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Lunar eclipse marks Moon landing's 50th anniversary

Paris - Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday.

Searing heat across Europe sparks scramble for shade

Paris - Fans flew off store shelves and water fountains offered relief from the heat as temperatures soared in Europe on Monday, with officials urging vigilance ahead of even hotter conditions forecast later in the week.

For stomach cancer, aerosol chemotherapy offers breath of hope

Dijon - "Classic chemotherapywas awful... but with this treatment, I feel hope," says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol.

Donations for gutted Brazil museum a fraction of Notre-Dame's

Rio De Janeiro - As donations for the restoration of the Notre-Dame cathedral top $900,000, the director of Brazil's devastated National Museum can only hope for such deep pockets in his own country.

Scientist superstar Katie Bouman designed algorithm for black hole image

New York - Anonymous to the public just days ago, a US computer scientist named Katie Bouman has become an overnight sensation due to her role in developing a computer algorithm that allowed researchers to take the world's first image of a black hole.

Israeli spacecraft starts orbiting moon on maiden voyage

Jerusalem - An Israeli spacecraft on the country's first lunar mission began orbiting the Moon on Thursday, completing a key manoeuvre ahead of a planned touchdown next week, mission chiefs said.

Physicist Marcelo Gleiser: 'Science does not kill God'

Washington - The annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to "affirming life's spiritual dimension," was awarded Tuesday to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser -- a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemie...

Merkel says German 'Mittelstand' mustn't fall behind in AI race

Nuremberg - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday warned that Germany's vaunted "Mittelstand" must not fall behind in the digital era, as the economic powerhouse races to catch up to foreign rivals in new technologies like artificial intelligence.

Albatrosses to spy out illegal fishing

Chiz - Fishermen illegally trawling the Indian Ocean might soon find they have more to worry about than the proverbial albatross around their neck -- real bad luck might now lurk in the form of one of the birds spying on them from the sky.

No more taxi service to Space Station after Soyuz fiasco

Washington - The taxi service to the orbiting International Space Station is taking no passengers until further notice.

Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress

Waterloo - Canada's Donna Strickland, the first female Nobel Prize winner in physics since 1963, said Tuesday that women have "come a long way" since the previous laureate, Maria Goeppert Mayer."When I get on my soapbox if I'm teaching them, I talk about Mary.

Egypt's ancient temples rescued from the Nile 50 years ago

Paris - One of the world's biggest archaeological rescue operations was successfully concluded 50 years ago after a massive ancient Egyptian temple complex was dismantled and hoisted to higher ground to prevent its flooding by the damming of the Nile River.

Spain's first astronaut named science minister: party source

Madrid - Spain's first astronaut Pedro Duque will be named minister of science by the new Socialist government, a party source told AFP on Wednesday.

First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Bejing - France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.

Mexico City, supremely vulnerable to quake threats

Paris - Built in a natural basin filled with the sediment of a former lake, Mexico City has proved particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of earthquakes, seen once again with a 7.

Does your astrological sign determine your health issues?

"The study, which used data from 10 million Ontario residents in 2000, was conducted with tongue firmly in cheek, a press release said." Results Show How Studies Can Be Misinterpreted
 

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