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China launches Chang’e-5 Moon sample return mission
A Long March 5 rocket launched China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft Monday to kick off a 23-day mission to deliver the first lunar samples to Earth since the 1970s.

The mission aims to collect the youngest samples so far obtained from the moon and later land in Siziwang Banner, read more

Connery at a Tartan Day celebration in Washington, D.C. When knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 he wore a green-and-black hunting tartan kilt of his mother’s MacLean clan.

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The former James Bond star died at the age of 90 on Saturday.

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (25 August 1930 – 31 October 2020) Thomas Sean Connery,
named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, read more

Cleanest country should keep the sea clean too.

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Oct 18, 2020
Forbes: Japan To Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean
The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is facing additional international pressure over the weekend, amid reports that Japan will be accelerating plans to dump read more

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In other words, it’s fast enough to see waves of light traveling and the fluorescent decay of molecules.
The camera technology is called compressed ultrafast spectral photography (CUSP) and it’s very similar in some respects to previous fast cameras he has built, such as his phase-sensitive compressed ultrafast photography (pCUP) device, which has the ability read more

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The elephants pictured here come to the garbage dumping grounds in Ampara in search of food. Unfortunately, this causes them to fall ill and many have died.
Several of the winning submissions to the UK’s Royal Society of Biology photography competition highlighted the damaging impact humans have on wildlife and read more

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San Francisco, along with Sebastapol in the North Bay, recorded an AQI of 186, the worst daily air quality of any other location in the past 25 days when the Bay Area has been impacted by smoke from record-breaking wildfires across the West Coast.

The Air Quality Index operates on a scale from 0 to 500. The higher the read more

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Three new studies strongly support using inexpensive and widely available drugs to treat people who are seriously ill with COVID-19.
Some doctors have long used steroids to treat conditions related to COVID-19, namely sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The drugs are steroids, read more

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SANDTASTIC BEASTS Thailand theme park uses white sand to imitate ice in dazzling display of art
Visitors to the “Frost Magical Ice of Siam” park can walk around a -10c ice dome and learn about monsters from Asian legends.

The 30,000sqm exhibit is the largest collection of ice sculptures in South Asia and the first ice dome to be build in Pattaya.

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Zoo Berlin’s Twin Pandas Pit and Paule Turn 1: They ‘Have Grown Very Dear to Us’
This panda duo is growing up so fast! On Monday, twin brother pandas Pit and Paule turned one, celebrating at their Zoo Berlin home with a giant beetroot-juice ice cake with carrot candles and read more

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Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognizing the 100-year-old for lifting the spirits of Britain during the gloom of the novel coronavirus outbreak by raising millions of pounds for health workers.

The Second World War veteran raised a record sum of 33 million pounds ($56.2 million Cdn) by walking 100 laps of his garden read more