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Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life is possible


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed. | Video

Wild boars roam Czech forests - and some of them are radioactive

PRAGUE The Czech Republic has an unusual problem this winter with its wild boar meat, a local delicacy. The boars are radioactive.

Environment 12:31pm EST

GPS glitch delays SpaceX cargo ship docking at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. SpaceX called off the docking of a Dragon cargo ship at the International Space Station on Wednesday due to a problem with the capsule’s GPS navigation system, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration said.

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'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

LONDON Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.

Health 6:24am EST

Indian sungazers keep up family tradition for four generations

KODAIKANAL, India In the early morning darkness, Devendran P. walks up a hill to a solar observatory in India's southern hill town of Kodaikanal, trudging the same path his father and grandfather walked in a century-old family tradition of studying the sun.

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SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company's goal of ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station. | Video

U.S., Feb 19 2017

Russian space craft lifts off for international space station

ALMATY A Russian Progress cargo space craft blasted off for the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, the first such mission since a failed launch in December. | Video

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UK government to set out powers paving way for first space satellite launch

LONDON Britain will set out powers this week which would allow the launch of space satellites from the country for the first time, the government said on Monday.

Feb 19 2017

Historic Cape Canaveral launchpad returns to action with SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The seaside Florida launchpad from which astronauts once blasted off for the moon comes back to life this weekend thanks to the commercial space venture founded by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Feb 17 2017

Dwarf planet Ceres boasts organic compounds, raising prospect of life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A NASA spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth, on the Texas-sized dwarf planet Ceres that orbits between Mars and Jupiter in the main asteroid belt, scientists said on Thursday.

Feb 16 2017

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Armyworm caterpillars ravage maize crop in southeast Congo

KINSHASA Crop-destroying caterpillars known as armyworms have ravaged 63,000 hectares of maize in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since December, causing local maize prices to triple, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Wednesday.