• Blood Moon 2018: How to watch longest lunar eclipse

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    That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface. January 31 saw the last blood moon to appear in the skies, during the rare Super Blue Blood Moon .
  • U.S., Mexico And Canada Win Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

    U.S., Mexico And Canada Win Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

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    Each city named above made it through three cuts based on their commitment on having a World Cup worthy site eight years from today. "And so, I'm throwing my support to Mexico this World Cup ", said Alexi Lalas. Maradona also noted the lack of care for soccer in North America. The only real stumbling block on the campaign for the North Americans was concern about the impact of Trump's push for immigration restrictions and a leaked White House outburst about African nations.
  • Russian Federation open World Cup 2018 with thumping win over Saudi Arabia

    Russian Federation open World Cup 2018 with thumping win over Saudi Arabia

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    The North American countries won with 134 votes, or 67 percent, against an upstart campaign from Morocco, which garnered 65 votes, in the Wednesday morning vote in Moscow . In an unexpected late intervention after presentations on Wednesday, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura gave the North American bid one final push before the ballot when she summarized the review task force's verdict that saw Morocco fare so poorly.
  • Category 3 Hurricane Bud weakens on path to Mexico's Baja

    Category 3 Hurricane Bud weakens on path to Mexico's Baja

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    Bud's center is now just over 300 miles south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico , moving northwestward. Forecasters said Bud was expected to strengthen further before a slow weakening trend starts Tuesday. Rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 millimetres), with isolated patches of 10 inches (250 millimetres), was possible over much of that region into Tuesday afternoon.
  • Tropical Storm Aletta nears hurricane status

    Tropical Storm Aletta nears hurricane status

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    Hurricane Bud formed in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico on Sunday even as former Hurricane Aletta was fading. On Sunday evening, Bud was located 235 miles south of the mainland resort city of Manzanillo, boasting sustained gusts of 80 mph.
  • Indigenous activists eye oil spill at Kinder Morgan pumping station

    Indigenous activists eye oil spill at Kinder Morgan pumping station

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    Singh said there is a long tradition of non-violent civil disobedience in Canada and he will not condemn people who use protests to express their frustration and anger. In the wake of the federal government's decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan, industry analysts and climate groups agree on at least one thing: The political battle over the expansion of the contentious pipeline is not over.
  • Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee

    Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee

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    In addition to parts of the southeastern USA, the heavy rains and storm conditions could produce "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides" in Cuba, the NHC said. Landfall was expected later Monday . According to the National Weather Service , tropical showers and embedded thunderstorms will continue to bring periods of heavy rainfall through Wednesday night .
  • Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

    Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

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    During his entire career with NASA , Bean logged over 69 total days in space and 31 hours on the moon's surface. Four years later, Alan Bean orbited Earth for close to two months as commander of Skylab Mission II, where he was joined by fellow astronauts Owen Garriott and Jack Lousma.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to southern states

    Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to southern states

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    Subtropical storm Alberto is the first tropical weather system of the 2018 hurricane season and could bring heavy rain to Florida and the Gulf Coast; chief meteorologist Rick Reichmuth reports from the Fox Extreme Weather Center. The tropical system became a subtropical storm Friday, the hurricane center said. Rainfall totals are forecast to reach 2 to 4 inches across most of the region with isolated amounts of 5 to 6 inches.
  • SpaceX is about to launch 2 NASA satellites into orbit

    SpaceX is about to launch 2 NASA satellites into orbit

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    This first-stage booster has flown once before, a little more than four months ago when it launched the Zuma mission for the United States government-a satellite or spacecraft that was apparently lost in space after it failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode Will Be 'Blackout'

    Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode Will Be 'Blackout'

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    Blackout will seemingly allow players to access years of Call of Duty/Black Ops history. Finally, in a surprising move, the game won't be launching on Steam, another first for the Call of Duty franchise. There won't be a single-player campaign, but Treyarch is talking up its Zombies and Battle Royale modes. It's a first for the franchise but it's probably not a bad move given online multiplayer has always been the main draw of the Call of Duty franchise.
  • YouTube Music, a new subscription streaming service, will launch on May 22

    YouTube Music, a new subscription streaming service, will launch on May 22

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    The audio-visual app will promises "music videos that you can't find anywhere else" plus "deep cuts you can't find anywhere else", suggesting that exclusive content will differentiate YouTube Music from its competitors. The price for a Premium subscription will be $12 a month (a $2 increase compared to the current Red monthly fee) but it will also include the features that the new music streaming service will offer.
  • 'Lost and found' asteroid returns to buzz past Earth Tuesday

    'Lost and found' asteroid returns to buzz past Earth Tuesday

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    An Apollo-type asteroid, 2010 WC9 orbits the Sun once every 409 days, ranging from a perihelion of 0.78 astronomical units (AU) outside the orbit of Venus out to 1.38 AU, just inside the orbit of Mars. Inning accordance with the Jet Propulsion Lab of NASA , the flyby of 2010 WC9 will certainly be the closest of a planet its dimension in virtually 300 years.
  • 'Anthem' Story Allows for Both Solo and Group Play

    'Anthem' Story Allows for Both Solo and Group Play

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    With microtransactions nearly certainly finding their way into games like Anthem and the upcoming Battlefield title, EA puts less emphasis on total game sales than it did in the past - instead, cultivating a community of players into recurrent spenders now drives revenue.
  • AI calling voice will identify itself to humans: Google

    AI calling voice will identify itself to humans: Google

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    That could present thorny issues for the future use of AI. It hasn't reached a level where it can hold an open-ended conversation like people do. "If AI Duplex identifies itself as an automated robot or the alike, then it will be up to the human to decide if he/she wishes to continue the conversation", he said.
  • Weather looks good for Thursday launch of upgraded Falcon 9

    Weather looks good for Thursday launch of upgraded Falcon 9

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    The first passenger onboard the beefed-up booster will be Bangladesh's first satellite, Bangabandhu-1 . Moreover, SpaceX is planning to take astronauts to the ISS for the first time later this year aboard a Block 5 Falcon 9. SpaceX just received approval to build the BFR at the Port of Los Angeles, further setting in motion Musk's plan of making humans a "multi-planetary" species, and one day developing a colony on Mars.