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World’s largest radio telescope starts operating in China

Beijing, China | AFP |  The world’s largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project which Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working around noon, the official …

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Zuckerberg fund pledges $3 bn to banish disease

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Mark Zuckerberg and his wife on Wednesday pledged $3 billion over the next decade to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease, aiming to use the Facebook founder’s fortune for innovative research. “This is a big goal,” Zuckerberg said at a San Francisco …

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Missing comet lander Philae spotted at las

Paris, France | AFP |  Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has finally spotted the tiny lander Philae stuck in a dark crack on the surface of its comet home — the first glimpse since the robot lab crashlanded in 2014, ground controllers said Monday. The European Space Agency (ESA) released a photograph …

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PHOTOGRAPHS: Uganda-South Korea sign cooperation pact

Uganda and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understating in 10 areas of interest to the two nations. This was after President Yoweri Museveni officially welcomed the President of South Korea Park Geun-hye for her first state visit to Uganda. The ten areas of cooperation are; policy consultation (foreign …

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New scientific trick kills HIV

Could this be the HIV cure we have been waiting for? Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”, according to an article in The Telegraph of the UK. The article says the scientists are conducting a clinical …

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