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Worcester deploys 50 pieces of clean-up equipment after Winter Storm Stella

Worcester deploys 50 pieces of clean-up equipment after Winter Storm Stella

Swathes of the country are on alert for heavy rain, strong gusts and even snow as temperatures take a tumble. It has already been downgraded in the states and many experts expect it to weaken further as it sweeps across the Atlantic. Storm Stella brought more than 2ft of snow and 70mph winds along the north-east coast of America, cutting off power for many and causing travel chaos. Read More

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Oldest Human Cranium Ever Found in Portugal

Oldest Human Cranium Ever Found in Portugal

The hominin skull reportedly has a few telltale features which suggest that it falls more in the Neanderthal category than the Homo Sapiens one. Analysis of the teeth suggested that they belonged to an adult rather than an ancient kid. Its location is the furthest west of any human fossil ever found in Europe during the middle Pleistocene period. Little is known about the fragment or what type of early human it came from. Read More

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US, Japan and Korea Hold Ballistic Missile Drills

In response to annual US-South Korea military drills , North Korea last week fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off the coast of Japan. The Chinese military's rising assertiveness in the East and South China seas is also likely to be one of the main agenda items in the talks between Kishida and Tillerson, with Japan hoping for continued USA commitment to the Asia-Pacific region under the Trump administration. Read More

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Trump seeks to slash United Nations funding by half

Trump seeks to slash United Nations funding by half

Mulvaney said the budget blueprint will show reductions that US President Donald Trump wants to end all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The public have also been asked to weigh in with recommendations. In addition to its spending plan, the administration plans to make a supplemental funding request that will include $ 30 billion for defense and border protection. Read More

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Might Launch Three New iPads Next Week

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Might Launch Three New iPads Next Week

Rumors about an Apple March event was first triggered by Japanese blog Mac Otakara , who speculated late a year ago that the company is set to debut its new iPad Pro lineup along with a larger iPhone SE model. Since the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro will feature the same body and build as the current generation, it's likely the same accessories now available will work with the new hardware. Read More

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Pi Day: What Is 'Pi' And Why Do We Celebrate It?

Pi Day: What Is 'Pi' And Why Do We Celebrate It?

Keeping it simple, it's 3-point-14, like March 14. Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same. "It actually powers NASA spacecraft, keeps the Mars rover's wheels spinning, lets us peer beneath the clouds of Jupiter and gives us new perspectives on Earth", NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory wrote on Pi Day back in 2014 . Read More

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Cheerios Giving Away 100-Million Seeds to

Cheerios Giving Away 100-Million Seeds to "Bring Back the Bees"

And now bees need people", Cheerios official website states. Cheerios notes that bee populations, a crucial pollinator for world food supplies, have been declining in recent years. It also pointed out that just two years ago, 42% of bee colonies in the US collapsed. It has started a Bring Back the Bees initiative that involves persuading people to distribute wildflower seeds, which will help bees feast. Read More

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Trump to shelve fuel mileage rules, inviting a fight with California

Trump to shelve fuel mileage rules, inviting a fight with California

The new administration's move, which had been sought by the large auto manufacturers, coincides with a visit by the president to MI to meet industry executives and workers. The move comes as President Trump promises to dismantle climate regulations and offer relief to the oil and gas industry, but it remains unclear to what degree the administration or automakers are seeking to roll back the rules. Read More

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Capcom Bringing The Disney Afternoon Collection To Consoles And Computers

Capcom Bringing The Disney Afternoon Collection To Consoles And Computers

Many of which you'll remember from famous animated shows and films from the 1990s and 1980s. It'll also include bonus modes, like a time attack and boss rush for each game, as well as a digital museum full of production art and music. DuckTales 2 - This sequel comes jam-packed with more action and an even bigger caper set in new locations like the Bermuda Triangle and Niagara Falls! TaleSpin - Players take control of Baloo in this shoot 'em up and take to the skies. Read More

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Force India unveil startling new pink livery for 2017

Force India unveil startling new pink livery for 2017

Having launched a predominantly silver auto when it unveiled the VJM10 at Silverstone last month, Force India has now revealed a pink livery that drops the previous Indian-themed color scheme. Managing director Vijay Mallya heralded the partnership as one of the biggest in the team's history. The press release added that BWT's presence would be reinforced with BWT pink helmets for drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon to complement the BWT pink auto. Read More

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Snapchat's new Bitmoji widgets will let you hit the ground chatting

Snapchat's new Bitmoji widgets will let you hit the ground chatting

If you would like to get this new version of Snapchat that has the Bitmoji support, you need to make sure you download version 10.4, which is the same version across both platforms. To add Bitmoji Widgets on iOS, swipe right from your home screen to the Today screen where you see your existing widgets. Long-press any empty area on your Homescreen and that is how you can quickly add a widget. Read More

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Adele has secret Twitter account for lurking and drunken tweeting

Adele has secret Twitter account for lurking and drunken tweeting

What is her secret Twitter account? Little did we know, Adele still does this. Inside Adele's secret LA wedding - everything we know about the big day! By 'they, ' I mean my management. "No-one writes my tweets". "I'm not a drinker any more", she said in the interview, "but when Twitter first came out I was, like, drunk tweeting , and almost put my foot in it quite a few times. Read More

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When It Comes to Animal Prey, Spiders Out-Eat Humans

When It Comes to Animal Prey, Spiders Out-Eat Humans

Whales in the world's oceans eat an estimated 280-500 million tonnes of prey a year. Using data from 65 previous studies, Nyffeler and Birkhofer first estimated how many spiders are now to be found in seven biomes on the planet. "Our calculations let us quantify for the first time on a global scale that spiders are major natural enemies of insects", said Martin Nyffeler from the University of Basel, lead author of the study. Read More

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Airtel offering free 30GB internet on MyAirtel app: here's how to avail

Airtel offering free 30GB internet on MyAirtel app: here's how to avail

Offered as a part of Airtel Surprise, the free mobile data offer can be redeemed by customers using the My Airtel app. The data allocation varies from customer to customer, and is based on the current packages subscribed by the user. Airtel earlier had the Infinity plan under which there was an option of 3GB data at a price of Rs 345. For that amount, users will be able to continue with existing benefits of unlimited data (Subject to 1GB FUP), along with free voice calls and texts. Read More

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Establishment, Nationalists Face Off in Dutch Election

The Netherlands is the only European Union country that still hasn't ratified the Association Agreement with Ukraine after 61 percent voted against it in a citizen-driven, nonbinding referendum in April 2016. LANGFITT: Very, very divided . Do you know your PVV from your VVD? Others say he's completely against the tolerant traditions of the Netherlands . Read More

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Cameroon: 5000 people freed from Boko Haram since January

Cameroon: 5000 people freed from Boko Haram since January

This led to the rescue of 211 civilians held captive in the nearby villages of Murye and Mala Maja, a Nigerian Army spokesman said. The troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade came under heavy attack from the terrorists at Kutila village but responded and dealt with the Boko Haram terrorists by neutralizing and routing them out of the area. Read More

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Wonder Woman kicks ass in action packed new trailer

Wonder Woman kicks ass in action packed new trailer

Though we've been led to believe by the trailers that Etta will serve as comic relief in the film, Wonder Woman producer Charles Roven promises fans that Etta will be much more valuable than that. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by her, Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns . While it is already a known fact that " Wonder Woman " will be the superhero's origin story, though, some fans can't help but wonder which of the two superhero's origin stories in the comic books will be ... Read More

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India's Long-Lost Lunar Orbiter Has Finally Been Discovered

India's Long-Lost Lunar Orbiter Has Finally Been Discovered

Not only could they find the spacecraft , they could also determine its speed and orbit. The lost spacecraft was the Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO ) Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, which ceased operations in 2009. Mascons, which are concentrated areas with a stronger gravitational pull than the rest of a moon or planet's surface, cannot only change orbits, but can also cause a craft to crash. Read More

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Glowing green frog - a new species discovered in Amazon basin

Glowing green frog - a new species discovered in Amazon basin

The frog is a boring green/brown with red spots in normal light but the researchers were surprised to find that it gleamed with fluorescent light under their UV torches. "This is very different from fluorophores found in other vertebrates, which are usually proteins or polyenic chains", Maria Gabriella Lagoria, a photochemist at the University of Buenos Aires and study co-author, told Chemistry World . Read More

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New Trump Executive Order Could Lead to a Smaller Education Department

New Trump Executive Order Could Lead to a Smaller Education Department

In April 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the Executive Branch and Congress failed to fully address a majority of the government fragmentation, overlap, and duplication identified by the GAO. Nothing like this has ever been done before. Under the order, the director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is called to "propose a plan to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies and agency ... Read More

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