• Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 at auction
Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for £300,000 at auction

Apart from Hawking, one of Newton's manuscripts sold for around $130,000, a set of seven awards, including Einstein's award for achievement in natural sciences sold for about $387,000, a letter written by Darwin sold for $65,230, and one of Einstein's manuscripts gathered $42,399.

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  • Delhi: Over 600 kg illegal crackers seized, 31 arrested on Diwali
Delhi: Over 600 kg illegal crackers seized, 31 arrested on Diwali

With levels of air pollution classed as "hazardous", the restriction on the almost 40,000 medium and heavy lorries that enter Delhi every day was imposed late Thursday (Nov 8). This air will seriously affect those with ailments, according to the advisory issued by SAFAR. "This will persist for November 10 and 11, so conditions will remain aroun...

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  • Delhi's air quality improves to 'severe'
Delhi's air quality improves to 'severe'

On Monday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded to be "severe" at 434 for Delhi. Another official said if the air quality continues to remain in the "severe" category for 48 hours, they would consider implementing more regulations.

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  • Kepler Spacecraft Mission Leaves a Legacy to Humanity
Kepler Spacecraft Mission Leaves a Legacy to Humanity

The space agency has finally made a decision to decommission Kepler , which has run out of fuel and closed its telescopic eyes forever, while it is still orbiting safely away from Earth. Unlike Cassini, whose kamikaze plunge into Saturn was its final, fiery farewell to the universe, Kepler will get a decommissioning command beamed to it from t...

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  • Probe Parker approaches the Sun
Probe Parker approaches the Sun

As the Parker Solar Probe mission progresses, the spacecraft will repeatedly break its own records, with a final close approach of 3.83 million miles from the Sun's surface expected in 2024. Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. The spacecraft is carrying a number of state-of-the-ar...

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  • Nasa declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead
Nasa declares elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead

The most recent analysis of Kepler's discoveries concludes that 20 to 50 percent of the stars visible in the night sky are likely to have small, possibly rocky, planets similar in size to Earth, and located within the habitable zone of their parent stars.

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  • Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released
Camera footage of Soyuz MS-10 launch failure released

Just yesterday the Russian space agency Roscosmos revealed that it has completed its investigation into the failure of its Soyuz rocket on a recent launch that was supposed to send two crew members to the International Space Station . Roscosmos officials on Wednesday met with their counterparts from NASA to give them a full briefing on the m...

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  • Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane today
Tropical Storm Oscar could become a hurricane today

It had 75 mph maximum sustained winds that extended outward only 15 miles. At 500 a.m. AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Oscar was located near latitude 28.6 north, longitude 58.2 west. Oscar is the eighth hurricane this season, and is projected to take a north-northeasterly track over the next two days. A Small Craft Warning was expected...

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  • NASA releases photos of rectangular iceberg in Antarctica
NASA releases photos of rectangular iceberg in Antarctica

According to NASA officials, the rectangular icebergs appeared to be "freshly calved" from Larsen C, which the parted ways from the iceberg now known as A-68 parted in July 2017. Another rectangular iceberg spotted by the IceBridge team. The A-68 iceberg can also been seen in the distance. The new image comes just days after a photo of a perfe...

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  • Doug Ford slams Trudeau and federal carbon tax plan
Doug Ford slams Trudeau and federal carbon tax plan

He insisted "starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada" but in the next breath promised he'll return 90% of the taxes collected to those who pay them. "They know that carbon pollution doesn't have boundaries". "It will hurt taxpayers, will not be good for the economy and will not help the environment", Conservati...

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  • You Have Tiny Plastic Pieces In Your Stomach, A Study Says
You Have Tiny Plastic Pieces In Your Stomach, A Study Says

The researchers then tested their stool for 10 different types of plastics . The most common were polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene-terephthalate (PET), both found in food and drink packaging. The smallest microparticle particles are able to penetrate the bloodstream, the lymphatic system, even the liver. They're in our water , in our food ,...

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  • Hurricane Willa, headed for Mexico, strengthens to Category 4: NHC
Hurricane Willa, headed for Mexico, strengthens to Category 4: NHC

It was moving to the north at 5 miles per hour (8 kph). 2018 has seen 10 major hurricanes , including Willa, which ties 1992 as the most major hurricanes ever seen in the NE Pacific in one year. Hurricane-force winds extended 30 miles (45 kilometres) from the storm's centre, and tropical storm-force winds were up to 105 miles (165 kilometres) ...

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  • South Florida first responders pull bodies from rubble after Hurricane Michael
South Florida first responders pull bodies from rubble after Hurricane Michael

The Trumps also planned to visit part of Georgia that was hit by Michael before they return to the White House on Monday evening, the White House said . Meanwhile, with power poles and lines down everywhere, power crews were hard at work trying to fix the damage. "We're working on it". The telecommunications giant later announced it would give a...

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  • NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing on earth
NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing on earth

Gerst took the opportunity to point out that the Soyuz spacecraft is "an incredible vehicle", as it was able to save the crew after its booster failure . Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin also praised his team, saying in a translated interview that "the crew performed fantastically". That trio arrived in June.

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  • Climate change report draws call for action from United Nations rights expert
Climate change report draws call for action from United Nations rights expert

The report's authors say that 1.5 degrees is still financially and technologically feasible, but that it's up to governments and institutions to act. "These are sectors that can not be turned off at the flick of a switch". SKEA: And we really need action in that time. After a brief plateau in 2015 and 2016, climate emissions reached a record h...

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  • Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle
Hurricane Michael rips through Florida's Panhandle

The Gulf of Mexico gave Michael exactly what it needed to bulk up into a monster: The water was 4 to 5 degrees F (2.2 to 2.8 degrees C) warmer than normal, and high-atmosphere winds that can disrupt a hurricane were quiet. The storm is now moving at 21 miles per hour. Forecasters said it could drop up to 7 inches (18 centimetres) of rain over...

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  • Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING

The storm made landfall on the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon as one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. The intense Category 4 hurricane was packing maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour when it crashed ashore near Mexico Beach , a lightly populated tourist town about midway along the Panhandle.

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  • Close House and Senate Races That Hurricane Michael Could Hit
Close House and Senate Races That Hurricane Michael Could Hit

The Category 4 storm, which President Donald Trump dubbed a "massive tornado" Wednesday (note: the storm is not a tornado), will test the commitment of campaign volunteers in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia, where incumbents and newcomers are locked in tight races with the 2018 midterm elections less than four weeks away.

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  • Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week
Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week

Be sure to make your preparations now, before the storm moves in on Wednesday night. The NHC said in a tweet that a "life-threatening" storm surge and flash flooding was likely in areas of the Florida Panhandle and described the storm as "dangerous".

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  • Hurricane Michael evacuation: Florida declares emergency - Scott activates national guard
Hurricane Michael evacuation: Florida declares emergency - Scott activates national guard

Michael threatens to become the most the most intense hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle since 1851, according to Philip Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University. As of 5 p.m. EDT, Michael was 295 miles (470 kilometers) south of Panama City, speeding northward at 12 mph (19 kph). "This might be really bad and serious".

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  • One dead after Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle
One dead after Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael will also cause almost one million people to be without power, not just on the coast but inland as well in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The eye of Hurricane Michael , as seen from the International Space Station. Around 375,000 people were under either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders across 18 counties in Florida in...

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  • Climate change report urges immediate action
Climate change report urges immediate action

Scientists have warned that the enormous changes in energy, transportation and land use required to meet this goal are technically possible, but now appear unlikely. The IPCC, the UN's top climate panel, issued the report from Incheon, Republic of Korea, where for the past week, hundreds of scientists and government representatives have been po...

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  • Hurricane Florence threatens USA coast with 'vicious' winds, floods
Hurricane Florence threatens USA coast with 'vicious' winds, floods

As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 17 mph (28 kph). As of 8.00am (1200 GMT), it was packing sustained winds of 130 miles (210 kilometres) per hour, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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  • Roscosmos Head Claims Anti-Russian Sentiment Affecting Cooperation With NASA
Roscosmos Head Claims Anti-Russian Sentiment Affecting Cooperation With NASA

Rogozin said a leading theory continues to be that someone in the station or at a space facility on Earth drilled the hole on goal. If the mission proves successful, India will join an elite group of only three countries - Russia, US and China - which have the capability to launch a manned mission to outer space .

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  • The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system
The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

This potential new moon orbits a giant, Jupiter-sized planet about 8,000 light-years from Earth. In what would quite literally be a colossal first, astronomers may have finally found an exomoon, or a moon orbiting a planet outside of our own solar system.

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  • Lockheed Martin unveils its lunar lander concept vehicle
Lockheed Martin unveils its lunar lander concept vehicle

Lockheed Martin revealed its new concept for a fully reusable lunar lander at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany on Wednesday. According to Tim Cichan, space exploration architect at Lockheed Martin Space , the reusability aspect was made easier because, " this lander doesn't have to endure the punishment of re-...

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  • Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system
Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system

The new celestial body was named "2015 TG387 " or "Goblin" and is about 80 astronomical units from the Sun (an astronomical unit corresponds to Earth-Sun). The orbits of the new extreme dwarf planet 2015 TG387 and its fellow Inner Oort Cloud objects 2012 VP113 and Sedna as compared with the rest of the Solar System.

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  • University Of Michigan Professor Wins Nobel Prize For Work With Lasers
University Of Michigan Professor Wins Nobel Prize For Work With Lasers

In May, the academy - which was founded by King Gustav III in 1786 and is still under royal patronage - announced that in view of its "currently diminished" membership and the public's "reduced confidence" in its deliberations, it would not be awarding a prize this year.

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  • Hurricane Rosa heading for Baja California weakens in Pacific
Hurricane Rosa heading for Baja California weakens in Pacific

There's more rain on the way, but this time it's not from a monsoon storm. Rosa, with maximum sustained winds decreasing to nearly 120 miles per hour (195 kph), was now a Category 3 storm, coming down a notch on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

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  • Kirk returns as tropical storm, other disturbances in Atlantic
Kirk returns as tropical storm, other disturbances in Atlantic

At 8 a.m, Tropical Storm Kirk, carrying maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour, was located about 415 miles east of Barbados and about 535 miles east southeast of Martinique and moving towards the west at 18 miles per hour. Post-tropical cyclone Leslie is still lingering in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. "A small-craft Warning means ...

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