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Japanese spacecraft successfully lands a new robot on asteroid’s surface

Japanese spacecraft "Hayabusa-2" made the the Telescopic Optical Navigation Camera at 4:04 GMT, 21 September 2018, the year from a height of about 64 meters, a...


Area beaches closed after lab tests confirm red tide

Red tides naturally occur in the Gulf off Florida's west coast when microscopic algae multiply into dense concentrations, but scientists have documented them on...


Jeff Bezos' space company designing large, reusable lunar lander

The lander would be capable of carrying four astronauts at a time and is much more powerful than anything NASA has used to get to the surface of our lunar s...


Know the difference between ‘e-cigarettes’ and ‘cigarettes’

The nicotine content in e-cigarettes vary widely, which doesn't provide consistency to study the device and smokers behaviour. In September, the U.S. E-cigare...


Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond Pluto

Targeted hunts can produce biased results - for example, the appearance of clustering where none may actually exist, he explained. Sheppard has embarked on ...


Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

The spacecraft can fly a crew of four to the moon's orbit and then send them down to the surface in a lander. To fulfill its vision, the space agency wants ...


Thanks to help from Hubble, the first confirmed exomoon?

Kipping and Teachey noticed unusual anomalies in the transit data of a gas planet, Kepler 1625b , which is several times the size of Jupiter. The discovery o...


Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to American, British researchers

Chemistry is the third of this year's Nobel Prizes after the winners of the medicine and physics awards were announced earlier this week. The statement ...


Looming large: Shell's LNG Canada seen as tip of megaproject iceberg

The duties would affect the roughly 140 complex steel modules - each as tall as a 10-story building and weighing as much as 10 jumbo jets - that LNG Canada ha...


Space Travel May Cause Cancer, NASA Study Finds

Once you break free from Earth's atmosphere, you are subjected to forces that could mutate your cells and permanently alter your DNA. GCR doesn't affect us he...


Astronomers discover distant planet billions of miles beyond Pluto

Goblin's orbit is extremely elongated - so stretched out, in fact, that it takes 40,000 years for it to circle the sun . The orbits of the new extreme dwarf ...


Leslie likely to become hurricane

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Leslie was about 505 miles (812 kilometers) east southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). Strong north-easterly win...


The Latest Rain from Rosa soaks central, southern Arizona

It's then expected to move quickly northwestward as it weakens, bringing 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) of rain to central and southern Arizona and 1 to 2 ...


Nobel chemistry prize goes to US, British researchers

Arnold, a professor of chemical engineering at California Institute of Technology, won one half of the prize " for the directed evolution of enzymes ". The 77-y...


Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Natural evolution occurs when animals, plants and other organisms reproduce in varying forms that either fail or thrive, depending on surrounding conditions and...


LNG Canada moves immediately into construction after final investment decision

This is exactly how the federal Liberals had hoped to see their energy agenda unfold: oil and gas boosters complying with environmental regulations, securing bu...


Nobel prize in physics awarded to three pioneers in laser science

Frenchman Gerard Mourou of the Ecole Polytechnique and University of MI shares have the prize's 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) with Strickland; Ashkin gets th...


Scientists Are Making And Selling Artificial Martian Dirt For $20 Per Kilogram

University of Central Florida (UCF) has announced that it will be selling martian dirt for $20 per Kilogram plus shipping. "You wouldn't want to discover tha...


Skull-shaped asteroid will fly by Earth after Halloween

This asteroid, which is officially named 2015 TB145 but unofficially known as the Skull Asteroid, was discovered by researchers in mid-October 2015. This year, ...


American, Japanese cancer researchers share Nobel Prize in medicine

The process targets proteins that help control the action of T-cells, which destroy foreign agents in the body. Both scientists have worked on inhibiting thes...