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  • NASA discovers seven new Earth-like planets

    NASA has discovered a solar system with seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star, and some of them could potentially support life. Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.

    NASA discovers seven new Earth-like planets
    NASA discovers seven new Earth-like planets

    NASA has discovered a solar system with seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star, and some of them could potentially support life. Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.

    01:22Feb 23, 2017

  • Antarctica expedition surveys volcanic islands

    A team of scientists travelling around Antarctica has carried out a helicopter survey of the Balleny Islands, south of New Zealand. These are volcanic, unwelcoming islands with no natural harbours or safe places to land.

    Antarctica expedition surveys volcanic islands
  • The scientific legacy of Dolly the sheep

    Twenty years ago, British scientists introduced the world to Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned using nuclear transfer. She only lived for seven years, but the scientific advances that came from her creation continue.

    The scientific legacy of Dolly the sheep
  • Scientists examine carbon emissions underwater

    The burning of oil and coal is one of the largest contributors to global warming. Scientists in Antarctica are examining how sea life absorbs carbon from the atmosphere. Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports off east Antarctica.

    Scientists examine carbon emissions underwater
  • Mertz discovery gives scientists hope to tackle climate change

    Scientists have found a novel way to measure precise changes in the world's climate dating back hundreds of thousands of years. They hope the information will play a key role in tackling climate change Al Jazeera’s Tarek Bazley reports from Mertz

    Mertz discovery gives scientists hope to tackle climate change
  • State-sponsored hacking outlined at US conference

    The world's biggest cyber security conference is under way in San Francisco.There is widespread concern about evolving threats to online security, not only for things like hacking bank accounts, but challenges to the institution of government.

    State-sponsored hacking outlined at US conference
  • India launches record 104 satellites into orbit

    India has successfully sent a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday. It is the biggest number carried by a single launch. Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports.

    India launches record 104 satellites into orbit
    India launches record 104 satellites into orbit

    India has successfully sent a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday. It is the biggest number carried by a single launch. Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports.

    01:39Feb 15, 2017

  • London show charts 500-year history of robots

    As robots get more and more sophisticated, what was once science fiction is fast becoming reality. But how did we get here?

    London show charts 500-year history of robots
  • Smarter robots open up new possibilities

    Europe's biggest trade show for robotics is under way in Madrid. Robots are already everywhere, from simple automated vacuum cleaners to advanced industrial machines.

    Smarter robots open up new possibilities
  • DNA breakthrough raises ethical questions

    Scientists believe our DNA could be the key to treating cancers such as melanoma. A new trial in the US is trying to make genes from scratch. Along with optimism, it's raising questions about safety and ethics.

    DNA breakthrough raises ethical questions
  • Astronomers open first 'dark park' in Australia

    Astronomers in Australia have opened what they are calling the country's first "dark park". It is an area where artificial lights are banned, so scientists can better study the sky.

    Astronomers open first 'dark park' in Australia
  • Research vessel sets sail for Antarctica

    A major international research mission of 55 scientists from 30 countries is setting sail for Antarctica from Australia. Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley from Hobart.

    Research vessel sets sail for Antarctica