Yahoo News Nasa is all set to launch its first ever neutron-star mission, nearly 50 years after British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell first discovered their existence. Nasa's Neutron Star Interior
Yahoo News NASA is flying beyond the moon and headed to the stars - or at least, the biggest star closest to Earth. NASA announced on May 31 that the Parker Solar Probe will fly through the
Yahoo News French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is due to return to Earth on Friday after a marathon 196-day trip that will fall just shy of a record space mission for a European. The world was a
Yahoo News Microsoft’s big bet to build a usable quantum computer based on two-dimensional quasiparticles just got bigger. Purdue University says it has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft to
Yahoo News BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government is on a high-risk mission: devise a legal and politically acceptable way to remove penalties for some types of official corruption.
Yahoo News Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned Saturday that moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would "not help the peace process," as he opened a Palestinian embassy to
Yahoo News BEIJING (AP) — China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a three-week cruise during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized.
Yahoo News Colombia's government on Wednesday asked a United Nations mission tasked with supervising the demobilization of Marxist FARC rebels to safeguard its neutrality, after the publication of a
Ankara (AFP) - The United States on Tuesday closed its missions to Turkey for the day after a shooting incident overnight outside the American embassy in Ankara that followed the assassination of the
The African Union mission in Somalia said Monday its troops had killed six people in a minibus which refused to stop at a checkpoint, responding to accusations it had gunned down civilians. AMISOM
NASA doesn't plan to put any science instruments aboard SpaceX's first Mars mission, which could launch as early as 2018, agency officials said. NASA wants to wait until SpaceX proves it can pull off
Liberia's government has asked the United Nations to extend its peacekeeping mission in the west African country for another year, until the next president takes office. "Liberia's Permanent
Prime Minister Manuel Valls has a reputation for never ducking a fight. All eyes are on the Spanish-born premier after President Francois Hollande on Thursday took the country by surprise by saying
European space agency (ESA) member states have approved another 450 million euros ($479 million) in funding for the ExoMars mission to the Red Planet, even after a test lander that was part of the
BERLIN (AP) — Nations have approved an additional 440 million euros ($469 million) to fund the European Space Agency's next mission to Mars.
Canada has extended its small deployment of soldiers with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan this year despite concerns about its viability and soldiers' safety, an internal
If a large asteroid were headed for a direct hit with Earth, humanity probably couldn't count on Bruce Willis and a nuclear bomb to save the world from certain doom, "Armageddon"-style. That's the
A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry on Friday said he did not believe Thurday's attack on the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif would alter Germany's view about
The first batch of Kenyan troops who had served in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan arrived home on Wednesday, after Nairobi ordered them to withdraw in response to the sacking of the
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday criticized U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's decision to fire a Kenyan peacekeeping commander in South Sudan as premature, saying the mission
As Canada considers where to send troops as part of a commitment to boost UN peacekeeping efforts, its defense minister will visit Mali and Senegal starting Saturday, the government said Thursday.