The World's first air-breathing rocket

The World's first air-breathing rocket

The European Space Agency is teaming up with the U.K. Space Agency and U.K. aerospace manufacturer, Reaction Engines, to build the first rocket engine capable of feeding on atmospheric oxygen.
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NASA telescope discovers earth-sized exoplanet

NASA telescope discovers earth-sized exoplanet

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has located its first Earth-sized exoplanet outside the solar system, according to the U.S. space agency.
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Samsung to delay Galaxy Fold launch due to screen issues

Samsung to delay Galaxy Fold launch due to screen issues

Samsung is delaying the launch of its newest device days before its intended release date after several reviewers reported issues with the phone's foldable screen.
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Moon village plans released by design firm

Moon village plans released by design firm

American architecture firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, working with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a concept for the first self-sufficient human lunar settlement, which they are calling 'Moon...
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Scientists find universe's earliest molecule

Scientists find universe's earliest molecule

NASA has detected the first-ever molecule that formed in the universe, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
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France to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral

France to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral

French president Emmanual Macron has said he wants the Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt within five years, according to the Washington Post.
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Scientists create world's first 3D-printed heart

Scientists create world's first 3D-printed heart

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have produced a heart using 3D printing technology and human tissue, according to a study published in the journal Advanced Science.
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Notre Dame Cathedral fire: Timeline

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: Timeline

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The meteor that killed all dinosaurs: Explained

The meteor that killed all dinosaurs: Explained

Fossils at an excavation site in North Dakota, called Tanis, show details of what happened moments after the deadly asteroid responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
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America's string of deadly tornadoes, explained

America's string of deadly tornadoes, explained

A number of tornadoes barreling through the Eastern U.S. have killed 23 people and wreaked havoc in cities and towns along their way.
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New oil-eating bacteria found beneath the Mariana Trench

New oil-eating bacteria found beneath the Mariana Trench

Micro-organisms that consume oil were found in the southern end of the Mariana Trench, according to a new study published in the journal Microbiome.
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Stratolaunch aircraft takes flight for the first time

Stratolaunch aircraft takes flight for the first time

The Stratolaunch aircraft flew over the Mojave Desert for more than two hours on Saturday for the first time, Reuters reports.The Stratolaunch plane is made up of two twin fuselages and massive wings. It is propelled by six Boeing 747 engines.
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Chinese scientists add human brain genes into monkeys

Chinese scientists add human brain genes into monkeys

Researchers from China have inserted human brain genes into monkeys, according to a new study published in the National Science Review.
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Singaporean firm's cultured seafood plans

Singaporean firm's cultured seafood plans

Singaporean-based company Shiok[h][i] Meats has plans to develop cultured meat from stem cells as a sustainable alternative to seafood, CleanTechnica reports.
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Previously undiscovered species of human found in Philippines cave

Previously undiscovered species of human found in Philippines cave

Ancient remains found in a cave in the Philippines have led to the discovery of a tiny hominin species previously unknown to science.
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Scientists develop light-activated gene editing

Scientists develop light-activated gene editing

Chinese scientists are using light as an alternative to viruses to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tools into target cells.
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Chinese residents forced to install cameras in their homes

Chinese residents forced to install cameras in their homes

Citizens in the cities of Hangzhou and Fujian province are being forced to install surveillance cameras in their homes.
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Israel lunar probe crashes upon landing

Israel lunar probe crashes upon landing

Israel's lunar probe, the Beresheet, crashed while trying to land on the moon last Thursday due to an engine glitch.According to Space.
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China to censor smoking, bikinis on the internet

China to censor smoking, bikinis on the internet

Content moderators in China have been tasked with the job of censoring unsuitable content such as smoking, tattoos and bikinis, the South China Morning Post reports.
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Scientists want to clone a 42,000-year-old extinct foal

Scientists want to clone a 42,000-year-old extinct foal

Researchers found the body of a 42,000-year-old foal frozen in the Siberian permafrost. Now they are planning to bring its species back to life.
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Russia announces Arctic expansion program

Russia announces Arctic expansion program

Russia has announced an ambitious expansion plan that will secure its foothold in the Arctic.The Associated Press reports that while at the Arctic forum in St.
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New nature preserve planned for Shanghai

New nature preserve planned for Shanghai

Shanghai is set for a new nature preserve that will be used to conserve the natural ecology of the Yangtze River.The preserve will consist of an aquarium and a research facility.
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NASA to send flying robots to the ISS

NASA to send flying robots to the ISS

Two special robots called 'Astrobees' will be sent to space to help astronauts carry out chores and experiments on board the International Space Station.
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Satellite images show Chinese anti-satellite laser base

Satellite images show Chinese anti-satellite laser base

Recent satellite images exposed a secret anti-satellite laser base and weapons facilities in Xinjiang.According to The Print, the images were provided by retired Indian Army Colonel and satellite imagery analyst Vinyak Bhat.
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First ever black hole photo revealed by scientists

First ever black hole photo revealed by scientists

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How whitening strips damage your teeth

How whitening strips damage your teeth

New research on the effects of dental whitening products shows that whitening strips containing hydrogen peroxide can be harmful to the teeth's dentin.
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Israeli spacecraft attempts to land on the moon

Israeli spacecraft attempts to land on the moon

An Israeli space probe, called the Beresheet, entered lunar orbit last week and is set to land on the moon's surface on Thursday, The Times of Israel reports.
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U.S. sails amphibious assault ship in disputed South China Sea

U.S. sails amphibious assault ship in disputed South China Sea

The U.S. sailed its USS Wasp amphibious assault ship near a strategic reef claimed by Manila and Beijing that lies 230 km off the Philippine coast, reports the Japan Times.
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European Parliament legislates against single-use plastics

European Parliament legislates against single-use plastics

The European Parliament is set to implement a plastic ban that would restrict the use of single-use plastic items in the next two years, Reuters reports.
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Nanomaterial-producing plants could grow on Mars

Nanomaterial-producing plants could grow on Mars

Researchers have developed plants that can produce nanomaterials which then give them extraordinary abilities that could allow them to someday grow on Mars.
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China to install AI surveillance in prison

China to install AI surveillance in prison

One of China's largest prisons is almost finished installing an AI system that will monitor its prisoners.
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Dutch container search stumbles on shipwreck

Dutch container search stumbles on shipwreck

Dutch salvage teams looking for shipping containers that fell off a ship during a storm discovered a 16th Century shipwreck on the North Sea floor, according to the BBC.
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Chicago building the fastest elevator in North America

Chicago building the fastest elevator in North America

Chicago is building North America's tallest and fastest elevator along with a glass cabin at the top of the Aon Center.
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Mick Jagger to undergo heart valve replacement surgery

Mick Jagger to undergo heart valve replacement surgery

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is set to undergo heart surgery, following the postponement of the band's North American tour.Reuters reports that according to U.S.
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Planned Danish skyscraper will be tallest in western Europe

Planned Danish skyscraper will be tallest in western Europe

The Danish town of Brande is to get a brand new skyscraper designed by architectural firm Dorte Mandrup, reports the Guardian.The project is being helmed by Bestseller, a fashion brand that was founded in the town of Brande.
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Denmark to convert excess renewable energy into hydrogen fuel

Denmark to convert excess renewable energy into hydrogen fuel

Denmark's biggest energy firm is planning on building wind farms that will convert their energy surplus into gas.
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New terminal planned for Chicago O'hare Airport

New terminal planned for Chicago O'hare Airport

Chicago's international airport is set to undergo an $8.5 million expansion.
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Taiwan and Japan scramble jets after Chinese incursion

Taiwan and Japan scramble jets after Chinese incursion

Taiwan and Japan both scrambled jets over the weekend after Chinese aircraft incursions. According to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense, or MND, two Chinese military aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait at 11 a.m.
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Deadly pathogen wipes out over 100 species of frogs

Deadly pathogen wipes out over 100 species of frogs

A deadly disease is wiping out numerous species of frogs the world over, in what scientists say is one of the biggest disasters ever to hit the animal world.
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Attack to North Korean embassy in Madrid: Explained

Attack to North Korean embassy in Madrid: Explained

A group called Cheollima Civil Defense Group or CDC is being accused by the Spanish High Court of raiding the North Korean Embassy in Madrid.According to a statement issued by the Spanish High Court, on February 22 at 4:34 p.m.
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Boeing anti-stall system activated before Ethiopia 737 Max crash

Boeing anti-stall system activated before Ethiopia 737 Max crash

Details of the final moments of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have begun to emerge, with investigators believing the plane's anti-stall system contributed to the disaster.
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India conducts anti-satellite missile test

India conducts anti-satellite missile test

India has successfully used anti-satellite technology on a low-orbit satellite - a milestone its Prime Minister claims establishes the country as a global space power.
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Astronomers make first direct observation of super-Jupiter exoplanet

Astronomers make first direct observation of super-Jupiter exoplanet

Astronomers have made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using a technique known as optical interferometry.
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Scientists develop contraceptive jewelry to prevent pregnancies

Scientists develop contraceptive jewelry to prevent pregnancies

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a novel form of birth control that's literally as simple as putting on an earring.
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Surgeons claim to repair fully severed spinal cords in animals

Surgeons claim to repair fully severed spinal cords in animals

Surgeons from Italy and China claimed that two studies published Wednesday add evidence to their ability to treat irreversible spinal-cord injuries that will someday lead to the world's first human head transplant, according to USA Today.
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Saudi Arabian farms in California are using water for free

Saudi Arabian farms in California are using water for free

A Saudi Arabian food conglomerate is using Californian land and water for free through a century-old legal loop-hole.
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Pentagon shifting $1 billion to fund border wall construction

Pentagon shifting $1 billion to fund border wall construction

The U.S. Department of Defense shifted $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Reuters.
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Nuclear accident: The Three Mile Island Accident explained.

Nuclear accident: The Three Mile Island Accident explained.

On March 28, 1979, The Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor, near Middletown, Pennsylvania partially melted down, releasing radioactive fumes into the atmosphere.
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