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See the Philae lander descend onto a comet

Now you can get a glimpse of what it looks like to land on a comet. The European Space Agency (ESA) just released this amazing GIF of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander descending upon comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The GIF is a compilation of images taken by Philae's ROLIS imager in November, …

New Ebola Vaccine Has '100 Percent' Effectiveness In Early Results

In a development that could change the way the deadly Ebola disease is fought, researchers have announced promising results of a new vaccine's trial in Guinea, one of several countries affected by a historic outbreak in West Africa.<p>"The estimated vaccine efficacy was 100 percent," a team of …

After a bounce, Rosetta's Philae lander serves up cometary surprises

Scientists with the<p>European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission may have had a scare when the Philae lander bounced off of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but the bumpy touchdown actually had a silver lining: It allowed them to take measurements in two separate spots instead of one.<p>Now, …

Thousands have already been affected by the downpours and aid workers fear that the death toll of 27 is likely to grow significantly higher<p>The toll from flash floods and landslides in Burma after days of torrential rain is likely to spike, the UN has warned, as monsoonal downpours brought misery to …

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