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Friday, January 15, 2016
Car registration number plate BMW-8888 was auctioned online for a winning bid of NT$890,000 (US$26,572), failing to hit its expected NT$1 million mark, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said Thursday.
Human-driven climate change may have put the next ice age off by about 50,000 years, said scientists Thursday, highlighting our species' ever-more dominant influence on Earth's natural cycles.
David Bowie's mourners have left flowers, candles and glitter around the world, but fans want one tribute to be made permanent -- a street renamed for the late rocker in Austin.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Rumors are rippling through the science world that physicists may have detected gravitational waves, a key element of Einstein's theory which if confirmed would be one of the biggest discoveries of our time.
Scientists will send a few final prods to robot lab Philae, incommunicado on the surface of a comet hurtling through space, but hopes for a reply are running out, they said Tuesday.
In California tests, futuristic self-driving cars still need a human touch
Futuristic self-driving cars traveling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Miners seek diamonds at disused mine
Far into the heart of Brazil's Minas Gerais state, rural miners explore the massive craters left behind by giant mining companies in search of diamonds.
A snake thief smuggled a 61-centimeter-long python from a Portland pet store by stuffing it down his pants.
GPS vultures swoop down on Peru's illegal dumps
The lowly vulture is a dirty scavenger to many, but Peruvian environmental authorities have recast the birds as superheroes and outfitted them with high-tech gear in a bid to crack down on illegal garbage dumps.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A growing trend worldwide: fruit trees on the tops of buildings
The idea of growing fruit trees on the top of buildings, or producing fruit and vegetables inside multistory buildings using artificial light, might have been viewed as a fanciful idea once -- but not anymore.
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