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Boo! New dinosaur skeleton will spill out of hall at famed New York museum

/  14.01.2016  /  Science 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Even by the standards of New York’s American Museum of Natural History – home of an enormous blue whale model that draws visitors from around the world – this is big.

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Ancient tools show mysterious humans occupied Indonesian island

/  14.01.2016  /  Science 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The diminutive prehistoric human species dubbed the “Hobbit” that inhabited the isle of Flores apparently had company on other Indonesian islands long before our species, Homo sapiens, arrived on the scene.

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Archaeologists hail find of ‘best-preserved’ UK Bronze Age dwellings

/  12.01.2016  /  Science 

LONDON (Reuters) – Archaeologists said on Tuesday they had discovered what were believed to be the best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found in Britain, providing an extraordinary insight into prehistoric life from 3,000 years ago.

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Iceman mummy reveals new clues about stomach bacteria

/  12.01.2016  /  Science 

BOLZANO, Italy – A 5,300 year-old mummified corpse known as the Iceman, or Oetzi, is offering scientists new clues about a stomach infection.

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Illumina, partners make $100 million bet to detect cancer via blood test

/  11.01.2016  /  Science 

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Gene sequencing company Illumina Inc is going after the next big advance in cancer detection, working to develop a universal blood test to identify early-stage cancers in people with no symptoms of the disease.

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SpaceX to retry ocean rocket landing after success on land

/  09.01.2016  /  Science 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX will attempt to land its next Falcon 9 rocket on a barge in the Pacific Ocean, seeking another milestone a month after landing a booster on the ground in a spaceflight first, the company said on Friday.

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Africa takes fresh look at GMO crops as drought blights continent

/  07.01.2016  /  Science 

HARARE (Reuters) – A scorching drought in Southern Africa that led to widespread crop failure could nudge African nations to finally embrace genetically modified (GM) crops to improve harvests and reduce grain imports.

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Researchers taking power of locust to new heights

/  05.01.2016  /  Science 

A locust-like robot could prove to be an inspired leap into the future of autonomous surveillance and emergency response systems. 

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Russia to rewrite space program as economic crisis bites

/  29.12.2015  /  Science 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is to revise its space program, the national space agency said on Tuesday after a newspaper published a report that billions of dollars of cuts may be afoot including to ambitious Moon exploration plans.

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NASA cancels launch of next Mars probe due to instrument leak

/  23.12.2015  /  Science 

(Reuters) – A U.S. science satellite slated to launch to Mars in March has been grounded due to a leak in a key research instrument, NASA said on Tuesday, creating uncertainty about the future of a widely anticipated effort to study the interior of the planet.

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