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Hamilton amazed by chequered flag blunder | News Home | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton nearly backed off while still a lap away from his third win in a row on Sunday after the chequered flag was waved early in a blunder that led to a post-race revision of the results.<p>Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives to a pit stop during …

Motor Racing

Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday in Shanghai, leading from start to finish to win the …

Auto Racing

Stunning Composite Image of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

There's a good chance you've already seen this stunning image pop up on your newsfeed or dashboard at some point. With over 70,000 shares on Facebook and features on dozens of media outlets, Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul II's shot of the recent blood moon lunar eclipse has officially gone …

Lunar Eclipse

Kepler Telescope Discovers Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

A nearly Earth-size planet orbits in a star's habitable zone, detected by NASA astronomers.<p>Red sunshine, seas, and maybe aliens? Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope today report the closest thing yet to another Earth, a world in a habitable orbit around a red dwarf star …

10 reasons North Korea is perfect for American travelers

Technically it’s illegal, but it seems not everyone knows that. Here’s the grocery bag full that I bought in a market in Rason for about 80 cents.<p>If …

North Korea

Where to really find a Panama hat

Once the height of fashion, authentic Panama hats are now harder to come by. But the apparel made famous by former US presidents can still be found by those willing to search for it.

Panama

How to pull a car out of a lake – Russian style

No fancy diesel-powered winch or pulley system needed. Oh, no. Just a few Russian dudes, some thick-ass ice, and an ingenious…well, watch the video …

Where sea gypsies settle

Located 60km off the Thai coast, the tiny isolated Surin Islands are home to the Moken, a tribe of former nomads experiencing a shifting way of life.

National Parks

Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures

Surging demand for housing and services puts historical sites at risk.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>On a blustery February morning, residents of Alexandria's Wabour el Maya district woke to the din of bulldozers and power drills tearing into the decorative brick</b> …

Researchers uncover link between Down syndrome and leukemia

Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during …

Russia Ships The World's First Load of Offshore Arctic Oil

The untapped Arctic reserves of petroleum have been tapped.<p>Russia has announced its first shipment of Arctic offshore oil. Russian President Vladimir Putin watched oil loading from the Prirazlomnoye drilling platform onto a tanker Friday via video link, according to state-run ITAR-TASS, and …

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Space Science

The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets

Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the Chilean Coast Range north of Santiago. A couple of old concrete platforms and some rusty pipes, parts of the mountain's old weather station, are the only hints that humans have ever taken an interest in this …

5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'

A newly discovered planet nicknamed "Earth's cousin" has just been found 490 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet, called Kepler-186f, is the first …

Find Vega, and Lyrid meteor radiant

Tonight – April 20, 2018 – the Lyrid meteor shower is picking up steam, and the shower’s radiant point is near the brilliant star Vega. The Lyrid …

The World's Most Dangerous Naval Weapon

The weapon that has damaged more U.S. naval ships in the last 60 years is not the torpedo, the deck gun, the anti-ship missile or the terrorist attack.<p>It’s sea mines.<p>Fifteen U.S. Navy ships have been sunk or damaged by mines since World War II, almost four times more than any other weapon.<p>But …

Journey Into Unexplored Dinosaur Country

Dinosaurs

Researchers Record Young Neurons Making Connections, Exchanging Information

We don’t fully understand how neural networks form—that is, how neurons evolve from a few disconnected individual cells into the highly organized and …

Top 10 tips for meteor-watchers

How to watch a meteor shower. Tips for beginners.<p>Your goal: to observe a meteor shower. You read an article about an upcoming meteor shower, and you …

Astronomy

U.N. climate report: We must focus on “decarbonization,” and it won’t wreck the economy

So far, climate change is following the plot of an epic disaster movie.<p>In the last few years, giant megafires have burned out of control, we’ve been …

Climate

Biologists help solve fungal mysteries, inform studies on climate change

A new genetic analysis revealing the previously unknown biodiversity and distribution of thousands of fungi in North America might also reveal a …

Pollution From Asia Makes Pacific Storms Stronger

Aerosols in atmosphere change weather in North America, says new study.<p>What happens in Asia doesn't stay in Asia, a new study warns. Pollution from booming economies in the Far East is causing stronger storms and changing weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean, which in turn is changing weather in …

NASA spacecraft slams into dark side of the moon as planned

At roughly 12:30AM ET early on Friday morning, a soda machine-sized NASA spacecraft slammed into the far side of the moon at 3,600 miles per hour. The impact was entirely planned by NASA engineers in order to conclude the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) program, which …

Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

Here's a stumper: How many parts can you divide a line into?<p>It seems like a simple question. You can cut it in half. Then you can cut those lines in half, then cut those lines in half again. Just how many parts can you make? A hundred? A billion? Why not more?<p>You can keep on dividing forever, so …

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be found, expert says

'The biggest challenge has been overcome,' says oceanographer Chari Pattiaratchi<p>An expert on underwater searches says he is sure that search teams …

NASA's International Space Station humanoid, Robonaut, finally gets its legs

Imagine base camps on the moon, Mars or beyond staffed by a team of robotic caretakers.<p>NASA's robotic humanoid astronaut, Robonaut, now has a new …

'Threes' is the addictive math puzzle game you want

Don't get fooled by the free-to-play clones out there, Threes is the puzzle (math?) game that got the craze started, and it's the one you want to play, and that will keep you playing long after you get the hang of how it's played. It's almost too simple in principle: slide tiles on a 16-square grid …