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Science & Space4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is shown in this NASA photo obtained by Reuters on March 28, 2018.     Courtesy NASA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday.

World News2 days ago

National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with U.S. space agency NASA because it does not want a "second fiddle role," a Russian official said on Saturday.

Environment3 days ago

A man walks past a scaled-down replica of the SAOCOM 1-A/B satellite on display at Argentina's space agency CONAE in Buenos Aires, Argentina September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an industry that has historically been the backbone of the country's economy.

Science & Space2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor of earth science at the University of Tokyo, July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo

From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers - the sea floor - to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones.

Business News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Yusaku Maezawa, the chief executive of Zozo, which operates Japan's popular fashion shopping site Zozotown and is officially called Start Today Co, speaks at an event launching the debut of its formal apparel items, in Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.

Science & Space10 days ago

The top of a replica Crew Dragon spacecraft is show at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S. August 13, 2018.        REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Elon Musk's space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.

Business News10 days ago

A view of Alcantara space center during a media members visit in Alcantara, Maranhao State, Brazil September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday.

Science & Space11 days ago

A woman poses for a picture outside the Ice Cave at the Rhone Glacier in Furka, Switzerland, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt.

Science & Space11 days ago

British companies and academics will be excluded from the future development of the European Union's Galileo space project if the country leaves the bloc without a deal in March 2019, according to a series of technical notices published on Thursday.

Science & Space11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs, attends a news conference in Basel, Switzerland,  February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/File Photo

Uncertainty over drug regulation and a reluctance by Britain's health service to use certain pricey modern medicines pose a threat to the country's respected life sciences sector, the head Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.

Science & Space12 days ago

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt, French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace and French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle who designed a bottle of "Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar" enjoy zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified Airbus Zero-G plane above Reims, France, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.

Science & Space12 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday, opening the door to landing humans on Mars.

Science & Space12 days ago

A stone flake discovered in Blombos Cave with red ochre markings that archeologists say represent one of the oldest-known examples of human drawings, on South Africa's southern coast is shown in this photo released September 12, 2018.    Craig Foster/Handout via REUTERS

A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.

Science & Space14 days ago

Trays are pictured at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York during an event in New York City, New York, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the scientific advance is of little consolation for families of those whose remains may have been buried in a Staten Island landfill.

Science & Space14 days ago

Motorcycling - MotoGP - TT Assen Grand Prix - Moto2 - TT Assen Circuit, Assen, Netherlands - July 1, 2018   Marinelli Snipers Team's Romano Fenati crashes during the Moto2 race   REUTERS/Yves Herman

Italian rider Romano Fenati was dumped by his Moto2 team on Monday, and was also set to lose a 2019 MV Agusta deal, after he grabbed a rival's brake lever while racing at speed in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix.

Science & Space14 days ago

FILE PHOTO: French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier (L) and professor Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. pose for the media during a visit to a painting exhibition by children about the genome, at the San Francisco park in Oviedo, October 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Eloy Alonso/File Photo

A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed a research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to keep patents potentially worth billions of dollars on a groundbreaking gene editing technology known as CRISPR.

Science & Space17 days ago

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Keanu Neal (Florida) is selected by the Atlanta Falcons as the number seventeen overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports  / Reuters 
Picture Supplied by Action Images

Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety Keanu Neal will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Thursday's season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced.

Science & Space18 days ago

Illinois sophomore quarterback Cam Thomas has departed the program just 10 days after failing to win the starting position.

Science & Space18 days ago

Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Even if the team enters the season without its All-Pro running back, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not planning to change their position in the ongoing standoff with Le'Veon Bell.

Science & Space18 days ago

Andrew Schweighardt holds a vial with a DNA sample at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York during an event in New York City, New York, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New DNA analysis techniques are helping identify more victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, scientists in the office of New York City's chief medical examiner said on Thursday.

Science & Space4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is shown in this NASA photo obtained by Reuters on March 28, 2018.     Courtesy NASA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday.

World News2 days ago

National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with U.S. space agency NASA because it does not want a "second fiddle role," a Russian official said on Saturday.

Environment3 days ago

A man walks past a scaled-down replica of the SAOCOM 1-A/B satellite on display at Argentina's space agency CONAE in Buenos Aires, Argentina September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in a long-term bid to bolster the farm sector, an industry that has historically been the backbone of the country's economy.

Science & Space2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor of earth science at the University of Tokyo, July 5, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo

From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers - the sea floor - to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones.

Business News4 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Yusaku Maezawa, the chief executive of Zozo, which operates Japan's popular fashion shopping site Zozotown and is officially called Start Today Co, speaks at an event launching the debut of its formal apparel items, in Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.

Science & Space10 days ago

The top of a replica Crew Dragon spacecraft is show at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S. August 13, 2018.        REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Elon Musk's space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.

Business News10 days ago

A view of Alcantara space center during a media members visit in Alcantara, Maranhao State, Brazil September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday.

Science & Space11 days ago

A woman poses for a picture outside the Ice Cave at the Rhone Glacier in Furka, Switzerland, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt.

Science & Space11 days ago

British companies and academics will be excluded from the future development of the European Union's Galileo space project if the country leaves the bloc without a deal in March 2019, according to a series of technical notices published on Thursday.

Science & Space11 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs, attends a news conference in Basel, Switzerland,  February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/File Photo

Uncertainty over drug regulation and a reluctance by Britain's health service to use certain pricey modern medicines pose a threat to the country's respected life sciences sector, the head Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.

Science & Space12 days ago

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt, French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace and French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle who designed a bottle of "Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar" enjoy zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified Airbus Zero-G plane above Reims, France, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.

Science & Space12 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Tourists take pictures of a NASA sign at the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday, opening the door to landing humans on Mars.

Science & Space12 days ago

A stone flake discovered in Blombos Cave with red ochre markings that archeologists say represent one of the oldest-known examples of human drawings, on South Africa's southern coast is shown in this photo released September 12, 2018.    Craig Foster/Handout via REUTERS

A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.

Science & Space14 days ago

Trays are pictured at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York during an event in New York City, New York, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the scientific advance is of little consolation for families of those whose remains may have been buried in a Staten Island landfill.

Science & Space14 days ago

Motorcycling - MotoGP - TT Assen Grand Prix - Moto2 - TT Assen Circuit, Assen, Netherlands - July 1, 2018   Marinelli Snipers Team's Romano Fenati crashes during the Moto2 race   REUTERS/Yves Herman

Italian rider Romano Fenati was dumped by his Moto2 team on Monday, and was also set to lose a 2019 MV Agusta deal, after he grabbed a rival's brake lever while racing at speed in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix.

Science & Space14 days ago

FILE PHOTO: French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier (L) and professor Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. pose for the media during a visit to a painting exhibition by children about the genome, at the San Francisco park in Oviedo, October 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Eloy Alonso/File Photo

A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed a research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to keep patents potentially worth billions of dollars on a groundbreaking gene editing technology known as CRISPR.

Science & Space17 days ago

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Keanu Neal (Florida) is selected by the Atlanta Falcons as the number seventeen overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports  / Reuters 
Picture Supplied by Action Images

Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety Keanu Neal will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Thursday's season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced.

Science & Space18 days ago

Illinois sophomore quarterback Cam Thomas has departed the program just 10 days after failing to win the starting position.

Science & Space18 days ago

Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Even if the team enters the season without its All-Pro running back, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not planning to change their position in the ongoing standoff with Le'Veon Bell.

Science & Space18 days ago

Andrew Schweighardt holds a vial with a DNA sample at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York during an event in New York City, New York, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New DNA analysis techniques are helping identify more victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, scientists in the office of New York City's chief medical examiner said on Thursday.

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