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Groundhog Day 2018: When is Groundhog Day and what is it?

Groundhog Day is celebrated annually in the US and Canada on February 2. The 130-year-old custom dictates that if a groundhog emerges from its hole at the end of hibernation and sees its shadow against the sunny weather, it will retreat back to its den with winter lasting a further six weeks. But if there are cloudy skies when the groundhog – a rodent from the marmota squirrel family – comes above ground then the spring season will arrive early. Groundhog Day is marked officially in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with a…

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Space 

UK-Ukrainian launch vehicle developer Skyrora to establish smallsat launch site

WARSAW, Poland — U.K.-based Skyrora has unveiled plans to host a suborbital test flight in the fourth quarter of 2018. As part of its strategy to meet the rising demand for small satellite launches in a cost-effective manner, the company aims to set up a facility to launch smallsats from Scotland. Daniel Smith, business development manager at Skyrora, tells SpaceNews that the company is in the process of finalizing the suborbital build and will be testing its engine in the U.K. during the first quarter of 2018. “Things are moving…

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Mika Brzezinski cuts off Michael Wolff over affair rumors

Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” cut off an interview Thursday with Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury,” after the two got into a heated exchange over a veiled suggestion by Wolff that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was having an affair with President Donald Trump. Haley has vehemently denied the suggestion, and Brzezinski accused Wolff of disparaging her. Wolff first raised the issue publicly in an appearance last week on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Wolff, without naming Haley, told Maher that he was “absolutely sure” the…

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Healthy Super Bowl recipes you’ll actually want to eat

Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Whether you’re cheering on the Eagles or the Patriots — or just tuning in for the commercials and the halftime show, like me — odds are you’re looking forward to the game day spread. Nearly half of Americans have Super Bowl party plans, according to research by the National Retail Federation, and Super Bowl Sunday marks the second leading food fest of the year (coming in right behind Thanksgiving, of course). For millions of hungry fans, Super Bowl is synonymous with chips, nachos, wings, and…

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Lifestyle 

Pancake Day 2018 : How to make pancakes an easy two step recipe

Pancake Day 2018 is fast approaching, meaning Britons will be reaching for their recipes. This simple two-step recipe by Jamie Oliver creates an easy pancake mix anybody could make. Pancake day is on Tuesday, 13 February this year. The day traditionally marks the beginning of Lent, a time Christians give something up. How to make a pancake – easy recipe This recipe by Jamie Oliver can be made by pancake veterans and amateurs alike. Ingredients  Three large free-range eggs 125 g plain flour 250 ml milk Unsalted butter Method 1.…

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Spanish newspaper slates Britons for being dirty alcoholics in ‘How to be British’ guide

The astonishing attack in the ABC paper even calls us out for our love of wall-to-wall carpets, queuing and rhubarb pie. It includes an inevitable dig about the quality of British food, complains about returning holidaymakers making fraudulent insurance claims and then accuses the Brits of exaggerating. The paper claims its How to be British guide was published in response to an article in The Sunday Times called ‘How to be Spanish’ which branded the Spanish foul-mouthed, lazy, unpunctual, impolite and dirty. Hitting back, the ABC editorial said: “Here we…

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Six migrants SHOT in Calais brawl after food handouts turn violent

Gunshots rang out as a group of Eritreans brawled with Afghans on the northern French coast. Four people were critically injured in the shooting, including one who was blasted in the head, with another two also suffering bullet wounds. A further 12 were left injured as the violence raged in front of stunned drivers and onlookers. Some were said to be suffering from head injuries after being attacked with metal poles. Police said they had to intervene to protect the Afghan migrants after they were “threatened by 200 migrants of…

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Science 

House Releases the GOP's Controversial Nunes Memo. Here's What You Need to Know

After President Donald Trump told Congress to release the controversial “Nunes memo,” the classified document became public on Friday. Overseen by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, the memo details allegations of bias in the FBI’s investigation into possible meddling in the 2016 election. Trump gave the blessing of release despite the strong objections of the FBI, which went so far as to express “grave concerns” about its accuracy. Congressional Democrats had objected, as well, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling for Nunes’ resignation.…

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Entertainment 

Star Wars Han Solo movie trailer: Is THIS when full clip will drop? It’s NOT Super Bowl

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now believed to be showcasing a quick teaser during the Super Bowl on Sunday night. The full trailer, which will presumably be a couple of minutes long, will then air on Good Morning America on Monday morning – this, at least, according to a ticketing website seeking audience members. This does sound highly credible, given that Disney also chose GMA to debut the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War late last year. Star Wars has also been great for the show, with multiple stars from…

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Manchester City survive Chelsea onslaught to stay top of WSL

Women’s Super League • Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City Chelsea’s Drew Spence keeps possession under pressure from Keira Walsh of Manchester City. Photograph: for FA/REX/Shutterstock Chelsea were disappointed not to come away with the win as Manchester City survived a late onslaught and the loss of their first-choice goalkeeper, Karen Bardsley, to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. It was only the second minute of the match when Bardsley hurtled over an onrushing Drew Spence to clear and landed awkwardly on her shoulder. In front of the new England manage,r…

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