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Mysterious 'sea pickles' invade the West Coast

The translucent -- and tubular -- creatures are actually called pyrosomes. They are appearing in unusually large numbers in western coastal waters from California to Alaska, posing serious problems for fisherman and puzzling scientists.

"There's been unusual things happening in the ocean," said Michael Milstein, a spokesman for the National Oceanic and …

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NASA Rocket Creates Colourful Artificial Clouds

NASA has successfully launched a sounding rocket that created colourful artificial clouds visible in the US skies.

The NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket was successfully launched yesterday, from the US space agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, after being delayed multiple times over the last 30 days.

During the 8-minute …

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Ancient 'lava falls' on Mars

Molten rock once flowed along a crater rim in Mars’ Tharsis volcanic province, creating stunning multi-level ‘lava’ falls. A breathtaking image captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals the incredible structures left behind, in a region reminiscent of Niagara Falls.

The photo shows a glimpse at the northern rim …

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Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030

Japan has revealed ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the Moon around 2030 in new proposals from the country's space agency. This is the first time the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said it aims to send an astronaut beyond the International Space Station, an agency spokeswoman told …

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Why an asteroid (probably) won't wipe us out

Thanks to a number of asteroid surveys, such as NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, there is a healthy inventory of large asteroids. "We've found 95 per cent of all the really big, one-kilometre-sized asteroids," said Peter Brown, professor of physics and astronomy at Western University in London, Ont …

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Neonicotinoids can harm some bees

NEONICOTINOIDS are so good at killing things which suck the sap and chew the flesh of crops that they have become the world’s most widely used family of insecticides. For decades, though, there has been a fear that they harm non-crop-eating insects, too—in particular, bees.

The evidence for …

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Dubai Police to deploy robotic patrols

Months after Dubai unveiled the first flying taxis in the world, Dubai Police on Tuesday unveiled another believed world’s first — autonomous, self-driving miniature police cars that are expected to hit the streets by year-end.

The robotic vehicles will be equipped with biometric software to scan for wanted criminals and …

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Moto Z2 Play unboxing with new speaker and battery Moto Mods

The same source has confirmed a few additional details about this device: it should launch with a Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM, there will be a variant with 64GB of storage, and the device will also retain a microSD card slot for storage expansion. In most other aspects …

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