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The Yellow Glass Of The Sahara Was Created By An Asteroid Impact

A peculiar and mysterious yellow glass can be found in the desert of Egypt and Libya. It has been known about for thousands of years and was famously used to make a scarab for the pectoral of 18th-dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun. For a long time, we’ve been uncertain of its origin, but now researchers think they have finally found the culprit. As reported in the journal Geology, the yellow glass was caused by a meteorite impact that took place 29 million years ago. The researchers analyzed zircons within glass samples found in the Libyan desert and…

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Million Dollar Donation To Trump’s Inaugural Comes Under Scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Real estate mogul Franklin Haney contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and all he’s got to show for the money is the glare of a federal investigation. His tale is a familiar one in Washington, where lobbyists and wealthy donors use their checkbooks to try to sway politicians. It’s a world Haney is accustomed to operating in and one that Trump came into office pledging to upend. Yet Trump has left in place many of the familiar ways to wield influence. Trump’s former personal…

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Inspiring photo shows college grad standing in the fruit fields where her immigrant parents work

(CNN)Erica Alfaro says she never forgot the advice her mom gave her when the two worked long hours together in California’s Central Valley tomato fields. “With love I dedicate my master’s to my parents. Their sacrifice to come to this country to give us a better future was well worth it,” Alfaro said when she shared her graduation photos on her Facebook and Instagram accounts this month. Growing up, Alfaro crossed the US-Mexico border for school Alfaro said her parents are farmers who were never able to go to school.…

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Trump meets Japanese Emperor as he begins business portion of state visit

Tokyo (CNN)After a day of casual diplomatic male bonding, President Donald Trump entered the more stately portion of his visit to Japan on Monday, honoring the country’s newly enthroned Emperor and sitting for trade- and security-focused talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. From there it was into hours of sit-down talks with Abe, who hopes to cement his status as Trump’s top global friend. “It’s a very important thing, not only in Japan, but all over the world they’re talking about it,” Trump said of his visit, which came a…

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Try This Experiment To See If Your Soda Can Holds A Sneaky Secret

Compared to their plastic counterparts, a can of soda might seem like the more environmentally friendly, plastic-free option. However, just below the surface of many aluminum cans there lies a very sneaky secret. MEL Science recently posted a video of an experiment that shows how some aluminum soda cans actually contain a strange film of plastic. They even have the courtesy of showing you how to carry out the experiment yourself and explain a little bit about the chemistry behind the reaction. Here’s how you can do try it at home.…

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Maine bars residents from opting out of immunizations for religious or philosophical reasons

(CNN)Maine has become the fourth state in the nation to prohibit people from opting out of immunization for religious or philosophical reasons. She also acknowledged that the immunization issue was “very emotional” for the people of her state. “People of good will hold sincere beliefs on both sides of the issue,” she said, “but Maine has a vaccination opt-out rate that is three times higher than the national average for students entering Kindergarten and the state ranks seventh in the country for the rate of non-medical exemptions taken among school-age…

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Illusions Are Not Just Optical, This One Is Physical And You Can Try It At Home

There’s a new illusion on the block, and no it’s not The Dress 2.0. It’s not even an optical illusion. This is a physical illusion, and you can try it at home. The illusion involves making a single object feel heavier than a group of objects that the single object is part of, which is, of course, impossible. In a new study, purportedly the first to document a somatosensory illusion, researchers declare: “Impossibility can not only be seen, but also felt.” The researchers, from Johns Hopkins University, admit they borrowed…

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Javid to run for Tory party leader

Tory leadership contenders – who’s standing? The people who will choose the UK’s next prime minister In a video, Mr Javid said he wanted to “rebuild trust, to find unity and create new opportunities for our country”. He said the results of the European elections – which saw his party score less than 10% of the total vote, compared to nearly 25% in 2014 – made it “all too clear” that the government “must get on and deliver Brexit to ensure there is renewed trust in our democracy”. He added:…

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U.S. Navy Pilot Reported Near Miss With UFO Off East Coast

U.S. Navy almost collided with an according to a New York Times report published Sunday. The UFO, which the Pilots said they reported these inexplicable sightings to Navy leadership. declassified military video made public last March showed two Navy pilots being caught off guard after a flying object without a wing, tail or exhaust plume crossed their path in 2015. The Navy said in April that it was updating and formalizing the process by which pilots can report unidentified or unauthorized flying objects. It did not believe that aliens had intruded…

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