France 24
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" "Alien: Covenant" the second of the prequel films, is set in 2104 on board a spaceship carrying 2,000 cryogenically frozen colonists to a distant planet when they chance upon an uncharted paradise. But their voyage soon turns into a gory nightmare that makes "Alien'"s original "chestbuster" scene seem tame in comparison. - 'Hideous beyond belief' - The "neomorph" aliens in the new film are based on the goblin shark "which has a jaw which hinges in two ways. It's scary, hideous beyond belief actually," Scott said. The 79-year-old British-born director -- who was also the brains behind "Blade Runner" -- said he never tired or scaring people out of their skins. "When I did the first 'Alien' I had to get a sense of responsibility because the reaction to the kitchen ("chestbuser") scene with John Hurt was beyond anything I expected -- and it was not good," he told AFP.
Voice Of America
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After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliance factory, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning on Thursday. The anti-European Union far-right populist Le Pen was up before dawn to cruise aboard a fishing trawler on the Mediterranean. The sea trip was her latest television-friendly effort to portray herself as the candidate of France's workers against the centrist former banker and finance minister Macron, whom she paints as the candidate of the financial, political and pro-EU elite. Macron had a scheduled television appearance on Thursday evening. "My grandfather was a fisherman, so I am in my element," Le Pen said after her pre-dawn voyage aboard the Grace of God 2 trawler. She said France will take back control of its maritime policies if she is elected in the second-round vote on May 7.
BBC News 24
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Let's take a look at a clip from the programme where you meet Joining us now in the studio are Jaco and his dad Richard. The film is lovely and is a real search for us and feel, a dad worried about his son. Exactly, it is a voyage of.
STV
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is currently making its way back to Aberdeen here from the Northern Isles. Last night, it had just set out on its voyage, it was about two hours into the journey, when it was struck by what is being described as extreme weather. Waves had gone through the front windows at ship.
SPACE.com
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Fast Company
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from the Northern Isles back to Aberdeen. It had just left port here last night. It was about two hours into its voyage when it was struck by what is described as extreme weather conditions
CNN World News
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Day five at sea in the High Arctic, and the news breaks early in the day. At 6 a.m, we're officially the most northerly vessel on the planet, reaching 81 degrees 16 minutes latitude. Not bad in a world of 7.3 billion people.
Mental Floss
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It’s common knowledge that a lot of famous people went down with the TitanicJohn Jacob Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, and Isidor Straus, to name a few. Several notable men had tickets but chose not to board, including Milton Hershey, Henry Clay Frick, and J.P. Morgan. But only one man avoided maritime disaster not just once—but twice. Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor known for his contributions to the invention of the radio and long distance transmissions (who was born on this day in 1874), had been invited to participate in the Titanic ’s maiden voyage, free of charge. Though his family was anxious to try the luxury liner, Marconi opted to sail for the U.S. three days earlier. He had a lot of work to do, and he preferred the stenographer on the earlier ship, the Lusitania . Though he wasnt actually on the Titanic , Marconi ended up being quite involved in the disaster; it was his radio system on the ship, and the two men manning it were Marconi Company employees.
BBC News 24
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the world could prove to be the most ambitious and rewarding voyage yet. John Maguire, BBC News, Southampton. MPs are urging the Government to do more to ensure that all new-build homes are suitable for people with disabilities
BBC News 24
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Back in British waters today after being rescued from the Seychelles, she is a long way from being seaworthy. Down below deck, this would have been home for the 12 woman crew on the nine-month voyage around the world. As you can tell, it has not fared so well over the past 27.
BBC Two England
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we are going on a voyage of discovery covering over 1,000km through the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos, one of the treasures of the natural world
China Daily
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China Daily
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Techradar
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This featured a six-cosmonaut crew who would land on Mars for a one-year expedition, spending two and a half years in space in total. Mars has been a target for human exploration since the 19th century In 1962, Nasa conducted its own studies, analyzing what it would take to accomplish a human voyage to Mars. Their researchers concluded that a Mars mission could be done with eight rockets assembling an interplanetary spacecraft in low-Earth orbit, or perhaps even with a single launch of an enormous hypothetical future rocket. From there on out, and especially following the successful Moon landings , proposals for crewed Mars missions came thick and fast. Von Braun developed new mission concepts, this time for Nasa, suggesting that multiple space shuttle launches could ferry the parts necessary for a larger spacecraft into orbit. Between 1981 and 1996, a series of conferences were held at the University of Colorado titled The Case for Mars, working through the different problems that a manned mission would encounter, and much of their work is still influential today.
BBC News 24
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For the Picts stones like these were associated with kingship, so the chosen King would stand in the stone in order to signify his connection with the land that he ruled. It is a 390 million-year-old siltstone selected from Marwick Bay on Orkney and its voyage has only just begun. We are seeing a huge mass migration and those people moving not always doing so by choice so I think being able to carry part.
Sputnik International
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Techradar
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The flush bezel suggests you're looking at a Kindle Voyage-like design. Suggesting that the new Kindle could be out in the second half of 2017, we could see the new device potentially as early as June perfectly timed for beach holiday season. There's the suggestion however that it'd also ring the death knell for the Voyage and Oasis Kindles unsurprising, given their high price tags. You never see them in use on public transport, as an unscientific litmus test. The image above does raise some eyebrows there's little context given, and the strangely scrubbed out elements could hide factors that could debunk the rumor. But it'd be a welcome, useful feature one that could inspire an upgrade from those happily sticking by their ol' faithful older devices. Best Kindle which eReader should you buy?
Techradar
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The flush bezel suggests you're looking at a Kindle Voyage-like design. Suggesting that the new Kindle could be out in the second half of 2017, we could see the new device potentially as early as June perfectly timed for beach holiday season. There's the suggestion however that it'd also ring the death knell for the Voyage and Oasis Kindles unsurprising, given their high price tags. You never see them in use on public transport, as an unscientific litmus test. The image above does raise some eyebrows there's little context given, and the strangely scrubbed out elements could hide factors that could debunk the rumor. But it'd be a welcome, useful feature one that could inspire an upgrade from those happily sticking by their ol' faithful older devices. Best Kindle which eReader should you buy?
China Daily
6 days
Scientists will test a medicine to treat bone loss during the maiden voyage of China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1. The medicine has been specially developed for astronauts, but they hope it will benefit ordinary people too.
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BBC News 24
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and together as Blank Canvas Voyage, they meet deaf communities from around the world. Every country we visit has different sign languages. For instance, Hong Kong and Macau each have their own. We didn't understand each other at first, but we ended up communicating well through international sign
AFP News Agency
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When the Hadi family got off the boat, they thought they had completed their dream of leaving behind their native Iraq, devastated by war, to start a new life in the United States. But after enduring a tortuous voyage from Turkey, they realized they were in Colombia.