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NASA puts out call for satellite communication services – on Mars

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CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

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U.S. scientists to map interior of Mount St. Helens volcano 23 Jul 2014

SEATTLE - A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds 10:00am BST

LONDON - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday.

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Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy: U.S. study 12:51am BST

- Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way.

Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks 23 Jul 2014

(This July 22 story is refiled to include omitted title for Chris Valasek, paragraph 3)

Schizophrenia has many genetic links, study says 22 Jul 2014

NEW YORK - More than 100 locations on the human genome may play a role in a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia, according to a new study.

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U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred 21 Jul 2014

CHICAGO - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.

Drugmakers to share neglected compounds with British academia 22 Jul 2014

LONDON - A group of seven leading drugmakers has agreed to share an array of neglected experimental medicines with British academic researchers in the latest example of the deepening ties between industry and external scientists.

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Forty-five years after Apollo landing, U.S. debates next lunar step 21 Jul 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.

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Even in isolated, pristine Tasmania, pressure to allow GMO farming 18 Jul 2014

POWRANNA Australia - Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough. | Video