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Experts Discover 'Cavities' in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza could contain two previously unknown "cavities", scientists using radiography to scan the millennia-old monument said on Saturday.

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China to Launch Manned Spacecraft

China will launch a manned space mission on Monday, official media said, as the Asian giant works towards setting up its own space station. 

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Hurricane Matthew Damages Roofs at NASA's Launch Center

Hurricane Matthew lashed NASA's rocket launch facility at Cape Canaveral on Friday, forcing power outages and damaging roofs as it battered the Florida coast with wind gusts, the U.S. space agency said.

Rockets, spaceships and crucial equipment for the U.S. space program and private companies like SpaceX are all stored in the area, which is home to Kennedy Space Center (KSC). 

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Planet in Star System Next Door May Have Ocean

A rocky planet discovered in the "habitable" zone of the star nearest our Sun may be covered with oceans, researchers at France's CNRS research institute said Thursday.

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Trio Win Nobel Chemistry Prize for Tiny Molecular Machines

A trio of French, British and Dutch scientists won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for developing molecular machines, the world's smallest machines that may one day act as artificial muscles to power tiny robots or even prosthetic limbs.

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'Strange States' of Matter Earns British Trio Nobel Physics Prize

The study of "strange states" of matter, which may one day yield superfast and small computers, earned British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday.

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Japan's Ohsumi Wins Nobel Medicine Prize for Work on Cell 'Recycling'

Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize for his work on autophagy -- a process whereby cells "eat themselves" -- which when disrupted can cause Parkinson's and diabetes.

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New Twist in SpaceX Rocket Blast Probe

The mysterious explosion of a SpaceX rocket last month took an odd turn with a "cordial" encounter between staff of Elon Musk's firm and fierce rival United Launch Alliance, The Washington Post reported.

No one was hurt in the September 1 blast, which came as the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket was being fueled ahead of a standard, pre-launch test in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Rosetta Crash-Lands on Comet, Ending 12-Year Space Mission

Europe's pioneering Rosetta spacecraft concluded a 12-year odyssey with a controlled crash-landing Friday onto the comet it has orbited and probed for two years to unravel the secrets of the Solar System's birth, mission controllers said.

Wild cheering erupted in the mission control centre in Darmstadt, as spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced the official end of mission.

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Giant Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Mongolia Desert

One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said Friday, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago.

A joint Mongolian-Japanese expedition found the giant print, which measures 106 centimetres (42 inches) long and 77 centimetres wide.

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