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Giant sloth vs. ancient man: fossil footprints track prehistoric hunt4/25/2018 6:07:20 PMBOURNEMOUTH, England - Scientists have uncovered evidence of ancient humans engaged in a deadly face-off with a giant sloth, showing for the first time how our ancestors might have tackled such a formidable prey.Europe launches seventh Sentinel Earth observation satellite4/25/2018 6:24:35 PMFRANKFURT - Europe has launched the seventh of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites as part of its multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to help predict weather phenomena such as El Nino and track the progress of global warming.Britain considers setting up satellite system to rival EU's Galileo: FT4/25/2018 1:14:36 PMLONDON - Britain is considering setting up a satellite navigation system to rival the European Union's Galileo project amid a row over attempts to restrict Britain's access to sensitive security information after Brexit, the Financial Times reported.SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope4/19/2018 9:23:33 AMCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life.Igor the Siberian tiger gets stem-cell hip treatment in Hungary4/21/2018 9:16:35 AMSZEGED, Hungary - Igor, a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo, received stem-cell joint treatment on Wednesday which doctors hoped would help heal its hip and allow it to live happily, on less medicine.Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame4/19/2018 4:37:42 PMSINGAPORE - Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture.Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria4/18/2018 11:43:08 PMLONDON, April 18 - Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.More than 100 parts for NASA's Orion capsule to be 3D printed4/17/2018 3:43:53 PMFRANKFURT - More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars.Gerst aims to be 'nice boss' as first German ISS commander4/17/2018 2:20:31 PMCOLOGNE - Astronaut Alexander Gerst says he aims to be a "nice boss" when he becomes the $100 billion International Space Station's first German commander later this year.Plastic-eating enzyme holds promise in fighting pollution4/17/2018 6:17:52 PM (Refiles this April 16 story to fix affiliation in 10th paragraph.)