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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, planned to open a second launch site in the United States to complement its remote New Zealand pad, the firm said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck poses alongside a Rutherford rocket engine in Auckland, New Zealand, October 20, 2015. Picture
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have unearthed in northwestern Argentina fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur, a four-legged plant-eater with a medium-length neck and long tail that was a forerunner of the largest land animals of all time. Reconstruction of the sauropodomorph dinosaur Ingentia prima showing an improved avian-like respiratory system with developed cervical air sacs
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Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Reuters) – A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts will launch from Florida early Friday morning to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space.  Bret Greenstein of IBM holds an artificial intelligence bot named CIMON, following a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S., June 28,
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VATUTINKI, Russia (Reuters) – Charts, graphs and statistical analysis will not explain Germany’s shock World Cup exit. The reason lies not in numbers but in German football’s complacency in recent years. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group F – South Korea vs Germany – Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia – June 27, 2018 Germany’s Mario
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, researchers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: One of the last looks at Saturn and its main rings as captured by Cassini. Images taken October 28, 2016 and released September 11, 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The reddish cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted last year tumbling through space is a comet, scientists said on Wednesday, solving the mystery over how to classify the first interstellar object found passing through our solar system. This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar asteroid, `Oumuamua as it passes through the solar system
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YEKATERINBURG, France (Reuters) – While their attack has yet to sparkle, France have shown the grit and steel that could still take them to the deep end of the World Cup as they beat Peru 1-0 to reach the last 16 on Thursday. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group C – France vs Peru
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station. NASA Astronaut Nick Hague kneels down in the Cupola during Robotic Arms
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