Category Archives: Science

Ancient wildebeest cousin boasted bizarre dinosaur-like trait

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In an ancient streambed on Kenya's Rusinga Island, scientists have unearthed fossils of a wildebeest-like creature named Rusingoryx that boasted a weird nasal structure…

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Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impact

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of the Zika epidemic & its suspected links to thousands of birth…

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Human Brain's Bizarre Folding Pattern Recreated in a Vat

Scientists have discovered exactly how the human brain gets its crinkly, wrinkly appearance in utero. It turns out that the huge explosion in the number of brain cells in the…

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Small country, big Universe – Luxembourg aims for space business

By Meredith McGrath BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Luxembourg, the tiny European Union state nestled between France, Germany & Belgium, has a huge new goal – it wants to be a center…

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Smart band-aid on the horizon

By Ben Gruber Cambridge, MASS (Reuters) – Wearable electronics will revolutionize the way doctors diagnose & treat patients, according to researchers at MIT, who are developing stretchable hydrogels that share…

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U.S. private space companies plan surge in launches this year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. private space companies Space Exploration Technologies & United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin & BoeingN>, have scheduled more than 30 launches from…

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Short-legged Oregon arachnid gets 'behemoth' name

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Researchers have bestowed a grandiose scientific name on a tiny, spider-like cousin of the daddy longlegs, officially dubbing the newly discovered denizen of…

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Russian cosmonauts breeze through spacewalk outside space station

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Two veteran Russian cosmonauts returned to the International Space Station on Wednesday after replacing experiment equipment that is testing how materials &…

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Publisher Zuckerman announces US-Israel science initiative

NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate magnate & publisher Mortimer Zuckerman has announced a scholarship program to pay for American graduate students in the sciences to study in Israel. The…

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