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The big cat went on a rampage before he was sedated at about 8.15am. He killed four alpacas, an emu, and a fox before being subdued by zoo authorities. Zoo officials say inspections found that the roof was "compromised", but initial findings concluded that keeper error was not a factor. Officials have said the jaguar will not be euthanized in the wake of the incident.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto moves to gatecrash Memorial Day outings

    Subtropical Storm Alberto moves to gatecrash Memorial Day outings

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    Subtropical storms can strengthen into tropical storms, but Alberto is not expected to do so before reaching land, and will quickly weaken after landfall. The National Hurricane Center says that Alberto now has top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kph) but that little further strengthening is expected before Alberto reaches the Gulf Coast sometime Monday.
  • National Hurricane Center: Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

    National Hurricane Center: Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

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    It boils down to technical characteristics of the storm and how it gets its energy. "This system could also bring tropical-storm-force winds and storm surge to portions of the northern Gulf Coast by late this weekend or early next week". "Locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf coast into early next week", senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart said in Friday's tropical weather outlook.
  • Asteroid bigger than a football field will skim past Earth tomorrow

    Asteroid bigger than a football field will skim past Earth tomorrow

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    Don't worry though that it is still very far away from us and scientist don't think there is any danger of it reaching Earth . Nearly eight years later, employees of the Observatory again managed to capture the asteroid. While the asteroid will be fairly close to Earth, the 200-400-foot rock won't be close enough to be seen by the naked eye. According to Fox News , 2010 WC9 was first spotted in November 2010 by the NASA-backed space project Catalina Sky Survey , but was then lost ...
  • SpaceX Aborts Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket Launch 58 Seconds Before Liftoff

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    The new "Block 5" Falcon 9 rocket took off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 4:14 p.m. EDT (20:14 GMT) and performed a ideal satellite launch that erased the memory of yesterday afternoon's boggled attempt. Falcon 9 is scheduled to be certified by NASA for launching human beings. The first is the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP), and the second phase is Satellite in Orbit.
  • SpaceX aborts first 'Block 5' Falcon 9 launch

    SpaceX aborts first 'Block 5' Falcon 9 launch

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    EDT, or 21:47 UTC. The launch window opens at 4:12 p.m. EDT and runs until 6:22 p.m. EDT (2222 GMT). The "older" version of the Falcon 9 that have flown recently were Block 3 or 4 designs and for "full thrust" operation. Atop the Falcon 9 rocket will be the Bangabandhu 1 , Bangladesh's 7,700lb communications satellite. The total cost of one of its Falcon 9 launches is estimated to reach £44 million ($61m), while each of its larger Falcon Heavy flights costs £65 million ($90m).
  • Facebook senior exec David Marcus to lead blockchain effort

    Facebook senior exec David Marcus to lead blockchain effort

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    Recode cited multiple unnamed sources . Facebook confirmed the details of the reorganization. The news follows statements from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made at the beginning of the year that the company would be looking into cryptocurrencies more readily.
  • Google Maps could get AR walking navigation in future

    Google Maps could get AR walking navigation in future

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    It will contain top trending lists like the Foodie List to show you where the tastemakers are eating, and help you find new restaurants based on info from local experts, Google's algorithms, and trusted publishers. There's also a new group planning feature that lets you add places to a list that can be shared with other people, who then vote on where the group should go.
  • Google unveils new 'smart compose' feature for Gmail

    Google unveils new 'smart compose' feature for Gmail

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    The AI-powered feature called Smart Compose can suggest contextual phrases and even complete sentences, allowing Gmail to type emails pretty fast. From there, you should see Smart Compose auto-populate your messages in the not-too-distant future. In reality, at least among those newest attributes that made it to Gmail to get iOS is now on Android for just a small while.
  • Tesla shares falling after Elon Musk's testy conference call

    Tesla shares falling after Elon Musk's testy conference call

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    But Musk rattled investors during a fractious earnings call yesterday to discuss the results, cutting analysts short and expressing exasperation with "bonehead" questions. Another exchange between Musk and HyperChange analyst Galileo Russell dismissed comments from Daimler questioning whether Tesla could deliver on specs for its Semi electric truck.