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Of course, the one other thing you need to view the meteors is clear skies, and, as usual in the Northwest, it will be a challenge. The meteors can be traced to the Perseus constellation, from which they get their name, which will climb in the northeastern sky as the evening passes.
  • Hurricane Beryl to raise risk of flooding in Caribbean

    Hurricane Beryl to raise risk of flooding in Caribbean

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    Even as Beryl approaches Maria-battered and still recovering Puerto Rico from the south early Monday as a tropical storm, few were ignoring the threat two days out. Martin and St. Barthelemy. By Tuesday, the storm is forecast to degenerate but could still produce some gusty winds and heavy rain over Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.
  • Trump Wants To Create Sixth Military Branch 'Space Force'

    Trump Wants To Create Sixth Military Branch 'Space Force'

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    According to the Associated Press, O'Keefe said some people may argue that a space force would "compromise the sanctity of considering space to be off limits from warfare". US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a "Space Force", saying it would be "separate but equal" from the Air Force, the media reported.
  • Poisonous giant Hogweed spotted in Virginia

    Poisonous giant Hogweed spotted in Virginia

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    According to the Department of Ecological Conservation, the toxic plant can also be found in New York , Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Michigan , Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and parts of West Virginia.
  • Rwanda: Minister Biruta - Together, We Can Beat Plastic Pollution

    Rwanda: Minister Biruta - Together, We Can Beat Plastic Pollution

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    Biruta was speaking while closing the " Beat Plastic Pollution Walk" held in Kigali during the Kigali Car Free Day on Sunday. He urged people to avoid consumption of single-use disposable plastics. The civic bodies and district administration took out campaign for preventing sale, manufacturing of plastic bags. " World Environment Day is not just a celebration of the wonder of the natural world it is an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with that world and mobilize global ...
  • India aims to partner with United Nations to promote use of solar energy

    India aims to partner with United Nations to promote use of solar energy

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    Jibril explained that instead of getting new plastic bags or bottles each time you go to the market or shopping, "take the old ones from home; educate your family and friends on the negative impact of plastics in our environment; as everyone has a role to play in addressing the menace of plastic pollution in our various communities".
  • Elon Musk's SpaceX fires one of the largest satellites in orbit

    Elon Musk's SpaceX fires one of the largest satellites in orbit

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    EDT. It fired off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:45am BST (00:45 ET) and successfully deployed the SES-12 satellite 32 minutes after lift-off. Halliwell said SES-12, built by Airbus Defense and Space, combines features that would have required two spacecraft just a few years ago, providing direct-to-home television and other communications services through six beams covering an enormous area with multiple beams providing broadband connectivity.
  • New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows

    New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows

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    Politicians and industry leaders who announced the ambitious plan say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an infected country has eliminated Mycoplasma bovis . All infected farms found in the future will be depopulated. In particular farmers need to be meticulous with animal movement records and the way they use NAIT.
  • Apollo Moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86 after illness

    Apollo Moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86 after illness

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    After retiring from the Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981, respectively, Bean became an artist and focused his energy on painting artistic impressions of the moon landing. With his passing, only four of the twelve men who have walked on the moon are still alive - Buzz Aldrin, Dave Scott, Charlie Duke and Harrison Schmitt.
  • Florida panhandle braces as Alberto approaches

    Florida panhandle braces as Alberto approaches

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    Forecasters also warned that the storm could drop 2 inches of rain in SC, up to 4 inches in isolated areas, and cause flooding. In Gulf Shores, Alabama, webcams showed beaches beginning to fill up as the storm's track shifted slightly east away from the region, but red flags on the beach warned beachgoers to stay out of the rough water.
  • Alberto forms in the Caribbean, heavy rains forecast

    Alberto forms in the Caribbean, heavy rains forecast

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    Hurricane season in the Atlantic basin officially begins on June 1. Their forecast for Central Florida said to expect a 40 percent chance of showers after noon today with east-southeast wind 5 to 15 miles per hour. Note the heavy rain that will fall along and to the east of the tropical storm. Subtropical Storm Alberto was "meandering over the northwestern Caribbean Sea" Friday afternoon, causing unsafe surf and rip current conditions on the Yucatan and the west coast of Cuba, ...
  • Asteroid as big as football field will fly by Earth

    Asteroid as big as football field will fly by Earth

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    The jumbo jet-sized space rock is set to skim by Earth on Tuesday night. This isn't a particularly large Asteroid , it measures 197 to 427-feet. Daniel Bamberger , at London's Northolt Branch Observatories , said: "We imaged this object twice".
  • SpaceX's new Falcon 9 just landed perfectly, and it's a game-changer

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    The recoverable Block-5 booster is created to be reused at least 10 times with minimal refurbishment between flights, allowing more frequent launches at lower cost - a key to the SpaceX business model. Ultimately, the Block 5 will be the rocket SpaceX depends upon to send humans to the International Space Station. The BFR will fly individuals and also freight to Mars, yet it will certainly likewise introduce satellites to Planet orbit, tidy up room scrap, lug travelers on superfast ...
  • The final design of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches today

    The final design of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches today

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    The so-called Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to meet NASA's requirements for human spaceflight, and SpaceX plans to reuse it as many as 10 times. Company officials have said the Block 5 model could potentially be used up to 10 times or more, while the current Falcon 9s have never been used more than twice.
  • Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results

    Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results

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    The first new feature that's heading to Google Maps this summer is the " For You " section. Here, users will be shown recommendations of places and businesses in their area, especially those that are brand new or are "trending" based on Google's data.
  • Google launches auto-complete sentences in Gmail

    Google launches auto-complete sentences in Gmail

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    Google Pay lets you quickly and easily request and send money through Gmail . You can take a look at the feature in action below. Whereas Smart Reply offered some simple phrases you could select and then edit as required, Smart Compose suggests complete sentences as you type.
  • Waymo self-driving SUV involved in crash in Chandler, Arizona

    Waymo self-driving SUV involved in crash in Chandler, Arizona

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    It seems like the tech giants are struggling with the safe testing of the self-driving vehicles . However, the information on what actions the Waymo minivan took after the sedan chose to swerved for avoiding another collision. Twitter user Matt Jaffee posted a photo of the accident scene at 3:40 p.m. PT. Jaffee tweeted: "Right now: Pretty gnarly crash with an @Waymo van in Chandler, AZ".
  • Apple is making more money in India than ever

    Apple is making more money in India than ever

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    There had been concern that Apple would be negatively impacted by slow sales of its iPhone X, but the firm sold 52.2 million iPhones in the three months to March, up from 51 million a year earlier - only just missing Wall Street expectations of 52.3 million.