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InSight lander touches down on Mars

The Mars InSight lander has touched down on the dusty Red Planet after sailing 548 million kilometres over a six-month voyage through deep space. The landing, which took place just before 7:00am AEDT, saw the NASA spacecraft hurtle …

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Dark matter hurricane blowing past Earth

There’s a “dark matter hurricane” blowing through our corner of the Milky Way galaxy about 500 km/s, according to the study of British and Spanish scientists published in the journal Physical Review D. The dark …

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Heads of Roscosmos and NASA discuss Moon presence

Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin held a meeting with NASA head Jim Bridenstine, during which they discussed issues of planetary defense and sustainable presence on the …

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NASA to award astronomer Yervant Terzian

NASA has announced it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus, according to Cornell University website. The medal …

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Russian teens win 9 awards of Intel ISEF competition in US

A Russian teen team has won nine medal places at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s biggest international pre-college science competition, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Russia’s ministry of …

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Tombstone to academician Rafiga Aliyeva installed in Baku

The ceremony of opening of the tombstone complex to the famous scientist, the founder of the research laboratory ‘Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Protection’ of the Baku State University (BSU), the Honored Worker of Science, …

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Bill Gates turnes down Trump job offer

The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in a new interview that he turned down US President Donald Trump’s offer to be the administration’s science adviser, saying …

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Cancer to be treated with cannabis

Medical cannabis has been shown to help people living with cancer manage their symptoms, with more than 95% of respondents reporting an improvement, the Pharmaceutical Journal writes.  Managing symptoms, such as pain and nausea, is …

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Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking passes away

The brightest star in the firmament of science, Stephen Hawking, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76, the Guardian reported. His family released a …

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Oxford Global Languages adds Tatar dictionary to its list

The Oxford Dictionaries' initiative known as Oxford Global Languages (OGL) has added the Tatar language to its online list as the first Turkic language to be added to the program. The online dictionary instantly translates words and …

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US 3D printer can make personalized drugs

The AutoCompounder 3D printer, created by a startup called Vitae Industries, can print pharmaceutical pills and gummies in a third of the time that it takes for a pharmacist to fill a capsule by hand.  The AutoCompounder will even …

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Russia's Fields Medalist dies in US

Russian-American mathematician, winner of the 2002 Fields Medal Vladimir Voevodsky, has died at the age of 51 on September 30. His prize was awarded due to his work “defining and developing motivic …

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Famous Azerbaijani scientist Lotfi Zadeh dies

A world-renowned Azerbaijani scientist, founder of fuzzy logic, professor at the California University Lotfi Zadeh passed away on September 6 at 7:30 am California time aged 96, a close friend of the Zade's, AZERTAC quotes …

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