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Shooting at a business meeting in France kills three

Shooting at a business meeting in France kills three

Three people were killed and one injured in western France on Wednesday after a man open fire during a business meeting, national police told CNN. Police said the motive is unclear but there is a professional link between the shooter — who is also injured — and the company in Saint-Varent, France, where the incident…MORE

Duuuuude? Scientists studied 100 billion tweets to find out why we stretch our words

Duuuuude? Scientists studied 100 billion tweets to find out why we stretch our words

When we speak, we routinely stretch our words to convey emotion or to strengthen their meaning. Excitement: “Yessssssss!” Fear: “Noooooo!” Confusion: “Whaaaattt?” We’ve probably been doing this since humans began to speak, but such informal language has rarely left a written record. It’s only since the rise of social media that we have had an…MORE

A space launch ‘saved’ 1968. If only it could do the same for 2020

A space launch ‘saved’ 1968. If only it could do the same for 2020

In 1968, the pioneering Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission lifted America’s morale in a bitter year of political assassinations, race and anti-war riots, the fading presidency of Lyndon Johnson and a hardening Cold War. On Wednesday, US astronauts are again due to lift off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in another landmark for US…MORE

Astronomers spot blue ‘beast’ of an explosion in the universe

Astronomers spot blue ‘beast’ of an explosion in the universe

There’s a “new beast” lurking out there in the universe. It first showed itself four years ago, when astronomers observed a bright burst of light coming from a tiny galaxy about 500 million light-years from Earth. Now, they know it was a fast blue optical transient, captured in radio waves and X-rays. It produced one…MORE

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

The city-size asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction came from the northeast at a steep angle, maximizing the amount of climate-changing gases unleashed into the atmosphere, a new study has found. That the 200 kilometer (125 mile) wide Chicxulub crater in present-day Mexico was formed when the…MORE

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history, researchers warn

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history, researchers warn

Human activity could drive extinction and destroy billions of years of evolutionary history, which has produced remarkable creatures such as the punk-haired Mary River turtle, the yellow eyed Aye Aye lemur and the Chinese crocodile, researchers have warned. In a study published in the Nature Communications journal on Tuesday, researchers explored how the areas home…MORE

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