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Computerized medical assistant debuts at World Robot Conference

Sun, 2018-08-19 12:52
Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China is displaying at this year's World Robot Conference.

Science says: 'The warmer it is, the more fire we see'

Sun, 2018-08-19 11:29
As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found.

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

Sun, 2018-08-19 09:55
The small Greek island of Tilos plans to become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power by the end of the year.

Details of skeletons found in ancient Egyptian sarcophagus revealed

Sun, 2018-08-19 07:54
Egypt says researchers have determined the gender and age of the three skeletons found inside a black granite sarcophagus uncovered in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in July.

113 dead turtles wash ashore in Mexico

Sat, 2018-08-18 19:28
Mexican environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 100 endangered sea turtles whose carcasses have turned up at a wildlife sanctuary on the Pacific coast of Chiapas state.

Stinky 'corpse flower' in full bloom in California

Fri, 2018-08-17 20:38
Visitors were flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California on Friday to get a whiff of a so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms.

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques uses simulator to 'head into space'

Fri, 2018-08-17 13:56
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has been using a simulator at a training centre just outside Moscow in order to prepare to blast off to the International Space Station for a six-month stay on Dec. 20.

U.K. heatwave reveals archeological sites hidden for millennia

Fri, 2018-08-17 13:47
An atypically long, hot and dry summer in the U.K. has revealed outlines of ancient archeological sites previously unknown to researchers.

World's largest 3D-printed reef installed in Maldives to help save corals

Fri, 2018-08-17 10:36
Could 3D printing save the planet's coral reefs? That's the theory behind an experimental project in the Maldives which aims to help coral reefs survive the ravages of climate change and warming waters.

Substance in dug up Egyptian jar 'most ancient' cheese

Fri, 2018-08-17 09:48
Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is 'probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found.'

Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

Fri, 2018-08-17 07:34
Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in what he calls an "excruciating" year.

Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Thu, 2018-08-16 17:46
Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its 'Location History' setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off.

Can Twitter change its 'core' and remain Twitter?

Thu, 2018-08-16 17:29
After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the 'core' of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation.

Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast

Thu, 2018-08-16 15:53
An environmental group sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration Thursday to make officials move more quickly to protect the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas.

Russian satellite's 'abnormal behaviour' alarms U.S. officials

Thu, 2018-08-16 11:19
A mysterious Russian satellite has raised red flags for U.S. government officials because of its 'very abnormal behaviour.'

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Thu, 2018-08-16 06:57
Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.

Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles making comeback in Cyprus

Thu, 2018-08-16 04:26
After being hunted to near extinction in the first half of the last century, the Mediterranean's endangered Loggerhead and Green turtles are making a comeback thanks to pioneering conservation efforts, Cypriot marine biologists say.

Farmers wonder about impact of alternatives to pesticides being banned

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:42
The federal government is giving farmers three years to figure out what pesticides they can use to protect their crops from aphids and mites, but some say they aren't convinced about the alternatives.

Under the sea, marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlife

Wed, 2018-08-15 13:25
A new study finds the number of "marine heat waves" roughly doubled between 1982 and 2016. Scientists say such events will likely become more common and intense as the planet warms.

Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

Wed, 2018-08-15 12:59
Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth.