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Iceland pilot whales: Dozens of dead mammals found beached

Image copyright David Schwarzhans Image caption David Schwarzhans, the pilot of the sightseeing helicopter, took images of the whales Dozens of dead beached whales have been spotted by sightseers during a helicopter flight over western Iceland. The dead pilot whales were photographed during the trip on Thursday over a beach at Longufjorur. It’s unclear how the mammals became beached. The ...

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‘Brilliant’: Artificial gravity isn’t just science fiction

In what sounds like something straight out of science fiction, researchers are testing out a form of artificial gravity to counter the physiological hazards of weightlessness astronauts experience in space. At a research facility in Cologne, Germany, scientists employ the physics of centrifugation (spinning) to create an effect similar to gravitational pull by putting test volunteers in a large rotating ...

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Pentagon: 2,100 more troops headed to U.S.-Mexico border in Texas

July 18 (UPI) — An additional 2,100 troops, including 1,100 active-duty service members and 1,000 Texas National Guard soldiers, will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border “in the next several weeks,” the Pentagon announced. Acting Defense Secretary Richard Spencer, who took responsibility of the Defense Department on Tuesday, authorized the additional personnel Wednesday. On Thursday, Spencer, who has been the ...

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