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Russia's only female cosmonaut to travel to space in SeptemberRussia's only female cosmonaut to travel to space in September

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Moscow (AFP) Jan 20, 2022

Russia's sole active female cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, is due to travel to the International Space Station in September on a Soyuz rocket, the national space agency said Thursday. Kikina, a 37-year-old engineer, will be only the fifth professional woman cosmonaut.. »more

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Perseverance's first year on Mars: Purdue professor, mission team member looks at what is ahead

West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jan 21, 2022

Almost one year into the Mars rover mission, accomplishing its goal is on the horizon for Purdue University's Briony Horgan and the Perseverance team. Feb. 18 will mark one year since the rover landed on the red planet following a seven-month,..
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Labour vs luxury: virus tracing highlights China's inequality

Beijing (AFP) Jan 20, 2022

The stark contrast between the lives of two coronavirus patients unearthed by Chinese contact tracers sparked a widespread debate on Thursday over the country's entrenched wealth inequality. One patient recently infected in Beijing went skiing, shopped at Dior..
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Most ‘Havana Syndrome’ Cases Unlikely Caused by Foreign Power, C.I.A. Says

A report concluded that most cases have environmental or medical causes, but the government remains focused on investigating two dozen incidents that remain unexplained.
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Branching worm discovered in Japan named after Godzilla’s nemesis

Branching marine worms are bizarre creatures with one head but a body that branches over and over again into multiple posterior ends. Until now, only two species of these curious beasts, thought to be extremely rare, were known. However, a third species has now been discovered and described. The..
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