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U.S. scientists able to alter genes of human embryos

/  02.08.2017  /  Science 

U.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to prevent the defect from being passed on to future generations.

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Successful launch for two Israeli-made observation satellites

/  02.08.2017  /  Science 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [ISRAI.UL] said on Wednesday that two of its observation satellites were successfully launched into space.

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Scientists turn to big data in hunt for minerals, oil and gas

/  01.08.2017  /  Science 

OSLO (Reuters) – Scientists searching for everything from oil and gas to copper and gold are adopting techniques used by companies such as Netflix or Amazon to sift through vast amounts of data, a study showed on Tuesday.

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Deaths of North Atlantic right whales puzzle Canadian scientists

/  01.08.2017  /  Science 

TORONTO (Reuters) – North American conservationists are scrambling to find out why North Atlantic right whales are dying in unprecedented numbers, with nine deaths in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence in two months, according to Canadian authorities.

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Three-man crew launches to space station as U.S. steps up research

/  28.07.2017  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A trio of astronauts from the United States, Russia and Italy headed for the International Space Station on Friday, a step toward boosting U.S. research projects aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Burp! Singapore scientists hope for probiotic beer hit

/  28.07.2017  /  Science 

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – It’s a breakthrough worth raising a glass to.

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Slug slime inspires new kind of surgical glue

/  27.07.2017  /  Science 

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds.

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Iran claims successful rocket test, move likely to anger U.S.

/  27.07.2017  /  Science 

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an event likely to raise tensions with the United States because of its potential use in a ballistic missile.

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Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet

/  26.07.2017  /  Science 

OSLO (Reuters) – Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.

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Neil Armstrong’s moon bag sells for $1.8 million at auction

/  21.07.2017  /  Science 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth was sold to an anonymous bidder for $1.8 million at an auction in New York on Thursday marking the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing.

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