Salad in Space

Aug. 17, 2015, 1:36 p.m.

Astronauts have enjoyed a ‘home-grown’ snack in space. A crop of red romaine lettuce has been growing aeroponically on the International Space Station.

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Philae Makes Contact Again!

June 17, 2015, 11:44 a.m.

Philae, the first spacecraft to ever land on a comet, has made contact with Earth for the first time in seven months.

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Microwave Oven to Blame for ‘Alien Signals’

May 19, 2015, 10:17 a.m.

For 17 years, scientists have been trying to uncover the source of mysterious radio signals being picked up by the telescope at the Parkes Observatory in Australia.

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Plucking Hair Can Stimulate Growth

April 15, 2015, 10:44 a.m.

Scientists have discovered that when hairs are plucked in a particular way, the follicles in the skin send out a ‘distress’ signal that leads to even more hairs growing back!

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Europe to be Plunged into Darkness!

March 19, 2015, 3:20 p.m.

On Friday 20th March, the population of Svalbard is set to double, as more than 1500 shadow chasers descend on the remote islands to experience a total solar eclipse.

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Shortlist of Martian hopefuls announced

March 5, 2015, 3:08 p.m.

Mars One, an organization that plans to create the first human colony on the Red Planet, has announced its final 100 candidates for the mission.

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Scientists Map Bacteria on New York’s Subway

Feb. 12, 2015, 2:40 p.m.

What do the bubonic plague and Swiss cheese have in common? They both ride the subway! Find out what scientists discovered when they swabbed New York’s subway for microorganisms…

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Fanged frog gives birth to live tadpoles

Jan. 26, 2015, 12:01 p.m.

Most amphibians reproduce by laying eggs in water. However, a species of fanged frog has recently been observed doing things a little differently: it gives birth!

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2015: The Year of Light

Jan. 9, 2015, 2:19 p.m.

The United Nations have named 2015 the Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, marking 200 years since French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel proposed that light is made up of waves.

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Rocky landing for comet probe

Nov. 24, 2014, 11:50 a.m.

In 2004, the European Space Agency began a pioneering mission: to land a spacecraft on the surface of a comet.

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