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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.

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YouTube TV is a slick full cable television replacement

Discovery, Viacom , AMC, and A&E are not included in the package. For a very affordable $35 a month, you can get all four of the biggest broadcast networks (ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS), as well as about 30 cable channels. Still, YouTube TV lacks some notable cable channels - CNN, HBO and Cartoon Network are not on the list featured in YouTube's blog post , for example.

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Intelligence test shows bees can learn to solve tasks from other bees

Nearly 80% of the bees learnt exceptionally well through demonstration, whereas the rest were given a chance to watch previously trained bees perform the task and this helped them to emerge as the most effective learners. Watching these sessions, the test bees were also presented with three balls rolling freely, and instead of mimicking the previous bees' actions through moving the farthest ball, they chose the easier way, moving the closest ball.

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SpaceX to Send 2 Citizens to Moon in 2018: Elon Musk

The individuals will travel in the Dragon 2 capsule - the same unit used to bring supplies to the International Space Station. "This should be a really exciting mission, that will get the world really excited about deep space". But Musk says that won't keep him from sending the private citizens on the around-the-moon trip next year. The two people will undergo health screenings and begin training for the mission later this year, according to SpaceX.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date revealed

Both devices will also support use with Samsung's smart stylus the S Pen, with the ability to make quick notes on the device screen even when it is off having been applied to both tablets . Samsung phones on display at Tinashe LIVE + Z100 Jingle Ball Viewing Party at Samsung 837 on December 9, 2016 in New York City. The impending tablet may also come with secure folder, screen off memo and air command features.

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One of Duterte's Biggest Critics Arrested on Drug Charges

The president of an worldwide federation of liberal political parties has joined the fray in defending the cause of embattled Senator Leila de Lima, writing to the leadership of the European Union (EU) in the lawmaker's behalf. The criminal complaint alleged de Lima received 5 million pesos ($99,850) from a former prison official when she was justice minister between 2010 and 2016.

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5 things we learned from Manchester United v Southampton

But it was 35-year-old Ibrahimovic who snatched the trophy from Southampton's grasp and sealed United's fifth League Cup victory after heading home the victor from Ander Herrera's cross in the 87th minute. "I came, that's special". He's passed the test, becoming a trophy victor in a fifth country after honors in France (Paris Saint-Germain), Italy (Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan), Spain (Barcelona) and the Netherlands (Ajax).

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Dad dies during Twitch live stream of 24 hour charity gaming marathon

It's bad how a well liked streamer who'd try to help out the community by streaming for charity would pass away, leaving his friends and his children. She said he even took one of his kids to soccer practice. But it is not the first time that a death has been reported after a long video game session.

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Verizon to introduce 5G connectivity in United States test markets by mid

Verizon Communications will test faster fifth-generation mobile broadband service in 11 markets in the first half of this year as the nation's largest wireless carrier tries to take the lead in the 5G race. These frequencies, much higher than the ones used for cellular service today, need a new generation of radios and antennas to overcome what would naturally be very short range.

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India v Australia: Steve Smith looking to take momentum through India series

Mumbai: Shocked at India's humiliation at the hands of Australia in the first Test, former wicket-keeper batsman Farokh Engineer on Saturday questioned the nature of Pune pitch and slammed the home batsmen for their poor shot selection which cost them the match.

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Verizon simplifies prepaid offerings, introduces new 2 GB plan

American telecom operator Verizon Wireless today said it will price the new 2 GB prepaid plan at $40 per month ensuring data connectivity for the full month. The new plan also features high-speed data carry forward, which means that if you pay on time, any high-speed data leftover from the previous month will be carried forward and will become available to use in the following month.

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Scientists discover 7 possibly Earth-like planets orbiting small star

NASA is poised to release major findings on "discovery beyond our solar system", sparking scientists, space buffs and conspiracy theorists to ask, could we finally have found life beyond our own planet? "The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second Earth is not just a matter of 'if, ' but 'when, '" said Thomas Zurbuchen , associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA in a conference Wednesday.

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UPS Tries Arming Its Brown-Clad Drivers With an Octocopter Drone

UPS is one of several e-commerce and delivery companies experimenting with drones as a way to reduce delivery times and access difficult-to-reach locations more efficiently. Inside the nest is a Workhorse HorseFly autonomous drone with the ability to fly for 30 minutes and carry 10 pounds worth of packages. Workhorse built both the drone and the electric UPS package auto used in the test.

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Famine strikes in South Sudan, as people in four countries face starvation

South Sudan has been in the grip of a brutal civil war for more than three years, with more than 10,000 already dead. War broke out just two years after the country gained independence, leaving tens of thousands of people dead and forcing more than 2.4 million others to flee their homes.

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WhatsApp Status gets a huge refresh, becomes similar to Snapchat Stories

You can spice things up by doodling on your creation, or adding things like emoji and text. As soon as a user opens the new Status tab, you'll see updates from friends and family who are WhatsApp users in the address book. or Only share with . as well. With the revamped feature, you can share photos, videos, and GIFs and punch them up with emojis, text and drawings. WhatApp at the moment has 1.2 billion users and approximately 60 billion messages are sent daily.

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BlackBerry Reportedly Files Patent-Infringement Suit Against Nokia

Nokia provides products to T-Mobile, AT&T and others in the U.S. for the LTE and UTRAN networks, said BlackBerry . On 14th February, BlackBerry filed a suit with a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, alleging Nokia of infringing on 11 patents , across a wide range of mobile networking products.

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Bellandur Lake fire: Residents rage on Twitter

The Twitter handle of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) East division in Bengaluru posted pictures that showed scary smoke surrounding the lake and the residential areas around it. "The Bengaluru Development Authority had taken up the initiative to restore the lake in January this year but so far no work had started", he said.

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Oceans losing oxygen, harming marine life

Warm surface waters take up less oxygen than cold waters. The paper was authored by researchers from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, and found that the oceans of the world have lost more than two percent of their oxygen content between 1960 and 2010.

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Lamborghini Recalls Ultra-Rare Veneno Supercar, Aventador Due To Fire Risk

Pricing for some of the recalled Aventadors starts at around $400,000, while the rare Veneno cost an upwards of $4 million, CNN reports. A number of Lamborghini supercars are now facing recall due to a possible risk of fire. The carmaker just revealed that there is a fault in the fuel system of the vehicle and that can actually lead on to fire if not managed properly. Combined with "particular maneuvers" such as "engine over-revving at idle", fuel vapors could contact hot gasses and lead ...

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ISRO Sets World Record With 104 Satellite Rocket Launch

Already three are in the orbit and two more will be launched. The Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) has been doing a wonderful job, achieving some historic feats over the past few years. Last June, India set a national record after it successfully launched a rocket carrying 20 satellites, including 13 from the US. The PSLV rocket also carried an earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series weighing 714 kg.

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Former Sunderland Striker Asamoah Gyan Punished For Having 'Unethical Hair'

Suhail Al-Mansoori of Al Wahda recently told he would have to cut his curly perm while in 2012 Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Waleed Abdullah was told to cut his "un-Islamic hair" before a match. The warning letters sent to players are part of a move to prevent the footballers from influencing children. Ahdaaf says that dozens of other players are in trouble, including Suhail al-Mansoori, who boasts an nearly identical barnet to Abdulrahman, prompting even more confusion over the guidelines.

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Pence swears in VA, Small Business Administration heads

McMahon's ties to Trump are the oddest of the lot: at the culmination of a staged feud, Trump once body-slammed her husband, legendary wrestling promoter Vince McMahon, and shaved his head in the middle of a wrestling ring on live television.

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Smart Transitions to Electric Only For North America

That, Smart said, is a reflection of "challenges" in the super-compact's segment. The news was first reported by Reuters , and SlashGear has reviewed the letter Smart distributed to North American dealerships. Industry trade journal Automotive News reports production of the USA -spec, gasoline-powered Fortwo is scheduled to stop in April. A quick peek at Smart's sales figures shows the writing on the wall.

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Here's Why Verizon Is Bringing Back The Unlimited Plan

The offer includes $80 monthly plan for unlimited data. The T-Mobile One plan costs $70 a month, including taxes and fees. Verizon concedes that after 22 gigabytes of data use per month, it will "prioritize usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion".