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Russian Cargo Ship Delivers 3 Tons of Supplies to Space Station

A robotic Russian resupply ship linked up with the International Space Station this morning (Feb. 15) to deliver 3 tons of cargo, including fresh …

Space Exploration

Trump aims for moon, pulls back on space station, telescopes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead.<p>Under President Donald Trump's 2019 proposed budget released Monday, U.S. government funding for the space station would end by 2025. The …

Space Exploration

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster Is Headed to the Asteroid Belt

A red car for a Red Planet. That's what Elon Musk was hoping for when he launched his own Tesla Roadster on SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket …

Space Exploration

Russia recognises gay marriage for the first time in shock move

Russia has recognised a gay marriage for the first time, in a move which shocked even the newlyweds involved.<p>Eugene Wojciechowski and Pavel Stotsko …

LGBTQ

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

YouTube yanks videos showing dangerous 'Tide Pod challenge'

Video site is working to combat what health officials describe as a spike in teens purposely ingesting laundry detergent packets.<p>YouTube is taking steps to shut down a viral video trend in which people post recordings of themselves purposely ingesting laundry detergent.<p>The so-called Tide Pod …

NASA Has Invented an Incredible New Space Navigation Technique

Oh, the places we'll go!<p>NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made spacecraft heading into the far reaches …

Researchers discover bizarre ‘Hypatia’ stone is made from material not found in our Solar System

There’s plenty of interesting things to find here on Earth. Archaeologists and paleontologists are constantly discovering relics of the past that …

U.K. Ban on Microbeads in Personal Care Products Takes Effect

LONDON — They’re tiny, colorful and harmless-looking, but these little pellets are being blamed for causing big problems for the world’s oceans and seas.<p>The items in question are plastic microbeads, and on Tuesday, Britain made good on a pledge to ban the manufacturing of personal care products …

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

JOLIET, Mont. — As darkness closed in, one hunter after another stopped at this newly opened game check station, deer carcasses loaded in the beds of their pickups.<p>They had been granted licenses for a special hunt, and others would follow. Jessica Goosmann, a wildlife technician with Montana’s …

New planet that is so big it may not actually be a planet

<b>Earth may seem pretty big but when you compare it to other planets, we’re dwarfs in comparison.</b><p>Take Jupiter and Saturn, they both have a diameter …

Long Missions in Space Change The Brain in Disturbing Ways

While most of us would like nothing more than to jettison ourselves away from this planet, our feeble bodies are not meant to survive in the cold …

Space Science

We may have just found 20 habitable worlds

Habitable Worlds<p>Common sense may find it strange that Earth-sized habitable exoplanets are a fairly common phenomenon. However, one study asserts …

How to make concrete stronger and more environmentally friendly with irradiated water bottles

Concrete has shaped the modern world. Other than water, it is the most widely used material on the planet so it's unsurprising that scientists are …

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say<p>The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked …

A Faked Study Linking Vaccines And Autism Is Being Eviscerated by Scientists

Dumpster fire coming through.<p>Controversy has erupted over a scientific paper that is being retracted after it was attacked for being 'antivax …

Clinical Trials

New N.S.A. Breach Linked to Popular Russian Antivirus Software

WASHINGTON — In the latest case of an insider removing sensitive data from the nation’s largest intelligence agency, Russian hackers obtained classified documents that a National Security Agency employee had taken and stored on his home computer. Investigators believe the hackers may have …

US votes against UN resolution condemning the death penalty for gay sex - joining Iraq and Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration has come under fire for joining with Iraq and Saudia Arabia on voting against a UN resolution condemning the death penalty for gay sex.<p>Human rights advocates and LGBT activists have condemned the US government as it became one of just 13 countries, including China, to …

Ty Cobb

Astronauts to Flat-Earther B.o.B: We've Seen the Curve

Some former NASA astronauts have a message for flat-Earther B.o.B: The curve is real, and we've seen it.<p>Last week, the Atlanta-based rapper kicked …

Space Science

Russia and US agree to co-operate on building first space station to orbit the moon

Russia and the United States have agreed to co-operate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to explore deep space and send humans to Mars.<p>Following in the footsteps of the International Space Station, the moon ship would be open to astronauts and …

Space Exploration

China claims they have actually created an EM drive

Guess Who’s Back<p>After a relatively long news hiatus, the impossible EM (Electromagnetic) Drive is making a comeback. Researchers from China’s space …

NASA’s Cassini captured an unexplained Saturn ‘glitch’ before its fateful dive

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft completed its incredibly successful extended mission last week, punctuated by a fiery death at the hands of Saturn’s upper …

Two years on, the Kuiper Belt is in sight

ON SEPTEMBER 11th, nearly 6bn kilometres from Earth, beyond the orbit of Neptune, a spacecraft emerged from hibernation. The primary task of <i>New</i> …

James Webb Space Telescope Will Hunt for Signs of Life in the Solar System

The soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope will turn its powerful eye on two of the solar system's top candidates for hosting alien life: the icy …

Over 59,000 people are pointing fans at Hurricane Irma in an attempt to blow it away

“That just might be crazy enough to work” is the mantra of nearly 60,000 people hoping to dissuade Hurricane Irma from making landfall in Florida. A …

Pen-like tool detects cancer in seconds

Distinguishing cancerous tissue from healthy tissue is a chief concern when it comes to surgery, which is why medical scientists are continually …

Cancer