How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

According to Turkish private jet firm, MNG, two of their aircraft were used to facilitate ex-Nissan boss, Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan.
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How SIM swapping works

How SIM swapping works

SIM swapping occurs when scammers gain access to your sim card number, usually by telling the cell phone service provider that the device has been lost or damaged, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
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U.S. company to open first ever human composting facility in 2021

U.S. company to open first ever human composting facility in 2021

US-based company Recompose will start the first ever funeral service that turns human bodies into compost soil next year.
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Australia's bushfires are creating their own weather systems

Australia's bushfires are creating their own weather systems

CBS News reports that bushfires in Australia are burning so fiercely that they are creating pyrocumulonimbus clouds which are then creating thunderstorms.
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Study estimates the amount of microplastics consumed by humans

Study estimates the amount of microplastics consumed by humans

New research from the World Wide Fund for Nature and the University of Newcastle, Australia suggests that humans consume roughly 2,000 pieces of microplastics, or five grams of plastic, a week. This is equivalent to eating a credit card a week.
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A designer has invented 3D printed artificial fruits

A designer has invented 3D printed artificial fruits

An Israel-based designer has invented 3D printed synthetic fruits that are edible and contain essential minerals and vitamins.According to Dezeen, Meydan Levy created five types of artificial "neo fruits.
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India plans for third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3

India plans for third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3

The Indian Space Research Organization on Tuesday announced plans for a third lunar mission called Chandrayaan-3 and said it is most likely to be launched later this year, according to the Times of India.
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Protesters attack U.S embassy in Baghdad

Protesters attack U.S embassy in Baghdad

According to CBS News, an estimated 6000 protesters, including Iraqi Shiite militiamen gathered outside the American embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday during a hostile protest.
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Taiwan's military chief killed in helicopter crash

Taiwan's military chief killed in helicopter crash

Taiwan's Chief of General Staff, General Shen Yi-ming, was en route to visit troops at a military base in Yilan when the Blackhawk helicopter he was traveling in crashed on Thursday, killing him and seven other officers.
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The CDC says Vitamin E additives may be responsible for vaping-related lung injuries

The CDC says Vitamin E additives may be responsible for vaping-related lung injuries

U.S. health officials have linked vitamin E acetate additives to a "vast majority" of vaping illness cases.The CDC made those remarks in a news conference on December 20, citing the latest papers in a series of studies the agency carried out.
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U.S. to investigate nuclear waste site on Marshall Islands

U.S. to investigate nuclear waste site on Marshall Islands

The U.S. Congress is demanding an investigation into the Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands, which contains radioactive waste and is being threatened by rising sea levels.The dome was built in the late 1970s during the Cold War era.
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The oceanic current that regulates Europe's climate might seize up within a century: study

The oceanic current that regulates Europe's climate might seize up within a century: study

The North Atlantic Current is a vast flow of warm seawater from the Gulf of Mexico that makes northwestern Europe's mild climate possible.
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North Korean hackers stole sensitive information from Microsoft users

North Korean hackers stole sensitive information from Microsoft users

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against two anonymous North Korean hackers for stealing user information in a hacking operation called Thallium.The hackers were using 50 domains as part of their cyber operation, according to ZDNet.
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How humpback whales hunt down tiny fish

How humpback whales hunt down tiny fish

New research has found that the rorqual whale species, particularly humpback whales, are able to use stealth and deception to prey on tiny fish.
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It's snowing iron on the Earth's core

It's snowing iron on the Earth's core

It is snowing iron at the Earth's core because molten iron crystalizes in the outer core before the substance sinks downwards, according to a study published in JGR Solid Earth.
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Remote ID system proposed for drones in U.S. airspace

Remote ID system proposed for drones in U.S. airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed using remote identification for unmanned aircraft systems in the U.S.The agency proposes that drones in U.S.
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Researchers find mealworms can consume toxic additive-containing plastic safely

Researchers find mealworms can consume toxic additive-containing plastic safely

Scientists say that plastic eating mealworms maybe even more useful than previously thought.According to Stanford University, previous studies determined that mealworms' guts contain microbes that allow them to digest styrofoam.
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Chinese global navigation system Beidou nears completion

Chinese global navigation system Beidou nears completion

China announced on December 27 that it is only a few months away from completing its own satellite-based position system called Beidou.
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Russia's floating nuclear power plant starts generating electricity

Russia's floating nuclear power plant starts generating electricity

The floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov has been connected to an electricity grid and successfully produced power for the first time in the Russian town of Pevek.
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Neutron star's halo could help explain antimatter near Earth

Neutron star's halo could help explain antimatter near Earth

NASA's Fermi telescope discovered a vast halo around a neutron star that could explain why there is so much antimatter near Earth.
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New leaked documents expose questionable OPCW findings on Douma attack

New leaked documents expose questionable OPCW findings on Douma attack

Wikileaks has posted several documents that further exposes the coverup within the OPCW of what really happened during the alleged Douma gas attacks.
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Lasers learn to accurately locate space debris

Lasers learn to accurately locate space debris

China-based scientists have developed a way to use laser telescopes and neural network analysis to locate space debris.
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World's largest 3D-printed building constructed in Dubai

World's largest 3D-printed building constructed in Dubai

Apis Cor, an American construction firm that specializes in 3D printing, completed the world's largest 3D-printed building in Dubai at the end of October.The building stands at 9.
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US-CHINA-CAMBODIA

China's construction of an airstrip in Cambodia is raising alarms about its military ambitions, according to the New York Times.
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Betelgeuse being dimmer does not mean supernova likely

Betelgeuse being dimmer does not mean supernova likely

Astronomers from Villanova University recently published an article noting that Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion has been significantly dimmer in recent months, leading some to speculate it could go supernova.
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Taiwan signs US arms deal for advanced F-16 jets: Report

Taiwan signs US arms deal for advanced F-16 jets: Report

Taipei has signed a U.S. arms deal for 66 F-16V fighters while upgrading older models to F-16V standard earlier in December, Taiwan's state run Central News Agency reports on Saturday.
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U.S. Navy should seek minelaying capabilities for underwater drone program

U.S. Navy should seek minelaying capabilities for underwater drone program

A retired commander has proposed using the U.S. Navy's Boeing Orca underwater drone offensively in future conflicts.
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Twin skyscraper designs unveiled for Brooklyn waterfront

Twin skyscraper designs unveiled for Brooklyn waterfront

Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group and New York-based landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations have unveiled plans for a mixed-use development on the waterfront in Brooklyn, New York.
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Satellite imagery spots expansion to missile launcher factory in North Korea: report

Satellite imagery spots expansion to missile launcher factory in North Korea: report

NBC News reports that civilian satellite imagery by Planet Labs has revealed an expansion to the March 16 factory in North Korea's Pyongsong.
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Conquistador anchors discovered off Mexico Gulf Coast

Conquistador anchors discovered off Mexico Gulf Coast

Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History have announced that two 500-year-old iron ship anchors have been discovered on Mexico's Gulf Coast.
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover successfully completes its first test drive

NASA's Mars 2020 rover successfully completes its first test drive

As part of NASA's preparation for next year's Mars mission, the Mars 2020 rover took its first driving test at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on December 17.
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Volcanic climate change pre-asteroid impact may have contributed to dinosaur extinction

Volcanic climate change pre-asteroid impact may have contributed to dinosaur extinction

A new study published in Nature Communications has found evidence that another event may have contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
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President Trump impeached, set to face trial in Senate

President Trump impeached, set to face trial in Senate

Donald Trump has now been officially impeached, making him the third U.S. president after Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton to face removal from office.
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Easter Island's Moai statues may have fertilized ancient inhabitant's crops

Easter Island's Moai statues may have fertilized ancient inhabitant's crops

Easter Island's Moai[b] stone monoliths might have been created out of the belief they would make crops more fertile, according to new research by the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Sloped toilets proposed to reduce long bathroom breaks

Sloped toilets proposed to reduce long bathroom breaks

British company StandardToilet has unveiled a new design in which the toilet is tilted downwards at a 13 degree angle in a bid to reduce the amount of time spent in the bathroom.
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NASA selects asteroid target site for spacecraft to sample

NASA selects asteroid target site for spacecraft to sample

NASA has selected a target site for the spacecraft OSIRIS[c]-REx[d] to gather samples on the asteroid Bennu, according to the mission's principal investigator Dante Lauretta.
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How Facebook shows consumers ads based on their offline shopping habits

How Facebook shows consumers ads based on their offline shopping habits

Facebook is able to gather data about user shopping habits, both online and offline, in order to serve targeted ads on its platform, according to a new report by Business Insider.
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More brain-power for sight needed than previously thought

More brain-power for sight needed than previously thought

Researchers say that the visual world humans perceive is produced by parts of the brain lying outside of the visual cortex, according to a new study published in Current Biology.
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NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon

NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon

Space researchers have proposed building a network of radio antennas on the far side of the moon, according to a NASA funded report.
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Ocean contains a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought

Ocean contains a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought

A new study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego suggests that the ocean could potentially contain a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought.
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'Impossibly big' black hole not as big as previously calculated

'Impossibly big' black hole not as big as previously calculated

Two new studies have called into question the size of the "impossibly big" black hole named LB-1, according to papers published independently to the arXiv database.
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Stressed out plants emit sounds

Stressed out plants emit sounds

New research from Tel Aviv University has found that plants make noise when stressed.For the study, scientists focused on tomato and tobacco plants. They placed plants into three groups.
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New recluse spider species discovered in Mexico Valley: biologists

New recluse spider species discovered in Mexico Valley: biologists

Biologists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico said they have discovered a new species of recluse spiders named Loxosceles tenochtitlan in Mexico Valley.
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Sinkhole causes chaos in Xiamen

Sinkhole causes chaos in Xiamen

A massive sinkhole swallowed up several cars and part of a busy road intersection in Xiamen, China at 9:50 pm on Thursday, Chinese officials told China News.
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Saving ozone layer reduced climate change effects

Saving ozone layer reduced climate change effects

A new study from the University of New South Wales has found that in addition to allowing the ozone layer to recover, the Montreal Protocol has also slowed the rate of climate change by up to 25 percent.
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ClearSpace wins contract for space debris collecting spacecraft: ESA

ClearSpace wins contract for space debris collecting spacecraft: ESA

The European Space Agency has commissioned the world's first mission to capture a piece of space debris from Earth's orbit in 2025.
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How hackers could use smart home devices to access personal data

How hackers could use smart home devices to access personal data

The FBI issued a statement earlier this month warning consumers about smart home devices that could be vulnerable to hacks.This includes smart digital assistants, smart watches, smart refrigerators, home security devices, and gaming systems.
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LED fishing nets could save turtles and dolphins

LED fishing nets could save turtles and dolphins

Researchers at the University of Exeter and Peruvian NGO ProDelphinus have found that by putting LED lights on top of floating commercial fishing nets, the number of critically endangered species caught in them, can be reduced by 70 percent or more.
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