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2015: The Year of Light

Jan. 9, 2015, 12:52 p.m.

The United Nations has named 2015 the Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, marking 200 years since French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel proposed that light is made up of waves.

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Rocky Landing for Comet Probe

Nov. 24, 2014, 11:31 a.m.

In 2004, the European Space Agency began a pioneering mission: to land a spacecraft on the surface of a comet.

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2014 Nobel Prizes Awarded

Oct. 27, 2014, 9:54 a.m.

Breakthroughs in microscope technology and energy-efficient lighting are amongst the scientific advances recognised by this year’s Nobel prizes.

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Mosquitos Battle Dengue Fever

Oct. 3, 2014, 8:38 a.m.

Researchers will release 40,000 mosquitos in a bid to reduce cases of dengue fever in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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Volcanoes Threaten Air Transport

Sept. 5, 2014, 1:37 p.m.

Volcanic activity in Iceland and Papua New Guinea threaten worldwide travel disruption.

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People Power

Aug. 19, 2014, 9:32 a.m.

A sweat-powered battery could charge your mobile phone or MP3 player - while you work out!

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232 Teeth Extracted From 17 Year Old Boy

July 31, 2014, 2:25 p.m.

Doctors in Mumbai have extracted 232 teeth from a teenage patient.

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World Cup Winners and Losers

July 11, 2014, 8:55 a.m.

Hard work, team dynamics, luck, and even biology can impact who wins the 2014 World Cup.

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Doubts cast on Big Bang breakthrough

June 26, 2014, 4:53 p.m.

A recent discovery about the origins of the Universe has been thrown into doubt by fresh analysis.

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The self-driving car

June 5, 2014, 9:25 a.m.

Google reveals plans to put new driverless cars on the road within a year.

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