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Why NASA Is Flying A Nuclear Reactor To Space In 2022

Today, scientists dream of one day building settlements on the Moon and even Mars, where research can be conducted and human travelers can live safely for months or years. Making that dream a reality is going to take a lot of work, and one of the most pressing concerns is power. The Department of Energy and NASA think that nuclear ...

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Trump: China Moving Troops to Hong Kong Border

President Donald Trump said reports from U.S. intelligence agencies shows the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong. “Everyone should be calm and safe!” Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday, without providing details about when he received the information. Trump’s tweet came amid increasing tensions in Hong Kong between the government and protesters. Activists clashed ...

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Explosion in Russia Releases Fatal Radiation

US intelligence officials are racing to understand a mysterious explosion that released radiation off the coast of northern Russia last week, apparently during the test of a new type of nuclear-propelled cruise missile hailed by President Vladimir Putin as the centerpiece of Moscow’s arms race with the United States. American officials have said nothing publicly about the blast on Thursday, ...

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Second Leading Cause Of Cancer

The American Cancer Society reports that an estimated 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 31,620 prostate-related deaths will occur in the United States this year. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and is the second leading cause of cancer death for this group behind lung cancer. It develops mainly ...

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China’s Pain Spreads

Stock investors have never been so downbeat on the world’s biggest banks. China’s “big four” state-owned lenders, which together control more than $14 trillion of assets, tumbled to record-low valuations on Monday amid mounting concern that Beijing will encourage them to bail out smaller peers. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the world’s largest lender by assets, lost $11 ...

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Google says it will use recycled materials in all of its hardware products by 2022

Google today pledged to include recycled materials in all of its Made By Google products by 2022. The portfolio currently includes hardware like Pixel phones, Pixelbooks, Google Home speakers, Nest, and accessories like phone cases and charging stands. In an interview with Fast Company, Google said it had begun using recycled plastic in Chromecast devices and used plastic bottles to ...

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This Is Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Study Pain

Imagine you have been asked to define pain by your doctor. They might have asked for a rating on a scale from zero, no pain, to 10, unbearable pain. Or you chose from a selection of faces ranging from happy to tearful. Maybe you answer with your words and gestures. You may have even drawn on a human outline found ...

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Keep the USPS in the Package Delivery Business

The United States Postal Service has delivered small packages since the founding of the Republic and, in 1912, Congress specifically authorized and directed the USPS to deliver all sorts of packages to our homes and our offices. Unfortunately, thanks to recent proposals in Washington, Americans might find fewer packages coming in the mail and more coming from private companies. If ...

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Survive The Apocalypse In These Doomsday Bunkers

Gone are the days of modest Cold War fallout shelters dug by hand in the backyard of the family home. Instead, we are living in the time of luxury underground doomsday bunker mansions. Yep, it’s a booming business. After all, Mr. and Mrs. Carter need somewhere to go when the economy collapses and the air starts turning us into flesh-eating ...

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