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Europe marks 40th anniversary of first Ariane rocket launch

Europe marks 40th anniversary of first Ariane rocket launch

The first Ariane space rocket lifted off over the forests of French Guiana 40 years ago, enabling Europe to at last take its place as an independent player in the international race for space.

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Climate-fuelled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Coastal areas currently home to 300 million people will be vulnerable by 2050 to flooding made worse by climate change, no matter how aggressively humanity curbs carbon emissions, scientists have warned.

Team behind world's first black hole image wins 'Oscar of science'

Team behind world's first black hole image wins 'Oscar of science'

The 347 scientists who collaborated to produce the world's first image of a black hole were honoured Thursday with the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, winning $3 million dollars ...

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.

Astronomers decode Milky Way's violent birth

Astronomers decode Milky Way's violent birth

The Milky Way gobbled up a galaxy one quarter of its mass 10 billion years ago in a ‘violent collision’ that didn't fully settle for eons, astronomers said in new research published Monday.

Solo, yet tutti: App puts orchestra in your living room

Solo, yet tutti: App puts orchestra in your living room

It's a musician's dream -- rehearse alongside a full orchestra, but in your own living room.

Aussie scientists find antidote for deadly box jellyfish sting

Aussie scientists find antidote for deadly box jellyfish sting

Australian researchers believe they have found an antidote to a sting from the world's most venomous creature, the much-feared box jellyfish.

'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet

Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour.

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study

Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found.

Japan okays research using human cells in animals

Japan okays research using human cells in animals

Japan has given the green light to a controversial research process involving implanting animals with human stem cells that could eventually help grow human organs for transplant inside animal hosts.

Russian Nobel physics winner Alferov dies at 88

Russian Nobel physics winner Alferov dies at 88

Russian scientist Zhores Alferov, who won the Nobel physics prize for his work in semi-conductor and laser technologies, has died, agencies said on Saturday. He was 88.

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

A new map of the night sky published Tuesday charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see.