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Chinese astronauts board space station module in historic mission

JIUQUAN, China (Reuters) -Three Chinese astronauts on Thursday flew to an unfinished space station in China's first crewed mission since 2016, expanding the country's already growing near-Earth presence and challenging U.S. leadership in orbital space. Read More

 

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Fish once labeled a 'living fossil' surprises scientists again

(Reuters) - The coelacanth - a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa's east coast - is offering up even more surprises. More »

 

China fossils show new species of extinct giant rhino that roamed Asia

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fossils found in northwest China's Gansu province indicate a new species of giant rhino that lived more than 26 million years ago, according to a paper published in the journal Communications Biology on Thursday. More »

 

Pioneering space reproduction research yields healthy baby mice

(Reuters) - Trail-blazing space reproduction research that yielded healthy baby mice produced using freeze-dried sperm stored for years in orbit is showing the possibilities of procreation beyond Earth, with future implications for humans exploring the cosmos. More »

 

Major milestones in Chinese space exploration

BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched a spacecraft on Thursday carrying three astronauts to the main module of the country's space station, its first crewed mission in nearly five years. More »

 

Bid of $28 million wins a rocket trip to space with Bezos

SEATTLE (Reuters) -A seat on a spaceship ride with billionaire Jeff Bezos went for $28 million during a live auction on Saturday, concluding the month-long bidding process for the sightseeing trip on the Blue Origin's maiden voyage next month. More »

 

How primates are aiding the fight against COVID-19 in Louisiana

COVINGTON, La. (Reuters) - On a 500-acre (200-hectare) plot of land near a small Louisiana town north of New Orleans, about 5,000 monkeys climb and lounge in an enclosure. More »

 

Tiny creature comes back to life after 24,000 years in Siberian deep freeze

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New dinosaur species discovered in Australia, one of world's biggest

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new dinosaur species in Australia, one of the largest found in the world, more than a decade after cattle farmers first uncovered bones of the animal. More »

 

Relativity Space raises $650 million for bigger 3D-printed rocket

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Venture-backed startup Relativity Space, which aims to build the world's first fleet of 3D-printed rockets, said on Tuesday it has raised $650 million from a raft of new investors including BlackRock, hedge fund Soroban Capital, and the actor Jared Leto. More »

 

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