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Australia to help Trump reach the moon, and beyond9/22/2019 2:30:41 AM Australia will invest A$150 million ($101 million) in its companies and technology to help U.S. President Donald Trump's bid for a moon landing by 2024 and subsequent U.S. missions to Mars, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said over the weekend.
Arctic expedition to investigate 'epicenter of climate change'9/21/2019 6:14:07 PM Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of its kind, to better understand global climate change.
Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base9/20/2019 9:48:20 AM Scores of UFO enthusiasts converged on rural Nevada on Thursday for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, as law enforcement officials beefed up security around the military base.
Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame9/20/2019 1:14:20 AM From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday.
Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human9/19/2019 3:16:07 PM Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70,000 years ago.
U.S. builds alliances in 'wild, wild west' of space: general9/18/2019 10:19:44 PM The new U.S. Space Command is working with allies in the “wild, wild west” of space and will harden future satellite networks against attacks, the unit’s top general said, as the Trump administration reorganizes its military space bureaucracy.
Distant asteroid calamity shaped life on Earth 466 million years ago9/18/2019 6:44:12 PM The cataclysmic asteroid impact off Mexico's coast that doomed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was not the only time an astronomical event shaped the history of life on Earth.
Who calls the tunes in space? Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut9/16/2019 10:14:55 PM Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week's release of the actor's new film, the space thriller "Ad Astra."
Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say9/13/2019 4:17:06 AM A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system, a likely prospect that would make it the second such interstellar object observed in our planetary neighborhood.
Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system9/12/2019 11:06:19 AM Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Japan resupply mission to space station delayed by launch pad fire9/11/2019 4:23:15 AM Japan said it halted a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday because of a launch pad fire that grounded the rocket.
India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet9/10/2019 6:22:47 AM India has located the spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon but has not been able to establish communication with it yet, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Tuesday.
India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon9/7/2019 12:40:59 PM India lost contact with a spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon on Saturday, its space agency said, in a setback for the nation's ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole.
Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists9/6/2019 12:08:55 PM Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch's icy waters.
No 'gay gene', but study finds genetic links to sexual behavior8/30/2019 7:48:31 AM A large scientific study into the biological basis of sexual behavior has confirmed there is no single "gay gene" but that a complex mix of genetics and environment affects whether a person has same-sex sexual partners.
As Dorian looms, Florida's Space Coast braces for possible unprecedented impact8/30/2019 12:02:13 AM As Hurricane Dorian advances on a course likely to slam the Florida peninsula within days, U.S. space agencies and aerospace companies are sheltering millions of dollars in hardware and assets along the Space Coast.
Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official8/29/2019 7:28:02 PM An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on Thursday, an Iranian official said.
Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago8/29/2019 6:40:42 PM Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may be the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas and offer insight into the routes people took as they spread into the New World.
In watershed discovery, skull of ancient human ancestor unearthed8/28/2019 8:10:50 PM Scientists on Wednesday announced the landmark discovery in Ethiopia of a nearly complete skull of an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago, a species boasting an intriguing mixture of apelike and humanlike characteristics.
SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas flight test8/28/2019 6:02:34 PM SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company's Mars rocket on Tuesday, unnerving residents near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's interplanetary ambitions.