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British astronaut in training, Major Tim Peake.
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The British astronaut who is set to go into space next year has said that learning how to live and work in space will be essential to the survival of our species.
He is due to spend six months on the International Space Station next year.
Major Peake is currently undergoing intensive training in Germany to prepare for the mission.
China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover is in trouble after experiencing a "mechanical control abnormality", state media report.
The Moon exploration vehicle ran into problems due to the moon's "complicated lunar surface environment", Xinhua news agency said, citing science officials.
The rover landed in December as part of China's Chang'e-3 mission - the first "soft" landing on the Moon since 1976.
It was expected to operate for around three months.
Earlier this month, the Beijing Aerospace ...
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Scientists have shed light on what ancient Europeans looked like.
Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had the unusual combination of dark skin and hair and blue eyes.
It has surprised scientists, who thought that the early inhabitants of Europe were fair.
The research, led by the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, Spain, is published in the journal Nature.
The lead author, Dr Carles Lalueza-Fox, ...
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Scientists have unlocked clues about the strains of bacterium causing two of the world's most devastating plagues, but could it ever kill on a mass scale as it once did?
A team has compared the genomes of the Justinian Plague and the Black Death to find that both were caused by distinct strains of the bacterium Yersinia Pestis.
And while the Justinian Plague strain became extinct, ...
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Two British-built Earth-observation cameras have been successfully installed on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS)
The cameras will be operated by the Canadian Urthecast company, which intends to stream high-resolution video of the planet to web users.
Russian cosmonauts completed the attachment in a six-hour spacewalk on Monday.
It followed an aborted installation attempt in December.
On that occasion, there was a difficulty in getting telemetry through to Moscow ...
Direct measurements in the brain of mice, looking for their way in a maze, show that memory information is sent with another frequency to the mental map than sensory information is. The brain area representing the mental map synchronizes with these frequencies like a radio receiver: it is only tuning into the information that is important at a given time, an international team of researchers led by Francesco Battaglia from the Donders Institute for Brain, ...
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