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Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours  

2017-12-15 15:53:48

A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency said Thursday.

New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA  

2017-12-13 16:32:07

The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific four years ago -- may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday.

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along  

2017-12-12 17:18:38

The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction.

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage  

2017-12-11 13:05:17

China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said.

Russia launches giant Yamal gas project in the Arctic  

2017-12-08 17:51:13

Russia launches Friday its Yamal gas plant in Arctic Siberia, a gigantic project in one of the world's most remote areas, as the region becomes more accessible due to climate change.

Global warming outpacing current forecasts: study  

2017-12-07 16:38:48

The UN's forecast for global warming is about 15 percent too low, which means end-of-century temperatures could be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than currently predicted, said a study released Wednesday.

Meteors delivered just the right amount of salt to jumpstart life on early Earth  

2017-12-06 17:21:28

"No single model of Earth formation using the old meteorite measurements could easily account for the halogens we see today," Clay said. "Some of these models needed catastrophic planetary wide removal of halogens without affecting related elements -- which just didn't make sense."

10,000 Google staff set to police YouTube content: chief  

2017-12-05 18:01:20

Google is to deploy a staff of 10,000 to hunt down extremist content on its YouTube platform following recent criticism, the video-sharing site's chief executive told Britain's Daily Telegraph Tuesday.

YouTube investigates 'disturbing' autofill results  

2017-11-28 17:44:16

YouTube has changed the way its autofill feature works after reports that some word combinations brought up paedophilic phrases.

Arthritis didn't affect famous cloned sheep, experts say  

2017-11-24 15:47:44

Dolly the sheep did not have early onset osteoarthritis after all, according to new research.

Plague first came to Europe during the Stone Age  

2017-11-23 17:19:22

The earliest evidence of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis suggests the disease first arrived in Europe during the Stone Age, several millennia before the first documented epidemics.

Unique atmospheric chemistry explains cold vortex on Saturn's moon Titan  

2017-11-22 17:19:17

New analysis suggests unique atmospheric chemistry explains why the polar vortex on Saturn's moon Titan isn't behaving as expected.



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