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Happy 350,000th birthday: Study pushes back Homo sapiens origins

/  28.09.2017  /  Science 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Genetic data from the skeletal remains of seven people who lived centuries ago in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province is offering intriguing new evidence that our species, Homo sapiens, is older than previously believed.

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Crayfish staff help Czech brewery keep its water as pure as can be

/  27.09.2017  /  Science 

PROTIVIN, Czech Republic (Reuters) – Crayfish equipped with high-tech sensors have been drafted in by a Czech brewery in its quest to keep their water supply pure.

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Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber

/  21.09.2017  /  Science 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Even a jellyfish – one of Earth’s first and most ancient animals – needs its sleep.

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Feeling crabby: Plant-eating dinosaurs snacked on crustaceans

/  21.09.2017  /  Science 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some plant-eating dinosaurs apparently liked a side order of crabs to go with their usual salad.

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Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

/  15.09.2017  /  Science 

(Reuters) – The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere.

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Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year Saturn odyssey by burning into planet

/  15.09.2017  /  Science 

(Reuters) – U.S. space agency NASA received the final signal from its Cassini spacecraft, which ended a groundbreaking 13-year Saturn mission on Friday with a meteor-like plunge into the planet’s atmosphere, transmitting data until the final moment.

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Fiery farewell to cap Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year Saturn mission

/  15.09.2017  /  Science 

(Reuters) – U.S. space agency NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will end its groundbreaking 13-year mission to Saturn on Friday with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere, transmitting data until the final fiery moment.

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U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

/  13.09.2017  /  Science 

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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U.S., Russian crew blasts off for space station

/  13.09.2017  /  Science 

(Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

/  08.09.2017  /  Science 

(Reuters) – Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday.

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