Amazon founder Bezos' rocket company passes landing test

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  • Nov 24, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space transportation company, Blue Origin, plans about two more years of test flights before it will offer rides to passengers.On Monday, Blue Origin successfully landed a suborbital ro...
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Doomsday Clock stays unchanged at three minutes to midnight

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  • Jan 27, 2016
WASHINGTON The Iran nuclear deal and movement on climate change prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, to keep it unchanged on Tuesday at three minutes to midnight.The Doomsday Clock, devise...
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'Grease: Live!' changed its naughty original lyrics and everyone noticed

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  • Feb 01, 2016
What's a "dragon wagon," anyway? Fox's production of Grease: Live surprised fans Sunday night by changing some of the original musical's racier lyrics. "Greased Lightning" appeared to be the most affected song; "the chicks'll cream" turned into "the chic...
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Google AI program wins third straight match to take Go series

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  • Mar 13, 2016
SEOUL Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program on Saturday took a 3-0 lead in a five-match series against one of the world's top players of the complicated board game Go.The victory for the AlphaGo program, designed by Google subsidiary DeepMind, ...
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New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

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  • Jun 01, 2016
NEW YORK Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the in...
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Ancient lava bubbles reveal conditions on primordial Earth

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  • May 11, 2016
WASHINGTON Tiny bubbles that formed inside volcanic rock 2.7 billion years ago are providing big insights into the conditions on primordial Earth.Scientists said an analysis of gas bubbles trapped in ancient basalt rock that formed from ancient lava fl...
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Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank hackers compromised SWIFT software, warning to be issued

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  • Apr 25, 2016
The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE System...
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Oracle profit beats Street on strong cloud-based software sales

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  • Dec 16, 2015
Business software maker Oracle Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong sales from its cloud services.The company's shares were up 2 percent at $39.70 in extended trading on Wednesday.Oracle, like other established tech c...
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Lockheed unit to help design quieter supersonic passenger jet: NASA

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  • Mar 01, 2016
NASA on Monday announced a contract award to Lockheed Martin Corp's unit for the preliminary design of a "low boom" flight demonstration aircraft.NASA's Commercial Supersonic Technology Project had asked industry teams to submit design concepts for a t...
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Rare white lion cubs are the first miracle of the holiday season

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  • Nov 26, 2015
The Toronto Zoo's eight-week-old lion cubs made their first public appearance on Thursday, displaying their cuteness in a video on the zoo's YouTube channel. Baby animals are almost always cute — but extremely rare baby animals? Who are only eight...
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