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There they will undergo a longer medical exam and then be flown either to Moscow or Houston. According to the Russian agency TASS, that ball will be also used in the opening match of the World Cup, on June 14, in Moscow, although the information has not yet been confirmed by Federation Internationale de Football Association.
  • Scientists discover 240 million years old lizard fossil, the ultimate survivor

    Scientists discover 240 million years old lizard fossil, the ultimate survivor

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    The 240-million-year-old fossil, Megachirella wachtleri , is the most ancient ancestor of all modern lizards and snakes , known as squamates , according to researchers including those from the University of Bristol in the UK. A new research conducted by a team of scientists revealed what is called today "the mother of all lizards ". Simões concludes that the information they got from the fossil can help them understand the transition "from general reptile features to more ...
  • Lions, tigers, jaguar escape German zoo

    Lions, tigers, jaguar escape German zoo

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    A flood-hit German town was locked down for several hours Friday over fears that five unsafe big cats had escaped a local zoo before they were found hiding in their soggy enclosures. The storm had caused widespread devastation in the region, where many residents were Friday clearing muddy water from their cellars and removing downed trees.
  • EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste

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    The proposals do not set targets for European Union countries to reduce the use of plastic cups and food containers , it said. European Green Party lawmaker Monica Frassoni also welcomed the initiative and said: 'The scale of the problem means that we can not rely on individual European countries to take action and must instead find a Europe-wide response'.
  • 'Certainty is increased': Notley on federal plan to buy Trans Mountain expansion

    'Certainty is increased': Notley on federal plan to buy Trans Mountain expansion

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    Another woman was pro-pipeline, and didn't mind that her tax dollars contributed to it if it meant the project would be completed. "This is no way to operate in a globally competitive world and expect to maintain our quality of life". "The federal government has made a choice that was motivated by the decisions of a private company that gave a deadline not to me, not to BC, but to stakeholders".
  • Canada to buy Kinder Morgan pipeline project assets

    Canada to buy Kinder Morgan pipeline project assets

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    Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, said that this is an investment in Canada's future. "So our message today is simple: when we are faced with an exceptional situation that puts jobs at risk, that puts our worldwide reputation on the line, our government is prepared to take action", he said.
  • Odd 'wolf-like' creature shot and killed in Montana

    Odd 'wolf-like' creature shot and killed in Montana

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    Wolf management specialist for Montana FWP, Ty Smucker, said that several things about the animal were odd. "We have no idea what this was until we get a DNA report back", Bruce Auchly spokesman for the Department, told the Great Falls Tribune .
  • Alberto forecast: More rain to hit South Florida Monday night

    Alberto forecast: More rain to hit South Florida Monday night

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    As of 7 a.m., subtropical storm Alberto was about 100 miles south-southeast of Destin, according to the National Hurricane Center . "Rainfall and flooding potential will increase across the US Gulf Coast region and over much of the southeastern United States beginning Sunday and will continue into next week".
  • Flash flood watch issued for Triangle ahead of Alberto's downpours

    Flash flood watch issued for Triangle ahead of Alberto's downpours

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    According to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss, the storm will stay away from North Carolina in terms of direct impacts, bringing possible heavy showers and thunderstorms to the state on Monday and Tuesday . Then by later Monday, the main moisture feed - the tail of Alberto - is forecast by the computer models to move back over us as the center of the storm goes ashore in the panhandle.
  • Thousands evacuate as Alberto bears down on northern Gulf Coast

    Thousands evacuate as Alberto bears down on northern Gulf Coast

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    Subtropical storm Alberto's course shifted slightly westward as it approached the Gulf Coast on Sunday . Strong onshore winds may bring higher than normal water levels along the coast which could create coastal flooding. As of the 5 PM advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the center of Alberto is roughly 120 miles south of Apalachicola. A tropical storm warning was discontinued from Florida's Anclote River to the Suwannee River.
  • Hurricane season 2018 predictions: how bad will we get hit this year?

    Hurricane season 2018 predictions: how bad will we get hit this year?

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    But, NOAA is seeing the signal for a season that is either "normal" or "above normal". And while Xie and his team can not forecast where a hurricane will strike, he says their seasonal forecasts should be used to plan ahead He says the preseason forecast is a warm-up for people to pay attention to the actual forecasts from the National Hurricane Center .
  • Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86

    Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86

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    He flew into space on his first mission in 1969 aboard the Apollo 12 on NASA's second moon landing. Bean returned to space in 1973, as the commander of NASA's second crewed flight to the U.S.' first space station, Skylab . Astronaut Hall of Fame. Bean was a Navy test pilot before being selected to become an astronaut in 1963. Leslie Bean, Alan Bean's wife of 40 years, said her husband was the strongest and kindest man she ever knew.
  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Rocket From Vandenberg

    SpaceX Successfully Launches Rocket From Vandenberg

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    Ingalls included a picture of the camera in his Facebook post along with the photos that it captured, including one while the camera was being burned. But he discovered one DSLR, positioned outside the pad perimeter, melted. "Once the fire reached the camera, it was quickly engulfed. It could, which is how we can see the fire approaching the camera".
  • In Antarctica found the entire planet at risk

    In Antarctica found the entire planet at risk

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    In their report recently published in a journal titled Geophysical Research Letters , scientists from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom say that the canyons serve to control the flow of ice. Ice flows away from this ridge either out towards to the Weddell Sea in the east or the Ross Sea in the west. "If the ice sheet thins or retreats, these topographically-controlled corridors could facilitate enhanced flow of ice further inland, and could lead to the West Antarctic ice divide ...
  • When the dinosaurs died, so did forests-and tree-dwelling birds

    When the dinosaurs died, so did forests-and tree-dwelling birds

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    If the same asteroid struck this afternoon, it would be lights out for humankind. "The end-Cretaceous event is the fifth mass extinction - we're in the sixth", said Dunn. Forest fires broke out all over the world. Findings from a newly published study goes to show the dangers of burning fossil fuels and polluting the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.
  • Pluto, Solar System's dwarf planet could in fact be a giant comet

    Pluto, Solar System's dwarf planet could in fact be a giant comet

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    In fact, it took until the 2015 New Horizons mission for scientists to identify Pluto's Heart, also known as the Tombaugh Regio, a 990-mile-wide heart-shaped area of lighter material on Pluto's surface. At its heart, Pluto may be a huge comet. But the researchers' explanation for the missing carbon dioxide is that it was either destroyed by liquid water or it's potentially trapped under Pluto's surface.
  • Pipeline decision too close to chastise BC at western premiers meeting: Notley

    Pipeline decision too close to chastise BC at western premiers meeting: Notley

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    Kinder Morgan has given until May 31 to receive certainty on the ability for it to complete the project, for which it has federal approval, in a timely manner. Before he left for the meeting, Horgan said he didn't expect tensions over the pipeline to dominate discussions among the premiers. Hoffman told reporters on Wednesday in Yellowknife she agrees with those initiatives, "but pharmacare doesn't grow on trees".
  • As CO2 Levels Rise, Rice Becomes Less Nutritious

    As CO2 Levels Rise, Rice Becomes Less Nutritious

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    The researchers found that rice grown under higher concentrations of carbon dioxide had lower levels of iron, zinc, protein and B vitamins. Current concentrations are about 410 parts per million, but they're growing at about 2 parts per million every year - and could reach the study's levels in the later part of this century.
  • Sebastian, Vero Beach to get minimal impact from Tropical Storm Alberto

    Sebastian, Vero Beach to get minimal impact from Tropical Storm Alberto

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    Alberto , with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, is moving east at 2 miles per hour near the Yucatan Peninsula and is forecast to begin moving north Friday night. Alberto is forecast to gain speed this weekend and track to the northeast on Saturday before turning back northwest on Sunday. Per the latest models, the storm is expected to head in a northeastern direction before making a sharp western turn.
  • Tropical depression formation expected Saturday

    Tropical depression formation expected Saturday

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    Friday update. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Subtropical Storm Alberto is East of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is producing widespread, but disorganized, shower and thunderstorm activity. Subtropical storms also have maximum winds far from the center, rather than clustered tightly around the center like a tropical storm. The coastal Carolinas and southern Florida are expected to have more rain.
  • Latest Ontario Election Polls Show NDP Gaining Ground, Tories Stalling

    Latest Ontario Election Polls Show NDP Gaining Ground, Tories Stalling

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    Premier Kathleen Wynne will make her first campaign stop in Sudbury on Wednesday. "I know the real Doug Ford", she said. "I absolutely get that". "It's pretty clear that people have decided Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals are not going to form government next time around", said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.
  • Air Force delays launch as it reviews SpaceX rocket

    Air Force delays launch as it reviews SpaceX rocket

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    The fairing recovery ship "came very close but not quite", he said on SpaceX's webcast. After release, the space-facing GRACE-FO satellite began pushing up into a higher, slower orbit, while the Earth-facing satellite started slipping down into a lower, faster orbit.
  • NASA’s InSight lander on path to Mars

    NASA’s InSight lander on path to Mars

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    They finally got to test it over the weekend and successfully drilled about 2 inches (50 millimeters) into the rock. It was the first use of the drill since December 2016 . With the mechanism that controls that drill movement broken, the team made a decision to see if they could use the drill without it, extending the drill bit and letting it drill "naked", without the help of the stabilizer bars.
  • Avengers 4 : A first synopsis tease great sacrifices

    Avengers 4 : A first synopsis tease great sacrifices

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    Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow. Also, the folks who were NOT dust-busted are the ones who've been talking about their contracts ending after " Avengers 4 ". That movie sat atop of the box office until last weekend when it was dethroned by another Marvel movie, " Deadpool 2 ", which has become 2018's third-highest box office opening, behind it's Marvel partners " Black Panther " and " Avengers: Infinity War ".
  • Yates in pole position after keeping tabs on dumoulin in time trial

    Yates in pole position after keeping tabs on dumoulin in time trial

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    With the climbers having had fun in the mountains in the last couple of days before a rest day on Monday, stage 16 sees the riders face a 34.2km time trial on largely flat and untechnical valley roads between Trento and Rovereto. "I'm really happy", Yates said after finishing 22nd in the race against the clock. But I died in the final 10 kilometres. "Being in the lead after the time trial changes my tactics for the remaining stages", he said.