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December 27, 2017 8:33 PM Peru's culture minister resigns after Fujimori pardoned

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru’s culture minister, former actor Salvador del Solar, announced on Wednesday that he was resigning, three days after President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted a controversial pardon to former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori. Del Solar did not specify the reasons for his departure from Kuczynski’s center-right government in his announcement 50

December 27, 2017 4:35 PM NASA may send 'Dragonfly' drone to an alien world

Proposed quadcopter would study the potential habitability of Saturn's biggest moon, Titan. In brief: Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is a promising candidate for extraterrestrial life. NASA may be sending a "Dragonfly" drone to explore Titan's surface. With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the search 60

December 11, 2017 6:24 PM NASA to make major announcement Thursday, will reveal new Kepler discovery

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has gazed at more than 150,000 stars and continues to transmit back data that leads to important discoveries of celestial objects in our galaxy, including first-time observations of planets outside our solar system. (Credits: NASA/Ames Research Center/Wendy Stenzel) NASA has announced it will make an announcement surrounding 175

November 20, 2017 6:21 PM Bill Clinton visits Puerto Rico, distributes relief supplies

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visited Puerto Rico on Monday and met with those left homeless after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm. Clinton arrived with medical supplies and solar energy equipment donated by the Clinton Foundation, which has already shipped 76 tons of medicine and medical equipment since the storm hit on Sept. 20. Clinton 106

November 16, 2017 3:55 PM How Companies Are Pushing Ahead on Climate-Change Targets

More global firms pledge to cut carbon emissions to cut costs, draw investment and get ahead of new laws More of the world’s biggest corporations are taking the fight against climate change into their own hands, aiming to cut their energy costs, pre-empt regulation or burnish their reputations with investors and customers. Apple Inc. has draped its new California 57

November 15, 2017 11:40 PM US foundations pledge initial $5M for battered Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Three major U.S.-based foundations on Wednesday pledged an initial $5 million to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, including the creation of an advisory commission to help guide reconstruction efforts. The announcement by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation comes nearly 59

November 15, 2017 5:30 PM Ross 128 b, newfound alien planet, might be able to sustain life

The newfound exoplanet is just 11 light-years away. Astronomers are buzzing about the discovery of a nearby exoplanet that’s about the same size as our home planet and with similar temperatures. Dubbed Ross 128 b, the newfound world is about 11 light-years from our solar system, in the constellation Virgo. It's the closest temperate planet to be discovered 62

November 2, 2017 12:07 PM Cosmic rays reveal mysterious void in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

High above Egypt and everywhere else, cosmic rays bombard the atmosphere. The rays consist mostly of hydrogen nuclei, but they finish their interstellar journey with a bang, splitting into a shower of smaller elementary particles when they hit the sky. Negatively charged particles called muons wink into existence and out again within millionths of a second 90

October 31, 2017 9:56 PM U.S. Trade Panel Backs Solar Tariffs

Members of the U.S. International Trade Commission recommend the Trump administration impose a tariff of up to 35% on imported solar panels Federal trade officials are recommending that the Trump administration impose an import tariff of up to 35% on solar panels to protect U.S. solar manufacturers from low-price imports that have undercut the companies’ 51

October 30, 2017 1:04 AM SpaceX Falcon 9 to send Koreasat 5A to space Monday

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX is getting ready to launch a South Korean communications satellite, Koreasat 5A, into orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The flight will be the 16th that the Hawthorne, California-based company has performed in 2017. Liftoff from seaside Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) is slated for 3:34 p.m. EDT (19:34 GMT) Oct. 30, 2017 – the opening 151