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Space photo highlights ‘catastrophic’ shrinking of Aral Sea

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov has reminded his Instagram followers of the “catastrophic” desiccation of the Aral Sea, posting a space photo of what was one of the four largest lakes in the world just 50 years ago. Shkaplerov, who is currently serving as a flight engineer on the International Space Station, posted the image on his Instagram page. “Currently the ...

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Russian warship catches fire in Far East port (PHOTO, VIDEO)

A Russian Navy destroyer has caught fire in the port of the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok. Images of the vessel shared on social media show clouds of smoke spewing from the ship’s deck structures. The Marshal Shaposhnikov, a destroyer from the Russian Pacific Fleet, caught fire on Friday morning while anchored in Vladivostok. Eleven fire trucks and 48 ...

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‘It worked’: Indian farmer posts porn star’s photo to ‘ward off evil eye’

An Indian farmer erected a large poster of actress Sunny Leone to keep his crops safe from the “evil eye” of fellow villagers. The unusual version of a scarecrow did the trick, he claims. A Chenchu Reddy, 45, has a large vegetable crop in Banda Kindi Palle, a village in India’s Nellore district in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh. ...

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Stunning photo captures single atom trapped in magnetic field

An incredible award-winning photo reveals what a lone atom trapped in a magnetic field would look like to the naked eye. ‘Single Atom in an Ion Trap’ was taken by David Nadlinger, from the University of Oxford through a window of a ultra-high vacuum chamber that houses the ion trap. The striking image was awarded the overall prize in a ...

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SpaceX engineer once featured in ‘nerd party’ meme (PHOTO)

The world watched in awe Tuesday as SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket, but little did we know that one of the engineers responsible for the operation is actually a meme superstar. Tomasz Czajka, a Polish flight software engineer at SpaceX since 2014, having previously worked at Google has carved out a highly prestigious career for himself. However, Czajka shot ...

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Car’s plunge into river pours cold water on lovers’ passions (PHOTO)

A young couple getting frisky in the back seat of a car had their passions quickly extinguished when their vehicle accidentally rolled backwards into the river Elbe. In the midst of their love making one of the pair accidentally knocked off the handbrake sending the Smart car trundling into the major river. Witnesses told the Hamburg Morning Post the couple ...

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‘Speak softly & carry a big stick’: US Navy tweets Roosevelt quote, photo of aircraft carrier

As the Trump administration plans to boost US naval might amid global tensions, the US Navy has tweeted President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous phrase reminding adversaries that Washington can “speak softly, and carry a big stick.” The US 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, tweeted the photo of the carrier on Thursday. Underneath the photo is the phrase made famous ...

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Jet slides on runway & bursts into flames at airshow (PHOTO, VIDEOS)

A South Korean single-seater aircraft skidded off the runway and burst into flames in front of a stunned crowd of spectators during the 2018 Singapore Airshow. The aircraft caught fire after crashing into the grass verge on runway 1 while taking off from Changi Airport at about 1:30 pm local time Tuesday, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. ...

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The Pixel 2’s Visual Core photo processor now works with Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat

Visual Core was a strange little surprise from Google when it revealed it back in October. The system company waited three weeks until after the Pixel 2’s announcement to talk up the system-on-a-chip that had been lying in wait inside the handset the whole time. For most of its life, the photography-focused processor has been devoted to improving photos taken ...

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Protest & cheers at warm-up game for unified Korean Olympic hockey team (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Supporters and protesters gathered in Incheon, South Korea Sunday as the unified Korean women’s hockey team played out their first warm-up game ahead of the Winter Olympic Games later this month. READ MORE: N. Korea cancels joint event with S. Korea, blames media – report The team, made up for the first time of players from across North and South ...

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