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China's moon rover proves the moon has different rocks (update)

China's Jade Rabbit (Yutu) successfully came back from the dead after a serious malfunction in 2014. (*see update below) Scientists have finished analyzing the data China's moon rover Yutu beamed back sometime ago. As it turns out, the rocks the Jade Rabbit collected can reveal more about the …

Apollo Missions

Will Russia Really Make Drones Armed With Flamethrowers?

They have the technology.<p>A few years ago, a video showing a supposed Russian quadrotor with a machine gun went viral. That clip was actually publicity for a video game, but now reality is overtaking fiction. The director of Russian arms-makers Rostec saying the company is now working on cheap, …

Military

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Pluto’s ‘Dragon Scales’ Revealed In Latest New Horizons Images

Latest New Horizons images show an alien landscape, and highest-resolution color map yet<p>We’ve seen Pluto’s ice mountains, its glacier-carved plains, its mysterious dark spots. But the dwarf planet still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Today, the New Horizons team released images that reveal a …

Watch an exoplanet orbit its star

A series of images has been made into a video, showing Beta Pictoris b moving through 18 months of its 22-year orbit around its star. Very …

Nepal earthquake moved Mount Everest by 3 centimeters

7.8-magnitude quake reversed Everest's northeast course, but didn't affect its height, Chinese geologists say<p>The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in April caused Mount Everest to move 3 centimeters to the southwest, geologists in China announced in a report published this week. The …

22,000 asthma sufferers prescribed potentially deadly medication

The prescription of a long-acting reliever inhaler on its own is so unsafe that a major warning has been issued in the US<p>Thousands of asthma suffers are being prescribed potentially lethal medication which could bring on deadly attacks, a charity has warned.<p>Asthma UK has discovered that 22,000 …

Medicine

North Korea boasts about rocket testings

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kim Jong Un watched two drills featuring what North Korean media called a new type of "anti-ship rockets," according to the country's newspaper Rodong Sinmun.<p>The front page of the state newspaper featured pictures of a beaming Kim leaning back in a chair, surrounded by his smiling military …

EU-U.S. trade deal seems distant dream after early optimism | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When U.S. trade chief Michael Froman opened talks in 2013 on an EU-U.S. free trade deal he said he was confident it could be reached on “one tank of gas.” Two years later, negotiations have all but stalled.<p>U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman speaks to reporters after a …