• Washed up whale died due to human interaction
Washed up whale died due to human interaction

Humpback whales, according to the American Cetacean Society , eat krill, small shrimp-like crustacean and small fish as their diet. The center is also preparing to remove the humpback whale's body from the beach using heavy equipment. Staffers will take samples in an attempt to determine how the whale died, Schoelkopf said. Police have taped off t...

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  • Syrian forces pull back but Aleppo residents still waiting for aid
Syrian forces pull back but Aleppo residents still waiting for aid

Toner also announced Wednesday that John Kerry, the American secretary of state, and Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, agreed to extend the seven-day ceasefire for an additional 48 hours, with the goal of establishing a Joint Implementation Center to coordinate intelligence and airstrikes against agreed upon targets.

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  • Half-Taiwanese Woman Poised to Lead Japan's Opposition
Half-Taiwanese Woman Poised to Lead Japan's Opposition

Her campaign became mired in controversy when it emerged she still had Taiwanese citizenship, after previously saying she'd given it up - a potentially damaging revelation in a country that prizes homogeneity. "I am working hard in Japan, and I hope that Taiwanese will root for me", she said. "Of the three candidates, she was the only one who has...

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  • Tropical Storm Julia meanders near South Carolina, Georgia
Tropical Storm Julia meanders near South Carolina, Georgia

Tropical Storm Julia formed overnight, with the center of the storm forming over land instead of over, as is usually the case. Earlier this month Tropical Storm Hermine dropped from 3 to 6 inches (76 to 152 mm) of rain, mainly in areas of the Midlands farther inland.

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  • Apple iOS 10 update release date and features
Apple iOS 10 update release date and features

This marks a fundamental change for iOS, which has included the "swipe to unlock" system since the mobile operating system was introduced alongside the first iPhone back in 2007. The update is being rolled out over the air (OTA) and is also available to download and install using iTunes . iOS 10 will be rolled out to iPhoneC and above, and iPa...

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  • How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270
How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton remain locked in a statistical tie in the battle for Ohio's presidential election vote. Meanwhile, 34% of registered voters think that Trump will win in November. In North Carolina , Quinnipiac puts Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump by four points among the 751 Tar Heel voters polled between August...

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  • Blue Origin unveils New Glenn rocket plans
Blue Origin unveils New Glenn rocket plans

The main objective of New Glenn will be to launch both commercial satellites and humans into space, with the 3-stage variant being capable of taking humans beyond low-Earth orbit. "We believe 'slow is smooth and smooth is fast, '" he wrote. This step-by-step approach is a powerful enabler of boldness and a critical ingredient in achieving the aud...

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  • Pandora takes on Spotify, Apple with new streaming services
Pandora takes on Spotify, Apple with new streaming services

The Times also says that by Christmas, Pandora will release a full-fledged streaming service much like Spotify with a library where users can choose from millions of song to listen to whenever. In addition to adding more cooks in the kitchen, the new subscription might also cause the music streaming industry to rethink its pricing strategies.

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  • NASA chasing down asteroid to scoop up, bring back samples
NASA chasing down asteroid to scoop up, bring back samples

After launch, the spacecraft will take a two-year cruise toward the sun, enter orbit and being its chase for Bennu in August 2018. The spacecraft will then spend about two more years orbiting Bennu and mapping it - and in the process, select 12 different candidate sites that might make for good sample retrieval locations.

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  • Josh Richardson suffers partially torn MCL in workouts
Josh Richardson suffers partially torn MCL in workouts

The Heat's young core is important to the team's success this season. Richardson reportedly hurt his knee during a workout on Friday afternoon. Luckily for the Heat and second-year sensation, it really wasn't the worst. With Dwyane Wade leaving for Chicago this summer, Richardson figured to be in the mix for the open starting spot at shooting g...

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  • Natural disaster kills 11 in Tanzania
Natural disaster kills 11 in Tanzania

The quake was also felt in Kigali, Rwanda. Images posted in social media showed significant damage to buildings in Bukoba, a city of more than 70,000 people where most casualties were reported. The quake was felt as far away as western Kenya and parts of Uganda, which share the waters of Lake Victoria. A statement from the Tanzanian president'...

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  • SpaceX's Rocket Disaster Is Even Worse than Elon Musk Thought
SpaceX's Rocket Disaster Is Even Worse than Elon Musk Thought

The rocket, which exploded on September 1, destroyed a satellite Facebook was planning to use to offer Internet access in parts of Africa. Particularly puzzling, according to Musk, is "the quieter bang" heard a few seconds before what he is calling a fireball, not an explosion.

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  • What Blew Up Elon Musk's SpaceX Rocket? -- Tech Roundup
What Blew Up Elon Musk's SpaceX Rocket? -- Tech Roundup

Particularly puzzling, according to Musk, is "the quieter bang" heard right before the fireball. "May come from rocket or something else", Musk tweeted . "It typically takes nine to 12 months for people to return to flight". Musk, who also is CEO of electric vehicle maker Tesla (TSLA), hopes the company will be able to take people to Mars as soo...

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  • Sony unveils 2 updated PlayStations: Pro and slim versions
Sony unveils 2 updated PlayStations: Pro and slim versions

Meanwhile, the long-rumored PS4 Slim will be available from September 15 when Sony's sleek new system will retail for $299 . Today at its PlayStation Meeting, Sony announced the PlayStation 4 Pro, a more powerful version of the PS4 that will support 4K resolution, high-dynamic range and higher frame rates.

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  • Oops: Jill Stein flies to the wrong city for her rally
Oops: Jill Stein flies to the wrong city for her rally

One-hundred attendees at the event waited at the school and ordered pizza as Stein accidentally flew to Cincinnati and had to drive to the OH capital, according to the Columbus Dispatch . Stein also called for a truth and reconciliation commission to address racial tensions and injustices. Another part of her platform is to abolish all student...

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  • LG V20 Launched with Android 7.0 Nougat - Carriers to Confirm Pricing
LG V20 Launched with Android 7.0 Nougat - Carriers to Confirm Pricing

This reduces the chance of a blurred shot due to camera shake when the button is pressed, the company says . The rear camera "with its 135-degree lens is ideal for taking pictures in front of a gorgeous vista or inside a very big stadium", it said.

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  • Happy landings: 3 space station crew members back on Earth
Happy landings: 3 space station crew members back on Earth

The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft lands with Expedition 48 crew members NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin, and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on September 7, 2016. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams (left) and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin (R) relax after a textbook landing. "We'll ...

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  • Drones Get Set to Piggyback on Delivery Vans
Drones Get Set to Piggyback on Delivery Vans

The trend should continue in the years to come as the automaker prepares even more options for the buyers - first off will be the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe, expected during the first months of next year. The van also incorporates Mercedes' autonomous slide deck that comes pre-loaded with packages and Matternet's autonomous drones to deliver the...

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  • Facebook adds 'instant video' option to texts in Messenger
Facebook adds 'instant video' option to texts in Messenger

This is, more or less, exactly why Google Duo gain traction but with Facebook bringing the feature directly onto its Messenger app, users might bid farewell the former. Perhaps it's not, but I'm sure Facebook wouldn't mind winning back some of its users' time away from the popular photo- and video-sharing app. Facebook has also introduc...

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  • African Ring of Fire to show up at annular solar eclipse
African Ring of Fire to show up at annular solar eclipse

On August 21, 2017 , a full solar shadow will pass over the USA from the Northwest to the Southeast. In Nairobi, more than three million city residents woke up to morning drizzle and heavy clouds that covered the sky past midday when the eclipse peaked in East Africa.

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