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Britain pledged another £1 billion ($1.2 billion) in military aid to Ukraine Wednesday to help it fend off Russia’s invasion, including air-defence systems and drones. The fresh funds will bring Britain’s total military support to Kyiv since the start ...

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Turkey seeks extraditions from Finland, Sweden under NATO deal

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Moscow said Wednesday that the NATO summit in Madrid served as proof the alliance was seeking to contain Russia and that it saw Finland and Sweden’s NATO bids as a “destabilising” factor. “The summit in Madrid confirms and consolidates ...

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NATO leaders meeting in Madrid Wednesday are set to label Russia a menace to their security as they overhaul the alliance’s defences in response to the war on Ukraine, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said. “We’ll state clearly that Russia ...

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Iran warned the US to abandon the “Trump method” on Wednesday after the two sides opened indirect talks to revive a nuclear deal that was torpedoed by the former American president. But Iranian officials said they were hoping for ...

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June’s deep sky: Nebulae, a nova and more

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Catch the moon basking in Earthshine this weekend

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Watch an Atlas V rocket launch a missile-warning satellite for the US military on Thursday

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Riskiest Asteroid Known to Humankind in the Last Year Will Not Strike Earth for at Least 100 Years

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China Tianwen-1 With Zhurong Rover and Orbiter Shares More Stunning Photos of Mars South Pole [Look]

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China's first bio-aviation kerosene producer trials clean energy production

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Australia's Historic Rocket Mission Seeks Source of X-Rays Coming From the Inner Galaxy, NASA Says

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My Favorite Martian Image: 'Enchanted' Rocks at Jezero Crater

Not even Obi-Wan Kenobi could convince Perseverance’s Katie Stack Morgan that these are not the rocks she’s looking for. Ask any space explorer, and they’ll have a favorite photograph or two from their mission. For Katie Stack Morgan, the ...

Historic Mars mission completes all preset tasks

Tianwen 1, China’s historic Mars mission, has accomplished all its preset scientific tasks, according to the China National Space Administration. The administration said on Wednesday that the Tianwen 1 mission orbiter has obtained medium-definition images of the entire planet, ...

China launches 1st 2,000-tonne offshore wind farm installation vessel

Baihetan, China’s first 2,000-tonne offshore wind farm installation vessel, was launched on Wednesday in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province. Built by China Three Gorges Corporation, the 126-meter-long, 50-meter-wide vessel has a full load displacement of 37,000 tonnes and integrates ...

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Life in the Earth's interior as productive as in some ocean waters

Terrestrial and marine habitats have been considered the ecosystems with the highest primary production on earth by far, i.e., the conversion of inorganic to organic carbon. Microscopic algae in the upper layers of the oceans and plants on land ...

NASA previews 'emotional' impact of James Webb images ahead of release

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Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 Successfully Launches SES-22 Communications Satellite to Space

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