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Astronomers spot distant object that supports Planet Nine theory

Step by step, astronomers are growing tantalizingly close to finding the solar system's long-rumored " Planet Nine " lurking somewhere farther out than Pluto: they've got everything from odd asteroi...

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Man's doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

A USA professor has established a rock used as a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands of dollars. It's a story that began out of this world almost a hundred years ago when a meteori...

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MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

The then owner told the man it was part of the property, and he could keep it. The previous owner showed him around the property at the time and said the meteorite arrived on the farm during a meteor ...

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Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The academy said that half of the roughly $1.01-million USA prize would be awarded to Arnold and that the other half would be shared by her fellow laureates, Dr. By introducing a gene into the ph...

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Russian, US space chiefs to discuss future of International Space Station

Russian, US space chiefs to discuss future of International Space Station

It was followed by the 15th Dragon, which arrived in July with additional supplies. Home fly the Americans Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel and Russians Oleg Artemyev. The Soyuz MS-09/55S capsule -...

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For first time in 55 years, Woman wins Nobel Prize in Physics

For first time in 55 years, Woman wins Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories from the USA won half of the prize (9-million-kronor or $1.01 million). Jessica Wade, a physicist at Imperia...

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American, Japanese win Nobel for lifesaving cancer research

American, Japanese win Nobel for lifesaving cancer research

Honjo , professor at Kyoto University since 1984, separately discovered a second protein called PD-1 and found that it too acted as an immune system brake, but with a different mechanism. "A success...

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Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

Commenting on today's announcement, Jim Al-Khalili, the president of the British Science Association, said: "It is quite shocking to know that she is only the third woman to win a Physics Nobel , e...

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Japan’s Hayabusa asteroid rovers send back first footage

Japan’s Hayabusa asteroid rovers send back first footage

Part of a collection of media released by the agency, the video shows the rocky surface of the asteroid and the sun moving across the sky, as seen from the asteroid. The imagery - the first taken from...

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Beluga whale spotted in River Thames

Beluga whale spotted in River Thames

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation society said the whale could be ill, or young and separated from his or her pod. Boats are now being kept clear of the area and the public have been told not to ge...

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Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

We now have our first major look at the surface of the Ryugu asteroid courtesy of rovers exploring it from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ( JAXA ), and the photos are stunning. "I am pro...

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Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

Tropical Storm Kirk Revives

The storm is about 260 miles east of Barbados and 380 miles from Martinique. The system is moving towards the west north-west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h). The good news with this system is that...

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Whale hello there! Beluga spotted eating in River Thames

Whale hello there! Beluga spotted eating in River Thames

Among the theories of how the beluga whale ended up in the Thames is that it followed a shoal of fish into the waterway. A spokeswoman for the organisation said it was a "very rare occurrence", an...

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits Ottawa in the wake of devastating tornadoes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits Ottawa in the wake of devastating tornadoes

Environment Canada has confirmed that the Ottawa area was hit by two tornadoes late Friday afternoon. Finally, I want to thank my fellow caucus members Merrilee Fullerton, Lisa MacLeod, Steve Cl...

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Japanese robots start asteroid survey

Japanese robots start asteroid survey

The landers were developed by JAXA , the Japanese space agency, and the University of Aizu. They have been created to "hop" along the surface of the asteroid as its low gravity would complicate the...

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Asteroid explorers take first hops, snap a photograph of their new world

Asteroid explorers take first hops, snap a photograph of their new world

There's the Moon of course, a huge archive of images snapped from the surface of Mars, and even photos of Venus captured from the surface, but never has a spacecraft delivered a snapshot from the surf...

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'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

The North Carolina Pork Council says that lagoons holding hog feces and urine are supposed to safely absorb at least 19 inches of rain and that ahead of the storm, many were prepared for more than 25 ...

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Hurricane tracker: Tropical Storm Kirk projected path - where is Kirk now?

Conditions are favorable that this one could gain subtropical or tropical characteristics, forecasters say, and "a subtropical or tropical cyclone is likely to form by early next week while the low me...

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SpaceX's first Moon tourist is Japanese billionaire businessman

SpaceX's first Moon tourist is Japanese billionaire businessman

It's unclear how much Maezawa paid for the seats. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa stood before the audience gathered at SpaceX headquarters Monday evening and was greeted by cheers when he ech...

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Spiders Take Over Greek Beach, With Vast Web Spanning 1,000 Feet

Spiders Take Over Greek Beach, With Vast Web Spanning 1,000 Feet

Video footage of the phenomenon posted to YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos shows the web covering a large expanse of vegetation and floor of the beach. "It can happen every two years", she adds, a...

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