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ESA set to launch satellite to measure the wind on Tuesday

Kourou - The European Space Agency's (ESA) Aeolus satellite mission—named for the guardian of wind in Greek mythology - is set to launch on Tuesday from the Arianespace launch site in French Guiana.

Review: Logan Henderson puts on high-energy show at Jones Beach Theater Special

Wantagh - On August 19, singer-songwriter Logan Henderson (of Big Time Rush fame) performed at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh.

Justin Trudeau formally announces he'll run again in 2019

Montreal - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not only continued his yearly tradition of walking in Montreal's Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, He then formally announced his nomination at a party event later in his Montreal riding of Papineau.

How graphene can advance quantum computers

Researchers have been investigating how graphene can be used as a nanoscale electron trap. This application has several potential applications in quantum computers, helping ecologists on the path to building more advanced computers.

Sleeping tablets connected to risk of Alzheimer’s disease

A new research study finds that benzodiazepines and related drugs (so-called Z drugs) are linked with a small increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Essential Science: Moderate carb intake is good for health

Boston - Contrary to some dietary advice, such as the Atkins Diet, a new tranche of research suggests that a moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for general health and well-being.

Olivia Newton-John celebrates the 40th anniversary of 'Grease'

Beverly Hills - On August 15, Olivia Newton-John celebrated the 40th anniversary on "Grease," with a special screening that was held in Beverly Hills, California.

Western U.S. drought taking its toll on farmers' crops and cattle

Over half the western U.S. is currently experiencing some level of drought, reports the U.S. Drought Monitor. Sparsely populated areas in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, in particular, are grappling with dry conditions of historic proportions.

Confusion reigns as Venezuela braces for release of new banknotes

Caracas - Beleaguered Venezuelans braced Monday for the rollout of President Nicolas Maduro's radical new plan to curb the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown their oil-rich, cash-poor nation into turmoil.

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Tripoli - Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

Electric scooter startups are about to run into Trump tariffs

As electric scooter-rental startups like Bird and Lime battle for market share on American streets, in a matter of days, the budding companies will be slammed with a slew of Trump tariffs.

Once a top brand Lexar to re-enter flash storage market

San Jose - Lexar, a well-known name in digital storage decided to cease operation in 2017. Yet according to an announcement recently in Camerajabber the company is returning to the storage business and will begin producing and shipping flash storage this fall.

Model claiming Trump secrets pleads not guilty in Thailand case

Pattaya - A Belarusian model who sparked global intrigue after claiming she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of running an illegal "sex training" class in Thailand.

Spikeball: the US sport coming to a beach or backyard near you

New York - For a game still in its infancy Spikeball -- a beach sport which looks like the love child of volleyball and tennis -- is already making global waves.

New laser scanner finds unmarked graves

The laser based technology LiDAR might be more commonly associated with the development of autonomous cars, but it has another application of interest to pathologists: finding unmarked graves.

Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Birmingham - Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.

Leadership fears see Australia PM back away from climate targets

Sydney - Australia shelved plans to embed carbon emissions targets in law Monday, after a party revolt against embattled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Robots can significantly influence children's opinions

Plymouth - New research has shown how robots have the power to significantly influence children's opinions, with children being far more open to influence than adults after interacting with a machine.

Morgan Motor Co. still makes cars by hand and uses some wood

Malvern Link - For almost 120 years now Morgan Motor Company has been making three-wheeled and four-wheeled cars in a small factory in western England in Malvern Link southwest of Birmingham.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Kochi - Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.
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