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Paul Allen's space firm details plans for rockets, cargo vehicle


SEATTLE The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Monday unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market.

Russia says will not deploy arms in space first: Ifax 20 Aug 2018

MOSCOW Russia does not plan to put weapons in space first and considers this to be an important signal that Washington should not ignore, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Monday.


Scientists seek new ways to combat Florida's growing 'red tide' 16 Aug 2018

Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the "red tide" that has been killing marine life along a 150-mile (240-km) stretch of the Gulf Coast, the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday.

Sweden calls for nuclear reactors to be shielded from hot weather 20 Aug 2018

OSLO Sweden's nuclear energy regulator SSM has asked plant operators to produce plans in the coming months to shield their reactors from harmful hot weather, its director told Reuters on Monday.

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain 15 Aug 2018

LONDON Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.


Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower 13 Aug 2018

MITZPE RAMON, Israel Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.


U.S. warns on Russia's new space weapons 14 Aug 2018

GENEVA The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" way.


India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears 15 Aug 2018

NEW DELHI India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.


NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere 12 Aug 2018

NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced. | Video


Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia 12 Aug 2018

FOCA, Bosnia A meteor shower lit up the skies above eastern Bosnia on Saturday night, giving star gazers a rare opportunity to see a display of shooting stars with the naked eye.


U.S. health secretary says agency can eliminate drug rebates

WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency's power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration's plan to lower prescription medicine costs. | Video