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Game Changers

Game Changers

An original documentary series providing a compelling look at the business leaders and entrepreneurs who climbed to the top and changed our world.
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Conquistador anchors discovered off Mexico Gulf Coast

Conquistador anchors discovered off Mexico Gulf Coast

Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History have announced that two 500-year-old iron ship anchors have been discovered on Mexico's Gulf Coast.
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover successfully completes its first test drive

NASA's Mars 2020 rover successfully completes its first test drive

As part of NASA's preparation for next year's Mars mission, the Mars 2020 rover took its first driving test at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on December 17.
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President Trump impeached, set to face trial in Senate

President Trump impeached, set to face trial in Senate

Donald Trump has now been officially impeached, making him the third U.S. president after Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton to face removal from office.
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Volcanic climate change pre-asteroid impact may have contributed to dinosaur extinction

Volcanic climate change pre-asteroid impact may have contributed to dinosaur extinction

A new study published in Nature Communications has found evidence that another event may have contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
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Easter Island's Moai statues may have fertilized ancient inhabitant's crops

Easter Island's Moai statues may have fertilized ancient inhabitant's crops

Easter Island's Moai[b] stone monoliths might have been created out of the belief they would make crops more fertile, according to new research by the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Sloped toilets proposed to reduce long bathroom breaks

Sloped toilets proposed to reduce long bathroom breaks

British company StandardToilet has unveiled a new design in which the toilet is tilted downwards at a 13 degree angle in a bid to reduce the amount of time spent in the bathroom.
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The British Royal Family

The British Royal Family

Videographic presenting the British royal family.
AFP
The Animals Getting Harmed By Australia Bushfires

The Animals Getting Harmed By Australia Bushfires

Australia is suffering one of its worst bushfire seasons in history
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See If You Can Read These Cats' Facial Expressions!

See If You Can Read These Cats' Facial Expressions!

Try your skills in our first quiz video!
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Tennis - how surfaces affect play

Tennis - how surfaces affect play

Videographic on the different tennis court surfaces and how they affect play. World number one Rafael Nadal will take on Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the Australian Open first round next week while Serena Williams faces Anastasia Potapova in her quest...
AFP
NASA selects asteroid target site for spacecraft to sample

NASA selects asteroid target site for spacecraft to sample

NASA has selected a target site for the spacecraft OSIRIS[c]-REx[d] to gather samples on the asteroid Bennu, according to the mission's principal investigator Dante Lauretta.
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How Facebook shows consumers ads based on their offline shopping habits

How Facebook shows consumers ads based on their offline shopping habits

Facebook is able to gather data about user shopping habits, both online and offline, in order to serve targeted ads on its platform, according to a new report by Business Insider.
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More brain-power for sight needed than previously thought

More brain-power for sight needed than previously thought

Researchers say that the visual world humans perceive is produced by parts of the brain lying outside of the visual cortex, according to a new study published in Current Biology.
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Ocean contains a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought

Ocean contains a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought

A new study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego suggests that the ocean could potentially contain a million times more microplastic particles than previously thought.
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NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon

NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon

Space researchers have proposed building a network of radio antennas on the far side of the moon, according to a NASA funded report.
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Taal volcano in the Philippines

Taal volcano in the Philippines

Videographic on Taal volcano. The volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their homes fearing a massive eruption.
AFP
Impeachment

Impeachment

Videographic on impeachment. The House of Representatives is expected to transmit articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate Wednesday, setting the stage for a trial next week that will decide whether the 45th US president is force...
AFP
Air pollution

Air pollution

Videographic on air pollution. Bushfire smoke disrupted the Australian Open build-up Wednesday for a second straight day to deepen concerns about the fate of the year's first tennis Grand Slam
AFP
'Impossibly big' black hole not as big as previously calculated

'Impossibly big' black hole not as big as previously calculated

Two new studies have called into question the size of the "impossibly big" black hole named LB-1, according to papers published independently to the arXiv database.
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Stressed out plants emit sounds

Stressed out plants emit sounds

New research from Tel Aviv University has found that plants make noise when stressed.For the study, scientists focused on tomato and tobacco plants. They placed plants into three groups.
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Avalanches

Avalanches

Videographic illustrating how avalanches occur. Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded...
AFP
Landslides

Landslides

Videographic on landslides. Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall.
AFP
Coronaviruses

Coronaviruses

Videographic on coronaviruses. A new virus from the same family as the deadly SARS disease has spread beyond China's borders for the first time with a case emerging in Thailand, UN and Thai officials said on Monday.
AFP
Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Videographic on the Cannes film festival. American director Spike Lee was named president of this year's Cannes film festival jury on Tuesday, becoming the first black head of the panel. VIDEOGRAPHICS
AFP
The Cannes Palais des Festivals

The Cannes Palais des Festivals

Short videographic locating the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. American director Spike Lee was named president of this year's Cannes film festival jury on Tuesday, becoming the first black head of the panel.
AFP
Global warming

Global warming

Videographic on global warming. New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping global warming out of reach, scientists have told AFP.
AFP
Rain or shine: how to predict the weather

Rain or shine: how to predict the weather

Videographic on weather forecasting. Hopes of containing Australia's months-long bushfire crisis rose Tuesday with heavy rain forecast, but toxic smoke in Melbourne disrupted warm-up events for the year's first tennis Grand Slam.
AFP
The carbon cycle

The carbon cycle

Videographic looking at CO2. New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping global warming out of reach, scientists have told AFP.
AFP
The Top 10 Trends That Will Rule 2020

The Top 10 Trends That Will Rule 2020

What is your favorite trend?
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The British Royal Family

The British Royal Family

Videographic presenting the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth II and other senior British royals were gathering for a meeting Monday with Prince Harry in an attempt to solve the crisis triggered by his bombshell announcement that he and wife M...
AFP
Get away from it all...in space

Get away from it all...in space

Videographic showing how holidays in space may soon become the latest craze. A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the Moon with him on a SpaceX rocket.
AFP
Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Videograpic on volcanoes. Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning spewed from a volcano south of the Philippine capital on Monday, grounding hundreds of flights as authorities warned of a possible "explosive eruption".
AFP
New recluse spider species discovered in Mexico Valley: biologists

New recluse spider species discovered in Mexico Valley: biologists

Biologists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico said they have discovered a new species of recluse spiders named Loxosceles tenochtitlan in Mexico Valley.
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Sinkhole causes chaos in Xiamen

Sinkhole causes chaos in Xiamen

A massive sinkhole swallowed up several cars and part of a busy road intersection in Xiamen, China at 9:50 pm on Thursday, Chinese officials told China News.
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Saving ozone layer reduced climate change effects

Saving ozone layer reduced climate change effects

A new study from the University of New South Wales has found that in addition to allowing the ozone layer to recover, the Montreal Protocol has also slowed the rate of climate change by up to 25 percent.
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ClearSpace wins contract for space debris collecting spacecraft: ESA

ClearSpace wins contract for space debris collecting spacecraft: ESA

The European Space Agency has commissioned the world's first mission to capture a piece of space debris from Earth's orbit in 2025.
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How hackers could use smart home devices to access personal data

How hackers could use smart home devices to access personal data

The FBI issued a statement earlier this month warning consumers about smart home devices that could be vulnerable to hacks.This includes smart digital assistants, smart watches, smart refrigerators, home security devices, and gaming systems.
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon

Short videographic on the SpaceX project. An in-flight abort test of SpaceX Crew Dragon takes place on Saturday.
AFP
Iranian missile ranges and launch sites

Iranian missile ranges and launch sites

Videographic on ballistic missiles in Iran and their range, as well as Iranian missile sites.
AFP
The power of dams

The power of dams

Videographic illustrating the role played by the world's dams in renewable energy. AFP is today publishing a package on the crisis facing Asia's great rivers looking at how climate change, pollution, geopolitics, and chronic water mismanagement th...
AFP
Autonomous cars: hands on the wheel for now

Autonomous cars: hands on the wheel for now

Videographic on autonomous cars. CES tech show, Las Vegas. As cars evolve into rolling mobile computers, the potential for disastrous cyber attacks has become a new road hazard. New car models are packed with computer chips, sensors and mobile tec...
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LED fishing nets could save turtles and dolphins

LED fishing nets could save turtles and dolphins

Researchers at the University of Exeter and Peruvian NGO ProDelphinus have found that by putting LED lights on top of floating commercial fishing nets, the number of critically endangered species caught in them, can be reduced by 70 percent or more.
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Physics of 'tiger stripes' on Saturn Moon Enceladus explained

Physics of 'tiger stripes' on Saturn Moon Enceladus explained

Scientists may have finally solved the mystery of the 'tiger stripes' on Saturn's moon Enceladus, according to a study published in Nature Astronomy.
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The Moon

The Moon

Videographic on the Moon. NASA has completed the giant rocket that will take US astronauts back to the Moon, the space agency's head announced Monday, pledging the mission would take place in 2024 despite being beset by delays.
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