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Special Report: COVID opens new doors for China's gene giant

SYDNEY (Reuters) - As countries scramble to test for the novel coronavirus, a Chinese company has become a go-to name around the world. Read More


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'It came alive:' Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX's Crew Dragon

(Reuters) - U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as NASA's first crew to fly a privately built vehicle into orbit, recounted on Tuesday the loud, jarring ride they experienced through Earth's atmosphere before a safe landing at sea. More »


Abu Dhabi's Tawazun to build satellite centre with Airbus

DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi state defence and security entity Tawazun is to build a satellite assembly, integration and testing centre with Airbus in the United Arab Emirates' oasis city of Al Ain, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday. More »


Convalescent plasma lowers COVID-19 death risk; exposure to common cold may limit disease severity

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »


White House unveils partnership to boost quantum science education

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said on Wednesday the Trump administration is launching a national education partnership to expand access to K-12 quantum information science (QIS) education with major companies and research institutions. More »


Virgin Galactic's Branson to fly into space in early 2021

(Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson will fly into space on a Virgin Galactic rocketship early next year, the space tourism company he founded said on Monday, adding that it would raise new funds with a share offering. More »


'Gnarly' tumor shows dinosaurs got cancer, too

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When scientists first unearthed fossils of a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada's Alberta province in 1989, they spotted a badly malformed leg bone they figured was a healed fracture. More »


Scientists inspired by 'Star Wars' create artificial skin able to feel

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore researchers have developed "electronic skin" capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects, as well as feel texture, or even temperature and pain. More »


NASA astronauts cap historic ‘odyssey’ aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule

(Reuters) - U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. More »


NASA launches new rover to search for signs of past Martian life

(This July 30 story refiles to add details on previous NASA rovers, landers) More »


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