Wikileaks has released over 8,000 documents as of March 7th. Wikileaks, not affiliated with Wikipedia, is a website which contains a database, or more accurately a collection, of leaked, classified, and confidential documents and/or diplomatic cables. Rather than providing access to thousands of written pieces of information or content, this site is where leaked information is housed, some of which has historically caused many geopolitical issues, especially when things such as private data and the covers of agents has been released.
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After remaining tight-lipped about its upcoming project, Blue Origin has unveiled its’ New Glenn rocket to the public, with it expected to soar into the skies for the first time in 2019. Named after the first American astronaut to orbit Earth, John Glenn, New Glenn is currently the biggest and most powerful rocket on the market. Standing at and impressive 82 meters (269 feet) tall, Blue Origin’s design would see it lift up to 45 tons into low-Earth orbit, and 13 tons to geostationary orbit.
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NASA scientists have made a breakthrough in their quest to be able to accurately predict and forecast potentially harmful solar storms. Researchers were able to improve upon an already existing tool in order to render it more accurate: the coronagraph. The coronagraph is an instrument which has been built to let scientists examine the outer atmosphere of the sun, the corona, and help them recognize the signs of an impending coronal mass ejection (CME).
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A team of Chinese and American scientists have uncovered more information about an elusive human ancestor known as the Denisovans. Dating back roughly 125,000 years, these ice age humans are as mysterious as they hard to unearth, with up until recently, only several bone fragments found in Siberia proving their existence. Two partial skulls found in eastern China have been tentatively confirmed as belonging to our Denisovan ancestors, although it is still the cause of some debate amongst the scientific community as no proper confirmation has been made.
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An Argentine research base in the Antarctic Peninsula set a new heat record in 2015, hitting an unprecedented 17.5° Celsius (63.5° Fahrenheit). This was one of many temperature records that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported in a recently published report. The group of experts from the announced that their latest batch of data does also confirm an increase in temperature in Antarctica.
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