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Egypt Bids Farewell to Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Zewail

Nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail was given a state funeral with military honors on Sunday in Cairo attended by Egypt's president and top officials.

Zewail, who served as a science and technology adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, died on Tuesday in the United States aged 70.

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Scientists Say Hoped-For Physics Particle was Just a Blip

Hopes for a new particle discovery that might have up-ended the standard model of physics were dashed on Friday, as scientists admitted that a "bump" in the data was actually just a "blip."

A great deal of excitement was generated by the December 2015 announcement that a fluctuation in the data had been found independently by two groups of scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a massive underground atom-smasher run by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

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First Evidence of Legendary China Flood May Rewrite History

Geologists have found the first evidence for China's Great Flood, a 4,000-year-old disaster on the Yellow River that led to birth of the Xia dynasty and modern Chinese civilization, researchers said Thursday.

The findings in the journal Science may help rewrite history because they not only show that a massive flood did occur, but that it was in 1920 BC, several centuries later than traditionally thought.

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China's Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Dies in Blaze of Online Glory

China's troubled but beloved Jade Rabbit lunar rover has whirred its last, state media said Wednesday, after it bid humanity farewell on social media.

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Study: Heart Hazard for Apollo Astronauts

NASA's Apollo astronauts, the only humans to have traveled beyond Earth's protective magnetosphere, die disproportionately of heart and blood vessel diseases, researchers said Thursday, blaming radiation.

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What was That Explosion? A Meteor, It Turns Out

Residents of a city in southern Argentina got a scare when a series of powerful explosions shook homes and buildings Wednesday, but the cause turned out to be a natural wonder: a meteor disintegrating overhead.

It was an ordinary Wednesday afternoon in General Roca, a city of 85,000 people, when suddenly a series of loud blasts caused buildings to shake and windows to rattle.

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SpaceX Propels Cargo to Space Station, Lands Rocket

A SpaceX rocket blasted off Monday toward the International Space Station, carrying a load of supplies including a docking adapter that future spaceships will use to park at the orbiting outpost.

"Falcon 9 is on its way," said a commentator at SpaceX mission control as the white rocket launched under a dark night sky from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:45 am (0445 GMT).

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Russia Launches ISS-Bound Cargo Ship

A Russian rocket carrying an unmanned cargo ship blasted off for the International Space Station early Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency said.

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World Touring Solar Plane's Final Departure to UAE Delayed

The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter.

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Three Astronauts Blast Off for ISS in Upgraded Soyuz Craft

Three astronauts blasted off Thursday from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome towards the International Space Station in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft.

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