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Fireball Flying Over Northern Russian City Caught On Vehicle

Fireball Flying Over Northern Russian City Caught On Vehicle Dash Cam

A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk over the weekend. The meteorite left a noticeable bright blue trail as it sped across the...

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This week in The Netherlands a 500 meter (1640 feet) stretch of highway introduced the world to the first glow in the dark markings that could help drivers better navigate the road at night.

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Forty-three years ago today, the former Soviet Union launched the first human into space. Now, on this International Day of Human Spaceflight, which coincides with the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s famous leap into space, Russia celebrates...

Liberia Is Home To The Second Largest Chimpanzee Population

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Brewers Yeast Used In European Lagers Has Its Roots In South

The Saccharomyces pastorianus yeast is an essential ingredient that helped to make European lager beers over the past few hundred years and a new study in the journal Molecular Ecology has revealed that this yeast actually has its roots in South America.

Solar Impulse Team Unveils New Aircraft For 2015 World Tour

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WHO Reports On Ebolavirus Emergency Response And Disease

As of April 4, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) 143 clinically compatible cases of infection from Ebolavirus disease (EVD). Of these, 54 have been laboratory confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

ESA Sentinel-1A Satellite Performs Critical Dance Routine

ESA has maintained that its Sentinal-1A satellite, which had a successful launch on Thursday, will help European citizens, policymakers and service providers get unprecedented access to key environmental data on a regular basis.

EU Votes To Ban Roaming Charges Enact Net Neutrality

European lawmakers voted on Thursday to end international roaming charges beginning in December 2015, part of a broader set of reforms aimed at overhauling the EU’s telecom regulatory framework.

Russian Space Official Says NASA Statement To Suspend

A senior space official with the Russian space program has countered NASA’s move to suspend contracts with Roscosmos on several projects, stating that it will have a global backlash on space research and may harm future partnerships with the Americans.

New Saber-Toothed Cat Discovery Sheds Light On Interactions

At the Schöningen open-cast coal mine in north-central Germany, near Hannover, researchers from the Lower Saxony Heritage Authority and the University of Tübingen have discovered the remains of a saber-toothed cat.

Chilean M82 Earthquake May Be Forewarning Of A Larger Event

Chile is beginning to dig out from a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the region at 8:46 p.m. local time Tuesday evening about 52 miles northwest of the mining town of Iquique, according to the USGS.

Australias Dingo Is One-of-a-Kind

A new study reveals that the dingo is a distinctly Australian animal and sheds new light on the creature's defining physical characteristics.

Unprecedented Ebola Outbreak Sweeping Across Parts Of West

An “unprecedented” outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) has spread throughout Guinea and beyond with more than a hundred patients confirmed to have the highly-infectious and equally as deadly disease.

Japanese Scientist Falsified Claims On Groundbreaking Stem

Less than three months after a rising Japanese scientist made claims of a significant stem cell breakthrough, new evidence has come forward that confirms the findings of the groundbreaking study were falsified.

London Crossrail Project Unearths History Of Black Death

A forensic analysis of teeth taken from 660-year-old skeletons recently dug up during London’s Crossrail project excavations reveal that the corpses were the victims from the great Black Death pandemic of the 14th century.

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French Watchdog Group Files Suit Against Facebook Twitter

French consumer protection group UFC-Que Choisir said on Tuesday that it has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook and Google, accusing the tech giants of breaching Internet users' privacy.


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Chemists are, on the whole, like physicists, only 'less so'.They don't make quite the same wonderful mistakes, and much what they do is an art, related to cooking, instead of a true science. They have their moments, and their sources of legitimate pride. They don't split atoms, as the physicists do. They join them together, and a very praiseworthy activity that is.

- Anthony Standen, (1958).
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