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Trump may never remove that dumb tweet about climate change being a Chinese hoax, but there are signs that the US president-elect is warming up to the notion that maybe — just maybe! — global warming isn't a liberal conspiracy. The latest signal came on Monday, when Trump met with former US presidential candidate and noted climate activist Al Gore to discuss our ever-warming planet. 

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Norm Nelson is interested in what makes the oceans tick. As a biological oceanographer at UC Santa Barbara, his research draws connections between sunlight and phytoplankton, the tiny green microbes that power the marine carbon cycle. There are plenty of outstanding questions Nelson wants to pursue — but after 30 productive years, his days as a scientist may be numbered.

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If you woke up today wishing to fling yourself into a black hole, you may be wondering what's in store for NASA under President-elect Donald Trump. It is difficult to say much with certainty. But overall, the space agency will probably be directed to focus more on deep space activities and crewed spaceflight over the next four years, while its top-notch Earth science programs could suffer serious cuts.

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The future of public health in the United States was a hotly contested topic during the 2016 US election, with the presidential candidates making bold promises and several important ballot initiatives up for grabs. Here's how America voted, and what a Trump presidency means to America's health.

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Yesterday, against all odds, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. The real estate mogul and reality TV star, who has said he would ban all Muslims from entering the country and once bragged about sexually assaulting women, will now take the reins of the country at a precarious time.

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An odd thing occurred on the FBI's Record Vault Twitter account on October 31, drawing conspiracy theorists out of the woodwork. After months of being almost dormant, the bot-powered account started firing out tweets related to various Clinton scandals. Now, the FBI has launched an internal review to determine how its procedures went wrong.

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US presidential candidate Donald Trump has a penchant for lawsuits, much like another Republican convention speaker. Recently Trump gave a speech in Gettysburg, where he vowed to sue the many, many women who have accused him of sexual abuse. The Republican nominee said he is fighting "the power structure" and that his administration would not approve of AT&T trying to buy Time Warner "and thus, CNN".

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As if we needed a reminder of how intertwined Facebook and politics are in 2016, a new report citing top US election officials says that the social media company contributed to substantial increases in voter registration throughout the US during a brief drive on the site last month. This is hardly the first time Facebook has gotten involved with politics. Indeed, Facebook's potential impact on elections is becoming more apparent than ever.

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The first and only vice presidential debate of this US election season is today at 12:00PM AEST. And there are plenty of different ways to watch Trump's running mate Mike Pence and Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine square off. Kaine, of course, is perhaps best known as the lead singer of the band Future Islands. And you can't convince me that it's not the same guy.