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Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide'

(Reuters) - Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday. Read More


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Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday. More »


Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show. More »


U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" way. More »


India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election. More »


NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

(Reuters) - NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced. More »


Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

FOCA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the naked eye. More »


Going where no president has gone before, Trump wants Space Force by 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the military by 2020, but the proposal was scorned by opponents and may struggle to get liftoff in a divided Congress. More »


Egyptian students design car that runs on air

CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air. More »


NASA names astronauts for first manned U.S. space launches since 2011

(Reuters) - NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended in 2011. More »


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