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Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov dies at age 85
Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov dies at age 85

On Friday, Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, announced the death of cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Leonov was famous for performing the first human spacewalk as part of the Soviet Union's Voskhod 2 mission. He was 85.

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Indonesian security minister Wiranto stabbed
Indonesian security minister Wiranto stabbed

On Thursday, Indonesia's security minister Wiranto was stabbed, according to government authorities. Wiranto suffered two deep wounds in the attack. Two suspects were arrested.

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Swedish academy announces 2019 Nobel Prize winners in physics
Swedish academy announces 2019 Nobel Prize winners in physics

On Tuesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics in Stockholm, Sweden. The prize was shared between James Peebles and the duo of Didier Queloz and Michel Mayor.

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Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya runs marathon under two hours
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya runs marathon under two hours

On Saturday, Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya ran a marathon in less than two hours, the first time anyone has been recorded to run a full marathon of 42.195 kilometers under this pursued landmark time. It was not, however, an "open race" under the rules of the IAAF.

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Scientists describe how 'upside-down rivers' of warm water break Antarctica's ice shelf
Scientists describe how 'upside-down rivers' of warm water break Antarctica's ice shelf

In findings published Wednesday in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the College of Wooster reported a new mechanism by which warm ocean currents erode the ice shelves along the coast of Antarctica, contributing to the planet's rising oceans.

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