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This beetle had a head full of pollen for 99 million years

Dr Chenyang Cai, a research fellow at the University of Bristol, said: "Boganiid beetles have been ancient pollinators for cycads since the ag...

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Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit

The storm is in the mid-Atlantic at present but is expected to hit westerly parts of Britain on Saturday night. According to AccuWeather Hurri...

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Rick Scott issues emergency order on Red Tide algae bloom

The declaration will provide money and resources to address a problem that's lingered since October in Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Ma...

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A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

The powerful rocket required 55 times more power than its takes to reach the Mars. Speechless is not a word typically used to describe Nicky F...

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Monsanto Roundup appeal has uphill climb on 'junk science' grounds: legal experts

The ruling came Friday afternoon after the Superior Court jury deliberated for more than two days, USA Today reported . Monsanto has denied a...

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Parker Solar Probe, NASA spacecraft, hurtles toward sun

Thousands of spectators watched the Parker Solar Probe - the fastest object ever built - climb from its launch pad through a clear, starry nig...

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Luxembourg - Up to 100 shooting stars tonight

Hopefully, clear skies will allow for the best viewing. The shower peaks on tonight, 12 August, but will be visible for a day or two either si...

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NASA Parker Solar Probe delays mission to explore the sun

The agency is now targeting Sunday for the launch of the spacecraft which is created to go all the way to the Sun's atmosphere, or corona - clos...

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NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'

Passing within 3.8 million miles of the sun's visible surface - well within the shimmering halo of the outer atmosphere, or corona - the spacecr...

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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Saturday! What to Expect

Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes across the face of the sun, as viewed from Earth. It adds by saying, "If someone is accidentally food-...

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Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display

Under ideal conditions, we could see anywhere from 60 to 70 meteors per hour. The meteor shower started to break out into the night sky around...

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Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows

But you don't need to stare at Perseus to spot meteors - in fact, it may be better to simply stare unfocused into the sky and let your more-sens...

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NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' starts tomorrow

EDT. Scientists hope to unlock mysteries such as why the sun's corona, the outermost layer of its atmosphere, is hotter than its surface. The ...

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Perseid meteor shower: 'TEARS of Biblical saint' to RAIN DOWN this weekend

Stargazers can expect to see 150-200 meteors an hour, complete with streaks and fireballs. But what if you're unable to get to that dark sit...

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The Perseid meteor shower is going to be fantastic this weekend

The Perseids appear at about this time every year when Earth ventures through pieces of debris left behind by the ancient comet Swift-Tuttle. ...

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PM Turnbull Promises Emergency Relief to Drought-Stricken Farmers in Regional Australia

Instead of low-interest loans and cashback subsidies, the federal government is, for the first time, giving out lump-sum cash payments. "We, a...

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Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

The County of Hawai'i reports that the county is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Hector in the Central Pacific region later this week. ...

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Gigantic Rogue Planet Found Lurking Outside Our Solar System

By comparison, the Sun's surface temperature is about 9,900 degrees Fahrenheit. The exact nature of this object remains to be determined. As...

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These Astronauts Will Fly SpaceX, Boeing Spacecraft to the ISS

NASA on Thursday said it expects SpaceX to fly its first astronauts in April of 2019 and Boeing will follow, launching astronauts into spa...

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Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center , the center of the storm was located about 470 miles east-southeast of Hilo, or about 665 mi...

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Indonesian communications satellite deployed in orbit by SpaceX

SpaceX launched the first previously-flown "block 5" version of its Falcon 9 rocket early Tuesday, sending an Indonesian communications satellit...

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Huge Planet's Aurora 200 Times as Strong as Jupiter's

A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star , ...

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Red Tide kills thousands of fish in Siesta Key

Red tide , which refers to higher than normal algae blooms of the organism Karenia brevis, happens nearly annually and has been a natural occurr...

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NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel

The aviation companies will be conducting test flights at the end of this year and next, and astronauts will leave for the global space station ...

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Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space

This means that whatever produced the signal, which has been named "FRB 180725A", is likely to be extremely powerful. FRB signals were first obs...

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Australia supermarket bagged after plastic backflip

Coles has announced a major backflip on the plastic bag ban, angering environmentalists. "That's why we are extending our complimentary bag of...

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NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

The SpaceX crewed test flight, now scheduled for April 2019, will be flown by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley. "Space has...

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Trump EPA to Roll Back Back Obama-Era Gas Mileage Standards

The government also said the proposal will save consumers $2,340 (£1,796 / €2,017) since automakers won't have to increase prices to offset the ...

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NASA is naming 8 astronauts to fly SpaceX and Boeing's new spaceships

And another 25 percent said the agency should monitor asteroids and other space objects. Boeing test pilot Chris Ferguson, who commanded NAS...

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FUEL EFFICIENCY: Trump proposes rollback of Obama's clean vehicle rules

California is expected to challenge the withdrawal of the waiver in court. The proportion of passengers killed in cars that are older than 1...

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