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U.S. patent agency to review Harvard, MIT's claim to CRISPR technology6/26/2019 6:26:45 AM The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday said it would review whether Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can claim rights to a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, adding fuel to a rivalry between those institutions and the University of California.India's space startups ignite investor interest6/23/2019 10:58:39 AM From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race.U.N., European bodies outline joint push against space junk6/20/2019 9:50:00 PM European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that debris orbiting the earth must be cleaned up as satellites launched by private companies and other new entrants are adding to the crowding.Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds6/20/2019 8:22:58 AM NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit found on Wednesday, raising questions about meeting a goal of returning humans to the moon by 2024.Grab and throw: South Korea makes flower vase fire extinguisher6/20/2019 5:19:25 AM In a panic after a fire has broken out and can't remember where the fire extinguisher is, let alone how to use it?Apollo astronauts celebrate 50 years since first moon landing6/18/2019 9:29:28 PM Three astronauts instrumental in the groundbreaking U.S. space program of the 1960s and 70s gathered at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that first put a man on the moon.NASA boss says 'no doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program6/18/2019 1:54:35 PM The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April "no doubt" delays NASA's drive to return Americans to the International Space Station from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space agency's chief said on Tuesday.Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes6/18/2019 4:58:20 AM Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities.Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris6/17/2019 7:40:44 PM The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris.Ebola's spread shows how science needs societies to succeed6/17/2019 10:46:49 AM LONDON - The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say.Russia uncovers 40,000 year-old wolf head, preserved in ice6/14/2019 11:05:28 AM About 40,000 years ago, a wolf died in what we know as Siberia. Now its severed head has been found, and because of the freezing conditions, it is so well preserved that its fur, teeth, brain and facial tissue are largely intact.India plans to launch own space station: space agency6/13/2019 8:33:28 PM India will look to create its own space station following the completion of the country's first manned mission into space in 2022, its space agency chief said on Thursday.High times in ancient China revealed in funerary cannabis discovery6/13/2019 6:46:34 AM Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 500 BC, providing what may be the oldest evidence of smoking cannabis for its mind-altering properties.India set to launch second lunar mission; land rover on the moon6/12/2019 3:48:20 PM India said on Wednesday it will launch its second lunar mission in mid-July, as it moves to consolidate its status as a leader in space technology by achieving a controlled landing on the moon.Hungarian scientists mull legal action over government controls6/12/2019 3:33:06 PM The head of Hungary's oldest scientific institute said it was considering taking legal action to challenge government moves to take more control over research work and budgets.Rocket firm Relativity signs lease with NASA for new robotic 3D printing factory6/12/2019 12:09:28 AM Relativity Space, a venture-backed rocket maker, said on Tuesday it will lease space from NASA in Mississippi, where its gigantic 3D printers will produce low-cost rockets to be used to launch small-payload satellites into orbit.Ocado sows $22 million 'vertical farming' seed to diversify6/10/2019 12:55:54 PM Britain's Ocado is plowing 17 million pounds ($22 million) into the emerging "vertical farming" industry, further diversifying the online grocer and technology group's business.Trump criticizes NASA moon mission after promoting it earlier6/8/2019 5:24:47 AM U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized NASA for aiming to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and urged the space agency to focus instead on "much bigger" initiatives like going to Mars, undercutting his previous support for the lunar initiative.Solar eclipse frenzy fuels astronomical tourism in Chile6/8/2019 1:55:47 AM The total solar eclipse expected in northern Chile early next month is already drawing flocks of visitors eager to glimpse a rare view of the phenomenon through the region's clear skies.Got $50 million for a vacation? NASA to open space station to private citizens6/7/2019 11:55:39 PM NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the U.S. space agency said on Friday.