Elon Musk set to reveal big news about his quest to conquer Mars

Elon Musk is preparing to make a major announcement about the development of a spacecraft which will one day carry brave explorers to Mars. The billionaire recently celebrated the successful test of a rocket called Starhopper – a prototype of a spacecraft called Starship. And now he’s said that big news is coming about the development of this craft. ‘Now […]

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The lineup combination Mets never saw coming

Jed Lowrie remains stashed in Florida, perhaps in the witness protection program under the name Ivan, which appropriately enough would give him the initials “IL.” The Mets signed the veteran infielder last offseason as part of their flexibility plan, which would allow manager Mickey Callaway to rotate various pieces while maintaining team depth. At the time Pete Alonso was a […]

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MTA will soon begin testing new swipe-free payment system

Select New Yorkers will soon bid farewell to the dreaded “please swipe again” message on their morning commutes. Starting Friday, the test phase of the MTA’s OMNY program — short for One Metro New York — will officially roll out, allowing for contactless payments to get onto the subway. These payments will be made through high-tech readers in place at […]

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Huawei-owned Honor launches new phones despite ongoing trade troubles

Huawei has released a new line-up of phones through its sub-brand Honor at a special event in London. The launch comes even as the company is embroiled in politics that are causing uncertainty around its products. An executive order from US President Donald Trump last week effectively banned technology firms from ‘foreign adversaries’ trading with US companies without approval. Google […]

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Bones of mysterious extinct Neanderthal-like humans discovered in the Himalayas

Both Denisovans and their sister human sub-species, the Neanderthals, are known to have interbred with the ancestors of people living today. Most intriguingly, modern Sherpas and Tibetans appear to have inherited Denisovan genetic variants that help them cope with high altitudes. The new find suggests that they settled on the Tibetan plateau thousands of years before early modern humans, and […]

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Veteran diplomat set to guide Algeria's transition after protests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran diplomat who is expected to steer Algeria’s political transition after mass protests, has won respect from foreign leaders and his country’s political elite during his long career. But his appointment may not go down well with protesters demanding rapid change. At 85, he is three years older than President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and from […]

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