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

(Reuters) - A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and NASA said on Thursday that advanced computer analysis identified two new planets around distant stars, including one that is part of the first star system with as many planets as Earth's solar system.

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Three-man crew returns from space station - NASA TV

(Reuters) - A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, a NASA TV live broadcast showed.

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Head and neck cancer survivors have long-lasting cognitive problems

(Reuters Health) - Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don’t have these tumors, a recent study suggests.

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Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird nearly 6 feet tall (1.77 meters) that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.

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Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ticks, the notorious disease-spreading parasites, have been making life miserable far longer than human beings have walked the Earth. Even dinosaurs felt their blood-sucking wrath.

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People hope 'I break my neck' after Trump comments: Vonn

(Reuters) - Social media users have told American skier Lindsey Vonn they hoped she broke her neck after the Olympic champion made comments they deemed to be critical of U.S. President Donald Trump, she said on Tuesday.

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Trilobites: Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood

It is rare to find parasites with their hosts in the fossil record, and the discovery is the first direct evidence of the pests feeding on dinosaur blood.

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Moore: We are up to our neck in alligators

Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore speaking to supporters at a campaign rally says his campaign is "up to our neck in alligators," with "people who don't want change in Washington."

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Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

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Trump starts process of sending Americans back to moon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

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New bitcoin futures suggest breakneck price gains to slow

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

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UPDATE 7-New bitcoin futures suggest breakneck price gains to slow

* Futures indicate less heady growth to come (Adds comments, updates prices)

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Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The oldest and most distant black hole ever observed -- a celestial brute 800 million times more massive than the sun -- is providing scientists some surprises about the nature of the universe when, on a cosmic scale, it was a mere toddler.

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Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.

With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.

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Oddball dinosaur was 'mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strange turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers, long legs and a mouth full of needle-like teeth staked out a unique amphibious lifestyle in rivers and lakes about 75 million years ago in Mongolia.

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Rats join mosquitoes as targets for 'gene drive' pest control

LONDON (Reuters) - Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as "gene drive" to control pests.

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Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Melting Arctic sea ice could render sun-soaked California vulnerable to a recurrence of the severe drought suffered in recent years as it is likely to cause high pressure systems that push away rain-bearing storms, a study released on Tuesday said.

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Singapore researchers' underwater robot inspired by manta ray

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Researchers in Singapore have built an underwater robot that looks and swims like a manta ray, using only single motors and flexible fins to propel it through water in a manner uncannily like its biological cousin.

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Smoking, drinking worsen prognosis for head and neck cancers

(Reuters Health) - People with head and neck cancers who smoke and drink are much more likely to die with these tumors than nonsmokers and teetotalers, a recent study suggests.

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Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs including evidence that their babies were born flightless and needed parental care.

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Election crisis engulfs Honduras with rivals neck-and-neck

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras faced a growing election crisis on Wednesday, with its U.S.-friendly president edging ahead in troubled vote count that his centrist rival, a television game show host allied with leftists, has rejected, saying he is being robbed.

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Election crisis engulfs Honduras with rival candidates neck-and-neck

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras grappled with a slow-motion political crisis on Wednesday, with its president, a crime-fighting U.S. ally, edging ahead of his rival, a TV star whose supporters protested as his early lead in the weekend election evaporated.

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U.S. scientists take step toward creating artificial life

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins.

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Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia (Reuters) - Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday it had failed to establish contact with a newly-launched weather satellite.

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Rocket maker SpaceX raises another $100 million

(Reuters) - Elon Musk-led SpaceX has raised $100 million by selling shares, in an extension to a financing round earlier this year that raised up to $350 million, a regulatory filing showed on Monday.

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Scientists solve the mystery of America's scuba-diving fly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry as a desert.

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Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.

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BRIEF-Celldex Therapeutics initiates phase 2 combination study of CDX-3379 and Cetuximab in head and neck squamous cell Carcinoma

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Necklace with largest flawless white diamond sold for record $34 million at auction

GENEVA (Reuters) - An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs ($34 million), the star...

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Necklace with largest flawless white diamond sold for record $34 mln at auction

GENEVA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs ($34 million), the star lot at a Geneva sale, Christie's said.

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Drinking age: oldest evidence of wine-making found near Tbilisi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oenophiles take note: 5980 BC was a very good year for wine.

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Wounds sustained at night heal twice as slowly, scientists find

LONDON (Reuters) - Body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 percent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines.

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Exploring Egypt's Great Pyramid from the inside, virtually

PARIS (Reuters) - A team of scientists who last week announced the discovery of a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza have created a virtual-reality tour that allows users to 'teleport' themselves inside the structure and explore its architecture.

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Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a new species of great ape on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, finding that a small population of orangutans inhabiting its Batang Toru forest merits recognition as the third species of these shaggy reddish tree dwellers.

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Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt's Great Pyramid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays have detected a large and enigmatic internal structure in the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the massive Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo.

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Trump aide's suspected middleman boasted about Moscow contacts, source says

An academic suspected of being the link between a Trump campaign adviser and the Russian government told a business contact that Moscow had a trove of information about Hillary Clinton in April 2016, months before the information was public, CNN has learned.

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Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A small asteroid or comet that has been spotted racing through our solar system may have come from elsewhere in the galaxy, U.S. space scientists say, possibly marking the first such interstellar visitor observed from Earth.

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Raccoon-sized dinosaur with 'bandit mask' amazes scientists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A raccoon-sized, feather-clad dinosaur that roamed China 130 million years ago shared a distinctive trait with the furry modern mammal that topples trash cans in North America: a stripe across their eyes resembling a bandit mask.

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Fossil footprints reveal existence of big early dinosaur predator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A trail of fossilized three-toed footprints that measure nearly two feet (57 cm) long shows that a huge meat-eating dinosaur stalked southern Africa 200 million years ago at a time when most carnivorous dinosaurs were modest-sized beasts.

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Trilobites: A Turkey-Sized Dinosaur With a Raccoon-Like Bandit Mask

By analyzing Sinosauropteryx specimens found in China, paleontologists found that certain camouflage patterns have a deep evolutionary history.

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Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from "eyes of God"

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet "from the eyes of God".

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Saudi fund agrees plan to invest in Virgin space ventures

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund plans to invest about $1 billion in Richard Branson's space company, Virgin Galactic, and sister companies The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, according to a joint statement published on Thursday.

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Saudi fund agrees plan to invest in Virgin space ventures: SPA

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and Virgin Group agreed to form a partnership in which the fund plans to invest about $1 billion in Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, a joint statement said on Thursday.

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Ancient Papua New Guinea skull called oldest-known tsunami victim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mysterious partial skull unearthed in Papua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species now turns out to have another unique distinction. Scientists believe it belongs to the oldest-known human tsunami victim.

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U.S. scientists unveil powerful new tools to fix genetic faults

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. scientists on Wednesday unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some of which have no known treatment.

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Shrews it or lose it: a critter's incredible shrinking skull

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is not the taming of the shrew, but rather the shrinking of the shrew.

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Amazon backs German artificial intelligence research hub

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon.com will open an artificial intelligence research center in the German university city of Tuebingen, creating 100 jobs over the next five years.

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Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider Near Earth Autonomy

(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones.

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SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Space Communications has signed a deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, after a prior attempt ended in disaster.

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Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person.

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Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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In first, scientists detect light from gravitational wave source

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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In first, scientists detect gravitational waves and light from star collision

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

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Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.

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Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island's hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific. New genetic research only deepens the mystery around these people.

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Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if a space collision was coming.

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CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks as CEO apologizes

(Reuters) - The head of No. 3 U.S. railroad CSX Corp promised on Wednesday to improve service as companies like Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] demanded greater accountability and fewer delays, criticizing an overhaul CSX launched six months ago.

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Colbert: Dinosaurs knew better than Weinstein

Late-night television hosts did not hold back on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein after he was fired by his film company in light of accusations of sexual harassment.

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Japan launches fourth satellite for high-precision GPS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday launched a fourth satellite for a new high-precision global positioning system (GPS) it hopes will encourage new businesses and help spur economic growth.

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What’s that smell? Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have answered one of nature’s most pungent questions: what gives the world’s smelliest fruit its distinctive aroma.

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Pope to get closer to heavens with call to space station

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will get closer to the heavens this month when he puts in a call to the International Space Station.

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BRIEF-Medtronic Endurant II/IIs stent graft system receives FDA approval to treat short neck anatomies

* Medtronic Endurant II/IIs stent graft system receives FDA approval to treat short neck anatomies when used with Heli-FX EndoAnchor system

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Apple’s New Emojis: Dinosaurs, Dumplings and ‘ILY’

The latest update includes hundreds of pictograms that continue the iPhone maker’s push for diverse and inclusive images.

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DNA confirms amazing Australian isle insect not extinct after all

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

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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Microscope trailblazers win 2017 Nobel Chemistry Prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy which simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules.

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The Culture Issue: My Obsession With the Necks, the Greatest Trio on Earth

Exploring nearly 30 years of genre-bending, improvisational work.

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Tesla shares recover from bottleneck fears

(Reuters) - Investors put aside worries about Tesla Inc meeting production targets for its Model 3 mass-market sedan to push the electric car maker's shares higher on Tuesday, overturning an initial drop of almost 3 percent.

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Tesla's Model 3 bottlenecks prompt questions on targets

(Reuters) - Worries about whether Tesla Inc would meet its promises on production of its Model 3 mass-market sedan in the months ahead sent the electric car maker's shares more than 2 percent lower on Tuesday as those in rivals climbed.

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Tesla shares fall on warning of Model 3 bottleneck

(Reuters) - Shares in Tesla Inc were down 2 percent in trading before the bell on Tuesday after the luxury electric vehicle maker said its planned ramp-up for the new Model 3 mass-market sedan faced production bottlenecks.

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Tesla deliveries rise in third quarter, but Model 3 faces 'bottlenecks'

(Reuters) - Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc said on Monday its deliveries rose 4.5 percent in the third quarter from the prior-year period, but said "production bottlenecks" had left the company behind its planned ramp-up for the new Model 3 mass-market sedan.

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Tesla chief Musk's latest idea: Intercity rocket travel

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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Hulu adds 'Boy Meets World,' 'Dinosaurs'

Everyone whose love of ABC TV shows from the '90s hasn't gone extinct will be pleased by three new additions to the Hulu streaming library.

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Hawaii approves telescope on volcano sacred to indigenous people

(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

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

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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Canadian rocks hold some of oldest evidence of life on Earth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rocky outcrops in eastern Canada contain what may be some of the oldest evidence of life on Earth, dating back about 3.95 billion years.

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Trilobites: How Dinosaurs Swapped Terrifying Teeth for Bird Beaks

A look at the dinosaur species that began the transition from teeth to the beaks we see in birds today.

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Feeling crabby: Plant-eating dinosaurs snacked on crustaceans

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 Saturn odyssey by burning into planet

(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

(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

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

(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

(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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Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday.

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Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European satellite launching firm Arianespace said it had called off the launch of two communications satellites seconds before lift-off on Tuesday, citing unspecified problems.

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Record-breaking U.S. astronaut heads back to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson left the International Space Station on Saturday, wrapping up a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record, as she and two crewmates headed for a parachute landing in Kazakhstan.

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India's eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

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Famed T. rex 'Sue' getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago

(Reuters) - The world's biggest T. rex is getting ready for a cutting-edge makeover.

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66-million-year-old dinosaur skull uncovered

Construction crews in Colorado uncovered a fossil. Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Joe Sertich says it's a triceratops skeleton and skull that is at least 66 million years old.

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U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. space agency's Cassini spacecraft will end its 13-year mission to Saturn in mid-September by transmitting data until the final moment before it plunges into the ringed planet's atmosphere, officials said on Tuesday.

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Trump Associate Boasted That Moscow Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected’

Emails show that Felix Sater promised to get Vladimir Putin’s support for a Trump Tower in Moscow. “Our boy can become president,” he wrote.

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Boy dies after neck gets stuck in car window

In a tragic turn of events, 2-year-old boy Logan Vanderkleed died one week after getting his neck caught in a car window.

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Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

CHARLESTON, S.C./SHERIDAN, Oregon (Reuters) - As millions of awestruck Americans cast their gaze skyward on Monday at the extraordinary sight of a total solar eclipse, one Connecticut man had his eyes set firmly on a different prize.

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Robot makers slow to address danger risk: researchers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed.

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Millions of Americans await awe-inspiring total solar eclipse

SALMON, Idaho/MURPHY, N.C. (Reuters) - Millions of Americans armed with protective glasses are taking positions along a slender ribbon of land cutting diagonally across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century.

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

(Reuters) - Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.

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Nationals' Scherzer placed on disabled list with sore neck

(Reuters) - Washington Nationals leading pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a sore neck.

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M.T.A. to Modify Subway Station Design Resembling Confederate Flag

The design, which involves red, white and blue tiles, appears inside at least one subway station in Times Square. It’s one of many changes after Charlottesville.

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Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time, from balloons

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Next week's solar eclipse will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons across the United States, providing the public with sky-high views as the moon blocks the sun.

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Bizarre dinosaur mystery solved

Cambridge University scientists believe they have solved the puzzle of where the so-called 'Frankenstein' dinosaur, the Chilesaurus, fits in the dinosaur family tree.

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'Frankenstein dinosaur' enigma solved

The so-called Frankenstein dinosaur is the missing link connecting plant-eating dinosaurs such as the Stegosaurus to a group including carnivorous ones such as the Tyrannosaurus rex, scientists have suggested.

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Tougher than steel: Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel - wood.

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Japan GPS satellite launch postponed due to glitch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday postponed the planned launch of an H-2A rocket tasked to put a geo-positioning satellite into orbit due to possible helium gas leakage, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said.

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Scientists create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

(Reuters) - Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus, according to a study released on Thursday.

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Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday.

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Crocodile rock: ancient beast named after Motörhead band's Lemmy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A ferocious sea-going crocodile that menaced coastal waters about 164 million years ago during the Jurassic Period has been given a name honoring the similarly ferocious heavy-metal rocker Lemmy, the late front man for the British band Motörhead.

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It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a prehistoric gliding mammal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In dense Chinese forests populated by dinosaurs 160 million years ago, two furry critters resembling flying squirrels glided from tree to tree, showing that even in such a perilous neighborhood early mammals had succeeded in going airborne.

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Engraved prehistoric human bones show ritualistic cannibalism

LONDON (Reuters) - Engravings on a human bone from a prehistoric archaeological site in a cave in southern England shows that human cannibals ate their prey and then performed ritualistic burials with the remains, scientists said on Wednesday.

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Matter: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Mammals Took to the Skies

New fossil discoveries show that prehistoric “squirrels” glided through forests at least 160 million years ago, long before scientists had thought.

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Boasts could expose culprits in decapitation of Australian dinosaur replicas

(Reuters) - Australian police on Tuesday said they expected the individuals who decapitated three dinosaur replicas at a museum to boast about their trophies to friends, so bringing about their own exposure.

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Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, said a contractor's error was to blame for its maiden flight failing to reach orbit in May, but that the problem had been fixed ahead of another planned launch in the next two months.

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Brick by brick: satellite images could identify slave labor in India

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers in England are hoping to help root out modern day slavery in northern India by using detailed satellite imagery to locate brick kilns - sites that are notorious for using millions of slaves, including children.

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Born this way? Researchers explore the science of gender identity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity.

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Successful launch for two Israeli-made observation satellites

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 develop scorpion 'milking machine' for disease research

CASABLANCA, Morocco (Reuters) - Extracting venom from scorpions can be a dangerous, but rewarding, task.

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Robot that dived into Washington, D.C., fountain not victim of 'foul play'

(Reuters) - A security robot named STEVE that plunged into a Washington, D.C., fountain while on patrol was not a victim of foul play and instead took a tumble after skidding on a "loose brick surface," its manufacturer said on Friday.

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

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

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - It's a breakthrough worth raising a glass to.

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

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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Merck immunotherapy fails to improve survival in head and neck cancer

(Reuters) - Merck & Co said on Monday that its Keytruda immunotherapy failed to extend survival in previously treated patients with advanced head and neck cancer more than the standard combination therapy in a late-stage trial.

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

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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Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington 'hyperloop'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building a high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.

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Outback axes suggest humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Axheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday.

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MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots, ancient geological movements

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents.

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Fearsome T-rex was a plodder not a sprinter, researchers say

LONDON (Reuters) - Line up Usain Bolt at the starting blocks with a Tyrannosaurus rex and the dinosaur would be left behind in the sprinter's dust, according to computer-assisted research that turns long-held assumptions on their head.

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BRIEF-Depomed says former CEO James A. Schoeneck's 2016 total compensation was $6.2 million

* Former CEO James A. Schoeneck's 2016 total compensation was $6.2 million versus $6.3 million in 2015 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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How resembling live sports makes the HBO hit an event

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Beaming Wie pushes through neck injury to finish round

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - Michelle Wie said it was a “miracle” she had finished her opening round at the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday, where she took the golfing equivalent of a time out for treatment on a painful neck sprain.

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High-speed Hyperloop project ready for key test in Nevada

(Reuters) - Engineers will soon conduct a crucial test of a futuristic technology championed by entrepreneur Elon Musk that seeks to revolutionize transportation by sending passengers and cargo packed into pods through an intercity system of vacuum tubes.

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China, US neck-and-neck in global (un)popularity contest

The world's reigning and emerging superpowers are neck-and-neck in the popularity stakes, according to a new report on China's global image released Thursday.

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Neil Armstrong's moon bag to fetch up to $4 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The long-lost bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring back to Earth the first samples of moon dust is expected to sell for up to $4 million when it is auctioned with other space memorabilia next week in New York City.

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Farewell Dippy the dinosaur - London museum installs whale skeleton

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Natural History Museum has installed a four-and-a-half-tonne blue whale skeleton to tower over the heads of visitors, replacing the remains of a much-loved diplodocus known as Dippy.

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NASA probe grazes Jupiter's clouds in brush with Great Red Spot

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter began transmitting data and images on Tuesday from humanity's closest brush with the Great Red Spot, a flyby of the colossal, crimson storm that has fascinated Earthbound observers for hundreds of years.

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Small satellites driving space industry growth: report

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Small satellites used for observing conditions on the earth are the fastest growing segment of the $260.5 billion global satellite industry, the Satellite Industries Association said in an annual report released on Tuesday.

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Pursuits: When Dinosaurs Roamed North Dakota

The lonely landscape of the North Dakota Badlands has allowed nature to preserve one of the state’s greatest intrigues: its prehistoric residents.

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China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) - Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine.

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Driving under the influence in car powered by whisky biofuel

LONDON (Reuters) - Alcohol and automobiles famously do not mix - but one Scottish scientist has disproved that maxim by driving a car powered by biofuel derived from making whisky.

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Lunar robots put to the test on Sicily's Mount Etna

MOUNT ETNA, Italy (Reuters) - A robot wheels across a rocky, windswept landscape that looks like the surface of some distant planet from a science fiction film. But it is not in outer space, it's on the slopes of Europe's most active volcano.

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Tower of human skulls in Mexico casts new light on Aztecs

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.

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Man enters police station with knife to his neck

When a man enters a police station holding a knife to his neck, one police officer perfectly diffuses the situation.

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Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday.

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India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space.

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U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Kepler telescope finds 10 more possible life-friendly planets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers on Monday added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting the chances for life.

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China's quantum satellite makes breakthrough in secure communications

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese quantum satellite has dispatched transmissions over a distance of 1,200 km (746 miles), a dozen times further than the previous record, a breakthrough in a technology that could be used to deliver secure messages, state media said on Friday.

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NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A high-flying science experiment may color the skies above the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast with bluish green and red clouds on Sunday evening, as NASA seeks to learn more about charged particles at the top of Earth's atmosphere.

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Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer join NASA astronaut corps

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA named 12 astronauts on Wednesday to the U.S. space agency's first new class of space fliers in five years, chosen from a record 18,300 applicants, for a new era of space travel.

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Einstein's theory provides new technique to size up stars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein's century-old theory of relativity - using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun. 

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Moroccan fossils shake up understanding of human origins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The understanding of human origins was turned on its head on Wednesday with the announcement of the discovery of fossils unearthed on a Moroccan hillside that are about 100,000 years older than any other known remains of our species, Homo sapiens.

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China making 'preliminary' preparations for manned lunar mission

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is making "preliminary" preparations to send a man to the moon, state media cited a senior space official as saying, the latest goal in China's ambitious lunar exploration program.

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SpaceX wins launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp will fly its first mission for the U.S. Air Force in August when it launches the military’s X-37B miniature spaceplane, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said on Tuesday. 

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Scientists hope to show humankind originated in Mediterranean

CHIRPAN, Bulgaria (Reuters) - A team of excavators in Bulgaria has resumed a search for fossils of an ape-like creature which may be the oldest-known direct ancestor of man and whose discovery has challenged the central hypothesis that humankind originated in Africa.

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BRIEF-Incyte says epacadostat, Bristol-Myers' Opdivo combo data positive in head and neck cancer patients

* Clinical trial data for combination of epacadostat and opdivo® (nivolumab) demonstrate durable clinical responses in patients with melanoma and head and neck cancer

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India set to launch heaviest satellite on Monday

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will launch a communication satellite on Monday using its most powerful rocket, in a further advance of its space program aimed at winning a bigger share of the $300 billion global space industry.

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Attacker targets waitress: 'He stabbed her in the neck'

Panic spread quickly inside the crowded cafe.

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Russian, French astronauts leave space station to head to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Russian cosmonaut and a French astronaut departed the International Space Station on Friday in a Russian Soyuz capsule, leaving behind their U.S. crewmate for an extended stay aboard the orbiting laboratory, a NASA television broadcast showed.

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Inmarsat orders new satellite as Qatar Airways takes its broadband service

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Inmarsat said on Friday it had ordered a satellite from Thales Alenia Space to increase capacity on its broadband network as Qatar Airways signed up to use the service to provide in-flight connectivity.

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Scientists detect Einstein gravitational waves for a third time

(Reuters) - Scientists have for a third time detected ripples in space from black holes that crashed together billions of light years from Earth, a discovery that confirms a new technique for observing cataclysmic events in the universe, research published on Thursday shows.

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Japan launches its version of GPS satellite to improve location positioning

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan launched a rocket carrying a satellite with a local version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) on Thursday, which is expected to increase the precision of location information used in smartphones and car navigation system.

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U.S. probe to make unprecedented plunge into sun's atmosphere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. spacecraft set to launch next year will make a series of unprecedented dives into the sun’s scorching atmosphere to see how the star works and what can be done to better predict space weather events on Earth, scientists said on Wednesday.

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UK space firms may need EU units after Brexit: space chief in FT

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British companies may need to set up subsidiaries in continental Europe to take part in multibillion-euro space programs funded by the European Union after Britain leaves the EU, the head of Europe's space agency told the Financial Times.

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Who's your mummy? Genetic secrets of ancient Egypt unwrapped

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to sub-Saharan Africa.

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Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chilean desert

ATACAMA DESERT, Chile (Reuters) - Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world's largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use today.

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U.S. spacecraft finds cyclones, ammonia river on Jupiter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Jupiter's atmosphere features colossal cyclones and rivers of ammonia welling up from deep inside the solar system's largest planet, researchers said on Thursday, publishing the first insights from a NASA spacecraft flying around the gas giant.

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New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula.

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Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe’s demise: report

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Europe's Schiaparelli spacecraft came very close to a successful landing on Mars last year, but engineers failed to realize how jarring the probe's parachute descent could be, dooming the touchdown, a report released on Wednesday said.

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Two U.S. spacewalkers leave station to replace failed computer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for a hastily planned spacewalk to replace a computer that failed on Saturday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said.

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Google AI beats Chinese master in ancient game of Go

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, a major feather in the cap for the firm's AI ambitions as it looks to woo Beijing to gain re-entry into the country.

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Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.

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NASA plans emergency space walk on International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station as early as Tuesday for an emergency space walk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on Sunday.

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Video shows student dragged by neck

Surveillance video captured a school employee lifting a 13-year-old by the neck and dragging him through the hall.

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Motor mouth: T. rex could bite with the force of three cars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have come up with one more reason to be amazed by Tyrannosaurus rex. When the huge carnivorous dinosaur took a bite, it did so with an awe-inspiring force equal to the weight of three small cars, enabling it to crunch bones with ease.

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2,500-pound dinosaur fossil debuts

The 110-million-year-old fossil is 18 feet long, 2,500 pounds and is in an unprecedented state of preservation.

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NASA delays debut launch of $23 billion moon rocket and capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA has delayed the first launch of its heavy-payload rocket until 2019 and decided against an idea floated by the White House to put astronauts aboard the capsule that is set to fly around the moon, the U.S. space agency said on Friday.

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Leak delays start of 200th spacewalk at International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA said on Friday it would revamp plans for a spacewalk outside the International Space Station after a cable that supplies power, oxygen, cooling water and communications to one of the astronaut's spacesuits started to leak.

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Newly discovered dinosaur gets 'Ghostbusters' treatment

When you find a dinosaur resembling a "Ghostbusters" monster, who you gonna call?

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China simulates extended moon stays amid space drive

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is testing the ability for future astronauts to stay on the moon for extended periods, as Beijing accelerates its space program and looks to put people on the surface of the moon within the next two decades.

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Who you gonna call? Dinosaur named for 'Ghostbusters' beast Zuul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was more of a leg buster, but scientists have named a spiky, tank-like dinosaur that wielded a sledge-hammer tail after the fanciful beast Zuul from the blockbuster film "Ghostbusters" that menaced Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and friends.

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AeroVironment unveils palm-sized surveillance drone for U.S. military

(Reuters) - Drone-maker AeroVironment Inc unveiled a small four-rotor surveillance helicopter on Tuesday that can be carried in a small pouch and launched from the palm of a hand.

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Early humans co-existed in Africa with human-like species 300,000 years ago

KROMDRAAI, South Africa (Reuters) - Scientists unveiled the first evidence on Tuesday that early humans co-existed in Africa 300,000 years ago with a small-brained human-like species thought to already be extinct on the continent at that time.

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Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.

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India calls satellite 'gift to South Asia', Pakistan says no thanks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India launched a communications satellite on Friday for its smaller neighbors to share, part of its efforts to build goodwill in the region and counter Chinese influence, but arch-rival Pakistan said it would stay away from the project.

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Europe's Most Innovative Universities - 2017

(Reuters) - Europe’s top tech hubs tend to radiate from massive capital cities like London, Berlin and Paris. But the heart of European innovation isn’t a major metropolis –it’s a small city in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders. That’s the conclusion of Reuters’ second annual ranking of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and help drive the global economy.

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U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years

(Reuters) - The U.S. wind industry installed 2,000 megawatts of capacity in the first quarter, nearly four times the amount installed in the same period last year, as developers race to capture a lucrative federal tax credit that is gradually being phased out.

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German project looks to home photovoltaic systems to help grid

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Grid operator Tennet and solar panel maker Sonnen GmbH have launched a pilot project that will tap home photovoltaic (PV) systems to help iron out imbalances on Germany's power network.

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China to begin construction of manned space station in 2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after carrying out a successful in-orbit refueling from its Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, officials leading the project said on Friday.

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U.S. spacecraft shares first view from inside Saturn's rings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the U.S. space agency said.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona still neck and neck after big wins

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 to stay level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Wednesday after the Catalans crushed Osasuna 7-1, condemning the minnows to relegation.

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California fossils, stone tools may rewrite New World human history

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In what may be one of the most significant discoveries ever in archeology in the Americas, researchers on Wednesday said stone tools and broken mastodon bones unearthed in California show humans had reached the Americas by about 130,000 years ago, far earlier than previously known.

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Eighth time lucky: NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.

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Trump talks about Mars mission on call with record-breaking astronaut

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space on Monday and marked the occasion by speaking with President Donald Trump about plans for human trips to Mars.

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U.S. spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn’s rings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn's biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet's rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant.

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China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting space lab

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's first cargo spacecraft docked successfully with the Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, marking a major step toward Beijing's goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022.

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Wily bald underground critter uses plant-like survival strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They are homely, buck-toothed, pink, nearly hairless and just plain weird, but one of the many odd traits of rodents called naked mole-rats that live in subterranean bliss in the deserts of East Africa could someday be of great benefit to people.

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U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station with one empty seat

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A scaled-down, two-man U.S.-Russian crew arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday, six hours after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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China launches first cargo spacecraft as part of space station goal

BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first cargo spacecraft on Thursday, taking another step towards its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022.

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Mongolia launches its first satellite

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia launched its first satellite on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make use of new technology to diversify its resource-dependent economy.