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Mission to Mars launch window

Mission to Mars launch window

This summer, three exploration missions will fly to Mars, taking advantage of a launch window. The celestial mechanics cycle offers only one launch window every 26 months, the distance between Mars and Earth being at that time shorter than usual, ...
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Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. Floods across large swathes of central and eastern China that have left more than 140 people dead or missing are hitting record levels, with authorities warning the worst was yet to come.
AFP
What If Aliens Arrived Tomorrow?

What If Aliens Arrived Tomorrow?

Would that be a friendly visit?
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What If Thomas Edison Wasn't Born?

What If Thomas Edison Wasn't Born?

How different would our world be?
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What If Earth’s Gravity Was Stronger?

What If Earth’s Gravity Was Stronger?

What would happen if Earth's gravity were to double?
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Methods of execution around the world

Methods of execution around the world

Videographic illustrating existing forms of execution around the world. US federal executions on brink of resuming after 17 years
AFP
"Hope", first Arab mission to Mars

"Hope", first Arab mission to Mars

"Hope", first Arab mission to Mars designed to inspire youth.
AFP
Will There Be A Post Human Species On Earth? | Unveiled

Will There Be A Post Human Species On Earth? | Unveiled

Humans have been around for hundreds of thousands of years, but we won't be here forever... In this video, Unveiled discovers what will come AFTER human beings. The Earth has another 4.5 billion years left until the sun expands and consumes it... ...
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Buried ancient Roman city found without excavating

Buried ancient Roman city found without excavating

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Ghent University in Belgium have discovered the remains of Falerii Novi, an ancient Roman city just 50 kilometers away from Rome that has been buried for roughly 13 centuries.
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Explainer: What is teargas?

Explainer: What is teargas?

Tear gas is a chemical weapon used for crowd control that causes irritation to the eyes, mouth, throat, lungs and skin, thus incapacitating individuals.
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Pentagon war games included squashing domestic insurrection by young activists: report

Pentagon war games included squashing domestic insurrection by young activists: report

The Pentagon conducted a war game in 2018 that pitted armed forces against a youth uprising dubbed "Zbellion," according to documents obtained by the Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.
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Anti-protest weapons, explained

Anti-protest weapons, explained

American police officers have been using a variety of crowd control weapons against Black Lives Matter demonstrators. These weapons can cause serious injuries and, in some instances, even death.
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Why Has Russia Never Been To The Moon? | Unveiled

Why Has Russia Never Been To The Moon? | Unveiled

In the 1960s, America won the race to put a man on the moon... but, surprisingly, Russia never followed suit. In this video, Unveiled uncovers the real reasons why the Soviet Union failed to get to the moon, and why NO ONE has been back since 1972...
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Taiwan drives Chinese warplanes from its airspace

Taiwan drives Chinese warplanes from its airspace

Taiwan's air force scrambled planes to warn off "multiple" Chinese fighter jets that had briefly entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone on June 9, the country's Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.
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Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon announced that it will ban police use of the company's facial recognition tool Rekognition for a year, in a blogpost dated Wednesday.
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How 'white fragility' reinforces racism

How 'white fragility' reinforces racism

Robin DiAngelo's bestselling book White Fragility has provoked an uncomfortable but vital conversation about what it means to be white.
The Guardian
landing sites on Mars

landing sites on Mars

The six-decade space race to explore Mars has led to some 40 missions, at least half of which have been successful, and still the Red Planet inspires new adventures. A look back in an original videographic at the landing sites on Mars of probes an...
AFP
InSight mission to Mars

InSight mission to Mars

Videographic on the InSight mission on Mars; the task is to analyze seismic activity on Mars.
AFP
2020: MISSIONS TO MARS

2020: MISSIONS TO MARS

The summer race to land a space probe on Mars is off to a hot start. Three countries -- The Hope Probe (United Arab Emirates), Tianwen-1 (China) and Mars 2020 (United States) -- have all taken their positions, hoping to take advantage of the perio...
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World Health Organization finally recommends wearing masks in public places

World Health Organization finally recommends wearing masks in public places

The World Health Organization on June 5 changed its guidance on wearing masks to curb the transmission of the COVID-19 disease, recommending governments encourage everyone to wear masks in public places.
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Ex-astronaut Kathy Sullivan dives to deepest known point on Earth

Ex-astronaut Kathy Sullivan dives to deepest known point on Earth

Undersea explorer Victor Vescovo and Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, dived into the Challenger Deep last Sunday, according to a report in the New York Times.The Challenger Deep is the deepest known spot on Earth.
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Pattern analysis of hospital traffic and internet search terms suggest coronavirus outbreak began in

Pattern analysis of hospital traffic and internet search terms suggest coronavirus outbreak began in

Satellite imagery of vehicle traffic around hospitals in Wuhan suggests the coronavirus may have struck the city months before the outbreak was acknowledged, according to Harvard University researchers.
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Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix

Videographic showing the Spielberg circuit ahead of this weekend's Styrian Grand Prix.
AFP
A brief history of Mars exploration

A brief history of Mars exploration

A brief history of missions to Mars. To accompany a dossier on missions to Mars in July 2020 moving on Saturday.
AFP
Do US Presidents Know The Truth About Aliens? | Unveiled

Do US Presidents Know The Truth About Aliens? | Unveiled

What does the US government REALLY know about aliens and UFOs? In this video, Unveiled discovers how much information the President of the United States has about extraterrestrials... Including Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barrack Ob...
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Human mini-livers successfully function in rats

Human mini-livers successfully function in rats

Researchers created a functioning mini-human liver and successfully transplanted it into rats.
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The World Health Organization

The World Health Organization

Videographic on the World health organization. President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats to deprive the UN body of its top funding source over ...
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Explainer: How Rubber Bullets Can Injure You

Explainer: How Rubber Bullets Can Injure You

Rubber bullets fall under the category of kinetic impact projectiles that are used for crowd control purposes by law-enforcement.
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Archeologists document first use of maize as food in Mesoamerica: study

Archeologists document first use of maize as food in Mesoamerica: study

Archeologists may have found out when cave-dwelling prehistoric Mesoamericans began eating maize as a staple, according to a new study in Science Advances.
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Scientists document juvenile great white sharks' diet

Scientists document juvenile great white sharks' diet

Scientists from Australia say the most detailed study to date showed that great white sharks hunted more seabed-dwelling prey than they expected. This paper is published in Frontiers in Marine Science.
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The 5G revolution

The 5G revolution

Videographic explaining fifth generation mobile, or 5G wireless technology. China's ambassador to Britain has warned that London faced a risk to its international reputation if it blocked Huawei from the nation's 5G network.
AFP
What If Earth Was Near the Center of the Milky Way?

What If Earth Was Near the Center of the Milky Way?

What's at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy and what would be different if Earth was positioned there?
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What If Earth’s Axis Was Tilted by 90 Degrees?

What If Earth’s Axis Was Tilted by 90 Degrees?

The Earth sits comfortably in its orbit tilted on its axis at 23 degrees. Knock the planet over - and it wouldn't be the Earth as you know it.
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What If We Had Thermal Vision?

What If We Had Thermal Vision?

Imagine a world where we didn't need any lights, where we could detect diseases just by looking at someone, and literally see right through people's deceptions.
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What If Teleportation Was Possible?

What If Teleportation Was Possible?

What's the most likely way to achieve it? Would it be dangerous?
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What If We Could Refreeze the Arctic?

What If We Could Refreeze the Arctic?

Could we reverse the effects of global climate change by refreezing the arctic?
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What If We Geo-Engineered Earth?

What If We Geo-Engineered Earth?

Scientists have already put forward some interesting ideas.
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The dynamic cryptogram bank card

The dynamic cryptogram bank card

Videographic on the dynamic cryptogram bank card.
AFP
How stop and search in the UK is failing black people

How stop and search in the UK is failing black people

There has been renewed criticism over stop and search in the UK after research found that BAME people are 54% more likely to be fined under coronavirus rules than white people.
The Guardian
Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. Torrential rain hampered the efforts of tens of thousands of rescue workers in southwestern Japan Monday as they hunted for survivors from deadly floods and landslides, with more downpours forecast.
AFP
Why These Creepy Prisons Were Left To Rot | Unveiled

Why These Creepy Prisons Were Left To Rot | Unveiled

In this video, Unveiled explores the world's creepiest and most mysterious abandoned prisons. What do you think... which of these abandoned prisons is creepiest?
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Have 36 Alien Civilizations Colonized The Milky Way? | Unveiled

Have 36 Alien Civilizations Colonized The Milky Way? | Unveiled

A new study suggests that there are 36 alien civilisations LIVING IN THE MILKY WAY. In this video, Unveiled discovers just how close to alien life we might finally be... with scientists proposing that there are communicating, extraterrestrial spec...
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What If You Prevented Your Own Death Through Time Travel? | Unveiled

What If You Prevented Your Own Death Through Time Travel? | Unveiled

In this video, Unveiled discovers plans for future societies to use time travel as a way to prevent their own death. What do you think... would you time travel into the future if it meant you could life forever?
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A Fossil of a Rare Dinosaur has Been Identified in Australia

A Fossil of a Rare Dinosaur has Been Identified in Australia

Five years after the discovery of a pterosaur fossil, a PhD student in Australia noticed that it had been mislabeled and that it actually belonged to a rare dinosaur called Elaphrosaurus.
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Scientists create human cells with squid-like transparency

Scientists create human cells with squid-like transparency

Scientists have engineered color-shifting abilities into human cells. Researchers say their project is inspired by female opalescent inshore squids that evade predators by changing their colors from translucent to opaque white.
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New Ebola Outbreak Detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Ebola Outbreak Detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has confirmed the deaths of five individuals who were infected with Ebola.
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