WASHINGTON — Newly analyzed data from East Antarctica say the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold.
The record is minus 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 94.7 Celsius).
LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet.
PHILADELPHIA — Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds.
Titan Arm looks and sounds like part of a superhero’s costume. But its creators say it’s designed for ordinary people — those who need either physical rehabilitation or a little extra muscle for their job.
NEW YORK — The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan’s West Side into one of New York’s newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S.
TORONTO — It’s one of the world’s most poisonous snakes, and researchers hope the venom of the viper dubbed the “hundred pacer” can provide a medication to help prevent one of the world’s leading killers.
A team of researchers has purified a protein from the snake’s venom to develop an experimental drug aimed at preventing blood clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke.
SAN FRANCISCO — The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco’s tech-heavy South of Market neighbourhood, but it isn’t like most of its neighbours that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
SYDNEY, Australia — A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometre (70-mile) journey across the country’s remote landscape.
BEIJING — China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after essentially grazing the sun. Now, there is a silver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.
TORONTO—If the stars align, a large comet rocketing towards the sun will be putting on a show to delight more than just the world’s astronomers.
ISON has been on stargazers’ radar since late last year when it was seen hurtling towards the sun and showing every sign of passing very close to the centre of the solar system.