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  • Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipeline

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump’s… The post Groups want details on Trump’s approval of Keystone pipeline appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Temperature rises above freezing near North Pole, as frigid air slinks toward Europe

    The temperature at a weather station at the very top of Greenland, at one of the closest points of any land mass to the North Pole, has risen above the freezing mark of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0 degrees Celsius, during the past two days.  This is an unusual, though not unheard of, occurrence, and it illustrates the extreme weather pattern currently unfolding in the Northern Hemisphere.  Right now, unusually high temperatures are flooding the Arctic from the Pacific side to the North Atlantic...

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  • Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain’s summit. Before and after images from Indonesia’s Center for Volcanology… The post Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Turn your smartphone camera into a microscope with this 3D-printed accessory

    OK, so you can't bring a microscope everywhere with you. But you can certainly take this 3D-printed version, designed to clip onto your smartphone and work with its camera. SEE ALSO: Put your vital signs on show with this ultrathin, stick-on skin display The device was developed by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at Australia's RMIT University, and is the subject of a paper in Scientific Reports. Requiring no external power or lighting source, the...

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  • WATCH: Home surveillance shows a cougar walking up to a couple's window in Wisconsin

    Researchers say that in its very early stages, a blood test has diagnosed autism with 92 percent accuracy.

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  • Volcano in Indonesia unleashes massive explosion

    Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has been erupting for about the past five years now, displacing tens of thousands as it sends debris flows toward populated areas. On Feb. 19, the volcano unleashed a far more explosive eruption that vaulted smoke and ash more than 25,000 feet into the air, prompting aviation alerts for aircraft to steer clear of the area.  The eruption, which occurred on the island of North Sumatra, was caught on video by residents of Berestagi, which is about 15 miles to the west of...

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  • Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

    YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers say they’re working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. The Whydah (WIH’-duh)… The post Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system “is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world,” but is threatened by pollution. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda… The post Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in Mexico appeared first on WTOP.

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  • British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 38 years

    LONDON (AP) — A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology’s ability to… The post British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 38 years appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.… The post Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Human beings on brink of achieving IMMORTALITY by year 2050, expert reveals

    IMMORTALITY has been the regarded as mythology and science fiction for years but now human beings are close to defying death due to several major scientific breakthroughs which will give humans a plethora of choice on how to live forever by the year 2050, according to a top futurologist.

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  • Researchers discover hidden details lurking beneath a Picasso masterpiece

    There are many layers to great art — sometimes literally.  We are reminded of this fact by researchers at the Art Institute of Chicago's Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts, who have revealed hidden details lurking beneath the Pablo Picasso masterpiece "La miséreuse accroupie." SEE ALSO: This app tells you which museum art you look like and it's way too real While the presence of another artwork — specifically, a painting of the Catalan countryside by a different artist — below Picasso's...

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  • America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care

    Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.

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  • Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

    NEW YORK (AP) - For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their...

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  • Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

    NEW YORK (AP) — For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears. New York City’s medical… The post Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Why standing more every day could improve your health

    ​Women burn 0.1 calories per minute more while standing than they do when sitting.

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  • Why standing more every day could improve your health

    ​Women burn 0.1 calories per minute more while standing than they do when sitting.

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  • What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

    A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The post What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 8 Insane Scientific Reasons Why Water = Life (Paid content by Culligan)

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  • Science sheds light on exactly what causes Aurora Borealis

    ​The awe-inspiring red, purple and green lights can be seen when solar winds blow through the planet's magnetosphere​.

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  • Science sheds light on exactly what causes Aurora Borealis

    ​The awe-inspiring red, purple and green lights can be seen when solar winds blow through the planet's magnetosphere​.

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  • NASA believes its supersonic X-Plane will slice our cross-country flight times in half

    Most of the pricey machines NASA outlined in a 2019 budget proposal this week — a 32-story mega-rocket, moon landers, and Mars rover — will be launched to Earth's orbit or beyond.  But aside from those big-ticket items, the space agency's budget also requests funding for a curious airplane that currently exists only in sketches and the minds of NASA engineers: The X-Plane.  This aircraft is designed to travel faster than the speed of sound, and to do so relatively quietly, without sending sonic...

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  • We’re a step closer to making real-life lightsabers

    Scientists have brought lightsabers one step closer to reality, by creating a new type of “interactive” light. Normally, light beams simply pass through each other, but researchers have found a way to get photons – which emit light – to interact with each other. It sounds complicated, but it’s actually a simple concept. First, imagine...

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  • Officials: Math teacher stopped showing up after bomb threat

    NEW YORK (AP) — School officials say an ex-teacher worked at Harlem Prep High School from 2016 until he stopped showing up after a bomb threat. Christian Toro worked for Democracy Prep charter schools as… The post Officials: Math teacher stopped showing up after bomb threat appeared first on WTOP.

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