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Musk's SpaceX wins NASA award to supply planned lunar space station

(Reuters) - NASA on Friday picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency's planned lunar space station, a crucial building block to its plans to build a permanent post on the moon and mount future missions to Mars. Read More

 

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'Navajo warrior' dinosaur was a real fighter, with a scar to prove it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed fossils of a fearsome feathered dinosaur in northwestern New Mexico that was a quick and agile predator that could chase down smaller prey or swarm larger prey in pack attacks 67 million years ago. More »

 

Russia's 2020 satellite launch programme hit by production halt: Roscosmos

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's space agency Roscosmos said on Friday it would have to adjust its 2020 launch programme because of a halt in satellite production in Europe, amid the coronavirus outbreak. More »

 

Singapore scientists study genes to fast-track coronavirus vaccine

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Scientists in Singapore say they have developed a way to track genetic changes that speeds testing of vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed more than 16,000 people worldwide. More »

 

SpaceX's simulated spacecraft becomes unstable in parachute test: CNBC

(Reuters) - Private rocket company SpaceX had an incident during parachute testing for its Crew Dragon capsule, in which the simulated spacecraft being tested became unstable and was dropped early, according to a tweet from a CNBC reporter. More »

 

Gilead's potential coronavirus treatment gets FDA's orphan drug label

(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc's experimental drug remdesivir, seen as one of the more promising potential treatments for the coronavirus, on Monday received the orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. More »

 

Astronauts quarantined ahead of journey to International Space Station

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Russian cosmonauts and a U.S. astronaut were spending their final weeks on Earth in quarantine before they are scheduled to blast off on April 9 for the International Space Station for six months as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps Earth. More »

 

Pharma firm Anges and Osaka University to begin testing coronavirus vaccine on animals

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Anges Inc said on Tuesday that it and Osaka University had completed development of a DNA vaccine against the new coronavirus and that it would begin testing it in animals soon. More »

 

Primordial worm-like creature was forerunner to most animals - including us

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A worm-like creature smaller than a grain of rice that burrowed on the sea floor in search of meals like dead organic matter about 555 million years ago may be the evolutionary forerunner of most animals living today - including people. More »

 

In battle against coronavirus, Colombia transforms military hospital

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's central military hospital, which for decades was inundated with victims of landmines and other casualties of the country's internal conflict, is being outfitted to battle a new enemy: coronavirus. More »

 

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