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January 14, 2019 5:04 PM France to cull wild boar at Belgium border in swine fever alert

PARIS (Reuters) - France will cull all wild boar in a zone along the Belgian border to try and avoid an outbreak of a deadly swine disease after new cases were discovered nearby in Belgium, the French agriculture ministry said on Monday. France has been on alert for African swine fever since the virus was confirmed in September among wild boar in Belgium 150

January 11, 2019 4:05 AM Beware of Měnglà: New virus similar to Ebola found in bats in China

The Měnglà virus was found in fruit bats in China, and potentially could infect humans and other animals, scientists have said. (iStock, File) A new virus similar to Ebola has been discovered in China, according to reports. The Měnglà virus was found in fruit bats, and potentially could infect humans and other animals, according to a study published 158

December 20, 2018 10:00 AM NASA looks to private companies for help building reusable Moon landers for astronauts

NASA is searching for partners to build technology that would help astronauts land on the moon from a future orbiting Gateway station. This artist's concept shows the Human Landing System and an astronaut. (NASA) NASA has serious plans to send astronauts back to the moon by 2028, and the agency is looking for help from U.S. companies to develop technology 117

December 6, 2018 4:20 PM Amazon robot sprays 54 workers with bear repellent

FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, workers prepare to move products at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) A total of 54 Amazon workers in New Jersey suffered the effects of being exposed to bear repellent spray yesterday while at work in one of Amazon's warehouses. Thirty of the workers were treated at the scene 139

December 4, 2018 6:08 PM SpaceX delay may mean 36,000 wormy passengers are too old for their planned experiments

Scientists will send thousands of <em>C. elegans</em> up to space in hopes of understanding muscle loss in astronauts. (Shutterstock) Thousands of microscopic worms will be launched into space — wriggling around in SpaceX's next cargo shipment to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon. But the launch, which was planned for today 110

November 27, 2018 10:14 PM Predator cities fight for survival in Peter Jackson's "Mortal Engines"

LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar winning filmmaker Peter Jackson is returning to the big screen with adventure fantasy “Mortal Engines”, a post-apolcalyptic tale of survival in his first feature film project since his award-winning adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. The New Zealand-born director, known for his “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies 111

November 21, 2018 7:55 AM Cows with or without horns? Swiss to vote on Sunday

PERREFITTE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Switzerland votes this Sunday on an issue of national importance that has divided the Alpine country - whether to subsidize farmers who let their cows’ and goats’ horns grow naturally. The referendum on preserving the “dignity of livestock” was initiated by farmer Armin Capaul, 66, a self-described rebel. He says that “listening 79

November 18, 2018 2:09 PM Baby mountain lion discovered at Colorado home was fed bratwurst, became sick, officials say

The cub became sick after being fed bratwurst. Colorodo Parks and Wildlife says you should never feed wild animals. That's the message from Colorado officials, who cautioned residents and tourists on Thursday about the dangers of interfering with baby wildfire. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release a baby mountain lion had to be removed 307

November 14, 2018 3:01 PM Russia reveals nuclear spaceship that will fly to Mars ‘in very near future’

Russia has revealed a "spacecraft of the future" that could one day put humans on Mars. Roscosmos showed off concept designs for the sci-fi spacecraft – but failed to say exactly when it would launch. The spaceship is currently in development at Russia's Keldysh Research Centre, which is racing to create the nuclear propulsion engine. "Today, the Keldysh 312

November 6, 2018 6:16 PM SpaceX seeks $750 million leveraged loan

NEW YORK (LPC) - Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp, known as SpaceX, is looking to line up a $750 million leveraged loan, sources said. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is leading the transaction. A lenders presentation will be held by the SpaceX management team on November 7. SpaceX makes rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 as a way to help humans 104