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Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said, with local [more…]

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said, and some [more…]

Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples

Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples

Published 08/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New genetic research shows that there was mingling between ancient native peoples from Polynesia and South America, revealing a single episode of [more…]

Antarctica’s ‘deflated football’ fossil is world’s second-biggest egg

Antarctica’s ‘deflated football’ fossil is world’s second-biggest egg

Published 17/06/2020

(Reuters) - A mysterious 68-million-year-old fossil found on Seymour Island off Antarctica’s coast that looked like a deflated football has turned out to be a [more…]

Revenue at airline Avianca falls 51% through early June on coronavirus

Revenue at airline Avianca falls 51% through early June on coronavirus

Published 15/06/2020

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Passenger revenue at Latin America’s No. 2 airline, Avianca Holdings AVT_p.CN, has fallen 51% for the year as of early June [more…]

Researchers in Chile unearth 74 million year old mammal teeth

Researchers in Chile unearth 74 million year old mammal teeth

Published 11/06/2020

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean and Argentine researchers have unearthed teeth in far-flung Patagonia belonging to a mammal that lived 74 million years ago, the oldest [more…]

Closest black hole to Earth has two partners in surprising celestial marriage

Closest black hole to Earth has two partners in surprising celestial marriage

Published 06/05/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have spotted the closest black hole to Earth ever discovered and are surprised about its living arrangements - residing harmoniously with [more…]

Chile astronomers discover star dancing according to Einstein´s century-old theory

Chile astronomers discover star dancing according to Einstein´s century-old theory

Published 17/04/2020

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Astronomers in Chile using one of the world’s largest telescopes have found a star “dancing” around a black hole in the Milky [more…]

Chilean best-selling author Luis Sepulveda dies in Spain of COVID-19

Chilean best-selling author Luis Sepulveda dies in Spain of COVID-19

Published 16/04/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Chilean author Luis Sepúlveda, best known for his book “The Old Man Who Read Love Stories,” died on Thursday of COVID-19 in [more…]

Chilean telescopes that explore galaxies brought down to earth by coronavirus

Chilean telescopes that explore galaxies brought down to earth by coronavirus

Published 02/04/2020

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean telescopes that comb the skies seeking answers about some of the universe´s most fundamental questions have confirmed they, too, have fallen [more…]