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Laser breakthroughs win physics Nobel

Three scientists have been awarded the 2018 Nobel prize in physics for their work on high intensity laser pulses. John Bardeen is the only Nobel Laureate who ...


Because of prohibited chemicals there was a mass poisoning of whales

PCBs ( polychlorinated biphenyls ) were banned 40 years ago, but experts said they were still posing a deadly threat to orcas in the wild. "We are very anxious...


"Enjoy 'Standing' On The Surface Of This Asteroid!" Via New Video

The two rovers are part of the Minerva II-1 3.3 kg payload that was stored in a drum shaped container in the base of the spaceship before being jettisoned into ...


Whale in the UK's River Thames

Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, he said that it had "roughly stayed in the same spot for about an hour". The Whale and Dolphin Conservation group said that bel...


NASA's Curiosity Rover Completes 6 Years on Mars

In orbit around Mars since 2006, a satellite called Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter positioned itself above the slopes of Perseverance Valley , where the Opport...


Japan lunar exploration firm to head for moon on SpaceX rockets

The company participated in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, the first ever global competition to develop lunar exploration technology, sponsored by Google Inc. Isp...


Hayabusa2 rovers start exploring asteroid Ryugu

Two MINERVA-II1 rovers were deployed explore the surface of asteroid Ryugu as it hurtles through space as part of a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAX...


Alien object 'Oumuamua may have come from one of these stars

Until now it remains unclear for scientists that any of the stars which were identified in the new study is one orbited by such a planet. At the time of its...


Fossil of earliest known animal discovered

The now-extinct animal probably lived in warm shallow seas possibly alongside other squishy Ediacaran critters, National Geographic reports. Evolution gone wr...


10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in Carolinas

Randy Webster, emergency management director for Horry County, said the flooding will be unprecedented. About 6,000 to 8,000 people are being told they shou...


Donald Trump visits areas affected by Florence, promises residents aid

At Horry County's emergency operations center, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said the storm had likely been the worst disaster in the state's history, bu...


Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus

We can only imagine that's what a seal was thinking when he slapped a kayaker in the face with an octopus over the weekend. The seal wraps the octopus around ...


TROPICS: Kirk redevelops back into tropical storm

Tuesday outlook from the hurricane center. The Met Office still advised that people pay close attention to information being issued on its website. But, as ...


Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

Aside from the warnings, a tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It could regain sub-tropical storm status later this week. Sinc...


Mathematician may have cracked $1 million riddle

Although it is nearly incomprehensible for people without intensive maths training, the hypothesis describes the distribution of prime numbers among positive ...


Interstate Left Covered In Fish After Hurricane Florence Floodwaters Recede

Authorities have recovered a van they say was swept away last week in SC floodwaters, killing two mental patients being transported in the back. Duke Energy say...


British officials checking reports of a white whale in the River Thames

The British Divers Marine Life Rescue said the presence of the beluga is "concerning as it's not a common species, however it's swimming strongly and feeding"...


Grizzly bears get back U.S. protections, Rockies hunts blocked

This was, the judge continued, about whether the Fish and Wildlife Service considered threats to grizzlies' recovery in the long-term when it stripped the ani...


Delegates at Labour conference overwhelmingly back People's Vote motion

Sir Keir said it looked "increasingly likely" Labour's tests would not be met and it would vote against the deal in Parliament. Mr Mallon's pro-Brexit speec...


Japanese space agency lands rovers on asteroid

Hayabusa 2 will also smash the asteroid with explosives to blast away part of its surface, exposing underground material that the spacecraft will collect and ev...