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Feeling crabby: Plant-eating dinosaurs snacked on crustaceans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some plant-eating dinosaurs apparently liked a side order of crabs to go with their usual salad. Reuters: Science News

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Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

(Reuters) – The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere. Reuters: Science News

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U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, about six hours after their Soyuz spacecraft blasted off from Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Reuters: Science News

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Spectacular Northern Light display illuminates Finnish sky

(Reuters) – Green, purple, pink and yellow lights danced across the sky in striking aurora displays over northern Finland early on Friday. Reuters: Science News

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Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday. Reuters: Science News

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Arianespace aborts satellite launch seconds before lift-off

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European satellite launching firm Arianespace said it had called off the launch of two communications satellites seconds before lift-off on Tuesday, citing unspecified problems. Reuters: Science News

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Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. Reuters: Science News

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India’s eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. Reuters: Science News

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Famed T. rex ‘Sue’ getting a makeover at Field Museum in Chicago

(Reuters) – The world’s biggest T. rex is getting ready for a cutting-edge makeover. Reuters: Science News

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Robot makers slow to address cyber risk: researchers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers who warned half a dozen robot manufacturers in January about nearly 50 vulnerabilities in their home, business and industrial robots, say only a few of the problems have been addressed. Reuters: Science News