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Skywatchers await 'super blood wolf moon'

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Look up into the night sky on Sunday and - if it is clear - you may witness the so-called "Super Blood Wolf Moon" total lunar eclipse, which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing. The total eclipse, which will begin minutes before midnight on the East…
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Japan space robots start asteroid survey

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A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration…
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Bangladeshi scientist leads discovery of novel quantum state of matter

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A Bangladeshi physicist of Princeton University has led an international research team in discovering a novel quantum state of matter that can be 'tuned' at will - and it's 10 times more tunable than existing theories can explain. M Zahid Hasan and his team's discovery of this level of manipulability of quantum matter opens up…
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Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, watch turns to health

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Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems yesterday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones. The relatively small changes to its lineup, following last year's overhauled iPhone X, were widely expected by investors and the…
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Briton, 2 Americans win Nobel Chemistry Prize

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--Work paved way for new chemicals, modern antibody drugs --Fruits of research include blockbuster medicine Humira --Arnold only fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter yesterday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make…