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Fossils cast doubt on human lineage originating in Africa

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WASHINGTON 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 spacewalk on International Space Station

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

May 21 2017
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Scientists to test whether Zika can kill brain cancer cells

LONDON Scientists in Britain plan to harness the Zika virus to try to kill brain tumor cells in experiments that they say could lead to new ways to fight an aggressive type of cancer.

Health May 18 2017
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Motor mouth: T. rex could bite with the force of three cars

WASHINGTON 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.

May 17 2017
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NASA delays debut launch of $23 billion moon rocket and capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. 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.

May 12 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise reveals powerful computer prototype

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co on Tuesday unveiled a new computer prototype that it said could handle more data than any similar system in the world.

Tech, May 16 2017
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Pope tells geneticists that destroying embryos is unjustifiable

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis praised scientists working on treatments for genetic diseases on Thursday but condemned any use of human embryos in medical research. | Video

Health May 18 2017
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U.S. spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Two U.S. astronauts overcame an early equipment glitch to complete an abbreviated spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday, accomplishing all the major tasks initially planned for a longer excursion in four hours, NASA said. | Video

May 12 2017
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Who you gonna call? Dinosaur named for 'Ghostbusters' beast Zuul

WASHINGTON 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.

Entertainment, May 09 2017
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China simulates extended moon stays amid space drive

SHANGHAI 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.

China May 11 2017

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Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk

Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, researchers say.