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Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky


Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday. | Video


Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

LONDON, Sept 7 The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday.

Health Sep 07 2017

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. | Video

Sep 03 2017

Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

FRANKFURT European satellite launching firm Arianespace said it had called off the launch of two communications satellites seconds before lift-off on Tuesday, citing unspecified problems.

Sep 06 2017

India's eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

NEW DELHI India's eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Aug 31 2017

Famed T. rex 'Sue' getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago

The world's biggest T. rex is getting ready for a cutting-edge makeover.

Aug 30 2017

U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

WASHINGTON The U.S. space agency's Cassini spacecraft will end its 13-year mission to Saturn in mid-September by transmitting data until the final moment before it plunges into the ringed planet's atmosphere, officials said on Tuesday.

Aug 29 2017

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Oregon As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eyes set firmly on a different prize. | Video

U.S., Aug 24 2017

Robot makers slow to address cyber risk: researchers

SINGAPORE Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed.

Tech, Aug 23 2017

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.

Tech, Japan Aug 19 2017

Cancer mutation gains ground as test for immunotherapy drugs

MADRID Scientists are stepping up the hunt for better diagnostic tests to predict if cancer patients will benefit from costly modern immunotherapy drugs, which are transforming cancer care but remain a hit-and-miss affair.