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Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'8/16/2018 8:58:15 AM Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain8/15/2018 5:23:58 PM Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears8/15/2018 10:27:09 AM India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons8/14/2018 2:23:53 PM The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" way.Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower8/13/2018 5:12:39 PM Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere8/12/2018 1:50:56 PM NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced.Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia8/12/2018 7:18:16 AM A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the naked eye.Going where no president has gone before, Trump wants Space Force by 20208/9/2018 11:13:01 PM President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the military by 2020, but the proposal was scorned by opponents and may struggle to get liftoff in a divided Congress.Egyptian students design car that runs on air8/8/2018 6:58:06 PM A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air.NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 20118/7/2018 6:50:45 PM NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.Bezos throws cash, engineers at rocket program as space race accelerates8/3/2018 6:18:59 PM founder Jeff Bezos is racing to pull his private space company out of start-up mode and move into production amid signals that his firm's heavy rocket set for lift-off in 2020 may slip behind schedule, according to people familiar with the project.Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret8/1/2018 5:43:36 PM The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington museum.Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than 'a face only a mother could love'8/1/2018 3:03:09 PM With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped like cones and pyramids, a spiky tank-like dinosaur unearthed in southern Utah was not just another pretty face.Robot hand learns real world moves in virtual training7/31/2018 3:55:17 PM Researchers backed by Tesla Inc founder Elon Musk and Silicon Valley financier Sam Altman have found a novel way to use software to teach a human-like robotic hand new tasks, a discovery that could eventually make it more economical to train robots to do things that are easy for humans.Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century7/28/2018 5:44:21 PM A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth's shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory7/26/2018 3:20:44 PM A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein's predictions of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole.Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life7/25/2018 8:18:49 PM Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life.'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse7/25/2018 4:32:11 PM A blood moon will appear in the night sky around much of the world on Friday night as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.Centauro the robot hopes to play role in disaster relief work7/25/2018 2:36:25 PM Centauro the robot, with four legs, a short torso and two upper arms, edges forward with Tai chi-like grace before lowering its arms, lifting up a six kg block and effortlessly moving it out of the way.Europe launches Galileo navigation satellites amid Brexit row7/25/2018 11:59:01 AM Europe launched four more Galileo satellites on Wednesday, taking the number in orbit to 26 and moving a step closer to having its own navigation system, just as the program has become the latest flashpoint in Brexit negotiations.