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Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:04:17 -0400

ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia (Reuters) - A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.(image)

U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:21:37 -0400

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.(image)

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:55:36 -0400

(This version of the June 21 story deletes final paragraph which incorrectly states remaining area is open to public)(image)

Kepler telescope finds 10 more possible life-friendly planets

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:57:12 -0400

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers on Monday added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting the chances for life.(image)

Trump's coal plan sends U.S. energy "back to the past": Vatican

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:13:59 -0400

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is sending U.S. energy production "back to the past" with disastrous decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to promote the coal industry, a senior Vatican official said on Friday.(image)

Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer join NASA astronaut corps

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:52:42 -0400

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA named 12 astronauts on Wednesday to the U.S. space agency's first new class of space fliers in five years, chosen from a record 18,300 applicants, for a new era of space travel.(image)

China's quantum satellite makes breakthrough in secure communications

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:12:15 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese quantum satellite has dispatched transmissions over a distance of 1,200 km (746 miles), a dozen times further than the previous record, a breakthrough in a technology that could be used to deliver secure messages, state media said on Friday.(image)

NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 13:39:54 -0400

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A high-flying science experiment may color the skies above the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast with bluish green and red clouds on Sunday evening, as NASA seeks to learn more about charged particles at the top of Earth's atmosphere.(image)

In major breakthrough, tiny Utah firm regenerates skin, hair in pigs

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:40:36 -0400

(Reuters) - A small U.S. biotech has successfully regenerated skin and stimulated hair growth in pigs with burns and abrasions, paving the way for a scientific breakthrough that could lead to the regeneration of fully functional human skin.(image)

Einstein's theory provides new technique to size up stars

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:40:07 -0400

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein's century-old theory of relativity - using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun. (image)