NASA sets out to buy moon resources mined by private companies

Washington: NASA launched an effort to pay companies to mine resources on the moon, announcing it would buy from them rocks, dirt and other lunar materials as the US space agency seeks to spur private extraction of coveted off-world resources for its use. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Thursday, local time, in a blog post accompanying the announcement that

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Two out of three climbers trying to scale Everest succeed on their first attempt

TWO out of three climbers trying to scale Everest succeed on their first attempt — double the rate of three decades ago. Yet death rates during attempts on the world’s highest peak have remained the same at about one in 100 climbers, research has revealed. The improved success rate is despite the increasing ­inexperience of those aiming for the 29,000ft

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IRS is sending out interest checks as well as stimulus checks to some 2020 taxpayers

AMERICAN taxpayers may be getting a pleasant surprise from the Internal Revenue Service—interest checks if they filed after April 15, or $500 stimulus checks for those with young dependents.  The IRS announced it would send interest payments this week to about 13.9 million taxpayers who filed by this year’s special extended July 15 deadline due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Americans

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Amazon worker out for friends in NYC brutally beaten to death by ‘random attacker after verbal altercation’

A 36-YEAR-OLD man who was out with friends in New York has died following a fight on Saturday morning. Deshawn Bush was found unconscious outside a bagel shop on Christopher St in Greenwich Village around 4.20am, the NY Daily News reported. Bush, who had recently been hired by Amazon, was taken to the Lenox Health Complex but died from his

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