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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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