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Why are pandas black and white? Mystery solved!
The unique coloration of the giant panda that is loved by many people has long been a mystery to scientists. But now a joint research team believes they have solved the mystery, once and for all.
Apple still strong at 40, but are best years behind it?
Apple turned 40 on Friday, and it's a very different company from the audacious startup that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched in 1976.
NASA says Arctic sea ice near record low
An undated NASA illustration shows Arctic sea ice at a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second straight year.
China’s Y-20 aircraft to finish test flights in 2016
China’s large transportation aircraft, Y-20, will finish test flights in 2016 and be delivered in bulk to the PLA before the end of this year.
Yearlong spaceman back home in Houston with family, pool
NASA space champ Scott Kelly is finally back home in Houston with his family and the swimming pool that he craved throughout his yearlong absence from Planet Earth.
Study finds first gene for greying hair
An international team of researchers has for the first time identified a gene for greying hair, confirming greying has a genetic component and is not just environmental.
Chinese scientists create functional sperm from stem cells in lab
Scientists from China said Thursday they have finally succeeded in creating functioning sperm from mouse embryonic stem cells in the laboratory.
Garneau seeks Senate advice on rules, regs for future of driverless cars
Canada's Senate, often accused of being an anachronism, is being asked to wrestle with the futuristic dream of driverless cars.
Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription
Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription.
Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein's gravity ripples
In an announcement said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.
6th China Int'l Industry Robot Exhibition opens in Tianjin
Nearly 400 manufacturers from more than 20 countries and regions brought their latest robots to the exhibition, the biggest of its kind in China in terms of dimensions and influence.
Panda clinging to keeper’s leg amuses net users
Grabbing a keeper’s leg, panda Qiyi plays at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.
NASA's Juno to remain in current orbit at Jupiter
NASA’s Juno spacecraft soared directly over Jupiter’s south pole when JunoCam acquired this image on Feb. 2, 2017, from an altitude of about 101,000 kilometers above the cloud tops.
Nasa's Dawn spacecraft finds organic material on dwarf planet Ceres
NASA's Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Giant panda twin cubs meet public in Chongqing
Giant panda twin cubs Dashuang (L) and Xiaoshuang are seen at the Chongqing zoo in Chongqing, southwest China, Jan. 22, 2017. The twin cubs, born in July of 2016, met the public here on Sunday.