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These Foods Look Completely Different in Space

These Foods Look Completely Different in Space

How would your favorite meal look in space?
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This Startup is 3D-Printing Affordable Homes Made Entirely of Clay

This Startup is 3D-Printing Affordable Homes Made Entirely of Clay

Would you want to live in a 3D printed house?
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Parker Solar Probe Mission

Parker Solar Probe Mission

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the Sun, has sent back a "spectacular trove" of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere. Videographic on the Parker Solar Probe mission to the Sun.
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How the Murder of 132 Slaves Helped End the Slave Trade

How the Murder of 132 Slaves Helped End the Slave Trade

The history of slavery is full of heartless and cruel stories, but one heinous case forced the action needed to end the British slave trade.
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Fossilized Megalodon tooth found in flooded cavern in Mexico

Fossilized Megalodon tooth found in flooded cavern in Mexico

Researchers found at least 13 prehistoric shark teeth during a diving expedition in the Xoc cenote, a flooded cave in the Mexican city of Merida.
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Researchers create noninvasive interface that directly links human brains

Researchers create noninvasive interface that directly links human brains

Researchers have created the first brain to brain interface that can link three people and allow two-way communication using only their mind.
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New Delhi starts car rationing to clean up toxic air

New Delhi starts car rationing to clean up toxic air

New Delhi is set to combat toxic smog in the city by banning cars with odd and even number plates on alternating days starting from November 4 to November 15. Those who ignore the order will be fined 4,000 rupees, or roughly US$56, BBC News reports.
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International Space Station

International Space Station

Launch of SpaceX CRS-19 ISS resupply mission. Videographic illustrating the International Space Station.
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China dumped 27 percent more waste into the ocean in 2018

China dumped 27 percent more waste into the ocean in 2018

China discarded 200.7 million cubic meters of waste into its coastal waters in 2018.In a briefing on October 29, China's environmental ministry said that this is a 27 percent increase from 2017 and the highest level in at least a decade.
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A quarter of all pigs could die from swine fever

A quarter of all pigs could die from swine fever

Mark Schipp, vice president of the World Organization for Animal Health, stated in a press conference on October 31 that roughly a quarter of the pig population worldwide is expected to die off as a result of the spread of African swine fever.
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Studies suggest measles may give the body "immune amnesia" by destroying immune memory cells

Studies suggest measles may give the body "immune amnesia" by destroying immune memory cells

Scientists have found that measles is a lot more devastating to the immune system than previously thought.The Guardian reports that the body has two key lines of immune response in dealing with viruses.
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What Would Happen If The Earth Stopped Spinning?

What Would Happen If The Earth Stopped Spinning?

Earth is always turning, but what if someone threw on the planet's emergency brake and brought everything to a sudden stop? It would be bad.
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Melting ice caps

Melting ice caps

Videographic illustrating melting ice caps. This decade is set to be the hottest in history, the United Nations said Tuesday in an annual assessment outlining the ways in which climate change is outpacing humanity's ability to adapt to it.
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Permafrost

Permafrost

Videographic on permafrost. This decade is set to be the hottest in history, the United Nations said Tuesday in an annual assessment outlining the ways in which climate change is outpacing humanity's ability to adapt to it. Accompanies various vid...
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The power of dams

The power of dams

Videographic illustrating the role played by the world's dams in renewable energy. Ethiopia's construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply.
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The spark behind the electric car

The spark behind the electric car

Videographic showing how electric cars work. China should adopt a plan that will see electric vehicles make up a quarter of all autos sold in the country in six years' time, the industry ministry said Tuesday, as the sector struggles with falling ...
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Impeachment

Impeachment

Videographic on impeachment. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday at which experts will weigh whether US President Donald Trump's alleged wrongdoing in pressuring Ukraine to investigate domestic political foe Joe Biden me...
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The Moon

The Moon

Videographic on the Moon. India's Vikram lunar lander, which crashed on its final approach to the Moon's surface in September, has been found thanks in part to the sleuthing efforts of an amateur space enthusiast.
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Rats Learned to Drive Tiny Cars to Cope with Their Stress

Rats Learned to Drive Tiny Cars to Cope with Their Stress

How learning a new skill can affect your stress levels?
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What If We Dumped Our Trash in Space? | Unveiled

What If We Dumped Our Trash in Space? | Unveiled

Our trash is now affecting every conceivable corner of the globe. A 2019 mission to the deepest point on Earth, the Marianas trench, even revealed candy wrappers and a plastic bag floating at the bottom of it... In this video, Unveiled looks at on...
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What If Humans Were the Only Living Things on Earth? | Unveiled

What If Humans Were the Only Living Things on Earth? | Unveiled

What if everything that isn't human suddenly disappeared? In this video, Unveiled imagines an alternate world where humans are the only living things left on Earth. No animals... No plants... No bacteria... Only human beings! How long could the hu...
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Why is NASA Going Back to the Moon? | Unveiled

Why is NASA Going Back to the Moon? | Unveiled

When Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the lunar surface in July 1969, it could’ve been a breakthrough moment leading to decades of human exploration... Instead, humanity quickly lost interest in the moon, and nobody has returned for generati...
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What If You Traveled Through The Oort Cloud? | Unveiled

What If You Traveled Through The Oort Cloud? | Unveiled

Humanity dreams of one day visiting distant star systems and alien planets. But to do so, we'll have to break through the mysterious Oort cloud. So, what awaits us in the darkest confines of our solar system? In this video, Unveiled takes a tour a...
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How White Holes Work | Unveiled

How White Holes Work | Unveiled

Black holes are among the strangest structures in all of space; vast and mysterious with powerful singularities where the rules of physics fall apart. And yet, their currently hypothetical counterparts are perhaps even stranger still! In this vide...
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What If Earth Lost Its Atmosphere? | Unveiled

What If Earth Lost Its Atmosphere? | Unveiled

Earth's atmosphere is vital for life to survive. So, what would happen if it was suddenly taken away from us? In this video, Unveiled discovers how the Earth would change if it was robbed of its atmosphere. We're talking no more oxygen... no more ...
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The Highest Energy Cosmic Ray Ever Seen | Unveiled

The Highest Energy Cosmic Ray Ever Seen | Unveiled

The Earth is bombarded with cosmic rays every single day... but some are more powerful than others! For this video, Unveiled investigates the incredible true story behind the highest-energy cosmic ray we've ever seen! When it was discovered in the...
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Surprising Ways Earth Could Survive Asteroid Strike | Unveiled

Surprising Ways Earth Could Survive Asteroid Strike | Unveiled

It’s widely held that it was an asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs; a hurtling hunk of space rock that, around 66 million years ago, crashed into Earth and rewrote the ecosystems of an entire planet. Today, an asteroid impact is still something we...
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NATO

NATO

Videographic looking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO marks its 70th birthday at a summit on Tuesday but the celebration could well turn into an arena of political combat between the alliance's feuding leaders.
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Guns in the US

Guns in the US

Videographic on gun control in the US. The US Supreme Court will address gun control on Monday for the first time in nearly 10 years with a majority of justices seen as supporting the rights of people who own firearms.
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Vaccination and the immune system

Vaccination and the immune system

Videographic explaining how vaccinations work. Samoa ordered a government shutdown to help combat a devastating measles outbreak Monday, as five more children succumbed to the virus, lifting the death toll in the tiny Pacific nation to 53.
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Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Videographic on hurricanes. Tens of thousands of people sheltered in evacuation centres as powerful Typhoon Kammuri barreled towards the Philippines on Monday, disrupting plans for the Southeast Asian Games events near the capital Manila.
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Adapting city life to climate change

Adapting city life to climate change

Videographic showing how cities can respond to heat waves. Confronted with a climate crisis threatening civilisation, humanity much choose between hope and surrender, UN chief Antonio Guterres told the opening plenary of the UN COP25 climate confe...
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Climate change scenarios

Climate change scenarios

Videographic on climate change. Confronted with a climate crisis threatening civilisation, humanity much choose between hope and surrender, UN chief Antonio Guterres told the opening plenary of the UN COP25 climate conference Tuesday.
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What is Nato?

What is Nato?

An explainer on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or Nato
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NASA planning orbiter mission to Pluto

NASA planning orbiter mission to Pluto

NASA has commissioned Southwest Research Institute to study the possibility and the cost of a long-term Pluto orbiter mission.
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At least 45,000 Android devices infected with unremovable malware

At least 45,000 Android devices infected with unremovable malware

Researchers at cybersecurity firms Malwarebytes and Symantec have uncovered an Android trojan called xHelper that is able to reinstall itself even after users have uninstalled it.
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Researchers track Otzi the Iceman's last journey using moss

Researchers track Otzi the Iceman's last journey using moss

Frozen plant species buried with Otzi the Iceman has allowed scientists to trace the unusual route he took before his death.Otzi the Iceman was a hunter who died in the Alps 5,300 years ago.
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New study suggests exposure to sunlight could alter gut microbiome in humans.

New study suggests exposure to sunlight could alter gut microbiome in humans.

Exposure to ultraviolet rays may increase biodiversity of the gut microbiome in humans.
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Formula 1 driver protection

Formula 1 driver protection

Videographic showing safety measures in place to protect Formula 1 racing drivers. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is on Sunday.
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Formula One Pit Stops

Formula One Pit Stops

Videographic on how pit stops can make or break a race. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is on Sunday.
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Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Deforestation: a catastrophe in the waiting

Videographic on deforestation.Brazil on Thursday released revised statistics showing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest surpassed 10,000 square kilometres (3,860 square miles) in the year to July 2019, the highest in more than a decade.
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Marine transport: harnessing the power of the wind

Marine transport: harnessing the power of the wind

Videographic on the technology that could make it possible for vessels to harness the power of the wind and reduce emissions. The cruise industry, long criticised for polluting the environment, is slowly trying to go greener by exploring new techn...
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The importance of ice shelves

The importance of ice shelves

Videographic looking at the importance of ice shelves. To accompany a series of AFP features moved on Antarctica and tourism.
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Modern human origin traced to northern Botswana

Modern human origin traced to northern Botswana

New research published in the journal Nature suggests that modern humans descended from the region south of the Zambezi River, spanning northern Botswana into parts of Namibia and Zimbabwe, in southern Africa.
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Study triples estimates of people at risk of sea level rise

Study triples estimates of people at risk of sea level rise

New research has found that rising sea levels will be more of a threat to the world's coastal cities than previously thought.
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How dogs smell

How dogs smell

How dogs smell. The death toll from the most powerful earthquake to strike Albania in decades rose to 40 on Thursday after more bodies were pulled from the wreckage overnight in a tragedy that has wiped out whole families. With the help of dogs an...
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Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Videographic examining snow and snowflakes. A pair of storms packing heavy snow and hurricane-force winds left tens of thousands without power in the United States and wreaked havoc for Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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