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Witnesses say they heard more than a dozen shots ring out in what is a busy restaurant strip about 10pm local time (12.30pm AEST). Motives for the attack have not been discerned, and the gunman has yet to be identified by police. "We were kind of halfway in the restaurant and then all of a sudden we heard a rang of what sounded like firecrackers but it was extremely loud". Toronto's chief of police Mark Saunders told media an officer confronted the man and exchanged gunfire.
  • Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

    Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

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    Valetudo is the goddess of health and hygiene, which can not help with this little oddball moon's self-confidence. The initial discovery of the new moons was made possible by Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American in Chile.
  • Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200,000 for a flight to space

    Jeff Bezos' company will charge $200,000 for a flight to space

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    Maximum ascent velocity was listed at 2,236 miles per hour. The launch from Blue Origin's test site in West Texas is set to occur at 14:00 UTC - with the test campaign now in the final leg ahead of carrying paying customers. While Blue Origin aims to carry humans in its crew capsules, a mannequin was used in this mission. Blue Origin is owned by Jeffrey P. Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post.
  • Heat warning issued for coastal BC, including Richmond

    Heat warning issued for coastal BC, including Richmond

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    The city's medical officer of health has issued a heat warning for Toronto as hot and humid weather continues in Toronto. Environment Canada cleared a series of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on Monday night for the City of Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Georgina, Hamilton, and the regions of Halton and Peel after rain, thunder and lightning hit the region.
  • White House says ‘threat’ from Russian Federation still exists

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    Trump has said in an interview with CBS News that he told Putin that the United States won't tolerate election interference in the future. In a joint news conference at the Finnish Presidential Palace, Trump said he did not "see any reason why" Russian Federation would have meddled in the 2016 election - a remark that surprised many because it's in direct conflict with the conclusions of the entire US intelligence community.
  • Watch Blue Origin's high-altitude abort test during latest rocket launch

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    The reusable New Shepard booster is created to take off from a launch pad, climb to the internationally-recognized boundary of space at an altitude of 62 miles (100 kilometers), and land nearby with rocket thrust and aerobrakes. The spacecraft reached an altitude of 350,000 feet (106,680 meters), which was about five percent higher than previous New Shepard test flights. After launch, the capsule separated from the rocket just like it should, and then its emergency motor ignited - just as ...
  • Britain backs Scottish spaceport plan with US$40 million in grants

    Britain backs Scottish spaceport plan with US$40 million in grants

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    Another £2 million (about $2.65 million) will be invested in horizontal launch sites across the UK. In addition to Lockheed Martin's grants, another $7 million (£5.5 million) will be awarded to London-based Orbex to support the development of its Prime rocket for launch from the Sutherland spaceport.
  • 12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

    12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

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    One moon is located in the outer group but orbits in the opposite direction. University of Hawaii's Dave Tholen and Northern Arizona University's Chad Trujillo are also part of the planet search team. Only in today's much emptier solar system, after the giant planets finished forming and clearing their surroundings of gas and dust, would small moons like these have been able to survive.
  • ‘Oddball’ among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

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    The 2 new regular prograde moons join 15 other previously discovered prograde satellites that typically orbit Jupiter in about an Earth year or less. Jupiter's moons range in size from shrimpy satellites to whopping space hulks. Jupiter has dozens of moons, including the large Galilean satellites, including Io and Europa , in this composite image.
  • Ten new moons-including one 'oddball'-discovered around Jupiter

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    But one of the newly discovered moons - and the strangest - offers a fresh clue. They are prograde moons , meaning that they orbit in the same direction as Jupiter's rotation. The discovery brings Jupiter's total number of known moons to a whopping 79 - the most of any planet in our Solar System. Two of the newly discovered moons, the ones closest to Jupiter, have prograde orbits, too.
  • Heat warning issued for east and south Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands

    Heat warning issued for east and south Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands

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    According to Environment Canada, risks associated with the heat wave "are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors". Peel Public Health also has suggestions on its website . The severe weather came amid a bout of hot summer temperatures. It suggests drinking plenty of water-even if you don't feel thirsty-and keeping to cool areas.
  • Cosmic ‘ghost particle’ traced offering new ‘window on the universe’

    Cosmic ‘ghost particle’ traced offering new ‘window on the universe’

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    The story begins last September 22 at the IceCube observatory in Antarctica, a cubic kilometre of solid ice interlaced with thousands of sensors to detect subatomic particles. The discovery, made by an worldwide team of scientists, marks the first time a high-energy neutrino from beyond the Milky Way has been traced to its place of origin as well as the furthest any neutrino has been known to travel.
  • Deaths of 8 Rare Rhinos in Kenya Is 'Major Step Back'

    Deaths of 8 Rare Rhinos in Kenya Is 'Major Step Back'

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    The Kenya Wildlife Service had originally planned to translocate 14 black rhinos from two of Kenya's national parks: Nairobi and Lake Nakuru. There are roughly 5,000 black rhinos left in Africa, with 745 of them in Kenya . "It's surprising because [Kenya Wildlife Service] has conducted many successful large scale translocations of rhinos before". "Moving rhinos is complicated, akin to moving gold bullion, it requires extremely careful planning and security due to the value of these rare ...
  • New MeerKAT telescope

    New MeerKAT telescope "the envy of astronomers everywhere"

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    Described as "remarkable" by Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, a world-class expert on the enigmatic filamentary structures that only appear near Sagittarius A, the image showcases many known features, such as supernova remnants and star-forming regions, as well as never-before-seen elements.