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US astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the much-anticipated milestone for NASA.

19 Oct 2019 9:44 AM

Answer to renewable energy lies in the art of croissant making

By pressing and folding a polymer film capacitor they were able to store 30 times more energy.

19 Oct 2019 9:14 AM

People admire superheroes for these reasons

People best liked the heroes they rated as most moral, and least liked villains they rated as most immoral.

14 Oct 2019 8:04 AM

Home designs speak about one's personality

Being in a certain location dramatically constrains or facilitates certain emotional experience.

14 Oct 2019 7:35 AM

NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

If all goes well, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned flight into orbit by first quarter of 2020

12 Oct 2019 2:52 PM

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Light brighter than the sun to virtually decipher ancient scrolls

The items were examined at the Diamond Light Source facility in Oxfordshire, home to Britain’s synchrotron.

03 Oct 2019 7:42 AM

Sleep varies by age, geographical location, gender

The shortest sleep was observed in Asian countries.

30 Sep 2019 7:41 PM

Washing clothes in machines releases microfibres that ultimately reach oceans

800,000 more fibres were released in a delicate wash than a standard cycle.

30 Sep 2019 7:37 PM

Elon Musk unveils new Mars rocket prototype, expects missions in months

Starship is the top half of Musk’s colossal interplanetary rocket system that stands 387 feet tall.

30 Sep 2019 7:45 AM

A black hole rips apart an unfortunate star

The star, roughly the same size as our sun, was eventually sucked into oblivion in a rare cosmic occurrence.

30 Sep 2019 7:38 AM

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Distant asteroid calamity shaped life on Earth 466 million years ago

Dust spawned by a gigantic collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter 400 million years earlier triggered an ice age.

20 Sep 2019 9:04 AM

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human

Little is known about the Denisovans, who were ancient relatives of the more familiar Neanderthals and our own species.

20 Sep 2019 8:58 AM

Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive US base

Visitors descended early in the day on the tiny desert town of Rachel, a short distance from the military site.

20 Sep 2019 8:51 AM

Old theories of 19th century scientist aid new light wave discovery

Equations by James Clerk Maxwell have helped to reveal how crystals can be manipulated to produce a distinctive form of lightwave.

09 Sep 2019 10:30 AM

Now you can defrost surfaces in seconds!

The researchers established a technique that melts the ice where the surface and the ice meet, so the ice can simply slide off.

09 Sep 2019 7:46 AM

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Smartphone radiation doesn't have negative health effects, says study

Researchers argue that many studies indicating the effect of radiofrequency radiation get published only because they are interesting.

01 Sep 2019 12:08 PM

Images from nearby asteroid probe gives clues on planet formation

The study also helps prepare for protection against asteroid headed to Earth.

23 Aug 2019 12:08 PM

Researchers identify speed key factor in most car crashes

The findings came forth after studying data from 28 million car trips.

23 Aug 2019 10:46 AM

Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth's orbit, moving towards moon

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20 and land on lunar surface on September 7.

14 Aug 2019 10:25 AM

39 massive new galaxies discovered by researchers

The astronomers discovered these galaxies by combining results obtained from various telescopes around the world.

12 Aug 2019 4:36 PM

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