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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Supply rocket headed to space station explodes
An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.
The winner of the Funniest Person in the World competition is a brown-haired, slightly rotund stand-up comic from Finland who boasts he has hit on the perfect solution to the planet's international monetary woes.
Loss of habitat and prey are putting African lions in danger of extinction, and the majestic creatures need protection in order to save their species, the U.S. government said Monday.
Australia's plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday.
Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands
The divers descended 410 feet (125 meters) into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power. A sea-crusted anchor rested on a rock. The ship's cargo lay scattered amid piles of terra cotta jars, called amphora.
Around two million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2010 are believed to have settled on the ocean floor, according to a study Monday.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A mysterious Chinese tycoon who plans to dig a US$40 billion canal linking the Caribbean and the Pacific is spreading his reach into space with ambitions for a network of satellites, reports said Monday.
Darth Vader's force of darkness loses
Darth Vader is in trouble in Ukraine — again. A candidate posing as the iconic villain from the “Star Wars” movies already had his Ukrainian presidential ambitions thwarted by suspicious authorities in May.
Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists reported on Sunday.
Scientists in Denmark said Sunday they had found genetic clues to explain why a small number of children have febrile seizures — brief convulsions — after receiving the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
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