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Nearby black hole wakes up after 26 years

A NASA satellite has detected a brief, super-bright, high-energy flare, an X-ray nova, erupting from a star system 8,000 light-years away from Earth named V404 Cygni.

Nearby black hole wakes up after 26 years

15-year-old becomes Britain’s youngest ‘cyborg’

A 15-year-old boy in the UK who used a hypodermic syringe to insert a microchip under the skin on his hand may have become Britain's youngest 'cyborg' - part-human, part machine.

15-year-old becomes Britain’s youngest ‘cyborg’

Stepwise approach may land NASA astronauts on Mars

NASA may be able to land astronauts on Mars cost-effectively by 2039 if the US space agency takes a stepwise approach that includes a manned trip to the red planet's moon Phobos, scientists say.

Stepwise approach may land NASA astronauts on Mars

Signs of human-esque communication discovered in babbler birds

A key element of human language has been discovered in babbler bird.

Signs of human-esque communication discovered in babbler birds

Fingerprints stay same over time: Study

Fingerprint pattern remains stable over time, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found, a discovery that could put an end to the debate surrounding admissibility of fingerprint evidence

Fingerprints stay same over time: Study

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean today, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after leaving Japan, the mission website showed.

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

How we keep track of the seasons

Researchers have discovered a key mechanism underlying how animals keep track of the seasons.

How we keep track of the seasons

Falcon rocket explosion leaves SpaceX launch schedule in tatters

SpaceX on Monday was searching for what destroyed its Falcon 9 rocket after liftoff over the weekend, leaving customers still loyal but unsure when their satellites might fly.

Falcon rocket explosion leaves SpaceX launch schedule in tatters

Soon, ‘cheaper, efficient’ trip to Mars may be possible

A team of scientists has suggested that a step-wise approach can send humans to Mars in a much efficient and economical way.

Soon, ‘cheaper, efficient’ trip to Mars may be possible

Facebook can be the ‘new media’ school: Scientists

Scientists have claimed that social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects which are often left behind in the time-strapped classrooms

Facebook can be the ‘new media’ school: Scientists

Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for ''Rocket Science CSI.'' After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soarin

Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

US should spurn Russia rocket engines despite SpaceX failure: McCain

The failure of a SpaceX rocket over Florida on Sunday should not lead U.S. officials back to Russia to look for a rocket engine that can get military equipment into space, Senate Armed Services Commit

US should spurn Russia rocket engines despite SpaceX failure: McCain

SpaceX crash: US students’ experiment lost again on launch failure

With SpaceX, 3 high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.

SpaceX crash: US students’ experiment lost again on launch failure

Rats ‘dream’ paths to a brighter future: study

When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, according to a new study.

Rats ‘dream’ paths to a brighter future: study

First ever robot wedding takes place in Japan

The first ever robot wedding has taken place in Japan in a glittering ceremony, complete with a wedding cake, a band and even a 'kiss' shared by the couple.

First ever robot wedding takes place in Japan

Bricklaying robot can build a house in 2 days – 150 in year

An Australian engineer has developed a robot that lays 1,000 bricks an hour - fast enough to construct a house in about two days, or nearly 150 houses a year".

Bricklaying robot can build a house in 2 days – 150 in year

Solar Impulse past ‘point of no return’ from Japan to Hawaii

A revolutionary solar-powered aircraft was past "the point of no return" and flying over the Pacific Ocean bound for Hawaii today, on the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe.

Solar Impulse past ‘point of no return’ from Japan to Hawaii

NASA: June 30 will have an extra second – a leap second

June 30 this year will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second, or 'leap' second, will be added to the day, according to NASA.

NASA: June 30 will have an extra second – a leap second

SpaceX mission ends in explosion en route to International Space Station

SpaceX mission came to an end after its rocket exploded on its way to International Space Station.

SpaceX mission ends in explosion en route to International Space Station

SpaceX rocket supplying space station explodes after Florida launch

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in sup

SpaceX rocket supplying space station explodes after Florida launch

SpaceX rocket supplying space station explodes after Florida launch

An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a

SpaceX rocket supplying space station explodes after Florida launch

Just Nuke ’em

NASA could soon ensure that there are no errant asteroids and meteors

Just Nuke ’em

Continents rose above oceans earlier than thought

Continents may have first risen above the oceans about 3 billion years ago - a billion years earlier than thought, a new study has found.

Continents rose above oceans earlier than thought

DARPA to terraform Mars with human-engineered organisms

US defense scientists are planning to use genetically engineered algae, bacteria and plants to radically transform the climate of Mars and terraform it into an Earth-like planet.

DARPA to terraform Mars with human-engineered organisms

NASA to send Microsoft’s virtual reality headset to ISS

NASA is sending Microsoft's virtual reality headset to the International Space Station (ISS) to beam back to Earth what astronauts see in space".

NASA to send Microsoft’s virtual reality headset to ISS

India’s Mars mission may last “many years,” says ISRO chief

The country's low-cost Mars mission spacecraft that is in a rendezvous with the Red planet for an extended period has enough fuel...

India’s Mars mission may last “many years,” says ISRO chief

Here’s why June 30, 2015 will be precisely one second longer

NASA has explained that June 30, 2015 will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added.

Here’s why June 30, 2015 will be precisely one second longer
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