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'

7 days ago
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

24 days ago
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

25 days ago
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

26 days ago
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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How a South American army worm is devastating Southern Africa's maize crop

'Because it burrows into the plant the fall armyworm will often only be seen when coming out after the damage has already been done'

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Airbus to launch 'flying car' prototype by end of this year

Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's ...

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Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri

Interest in exploring the sun's nearest neighbor has increased since scientists announced last year that they had discovered evidence of an Earth-sized planet ...

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A medical guide to the 18 deadliest drug-resistant infections

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 released a list of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal infections, labeling each as “urgent,” ...

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Dwarf planet Ceres is 'flush with ice', says NASA

The dwarf planet Ceres, an enigmatic rocky body inhabiting the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is rich with ice just beneath its dark surface, ...

2 months ago
RIP John Glenn, astronaut

John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century's greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world's oldest astronaut, and also ...

2 months ago
Are Facebook and Twitter to blame for Brexit and Trump?

Social media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, ...

2 months ago
Giant icy ocean discovered beneath Pluto's surface

Pluto's ocean, which is likely slushy with ice, lies 150 to 200 km beneath the dwarf planet's icy surface

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Why we're crazy about nuclear power

'It is worth noting that radiation starts decreasing immediately after the fission reaction has stopped'

3 months ago