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Earth’s core cooling faster than expected – study

The Earth’s molten interior is cooling faster than expected, which could turn the planet into a cold, inactive world similar to neighboring Mercury and Mars sooner than previously thought, researchers have warned. The study, published in the Earth and Planetary Science Letters journal, examined how well bridgmanite – the primary …

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YouTube abandons ‘Originals’

YouTube is scaling back its Originals division as the TV executive that ran it for years announced her departure from the company Google’s video platform is abandoning its attempt to rival Netflix and Amazon Prime, winding down its Originals subscription service after six years. The former TV executive who headed …

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Japan claims sovereignty over Russian territory

Tokyo will not give up its claim that Russia’s southern Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean are rightfully Japanese, and wants to reach a deal with Moscow to resolve the dispute, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference, Yoshimasa Hayashi responded to claims by his Russian …

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Most Covid jab ‘side effects’ are not caused by vaccines – study

Vast majority of Covid vaccine ‘side effects’ are caused by people’s expectations rather than by the vaccine, Harvard Medical School researchers say, after analyzing the reports of more than 45,000 trial participants. Various “systemic” side effects, such as headaches, tiredness, and joint pain were reported in both halves of the …

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NASA missions under threat because of astronaut shortage

NASA has enough astronauts to meet “the current needs” of International Space Station missions but might soon discover that it lacks a “sufficient number of additional astronauts” for future projects. According to NASA’s Office of Inspector General report, the astronaut corps is projected to fall below its targeted size or …

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North Korea launched cyberattack against Russia – media

The North Korean hacker group APT37 attacked the Russian Foreign Ministry and its employees in late 2021 and subsequently compromised the account of a government employee, US information security experts have reported. According to researchers at US cybersecurity companies Cluster25 and Black Lotus Labs, and later reported by Moscow daily Kommersant, …

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Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko’s dramatic return to fight ‘treason’ charges

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NATO mounting build-up near Belarus, Russia claims

Amid heightened tensions with NATO, Moscow has vowed that it will not turn a blind eye to the US-led military bloc’s purported build-up near Belarus, as Russian officials seek responses to their proposed security guarantees. Speaking as part of an interview with TASS published on Tuesday, Russia’s ambassador to Minsk, …

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Ukraine warns Russian tactic could start war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sounded the alarm, saying that Russia could claim that it needs to protect its citizens in the war-torn Donbass as an excuse for military action beyond its borders. Zelensky’s office published the claim on its website on Tuesday, after a meeting between the Ukrainian leader …

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