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  • Ramadan fasting safe in COVID-19 pandemic: UK study

    Fasting practices in the United Kingdom during Ramadan last year did not lead to higher COVID-19 mortality rates among Muslims, according to a new report. The study, published on Thursday in the peer-reviewed Journal of Global Health, said there was

  • China launches new satellite

    China on Wednesday launched a new satellite into space to study electromagnetic environment detection, local media reported. The remote sensing satellite – named Yaogan-33 – carried by Indigenously developed rocket Long March-4C was launched from Ji

  • 143 satellites on one rocket

    US aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company SpaceX successfully launched 143 small satellites into space Sunday, a new record for a single rocket. The Transporter-1 mission, delayed on Saturday due to adverse weather conditio

  • China rescues 11 miners after 14 days trapped underground

    Eleven workers trapped for two weeks by an explosion inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday. State broadcaster CCTV showed miners being hauled up one-by-one in baskets, their eyes shielded to protect them after so ma

  • World's oldest living person celebrates 118th birthday

    Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, turned 118 on Saturday, according to local media. Tanaka, born on Jan. 2, 1903, celebrated her 118th birthday at a care facility in Fukuoka, sout

  • Warnings of a volcano eruption in the western Caribbean

    Volcanoes that have been quiet for decades are rumbling to life in the eastern Caribbean, prompting officials to issue alerts in Martinique and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as scientists rush in to study activity they say has not been observed in

  • Everest's latest height: 8,848.86 meters

    China and Nepal on Tuesday ended a years-long dispute over the height of world's top mountain peak, both announcing its current height at 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet). The latest measurement was announced after the presidents of the two countrie

  • Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona dies

    Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona died Thursday, according to local media outlet Clarin. He was 60. Clarin said Maradona died after suffering cardiac arrest at home in Tigre, Argentina. Argentine Football Association also offered condolences

  • NASA confirms water's presence on Moon's sunlit surface

    NASA announced Monday it has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit side of the Moon, marking a historic discovery with implications for US plans to send a manned crew to Mars. The discovery was made with SOFIA, NASA's airborne observatory ru

  • The legend Khabib Nurmagomedov

    MMA world lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his shock retirement from the sport on Saturday after revealing he promised his mother his clash with Justin Gaethje would be his last fight. The Russian, who won by a second-round technic

  • 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

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