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Israel’s first moon mission set for liftoff from Florida Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Israel’s first spacecraft designed to land on the moon is set to blastoff from Florida on Thursday in the first…

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The real ‘Jaws’: Great white shark’s genetic secrets revealed

The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world’s oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature — right…

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Japan approves test of iPS cells for treating spinal injuries

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that…

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Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base…

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NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays

NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further…

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NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

Opportunity, a remarkably durable NASA rover designed to roll along the surface of Mars for three months, has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years…

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Tanzanian ‘beast’ sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group

A relatively complete skeleton of a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater excavated from a rocky cliff above a Tanzanian river is providing insight into the early evolution…

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Earth’s earliest mobile organisms lived 2.1 billion years ago

Scientists have discovered in 2.1-billion-year-old black shale from a quarry in Gabon the earliest evidence of a revolutionary development in the history of life on…

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University of California to be granted pioneering CRISPR patent

(Reuters) – The University of California will soon be granted a potentially valuable patent on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, according to a…

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University of California to be granted CRISPR patent

The University of California will soon be granted a potentially valuable patent on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, according to a document filed…

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Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish

A small tropical reef fish was able to recognize itself in a mirror, scientists said on Thursday in a finding that raises provocative questions about…

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Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due to a rare genetic condition….

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin signs launch deal with Canada’s Telesat

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has signed a deal with Canada’s Telesat to launch part of a satellite constellation aimed…

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Russian rocket glitch to delay satellite launch for U.S. startup OneWeb

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket set to carry satellites into space for U.S startup OneWeb has been delayed after an…

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Siberian cave findings shed light on enigmatic extinct human species

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists using sophisticated techniques to determine the age of bone fragments, teeth and artifacts unearthed in a Siberian cave have provided new…

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Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of U.S. OneWeb launch: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A defect has been discovered on part of a Russian space rocket that is due to launch next month carrying satellites into…

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Israel Aerospace, Germany’s OHB parter in European moon mission

State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries on Tuesday said it has partnered with Germany’s OHB System for a European Space Agency moon mission, which includes developing a…

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Nuclear, climate threats keep Doomsday Clock close to apocalypse

A renewed nuclear arms race, rising greenhouse gas emissions and the emergence of state-sponsored disinformation campaigns have left the modern world as close to annihilation…

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Odd duckbilled sea reptile thrived after ancient global calamity

In shallow warm seas about 247 million years ago in what is now China, an oddball marine reptile flourished in the aftermath of Earth’s worst…

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Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste

LUND, Sweden (Reuters) – Might tree roots, twigs and branches one day be used to power cars? That’s what a Swedish researcher is hoping after…

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China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research

Chinese scientists have made clones of a gene-edited macaque to aid research of circadian rhythm disorders that are linked to sleep problems, depression and Alzheimer’s…

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Europe’s Arianespace takes on SpaceX by cutting Ariane 5 rocket launch price

Europe’s Arianespace is discounting the price of satellite launches with its Ariane 5 rockets as it competes against U.S. rival SpaceX for customers before the…

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