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Europe's Mars probe destroyed after plunging to surface


FRANKFURT Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe was destroyed on impact after plummeting to the surface of the Red Planet from a height of 2-4 km (1.2 to 2.5 miles), the European Space Agency said on Friday. | Video


Spaceship carrying three-man crew docks with ISS, NASA TV reports 21 Oct 2016

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts docked with the International Space Station on Friday, NASA TV reported, two days after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. | Video


Smart mouth: Chinese fish fossil sheds light on jaw evolution 20 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON A bottom-dwelling, mud-grubbing, armored fish that swam in tropical seas 423 million years ago is fundamentally changing the understanding of the evolution of an indisputably indispensable anatomical feature: the jaw.


Spiders can 'tune' webs for good vibrations, researchers say 20 Oct 2016

OXFORD, England Spiders can control the tension and stiffness of their webs to optimize their sensory powers, helping them locate and identify prey as well as partners, according to researchers at Oxford University. | Video


NASA spacecraft loses computer before close encounter with Jupiter 20 Oct 2016

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA's Juno spacecraft lost its main computer and science instruments shortly before it was due to make an orbital pass near Jupiter on Wednesday, scuttling highly anticipated close-up observations of the largest planet in the solar system.


U.S.-Russian crew blasts off for space station 19 Oct 2016

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan A U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday for a two-day journey to the International Space Station.


Chinese manned space mission docks with space station: Xinhua 19 Oct 2016

SHANGHAI China's Shenzhou 11 manned spacecraft has successfully docked with China's Tiangong 2 space lab, and two astronauts have entered the lab, China's official news agency Xinhua said Wednesday.


Orbital rocket blasts off on space station cargo run 18 Oct 2016

An unmanned Antares rocket owned by Orbital ATK Inc blasted off from Virginia on Monday with a cargo ship for the International Space Station, marking the booster's return to flight two years after a previous version exploded at liftoff. | Video

Maggots under microscope for superbug-killing secretions 18 Oct 2016

Maggots could help tackle the looming crisis of antibacterial resistance, according to researchers from Swansea University, who found that certain molecules in the secretions of green bottle fly maggots are highly effective at killing some species of bacteria. | Video


Blast from the past: comet may have hit Earth 56 million years ago 13 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON Droplets of glass dug up in New Jersey and from the Atlantic seabed indicate a comet or some other extraterrestrial object may have smacked Earth 56 million years ago, roughly 10 million years after the asteroid impact that doomed the dinosaurs.


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Texas hospital reaches settlement with nurse infected with Ebola

AUSTIN, Texas A nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating the first person diagnosed with the deadly disease in the United States has reached a settlement with the Dallas hospital where she was in a team caring for the man, a statement on Monday said.