Sport 

Roger Federer and Mirka Federer both share THIS in common – can you guess it?

Their surname, for one, while they are both from Switzerland and they have twins with one another. But there is now a new thing that the pair can toast – and you are unlikely to be able to guess it. For it has emerged this week that both Mirka and Roger feature in the top five names searched on Google in Switzerland! Top of the pile is the 19-time Grand Slam champion, who has been the most searched Swiss personality in his country in 2017. That follows a dream year…

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‘Ditch Brexit’ Dutch PM ‘happy’ for Britain to REMAIN in EU

Mr Rutte branded the decision to leave “awful” as he expressed hope for a Brexit u-turn.  Speaking from the EU summit in Brussels, Mr Rutte said he “hated Brexit” and hoped the UK would change their minds. Asked if Article 50 could be revoked, he said: “That’s still possible isn’t it?  “I am not expecting that it will happen, and as you know I hate Brexit so I hope this will happen, but it is not the impression the British Government gives at the moment. “But if they would come…

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Science 

'All Dogs Can Smell Marijuana, But Only A Few Of Them Are Snitches'

Separated from their cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free. More The shower isn’t just a place to sing. Separated from their cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free. Reddit has an entire “Shower Thoughts” subreddit dedicated to “the miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar.” In honor of those weird, wonderful and sometimes profound musings, here are 25 of the best posts from the last week: All dogs can smell marijuana, but only a few…

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Live blog: How Jones’ historic victory unfolded

An ebullient Doug Jones vowed to build bipartisan bridges in Washington and Alabama alike in his victory night speech Tuesday night, speaking to a crowd that could hardly contain their enthusiasm long enough to let him speak. “I have always believed that the people of Alabama have more in common than divides us,” Jones said. “We have shown the country the way that we can be unified.” He thanked volunteers and praised their efforts to get out the vote — including 300,000 door knocks and 1.2 million phone calls —…

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Johnny Hallyday funeral sees more than 100,000 line Paris streets for incredible send off

Presidents past and present paid tribute, along with 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles which accompanied the hearse carrying Hallyday’s white coffin down the Champs Elysees boulevard. In what felt more like a statesman’s send off, it was a rare honour usually reserved for the July 14 National Day. As his band played instrumental versions of his biggest hits, the crowds belted out the words, many in leather biker jackets and carrying pictures of Harley Davidson enthusiast Hallyday, who died of lung cancer on Wednesday at the age of 74. Largely unknown…

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Science 

A NEW EARTH: Earth-like planet capable of supporting ALIEN life discovered

Some 111 lightyears from Earth in the constellation Leo sits the exoplanet K2-18b. The planet was originally discovered in 2015 but researchers are now beginning to believe that the world is much like our own but more than two times the size, putting in the category of Super-Earths. Original observations suggest that the planet orbits in its host star’s habitable zone, a region where it is neither too hot nor too cold where conditions are right to support life. Observations conducted at the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS)…

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Bel-Air fares better in the fire, this time

BEL-AIR, Calif. — Around midday Wednesday, Bel-Air had that picture postcard feel: 70-something temperatures under a bright blue, cloudless sky. It was the kind of mid-winter day that, for decades, lured Hollywood magnates and movie stars to these fortune-kissed hillsides. But something unsettling crept in around the edges of this year’s winter idyll — a whiff of smoke, a light sprinkling of ash, and a steady flow of water down the gutter. Many residents here, in one of Los Angeles’ poshest neighborhoods, awoke to find waves of fire leaping up…

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Space 

Fleet details 100 nanosat constellation for Internet of Things connectivity

WASHINGTON — The space industry has at least 10 startups all wanting to use cubesats or other small satellites to help keep all manner of interoperable devices connected to a rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Among them is Fleet, an Adelaide, Australia-based company formed in 2015 that counts the French space agency CNES as one of its partners. Fleet raised roughly $3.8 million in a Series A funding round at the beginning of this year, providing capital to build two of a desired 100 nanosatellites for connecting industrial…

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Science 

New ‘Super Earth’ holds potential for alien life as study reveals hospitable environment

The rocky planet which could be a “scaled up version of Earth”, orbits its star in the habitable zone meaning it may be covered in liquid water and be teeming with life. The planet’s rocky make up and distance from its star, making it a key candidate for life as we know it, were discovered by researchers at the University of Texas and the University of Montreal. Analysis of the planets makeup, made by measuring the effect it has on its star’s velocity, revealed it is likely to have a…

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Brexit latest: ‘Maybe tomorrow, maybe the day after’ Juncker scraps plans to meet PM

The European Commission president suggested a further Brexit meeting with prime minister, which was expected tomorrow, may not go ahead as planned. According to journalist Faisal Islam, he indicated they may now meet “maybe tomorrow, maybe the day after tomorrow, not on Friday and Saturday because I’m out of town, maybe on Sunday”. The pair were supposed to reconvene in Brussels tomorrow after another dramatic day for British politics as Brexit crunch talks ended without a divorce deal yesterday, leaving Theresa May facing yet more backlash. The deal was supposedly…

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