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Nigeria has postponed its election by a week – Quartz Africa

* Update with details of the INEC chairman Nigeria is not deciding today (16 February) as planned about its next president. Due to difficulties in distributing election material, the country's election commission, INEC, shifts the polls by a week. According to reports, elections in some federal states may not have been able to progress as planned, as there was insufficient …

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New NASA Pictures of China Chang's 4 Lunar Landing and Rover Quartz

China's latest lunar surface robot expedition is being watched by an American spaceship orbiting the moon. NASA has released the image of February 1st. It was created while the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 82 miles (50 kilometers) was high up where the Chinese Chang'e-4 expedition landed and deployed a small rover, Yutu-2. This is as close as possible at this particular …

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George Soros calls Xi Jinping a "dangerous opponent" of open societies – quartz

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is a powerful enemy of open societies, who uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to consolidate totalitarian control over his people, George Soros warned at his annual dinner in Davos, Switzerland's World Economic Forum. The billionaire investor, who used the same opportunity last year to criticize US President Donald Trump's policies and data siphon tech giants …

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In Greenland and Antarctica, even "safe" ice is melting fast – quartz

It's been a bad week for ice. Last Tuesday, researchers announced that the Eastern Antarctic Ice Shelf-previously thought to be stable or even growing-is actually melting alarmingly fast. And yesterday (Jan. 21), a new study found that southwest Greenland-another area where ice is believed to be safe-is dumping more meltwater into the ocean than any other region of the icy …

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For the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) – Quartz, all signs point to this

There was not much to show this month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Only 30 new cars started in front of partly empty congress halls, compared to 69 in the previous year. Many brands did not show up. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Porsche, Jaguar, Land Rover and Mitsubishi were official no-shows and were replaced by pop-up …

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In 10 animal species – quartz – a genetic link to monogomy was discovered

What causes a creature to become a sexual partner? Evolutionary biologists have scoured 450 million years of genetic history and found a genetic formula across several different species that seemingly monogamous monogamous animals. The definition of monogamy in the animal kingdom is somewhat more flexible than in The Terrain for Dating People: The authors of the newspaper, which was published …

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The fascinating history of the Periodic Table of the Elements – Quartz

The periodic table stares down from almost every chemistry lab. The merit of the creation usually goes to Dimitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist who in 1869 wrote the known elements (of which there were 63 at that time) on maps and then arranged them in columns and rows according to their chemical and physical properties. To celebrate the 150th anniversary …

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