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Solar Impulse 2 set to resume round-the-world flight

Apr 16, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 set to resume round-the-world flight

The Solar Impulse 2 sun-powered plane will resume its record-breaking flight around the world within days, leaving Hawaii when weather permits, a spokesman said Friday. The experimental aircraft was grounded in July when its batteries suffered problems halfway through its 21,700-mile (35,000-kilometer) trip. “The ...

Apr 14, 2016

New front opens in war with superbugs: experts

A newly discovered antibiotic-resistant gene is threatening to open a new front in the war against superbugs by rendering a last-resort drug impotent, experts warn. The gene’s resistance to colistin, a life-saving medication that has been around for 60 years, is the latest frustration ...

Cave artwork in France 10,000 years older than thought

Apr 13, 2016

Cave artwork in France 10,000 years older than thought

Some of the world’s oldest prehistoric artwork, located in the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave in southeastern France, is actually 10,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Tuesday. The red and black cave drawings contained in the cave are more than 30,000 years old, according ...