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Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrives

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale yesterday in what scientists and engineers hoped...

Researchers measure carbon footprint of Canada hydroelectric dams

HAVRE-SAINT-PIERRE, Canada (AFP) - Squatting on spongy soil, a climate scientist lays a small cone-shaped device to "measure the breathing" of a peat bog...

Limiting screen time for your kid? It’s harder than it looks

|     Martha Irvine     | CHICAGO (AP) — It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs,...

South Africa coding clubs plug township youth into future

MIDRAND, South Africa (AFP) - It's Wednesday, 2pm sharp in the densely-populated South African township of Ivory Park on the outskirts of Midrand -...

New era in spaceflight: Back to the moon on the way...

ON MAY 25, 1961, President John Kennedy issued a challenge to lawmakers, the new US space agency and the American people. "I believe that this...

Robots might build our houses on Mars

WOULD you like to go to Mars? Where once that was a question for science-fiction books and movies, today it's a very real possibility....

It’s hard to stay physically fit when you’re floating in space

SPACE - with its bulky spacesuits and microgravity - does not seem like a good place for sports. Over the years, however, astronauts have...

Ever wonder what’s on the menu for astronauts?

NEIL Armstrong may have taken that first small step for man onto the moon, but it was John Glenn who took the first slurp...

Blinded in war, former Syrian fighter guides others with app

ANJARA, Syria (AFP) - Years after losing his eyesight in battle, former Syrian rebel fighter Ahmad Talha hunches over his mobile phone in a...

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

WASHINGTON (AFP) - What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade? Even...

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