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The 90% of disasters are weather-related

A recent study shows that weather, not earthquakes or tornadoes, is causing most of Earth's natural disasters . Besides thousands of deaths, 4.1 billion were wounded in weather disasters. "Population growth will continue to put more and more people in harm's way while uncontrolled building on flood plains and storm-prone coastal zones will increase human vulnerabilities to extreme weather events", the report noted.

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Black Friday Laptop Deals From Amazon and Others

The online retailer has slashed the worth of Samsung, LG & Sony HDTVs, making them more reasonably priced this season. This HDTV features an efficient refresh rate of 120 clear motion rate (CMR) & an LED backlight. This deal is aimed at Best Buy's prime doorbuster deal, the $149.99 49-inch Toshiba TV. This laptop computer features a 1TB HDD along with Intel Core i7 and has 8GB of RAM.

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BlackBerry Phone With Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC Spotted in Benchmark

Until an official statement from the Canadian smartphone manufacturer arrives, it may be safe to assume that the new BlackBerry entry is actually a Samsung Galaxy S6 entry with a changed model name. The S6 has a 5.1 QHD touchscreen, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 16MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie snapper. "Select handsets" really is the magical word here because you shouldn't expect to get your hands on BlackBerry's first Android smartphone for up to 20 percent off.

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National Dog Show 2015

The live stream of the Purina National Dog Show complements the television coverage of the event and also makes it easy to watch for those away from a television today - of if the television is occupied with football. As is the case with the desktop livestream, you'll need a cable provider log-in to watch. If you don't have cable, multiple accounts can be signed in at once so ask a friend for login details.

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Astronomers find why Star VY Canis Majoris is losing Weight

The stellar behemoth, a red hypergiant located 3,900 light-years from Earth, is quickly shedding mass, and now new observations are helping astronomers better understand how and why. Prior studies about this mass shedding event in stars can only be theorized however, using SPHERE data, this is now considered as direct evidence of this phenomenon, where large grains of dust enshroud this hypergiant.

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Rocket made for space tourism completes trip for first time

On the conference call, Bezos responded to Musk's tweeted remarks by noting that Blue Origin's New Shepard had just achieved "the hardest part of vertical landing and re-usability ... Musk referring to the US Air Force/NASA X-15 experimental rocket plane and SpaceShipOne tweeted that the actual credit for the first reusable suborbital rocket goes to X-15.