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Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

China's Chang'e-4 probe has successfully germinated seeds on the dark side of the Moon in a miniature, artificial biosphere, providing hope fo...

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The First Seeds on the Moon Are Sprouting

China shared video of the Chang'e 4 landing on the moon this week. Chang'e 4 is also equipped with instruments developed by scientists fro...

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China aims for 2020 Mars mission after lunar success

The United States is the only other country that has carried out moon landings. China's space agency says it worked with NASA to collect data ...

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United Kingdom launches ambitious plan to tackle air pollution

Amid worries that prolonged exposure to a cloud of PM2.5 (airborne dust particles 2.5 microns in diameter or less) will lead to a spike in healt...

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Antarctica melting away at alarming rate

Glaciers have been melting at an alarming rate in Antarctica over the past four decades due to an inrush of warm ocean water causing sea levels ...

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Nobel Laureate scientist disgraced for racist comments

In 1962 Dr Watson shared the Nobel prize with collaborator Francis Crick and scientist Maurice Wilkins for discovering in 1953 that DNA wa...

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China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing

Eastern time, and at that time, the Earth's shadow will begin to pass in front of the moon, blocking nearly all of the sun's light from reachi...

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China’s probe sends panoramic image of moon’s far side

China just shared an image captured by its Chang'e 4 lunar lander, and it's a detailed image of the far side of the moon. Compared with th...

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SpaceX Statement on Workforce Downsizing

News of the layoff first surfaced from an email sent by SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, who reportedly called the business move "a very ha...

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UC Berkeley study claims oceans warming faster than previously believed

If humans don't do anything to mitigate climate change, warming in the upper part of the ocean will be six times higher by 2081-2100 than tota...

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First Direct Evidence Stars Like Our Sun Turn Into Crystals — SNAPSHOT

Dead remnants of white dwarf stars have a core of solid oxygen and carbon. When the transition occurs, the atoms in the super dense interior o...

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'Repeating' radio waves from deep space baffle scientists

Those include: a neutron star with a very strong magnetic field that is spinning very rapidly and two neutron stars merging together. Whil...

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Hubblecast 115 Light: Triangulum Galaxy in unrivalled detail

He subsequently documented when in their history these Local Group dwarf galaxies stopped making stars, or "quenched", and how this was affect...

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Eclipse Season 2019 Kicks Off With Partial Solar Eclipse Today

A total lunar eclipse is a magical event to witness and our next chance comes on the night of January 20/21 with all of North America having a r...

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Proof of LIFE: Scientists record mysterious radio signals from deep space

Fast radio bursts have been speculated to be the result of everything from exploding stars to transmissions from aliens. Scientists have be...

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Nigel Farage Lays Into John Bercow Over Brexit Row

There was a major row in the Commons over whether Wednesday´s amendment could even be put to a vote, with Speaker John Bercow apparently disrega...

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NASA probe discovers new planet HD 21749b, calls it `coolest small planet`

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched in April to take up the planet-hunting baton from the Kepler space telescope as that hi...

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Jelly fish terror takes over Australia, beaches forced to shut down

About 13,000 stings were recorded in the past week - three times more than in the corresponding period a year ago. Twenty-two people have be...

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Chinese rover begins exploring far side of the moon

While China is the first to land a spacecraft on the far side, there have been plenty of detailed photographs taken by orbiting spacecraft. L...

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Chinese rover starts making tracks after landing on the moon

This is the very first time that any country has performed a soft landing or rover deployment on the far side of Earth's natural satellite, and ...

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Quadrantid meteor shower set to streak across the sky tonight

The Quadrantids are known for bright, colorful fireball meteors because of the large particles of an asteroid interacting with our atmosphere. T...

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Quadrantid shower: How to watch 2019's first meteors tonight

The last time that Qatar had an encounter with meteor showers was back in November a year ago when annual meteors "Taurid and Leonid" appeared i...

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Spacecraft beams back first images of most distant object explored by mankind

Included in this will be a series of much higher-resolution images that will provide an even greater look at Ultima Thule , now the farthest ob...

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Quadrantids meteor shower to take place overnight Thursday into Friday

Tonight, the Quadrantids meteor shower will reach its peak for a few glorious hours. The Quadrantids meteor showers have already been shooti...

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Garbage, feces take toll on national parks amid shutdown

Authorities in Yosemite National Park have also closed several heavily-used campgrounds, including some in Hetch Hetchy and Mariposa Grove, ...

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NASA spacecraft zips by most distant world ever studied

Officially known as 2014 MU69, it got the nickname Ultima Thule in an online vote. For just a moment, the craft will fly within 2,200 miles ...

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Trump’s EPA To Weaken Rule Limiting Coal Plant Mercury Emissions

Any such change would trigger new rounds in what have already been years of court battles over regulating mercury pollution from coal plants. In...

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A super blood wolf moon eclipse is coming in January

EarthSky Communications, Inc., a Texas-based science focused online site, the January 21 event is also expected to be a supermoon , or "new or ...

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Will implement odd-even scheme whenever required: Arvind Kejriwal

Battling the year's worst spell of air pollution, the Supreme Court-mandated pollution watchdog EPCA on Monday ordered a shutdown of industria...

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First launch of the military satellite by Elon Musk’s after four attempts

SpaceX's Falcon rocket was poised to lift off from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, but bad weather delayed the launch until at least Sunday. Missio...

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