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HMS Erebus Bell Recovered As Divers Visit Site Of Legendary Franklin Expedition

The bell of the HMS Erebus, the recently re-discovered flagship of the doomed Franklin Expedition, has been brought to the surface, Parks Canada announced.<p>Footage released by the agency last week shows the bell lying on the upper deck of the ship near where it would have been hanging when the …

Russian research team explores giant Siberian sinkhole

A Russian research team including scientists, a medic and a professional climber has descended to the bottom of a giant sinkhole in northern Siberia in an attempt to discover its origins.<p>The 35-metre deep sinkhole was discovered in July after an unexplained eruption that flung soil and rock 120 …

NASA: Comet landing is big step toward 'moving off this planet'

A NASA honcho says the successful soft landing of a European probe on a comet rocketing around the sun Wednesday should inspire humanity to claim its manifest destiny throughout the solar system.<p>The agency's planetary science head, Jim Green, was the most elated speaker at the celebratory press …

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Semen Boosts AIDS Virus, Study Finds

Men's semen appears to give the AIDS virus an extra boost, researchers reported Wednesday in a finding they say may explain why it’s so hard to develop creams or gels to prevent infection.<p>But there’s one class of drugs that can get around this problem, and might offer a way forward for the field of …

See the first shots from the Rosetta mission’s successful comet landing

The Rosetta mission, the combined effort by European Space Agency and NASA to land a spacecraft on a comet, has so far been a resounding success.<p>The decade-long journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko culminated 317 million miles from Earth just after 11:00 a.m EST on Wednesday, when the Philae …

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Six banks fined more than $4 billion in currency probe

Six banks have agreed to pay $4.33 billion in fines to global regulators to resolve allegations that they attempted to manipulate foreign exchange rates.<p>Citibank (C), HSBC (HSBC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), RBS (RBS)and UBS (UBS) will collectively pay $1.4 billion to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading …