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Super-Earth Exoplanet Found Orbiting Barnard's Star | Astronomy

A team of researchers at the exoplanet-hunting institution Red Dots published a study today in Nature that compiles more than 20 years of observations of th...


Scientist speaks out on 'alien spacecraft' space rock

Avi Loeb, an astronomer at Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who earlier suggested that space rock Oumuamua might be an alien craft, said that eve...


NZ firm launches first commercial rocket

Rocket Lab succeeded this weekend in moving from a company testing its rocket to one that has truly begun commercial operations. Two satellites were added to th...


Region eyes "vigorous" tropical wave as 2018 hurricane season near the end

With a little more than two weeks to go in the 2018 hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center began watching another tropical wave Sunday. Caribbean cou...


UK Minister quits over Theresa May's Brexit plan

They have covered areas like aviation safety, civilian nuclear power, medical drugs, the rights of British citizens living in the European Union , road haulage...


Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

Famed for his work exploring the origins of the universe, Hawking died in March at the age of 76 after spending most of his life confined to a wheelchair with m...


Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

It had been expected to fetch 10,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds. A collection of his medals and awards , including honours from the Royal Astronomical Society, ...


US Comes Up With Laser ‘Porch Light’ to Attract Space Aliens

The researchers propose to create a "beacon" which will be visible at a distance 20 thousand light years . According to the scientists, the laser beam would b...


Is interstellar object ‘Oumuamua an alien space probe?

For this to happen, however, 'Oumuamua must less than 1 mm thick and be just a few metres across - which is much smaller and thinner than previously thought. ...


Supermassive Black Holes Collide in Galactic Merger Grand Finales

Astrophysicists now believe there are about 10,000 black holes at the centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way , all of which surround a supermassive black hole...


Bionic Mushrooms Covered in Cyanobacteria Produce Bio-Electricity | Materials Science, Nanotechnologies

The researchers are working to better understand the biological machinery of cells and how they can be used to create new technologies for defense, healthca...


U.S. judge blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline

The order stems from a lawsuit filed by the Indigenous Environmental Network and North Coast Rivers Alliance, which alleges that the State Department and TransC...


UN Report Says Ozone Layer Is Now Healing

This is due to internationally agreed actions carried out under the historic Montreal Protocol , which came into being over 30 years ago in response to the rev...


This is the First 8K Video Shot in Space

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold does some filming on the International Space Station Oct. 3, 2018, with a Helium 8K camera, made by the digital cinema company RED...


Ozone layer recovering at 1-3% per decade

This is due to internationally agreed actions carried out under the historic Montreal Protocol , which came into being over 30 years ago. Thanks to these ban...


'Oumuamua: Comet or Alien Probe?

Oumuamua "might be a lightsail of artificial origin", the paper says, referring to an object created to use solar radiation for propulsion. At the time, sc...


NASA’s Hubble Telescope spots cute smiling face in house

NASA says, ' Two yellow-hued blobs hang atop a sweeping arc of light. The arc of light is reportedly a galaxy whose shape has been distorted and stretched as a ...


Irish PM tells United Kingdom it can’t halt backstop plans

Talks are stuck on how the United Kingdom could exit a so-called backstop arrangement that guarantees there will be no... The agreement would " not be done at a...


Tesla envisions 'partial presence' in India by 2019 end

The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the FBI is doing a criminal investigation into whether Tesla misled investors by overstating Model 3 produc...


NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Runs Out Of Fuel After Exploring Asteroid Belt

Scientists found about a month ago that Dawn was running out of hydrazine , the fuel that kept the spacecraft's antennas facing Earth and helped turn its solar...