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South Korea to resume building two new nuclear reactors, but scraps plans for 6 others

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will resume the suspended construction of two new nuclear reactors from midnight, its energy ministry said on Tuesday, but has torn up plans to build six more reactors as Seoul seeks to meet pledges to cut reliance on nuclear

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Australia weather bureau says climate indicators near La Nina thresholds

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday climate indicators were near the levels associated with a La Nina weather event and pegged the chance of the weather pattern developing this year at 50 percent.

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Astrolabe: Shipwreck find 'earliest navigation tool'

Marine archaeologists say the object - discovered off the coast of Oman - is an astrolabe.

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U.S. government should manage climate risks as costs soar: GAO report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal government should adopt a strategy to manage climate change risks, as their cost to the government may rise as much as $35 billion per year by mid-century, a congressional watchdog office report released on Monday s

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Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

Nicaragua signs the Paris agreement, leaving only two countries not supporting it.

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A Harvard doctor shares the 3-ingredient breakfast she eats at work every morning

Harvard physician Monique Tello said that the typical American breakfast makes her "want to cry."

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The fascinating sex life of Jonathan, the 185-year-old giant tortoise

Straight? Gay? Bisexual? He may be about 185 years old, but the years have clearly done little to quell the sexual appetite of Jonathan, the famous giant tortoise who resides on the remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena.

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Adding 20 minutes to your commute time could lead to dangerous consequences for your job

Bus and train commuters report more dissatisfaction than those who walk or bike.

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Diver swims for miles to safety as shark stalks him off Australian coast

A British diver said he swam for miles to safety after a shark stalked him when he lost sight of his boat off the coast of Australia on Friday.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Shows Logic at Its Prettiest and Ugliest in Episode 6

The Vulcans are one of the most beloved races of "Star Trek" because they show us that eternal fight between logic and emotion that each human has. In this episode, we get to see the nasty side of this fight.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Mission of 'Endurance' in New Book

Scott Kelly left a copy of "Endurance" on the International Space Station — but it wasn't his new book, of the same name, which describes his 340 days on board the space station.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover in 2016: monitor GFW

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Teen girl survives 'Jaws'-like shark attack in Australia

A teenage girl in Australia experienced a scene out of “Jaws” when a shark threw her off her kayak and came back around to hunt her down, reports said on Sunday.

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Waking up in a 3D-printed dome, playing low-gravity basketball and farming alien crops for a living… what a typical day will look like once humans colonise Mars

YOU get in from a long day of farming in near-zero gravity, ditch your spacesuit at the airlock and write an email to your fans on Earth, all before settling down for the night in your radiation-proof home. The year is 2040 and you’re one of the fi

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Sunny weather provides relief for Ivory Coast cocoa farmers

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The sunniest weather in three months should improve the size and quality of Ivory Coast's main crop just before harvesting picks up next month, farmers said on Monday.

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Israel's water worries return after four years of drought

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - It was a source of national pride - technology and discipline besting a crippling lack of water.

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Scientists create FLOATING food that tastes sweeter in mid-air

FORGET forks, there’s now a way to make your food float into your open gob. Scientists have successfully tuned high-frequency sound waves to make food float. But there’s more. Floating food actually tastes sweeter, the experts found, and the

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Best Telescopes for the Money

Here are the best telescopes for the money. Our top picks include recommendations for city dwellers, hobbyists and gift -givers, as well as budget picks. Our editors have selected a few of the best options in each of five categories.

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Best Portable Telescopes

Here are the best portable telescopes for the money. These grab-and-go scopes are ideal for travelers, city dwellers escaping light pollution, and anyone with limited storage space.

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Best Inexpensive Telescopes

Here are the best inexpensive telescopes (sub-$200). These high-quality scopes are light on features but big on value. Each will make a great gift and a fine first telescope.

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Best Telescopes for Hobbyists

Here are the best hobbyist telescopes for the money, including Go-To scopes. From fully automatic to totally hand-driven, these fine instruments will reward you each night out.

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Best Telescopes for Beginners

Here are the best beginner telescopes for the money; a computerized ‘GoTo’ scope driven by your smartphone or tablet, as well as a manually operated scope that comes fully assembled.

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'Others Will Follow': Behind-the-Scenes Photos of a Mars Film Short

A new sci-fi short portrays a crewed mission to Mars that ends in catastrophe. See photos from the making of "Others Will Follow."

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Twelve big cities to buy zero emissions buses, extend green areas

OSLO (Reuters) - Twelve major cities including London, Paris, Los Angeles and Cape Town promised on Monday to buy only zero-emissions buses from 2025 and to make major areas free of fossil fuel emissions by 2030 to protect the environment.

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Best Telescopes for Kids

Looking at the night sky can be an inspiring moment for kids, and the right telescope can drive an interest in astronomy for a lifetime.

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