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Ashkin, Mourou, Strickland win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize

Strickland, of the University of Waterloo, Canada, becomes only the third woman to win a Nobel prize for physics. Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences, which ch...


Chemical pollution threatens to wipe out killer whales

An Orca is examined after it washed up at Whatipu Beach on March 14, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. Despite the depressing results, Desforges said he remained...


Scientists could have discovered Jurassic period's biggest dinosaur

Ledumahadi is Sesotho for "a giant thunderclap at dawn". Sesotho is an official South African language indigenous to the part of the country where the dinos...


State congressman applauds vote to remove federal protections for wolves

In less than a day after the publication of the court order, Congresswoman Liz Cheney has introduced a new legislation to "re-shoot with grizzly bears Federal p...


Japan’s Hayabusa2 explorer successfully deploys two rovers on asteroid surface

A compact rover consisting of two rovers, Minerva-II1 separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft on September 21 . Japan's asteroid mission Hayabusa2 has become...


Earth is Wobbling and Climate Change may be a Cause

It was previously known that Earth is not a ideal sphere and it tends to wobble when it rotates on its spin axis. When it rotates on its spin axis, it drifts an...


Concerns Grow For Arctic Beluga Whale After 2 Spottings In Thames Estuary

Beluga whales are identified by distinctive white markings and are typically found farther north, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation group said. This sea crea...


Jeff Bezos space project lands big rocket partnership

It opens up a new line of business for the company, which is developing its own rocket, called New Glenn, that would be powered by the BE-4 engines. ULA was...


Japanese startup ispace to send orbiter, rover to moon

Ispace also managed team Hakuto, a finalist in the Google Lunar Xprize competition offering $20m for the first privately financed venture to make it to the m...


Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is ... rocky

While it's unlikely to win an Oscar, a short movie shot on the surface of a near-Earth asteroid is a major scientific milestone. The release of the two rovers...


NASA pictures Opportunity for the first time in FOUR MONTHS

NASA scientists estimated that the tau - a measurement of how much sunlight reaches the surface - over Opportunity to be a little higher than 10 during some...


Oumuamua Traced to Four Possible Home Stars | Astronomy

An global team of astronomers discovered from ESA data that the mysterious object was an interstellar visitor which came from one of four possible stars. The ...


558 million-year-old fossil is world's oldest known animal, scientists say

For decades, the oddball bodies of Dickinsonia and other peculiar creatures from this period - the Ediacaran, about 635 million to 541 million years ago - mad...


Good Samaritan who saved 27 cats and dogs during Hurricane Florence arrested

Florence, which crashed ashore two weeks ago as a Category 1 hurricane and killed 46 people in three states, has since dissipated, but the storm's torrential ra...


Toll rises to 37 from storm Florence in US East Coast

Tens of thousands were ordered to evacuate communities along North Carolina's steadily rising rivers. "Our people took a gut punch", Cooper said after the pre...


Seal slaps tourist in face with octopus

The video then shows the seal breaching the water's surface, with the octopus in his mouth, before flicking its neck and wrapping the live octopus around Mulind...


Kirk reforms as tropical storm, gaining strength

The storm is expected to hit the Leeward Islands later this week. Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph...95km/h, with tropical-storm-force winds ext...


Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback

Taking a shift now to the east, what was Subtropical Storm Leslie was also downgraded yesterday, and it doesn't look impressive at all on the satellite. On Tues...


Mathematician may have cracked $1 million riddle

This time, he has solved a 160-year-old math problem, the Riemann hypothesis, at a lecture. Although it is nearly incomprehensible for people without intensiv...


After Florence, A Dispute Over Coal Ash In The Cape Fear River

So when Florence brought her wrath to the area, Hedges provided pet owners with a safe place for their furry family members. Hedges, a resident of Wayne Count...