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  • Hiker's dramatic video of two snakes fighting reveals rare sight

    A hiker captures footage of a copperhead grappling with a cottonmouth, perplexing herpetologists in the process.

    CNET
  • Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia desert

    One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said Friday, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago. One of several footprints discovered in the vast Mongolian desert, the huge fossil was…

    AFP
  • "Seismic swarm" rattles Iceland volcano, flight alert raised a notch

    Iceland raised its aviation alert by a notch on Friday after several earthquakes hit one of the country's biggest volcanoes, the strongest tremors since a string of quakes last month raised concerns over a possible eruption. The alert only moved to the second lowest level of the four color scale,…

    Reuters
  • Rosetta mission ends as spacecraft crash lands onto Comet 67P

    The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has crash landed on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. This brings an end to its 16-year journey across the solar system, having travelled over four billion miles since its launch in 2004. "Rosetta has entered the history books once again," said…

    International Business Times UK
  • Schedule of Nobel Prize 2016 announcements

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's annual crop of Nobel Prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace is announced in the coming days, beginning with the medicine prize. Oct. 3 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (announced in Stockholm at 0930 GMT at the earliest) Oct. 4 Nobel Prize in…

    Reuters
  • Video: End of an Era: Blackberry is Done Building Smartphones

    The company will now focus on software development, including security and applications.

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  • When is a crash landing not a crash landing?

    After 786 days in orbit around comet 67P, and more than 12 years after it was launched from Earth, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe made its final maneuver this morning: a slow, but terminal, descent onto the comet's dusty surface. Instead of 'crash landing', we heard about the…

    The Verge
  • Thailand confirms first Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia

    By Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in Southeast Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization urged action against the virus across the region. The confirmation of two case of microcephaly, a birth…

    Reuters
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    31 Vintage Photos From the Apollo Space Missions (31 photos)

    On October 11, 1968, Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donn F. Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham successfully entered Earths orbit. It was a last-minute decision, according to NASA, to provide astronauts Walter Schirra Jr., Donn Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham with the four-and-a-half-pound camera. For 10…

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  • Electrics Touted at Paris Car Show, but Await Their Moment

    When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people?

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  • Zika-related birth defects likely higher than anticipated: panel

    By Bill Berkrot BOSTON (Reuters) - The risk posed by the Zika virus to developing fetuses is likely far greater than current estimates suggest, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday. Microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which babies develop abnormally small heads, is one of a constellation of…

    Reuters
  • The UN wants to buy a spaceship to launch poor countries’ experiments into orbit

    Guadalajara, Mexico A tension underlying any global gathering of astronautics geeks is that money talks and little else gets you to space. At the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) underway in Mexico this week, that tension is front and center. The theme of this year’s congress is “Making…

    Quartz
  • Factbox: Nestle Health Science key investments

    (Reuters) - Nestle believes its Health Science unit will eventually generate annual sales of 10 billion Swiss francs ($10.3 billion). It already has sales of more than 2 billion francs.

    Reuters
  • This is what it looks like to crash (very, very softly) onto a comet

    Earlier this morning, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft took a leisurely dive onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. After 12 years in space and more than two years orbiting the comet, Rosetta was moving far away from the Sun and running out of juice. Scientists decided…

    The Verge
  • Sculptor Antony Gormley creates labyrinth for new London show

    British sculptor Antony Gormley puts people's relationships with urban construction at the forefront of his latest exhibition "Fit", creating a sort of labyrinth in a London gallery space. "Sleeping Field", one of the installations at the White Cube Bermondsey gallery, is made up of hundreds of…

    Reuters
  • By the Numbers: 12 Years Chasing a Comet

    It's been 4,595 since the Rosetta space probe was lifted into orbit on the first stage of its 12-year mission to chase down comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Here is a look at some of the numbers, big and small, surrounding the mission

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    Rosetta spacecraft successfully crash-lands on comet

    The space probe made a crash-landing onto the icy comet it has been orbiting for the last two years.

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