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  • Australia releases MH370 search area maps

    July 19, 2017 9:05 AM 62

    Australia on Wednesday released the first series of data and maps of the Indian Ocean seabed that the search teams scoured to locate the MH370, a Malaysia Airlines aircraft that disappeared in 2014 with 239 people onboard. Australia, which coordinated the search operation, along with China and Malaysia had focused on a lonely stretch of the Indian Ocean

  • The only woman to win the 'Nobel Prize of math' has died

    July 15, 2017 7:57 PM 39

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40. Mirzakhani, who battled breast cancer, died on Saturday, the university announced. It did not indicate where she died. In 2014 Mirzakhani was one of four winners of the Fields

  • Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

    July 15, 2017 1:47 PM 39

    WASHINGTON: Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40. Mirzakhani' friend Firouz Naderi announced her death on Saturday (Jul 15) on Instagram, and her relatives confirmed the death to the Mehr agency in Iran. "A light was turned

  • Russia launches 73 satellites into orbit

    July 14, 2017 7:33 PM 39

    MOSCOW: An imaging satellite and 72 micro-satellites were launched into orbit on Friday (Jul 14) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos and research centre Glavcosmos announced. The Soyuz 2-1A rocket successfully lifted off at 0643 GMT with the satellite payload, Roscosmos said in a statement. According to Russian

  • NASA discovers gigantic hole in the Sun

    July 14, 2017 7:06 AM 124

    NASA has discovered a gigantic 75,000 miles wide hole in the Sun, larger than the size of our planet Earth. An area of intense and complex magnetic field, the hole was observed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in a video shot last week. The space agency has labelled it as AR2665 and warned that it is large enough to produce solar flames, which are capable

  • NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory sees sunspot turn toward Earth

    July 13, 2017 8:47 AM 38

    July 12 (UPI) -- NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a space probe dedicated to the study of the sun, has captured footage of a sunspot rotating towards Earth. Sunsports are patches on the surface of the sun that appear darker than their surroundings due to the loss of surface tension caused by magnetic flux, an intense concentration of complex magnetic

  • Giant iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

    July 12, 2017 9:02 PM 32

    LONDON • One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said yesterday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The 1 trillion tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 sq km, which is just over eight times the size of Singapore, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between

  • Massive Iceberg Breaks off From Antarctica. One Scientist Says It’s ‘Suspicious’

    July 12, 2017 5:33 PM 39

    A colossal chunk of ice that had been slowly separating from an Antarctic ice shelf broke free this week, researchers said Wednesday — notable because it created one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and will require maps of the peninsula to be redrawn. British scientists studying the process, which is known as calving, say the fate of the area, and the iceberg

  • Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

    July 12, 2017 10:55 AM 31

    PARIS — A trillion-tonne iceberg, one of the largest ever recorded, has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, scientists who have monitored the growing crack for years said on Wednesday (July 12). “The calving occurred sometime between Monday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 12, when a 5,800-square km section of Larsen C (ice shelf) finally broke away,” the Swansea

  • One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica

    July 12, 2017 9:53 AM 33

    Scientists confirmed Wednesday that a much anticipated break at the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has occurred, unleashing a massive iceberg that is more than 2,200 square miles in area and weighs a trillion tons. In other words, the iceberg — one of the largest in recorded history to splinter off the Antarctic ice sheets — is close to the size of Delaware