France acts against olive disease outbreak in Corsica

News of an outbreak usually refers to a virus or bacteria making people dangerously...

The real reason why we put sugar in coffee

Whether you are a spooner or a lumper, if you like sweet coffee and...

Hackers can crack self-firing rifles, change targets

As if the mere existence of computer-augmented, self-aiming rifles wasn’t worrisome enough, a pair...

Brightest aurora ever discovered in outer space

If you think the aurora on Earth is amazing, check this out: astronomers have...

New rogue wave theory will save ships and sailors

Rogue waves are potentially-dangerous, spontaneous surface waves that occur far out in open water, and a new study published in the journal Proceedings of...

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Beneath the surface: Exploring the composition of Philae's comet, Part 2

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the destination of the ESA’s Rosetta probe and Philae lander, has a dust-to-ice level of 0.4 to...

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Beneath the surface: Exploring the composition of Philae's comet, Part 1

When Philae, the lander accompanying the ESA’s Rosetta probe, successfully touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and became the first...

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What racehorses can teach us about broken bones

Broken bones can be deadly for racehorses and also for people. Approximately 20 percent of women will break a...