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Pentagon's space plane to host experiments

The US military's X-37B space plane is heading back into space in mid-May, and while the Air Force doesn't often say much about the mysterious aircraft, the service's top civilian outlined what it will be doing this time around. …

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Italy develops world’s first coronavirus vaccine

Italian researchers claim to have developed a vaccine that can neutralise the coronavirus in human cells. Tests carried out at Rome’s Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital, which specialises in infectious diseases, generated …

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Llama antibodies could help in fight against Covid-19

A group of researchers has identified a potential effective COVID-19 treatment, developed from antibodies found in a llama. The research was conducted by scientists at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, the National Institutes of Health …

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China unveils first Mars exploration mission's name

China’s space agency unveiled the name of its first Mars exploration mission, coinciding with China’s annual Space Day and the 50th anniversary of the launch of its first satellite. The Mars mission has been named …

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Ten threats to humanity's survival identified

The Australian Commission for the Human Future has tabled the top 10 threats to the survival of the human race. According to the report by a collection of prominent Australian researchers and public figures, governments should use …

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Foods you eat together may raise risk of dementia

A new study has found that it's not just what you eat, but the foods you eat together in a sort of food "network" that may increase your risk for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. "People with dementia were …

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2019 sets record for Europe's hottest year

Last year, 2019, was the hottest year in history across Europe, the European Union's satellite monitoring service announced. The EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service (CS3) said in a new report that 11 out of 12 of the …

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Oxford dictionary revised to record impact of Covid-19

With terms such as WFH, social distancing and self-isolation now in common parlance, the Oxford English Dictionary has made an extraordinary update to include Covid-19 and words related to the pandemic in its definitive record of the English …

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Coronavirus originated in Wuhan Virology Lab?

'Patient zero' worked at the Wuhan lab, and spread the coronavirus into the local population after leaving work, Fox News reported citing sources who had been briefed on intelligence. "There is increasing confidence that …

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