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  • NASA probe leaking asteroid samples due to jammed door

    A US probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged in the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space. On Tuesday, the robotic arm of the probe, OSIRIS-REx, kicked u

  • Air pollution added over 6.6M deaths to toll in 2019

    Air pollution, the fourth leading risk factor for early death, added 6.67 million deaths to the global toll last year, according to a new study published on Wednesday. "Air pollution is the leading environmental risk factor for early death, with its

  • NASA to build first 4G network on Moon

    US space agency NASA has hired Finnish telecommunications firm Nokia to build the first 4G cellular network on the Moon. The network will be vital for critical communication capabilities, such as data transmission, command functions, remote control

  • Football star Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19

    Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Portugal's football association confirmed. In a statement, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said 35-year-old forward Ronaldo "is doing well, wit

  • SpaceX launches satellites to improve global internet

    SpaceX launched a new batch of satellites into orbit Tuesday to provide wider internet services around the world. "Falcon 9 launches 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, completing SpaceX's 43rd flight of a previously flown rocket booster," the company

  • Black hole discoveries net Nobels for 3 physicists

    Three scientists are sharing the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking discoveries about the exotic objects known as black holes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday. One half of the monetary award is going to Roge

  • Egypt unveils 59 ancient coffins in major archaeological find

    Archaeologists in Egypt have announced the discovery of 59 well-preserved and sealed wooden coffins that were buried more than 2,500 years ago. Opening one of the ornately decorated sarcophagi before assembled media on Saturday, the team revealed mu

  • Botswana authorities identify cause of mysterious elephant deaths

    Officials in Botswana say the deaths of hundreds of elephants in recent months which baffled and alarmed conservationists in the country were caused by toxins produced by cyanobacteria in water. The government in the landlocked Southern African coun

  • UK vaccine still possible by end of year

    AstraZeneca, the British pharmaceutical company, said on Thursday it was still possible for its coronavirus vaccine to be available at the end of this year or the beginning of 2021. The claim was made by Pascal Soriot, the company’s chief executive,

  • 'Air pollution kills 400,000 in Europe every year'

    Air pollution remains Europe's top environmental threat to health, with more than 400,000 premature deaths driven by air pollution every year in the EU, a report said Tuesday. Noise pollution comes second, contributing to 12,000 premature deaths, fo

  • Earth flying through ancient supernovae's dust

    The Earth has been passing through a huge radioactive cloud left behind by an exploded star for the last 33,000 years, according to a research. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, claimed that beneath the ocea

  • Rhino poaching falls by more than 60 percent in Namibia

    Rhino poaching fell 63 percent year-on-year in Namibia, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism has said citing intensified intelligence operations by authorities and tougher sentences and fines for poachers. Elephant poaching, which occurs to a les

  • Trump to ban TikTok app

    US President Donald Trump said late on Friday he would ban the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok in the US. "As far as TikTok is concerned, we are banning them from the United States," Trump told reporters on his way back to the capital from Florida

  • WHO: Coronavirus is not seasonal

    The novel coronavirus is neither seasonal nor does it occur in waves, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said in answer to questions at the twice-weekly UN press briefing held virtually in Geneva that t

  • Global CO2 emissions could fall by up to 7% this year amid pandemic: research

    Global carbon dioxide emissions could fall by up to 7% this year, depending on ongoing restrictions and social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic, research published in the journal Nature Climate Change showed on Tuesday. The study,

  • Chinese climbers set to remeasure height of Everest

    A group of 30 Chinese climbers and surveyors are set to remeasure the height of the world's highest mountain Everest, according to the state media. The team of professional climbers and surveyors from China's Natural Resources Ministry left their ba

  • China intends to construct a space station

    China’s latest state-of-the-art carrier rocket the Long March-5B took a successful flight on Tuesday, signaling a new era of the construction of manned space projects including the space station, reported Chinese official Xinhua news agency, citing t

  • Coronavirus forces detour for homecoming astronauts

    NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir will take an unusual - and more exhausting - route home after safely landing in the Kazakh steppe on Friday, a Russian healthcare official said, because of lockdowns caused by the novel coronavirus. A c

  • Scientists discover a potentially habitable planet

    Using data from a now-dead telescope, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized planet that may be capable of supporting life. Believed to be in the habitable zone of a star located around 300 light-years from Earth, a group of transatlantic scienti

  • Olympic Games starts on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Monday that the Olympic Games will be held on July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, while the Paralympic Games between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5, 2021. "The leaderships of the key parties came together via telephone con

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