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China succeeds in growing plant on moon, creates yet another history

China succeeds in growing plant on moon, creates yet another history

The Chang'e-4 mission has also brought along fruit flies to form a "lunar mini biosphere", helping scientists understand how animals and crops interact in different environments. " We have given consi...

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SpaceX Dragon supply spacecraft departs from International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon supply spacecraft departs from International Space Station

Dragon moved itself to a safe distance from the ISS before performing departure burns to send it back to Earth. SpaceX's robotic Dragon cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean tonight, bringin...

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Bangkok Residents Told to Stay Inside as Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels

Bangkok Residents Told to Stay Inside as Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels

As Thais woke up on Monday morning to another day of murky air blanketing its bustling construction-filled capital, environment group Greenpeace said Bangkok was now the 10th most polluted in the wo...

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How to see this weekend’s ‘Super wolf blood moon’ eclipse

How to see this weekend’s ‘Super wolf blood moon’ eclipse

During a total lunar eclipse, the Sun, Earth and the Moon are perfectly lined up. Coggin Heeringa is the director of Crossroads at Big Creek and she says the best part happens when all the other stars...

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Watch China's rover drive around on the dark side of the moon

Watch China's rover drive around on the dark side of the moon

China successfully put a lander and rover combo onto the surface of the moon becoming the first nation to explore the far side of the moon from its surface. Chang'e 4 has two main components with th...

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Rising carbon emissions putting Antarctic ice sheet under threat

Rising carbon emissions putting Antarctic ice sheet under threat

Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before - about six times more per year now than 40 years ago - leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide , scientists have warned....

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Nobel Prize-winning scientist stripped of last honorary titles over racist comments

Nobel Prize-winning scientist stripped of last honorary titles over racist comments

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), the NY facility where Dr Watson worked for almost four decades and which has a school named after him, said that it was acting in response to his remarks ...

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Billions of white dwarf stars are crystallising, say astronomers

Billions of white dwarf stars are crystallising, say astronomers

Tremblay said their studies suggested that white dwarfs stop their cooling by turning from liquid to almost 99 per cent solid over about 1.5 billion years. White-dwarf crystallization is akin to wat...

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Black Hole Birth or Neutron Star Formation Captured by Telescopes, Astronomers Believe

Black Hole Birth or Neutron Star Formation Captured by Telescopes, Astronomers Believe

But after combining data from a range of different sources, the Nasa-funded scientists say it is the exact moment that a star collapsed into a compact object, forming a black hole or a neutron star. T...

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Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Expected, Research Says

Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Expected, Research Says

The ocean's heat is recorded by thousands of floating robots . Overall, temperatures in the ocean down to 2,000 metres rose about 0.1 degree Celsius (0.18F) from 1971-2010, he said. In October a U...

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Gov. DeSantis appoints Barbara Lagoa to the Florida Supreme Court

Gov. DeSantis appoints Barbara Lagoa to the Florida Supreme Court

And while he took shots from environmentalists on the campaign trail a year ago when arguing that climate change is not a problem for state government to alleviate, DeSantis said Thursday his approach...

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Radio signals from space : Are aliens trying to talk to us?

Radio signals from space : Are aliens trying to talk to us?

This is the second known documentation of a repeating FRB , whilst the last documented repeater was in 2012. This sudden influx of tantalising clues has made astrophysicists nearly giddy. A number ...

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Astronomers detect mysterious radio signal

Astronomers detect mysterious radio signal

We have never seen anything like this before. "They have yet to see FRBs , but there's a good chance that they will get to see them". This work was published today (Jan 9) in a set of papers in N...

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Fury over Darling fish deaths

In mid-December, more than 10,000 fish died in a stretch of the river a little farther upstream , the Guardian reported. But Mr Blair insists no one is getting water because of the prolonged drough...

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Scientists cook up plan for spicy tomatoes

Scientists cook up plan for spicy tomatoes

The fleshy tomato stands in sharp contrast to the more agriculturally hard chilli plant that contain capsaicinoids, molecules that give peppers their spiciness. There 23 known types of capsaicinoids a...

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X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

Astronomers have discovered a surprisingly long-lived X-ray pulse from the debris of a shredded star as it inexorably spirals closer to a black hole's mouth. The signal lasted a surprisingly long time...

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10 new Iridium satellites delivered to orbit

10 new Iridium satellites delivered to orbit

The booster used on today's mission had previously launched the Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite in September of a year ago, landing in the Atlantic on droneship "Of Course I Still Love You". In an image ...

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Elon Musk shares the first proper image of his massive rocket

In 2017, Musk claimed that the Starship would be able to "take you anywhere on Earth in 60 minutes" - but if you're already dreaming of speedy commutes around the world, you'll be disappointed to kno...

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Chinese lunar probe snaps breathtaking panoramic PHOTOS of Moon’s far side

Chinese lunar probe snaps breathtaking panoramic PHOTOS of Moon’s far side

The photos reveal a seemingly endless horizon of grey, rocky terrain. Among the images is a 360-degree panorama stitched together from 80 photos taken by a camera on the lander after it released t...

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Astronomers Clock a Black Hole Spinning at Half the Speed of Light

Astronomers Clock a Black Hole Spinning at Half the Speed of Light

The researchers believe that whatever is emitting the periodic signal must be orbiting the black hole, just outside the event horizon, near the Innermost Stable Circular Orbit, or ISCO - the smallest ...

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Related carbon emissions rose in USA in 2018

Related carbon emissions rose in USA in 2018

The data shows the United States is unlikely to meet its pledge to reduce emissions by 2025 under the Paris climate agreement. Under President Donald Trump, the United States is set to leave the Par...

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Hubble Captures Best Ever Image of Triangulum Galaxy | Astronomy

Hubble Captures Best Ever Image of Triangulum Galaxy | Astronomy

The full image contains nearly 25 million stars, and will help scientists study not just the Triangulum Galaxy, but Andromeda and our own. No, seriously, the final image is so huge that you'd never wa...

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Scientists detect mysterious radio signals in space

Scientists detect mysterious radio signals in space

In 2017, Professor Avid Loeb, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in the United States, proposed that FRBs could be leakage from planet-sized alien transmitters. "An FRB emitted from ...

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Theresa May loses second Brexit vote in two days

Theresa May loses second Brexit vote in two days

Losing the vote would deepen the uncertainty over the future of Brexit , Britain's biggest shift in foreign and trade policy for more than 40 years, and open the way for several different outcomes, r...

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NASA's planet-hunter TESS makes first discoveries

NASA's planet-hunter TESS makes first discoveries

The planet is in the K2-288 system, which contains a pair of dim, cool M-type stars that are 5.1 billion miles apart, about six times the distance between Saturn and the sun. Tess has also detected do...

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British MPs to hold key Brexit vote on January 15

British MPs to hold key Brexit vote on January 15

Her proposal aims to restrict the Government's freedom to use the Bill to make tax changes linked to a no-deal Brexit without the "explicit consent" of Parliament. She consulted with European lead...

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First partial solar eclipse of the year today

First partial solar eclipse of the year today

He said people who want to view the "blood moon" eclipse January 20 should dress in warm clothes and be prepared for weather changes. Some days you may have noticed the moon looking much bigger than...

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Canadian Woman Reported Missing in Burkina Faso

Canadian Woman Reported Missing in Burkina Faso

Blais' family has started a Facebook page and are grateful for the help they've received so far, including from a Quebecer in Burkina Faso who is travelling in person to different border crossings t...

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule perched on pad ahead of first orbital flight

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule perched on pad ahead of first orbital flight

The launch date could possibly be pushed back to February due to the partial government shutdown that has affected NASA. Indeed, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk hinted that the Crew Dragon test f...

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China shares first Chang’e-4 Lunar far side images

China shares first Chang’e-4 Lunar far side images

Chang'e-4 communicates with Earth via a relay satellite in orbit around the moon , something that adds another level of complexity and risk, according to Jim Head, a researcher at Brown University...

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How To Dial 911 From Space

However, the astronaut's mistake made everyone at the center panic when they heard that Kuipers called 911. His slip up caused a security alert and he learned he would have to be more careful when try...

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Chinese rover starts making tracks after landing on the moon

Chinese rover starts making tracks after landing on the moon

According to official Chinese government sponsored news media the China National Space Administration (CNSA) landed the robotic lunar lander in the unexplored South Pole-Aitken basin, the larges...

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Ocean Cleanup Device Malfunctions

Ocean Cleanup Device Malfunctions

The first major snag came last month when we found out the system's massive boom wasn't actually holding onto all the plastic it was created to collect. "Although it is too early to confirm the cause ...

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Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight

The Quadrantids meteor shower is set to peak overnight between Thursday, January 3 and early Friday, January 4. You'll want to face northeast. The Quadrantids meteor shower is not the only astronomi...

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Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

Chinese rover powers up devices in pioneering moon mission

Image credit: CNSA. Wu Weiren, chief designer of the lunar exploration project, told the state broadcaster CCTV: "This giant leap is a decisive move for our exploration of space and the conquering of ...

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