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Solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia, Middle East
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Published in 24-6-2020
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DUBAI (AP) Stargazers in Africa, Asia and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies Sunday to witness a partial solar eclipse.

It was known as a “ring of fire” because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun. It occurred during the daytime hours Sunday in areas that saw the spectacle, lasting from 11:45 p.m. EDT Saturday and until 5:34 a.m. EDT Sunday.

Millions from ...>>

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US honeybees are doing better after bad year, survey shows
Technology
Published in 24-6-2020
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American honeybee colonies have bounced back after a bad year, the annual beekeeping survey finds.

Beekeepers only lost 22.2% of their colonies this past winter, from Oct. 1 to March 31, which is lower than the average of 28.6%, according to the Bee Informed Partnership’s annual survey of thousands of beekeepers. It was the second smallest winter loss in the 14 years of surveying done ...>>

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China launches final satellite in GPS-like Beidou system
Technology
Published in 24-6-2020
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BEIJING (AP) China on Tuesday launched the final satellite in its Beidou constellation that emulates and may seek to compete with the U.S. Global Positioning System, marking a further step in the country's advance as a major space power.

The launch of the satellite onboard a Long March-3 rocket was broadcast live from the satellite launch base of Xichang, deep in the mountains of s ...>>

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Court: Montana family owns dinosaur fossils worth millions
Technology
Published in 24-6-2020
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) Dinosaur fossils worth millions of dollars unearthed on a Montana ranch belong to the owners of the land’s surface rights, not the owners of the mineral rights, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

The June 17 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2016 decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters of Billings that found dinosaur fossils were part of the su ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-6-2020
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Panel: NOAA bowed to political pressure in Dorian dispute
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leaders violated the agency’s scientific integrity when they chastised a local weather office that had contradicted President Trump’s inaccurate comments about Hurricane Dorian, an outside panel found.

NOAA’s acting chief, Neil Jacobs, and its then-communications director, Julie Kay Roberts, twice breached the agency’s rules designe ...>>

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Cheap drug is first shown to improve COVID-19 survival
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients.

The results were announced Tuesday and the British government immediately authorized the drug's use across the United Kingdom for coronavirus patients like those who did well in t ...>>

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Russia starts clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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MOSCOW (AP) Clinical trials of a Russian coronavirus vaccine have started Wednesday, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Two forms of the vaccine developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya research institute liquid and powder for injections will be tested on two groups of volunteers, 38 people each, the statement said. The participants will be isolated in two Moscow hospitals.

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With storms in May, lawmaker wants a longer hurricane season
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Even though the six-month Atlantic hurricane season lasts as long as a typical Major League Baseball season, a Florida congresswoman thinks it needs to be longer.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Wednesday sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration requesting that the start of the official hurricane season be in mid-May. The current s ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Dallas owner taps Poynter Commercial to find tenants for Energy Corridor building
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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Poynter has completed nearly 1 million square feet of deals in the building since its inception 20 years ago.

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Houston new-home prices drop in May
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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New homes in the Houston market sold for 97.65 percent of their list price in May, according to HomesUSA.com.

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Foreclosure moratorium of federally backed homes extended until Aug. 31
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it is once more extending the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions involving single-family homes it backs until Aug. 31.

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New spate of threatening calls to real estate agents
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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HAR said another agent received a death threat over the phone from a blocked number. The call was different than previous reports.

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Target boosts starting hourly wage in U.S. to $15 as pledged
Technology
Published in 17-6-2020
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Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $15 at a time when its workers are grappling with the dual impact of the pandemic and protests for racial equality that began in the chain’s hometown.

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