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Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

Sheppard said these moons were probably objects that formed near Jupiter during the early days of the solar system and were "captured" by the planet's strong gravitational pull. The smallest moon is just over a half-mile across, while the largest is about three miles in diameter. The researchers proposed naming the unique find Valetudo after the Roman god Jupiter's great-grandaughter.

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Researchers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Most likely to be pieces of a once larger moon that was broken up in orbit, they take almost a year to complete a lap around Jupiter . Astronomers are still finding moons at Jupiter, 400 years after Galileo used his spyglass to spot the first ones.

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Hurricane Chris is rapidly strengthening, storm east of Cape Hatteras

The storm became more organized Tuesday with a well-defined eye appearing. "It's going to start raining later on this morning and the intensity's going to pick up this afternoon, and everything should be starting to diminish by midnight anyway, and definitely done by Friday morning", Batten said.

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Power outages, flooding hits Puerto Rico, USVI amid storms

Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the rains are likely to continue for another 10 to 12 hours, hitting hardest in the east. By Tuesday, the storm is forecast to degenerate but could still produce some gusty winds and heavy rain over Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

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Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane

An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft dispatched into the center of the storm found that sustained winds are near 40 mph, and extend up to 60 miles from the center of the storm. "People are very aware, and they want to be prepared", Colon said. But since then the anomalously cooler tropical Atlantic has come into focus, with Klotzbach himself saying that "Prospects for a second straight busy hurricane season have diminished markedly" as a result of the cooler than normal seas.

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Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman: Oklahoma voters still support Scott Pruitt

President Donald Trump's tweet on Thursday that EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigned may have prompted some to celebrate. Instead he took the opportunity to declare his loyalty to Trump and any of his future pursuits. Inhofe expressed his support for his former staffer on Thursday, calling Wheeler "the ideal choice" to serve as acting EPA administrator. The article repeats similar refrains: Wheeler is a carbon copy of Pruitt, just with more Washington connections.

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Perth zookeeper's heartfelt tribute after world's oldest orangutan dies

Female orangutans rarely live beyond 50 in the wild. "Puan taught me patience, she taught me that natural and wild instincts never disappear in captivity. "As hard as it was for us, it was the right thing to do", Martina Hart added. Buan was treated to the sight of Sumatran orangutans, which, to date, there are about 14.6 thousand.

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US, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

An Odisha-based miniature artist named L Eswar Rao has created miniature Fifa World Cup 2018 trophy on a pencil and on crayon. The governor said some 10,000 fans are expected to travel from Britain to Russian Federation for the World Cup .

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Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

The change is even more dramatic in storms that have made landfall from the North Atlantic - they're moving 20 percent slower. This isn't about how powerful a storm's winds are, just how fast it chugs along. "Nothing good comes out of a slowing storm", Dr Kossin told National Geographic. Dr Kossin said more rain was also falling during cyclones, and there was evidence that tropical cyclones were migrating more towards the poles.

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SpaceX Postpones Launch of SES-12 satellite

SpaceX has indicated it won't launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year as previously announced, the latest sign that technical and production challenges are disrupting founder Elon Musk's ambitious plans for human exploration of the solar system.

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Anti-Sustainability: Trump Orders DoE to Keep Fading US Coal Industry Alive

At the same time, hackers from criminal groups and hostile regimes are growing increasingly sophisticated in how they target weak spots. Under the directive, Perry would require grid operators to buy electricity from ailing nuclear and coal-fired power plants to keep them from being shuttered.

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A mistake to nationalize Trans Mountain pipeline

Many more protests are expected as anger at the government's pipeline purchase exploded this week. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Ottawa's plan to buy the pipeline for $4.5 billion. Companies that have already invested heavily in the oilsands will continue to mine bitumen at nearly any price in an effort to offset their fixed costs.

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M&S to Close More Than 100 Stores Amid Online Push

When Archie Norman was brought in as chairman in September, he said bluntly that "M&S has been drifting and under-fulfilling its promise not for five, 10 but for 15 years". Operationally, M&S said it will reposition the Food business in the year ahead to become more "relevant". He added: "There are a number of structural issues to address and we are taking steps towards fixing these".

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PayPal is buying payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO

However, all of them will be now reporting to Paypal's COO Bill Ready. The acquisition - PayPal's largest ever - will expand PayPal's in-store presence, enabling it to reach small businesses around the world through its merchant services offering.

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Fortnite to Finally Add Jetpacks?

If and when Epic does announce a Fortnite competitive mode, you'll be the first to know. Cumulative scores will then be generated from across the player's' 50 matches. The remaining 50 will get 7,500 V-Bucks. So, the prizes are worth playing for. Epic Games hasn't confirmed anything about this so far which means that we'll have to wait in order to find out whether or not Fortnite is actually getting a competitive mode.

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Nintendo Announces 'Mario Tennis Aces' Pre-Launch Tournament Demo

Nintendo announced that Japan is getting a pre-release online tournament for Mario Tennis Aces before its release, and it'll take place at the start of June with a save data bonus for the game. We see the dark spirit enveloping Luigi and taking him over, transforming him into a kind of evil metallic version of himself. Mario Tennis Aces launches exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on June 22 .

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Asteroid as big as football field will fly by Earth

The asteroid 2010 WC9 was temporarily lost after it was spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS), a space project backed by NASA's Near Earth Object Observation Program (NEOO), in November 2010. Now, imagine the damage that could be done by an asteroid the size of a house entering the atmosphere at more than 45,000 km/h. They lost it in 20 days and were neither able to determine the asteroid's complete orbit nor predict when it might make a comeback.

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The business potential of Google's new voice capabilities

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the company is working hard to make sure it gets Duplex right before it launches, so it'll be quite a while before the feature debuts in full. Big tech is facing unprecedented scrutiny for the addictive nature of apps and devices, mass accumulation of personal data, skyrocketing wealth from digital advertising and growing societal repercussions, such as job loss, from advances in artificial intelligence .

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Steam-driven blasts at Hawaii volcano could shower island with huge rocks - USGS

An influx of water inside could cause steam-driven explosions. The USGS warned that more violent eruptions could shoot "ballistic blocks" weighing up to several tons for a kilometre (0.6 miles), spew pebble-sized rocks several miles and cover dozens of miles with ash.

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US, allies working to address Iran nuclear deal shortcomings : Mattis

A telephone survey of 1,003 Iranians conducted in April by IranPoll, a Toronto-based firm, found 67 per cent of respondents felt the country should "retaliate" if the USA violated the nuclear deal. "It is absolutely incumbent upon our government to do everything we can to make sure Americans are not left behind, and that we bring the Americans who are detained there home , that we find Robert Levinson and bring him home", Sherman said during a call with reporters arranged by the group ...

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Iran targets Israeli bases across Syrian frontier, Israel pounds Syria

The Syrian air defenses responded to Israeli missile attack after midnight in the southern province of Qunaitera, state TV reported early Thursday. Separately, Israel is deeply concerned over Iran's presence in Syria , where Tehran, like Moscow, backs President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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Project Kinect for Azure is Microsoft's AI sensor gift to devs

For those that use Power BI, there is new support coming for visualizations in Excel; it is now possible to extend custom visuals created for Power BI to be used in Excel. Microsoft's annual developer conference is today, called Build. Meanwhile, Microsoft's fast-growing Azure Cosmos DB is getting updates such as new multi-master capabilities (supporting cloud and edge) and enhanced security through the general availability of support for Microsoft's Virtual Network (VNet) service.

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IPhone X replacements given green-light for Face ID fails

In a leaked internal document obtained by Mac Rumors , the Cupertino giant has warned Apple Authorized Service Providers that iOS 11 .3 and iOS 11.3.1 has been plaguing some devices . Now it seems that the tide is turning as the most expensive phone was the world's best-selling smartphone in the first-quarter of 2018, according to Strategy Analytics.

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Adobe Systems (ADBE) Lifted to Buy at ValuEngine

The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 55.16%. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink . Vision Cap invested in 8,949 shares. "Buy" rating has 17, "Sell" are 0, while 4 are "Hold". Therefore 64% are positive. ADBE is raking in trailing 12 months revenue which is around 2.08 billion.

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Xiaomi files for IPO in Hong Kong, world's biggest debut since 2014

The listing is expected to raise about USD 10 billion via the public offering, giving Beijing-based Xiaomi a market value of between USD 80 billion and USD 100 billion, people familiar with the plans told Reuters . Xiaomi is an "Internet and technology firm" rather than a smartphone vendor, and has limited the margin of hardware products to 5 percent, said Lei Jun, chief executive and founder of Xiaomi .