Science

'Jedi' astronauts say 'no fear' as they gear for ISS trip - 07/09/2015

STAR CITY, RUSSIA, Anna Smolchenko- Three astronauts set to travel to the International Space Station this month Wednesday voiced faith in Russia's space programme despite a delay to their trip...

Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study - 06/09/2015

PARIS, FRANCE- Artistic creativity may share genetic roots with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a study published on Monday. The research, published in the journal Nature...

Airbus developing reusable space rocket launcher - 06/07/2015

PARIS, FRANCE, Djallal Malti- European aircraft and aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for a reusable space rocket launcher that should be ready in 2025, which the firm says will be radically...

T.Rex's 'bizarre' vegetarian cousin puzzles scientists - 04/28/2015

PARIS, FRANCE, Mariette Le Roux- Tyrannosaurus rex, one of history's most dreaded carnivores, had an odd-looking vegetarian cousin with a tiny head, long neck and stubby fingers, scientists said...

Dozens of dinosaur eggs found at construction site in China - 04/24/2015

BEIJING, CHINA- The Chinese city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site, state media...

Scary times for Europe's comet-chaser Rosetta - 04/05/2015

PARIS, FRANCE, Pascale Mollard- Europe's pioneering probe Rosetta battled breakdowns with navigation and communication with Earth after it ran into blasts of dust and gas from the comet it is...

Child poverty impacts brain development: study - 03/31/2015

PARIS, FRANCE- Children of richer, better-educated parents have bigger brains and more cognitive skills than their less-fortunate peers, but social help and teaching can help to overcome the...

Thousands gather to watch France's 'tide of the century' - 03/22/2015

LE MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, FRANCE- Some 10,000 people gathered at Mont Saint-Michel in northern France on Friday to watch what has been billed as "the high tide of the century" wash around the picturesque...

DNA sleuths trace slave bones to Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana - 03/10/2015

MIAMI, UNITED STATES- Using a new approach to DNA analysis, the 17th century bones of three African slaves have been traced to their countries of origin for the first time, researchers said Monday....

'Extinct' Myanmar bird rediscovered after 73 years - 03/07/2015

YANGON, MYANMAR- A bird that was long thought to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar after a team of scientists used a recording of its distinctive call to track it down. The Jerdon's...
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