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Colossal cosmic collision alters understanding of early universe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have detected the early stages of a colossal cosmic collision, observing a pile-up of 14 galaxies 90 percent of the way across the observable universe in a discovery that upends assumptions about the early history of the cosmos.
Europe launches seventh Sentinel Earth observation satellite
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe has launched the seventh of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites as part of its multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to help predict weather phenomena such as El Nino and track the progress of global warming.
Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.