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NASA records Mars earthquake for the first time

The seismometer installed on Mars has detected the first seismic tremor on the red planet. It was last April 6 and a soft but distinctive seismic signal was detected, similar...

Would you like to know what the ancient Greeks thought about robots and artificial...

Thousands of years before machine learning and self-driving cars became reality, the tales of giant bronze robot Talos, artificial woman Pandora, and their creator, the god Hephaestus, filled the...

Israel sends a probe to the Moon but crashes into the satellite

The 'Beresheet' probe, Israel's first privately financed probe in the world destined for the lunar surface, crashed into the satellite on Thursday after presenting a series of technical faults...

What’s the brightest star in the night sky?

At night you can't miss the spectacle of looking for and seeing Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Is it the brightest star? Yes and no. For...

A name is sought for a new planet in our Solar System

Planet 2007 OR10 was discovered on July 17, 2007, during a search for distant bodies in a region of space known as the Kuiper Belt. Now, the three astronomers...

Climate change even affects the Earth’s gravity

On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. After all, the mission...

Can not the humankind actually prevent asteroid collisions?

Incoming asteroids may be harder to break than scientists previously thought, according to a study that used a new understanding of rock fracture and a new computer modeling method...

The majority of the world’s bird population originated in Australia

These birds—also known by their order name, passerines—comprise more than 6,000 species, including familiar birds like cardinals, warblers, jays, and sparrows. Passerines make up more than 60 percent of...

More bidders, lower bids

Economists from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have co-authored a new study that challenges conventional thinking about auctions and is applicable to real-life...

Which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular?

Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of...
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Facebook closed last quarter 2.19 billion fake accounts

The social network Facebook has announced that last quarter closed 2,190 million false accounts, a record figure. This account closure comes at a time...

Harvey Weinstein reaches $44 million settlement to close sexual abuse lawsuits

Hollywood exproducer Harvey Weinstein has reached a $44 million settlement to close the lawsuits filed against him by some of his alleged victims and...

Theresa May resigns after almost three years at the head of the British Government

The head of the conservative government has met at her official residence at 10 Downing Street with the president of her parliamentary group, Graham...

Hiroshima beaches glassy beads formed from debris of the atomic bomb blast

Minuscule glassy beads formed from debris of the atomic bomb blast that devastated Hiroshima nearly 75 years ago litter nearby beaches, according to a...

Apple redesigns MacBook Pro keyboard after user complaints

Apple announced new versions of its line of MacBook Pro laptops in which the keyboard has been redesigned, after the company received many criticisms...

Whatsapp will have advertising in 2020

WhatsApp's vice president, in 2018, confirmed that the application will have advertisements, but did not set a date for this to happen. This Tuesday, during...

Nearly 19,000 asylum seekers await US entry in Mexican border cities

The number of asylum seekers on wait lists in Mexican border cities or those waiting to get on these lists has grown to 18,700,...

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