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Airbus developing reusable space rocket launcher

Jun 7, 2015

Airbus developing reusable space rocket launcher

European aircraft and aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for a reusable space rocket launcher that should be ready in 2025, which the firm says will be radically different from the concept of rival U.S. firm SpaceX. Airbus must overcome significant technical and financial ...

'Hellboy' dinosaur unearthed in Canada

Jun 7, 2015

'Hellboy' dinosaur unearthed in Canada

A new horned dinosaur that was a relative of Triceratops has been unearthed in Canada, researchers say. The bones were found sticking out of a cliff along the Oldman River in southeastern Alberta about a decade ago. “However, it was not until the specimen ...

Jun 7, 2015

Tiny bird imitates hawk to scare predator

A bird weighing just 8 grams scares off a predator 40 times bigger by imitating the “hawk alarm” of other species, scientists say. The trick is used by the brown thornbill, one of Australia’s tiniest birds, to scare off the pied currawong, they reported ...

Oregon port's fake orca 'scarecrow' capsizes

Jun 6, 2015

Oregon port's fake orca 'scarecrow' capsizes

A giant, motorized fake orca deployed to scare off hundreds of sea lions ensconced on the docks of an Oregon fishing village capsized before it could complete its scarecrow mission, officials said Friday. Officials in the town of Astoria were working Friday to tow ...

Jun 5, 2015

U.S. FDA panel backs female libido pill

The drug industry’s decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women. The first-of-a-kind endorsement came with safety reservations, however, due to drug side effects ...