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All the Year’s Kickbutt Science From Space

I think I can say it: This was a badass year for space. When I learned about the solar system in elementary school, I thought of the planets as solid, immutable objects. They were far away, relatively unknowable, but I was comfortable—happy, even—with what I did know about them. The one ...

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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Are Barred From Soccer for 8 Years

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two of the most powerful figures in global soccer, were barred from the sport for eight years on Monday morning after being found guilty of ethics violations. The suspensions were imposed by the independent ethics committee of FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Mr. Blatter, who ...

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Vietnam logistics get a lift from surging trade, e-commerce

Vietnam can expect rapid growth in its already fast-expanding logistics industry, buoyed by an anticipated imports-exports boom from new multilateral trade pacts and a surge in domestic retail and e-commerce spending. Its logistics sector may grow 20-24 percent this year, with 70 percent of 1,300 firms expected to rake in ...

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How an M.L.B. Tour of Cuba Went From a Dream to Reality

After Yoenis Cespedes won the Home Run Derby at the 2013 All-Star Game, he was given the opportunity to direct a charitable donation to an organization of his choosing. Cespedes immediately thought of Cuba, the country he fled in 2011, but he was not sure how to proceed. So he ...

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Climate Accord Draws Mixed Reaction From Business Leaders

With the ink barely dry on a landmark climate accord, nations now face an even more daunting challenge: how to get their industries to go along. If nothing else, analysts and experts say, the accord is a signal to businesses and investors that the era of carbon reduction has arrived. ...

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A ‘ghost from the past’ recalls the infancy of the Milky Way

When our galaxy was born, around 13,000 million years ago, a plethora of clusters containing millions of stars emerged. But over time, they have been disappearing. However, hidden behind younger stars that were formed later, some old and dying star clusters remain, such as the so-called E 3. European astronomers ...

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Senators Revive Financing Tactic From ’70s for Carbon Emissions

NRG Energy’s Petra Nova carbon capture site near Houston will be the world’s largest postcombustion carbon-capture-enhanced oil recovery project. By DIANE CARDWELL November 18, 2015 For years, power companies, manufacturers and entrepreneurs have tried to make capturing and storing carbon emissions from industrial operations like burning coal into a business, to little ...

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Russia Suspended From World Track and Field

The Russian Olympic Committee headquarters in Moscow. Officials have said Russia could meet conditions in time to compete in the 2016 Games. By VICTOR MATHER and CHRISTOPHER CLAREY November 13, 2015 In an unprecedented move, Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field on Friday by the sport’s world governing body in the wake ...

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