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Small moth with yellowish coif named after Donald Trump

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A small moth with a yellowish-white coif of scales has been named after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, in honor of the former reality TV show host and real estate magnate's signature hairdo.

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Fossils of utterly huge otter unearthed in China

WASHINGTON Scientists have unearthed fossils of an intriguingly large otter as big as a wolf that frolicked in rivers and lakes in a lush, warm and humid wetlands region in southwestern China about 6.2 million years ago.

China 5:44pm EST

Scientists enter Hawaii dome in eight-month Mars space mission study

Six scientists have entered a dome perched atop a remote volcano in Hawaii where they will spend the next eight months in isolation to simulate life for astronauts traveling to Mars, the University of Hawaii said.

Jan 20 2017
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World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

OSLO World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday.

Hemp hits new high as building material on Dutch bridge

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands While plenty of cannabis goes up in smoke in coffee shops around the Netherlands, Dutch researchers have found a new use for it - as an environmentally friendly building material to rival cement or steel. | Video

Environment Jan 18 2017

Europe's oncologists back biosimilar versions of cancer drugs

Europe's leading association of oncologists has thrown its weight behind cheaper copycat versions of biotech cancer drugs that have lost patent protection, saying they are effective and affordable.

Health, Jan 18 2017
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Antarctic ice floe crack forces UK scientists to leave

LONDON The British Antarctic Society is recalling scientists from its Halley VI polar research base in March after a fissure developed in the ice sheet.

Environment Jan 17 2017
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Southern African maize munching pest is South American invader: experts

LUSAKA A maize pest that has devastated crops in southern Africa is a South American species which is harder to detect and eradicate than its African counterpart, agriculture officials and experts said on Tuesday.

Jan 17 2017
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Japan space agency fails to launch mini rocket

TOKYO Japan's space agency said on Sunday it failed to launch a mini rocket carrying a satellite into space due to failure of the communications systems.

Japan Jan 14 2017
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SpaceX returns to flight, sending satellites into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The 230-foot (70-meter) rocket launched from VandenbergAir Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST (1754 GMT) to deliver 10satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.

Tech, Jan 14 2017
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U.S. blocks health insurer Aetna's $34 billion Humana acquisition

A U.S. judge blocked on Monday health insurer Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion acquisition of smaller peer Humana Inc, raising the stakes for rival Anthem Inc as it battles to close a $54 billion deal to buy Cigna Corp. | Video