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Modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred approximately 50,000 to 60,000 years ago (Reuters)
Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago
Modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred approximately 50,000 to 60,000 years ago...

NASA: Private cargo rocket headed for International Space Station explodes after launch

An unmanned private rocket contracted by NASA to carry cargo into the space has exploded seconds aft...

New method may detect Einstein's gravitational waves

Scientists have developed a new method that can detect gravitational waves - invisible ripples in th...

Whisky waste could be fuel of the future

The possibility of using whisky by-products as a next generation biofuel is being explored by a Scot...

Whisky waste could be fuel of the future

Possibility of using whisky by-products as next generation biofuel is being explored by a start-up.
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Ancient city ruled by Genghis Khan's heirs unearthed
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 750-year-old city, founded by the descendent's of leg...
What does a comet in space smell like?
A comet in space smells of rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde...
You can now follow Stephen Hawking on Facebook!
Physics enthusiasts, please note! Famed physicist Stephen Hawking...
NASA's Antares rocket explodes on liftoff in US
NASA's 14-story Antares rocket was carrying a Cygnus cargo ship bound for International Space Statio...
Google executive makes record 135,000 feet skydive from edge of space, breaks sound barrier
Record dive by 57-year-old Google executive Alan Eustace was part of Stratospheric Explorer project.
Delhi air is 16 times worse than normal
When Diwali celebrations ended, the air in Delhi was left poorer for it.
Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn: NASA
In a potentially 'groundbreaking discovery', scientists led by NASA have found large patches...
China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back
China today launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth...
Maine man's ashes launched into space
A Maine mother who's using social media to have her son's ashes scattered all over...
First protein microfibre engineered
Researchers have engineered the first protein microfibre which is capable of...
India's Mars Orbiter Mission: The frugal innovation
India's Mars mission is a marvel not only in space science but also in project management
Giant black holes can block new stars
Massive black holes spewing out radio-frequency-emitting particles at near-light speed can block for...
Cosmic rays threaten manned missions to Mars
Radiation hazards in space caused by cosmic rays could threaten future deep-space astronaut missions...
NASA creates fire-fighting drone
NASA has developed a low-cost drone that can detect rising smoke plumes and help extinguish fires...
Scientists cure hearing loss in mice
Scientists have restored hearing in mice partly deafened by noise...
Insects have more efficient social networks!
Insects like honeybees and ants live in groups that constantly communicate with each other and scien...
New tarantula species named after John Lennon
A newly discovered tarantula species from South America has been named after John Lennon...
Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam
Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects across di...
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