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Thousands gather at G7 protests

Thousands of protesters marched at G7 protests near the French coastal resort of Biarritz to demand action from world leaders.Protesters descended on the town of Hendaye -- on the French border with Spain -- to protest against economic and climate…

Russian officials blame cesium exposure on 'Fukushima crabs'

Officials in Russia's northern city of Arkhangelsk have acknowledged that one of the doctors who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military test site was found to have a radioactive isotope in his body.Despite the doctor's…

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…

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…

Hong Kong protests enter 12th week, as subway shuts some stations

Earlier this month, Hong Kong's protesters brought the city's airport to a standstill. Now, as another weekend of demonstrations begins, the city's famously efficient subway has pre-emptively shuttered some of its own stations -- angering protestors in the process.Hong Kong…

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…

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…

Russian launches 'floating Chernobyl' plant across Arctic

Russia on Friday launched a controversial floating nuclear reactor on a nearly 3,100-mile voyage across the Arctic Sea from the port of Murmansk.Loaded with nuclear fuel, the Akademik Lomonosov with three tug vessels is set to reach the port of…

France opens rape investigation into Jeffrey Epstein

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, it confirmed on Friday.The preliminary investigation has been opened on the counts of rape and sexual assault of minors under and over 15 years of age, criminal association with…

Putin orders 'symmetrical response' to US missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to prepare a "symmetrical response" to a recent US test of a cruise missile, the Kremlin said in a statement Friday.During a meeting of his security council, Putin said he instructed his…