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NASA resolves issue with spacesuit helmet water leak


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Water that leaked into an astronaut’s helmet after a spacewalk on Wednesday poses no threat, clearing the way for another outing to rig the International Space Station for new space taxis, NASA said on Friday.

Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory

SYDNEY - Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow.

25 Feb 2015

Monsanto says GM corn trial in final stage in India

NEW DELHI - Monsanto's Indian subsidiary expects to submit final trial results for its genetically modified (GM) corn to lawmakers within a year for the government to then decide on a commercial launch, the company's country head said on Friday.

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Playing physics: Student builds Lego Large Hadron Collider

LONDON - A particle physics student has used his downtime to build a Lego model of the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and is now lobbying the toy company to take it to market.

26 Feb 2015

U.S. rocket launch pad repair set to halt in funding spat

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - Work to repair a Virginia-owned launch pad damaged by an Orbital ATK rocket explosion is about to halt amid a debate about who should pick up the bill, according to officials in the dispute.

26 Feb 2015

Stone Age Britons imported wheat in shock sign of sophistication

OSLO - Stone Age Britons imported wheat about 8,000 years ago in a surprising sign of sophistication for primitive hunter-gatherers long viewed as isolated from European agriculture, a study showed on Thursday.

Oddly Enough 26 Feb 2015

Australian researchers unveil world's first 3D printed jet engine

SYDNEY - Australian researchers unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine on Thursday, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets.

Tech 25 Feb 2015

NASA investigating helmet water leak after spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two U.S. astronauts finished a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk on Wednesday to prepare parking spots for new commercial space taxis then discovered water had leaked into a spacesuit helmet, a problem that led to the near-drowning of another astronaut in 2013, officials said. | Video

25 Feb 2015

Pink cloud from NASA rocket lights up sky over U.S. Southwest

- An unusual pink cloud that lit up the sky over New Mexico and Arizona early on Wednesday was caused by a NASA research rocket launched to study the outer reaches of Earth's atmosphere, scientists said.

U.S., 25 Feb 2015

Study links common food additives to Crohn's disease, colitis

WASHINGTON - Common additives in ice cream, margarine, packaged bread and many processed foods may promote the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions, scientists said on Wednesday.

Health 25 Feb 2015

U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp

CHICAGO - U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc's Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients, including two U.S. missionaries.