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Here's why these famous landmarks are going dark on Saturday

This year, in honor of movement's 10 anniversary, the WWF officials is recognizing some individuals who have taken Earth Hour to the next level. In a statement, WWF-Philippines said this year's Earth House was "committed to engaging and mobilizing the youth to be the climate leaders of tomorrow, urging them to join the movement and shine a light on climate action".

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Astronauts set to conduct spacewalks to upgrade ISS

NASA Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and the European Space Agency (ESA) flight engineer Thomas Pesquet are conducting the first of three scheduled spacewalks. The live stream will include live scenes from the ground operations, the ISS, and even the GoPro camera attached to the astronauts' helmet. The robotic arm was in need of maintenance, and Pesquet rubbed lubricant to the latching end effector (LEE).

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Carrboro will go dark for Earth Hour

BC Hydro is encouraging British Columbians to participate in Earth Hour Saturday evening from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tarsheed supports this global initiative where millions of people around the world would switch off the lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

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Arctic Sea Ice Dips To Record Low For Water — NASA Report

A very warm autumn and winter contributed to the record low maximum, according to NSIDC scientists, with air temperatures 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit above average over the Arctic Ocean. That was the smallest coverage since satellites began recording the ice coverage levels 38 years ago, according to NASA and the NSIDC in Boulder, Colorado.

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50% Of Android Devices Did Not Get A Security Update In 2016

If you install anything from Google Play Store, it will be risk free and you will have a safe and healthy device. Android Nougat 7.0 the best of the Android's family, but Google came back with a new preview of Android O on this Tuesday, a bench of changes has been made and the preview is available in the previous year Google Pixel phones.

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Uh oh, the Curiosity rover's wheels are starting to fall apart

Each wheel is about 20 inches in diameters and 16 inches across. The rover has been exploring about 10 miles of Mars since its landing in 2012. While wheel damage is a regular affair, the two broken treads this time reflect the first sign of deeper wear.

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Fresh from $1 billion investment, Airbnb reveals major growth plans for China

While Airbnb has not taken steps to encourage people in China to share their space, organic growth has been powerful - domestically, Airbnb has approximately 80,000 listings and has seen almost 1.6 million guest arrivals at listings within China.

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Trump Today: President says he feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes' surveillance statements

Shortly after receiving the briefing from Mr Nunes, however, Mr Trump told reporters that he felt partially vindicated. "The NSA is being cooperative", Nunes said , "but so far the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not told us whether or not they're going to respond to our March 15th letter which is now a couple of weeks old".

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Trump signs NASA bill, hands Ted Cruz the pen

It continues support for the Commercial Crew Program, which will carry American astronauts into space from American soil once again. Marco Rubio (R-FL), provides NASA with $19.5 billion worth of funding for the 2018 fiscal year, with the aim of sending a "crewed mission to Mars in the 2030s".

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Intel Optane SSD With 3D XPoint Memory Unveiled

According to Intel , the new data storage tier created by Intel Optane technology enables significantly improved response times under most workloads. Intel said it expects the cost structure to be closer to that of NAND than of DRAM. The feature requires using Intel's own chipset and Xeon processors, along with a middleware layer that boots before the operating system and presents DRAM and SSD resources to the operating system and applications as a single pool of memory.

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Jat Agitation In Delhi Postponed 15 Days

The ongoing Jat agitation crisis in the national capital region on Sunday was called off after Jat agitators and government mutually agreed on post-pone the protest. This comes as huge relief to students of NCR appearing for board exams, besides those heading to office and even the current Parliament session. Haryana chief minister ML Khattar said his government and the central government will soon begin the process of giving Jats reservation, or the Indian term for affirmative action.

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Trump's NASA Budget Eliminates Crewed Mission to Asteroid

If it can't, children - who are our only hope at creating a better world after this grease fire USA administration - will suffer most. Some saw it as targeted retaliation for some of the climate research NOAA has conducted. Trump is not the only President in recent history that has not been generous to the space agency. Perhaps the biggest changes would be felt in NASA's science programs.

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Asia Minute: Cruise Ship Destroys Indonesian Coral

This case has provoked strong criticism within the local tourism industry, highly dependent on the wonders of nature in Raja Ampat , which means the four kings in Indonesia . This cruise ship managed to get trapped at low tide in an area where it was not even supposed to be in the first place, and despite being equipped with radar and making use of a global positioning satellite.

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Iraqi army cuts off last 'Islamic State' supply line to west Mosul

Federal police and Rapid Response units said they had entered the Bab al-Tob area of the Old City, where the fight is expected to be toughest due to narrow alleyways through which armored vehicles can not pass. The army was forced to retreat earlier this week after trying to take the government buildings with too few men, so repeating a mistake that caused the deaths of up to 100 troops at the al-Salam hospital, on the eastern side of the city, in December.

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NASA's Deep Space Network Finds Silent Lunar Satellite

Chandrayaan-1 is small - about half the size of a smart auto which makes its detection even more noteworthy. NASA's scientists were looking at the moon from Earth (a distance of 237,000 miles) attempting to find this tiny spec of an object.

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ZTE shares up in Hong Kong after $1.2 bn U.S. fine

As a result of the conspiracy, ZTE , which makes smartphones and telecommunications infrastructure equipment, was able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts with and sales from such Iranian entities. The company buys about $2.6B worth of components per year from US companies, including Qualcomm, Microsoft and Intel. In a prepared statement, ZTE CEO and chairman Zhao Xianming said that ZTE acknowledged its mistakes, takes responsibility and remained committed to change ...

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New Poll Shows Trump Leading Clinton by 20 Points in Favorability Ratings

According to NYU News , the play " Her Opponent ", staged in January in New York City, was based on portions of the 2016 presidential debates with a twist - Trump's persona was "Brenda King" played by an actress, while Clinton's was "Jonathan Gordon", played by a male actor.

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Poland says will block European Union summit statement after Tusk's re-election

Only hours earlier, Tusk was supported by 27 out of 28 countries to head the European Council for a second term. The president chairs summits of the 28-nation bloc's leaders. But instead, the two-day summit starting Thursday risks being consumed by splits along old east-west lines as the eurosceptic Polish government proposes a rival candidate, with support from Hungary.

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NASA Mulls Magnetic Shield For Mars To Make It Habitable For Humans

According to PerfScience, the artificial magnetic shield proposed by the NASA scientists could restore "water and atmosphere on Mars". But it might not have been always so. Ultimately, with an atmosphere and liquid water, Mars may be able to achieve habitable status. With the human colonisation idea getting a push, NASA is devising ways to make the planet a habitable one for the human species to thrive there.

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Scientists discover why pandas are black and white

For some time now, biologists have been trying to unlock the secrets behind the panda's black and white fur. Prof Tim Caro, the lead author of the study, said exploring the animal's colour has previously been hard, because there are no fully comparable species.

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Francois Fillon To Be Summoned Over 'Fake Work' Scandal

Another poll , by Odoxa, on Friday showed Macron finishing ahead of Le Pen in the opening round. The anti-EU, anti-immigration candidate also faces a separate parliamentary expenses investigation and a campaign financing probe in France - all of which she, like Fillon, denounces as a plot to thwart her bid for power.

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Balmy Days: Antarctica Hits Record-High Temperature

No doubt the news sparked comments from news outlets about impending global warming doom. Antarctica locks up 90% of the world's fresh water as ice meaning the world would be flooded if the sheets were to melt. The highest temperature for the Antarctic Plateau - at or above 2,500 meters - was minus 7 degrees recorded on December 28, 1980, at an automatic weather station site inland of the Adelie Coast.

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Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus Leaked in Hands-On Video

Well, there are chances that iPhone 8 and Samsung S8 might have the same features when it comes to design and looks. Also, there's no home button. Thus the S8 must have more mAh than Galaxy S7 or any other previous devices. The tablets are a good fit with the segment of the PC and tablet market that's hot, which is highly portable tablets with detachable keyboards, while the Gear VR headset is a good evolution of its earlier version", added Dawson.

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Life outside of Earth just became much more likely, scientists say

The team contends that these bear more than a passing resemblance to the networks of bacteria that live in hydrothermal vents-towering, crenellated structures, pictured above, that form in the deep ocean above the boundaries between tectonic plates, where superheated mineral-laden water spurts up from beneath the seabed.

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German police raid mosque linked to Christmas market attacker

Berlin investigators said they hoped the raids, seizing documents and laptops, would lead to find further details about the mosque's operations and its links to the Islamist terror organisation. Authorities closed the mosque following raids last week. The mosque has now been shut down, but Geisel said this was not only because of the Amri connection.