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Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities. Read More


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Ebola's spread shows how science needs societies to succeed

LONDON - The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say. More »


Russia uncovers 40,000 year-old wolf head, preserved in ice

MOSCOW (Reuters) - About 40,000 years ago, a wolf died in what we know as Siberia. Now its severed head has been found, and because of the freezing conditions, it is so well preserved that its fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact. More »


Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris

PARIS (Reuters) - The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris. More »


High times in ancient China revealed in funerary cannabis discovery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 500 BC, providing what may be the oldest evidence of smoking cannabis for its mind-altering properties. More »


India plans to launch own space station: space agency

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will look to create its own space station following the completion of the country's first manned mission into space in 2022, its space agency chief said on Thursday. More »


India set to launch second lunar mission; land rover on the moon

BENGALURU (Reuters) - India said on Wednesday it will launch its second lunar mission in mid-July, as it moves to consolidate its status as a leader in space technology by achieving a controlled landing on the moon. More »


Hungarian scientists mull legal action over government controls

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The head of Hungary's oldest scientific institute said it was considering taking legal action to challenge government moves to take more control over research work and budgets. More »


Rocket firm Relativity signs lease with NASA for new robotic 3D printing factory

(Reuters) - Relativity Space, a venture-backed rocket maker, said on Tuesday it will lease space from NASA in Mississippi, where its gigantic 3D printers will produce low-cost rockets to be used to launch small-payload satellites into orbit. More »


Ocado sows $22 million 'vertical farming' seed to diversify

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Ocado is plowing 17 million pounds ($22 million) into the emerging "vertical farming" industry, further diversifying the online grocer and technology group's business. More »


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