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Residents rally to halt decline of rural gas stations

Apr 29, 2016

Residents rally to halt decline of rural gas stations

The humble gas station, once a firm fixture of any town landscape, is in decline as dwindling demand for fuel and an absence of next-generation operators slowly cripples the industry. According to the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, the number of gas stations ...

Japan abandons $250 million black hole satellite

Apr 28, 2016

Japan abandons $250 million black hole satellite

Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said Thursday, after spending a month trying to save it. The ultra-high-tech Hitomi — or eye — was launched in February to find X-rays emanating from black holes and ...