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NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provide pivotal contributions to space flight research from the 1940s through to the 1960s, when the United States first sent men to orbit and then walk on the moon

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provide pivotal contributions to ...

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NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

The kilogram will now be defined in terms of the Planck constant – the ratio of a ...

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Mass movement: Scientists adopt new kilogram definition

Along with the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize is one of the world's most prestigious maths ...

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Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

The handwritten page is discovered among the 110-page trove the university's Albert ...

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Einstein 'puzzle' solved as missing page emerges in new trove

Can we travel much further into the future? Absolutely. The really interesting question ...

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Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

This year, the number of smartphone users in the world is expected to pass 3 billion

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Never without their smartphones: a global revolution

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency project manager Yuichi Tsuda say they needed more time ...

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Japan delays touchdown of Hayabusa2 probe on asteroid

The landing comes with Russian and US officials investigating the appearance of a ...

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ISS astronauts return to Earth amid U.S.-Russia tensions

(UPDATED) American scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher ...

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Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research harnessing evolution

Nobel prize winner Donna Strickland was praised 'for inspiring other women and young ...

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Canadian Nobel physics laureate hails womens' progress