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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic "peculiarity" of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests there in 1997. The species has been named the Tapanuli orangutan - a third 11741

October 31, 2017 6:10 PM Mystery of the 'monster' planet half the size of the sun astronomers say should not exist

A 'monster' planet, which should in theory not exist, has been discovered orbiting a faint dwarf star far, far away, surprised astronomers have revealed. The existence of the gassy giant challenges long-standing theories that such a big planet - about the size of Jupiter - cannot be formed around a star so small. Artist's impression of the planet NGTS- 189

October 30, 2017 1:57 PM Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai's Health Woes Cast Doubt On Anti-Mugabe Coalition

A picture of Morgan Tsvangirai, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti holding hands after addressing a joint rally for the first time in over a decade seemed to re-energise those pushing for an end to President Robert Mugabe's 37-year long rule. The rally at the iconic Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare raised hopes that the splintered opposition had finally seen the light 181

October 29, 2017 11:24 AM UAEU project aims to uncover Mars mysteries

ABU DHABI - Three Emirati students are being trained to support the UAE’s goal of unlocking the secrets to Mars, via a United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, project designed to provide greater insight into the Red Planet. The UAE Space Agency plans to send a probe, 'Al Amal' or 'Hope’, to the Earth’s neighbouring planet, with the aim of reaching Mars orbit 225

October 28, 2017 9:52 PM WATCH: First quarter moon of winter tonight live stream

TONIGHT is International Observe the Moon night, where astronomers across the world celebrate the astronomical body's importance to our planet. NASA is encouraging everyone to take time out to observe the moon as it passes the first quarter phase and appears brightly iluminated in the night sky. The event is designed to get people, young and old, to observe 167

October 27, 2017 3:50 PM “Stranger Things 2” Review: Biking Toward the Queasy Horror of Adolescence

“Stranger Things 2” is indeed the correct title of the new installment of the series created by Matt and Ross Duffer for the thorough enjoyment of Netflix subscribers who who swoon to pop Americana of a nineteen-eighties vintage. As with last year’s introductory season, a Spielbergian sense of wonder and a John Hughes knack for underage anthropology 145

October 26, 2017 12:39 PM Pope Francis Speaks to International Space Station: Live Stream Info for Space Call

Catholics believe the Pope is already closer to God in some ways than anyone else on Earth. But on Thursday, he’s taking it further, by beaming himself up to the heavens. This marks only the second papal call to the orbit-based research center, after Pope Benedict XVI phoned in 2011. Among the ISS crew is an Italian, 60-year-old Paolo Nespoli, currently 296

October 26, 2017 2:06 AM ‘Stranger Things’ goes deeper in season two

Unexpectedly, “Stranger Things” captured America’s collective fancy last summer. The science fiction drama triggered conversations on the Upside Down that went round and round, countless PR sightings of the then-unknown cast of too-adorable kids, and a kitschy call for justice for the loyal, forgotten, and, alas, quite dead Barb, the show’s beloved fringe 147

October 24, 2017 10:26 PM 1922 Einstein-penned note in Tokyo on joy of modest living fetches $1.56 million

JERUSALEM – A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday for $1.56 million, the auction house said. The winning bid for the note far exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000, according to the website of Winner’s auction house. “It was an all-time 345

October 24, 2017 10:00 PM Mammograms can detect cancer as small as pin head

Experts’ don’t agree on what age women should start, stop having mammograms The numbers are staggering. This year alone, 316,120 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,610 will die from the disease. By comparison, the number of annual traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. stands at 37,461. The chance of developing breast cancer during your life is an unfortunate 204