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Disaster: NASA was warned

On February 1, the U.S. space shuttle Columbia disintegrated while returning to Earth, killing all seven astronauts on board. As investigations into possible...

German scientist focuses on five possible...

Hamburg— German space experts said Sunday the inquiry into the space shuttle Columbia disaster would focus on the heat shield, with damage to insulation...

East Africa sets up science council

DAR ES SALAAM – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have set up a joint Science and Technology Council for East Africa (EA) in an attempt to boost science and...

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Tokyo to ignore cloning claims

The Japanese government on Friday shrugged off an announcement by a controversial sect of the birth of a cloned baby in Japan where cloning is banned....

Test-tube babies vulnerable to eye cancer,...

PARIS – Test-tube babies may be vulnerable to eye cancer, Dutch doctors warn, in the third study in as many months to suggest that children born to in-vitro...

Ants breathe like human beings

WASHINGTON – Experiments on ladybugs, crickets and ants have for the first time shown how insects breathe — without lungs, but in some ways similar...

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Psychologists warn on cloning

Scientists who cloned Dolly the sheep at Britain’s Roslin Institute, made it clear from the outset that they did not intend it for human beings.

China’s space target

Four decades after the first manned space flight of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, China aims in 2003 to become the third country after the US and Russia...

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Safety at 'core' of Boeing, says...

"Safety is at the core of who we are at Boeing, and ensuring safe and reliable travel on our airplanes is an enduring value and our absolute commitment to everyone," Muilenburg said.