Alia Knight

Greenland Shark may live up to 250 years

In the freezing waters of the sub-Arctic ocean lurks a mysterious and slow-moving beast known as the Greenland shark. It’s a massive animal that can grow up to six metres in length. Now, new research suggests it may have a massive lifespan as well. According to a paper published recently in Science, …

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Nigeria Moves to Make November 30th National Anti Piracy Day

Nigeria has proposed November 30, 2016, as National Anti-Piracy Day to promote efforts in the enforcement of laws to fight piracy and in repositioning the creative economy. The date was proposed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, when the caretaker committee of the Performing Musicians Employers …

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Kurdish and Arab Forces Liberate City of Manjib from ISIS Control

The Syrian city of Manjib has been freed from the control of the militant group ISIS, also known as “Daeesh.” The capture of the city, located on a key supply route between the Turkish border and the city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate, deprives the …

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Chinese Olympic Swimmer Chen Xinyi Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide on Thursday at the Rio Olympics, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic used as a masking agent, causing those who use it to make more urine, according to WebMD. The 18-year-old Xinyi, who finished fourth in the 100-meter butterfly …

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Sara Ahmed Becomes First Egyptian Woman to Win Olympic Medal

Egyptian weightlifter Sara Ahmed said she had blazed a trail for women athletes after becoming the first female from her country to stand on the Olympic podium with weightlifting bronze at Rio Wednesday. Ahmed, wearing a sports hijab, lifted 255 kg in the women’s 69kg weightlifting competition to finish third …

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Indian Activist Irom Sharmila Ends 16 Year Hunger Strike

One of India’s most prominent political activists ended a 16-year hunger strike Tuesday, licking honey from her hand and declaring “I will never forget this moment.” Irom Sharmila had been force-fed through a tube in her nose and held by police since November 2000, when she began her fast to …

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NASA Hires US Companies to Develop Habitats for Mars Mission

In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet, the US space agency has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to …

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NASA Hires US Companies to Develop Habitats for Mars Mission

In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet,  NASA has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to Mars. Through the …

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Japan’s Emperor Gives Rare Address to the Public On His Health and Age

In a rare televised address, Japan’s Emperor Akihito said if his health worsens he fears he will not be able to fulfill his duties. “I am already 80 years old, and fortunately I am now in good health,” said the monarch, who turns 83 in December. “However, when I consider …

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Hillary Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Grows

Hillary Clinton Becomes First Ever Female Presidential Nominee From a Major Party

Hillary Clinton has advanced among women and consolidated support within her party since her nominating convention, while a difficult few weeks have left Donald Trump still struggling on basic ratings from his temperament to his qualifications for office. She leads him by 8 points in a new ABC News/Washington Post …

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