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'Super-Earth' discovered orbiting Sun's nearest star

2018-11-16 10:51

A "super-Earth" has been discovered orbiting the closest single star to our Sun, scientists said in a breakthrough that could shine a light on Earth's nearest planetary neighbours.

WATCH: Two dinosaur skeletons up for auction for up to R13 million

2018-11-14 15:37

The Artcurial auction house is staging two Jurassic-era dinosaur skeletons in its private mansion in Paris. They are on show for five days before being auctioned at dinosaur-sized prices.

 

 

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Two thirds of African cities face 'extreme climate risk'

2018-11-15 10:10

Rapid population growth and poor infrastructure have put two out of three cities in Africa at "extreme risk" of the threats posed by climate change, according to a new analysis.

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

2018-11-15 05:27

Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars, experts and top NASA officials said.

WATCH: Fish and chip shop serves battered plastic to customers

2018-11-14 12:03

A fish and chip shop in Blackburn serves battered plastic to customers to raise awareness of plastic in oceans. It aimed to highlight the threat to Britain's beloved national dish if the rate of plastic pollution in the ocean continues.

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Have you ever wondered how to drive a robot on Mars?

2018-11-12 12:15

Some 126 million kilometers from Earth, alone on the immense and frigid Red Planet, a robot the size of a small 4x4 wakes up just after sunrise. And just as it has every day for the past six years, it awaits its instructions.

WATCH: An invasion of stinking brown algae threatens Caribbean beaches

2018-11-10 21:44

Brown algae called Sargassum has recently been washing up in vast amounts on some Caribbean beaches, even causing Barbados to declare a national emergency.

WATCH: Ozone will repair itself over the next 50 years

2018-11-09 07:43

Finally, some good news for our Earth! According to a UN report, the hole in the Earth's ozone layer is healing and is expected to fully heal by the 2060s.

Old Master? Cave paintings from 40 000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

2018-11-08 10:08

A painting of an animal in an Indonesian cave dates from at least 40 000 years ago, making it the world's oldest piece of figurative art, new research has shown.

Recovery of endangered whales hampered by humans long after hunting

2018-11-08 06:10

When an endangered female North Atlantic right whale spends months, even years, disentangling itself from cast-off fishing nets, there's not much energy left over for mating and nursing calves.

WATCH: Cute pup makes friends with family of bears in Kamchatka

2018-11-11 21:46

Chase away the Sunday night blues with this fun and amazing drone footage of a dog that's become fast friends with a family of bears.

Spying on bees reveals pesticides impair social behaviour

2018-11-09 14:05

A new study that allowed humans to spy on bumblebees inside their nests showed that pesticides can impair social behaviour, making it hard for bees to eat and rear their young, researchers said.

Police find endangered, poisonous frogs at Colombia airport

2018-11-08 13:13

Police in Colombia's capital have recovered 216 poisonous frogs from an airport bathroom and authorities say smugglers planned to illegally send them for sale in Germany.

WATCH: The future of wind power

2018-11-07 20:45

Countries around the world may be scaling back subsidies for wind power, but that doesn't seem to be slowing sales for the big business players.

Pretoria vets get to the tusk at hand in 4-hour operation on elephant in Georgia

2018-11-07 17:35

Two world-renowned University of Pretoria veterinarians last week performed intricate dental surgery on an elephant in Georgia.

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