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Water found on Mars

Water found on Mars

Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence yet that "flowing liquid water" exists on Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Monday morning.Imaging instruments aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter identified evidence of "hydrated minerals" called perchlorates that ha

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Miracle baby' on board

Miracle baby’ on board

A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date says she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and, with the help of medical staff, managed to keep him alive until the ship reached port. Emily Morgan, of Ogden, said Thursday that doctors didn't expect her so

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New 'missing link' species of dolphin reveals how the animal moved from seas to rivers

New ‘missing link’ species of dolphin reveals how the animal moved from seas to rivers

Researchers at the Smithsonian have identified an extinct genus and species of river dolphin that navigated ancient Earth's deltas some six million years ago. Researchers say the new species highlights the early evolution of river dolphins, marking a transition between saltwater and freshwater livi

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Dog Runs For First Time In His Life

Dog Runs For First Time In His Life

Some might say Derby the dog is disabled, but clearly they haven't seen him in action. "He has always been the happiest dog I know," Derby's adopted human, Sherry Portanova, tells The Dodo. But before he met Sherry, things weren't so bright for him. Derby was born with underdeveloped front lim

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New species of ancient human Homo naledi discovered

New species of ancient human Homo naledi discovered

Bones found in South African cave are Homo naledi, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human rela

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The ‘floating spoon’ on Mars

The ‘floating spoon’ on Mars

The images sent back from Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover often contain strange rock formation. In these rocks, the world has spotted everything from pyramids, coffins, iguanas and even Obama’s head. Now one group claims they have seen a ‘floating spoon’ on Mars captured by Curiosity’s Mastc

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Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's a SUPER DRONE!

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a SUPER DRONE!

Love them of loathe them, drones are invading our skies. Now a British inventor has created a ‘super drone’ with 54 propellers, which is enough to keep a human airborne. The machine, dubbed ‘The Swarm’, can only remain in the air for 10 minutes on a single battery charge and seems to climb

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First 3D-printed pill approved by US authorities

First 3D-printed pill approved by US authorities

In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for a 3D-printed pill to be produced. The FDA has previously approved medical devices - including prosthetics - that have been 3D printed. The new drug, dubbed Spritam, was developed by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals to contro

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L.A. Drop 96 Million ‘Shade Balls’ Into Its Water

L.A. Drop 96 Million ‘Shade Balls’ Into Its Water

Los Angeles has turned its main reservoir into a giant ball pit. City officials hope millions of “shade balls” released into the Los Angeles Reservoir will save water in the midst of the worst drought in California history.On Monday Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti supervised the latest

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Wind Power Sets Records As Countries Seek Climate Fixes

Wind Power Sets Records As Countries Seek Climate Fixes

As global climate efforts intensify this year, a renewable power source is setting new records. Wind's costs are plummeting in the United States, and offshore farms are soaring in Europe—at least for now. Worldwide, wind power expanded more last year than ever before, and new reports sho

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