23 April 2017
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21/04/2017 00:44

China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

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A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan Thursday.

20/04/2017 12:25

Alphabet's Verily to embark on health-mapping study

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Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily on Wednesday announced a study to track people for years, right down to their genetics, in a quest for insights into staying healthy.

08/04/2017 18:40

Laser weapons edge toward use in US military

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A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the...

14/03/2017 07:40 Video

Egypt celebrates the discovery of the statue of Ramses

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The statue was discovered by Egyptian and German archaeologists in the slums of Cairo, near the ancient city of Heliopolis. The statue was buried in mud and water in the area where he lives, the working class Matariya.

13/03/2017 07:08

Unearthing 2,000 years of history in central Algiers

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An archaeological treasure trove on the site of a planned metro station in central Algiers is set to become a museum, opening a window on 2,000 years of history.

13/03/2017 06:20

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

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Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to US space agency NASA.

12/03/2017 07:39

Under Trump, the Moon regains interest as possible destination

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Dismissed by former US president Barack Obama as a place explorers had already seen, the Moon has once again gained interest as a potential destination under Donald Trump's presidency.

09/01/2017 12:29

Google's Waymo to expand self-driving partnerships

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Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology with multiple partners, positioning itself as an automotive supplier.

03/01/2017 11:19

SpaceX ready to launch again after explosion

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SpaceX says it has determined the cause of a launchpad explosion that destroyed a satellite in September and is ready to start launches again as early as Sunday.

26/12/2016 04:31

Scans unveil secrets of world's oldest mummies

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The world's oldest mummies have just had an unusual check-up. More than 7,000 years after they were embalmed by the Chinchorro people, an ancient civilization in modern-day Chile and Peru, 15 mummies were taken to a Santiago clinic last week to undergo DNA analysis and computerized tomography scans.

25/12/2016 18:32 Video

Life under the shoot ice from a drone sub

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A robot submarine has captured under the Antarctic ice shelf extraordinary images that reveal an amazingly colorful world populated by pink algae, sponges in the shape of coconuts, annelids like dandelion flowers.

17/12/2016 06:50

All eyes on Trump over Mars

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The year 2016 has seen a rekindling of the human desire to conquer Mars, with public and private interests openly vying to take the first step on the Red Planet, possibly with a stopover on the Moon.

14/12/2016 11:01

Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history

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Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while.

13/12/2016 09:08

Study suggests statins linked to lower dementia risk

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Some cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, appear to be linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease in certain people, suggested a study out Monday.

11/12/2016 06:36

The oldest known seabird lays an egg at 66

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The world's oldest known seabird is expecting, officials at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge said Saturday.

30/11/2016 10:14

«Thank the aliens»: Thousands displaced for China's huge telescope

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Humanity’s best bet at detecting aliens is a giant silver Chinese dish the size of 30 football fields -- one that simultaneously showcases Beijing's abilities to deploy cutting-edge technologies and ignore objectors' rights as it seeks global prominence.

14/11/2016 17:36 Video

The «supermoon» in the sky above Beijing

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In the Chinese capital, the tourists are positioned with telephoto lenses to Jingsahn park to admire the largest and bright moon of the last sixty years, the effect of the full moon coincide with the perigee, ie closest approach to the Earth of our satellite.

20/10/2016 07:13

New Milky Way map to help explain how galaxies form

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A new super-detailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way could help explain the mystery of how galaxies form, Australian and German scientists behind the project said Thursday.

11/10/2016 15:08

Lab-grown stem cells regenerate monkey hearts

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In a step forward for organ regeneration, stem cells grown from a single monkey's skin cells revitalised the damaged hearts of five sick macaques, scientists reported Monday.

22/09/2016 13:33

Coral fish stress out if separated from «shoal-mates»

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Coral fish become stressed and lose weight if they are separated from each other, hampering their chances of survival, an Australian study revealed on Thursday.

28/08/2016 12:06

NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

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NASA's Juno space probe on Saturday was set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency's officials said.

06/07/2016 22:31

Blood test may help prevent overuse of antibiotics

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An inexpensive blood test could one day tell doctors whether an infection is caused by a virus or a bacteria, and help prevent unwarranted prescribing of antibiotics, researchers said Wednesday.

01/04/2016 15:44

Avoiding food at night may reduce breast cancer recurrence

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Women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer may lower their risk of tumors coming back if they avoid eating for 13 hours or more each night, a study published Thursday said.

30/03/2016 22:38

Will it hurt? Uncertainty is worst of all, says study

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Not knowing if a decision will provoke pain is more stressful than correctly anticipating the outcome, even when that outcome hurts like hell, according to a study released Tuesday.

30/03/2016 10:50

Many in US ignorant of key facts on Zika virus

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Many Americans are unclear on key facts about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects and is of particular concern to pregnant women, US researchers said Tuesday, warning of a race against time.

29/03/2016 09:39

Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists

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The hunters searching for mammoth tusks were drawn to the steep riverbank by a deposit of ancient bones. To their astonishment, they discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost.

28/03/2016 17:13

De Niro yanks anti-vaccine documentary from film fest

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A documentary by a former British medical researcher who claimed a link between vaccines and autism has been withdrawn from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, event founder and actor Robert De Niro said.

28/03/2016 16:47

Israel sees heady future for medical marijuana

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With its moat, wall, barbed wire, armed guards and security cameras, the facility could be mistaken for a military base if it weren't for the pungent odour of marijuana in the air.

24/03/2016 00:30 Video

Cygnus cargo to the ISS, on board Italian experiment

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This is the Thermal Exchange, a heat pipe technology demonstrator, designed and built by the Turin Argotec - a company active in the field of training for astronauts and notes, in particular, for the production of space food for European astronauts.

23/03/2016 12:20

Meditation, cognitive therapy help back pain

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Meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy -- not conventional treatments for back pain -- seem to be effective in alleviating the common condition, researchers said Tuesday.

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