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DNA confirms amazing Australian isle insect not extinct after all

/  06.10.2017  /  Science 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When black rats invaded Lord Howe Island after the 1918 wreck of the steamship Makambo, they wiped out numerous native species on the small Australian isle in the Tasman Sea including a big, flightless insect that resembled a stick.

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Microscope trailblazers win chemistry Nobel for ‘freeze framing’ life

/  04.10.2017  /  Science 

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – A trio of Swiss, American and British scientists won the 2017 Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy, allowing researchers to see biological molecules frozen in action.

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U.S. trio win Nobel for finding Einstein’s gravitational waves

/  03.10.2017  /  Science 

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago.

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Gravitational wave scientists win 2017 Nobel Physics Prize

/  03.10.2017  /  Science 

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for decisive contributions in the observation of gravitational waves, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

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How we tick: U.S. ‘body clock’ scientists win Nobel medicine prize

/  02.10.2017  /  Science 

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for unraveling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks.

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‘Biological clock’ scientists win 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize

/  02.10.2017  /  Science 

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – U.S.-born scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks, the award-giving body said on Monday.

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Tesla chief Musk’s latest idea: Intercity rocket travel

/  29.09.2017  /  Science 

ADELAIDE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk on Friday outlined ambitious plans for a manned mission to Mars and a rocket capable of carrying passengers from one continent to another on Earth.

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Musk shrinks SpaceX Mars rocket to cut costs

/  29.09.2017  /  Science 

ADELAIDE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – To cut costs, Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has shrunk the size of the rocket ship it is developing to go to Mars, aiming to start construction on the first spaceship in the first half of next year, Musk said on Friday.

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Hawaii approves telescope on volcano sacred to indigenous people

/  29.09.2017  /  Science 

(Reuters) – A team of scientists won approval from Hawaii officials on Thursday to build a $1.4 billion telescope atop a volcano indigenous people consider sacred, but opponents vowed to continue fighting.

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Oh, rats! Big tree-dwelling rodent found in Solomon Islands

/  29.09.2017  /  Science 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People living on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean long had spoken of a big, tree-dwelling rat called vika that inhabited the rainforest, but the remarkable rodent managed to elude scientists — until now.

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