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Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought


SYDNEY Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday. | Video


MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots, ancient geological movements

SYDNEY Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents. | Video

World, Environment, Australia, Jul 19 2017

High-speed Hyperloop project ready for key test in Nevada

Engineers will soon conduct a crucial test of a futuristic technology championed by entrepreneur Elon Musk that seeks to revolutionize transportation by sending passengers and cargo packed into pods through an intercity system of vacuum tubes. | Video

Tech Jul 14 2017

Fearsome T-rex was a plodder not a sprinter, researchers say

LONDON Line up Usain Bolt at the starting blocks with a Tyrannosaurus rex and the dinosaur would be left behind in the sprinter's dust, according to computer-assisted research that turns long-held assumptions on their head. | Video

Jul 18 2017

Neil Armstrong's moon bag to fetch up to $4 million at auction

NEW YORK The long-lost bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring back to Earth the first samples of moon dust is expected to sell for up to $4 million when it is auctioned with other space memorabilia next week in New York City.

Jul 13 2017

Giant iceberg breaks off Antarctica

(This July 12 story corrects name of vessel in eighth paragraph and year it sank) | Video

Environment, Jul 13 2017

Farewell Dippy the dinosaur - London museum installs whale skeleton

LONDON London's Natural History Museum has installed a four-and-a-half-tonne blue whale skeleton to tower over the heads of visitors, replacing the remains of a much-loved diplodocus known as Dippy. | Video

Environment Jul 14 2017

NASA probe grazes Jupiter's clouds in brush with Great Red Spot

LOS ANGELES A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter began transmitting data and images on Tuesday from humanity's closest brush with the Great Red Spot, a flyby of the colossal, crimson storm that has fascinated Earthbound observers for hundreds of years.

Jul 12 2017

Artist to debut 3D portraits produced from Chelsea Manning's DNA

NEW YORK Around thirty three-dimensional portraits of Chelsea Manning, created using the DNA of the transgender U.S. Army soldier imprisoned for leaking classified data, will greet visitors at eye-level at an exhibition opening in New York City next month. | Video

U.S., Arts, Jul 11 2017

Small satellites driving space industry growth: report

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Small satellites used for observing conditions on the earth are the fastest growing segment of the $260.5 billion global satellite industry, the Satellite Industries Association said in an annual report released on Tuesday.

Jul 11 2017

Republicans meet late into night as Trump demands new healthcare plan

WASHINGTON Republicans struggling to agree on healthcare legislation to overhaul Obamacare obeyed U.S. President Donald Trump's orders to try to swiftly reach a deal but were unable to resolve their differences in a long, late-night meeting. | Video