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January 31 will bring a rare "lunar trifecta" - a Super Blue Blood Moon. By the way, the whole double blue moon thing only happens about four times a century and not again until 2037. On average, that corresponds to once every 265 years! As is well known, the start and the end of the Hijric months depend on Moon's motion whether it completes one cycle approximately in every 29.5 days or not, and based on that the length of each Hijric month is decided.
  • Oldest human fossil outside Africa is dug up in Israel

    Oldest human fossil outside Africa is dug up in Israel

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    This suggests that modern humans may have been on the move, specifically migrating from Africa, at least 50,000 years earlier than previously believed. But the Jebel Irhoud fossil was most likely not as "modern" as the Misliya fossil. "They routinely used fire, made wide use of plants, and produced an Early Middle Paleolithic stone tool kit, employing sophisticated innovative techniques similar to those found with the earliest modern humans in Africa", she said.
  • 11 billion pieces of plastic are infecting corals

    11 billion pieces of plastic are infecting corals

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    Corals are already in danger from ocean acidification and warming seas which is causing mass bleaching events . Coral reefs are under assault by a growing threat: tons of floating plastic dumped into oceans by humans. Globally, more than 275 million people live within 30km of coral reefs, relying on them for food, coastal protection, tourism income, and cultural value.
  • Watch 40 minutes of Monster Hunter

    Watch 40 minutes of Monster Hunter

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    The gallery allows you to view all of the cutscenes you have watched so far in the game. Xbox One X and PS4 Pro users will be able to play the optimised version of Monster Hunter World on day one. The first Extra Battle Monster Hunter challenge goes live on March 8. In Monster Hunter: "World , the latest installment in the series, you can enjoy the ultimate hunting experience, using everything at your disposal to hunt monsters in a new world teeming with surprises and excitement".
  • Apple now has almost 30 self-driving vehicles roaming California streets

    Apple now has almost 30 self-driving vehicles roaming California streets

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    Like other companies testing self-driving auto technology, Apple specifically deploys Lexus RX450h model SUVs equipped with loads of data collecting sensors. Calling the company's research into self-driving cars the "mother of all AI projects", Cook added that while the work is incredibly hard, it's nonetheless an incredibly strategic area for Apple.
  • Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S9 on February 25th

    Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S9 on February 25th

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    As for the secondary camera, there is no solid indication that the S9 will have a dual-camera setting, but the front sensor is rumored to be used for a similar function that Apple had introduced with the iPhone X . This is also in the rumor that the video is indirectly teasing the upcoming flagship of Samsung . In these listings the case maker depicts clear renderings of what it thinks the Galaxy S9 Plus will look like, and so far it's chosen silver and gray like last year's Galaxy S8 ...
  • Dead Cells coming to consoles, launching same day as PC 1.0

    Dead Cells coming to consoles, launching same day as PC 1.0

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    Although the art style of Dead Cells has lower demands for system requirements, the hardware options available to the Nintendo Switch may separate itself from its console counterparts. Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, Castlevania-inspired action-platformer, allowing you to explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle in 11 different levels with fluid and fun to play combat.
  • Donald Trump's administration might stop funding on ISS by 2025

    Donald Trump's administration might stop funding on ISS by 2025

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    An official request for the budget is set to release on 12th February and chances are the draft might change. Ending support would free up resources for other work, such as the Space Launch System , the Orion crew capsule or the recent directive to return NASA astronauts to the moon, signed by the President a year ago.
  • Get Prepared for a Tremendous Blue Blood Moon on January 31

    Get Prepared for a Tremendous Blue Blood Moon on January 31

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    At the same time, a total lunar eclipse will take place where Earth will sit between the moon and sun, blocking all sunlight to the former and casting it in an eerie shade of coppery red. Obviously, viewing is pending cloud cover, especially since this lunar eclipse is during moonset. So then what is a Blue Moon? Here's how to get the best view: Shortly around sunset, look out towards the east and ensure you have an unobstructed view of the horizon.
  • The BMW 8 Series is at high-speed testing boot camp

    The BMW 8 Series is at high-speed testing boot camp

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    BMW may be getting close to revealing the 8 Series coupe, since it just released a batch of new teasers. "Our customers and fans can look forward to a genuine sports auto", says Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of the BMW AG, Development and Research, who oversees the test program in Italy.