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Chad troops seize Nigerian town of Dikwa from Boko Haram

DIKWA, Chad (Reuters) - Chadian troops have driven Boko Haram militants out of the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, losing one soldier in the battle, an army spokesman said on Monday.<p>Chad has deployed thousands of soldiers in strategic positions around Lake Chad in an effort to contain the radical …

Exclusive: Obama hopes for U.S. embassy in Cuba before April summit in Panama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that he hopes the United States will open an embassy in Cuba by the time of a Western Hemisphere summit in Panama in mid-April.<p>In an interview with Reuters, Obama also cautioned that it will take more time to fully establish normal …

Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday sharply criticized China’s plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do business with the United States and saying he had raised it with President Xi Jinping.<p>In an interview with Reuters, …

SpaceX Rocket Launches 2 Communications Satellites Into Orbit (Video)

The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a pair of communications satellites to space Sunday (March 1), and you can see amazing videos and …

Space Travel

Dwarf Planet Ceres to Be Revealed in 'Stunning Detail' by NASA Probe

A NASA probe will arrive at Ceres Friday morning to begin unraveling the many mysteries of the dwarf planet — including the puzzling bright spots …

March 2015

NanoRacks Resumes Satellite Deployment From The International Space Station

Last summer, satellite deployers on board the International Space Station belonging to space science company NanoRacks developed issues that prevented some cubesats deployed into their orbits. After several months of work and repair, that company has been able to solve those issues and celebrated a …

Space Exploration

in News onMar 2, 2015 8:30 am

Unless you were under a blanket fort and on media lockdown for the majority of last month, you may have heard Chicago tied a 140-year-old record for …

Russia Will Spin-Off ISS Parts for New Space Station

The Russian space agency Roscosmos says it will support U.S. plans to keep the International Space Station (ISS) operating through 2024, but then …

NASA's Messenger Mission to Mercury Ends

The first mission to orbit Mercury is nearing its end. Since arriving at the innermost planet in March 2011, the Messenger spacecraft has “rewritten …

Astronomy

Artist's 'Apollo 18' Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards

The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you're invited to witness it from New York City's Times Square.<p>Beginning at 11:57 p.m. EST tonight …

Times Square

“Completely implausible”—a controversial paper exists, but so do black holes

A researcher stands by her arguments against black holes; other scientists are skeptical.<p>There once was a time when the existence of black holes was …

After city crews leave, the space savers return

Trash collectors rolled through East Boston early Monday morning, seizing lawn chairs, joint compound buckets, and traffic cones as the city launched …

East Boston

SpaceX Successfully Launched Two Satellites

At 10:50pm on Sunday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board were satellites for two different customers, Eutelsat and Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS).<p>The two companies jointly financed both the satellite construction and launch. The satellites …

Space Travel

Astronomers Find a Dusty Galaxy That Shouldn't Exist

A object from the very early universe is bafflingly rich with dust that theory says shouldn't have formed yet.<p>Peering back in time to find the very earliest objects in the universe, an international team of astronomers has discovered a galaxy that shouldn't be there at all.<p>The problem, the …

With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

The near-record amount of snow that has fallen on Boston this winter is testing one of the city's great traditions: On orders from Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Public Works Department began removing parking space savers from city streets on Monday.<p>In the past, the informal rule has been that whoever …

Watch: Spectacular night-time launch for SpaceX rocket

A giant SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral in Florida with two satellites on board<p>A <b>Space</b> Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit.<p>The 22-storey tall …

How to be a success? Get up before dawn

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am, while American Vogue editor Anna Wintour is woken at 4.30am for a game of tennis. You snooze, you lose...<p>I have never understood the impulse that drives people to do things because they have seen someone famous doing them. If anything, you’d think it would be …

You're always shedding DNA, and now the police can use it as evidence

The Supreme Court just allowed a conviction based on illegally obtained evidence to stand<p>Today, the US Supreme Court refused to review a case whose prosecution rested on DNA evidence swabbed from an interrogation chair, <i>Ars Technica</i> reports. Glenn Raynor petitioned the Supreme Court to review his …

Born in March? Here’s your birthstone

Happy birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.<p>March has two birthstones – aquamarine and …

Moon and Jupiter March 13 and 14

Jupiter and the moon will appear as nighttime’s two brightest lights. They’ll be close as seen from around the world.<p>Tonight – March 13, 2017 – and …

Touching NASA tributes to Leonard Nimoy’s passing

Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock on Star Trek inspired generations of astronauts, space scientists and engineers, as well as space fans around the …

Leonard Nimoy

See Earth in Mars’ night sky

If you were standing on Mars, you could see Earth and the moon as two bright evening or morning “stars.” A Mars rover captured this image of Earth in …

Missed the spacewalks? Here’s video, photos

On Sunday, NASA astronauts completed their third spacewalk in eight days. Cool video and gorgeous pics from the trio of spacewalks.<p>On Sunday (March …

Space Exploration