Fellow American Brandt Snedeker (67) is second on 11 under, one ahead of Dustin Johnson and Kelly Kraft, who shot 66s. Starting out the weather-delayed event tied with Jason Day and Derek Fathauer, Spieth never gave anyone a chance. "It was just mistake after mistake on the front for me and, unfortunately, that's sometimes how it goes". The Web.com Tour grad fought through the blustery conditions in round one to record a 1-under 70 at Monterey Peninsula CC. Read More

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USa! Udia! India! India! Apple nudges iPhone production base

It is now official: Apple is taking the "Make in India" route with its iPhones, and Bengaluru is where this will be taking place. Apple iPhones will be manufactured in Bengaluru in India: Here's what we know so far. CEO Tim Cook visited the country that month; the company announced a development "accelerator" in Bangalore, and also opened an office in Hyderabad to house 4,000 Maps developers. Read More

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3 billion-year-old "lost continent" lurking under African island

The zircons had originally been found on the island in beach sand, findings that were published four years ago. "Earth is made up of two parts - continents, which are old, and oceans, which are 'young, '" he said . The age-old crystals are made of zircon, an incredibly resilient mineral capable of surviving geological processes and one that's typically found in continental granites. Read More

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Tesla Model S Fails to Earn Top Safety Rating (TSLA, GM)

With this result the 2017 BMW 2 Series earns once again a "Top Safety Pick+" rating. Although the two shouldn't be compared directly given their size disparity, the Tesla Model S turned in a vastly different performance. Ratings for crashworthiness and headlights are good , acceptable, marginal and poor . Tesla's sedan wasn't the only electric vehicle that didn't achieve the highest award from the IIHS. Read More

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Muslim full face veil to be banned in public places in Austria

Muslim full face veil to be banned in public places in Austria

The agreement also bans police officers, judges and magistrates and public prosecutors from wearing head scarves in the interest of appearing "ideologically and religiously neutral". "For many young Muslims, this ban says, 'You do not belong". The 35-page programme also includes beefing up surveillance and security measures, obliging migrants granted the right to stay to sign an "integration contract" and a "statement of values". Read More

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NASA Just Launched a Stunning Tribute to the Apollo 1 Disaster

NASA Just Launched a Stunning Tribute to the Apollo 1 Disaster

Friday, NASA marked its 50th anniversary of the fatal Apollo launch-pad fire with the first public display of the spaceship that was engulfed in flames. NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot addresses guests at Kennedy Space Center's Day of Remembrance. Kelvin Manning, associate director of the Kennedy Space Center, said a memorial for the Apollo 1 mission was accidentally overlooked likely because it wasn't in their generation and wasn't "on [their] radar". Read More

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Tesla Just Rolled Out its Autopilot Update to All HW2 Cars

Tesla acknowledges that AutoPilot is not-yet-a truly autonomous system but rather a package of driver-assistance features, such as emergency collision avoidance, lane keeping, and active cruise control. It's a new approach in a safety critical area, so traditionally bullish Tesla is moving carefully. Auto industry engineers, scientists and regulators are racing to work out all the details of how autonomous cars will function so that they can be ready to come to market by the early 2020s. Read More

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This year's 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'

This year's 'Star Wars' film has a title: 'The Last Jedi'

Skywalker went into hiding after the murders, leading to the search for him that made up most of Awakens . If you want to know how Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, reacted to the tile reveal, you'll just have to watch the video below. Or, it can refer to more than one - as the plural of " Jedi ", like "samurai" is also the singular form. "The droid will soon be delivered to the Resistance... Read More

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Tom Brady remains at the top of his game

Tom Brady remains at the top of his game

The Bill Belichick-coached side will make their seventh SuperBowl appearance in the last 17 seasons. Tom Brady and the Patriots will join the Falcons in Houston after a 36-17 win over the Steelers in Sunday's AFC championship game. Next season, the team will move to the state of the art Mercedes-Benz Stadium , which is due to hold the Super Bowl in 2019. As for Matt Ryan, he is a much better quarterback now than he was back then. Read More

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