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Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies aged 82

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies aged 82

The last man to walk on the moon, Eugene Cernan, has died at the age of 82. The American travelled into space three times, and became the 11th person to walk on the moon and the last to leave his footprints on its surface as commander of Apollo 17,...

Guardian, 16 min. ago
 
John Young, moon astronaut and first to fly shuttle, dies aged 87

John Young, moon astronaut and first to fly shuttle, dies aged 87

The astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died. He was 87. In a statement, the former president George HW Bush said Young was “a fearless patriot whose courage and commitment to duty helped our...

Guardian, 16 min. ago
 
Dick Gordon, Apollo 12 astronaut, dies aged 88

Dick Gordon, Apollo 12 astronaut, dies aged 88

The Apollo 12 astronaut Richard “Dick” F Gordon Jr, one of a dozen men who flew to the moon but didn’t land, has died aged 88. Gordon was a test pilot when he was chosen for Nasa’s third group of astronauts in 1963. He flew on Gemini 11 in 1966,...

Guardian, 16 min. ago
 
Astronaut Alan Bean, fourth person to walk on the moon, dies aged 86

Astronaut Alan Bean, fourth person to walk on the moon, dies aged 86

The astronaut Alan Bean, who in 1969 became the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died. He was 86. A statement released by Nasa and family members said Bean died on Saturday in Houston, after a short illness. Bean was the lunar module pilot on...

Guardian, today, 20:49
 
Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

Astronomers are to use one of the world’s largest telescopes to check a mysterious object that is speeding through the solar system for signs of alien technology. The Green Bank telescope in West Virginia will listen for radio signals being broadcast...

Guardian, today, 20:18
 
Is ‘Oumuamua an alien spacecraft? Initial scans show no signs of technology

Is ‘Oumuamua an alien spacecraft? Initial scans show no signs of technology

The first scans for alien technology aboard a mysterious object that is barreling through the solar system have found no evidence it is the work of an intelligent civilisation. The cigar-shaped object was spotted hurtling through the solar system in...

Guardian, today, 12:15
 
Nasa's Golden Record may baffle alien life, say researchers

Nasa's Golden Record may baffle alien life, say researchers

It was launched to the stars as a portrait of humanity: an alien’s guide to life on Earth and the wonderful, rich culture of its dominant species. But the Golden Record, blasted into space by Nasa in 1977, may deliver an entirely different message to...

Guardian, today, 09:26
 

Swallowing the pride! Lion cubs bite their mum to hone their hunting skills

A pride of lion cubs became embroiled in family feud while honing their hunting skills when play fighting got a little out of hand.  In the series of fascinating images the young lions can be seen digging their claws into one another while trying to...

Daily Mail, yesterday, 23:39
 

Netflix eclipses Disney's worth with whopping $153billion stock market value

Netflix's stock market value has eclipsed Disney's for the first time.   The popular streaming website hit a stock market value record of $153billion on Thursday, bypassing Walt Disney Co.  The milestone makes Netflix the world's top entertainment...

Daily Mail, yesterday, 23:39
 
Formula meal diet plan can tackle obesity in short term

Formula meal diet plan can tackle obesity in short term

Obesity can be successfully tackled, at least in the short term, by giving up real food for formula meals for eight weeks, which removes temptation and any need to make difficult decisions about what to eat, a new study has found. The research, by the...

Guardian, yesterday, 23:31
 
Breast cancer screening error may affect thousands more

Breast cancer screening error may affect thousands more

Many more women could have missed out on breast cancer screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a cancer expert. The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said this month that women’s lives may have been cut short by an...

Guardian, yesterday, 23:31
 

Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

A new species of prehistoric, four-winged dinosaur discovered in China may be the largest flying reptile of its kind. The well-preserved, complete skeleton of the dinosaur Changyuraptor yangi features a long tail with feathers 30cm in length – the...

Guardian, yesterday, 23:31
 

Alexa, please say the Lord's Prayer! Amazon's virtual assistant has been harnessed by the Church of England...

It is a device normally used to check the weather forecast or order more toilet paper. But Alexa can now summon a prayer to say grace before your evening meal or give thanks to God before going to bed at night. Amazon’s virtual assistant has been...

Daily Mail, yesterday, 18:26
 

Your very own executive lounge: New York's LaGuardia Airport introduces private workplace booths for fliers...

A new work space option has debuted in New York's LaGuardia airport, offering a different kind of privacy than traditional business lounges. The company behind the design is called Jabbrrboxes, and has created a pod-like structure that can be reserved...

Daily Mail, yesterday, 18:17
 

Data from wrecked Tesla vehicle confirms car ACCELERATED moments before plowing into the back of firetruck...

A semi-autonomous Tesla car involved in a headline-making crash in Utah this month increased in speed by almost 10 kph just seconds before it smashed into a firetruck stopped at a red light. A police report of the incident says the electric Tesla...

Daily Mail, yesterday, 18:17
 


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