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Giant tortoise feared extinct for over 100 years found on Galapagos Islands (PHOTOS)

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A species of giant tortoise thought to have gone extinct over a century ago was found on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, stunning researchers and bringing hope to conservationists. According to Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment, the female Fernandina Giant Tortoise found Sunday is likely over 100 years old. While genetic tests are still being Read More

Venezuela closes border with Brazil, may do the same at Colombia border – Maduro

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Starting Thursday evening, Venezuela is closing its border with Brazil, President Nicolas Maduro has announced. He added the same measure may apply to the border with Colombia, though he does not want to order it. The Venezuelan military was ordered to enforce the travel ban in airspace and on the sea until further notice, Maduro Read More

Staggering discovery reveals moon lies INSIDE Earth’s atmosphere

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The Earth’s atmosphere is much bigger than previously thought, extending far beyond the Moon, a team of scientists have revealed. The amazing discovery was made thanks to data that has been sitting unexamined for over 20 years. We now know that the atmosphere surrounding our planet stretches 630,000km (391,464 miles) away and is 50 times Read More

‘Not an atomic bomb’: Huawei founder thanks Trump for helping to ‘promote’ 5G technology

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The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei has thanked the Trump administration for helping him to “promote” 5G technology in advance of an expected ban on the company operating in the US over concerns about “national security.” During an interview on CBS This Morning, Ren Zhengfei said, with a hint of sarcasm, that US officials Read More

Musk’s ambitious new ‘Starship’ project might be undone… by bird poop

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SpaceX’s new launch vehicle system, called Starship, will replace its current rockets, and may be the first craft to bring humans to Mars. The high tech ship has one potential weakness, however: bird poop. Starship will reportedly be fully reusable and extremely cheap to launch. Musk has made the rather bold claim that round-trip tickets Read More

Burnt tires & scuffles with police as pro-independence protests grip Catalonia (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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Pro-independence activists in Catalonia are venting their anger at Madrid’s trial of the region’s provincial leaders. Baton-wielding police scuffled with some of the demonstrators as people also blocked roads and set tires ablaze. The group behind the protest is called the Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDRs) and has been involved in demonstrations Read More

Man drinks himself to death in desperate bid for livestream fame

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A man in China has died after he had spent three months drinking large volumes of liquids, including cooking oil, as part of an ill-fated bid for fame on a livestreaming app. The man, who has been identified as Chu, reportedly died on December 31, soon after livestreaming himself drinking alcohol at a supermarket in Read More

Smallpox bioterrorist attack could devastate planet for 10 years

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In August 2018, Australian scientists launched a complex international simulation dubbed, ‘Exercise Mataika’, which investigated a ‘worst-case scenario’ for a smallpox bioterrorist attack and the results are horrifying. Smallpox, one of the most infectious diseases known to man, was officially eradicated in 1980, but two officially known samples of the disease are held in secure Read More

Flights resume at Dublin Airport after drone sighting

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Dublin Airport was forced to temporarily suspend flights after a drone was spotted over the airfield. A pilot reported a drone sighting to air traffic controllers at about 11.30am, causing flights to be suspended for half an hour. Flights resumed shortly after noon, as there had been no further sightings. Read More

Dublin Airport suspends flights after drone sighting

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Dublin Airport was forced to temporarily suspend flights after a drone was spotted over the airfield. The airport said flights were delayed for “safety reasons” and passengers should check their airline’s website for updates. Passenger David Harrison tweeted he was sat on a plane on the airport’s runway following the drone sighting – but later Read More