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Three dead, thousands evacuated in Colorado flooding

Three dead, thousands evacuated in Colorado flooding Fri, 13 Sep, 2013

Flooding in the western U.S. state of Colorado worsened Friday, with thousands of people in and around the city of Boulder forced to evacuate. 
NASA says Voyager 1 space probe has left Solar System

NASA says Voyager 1 space probe has left Solar System Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

NASA's Voyager 1 space probe has left the solar system, making it the first human-made object to journey into interstellar space. 
North Korea may be restarting plutonium reactor

North Korea may be restarting plutonium reactor Thu, 12 Sep, 2013

North Korea may have restarted a nuclear reactor capable of producing enough plutonium to make one atomic bomb every year, a U.S. research institute said.
AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body in monkeys

AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body in monkeys Wed, 11 Sep, 2013

Researchers in the US have reported significant progress in their development of a vaccine against HIV.
200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars

200,000 from 140 countries apply for one-way ticket to Mars Tue, 10 Sep, 2013

More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonise the inhospitable red planet says.
NASA sends unmanned rocket to the moon

NASA sends unmanned rocket to the moon Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

An unmanned Minotaur 5 rocket blasted off from the Virginia coast on Friday to send a small NASA science satellite on its way to the moon, officials said.
Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system

Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

Israel on Tuesday announced the successful launch of a missile in a joint exercise with the United States, which came as Washington mulls military intervention in Syria.
Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks

Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

The Japanese government on Tuesday said it would spend the equivalent of $470 million to try to tackle the toxic water crisis at the country's crippled nuclear power plant. 
Radiation readings spike at Fukushima nuclear plant

Radiation readings spike at Fukushima nuclear plant Sun, 01 Sep, 2013

Radiation at a tank holding contaminated water at a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant has increased by a factor of 18, the plant's supervisor announced Sunday.
Great canyon discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Great canyon discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

Scientists have discovered a hidden canyon in Greenland that is 750 kilometers long and as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States.
Liquid ammonia leak kills at least 15 in China

Liquid ammonia leak kills at least 15 in China Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit in China's commercial hub of Shanghai killed at least 11 people on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency said.
At least 4 reportedly killed after earthquake hits China

At least 4 reportedly killed after earthquake hits China Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

An earthquake has hit a remote mountainous part of southwest China near the popular tourist area of Shangri-La, triggering landslides that killed have killed at least 4 people and injured 10 others. 
Life on Earth ‘may have begun on Mars’

Life on Earth ‘may have begun on Mars’ Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Life on Earth may have started on Mars and been blasted onto our planet by meteorites or volcanic eruptions, a major scientific conference has heard.
Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast

Measles-like virus linked to dolphin deaths along US east coast Wed, 28 Aug, 2013

A virus that is similar to measles in humans is suspected of killing hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July, US officials said Tuesday. 
Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating infected barbecued meat

Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating infected barbecued meat Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

A Kyrgyzstan boy died from bubonic plague nine days after eating barbecued marmot, a health official said, giving assurances "there will be no plague epidemic."

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