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At least 15 children have been killed in an accident in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after their school bus rammed into a truck Thursday morning. The incident is the latest in the country that has a poor track record of road safety. The victims have been identified as students of JS Public School in Aliganj in Etah, about 142 miles east of state capital Lucknow. Over dozen other wounded students were rushed to a local hospital. The driver of the bus, which was reportedly …
01.19 / 09:37
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The Nokia 6 went on sale in China Thursday and was declared sold out within one minute by JD.com, the exclusive retailer for the device. The device is being sold in China for 1,699 Chinese Yuan (approximately $245). The device received over 1 million registrations for the flash sale. JD.com has not revealed the exact number of units sold or when the next flash sale will take…
01.19 / 09:36
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China said Thursday it was willing to work with the incoming Donald Trump administration to smoothen trade relations, adding that issues between Beijing and Washington could be resolved through talks. Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Sun Jiwen said Beijing was open to working with the new U.S. administration to promote healthy trade relations that could be beneficial to both…
01.19 / 06:33
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The Game is celebrating 12 years of being a hip hop recording artist. The 37-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, proudly took to social media to share how his debut album catapulted him to fame and to thank the people who helped him along the wa…
01.19 / 06:32
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As we get closer to Mobile World Congress (MWC), more leaks related to the Samsung Galaxy S8 keep turning up. And on Monday, a picture said to be of the glass panel to be used on the device surfaced on Twitter. If this is indeed the S8 glass panel, it would confirm some of the earlier rumors about the device — an edge-to-edge curved display, no home button and slimmer bezels than the previous iteration — the Samsung Galaxy S7…
01.19 / 06:31
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The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben…
01.19 / 00:34
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From extreme wildfires in the Western United States to melting ice sheets in Antarctica, the effects of rising temperatures on Earth have not gone unnoticed. On Wednesday, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2016 was the hottest year on record. Before that, t…
01.19 / 00:31
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The only way for flatfish hidden under the sand on the sea floor to avoid harbour seal predators might be to hold their…
01.18 / 23:19
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The US Labor Department on Wednesday sued business software giant Oracle alleging "systemic" discrimination in pay against female, African American and Asian…
01.18 / 22:06
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The ancient Sahara Desert sprouted trees and lakes for thousands of years thanks to intense…
01.18 / 22:06
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Researchers are reviving one of the Mississippi River's main filters: the floodplain. The result is a unique environment that removes nitrogen, a contributor to the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone.…
01.18 / 21:58
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Spurred by climate change and heat from a strong El Niño, 2016 was the hottest year on …
01.18 / 20:52
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A grid of small polygons spotted by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover may have originated as cracks in drying mud more than 3 billion years ago, according to the Curiosity science team. “Mud cracks are the most likely scenario here,” said Nathan Stein, a graduate student at Caltech and Curiosity science team member, who led the [...]…
01.18 / 20:44
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The latest review of primate survival prospects shows that habitat loss from farming and human expansion is putting our closest evolutionary relatives at…
01.18 / 19:38
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A report in the journal Science Advances details the grim realities facing a majority of the nonhuman primates in the world - the apes, monkeys, tarsiers, lemurs and lorises inhabiting ever-shrinking forests across the planet. The review is the most comprehensive conducted so far, the researchers say, and the picture it paints is…
01.18 / 19:03
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Scientists have used an imaging technique to reconstruct the brain architecture and neural networks of the thylacine—better known as the Tasmanian tiger—an extinct carnivorous marsupial native to Tasmania. The study, published in PLOS ONE, used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to scan postmortem specimens of two thylacine brain specimens, both of which were about 100 years old…
01.18 / 19:02
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An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by Professor Alfred Leitenstorfer has now shown how to manipulate the electric vacuum field and thus generate deviations from the ground state of empty space which can only be understood in the context of the quantum theory of…
01.18 / 18:24
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Theranos failed a second major inspection and the company kept it under wraps, according to a Wall Street Journal…
01.18 / 18:17
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If you’re planning on attending the inauguration Friday, now is the time to book and schedule any last-minute reservations or hotel stays – the Capital will be packed for the momentous occa…
01.18 / 18:16
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For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are driven significantly by the additional force of heat drawn from…
01.18 / 17:48
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