Scientists develop 'electronic skin' that can feel

Graphene, which is just one atom thick, is strong, highly flexible, electrically conductive and transparent, making it ideal for gathering the sun's energy to ...

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Scientists want Pluto restored to planet status

In a paper presented at an international planetary science conference at The Woodlands, Texas, the scientists explained that geological properties, such as ...

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1.6-billion year old fossil may be earliest plant, say scientists

Researchers on Tuesday described the tiny, multicellular fossils as two types of red algae, one thread-like and the other bulbous, that lived in a shallow ...

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Neanderthals ate woolly rhinoceros and mushrooms

'This study really gives us a glimpse of what was in a Neanderthal's medicine cabinet'

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China to send probe to the moon

The launch will involve new challenges for China in sample collection, taking off from the moon and high-speed reentry to the Earth's atmosphere

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On the road in San Francisco: A bus with no driver and no steering wheel

'In a test for reporters, one bus cruised a block-long circuit so consistently that it created a dirt track on the tarmac'

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Satellite dodges Mars moon

The acceleration was necessary to slightly shift MAVEN's orbit and steer the satellite clear of the Martian moon Phobos

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Oldest evidence of life on earth found

The researchers expressed confidence the fossils from northeastern Canada were formed by organisms, saying no non-biological explanation was plausible

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Seven 'earth like' planets which may support life discovered

'I think that we've made a crucial step towards finding if there is life out there'

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New service lets you transfer money via Facebook messenger

TransferWise's chatbot enables customers to send money to friends and family to and from the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and Europe from Facebook ...

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What tropical storm Dineo tells us about climate change

There’s been a southward shift in tropical cyclones in the region, and in particular the location of their landfall

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Unearthed: Winston Churchill's essay on alien life

'With hundreds of thousands of nebulae, each containing thousands of millions of suns, the odds are enormous that there must be immense numbers which possess ...

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Gene editing to remove inherited disease now 'a realistic possibility'

Clinical trials for genome editing of the human germline could be permitted

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The relentless march of the armyworm and the danger it poses

'Damage to maize is likely to have the biggest impact on farmers in southern Africa because it’s the main staple food crop in the region'

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Apple's new $5bn headquarters is an architectural marvel

'It's not about maximizing the productivity of the office space, it's about creating a symbolic center for this global company. They are creating an icon'

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Human ancestor was a big-mouth worm from China, say scientists

Saccorhytus, measuring about four-hundredths of an inch (1 millimeter), appears to be the most primitive member of the broad animal group called deuterostomes

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Scientists create 'metallic hydrogen'

The discovery, published in the journal Science on Thursday, provides the first confirmation of a theory proposed in 1935

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U.S. government scientists go 'rogue' in defiance of Trump

Within hours, unofficial "resistance" or "rogue" Twitter accounts began sprouting up, emblazoned with the government logos of the agencies where they worked

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Google offers $30m prize to land robotic craft on the moon

Contenders now have until Dec. 31 for their spacecraft to be launched, said the foundation, which is running the Google Lunar XPrize

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Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out planet earth

Living on our blue little planet seems safe until you are aware of what lurks in space

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