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Little sun bear's facial mimicry reveals complex social skills3/21/2019 9:12:47 PM Sun bears, the smallest of the world's eight bear species, are generally solitary animals, content to spend most of their time alone outside mating season, foraging for fruit, rodents, birds and insects in Southeast Asian tropical forests.Boeing delays by months test flights for U.S. human space program: sources3/20/2019 10:47:07 PM Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday.China clones 'Sherlock Holmes' police dog to cut training times: state media3/20/2019 6:14:41 AM Scientists in southwest China's Yunnan province have cloned what they called the "Sherlock Holmes of police dogs" in a program they hope will help cut training times and costs for police dogs, state media reported on Wednesday.WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research3/19/2019 7:54:29 PM It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday.Brazilian physicist wins $1.4 million Templeton Prize3/19/2019 10:19:00 AM Brazilian physicist and astronomer Marcelo Gleiser has been awarded the 2019 Templeton Prize, worth $1.4 million, for his work blending science and spirituality.Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure3/14/2019 11:48:25 PM A Russian-made Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying three astronauts into space, two of whom survived a mid-air rocket failure in October.Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in 'designer babies'3/13/2019 6:03:29 PM Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in genetically-altered babies after a rogue Chinese researcher last year announced the birth of the world's first gene-edited twins.Space station crew confident on eve of first launch since rocket failure3/13/2019 5:03:34 PM Two astronauts who survived a dramatic launch mishap in October said on Wednesday they were confident this time about reaching the International Space Station, though they said a small fault had been discovered on their rocket during final checks.Toyota, Japan space agency join forces to develop moon rover3/12/2019 6:57:56 PM Toyota Motor Corp, one of the world's largest automakers, and Japan's space agency said on Tuesday they had agreed to cooperate in developing a manned lunar rover that runs on fuel cell technologies.Brazil to sign accord with U.S. on space technology next week3/11/2019 11:00:37 PM The United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its launch site near the equator, the Brazilian government said on Monday.Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast3/8/2019 6:08:35 PM An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX splashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, successfully completing a mission crucial to NASA's long-delayed quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil later this year.Musk's SpaceX capsule set to splash down Friday after space station stop3/7/2019 9:10:37 PM An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX was due to return to earth on Friday after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, capping the first orbital test mission in NASA's long-delayed quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil later this year.Russia wants to join Luxembourg in space mining3/6/2019 2:50:37 PM Russia, a leading producer of natural resources, plans to join Luxembourg in mining for minerals in outer space, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Wednesday.MSF-run hospital develops 3D printed prosthetics for war victims3/6/2019 2:10:19 PM A hospital in Jordan has given a victim of Yemen's war new hope for the future, thanks to the cutting edge technology of 3D printed prosthetics. Body language: The Russian science keeping North Korea's dead leaders looking fresh3/6/2019 12:01:39 AM Perhaps none of the communist legacies shared by Vietnam and North Korea highlighted during Kim Jong Un’s “goodwill visit” to Hanoi is stranger than the embalmed leaders on display in their capital cities, and the secretive team of Russian technicians that keeps the aging bodies looking ageless.SpaceX rocket with unmanned U.S. capsule blasts off for space station3/4/2019 6:05:46 PM (This March 3 story has been refiled to correct paragraph 9 to read "into orbit" instead of "into space")Europe's satellites flying blind as space junk spreads: ESA adviser2/28/2019 2:49:32 PM Europe needs its own technology to guard against a growing threat to its satellites from space junk ranging from dead satellites to tiny particles, according to a top adviser to the European Space Agency (ESA).Airbus, OneWeb aim for new satellite era with first launch2/28/2019 1:21:17 PM A rocket carrying six satellites built by Airbus SE and partner OneWeb blasted off from French Guiana on Wednesday, the first step in a plan to give millions of people in remote and rural areas high-speed internet beamed down from space.Melting missiles: just one problem with F-35s stopping N Korea rockets2/27/2019 3:01:56 PM Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after lift-off, the Pentagon is studying as a near-term option whether a group of F-35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshly-launched rockets.NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station2/22/2019 11:41:23 PM NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test flight of a newly designed crew capsule to the International Space Station on March 2.