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Giant sloth vs. ancient man: fossil footprints track prehistoric hunt4/26/2018 9:44:51 AMBOURNEMOUTH, England - Scientists have uncovered evidence of ancient humans engaged in a deadly face-off with a giant sloth, showing for the first time how our ancestors might have tackled such a formidable prey.ExoMars Rover prepares for shake down ahead of Mars trip4/26/2018 2:38:50 PMSTEVENAGE, England - The European Space Agency's mission to search for life on Mars has reached an important milestone with its six-wheeled surface rover prototype ready for its "shake and bake".Colossal cosmic collision alters understanding of early universe4/25/2018 10:36:58 PMWASHINGTON - Astronomers have detected the early stages of a colossal cosmic collision, observing a pile-up of 14 galaxies 90 percent of the way across the observable universe in a discovery that upends assumptions about the early history of the cosmos.Europe launches seventh Sentinel Earth observation satellite4/25/2018 6:24:35 PMFRANKFURT - Europe has launched the seventh of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites as part of its multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to help predict weather phenomena such as El Nino and track the progress of global warming.Britain considers setting up satellite system to rival EU's Galileo: FT4/25/2018 1:14:36 PMLONDON - Britain is considering setting up a satellite navigation system to rival the European Union's Galileo project amid a row over attempts to restrict Britain's access to sensitive security information after Brexit, the Financial Times reported.SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope4/19/2018 9:23:33 AMCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life.Igor the Siberian tiger gets stem-cell hip treatment in Hungary4/21/2018 9:16:35 AMSZEGED, Hungary - Igor, a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo, received stem-cell joint treatment on Wednesday which doctors hoped would help heal its hip and allow it to live happily, on less medicine.Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame4/19/2018 4:37:42 PMSINGAPORE - Robots in Singapore have completed a task many humans dread - assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture.Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria4/18/2018 11:43:08 PMLONDON, April 18 - Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.More than 100 parts for NASA's Orion capsule to be 3D printed4/17/2018 3:43:53 PMFRANKFURT - More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars.