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EU executive wants bloc to go climate neutral by 2050

Wed, 2018-11-28 15:40
The European Union's executive branch proposed Wednesday that the bloc should cut its emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, a measure that scientists say needs to be adopted worldwide in order to avoid catastrophic global warming.

Archeologists discover ancient mummies south of Cairo

Wed, 2018-11-28 07:44
Egypt says archeologists have discovered eight limestone sarcophagi with mummies inside about 25 miles (40 kilometres) south of the capital Cairo.

Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 2018-11-28 05:53
Scientists have launched the largest-ever attempt to regenerate coral on the endangered Great Barrier Reef by harvesting millions of the creatures' eggs and sperm during their annual spawning.

New Zealand bans Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears

Wed, 2018-11-28 01:03
New Zealand's international spy agency on Wednesday halted mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a "significant network security risk."

Timeline: InSight’s $1-billion journey to Mars

Tue, 2018-11-27 17:12
After blasting across our solar system for seven months, NASA’s InSight spacecraft opened its parachute and gently landed on a vast, dusty plain on Mars on Monday.

This ‘Siberian unicorn’ walked the Earth alongside humans: study

Tue, 2018-11-27 12:06
According to a new study the Elasmotherium sibiricum, a giant rhino also called the “Siberian unicorn,” went extinct much later than theorized, surviving until at least 39,000 years ago.

UN: No sign of emissions peak in sight, action must be taken

Tue, 2018-11-27 10:59
The United Nations environment office is warning that the gap is widening between current greenhouse gas emissions and the levels needed to stop catastrophic global warming.

NASA's InSight lander sends selfie from Mars

Tue, 2018-11-27 10:24
NASA’s InSight lander has sent back its first clear image of the surface of Mars.

Trump rejects key conclusion of U.S. government climate report

Tue, 2018-11-27 09:04
U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration, but economists said the warning of hundreds of billions of dollars a year in global warming costs is pretty much on the money.

Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec in U.K. parliament

Tue, 2018-11-27 08:19
Lawmakers from nine countries grilled a Facebook executive on Tuesday as part of an international hearing at Britain's parliament on disinformation and 'fake news.'

Mars touchdown: NASA spacecraft survives supersonic plunge

Tue, 2018-11-27 03:21
Minutes after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight spacecraft sent back a "nice and dirty" snapshot of its new digs. Yet the dust-speckled image looked like a work of art to scientists. The photo revealed a mostly smooth and sandy terrain around the spacecraft with only one sizable rock visible.

Google can now answer some questions without search results

Tue, 2018-11-27 01:59
If you're Googling the time, a calculation, or a unit conversation, the website will now offer you a conclusive answer rather than a list of search results.

6 whales refloated after stranding on New Zealand beach

Mon, 2018-11-26 23:40
Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand managed to refloat six surviving stranded whales on Tuesday and were hoping the animals would soon swim away into deeper water.

Apple to tutor women in tech in bid to diversify industry

Mon, 2018-11-26 16:56
Apple is launching a new program designed to address the technology industry's scarcity of women in executive and computer programming jobs.

U.K. parliament seizes confidential Facebook documents

Mon, 2018-11-26 11:03
Britain's parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it turns up the heat on the social media company over its data protection policies.

Singapore to start using drones for parcel delivery

Mon, 2018-11-26 00:52
Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and privacy concerns mean the initiative may hit turbulence.

Anxiety abounds at NASA as Mars landing day arrives

Mon, 2018-11-26 00:11
A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains.

145 whales die in stranding on New Zealand beach

Sun, 2018-11-25 21:30
All of the 145 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote New Zealand beach have died.

Mars landing looms for NASA; anxiety building a day out

Sun, 2018-11-25 19:16
With just a day to go, NASA's InSight spacecraft aimed for a bull's-eye touchdown on Mars, zooming in like an arrow with no turning back.

NASA weighs in on petroleum development in Arctic Ocean

Sun, 2018-11-25 14:25
The U.S. federal agency that oversees offshore petroleum leasing has received comment on Arctic Ocean drilling from a surprise source. NASA says Beaufort Sea drilling rigs could be affected by launches from its only high-latitude rocket range.