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NASA plans mission to Jupiter moon Europa to look for signs of life

$2bn project, yet to get funding approval, would look for life on Europa, which has vast ice-covered oceans of water Nasa scientists have drawn up plans for a mission that could look for life on Europa, a moon of Jupiter that is covered in vast oceans of water under a…

Remote-controlled robot that uses dry ice to vacuum radiation headed to Fukushima

A remote controlled robot that uses dry ice to vacuum up radiation was unveiled by Japanese researchers on Friday, the latest innovation to help the clean-up at Fukushima. The caterpillar-tracked device blasts dry ice — frozen CO2 — against floors and walls, evaporating and carrying radioactive substances with it, engineers…

Fourth case of SARS-like virus pops up in UK

A third member of a family has been diagnosed in Britain with a potentially fatal SARS-like virus, officials said Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases worldwide to 12. Britain’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced…

Tunguska, 1908: Russia’s greatest cosmic mystery

The stunning burning-up of a meteor over Russia on Friday that unleashed a shockwave injuring hundreds of people appears to be the country’s most dramatic cosmic experience since the historic Tunguska Event of June 1908. The Tunguska Event was an explosion that went off in a remote region in Siberia…

Secret donors funded media campaign against wind farms

Secretive funding network channelled millions to stop state governments moving towards renewable energy Conservatives used a pair of secretive trusts to fund a media campaign against windfarms and solar projects, and to block state agencies from planning for future sea-level rise, the Guardian has learned. The trusts, Donors Trust and…

Asteroid to whiz past Earth

NASA is keeping close tabs on a sizable asteroid set to whiz past our planet Friday in what the US space agency says is the closest flyby ever predicted for such a large object. About 150 feet (45 meters) in diameter, the asteroid — dubbed 2012 DA 14 — is…

Experts tell farting flyers: Let it rip!

A group of medical specialists has provided an answer to a dilemma that has faced flyers since the Wright brothers took to the air in 1903 — is it okay to fart mid-flight? The experts’ recommendation is an emphatic yes to airline passengers — but a warning to cockpit crews…

U.S. regulators approve bionic eye

U.S. regulators approved a so-called bionic eye, giving hope to people with a rare genetic disease. Developed by California-based Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is the first retinal implant for adults with advanced retinitis pigmentosa that results in the gradual loss of vision and…

Over 250 injured in meteor strike above central Russia

Over 250 people were injured when a meteor burned up above the central Russian city of Chelyabinsk, unleashing a shock wave that shattered panes of glass, the interior ministry said. “Over 250 people were injured, three of them seriously,” the interior ministry said in a statement to Russian news agencies,…

Medical experts advise flatulent flyers: Let it rip mid-flight

A group of medical specialists has provided an answer to a dilemma that has faced flyers since the Wright brothers took to the air in 1903 — is it okay to fart mid-flight? The experts’ recommendation is an emphatic yes to airline passengers — but a warning to cockpit crews…

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