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Bribery for services rampant in Mideast, North Africa, research finds

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Roughly one in three people in the Middle East and North Africa has recently paid bribes to public officials and for services such as medical care and electricity, and most people say corruption is growing ...
Climate change to drive exodus from Middle East and North Africa
Climate change could make parts of the Middle East and North Africa 'uninhabitable'
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Astronomers 'hit the jackpot' by finding THREE Earth-sized habitable worlds

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
The scientists believe at least one of these 'three bears' planets may be 'just right' for life to get going, giving the search for life elsewhere in the universe a significant boost.
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Transit of Mercury, May 9, 2016: Where, when and how to watch in India!

Zee News - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Delhi: On Monday, May 9, the smallest planet in the solar system - Mercury - will be seen passing directly in front of the Sun, an event that hasn't happened since 2006 and won't occur again until 2019.
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It's rocket science! Butterknowle pupils plant seeds from space

Teesdale Mercury - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pupils in Teesdale are to embark on an out-of-this-world nationwide science experiment by growing seeds that have been in space. Butterknowle Primary School has been selected as one of up to 10,000 schools to receive a packet of 100 seeds which were ...
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Scientists build world's tiniest engine

Financial Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Driving force: an Ant combines microscopic gold balls with a polymer gel to propel nanobots. Medicine is one potential application.
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Photos: Sir Harold "Harry" Kroto through the years - ‎9 hours ago‎
... - -The 1996 Nobel chemistry laureates display their medals after the ceremony at the Concert Hall in Stockholm, Tuesday Dec. 10, 1996.
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ExoMars 2016 interplanetary mission launched

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The Roscosmos State Corporation and the European Space Agency (ESA) have launched the jointly-developed ExoMars 2016 interplanetary mission, comprising the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Schiaparelli lander, on a Proton ...
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New Estimate: There Are 1 Trillion Species of Microbes on Earth

Newsweek - ‎11 hours ago‎
microbes There may be 1 trillion microbes on Earth, according to a new estimate. One gram of soil can contain 10,000 species, such as Actinomyces israelii, shown here.
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Archaeologists solve carnivorous killing of 'Moroccan Grotte' a Hominids hominin

Canada News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Researchers have unravelled a very, very cold case - a savage killing from half a million years ago. Tooth-marks on a 500,000-year-old hominin femur bone found in a Moroccan cave indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, likely hyenas ...
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Understanding Methane Emissions In Global Warming

Immortal News - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Methane emissions are known to be one of the most powerful greenhouse gases in the world. But the debate on how much methane really impacts global warming has become even more complex, especially with news that large volumes of methane ...
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How to train your robots: Elon Musk's new AI gym

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
OpenAI, a research non-profit backed by inventor Elon Musk, is building an open-source gym for computer programmers working on artificial intelligence.
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Nuclear techniques measure damage in superconducting cables for fusion energy research reactor

Phys.Org - ‎18 hours ago‎
ANSTO researchers have joined the thousands of experts from 35 countries working worldwide to resolve technological challenges relating to a world's fusion energy collaboration, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in France by ...
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Carpageddon: Australia plans to kill carp with herpes

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Australian politician who declared war on Johnny Depp's dogs has a new enemy - the European carp. Barnaby Joyce, the deputy prime minister, said the only way to get rid of the "bottom-dwelling, mudsucking" fish was to unleash herpes on it.
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NASA study reveals Earth's new lightning capital - ‎28 minutes ago‎
(NASA)– Earth has a new lightning capital, according to a recent study using observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor onboard NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission.
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Stanford Engineer Arogyaswami Paulraj Named European Inventor Award Finalist

India West - ‎10 hours ago‎
Stanford University teacher and electrical engineer Arogyaswami Paulraj, along with his team, was chosen by the European Patent Office as a finalist for the 2016 European Inventor Award in the non-European countries category.
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Tweaked Drake Equation Hints Earth Not The First Intelligent Civilization In The Universe

Tech Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Astronomers who tweaked the Drake equation suggest that humans may not be the first intelligent civilization in the universe. What did their analysis show?
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Hadron Collider reboot surprises physicists with hints of 'unexpected' new particle

National Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
GENEVA - Was it a blip, or a breakthrough? Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world's biggest atom smasher - best known for revealing the Higgs boson four years ago - starts whirring again to churn out data that may ...
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Methane production reduced in ruminants

Science Daily - ‎6 hours ago‎
Date: May 2, 2016; Source: Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); Summary: Livestock farming is responsible for 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gases, and ruminants such as cattle, sheep and goats generate 35 percent of one of these gases ...
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James Webb Space Telescope's Golden Mirror Unveiled

Space Daily - ‎3 hours ago‎
NASA engineers recently unveiled the giant golden mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope as part of the integration and testing of the infrared telescope.