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Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis


DUBAI Dubai staged a test flight on Monday for what it said would soon be the world's first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.


Feeling crabby: Plant-eating dinosaurs snacked on crustaceans

WASHINGTON Some plant-eating dinosaurs apparently liked a side order of crabs to go with their usual salad.

Sep 21 2017

Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber

WASHINGTON Even a jellyfish - one of Earth's first and most ancient animals - needs its sleep.

Environment, Sep 21 2017

Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet's atmosphere. | Video

Sep 15 2017

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan 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. | Video

Sep 13 2017

Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday. | Video

Sep 08 2017

Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

LONDON, Sept 7 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.

Health Sep 07 2017

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. | Video

Sep 03 2017

Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

FRANKFURT 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.

Sep 06 2017

India's eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

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

Aug 31 2017

Obamacare repeal on the ropes as pivotal Republican rebuffs Trump

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. | Video