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New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake

ROME (Reuters) - A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake. Read More

 

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Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the number known to be circling the giant gas planet, including one "wrong-way driver" that appears destined to crash into other moons sharing its orbital highway. More »

 

World's oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in northeastern Jordan have given researchers a delectable surprise: people began making bread, a vital staple food, millennia before they developed agriculture. More »

 

Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity. More »

 

South Africa's MeerKAT to help unlock mysteries of universe

CARNARVON, South Africa (Reuters) - A scientific mega-project to unlock cosmic conundrums from dark energy to detecting extraterrestrial life was given a boost on Friday, when the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope was inaugurated in the remote South African town of Carnarvon. More »

 

Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides - sources

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters. More »

 

Ghostly particles give scientists new understanding of universe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A breakthrough in the study of ghostly particles called high-energy neutrinos that traverse space, zipping unimpeded through people, planets and whole galaxies, is giving scientists an audacious new way to expand our understanding of the cosmos. More »

 

NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says

(This July 11 story in the final paragraph corrects the time period of launches, how far in advance seats are booked on Soyuz spacecraft and the number of launchpads in Kazakhstan.) More »

 

Fossils of early giant dinosaur discovered in Argentina

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed in northwestern Argentina fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur, a four-legged plant-eater with a medium-length neck and long tail that was a forerunner of the largest land animals of all time. More »

 

Israel plans to land unmanned spacecraft on moon in February

YEHUD, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli non-profit group plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in February in the first landing of its kind since 2013. More »

 

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