El Chapo may serve life sentence at 'Supermax' prison in Colorado

El Chapo may serve life sentence at 'Supermax' prison in Colorado

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years, by a federal judge in Brooklyn.
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Researchers embark on a mission across the Northwest Passage

Researchers embark on a mission across the Northwest Passage

A group of American and Canadian scientists and students will be embarking on the Northwest Passage Project an 18-day expedition through the Northwest Passage aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden.
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Researchers uncover bacteria's drug defense system

Researchers uncover bacteria's drug defense system

Researchers have discovered how a group of drug-resistant bacteria defend against medicine.Gram-negative bacteria have an additional outer membrane that makes them strong against antibiotics and responsible for serious drug-resistant infections.
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Elon Musk unveils implant device that links brain to computers

Elon Musk unveils implant device that links brain to computers

Elon Musk has unveiled a wireless implantable device that he claims can merge the human brain with artificial intelligence.
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Russian-owned smartphone app faces privacy concerns

Russian-owned smartphone app faces privacy concerns

Photo-editing app Faceapp is facing security concerns over allegedly storing user data onto Russian servers. Faceapp uses artificial intelligence to alter human faces into aged versions of themselves.
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Social media linked to depression in teenagers

Social media linked to depression in teenagers

A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday connected social media to depression in teens and not video gaming.
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What is Area 51?

What is Area 51?

Area 51 is a remote U.S. Air Force military installation at Groom Lake in southern Nevada, about 80 miles from Las Vegas. The BBC reports that the facility is so named for its designation on 50's era maps of the Atomic Energy Commission.
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Researchers restore partial vision to the blind via brain implant

Researchers restore partial vision to the blind via brain implant

Doctors have restored partial sight to six blind people by using an implant that sends video images directly to the brain.
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'Traffic light' food labels lead to healthier food choices, study finds

'Traffic light' food labels lead to healthier food choices, study finds

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital has found that using "traffic light" colors in labeling food items results in healthier food choices.The study took place over a two-year period.
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Soviet-era submarine found leaking radiation under the sea

Soviet-era submarine found leaking radiation under the sea

Researchers from Norway and Russia have discovered radioactive leakage from a Soviet-era submarine wreck in the Norwegian Sea.The Komsomolets sank in the ocean in 1989, taking the lives of 42 sailors after a fire broke out.
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India moon launch delayed

India moon launch delayed

India's space agency was set to launch the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission from Satish Dhawan Space Center on July 15 before the mission was aborted due to a technical error, reports India Today.
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Fake Samsung Update app has 10 million downloads, report finds

Fake Samsung Update app has 10 million downloads, report finds

A new report by the CSIS Security Group has found that "Updates for Samsung," a third-party app on the Google Play store, had been misleading users into paying for software updates on their Samsung phones.
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Solar panel device uses waste heat to purify water

Solar panel device uses waste heat to purify water

Researchers in Saudi Arabia have modified traditional solar panels into a system that cogenerates both electricity and clean water.Water and energy production are intertwined a connection known as the water-energy nexus.
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Wildlife officials plan to dump rat poison on islands near San Francisco

Wildlife officials plan to dump rat poison on islands near San Francisco

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a plan to drop 1.5 tons of rodenticide via a helicopter twice over a three week period to eradicate invasive house mice from the South Farallon Islands.
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Ancient Egyptian hair found preserved after 3,000 years

Ancient Egyptian hair found preserved after 3,000 years

Russian scientists have determined the components of a substance that ancient Egyptians used to perfectly preserve hair for millennia.
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Turning plastic waste into roads

Turning plastic waste into roads

Springfield Properties, a housing development company, and MacRebur, a company that uses plastic waste to surface roads, have teamed up to build a road out of plastic waste in Scotland, according to a report in the BBC.
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Taiwan to buy $2 billion worth of arms from U.S.

Taiwan to buy $2 billion worth of arms from U.S.

The U.S State Department has approved an arms sale worth of over $2 billion to Taiwan, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency news release.The package includes M1A2 Abram tanks and surface-to-air Stinger missiles.
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Fire breaks out on Russian nuclear submarine

Fire breaks out on Russian nuclear submarine

Russia's Ministry of Defense says 14 sailors were killed when a nuclear-powered submarine caught fire while it was underwater last week.The vessel was a AS-12 Losharik submarine, Russian media outlet RBC reports, citing anonymous sources.
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Ancient East Asians intentionally modified their skulls

Ancient East Asians intentionally modified their skulls

Artificially elongated skulls have been discovered in an ancient tomb in China.According to research published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, scientists unearthed 25 skeletons at the Houtaomuga site in northeastern China.
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China installs surveillance app on tourists' phones : Report

China installs surveillance app on tourists' phones : Report

An investigative report by the New York Times, the Guardian, Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung and German public broadcaster NDR has uncovered a systematic program to harvest data from the phones of tourists entering Xinjiang.
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African swine fever outbreak explained

African swine fever outbreak explained

African swine fever continues to affect pigs in China and other Asian nations even as authorities try to halt the spread of the disease.
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Carnegie Mellon & Astrobotic to build lunar rovers for NASA

Carnegie Mellon & Astrobotic to build lunar rovers for NASA

Carnegie Mellon University and Astrobotic, a space robotics company, have been awarded a $5.6 million contract by NASA to build a small, speedy lunar rover called MoonRanger.
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Non-profit organization uses bra clasps to treat injured turtles

Non-profit organization uses bra clasps to treat injured turtles

A wildlife rehabilitation center in Iowa has come up with the idea of using old bras to treat injured turtles.
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How superdelegates can override voters to choose Democratic presidential nominee

How superdelegates can override voters to choose Democratic presidential nominee

The 2020 Democratic Primaries could end up in a brokered convention, with superdelegates potentially overriding voters in the nomination process. According to The Intercept, the Democratic Party currently has more than 25 presidential candidates.
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China using schools to separate children from their parents in Xinjiang

China using schools to separate children from their parents in Xinjiang

A new report has found that Muslim children in China's Xinjiang region are being deliberately separated from their families, faith, and culture.
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Arctic fox sets record for 76-day trek from Norway to Canada

Arctic fox sets record for 76-day trek from Norway to Canada

Scientists couldn't believe one arctic fox's epic 76-day, 3,000-kilometer trek from Norway to Canada the longest and fastest ever recorded for this species.
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Hong Kong protests turn violent, condemned by China

Hong Kong protests turn violent, condemned by China

Beijing has condemned the protests in Hong Kong as violent, calling it an "undisguised challenge" to its rule.
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How Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997

How Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997

July 1, 2019 marks the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule. Here's everything you need to know about the handover.
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How to view a solar eclipse in a safe way

How to view a solar eclipse in a safe way

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Japan to resume whaling after 31 years

Japan to resume whaling after 31 years

Despite international scrutiny, the Japanese government is about to resume profitable whale hunting.According to the BBC, Japan has now withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission, or 'IWC'.
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Scientist pinpoint mysterious space radio waves

Scientist pinpoint mysterious space radio waves

Australian scientists have for the first time pinpointed the precise location of a mysterious burst of radio waves that originated in another galaxy.
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NASA announces Dragonfly mission to explore Titan

NASA announces Dragonfly mission to explore Titan

NASA is sending a nuclear-powered drone to explore the unique and richly organic Titan moon.NASA announced on Thursday that it will be sending a multi-rotor vehicle called Dragonfly on a mission to Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
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Hybrid wooden skyscraper planned for Canada

Hybrid wooden skyscraper planned for Canada

Architecture firm Perkins and Will announced plans in May 2019 to build the tallest hybrid wooden skyscraper in the world in Vancouver.
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Hubble Space Telescope finds charged soccer-shaped molecules in space

Hubble Space Telescope finds charged soccer-shaped molecules in space

The Hubble Space Telescope have identified electrically-charged molecules in space that are shaped like soccer balls.
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Scientists use 3D-printed molds to grow human hair

Scientists use 3D-printed molds to grow human hair

Scientists have discovered a new way to grow human hair in the lab using 3D-printed molds.
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China hacked eight different service providers: Reuters

China hacked eight different service providers: Reuters

Hackers from China's Ministry of State Security were found breaking into eight different computer service providers around the world, according to a Reuters report.
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80-story wooden skyscraper planned for Chicago

80-story wooden skyscraper planned for Chicago

Architectural firm Perkins and Will, along with engineers Thronton Tomasetti and the University of Cambridge conceptualized a wooden skyscraper to be built along the Chicago River in 2017.
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South America to get Solar Eclipse in July

South America to get Solar Eclipse in July

A total solar eclipse is set to take place on Tuesday, July 2, across South America.A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon covers part of the sun facing Earth, according to NASA.According to Space.
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The forgotten story of how the US downed Iran Air Flight 655

The forgotten story of how the US downed Iran Air Flight 655

July 3, 2019 marks the 31st anniversary of a largely forgotten atrocity carried out and then covered up by the United States - the U.S. Navy shootdown of a civilian airliner in Iran.
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Massive freshwater reservoir discovered beneath Atlantic Ocean

Massive freshwater reservoir discovered beneath Atlantic Ocean

Scientists have discovered a massive freshwater aquifer hidden beneath the Atlantic.
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London's wooden skyscraper explained

London's wooden skyscraper explained

PLP Architecture and Cambridge University's Department of Architecture unveiled a proposal in 2016 to build London's first wooden skyscraper.The building would be made out of timber and includes mid-rise terraces.
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Plans for Tokyo's wooden skyscraper explained

Plans for Tokyo's wooden skyscraper explained

Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry has announced plans to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world in the city of Tokyo by 2041.The skyscraper would be 350-meters tall and will mark the company's 350th anniversary.
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Ocean Cleanup device redeployed to trap plastic in Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Ocean Cleanup device redeployed to trap plastic in Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A floating device designed to trap plastic trash in the ocean has been upgraded in a second attempt to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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Iran shoots down U.S. military drone

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone

Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday.This is the first time Iran has directly attacked the U.S. military, The Associated Press reports.Iran says the U.S.
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Heathrow airport expansion plans unveiled

Heathrow airport expansion plans unveiled

Heathrow Airport has unveiled a proposal to expand its airport, including plans to open a new runway by 2026.This would be the London airport's third runway.
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China deploys J-10 fighter jets to Woody Island

China deploys J-10 fighter jets to Woody Island

Military aircraft have recently been spotted on a Chinese-controlled island in the contested South China Sea, in the first known deployment of fighter jets there since 2017.
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Poor posture due to smartphone use leads to 'horn bone' growth in skull

Poor posture due to smartphone use leads to 'horn bone' growth in skull

New research from Australia has found that excess usage of smartphones causes a horn-like bone spur to grow at the back of the skull.
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Honeybee colonies on the decline: Report

Honeybee colonies on the decline: Report

A nationwide U.S. survey has found that bee colonies are dying off due to harsh winters.
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