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Saudi capital's $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official
30/10/2014 17:03
Saudi capital's $22.5 bn metro a race against time: officialThe sprawling and congested Saudi capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion metro system within four years, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos island
30/10/2014 9:29
Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos islandConservationists said on Tuesday they have brought giant tortoises found on the Galapagos island of Espanola back from the brink of extinction, gaining a foothold strong enough to allow humans to leave the reptiles alone.
Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off
1/11/2014 7:08
The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's first spaceship, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.
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Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift offSpace tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off
1/11/2014 7:08
The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's first spaceship, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.
 
Saudi capital's $22.5 bn metro a race against time: officialSaudi capital's $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official
30/10/2014 17:03
The sprawling and congested Saudi capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion metro system within four years, a senior official said on Wednesday.
 
Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos islandGiant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos island
30/10/2014 9:29
Conservationists said on Tuesday they have brought giant tortoises found on the Galapagos island of Espanola back from the brink of extinction, gaining a foothold strong enough to allow humans to leave the reptiles alone.
 
Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station suppliedProbe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied
30/10/2014 9:21
Authorities started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station.
 
Obama, Red Cross see progress in Ebola battleObama, Red Cross see progress in Ebola battle
29/10/2014 9:33
US President Barack Obama and the Red Cross have offered hope that the battle against the deadly West African Ebola outbreak is being won, amid a dramatic in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.
 
Australia issues blanket visa ban on Ebola-hit countriesAustralia issues blanket visa ban on Ebola-hit countries
28/10/2014 9:45
Australia came under fire on Tuesday from health experts and rights advocates after it issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region.
 
US nurse leaves quarantine, child negative for EbolaUS nurse leaves quarantine, child negative for Ebola
28/10/2014 9:31
A US nurse, whose enforced quarantine in New Jersey sparked a furious backlash after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, was discharged on Monday, officials said.
 
UN climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damageUN climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damage
27/10/2014 12:03
Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.
 
Orbital cargo ship readies for Monday launchOrbital cargo ship readies for Monday launch
27/10/2014 11:51
Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship is preparing to launch to the International Space Station Monday, aiming to carry some 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms) of materials for space experiments.
 
Game changer: Doctors transplant 'dead' heartsGame changer: Doctors transplant 'dead' hearts
26/10/2014 11:48
Australian surgeons said on Friday they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first they said could change the way organs are donated.
 
Skin patches may replace traditional blood testSkin patches may replace traditional blood test
26/10/2014 11:11
A team of researchers has designed and successfully tested, for the first time, a small skin patch that detected malarial proteins in live mice.
 
Obama: 'We have to be guided by the facts, not fear' on EbolaObama: 'We have to be guided by the facts, not fear' on Ebola
26/10/2014 10:47
President Barack Obama commended New Yorkers for their calm reaction to the city's first case of Ebola and told Americans in his weekly address that the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear."
 
The beast with the behemoth arms: A dinosaur mystery is solvedThe beast with the behemoth arms: A dinosaur mystery is solved
26/10/2014 10:44
In July 1965, two gigantic fossilized dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 8 feet (2.4 meters), they were the longest arms of any known bipedal creature in Earth's history.
 
Ebola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases - WHOEbola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases - WHO
25/10/2014 12:07
The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday.
 
Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY: BonhamsApple computer sells for record $905K in NY: Bonhams
23/10/2014 12:24
One of the first Apple computers ever built sold in New York on Wednesday for $905,000, leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world's most expensive computer relic.
 
 

 




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