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How much does a kilogram weigh? Depends on your 'Planck constant'  REUTERS · 1 day
It may not change how you buy bananas, but scientists have voted to redefine... more
Frigid planet detected orbiting nearby star  REUTERS · 3 days
A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a "Super-Earth," may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers said on Wednesday,... more
After aborted mission, NASA astronaut confident about December launch  REUTERS · 3 days
The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month's aborted launch... more
Scientists to swap dusty old kilogram for something more stable  REUTERS · 5 days
After years of nursing a sometimes dusty cylinder of metal in a vault outside Paris as... more
Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million  REUTERS · 1 week
A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at auction on Thursday for almost... more
Scientists angry at UK visa denials for African, Asian researchers  REUTERS · 1 week
Scientists in Britain expressed concern on Thursday after at least 17 delegates from Africa and Asia... more
Portugal to build satellite launch pad, lab with China  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Portugal plans to build an international launch pad for small satellites in the Azores and has agreed with... more
Bill Gates, on China trip, lauds free trade - and futuristic toilets  REUTERS · 2 weeks
U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn't need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn... more
Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues... more
South Africans make bricks from human urine  REUTERS · 2 weeks
South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one... more
To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA's Orion spacecraft  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Europe's Airbus said on Friday it had delivered the "powerhouse" for NASA's new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond... more
Some dinosaurs had exquisite eggs with colors, spots, speckles  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Some dinosaurs laid colored, speckled and spotted eggs boasting exquisite hues of blue and brown, scientists said on... more
Scientists launch plan to map genes of all complex life on earth  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Scientists launched a vast project on Thursday to map the genetic code of all 1.5 million known species of complex life on earth, aiming... more
Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor: investigation  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The launch failure last month of a manned mission to space was caused by a faulty sensor that... more
Russia plans first manned space mission since rocket failure  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The first manned mission to the International Space Station since a Russian rocket failed to launch earlier this... more
Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by faulty sensor: agencies  REUTERS · 3 weeks
The Soyuz rocket launch failure this month was caused by a faulty sensor, Russian news agencies reported citing... more
Musk shakes up SpaceX in race to make satellite launch window: sources  REUTERS · 3 weeks
SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to... more
NASA retires its planet hunter, the Kepler space telescope  REUTERS · 3 weeks
The Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired after a 9-1/2-year mission in... more
Stephen Hawking's thesis, wheelchair heading for auction  REUTERS · 3 weeks
From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed for auction, offering fans of... more
Soviet-era moon fragments could reach $1 million at N.Y. auction  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Wealthy space buffs will have the chance to own three small particles of lunar matter when... more
Ecuadorean discovery pushes back the origins of chocolate  REUTERS · 3 weeks
People have been enjoying chocolate far longer than previously known, according to research published on Monday detailing the domestication and... more
Chinese privately developed rocket fails to reach orbit  REUTERS · 3 weeks
A privately developed Chinese carrier rocket failed to reach orbit after lifting off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday,... more
White House presses forward with Trump's Space Command  REUTERS · 4 weeks
U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command should seek to develop ways for the country's military to operate in... more
AbbVie rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late stage trial  REUTERS · 4 weeks
AbbVie Inc on Tuesday said its experimental rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment showed significant improvement in physical function, pain... more
White House to press forward with Trump's Space Command  REUTERS · 4 weeks
White House advisers on Tuesday are set to recommend that U.S. President Donald Trump's planned U.S. Space Command... more
Roche lands Tecentriq trial win, still trails Merck in lung cancer  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Roche's Tecentriq plus chemotherapy boosted lung cancer patients' survival by nearly five months, study... more
Merck KGaA says might strike partnership deal this year  REUTERS · 4 weeks
German drugmaker Merck KGaA might agree partnership deals to jointly develop two of its most promising experimental medicines... more
AstraZeneca's Lynparza shown to put brakes on ovarian cancer  REUTERS · 4 weeks
An AstraZeneca drug that blocks a cancer cell's ability to repair its genetic code greatly reduced the risk... more
Roche takes on Loxo, Bayer in gene-defined cancer class  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Roche's entrectinib cancer pill was shown to shrink tumors in 57 percent of patients within a group that... more
Roche scores win in slowing aggressive type of breast cancer  REUTERS · 4 weeks
An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow an aggressive type of breast cancer where new treatments... more
Roche's Tecentriq boosts survival in triple-negative breast cancer  REUTERS · 4 weeks
An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow a type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, data released... more
BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury  REUTERS · 4 weeks
A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system's smallest and least-explored planet. more
Scientists prepare for expedition to the world's deepest depths  REUTERS · 4 weeks
For the first time, humans will visit the deepest part of each of the five oceans, plunging to... more
Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum  REUTERS · 4 weeks
The skull of Luzia, the oldest known human fossil in the Americas, was found by researchers combing through... more
Carrots could be key to making greener buildings, say researchers  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for... more
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Development of a humanoid robot prototype, HRP-5P, capable of heavy labor
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