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  • Neptune's mysterious storm shrinking out of existence

    February 18, 2018 9:00 AM 14

    New research suggests the planet's storms rage hard and fizzle quickly because of wind shear Almost five billion kilometres from Earth is a powerful storm that once was so large it could stretch across the North Atlantic Ocean. Now, it has almost disappeared. The storm has been raging on Neptune, the eighth planet in our solar system. Just as we get hurricanes

  • Watch robot skiers race down snowy slopes

    February 13, 2018 7:34 PM 19

    8 teams compete for $10,000 prize in the Ski Robot Challenge in South Korea Robots of all shapes and sizes skied, and in some cases tumbled, down a course at the Welli Hilli ski resort, an hour's drive west of Pyeongchang. Robot Tae Kwon V skies during the Ski Robot Challenge at a ski resort in Hoenseong, South Korea, February 12, 2018. Eight robotics

  • Mummies of early Chinese immigrants unearthed in Peru

    February 2, 2018 7:47 PM 19

    1st wave of Chinese immigrants came to work in Peru's booming sugar and cotton industries Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed three 19th-century mummies of Chinese immigrants. The bodies were found inside their wooden coffins by workers of Calidda, a natural gas distributor in Lima and Callao. The mummies were buried less than a metre (3.2 feet) deep in the Lima district

  • A 'blanket' over the Arctic? Study looks at how air pollution affects clouds over the North

    January 5, 2018 1:00 PM 32

    University of Utah study suggests Arctic clouds more sensitive to pollution than previously thought Scientists are paying close attention to the blanket of clouds that insulate the Arctic and play a major role in warming up the North. Researchers from the University of Utah published a new study Wednesday that suggests Arctic clouds are between two and eight

  • NASA unveils 2 finalists for missions to distant worlds

    December 20, 2017 10:40 PM 26

    Winning mission would launch in 2025 NASA's next robotic mission to a far-off world may be either landing on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, or a mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that would return samples to Earth. The two finalists in the space agency's New Frontiers Program were announced Wednesday afternoon in a teleconference. The Comet Astrobiology

  • Blue Origin launches, lands Mannequin Skywalker with upgraded spacecraft

    December 13, 2017 5:39 PM 62

    7th flight of New Shepherd suborbital vehicle used new booster, crew capsule with big windows Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having "the largest windows in space." The seventh flight of the company's New Shepard suborbital spacecraft at the company's West Texas

  • Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched

    December 12, 2017 6:46 AM 23

    Information taken includes names, email addresses, mobile phone numbers Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. Uber said the information taken includes names, email address, and mobile phone numbers from the accounts, but that its investigation

  • New Zealand space launch cancelled due to engine glitch

    December 12, 2017 6:30 AM 21

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. The command to abort came two seconds after the engine of the Rocket Lab Electron rocket fired on its launch pad at Mahia Peninsula on North Island's east coast. There was no immediate explanation

  • Photos from space highlight devastation from California wildfires

    December 8, 2017 3:52 PM 25

    Images of the wildfires in southern California taken by astronauts in space demonstrate just how devastating the fires in the region have been. NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky posted a series of photos on social media over the past few days, showing what the blazes looks like from far above Earth. Both Bresnik and Ryazansky

  • Lol: Text message celebrates 25th birthday

    December 3, 2017 8:07 PM 23

    The first SMS (Short Message Service), or text message, was sent from a computer to a mobile phone on Dec. 3, 1992 by Neil Papworth. The U.K. software developer, who now resides in Canada, sent the first text to Richard Jarvis, a director at the London-based telecom company Vodafone UK. The message was “Merry Christmas.” Jarvis received it at while at the company’s