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Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault2/23/2018 10:00:14 PMOSLO - Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday.Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light2/23/2018 2:26:28 PMTOKYO - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.Boeing, Lockheed interested in launching rockets from Brazil, minister says2/23/2018 7:22:58 AMBRASILIA - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December.World's last remaining wild horses aren't really wild after all2/23/2018 4:44:07 AMWASHINGTON - It may come as a disappointment to equine enthusiasts, but a new genetic study has found that no truly wild horses still exist and that a population inhabiting Mongolian grasslands actually is a feral descendant of the earliest-known domesticated horses.Primitive art: Neanderthals were Europe's first painters2/23/2018 5:57:07 PMLONDON - The world's oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes.Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert2/19/2018 10:11:48 PMRAMON CRATER, Israel - A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said.Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave2/20/2018 6:46:57 PMMEXICO CITY - Archaeologists exploring the word's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age.I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat's genetic secrets revealed2/20/2018 7:58:54 PMWASHINGTON - If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that -- as everyone knows -- consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It's in their genes.'Easy on the fries!', Japan scientists tell hopeful bald people2/16/2018 10:03:21 PMTOKYO - Japanese scientists have warned that eating french fries will not cure baldness, after research was published suggesting that chemicals used in cooking fried potatoes could help fight hair loss.Startling orangutan population decline recorded in Borneo2/16/2018 12:23:39 AMWASHINGTON - Hunting by people and habitation destruction by oil palm, paper, logging and mining industries helped drive a startling drop of about 50 percent in the orangutan population on the island of Borneo from 1999 to 2015, scientists said on Thursday.