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U.S. science probe nears unexplored dwarf planet Ceres

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA science satellite on Friday will wrap up a 7-1/2-year journey to Ceres, an unexplored dwarf planet in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, scientists said on Monday.

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Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages 02 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting.

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Astronauts breeze through spacewalk to rig station for U.S. space taxis 01 Mar 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - Two U.S. astronauts whipped through a third spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Sunday to rig parking spots for new U.S. space taxis. | Video

Lockheed invests in Rocket Lab's U.S. unit to keep pace with innovation 02 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Monday it had made a strategic investment in the U.S. unit of New Zealand's Rocket Lab, which is building a carbon-composite rocket, the Electron, to launch small satellites into orbit for less than $5 million.

Companies' tests used in 'superbug' scope cleaning flawed: FDA 02 Mar 2015

- Manufacturers' tests of procedures to clean medical scopes linked with "superbug" outbreaks contained flaws that render their cleaning instructions unreliable, according to a senior official with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

SpaceX rocket blasts off with world’s first all-electric satellites 02 Mar 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla - A Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world’s first all-electric communications satellites into orbit.

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NASA resolves issue with spacesuit helmet water leak 27 Feb 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Water that leaked into an astronaut’s helmet after a spacewalk on Wednesday poses no threat, clearing the way for another outing to rig the International Space Station for new space taxis, NASA said on Friday.

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Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory 25 Feb 2015

SYDNEY - Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow.

Monsanto says GM corn trial in final stage in India 27 Feb 2015

NEW DELHI - Monsanto's Indian subsidiary expects to submit final trial results for its genetically modified (GM) corn to lawmakers within a year for the government to then decide on a commercial launch, the company's country head said on Friday.

Playing physics: Student builds Lego Large Hadron Collider 26 Feb 2015

LONDON - A particle physics student has used his downtime to build a Lego model of the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and is now lobbying the toy company to take it to market.

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Texas nurse Pham sues Dallas hospital over Ebola infection

DALLAS - The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, sued a Texas hospital on Monday, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from contracting the deadly virus and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with it.