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Drinking age: oldest evidence of wine-making found near Tbilisi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Oenophiles take note: 5980 BC was a very good year for wine. Reuters: Science News

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U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

(Reuters) – U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. Reuters: Science News

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Exploring Egypt’s Great Pyramid from the inside, virtually

PARIS (Reuters) – A team of scientists who last week announced the discovery of a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza have created a virtual-reality tour that allows users to ‘teleport’ themselves inside the structure and explore its architecture. Reuters: Science News

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Wounds sustained at night heal twice as slowly, scientists find

LONDON (Reuters) – Body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 percent faster than those sustained at night, scientists have discovered in a finding that has implications for surgery and wound-healing medicines. Reuters: Science News

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Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Reuters: Science News

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Saudi fund agrees plan to invest in Virgin space ventures

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund plans to invest about $ 1 billion in Richard Branson’s space company, Virgin Galactic, and sister companies The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, according to a joint statement published on Thursday. Reuters: Science News

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Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays have detected a large and enigmatic internal structure in the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the massive Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. Reuters: Science News

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Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have identified a new species of great ape on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, finding that a small population of orangutans inhabiting its Batang Toru forest merits recognition as the third species of these shaggy reddish tree dwellers. Reuters: Science News

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‘Bloodhound’ car kicks off bid to speed into record books

NEWQUAY, England (Reuters) – The Bloodhound Supersonic Car, effectively a fighter jet on wheels, on Thursday kicked off a bid to roar into the record books by eventually reaching 1,000 mph (1,610 kmh). Reuters: Science News

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Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from “eyes of God”

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet “from the eyes of God”. Reuters: Science News