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Facebook’s board authorizes $6 billion share repurchase program

US News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 07:56

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In a document filed with the SEC on Friday afternoon, social network Facebook has revealed that the company's board has authorized a $6 billion stock buyback or share repurchase program.

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Scientists drill into Chicxulub Crater to better understand the hollow feature

US News - Sat, 11/19/2016 - 07:08

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A massive asteroid slammed into the Earth nearly 65 million years ago, bringing the dinosaur epoch to an end and producing a massive crater in the process.

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Salmonella risk prompts 4C Foods Corp. to recall grated cheeses

US News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:02

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Brooklyn, N. Y.-headquartered 4C Foods Corporation has issued a nationwide recall for some of its grated cheeses after food inspectors detected a possible salmonella contamination risk.

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Apple launches repair program for ‘touch disease’ flaw affecting iPhone 6 Plus

US News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 08:32

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In a recent post on its website, tech biggie Apple has announced the launch of a new repair program for the widely reported 'touch disease' hardware malfunction affecting iPhone 6s Plus handsets.

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International crew on the way to ISS

US News - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 06:55

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Carrying a trio of astronauts for a six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Soyuz FG rocket blasted off from its pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at GMT-5; 2:20 a. m. on Friday (local time).

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Woman gives birth to ‘twins’ who were conceived 10 days apart

US News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:38

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An Australian woman, who was told that she might never be able to conceive, eventually gave birth to twins who were conceived 10 days apart.

Kate Hill, a resident of Brisbane, was diagnosed in 2006 with a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome, which means her ovaries were not producing eggs. She underwent hormone therapy that helped more than expected.

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Microsoft joins Linux Foundation as platinum member

US News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 08:01

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According to an Ars Technica report, software biggie Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has become a platinum-level member of the Linux Foundation.

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Florida sets aside 13 areas to protect vulnerable wildlife

US News - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 07:19

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More than a dozen areas across the state of Florida have been set aside to protect vulnerable wildlife during critical times such as breeding, feeding and migration, officials announced on Wednesday.

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Late-stage breast cancer more prevalent in black women than white: study

US News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:51

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The advanced stage of the deadly disease of breast cancer is more prevalent among black/African and Caribbean women than white breast cancer patients in England, a new study by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England revealed.

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Snap Inc. has confidentially filed paperwork for an IPO

US News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 08:06

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According to reports citing unidentified sources familiar with confidential proceedings at Snap Inc., the company has filed paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO).

The filing for the IPO has been made, in confidentiality, by Snap with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in recent weeks.

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2016 projected to be hottest year on record

US News - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 07:57

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2016 is slated to be the hottest year on record as the average global temperature is breaching last year's record-making temperature, The United Nation's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its latest report.

An analysis of fresh data indicated that 2016's average global temperature is nearly 1.2 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial levels.

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H5N8 bird flu kills 1,500 birds on Israeli farm: OIE

US News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:20

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An outbreak of highly infectious H5N8 bird flu virus on an Israeli farm has already killed more than 1,500 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) warned on Monday.

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Google plans to ban fake-news websites from using AdSense

US News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:08

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Tech giant Google has revealed in a Monday announcement that websites which host fake news will be banned from using the company's online advertising service.

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Mars mission expected to remain a priority under Trump

US News - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 06:34

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Over the past many years, President Barack Obama and SpaceX founder Elon Musk made it sound like efforts to send humans to Mars might escape the realm of science fiction in the near future. But, many fear that President- elect Donald Trump may hurt those efforts.

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‘Mars’ series premiering today on National Geographic

US News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:56

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An innovative hybrid of drama and documentary featuring a manned mission to Mars is premiering at 9 p.m. today, November 14th, on the National Geographic channel.

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Florida manatees are on the move in search for warmer waters

US News - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 08:09

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The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has urged boaters to slow down and remain vigilant as moving manatees can pose a hazard.

Florida manatees are 1,000-pound whiskered marine mammals that shift their location this time of the year in search for warmer waters to spend harsh winter in.

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