Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Cars drive through Ramon Crater during the Perseid meteor shower near the town of Mitzpe Ramonin

Thousands Gather in Israeli Desert for Meteor Shower

By Ori Lewis MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by...
The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket payload fairing is seen with the NASA and Parker Solar Probe emblems at Launch Complex 37 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

NASA Launches Probe to Go Deep into Sun’s Scorching Atmosphere

(Reuters) NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced The craft will...
High-fiber wheat plants grow in a Calyxt greenhouse in New Brighton

Gene-Editing Startups Ignite The Next ‘Frankenfood’ Fight

By Rod Nickel (Reuters) In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world's biggest...
NASA crew assignments announcement for Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon in Houston

NASA Names Astronauts for First Manned U.S. Space Launches since 2011

By Joey Roulette (Reuters) NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program ended...
A sign marks a Biogen facility in Cambridge

Eisai/Biogen to Advance Alzheimer’s Drug, Provide Fresh Hope

By Julie Steenhuysen and Deena Beasley (Reuters) Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen Inc will move forward with late-stage clinical trials of their Alzheimer’s disease drug, BAN2401,...
A DNA double helix is seen in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute

Cashing In on DNA: Race On to Unlock Value in Genetic...

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters)  How much is your DNA worth? As millions of people pay for home tests to check on ancestry or health risks,...
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