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Japan Approves Growing Human Organs in Animals for First Time

Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country.

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Can Diet Help Cancer Treatment? Study in Mice Offers Clues

Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment too.

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India Farmers Shocked as Suspected Meteorite Crashes into Rice Field

A suspected meteorite the size of a football plunged into a rice field in eastern India, startling farmers, authorities said Thursday.

Onlookers said the light brown-colored object sent them fleeing from the field when it fell at their rural village on Wednesday afternoon, sending up smoke.

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China Launches First Private Rocket Capable of Carrying Satellites

A Chinese startup successfully launched the country's first commercial rocket capable of carrying satellites into orbit Thursday, as the space race between China and the US heats up.

Beijing-based Interstellar Glory Space Technology -- also known as iSpace -- said it launched two satellites into orbit around 1:00 pm Beijing time (0500 GMT) from Jiuquan, a state launch facility in the Gobi desert.

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Microsoft Joins Project on Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft on Monday announced a $1 billion investment in an OpenAI ethical artificial intelligence project backed by Tesla's Elon Musk and Amazon.

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50 Years Ago, Humanity's First Steps on Another World

Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people.

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India to Make New Bid to Launch Moon Rocket on Monday

India will make a new bid to launch a landmark mission to the Moon on Monday, a week after aborting lift-off at the last minute because of a fuel leak, officials said.

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Russia Launches Space Telescope

Russia launched a space telescope Saturday from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint mission with Germany intended to map X-rays across the sky and replace a project lost in January.

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New UK Bank Note to Feature Mathematician Turing

The Bank of England on Monday said World War II code-breaker Alan Turing had been chosen to feature on the back of Britain's new £50 bank note ($63, 56 euros).

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'Oldest Remains' outside Africa Reset Human Migration Clock

A 210,000-year-old skull has been identified as the earliest modern human remains found outside Africa, putting the clock back on mankind's arrival in Europe by more than 150,000 years, researchers said Wednesday.

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