Science

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...

First DNA from ancient Phoenician shows Europe ancestry - 05/26/2016

MIAMI, UNITED STATES- The first DNA analysis of 2,500-year-old remains from one of the great early civilizations of the Middle East, the Phoenicians, has shown the man had European heritage,...

British astronaut runs marathon in space - 05/21/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- British astronaut Tim Peake ran a marathon in space in record time on Sunday, strapped into a treadmill on the International Space Station as thousands ran the London Marathon...

Mercury rising: Astronomers gear for planetary alignment - 05/09/2016

PARIS, FRANCE, Pascale Mollard, Mariëtte Le Roux- Astronomers on Monday were preparing for one of the highlights of the skywatchers' year, when the Sun, Mercury and Earth all line up -- a phenomenon...

Nobel laureates to visit N. Korea for 'silent diplomacy' - 04/19/2016

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA- A trio of Nobel laureates will take part in a "humanitarian" visit to North Korea later this month, even as suspicions grow that Pyongyang is preparing to carry out a fifth...

The sky's the limit at Geneva inventions show - 04/16/2016

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, Marie-Noelle Blessig- Shoes that can reunite lost toddlers with their parents and a morphing sofa designed for spur of the moment conjugal relations are among the centrepieces at...

Edgar Mitchell, astronaut who walked on Moon, dead at 85 - 02/08/2016

MIAMI, UNITED STATES- US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, one of just 12 people to have walked on the Moon, has died aged 85, his family and NASA said Friday, calling him a "pioneer." NASA paid glowing...
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