Science

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...

Genes show why bedbugs are tough suckers to kill - 02/04/2016

PARIS, FRANCE, Solange Uwimana- Bedbugs, the notorious bloodthirsty critters which tormented the residents of New York City some years ago, have become genetically wired to resist pesticides, experts...

Stephen Hawking launches medal for science communication - 12/18/2015

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- Renowned British cosmologist Stephen Hawking on Wednesday launched an award for science communication that will bear his name. The "Stephen Hawking Medal for Science...

British astronaut docks with ISS as country cheers debut trip - 12/16/2015

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN, Kirill Kudryavtsev- Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, on Tuesday docked with the orbiting laboratory with two other spacemen,...

Naturalist David Attenborough says Sun can save Earth - 11/30/2015

LE BOURGET, FRANCE, Mariëtte Le Roux- Filmmaker David Attenborough, whose soothing voice narrated the vicarious journey of millions of TV viewers through the wonders of the natural world, called at a...
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