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7 dead after small plane and helicopter collide on Spanish Mallorca

7 dead after small plane and helicopter collide on Spanish Mallorca

Seven people were killed Sunday when a helicopter and a small plane collided in the air above the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said. Five people, including two children, were in the helicopter, and two adults were in the plane when the accident happened at Inca, an inland town on the Mediterranean island, the Balearic…MORE

A firefighting Supertanker plane from the US is helping in the Amazon rainforest

A firefighting Supertanker plane from the US is helping in the Amazon rainforest

Bolivia just got a huge helping hand in the fight to keep raging fires in the Amazon rainforest at bay. Colorado-based Global SuperTanker sent its Boeing 747-400 firefighting plane to the South American country Friday to conduct firefighting missions over part of Bolivia’s portion of the rainforest, the company announced. The B747-400 SuperTanker is in…MORE

Russian spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock

Russian spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock

A spacecraft carrying Russia’s humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday morning, Russian state news agencies reported. Fedor, also known as Skybot F-850, is a life-sized, artificially intelligent robot sent to space by Russia. It is the first humanoid robot sent to space by Russia and was scheduled to spend…MORE

Why Pluto is no longer a planet (or is it?)

Why Pluto is no longer a planet (or is it?)

Pluto was long considered our solar system’s ninth planet. Although small, it orbits the sun and has the spherical shape required to be considered a planet. But today marks 13 years since Pluto received a harsh drop in status — officially dubbed Pluto Demotion Day. Pluto was relegated in 2006 when the International Astronomical Union…MORE

Eggs extracted from the last 2 northern white rhinos may save the species

Eggs extracted from the last 2 northern white rhinos may save the species

Only beeps from medical monitoring equipment broke the silence as veterinarians harvested eggs from the last two northern white rhinos on the planet. The pressure was high because it was the first time this procedure had ever been attempted on the species. The stakes are immense, with the future of the northern white rhino on…MORE

Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth, study says

Exoplanets could have better conditions for life than Earth, study says

Earth seems like the perfect hub for life because it’s the only planet known so far to host it — but new research suggests that other planets could have oceans that are even more hospitable, offering life that is more varied than we know it. Researchers used NASA-developed software called ROCKE-3D to simulate ocean circulation…MORE

Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter’s colorful appearance

Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter’s colorful appearance

Jupiter’s turbulent beauty comes from its wild atmosphere full of storms, artfully swirling clouds and big bands of color wrapping around the gas giant. But astronomers wanted to understand what’s happening beneath those thick clouds to cause the storms and eruptions. Astronomers used six ground-based telescopes and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in January 2017 to…MORE

US Open 2019: Five top talking points

US Open 2019: Five top talking points

Has Roger Federer recovered from his Wimbledon hangover? Can Serena Williams overcome injury to clinch a record-tying 24th singles major? The US Open, the season’s fourth and final major, starts August 26 at Flushing Meadows in New York. A record prize money pot of more than $57 million is up for grabs at the 139th…MORE