Science

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dead at 82 - 01/17/2017

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Margaret Donaldson- US astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday at age 82, NASA and his family announced. Cernan was the spacecraft...

Indian scientists name new spider after Harry Potter hat - 12/15/2016

MUMBAI, INDIA- Indian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks "uncannily" like the sorting hat in Harry Potter and have named it after its owner Godric Gryffindor, they said...

World looks up to gaze at extra bright 'supermoon' - 11/15/2016

MIAMI, UNITED STATES, Kerry Sheridan / with Katy Lee in Paris- Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, tourist landmarks and beaches worldwide on Monday to catch a glimpse of the closest "supermoon"...

Record-shattering birds stay in air for 10 months: study - 10/28/2016

MIAMI, UNITED STATES- A small, dark-feathered bird known as the common swift flies for 10 months on end without ever landing, the longest time spent aloft of any known bird, scientists said Thursday....

Experts discover 'cavities' in Egypt's Great Pyramid - 10/16/2016

CAIRO, EGYPT- Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza could contain two previously unknown "cavities", scientists using radiography to scan the millennia-old monument said on Saturday. On Thursday, the...

NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter - 08/29/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- NASA's Juno space probe on Saturday was set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US...

From Solo Cup to an asteroid: NASA's newest space mission - 08/22/2016

MIAMI, UNITED STATES, Kerry Sheridan- The idea for a device that could unveil the origins of life in our solar system began with a Solo cup. Next month, an invention inspired by that plastic,...

Egypt bids farewell to Nobel prize-winning chemist - 08/09/2016

CAIRO, EGYPT- Nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail was given a state funeral with military honours on Sunday in Cairo attended by Egypt's president and top officials. Zewail,...

Researchers detect gravitational waves for a second time - 06/16/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, Jean-Louis Santini- A team of international scientists said Wednesday that they had detected gravitational waves -- ripples in space and time, which Albert Einstein...

Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in New York after Statue of Liberty fly - 06/13/2016

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES- The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in New York early Saturday, after flying by the Statue of Liberty at the end of the US portion of its bid to circle the globe using only...
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