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NASA's 1st asteroid spacecraft poised for liftoff

While an important mission for NASA, this won't be the first time that humanity has captured rocks and dust from space. The video below outlines the OSIRIS-REx mission . The mother spacecraft, meanwhile, will continue its orbit of the sun. The space probe, named OSIRIS-REx, an acronym representing the various instruments it is carrying, is anticipated to lift off tonight from Space Launch Complex 41 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Obama: Oceans key to protecting planet from climate change

He said the investments the United States and other nations were making with new marine protected areas were vital for their economy and national security, but "also vital to our spirit". President Obama said that his administration "has protected more waters than any in history". BRAD SEWELL: It is like a Dr. Seussian (ph) world down there.

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Dublin Bus Workers Serve Additional Strike Notice

Unions are demanding a basic increase of 15% over three years before they will discuss productivity, and object to what they call preconditions. The Mirror asked Mr Ross would he now open up bus lanes to help ease traffic chaos caused by the strikes.

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Parrot-lizard fossil find is the 'Holy Grail for naked dinosaurs'

In doing so, the researchers discovered that Psittacosaurus used a form of camouflage, called countershading, that is still widely used by many animals today. "The most surprising features include an unusually large and wide head, highly pigmented clusters of scales on the shoulders, robust limbs, patagiums (skin flaps) behind the hind limbs, and a highly pigmented cloaca".

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Typhoon batters Taiwan, barrels into mainland China

But Meranti poses an even bigger threat to China's southeastern coast. A man walks past downed shipping containers at the Kaohsiung Harbour as typhoon Meranti lashed southern Taiwan. Experts say it can be the strongest downpour in history. Civil Aeronautics Administration said most of the inbound as well as outbounds flights were canceled in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.

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Government Evaluating New Samsung Note7 Phone Battery Amid Fire Risk

Samsung has garnered global attention after 35 cases of phone batteries exploding during charging came to light, prompting them to halt sales in multiple countries and issue a recall on September 2. While software hiccups are definitely not unheard of with new smartphones, the Galaxy Note 7 has had much worse luck. On Friday, the manufacturer asked all smartphone owners to shut off and return their phones for a new device by September 30.


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