Deadly fungus threatens bananas


Banana farmers are in the midst of a serious battle to protect one of the world’s most popular fruits from a fatal fungus. Continue reading

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President announces national effort to cure cancer


In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new American initiative to cure cancer. Continue reading


SpaceX’s successful rocket landing marks new chapter for space exploration


Space exploration company Space X successfully launched and landed a rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Monday, opening up the possibility of reusable rockets for the first time in history.
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Ancient sequoia trees suffering in California drought


California’s four-year drought has killed millions of trees in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and has scientists worrying about the region’s giant sequoias. Continue reading


Life on Mars? NASA discovers evidence of water


NASA has discovered evidence of water on the surface of Mars, raising the potential for life on the planet.
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