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O Mg! It’s the periodic table’s B day!

Dmitri Mendeleev developed this element-sorting system starting in 1869 UNESCO has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. (Shutterstock)UNESCO has declared a year-long party to celebrate the periodic table’s 150th anniversary.15:47 While the periodic table may seem a staple of science classrooms everywhere, it …

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Trilobite ‘cousin’ adds new branch to tree of life

Work helps answer questions about origins of agnostids, which lived hundreds of millions of years ago Agnostids, which lived hundreds of millions of years ago, have been a longstanding mystery in terms of where they fit into the tree of life. But Canadian researchers say they think they’ve solved the …

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Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

‘We are sure there will be a just conclusion to this matter,’ Ren Zhengfei says of daughter’s arrest Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press)Huawei chief financial officer Meng …

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Wind power making gains as competitive source of electricity

Recent contracts awarded in Alberta and Saskatchewan will keep electricity prices low The wind industry argues it can can compete with other forms of power generation, and a flurry of new contracts put out by several provinces seem to bear that out.(Doug Ives/Canadian Press)The Halkirk Wind project in east-central Alberta, …

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The magnetic north pole is moving, causing navigation issues

U.S. military requests update to World Magnetic Model to help navigation Polar Star, the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, completes ice drills in the Arctic in a 2013 photo. The U.S. military has requested an unprecedented early review of the scientific model used for compass navigation because of the rapid drift …

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Plants sprout on moon for 1st time as part of Chinese space mission

Experiment lays foundation for lunar base and long-term space exploration, Chinese scientist says Cotton seeds carried by China’s Chang’e-4 moon probe sprout on the far side of the moon, as shown in Jan. 7 photo released Tuesday by the country’s National Space Administration. (Chongqing University)Why China is the country to …

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