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Science

First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Understanding the interaction between the oceans and the atmosphere will help tackle climate change.

21 Oct 2017 9:38 AM

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

After consulting for several minutes in Houston, flight controllers declared the jetpack unreliable.

21 Oct 2017 9:36 AM

Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

The arm has been a key piece of equipment at the orbiting outpost for 16 years.

21 Oct 2017 9:35 AM

New NASA Study Improves Search for Habitable Worlds

The new work will help astronomers allocate scarce observing time to the most promising candidates for habitability.

20 Oct 2017 11:47 AM

UN says plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days

Madagascar has about 400 plague cases per year, or more than half the world’s total, according to a 2016 World Health Organization report.

20 Oct 2017 8:42 AM

World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure.

20 Oct 2017 8:09 AM

Archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue

Earlier in October, archaeologists uncovered part of an obelisk made of pink granite that belongs to the same dynasty.

19 Oct 2017 11:20 AM

Water once flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars: study

Scientists trying to understand what ancient Mars might have been like, the red planet sends some mixed signals.

18 Oct 2017 1:16 PM

Big and brilliant: complex whale behaviour tied to brain size

Scientists have identified key differences among cetaceans linked to brain size.

18 Oct 2017 12:57 PM

US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space

The work to carve out more disposal space from the ancient salt formation will begin later this fall and should be completed by 2020.

18 Oct 2017 10:44 AM