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  • Astronomers find 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star
    Astronomers_find_seven_earth-sized_planets_orbiting_a_single_star 2017-02-22 21:59:16 UTC
    Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life, research published on Wednesday showed. The star,...
  • Trump threatens to cut funding to the U.C. Berkeley
    Trump_threatens_to_cut_funding_to_the_u.c._berkeley 2017-02-03 00:42:55 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF./NEW YORK - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to cut funding to the University of California at Berkeley after protesters forcing the cancellation of an appearance by a far-right Breitbart News editor. Trump's...
  • Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job opening features
    Facebook_takes_on_linkedin_with_new_job_opening_features 2016-11-08 01:32:06 UTC
    Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp's (LNKD.N) recruiting business. "Based on behavi...
  • Astronomers find a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth
    Astronomers_find_a_planet_orbiting_the_closest_star_to_earth 2016-08-25 09:03:26 UTC
    Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a ...
  • Mystery whale has scientists shocked
    Mystery_whale_has_scientists_shocked 2016-08-04 07:39:07 UTC
    Scientists discovered a new species of whale on the island of St. George, Alaska. This species of whale has never been seen alive and is yet to be named. It turns out, according to new research published Tuesday, that this was not a Baird's bea...
  • Yahoo's core business sold to US telecoms giant Verizon
    16683_yahoo's_core_business_sold_to_us_telecoms_giant_verizon 2016-07-25 18:01:42 UTC
    Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant. ...
  • NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity finishes work at Marathon Valley on Mars
    Mars_'marathon_valley'_overlook 2016-06-19 03:22:31 UTC
    Pasadena, CA – “Marathon Valley,” slicing through a large crater’s rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA’s Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on. Opportunity recently collected a sweeping panoram...
  • Mercury makes rare journey across the sun
    Mercury_makes_rare_journey_across_the_sun 2016-05-10 05:20:50 UTC
    The planet Mercury can be seen as a tiny speck, just above and to the left of center, as it makes its transit across the Sun on Monday, May 9, 2016. Be sure to protect your eyes by using a telescope or binoculars featuring proper solar filters....
  • Scientists get clearer picture of breast cancer
    Scientists_get_clearer_picture_of_breast_cancer 2016-05-05 04:27:26 UTC
    <h3><i>Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.</h3></i> Published in...
  • Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto
    It's_probable_a_neptune-sized_planet_lurks_beyond_pluto 2016-01-21 09:03:33 UTC
    The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they...
  • “Spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to eggs
    Sperm_swim_to_egg 2016-01-18 22:35:23 UTC
    <H3><i>A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility, according to a study published recently in the journal Nano Letters.</i><hr></h3> For the millions of American couples ...
  • Social media step up battle against militant propaganda
    Facebook 2015-12-06 07:57:06 UTC
    Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web. ...
  • Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
    Facebook's_ceo_and_wife_to_give_99_percent_of_shares_to_their_new_foundation 2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity. In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
  • Mars' atmosphere 'gone with the solar wind': NASA
    Mars'_atmosphere_'gone_with_the_solar_wind'-_nasa 2015-11-06 06:23:52 UTC
    Mars' atmosphere 'gone with the solar wind': NASA We finally have an understanding of how Mars transformed from a once habitable, Earth-like planet into the dry world we see today. NASA researchers have just announced that Mars' once rich atmos...
  • NASA | Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star
    Massive_black_hole_shreds_passing_star 2015-11-02 05:08:33 UTC
    This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart. In these events, called “tidal disruptions,” some of the stellar de...
  • Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars
    Nasa_starts_year-long_isolation_to_simulate_life_on_mars 2015-08-30 22:11:05 UTC
    Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars. The isolation experience, which will last a year, will be the longest of its type attempted. Experts estimate that a human mission to the Red Planet could take between one and three years...
  • U.S. Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet
    Kepler-452b_system 2015-07-24 21:17:34 UTC
    NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the "habitable zone"—the area around a star...
  • Google installed eavesdropping tool on your computers without permission
    Google-eavesdropping-tool-installed-on-computers-without-permission 2015-06-23 16:30:56 UTC
    Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission. Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations. Privacy campaigners and open source de...
  • Lost comet lander awakes, sends 'hello' from space
    Rosseta 2015-06-14 20:10:02 UTC
    A robotic space lander has surprised scientists by waking up and sending a signal to Earth, seven months after straying into the shadows of a comet where they feared it might be marooned for ever. The European Space Agency said on Sunday that i...
  • Scientists identify a gene that makes the call
    Medaka 2015-06-13 04:08:27 UTC
    Egg or sperm? Scientists identify a gene that makes the call. Providing insight into the sometimes mysterious biology of reproduction, researchers in Japan have identified a gene that controls whether the reproductive precursor cells known as g...
  • Blood preserved in dinosaur specimens
    Blood-dinasour 2015-06-10 22:59:49 UTC
    Exceptionally preserved organic remains are known throughout the vertebrate fossil record, and recently, evidence has emerged that such soft tissue might contain original components. We examined samples from eight Cretaceous dinosaur bones using n...
  • LHC restarts after long rebuild: The restart of the Large Hadron Collider is now under way, with protons making their way around its 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013
    Lhc 2015-04-05 10:04:00 UTC
    The restart of the Large Hadron Collider is now under way, with protons making their way around its 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013. Particle beams will soon travel in both directions, inside parallel pipes, at a whisker beneath the spe...
  • Giant ancient salamander was bigger than a human
    Giant 2015-03-24 01:27:54 UTC
    Before dinosaurs came along, one of Earth’s top predators was a salamanderlike amphibian that lived in tropical areas of the supercontinent Pangaea. Fossils unearthed from a 30- to 40-centimeter-thick bone bed in southern Portugal suggest the crea...
  • Scientists call to action: Climate collapsing while we’re napping
    Global-warming 2015-03-21 18:17:42 UTC
    For the first time in about five years, it looks like <i><strong>El Niño</i></strong> has arrived, a climatic change involving atmospheric air pressure changes and warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean near the ...
  • Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users
    Wikipedia 2015-03-10 17:05:10 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO — TODAY, we’re filing a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to protect the rights of the 500 million people who use Wikipedia every month. We’re doing so because a fundamental pillar of democracy is at stake: the free exchan...