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South Korea says North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles18/5/2013 20:39
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
Strong 6.1 earthquake strikes off Japan coast18/5/2013 9:11
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Japan's main Honshu island on Saturday, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
US scientists clone human stem cells16/5/2013 9:17
US scientists have succeeded for the first time in creating stem cells from cloned embryos, a development that has far-reaching medical implications and could also bring closer the possibility of human cloning, a medical journal reported Wednesday.
NASA telescope's planet-hunting days may be over16/5/2013 9:06
NASA's first telescope dispatched to hunt for Earth-like planets that may support life elsewhere in the universe has lost use of its positioning system, threatening its mission, officials said on Wednesday.
Could bacteria be the key to fighting obesity?14/5/2013 12:38
Through animal studies, researchers have found that bacteria which live in the gut can reverse obesity and Type-2 diabetes, now they hope that same bacteria can be used to fight weight gain in humans.
Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' music video goes viral14/5/2013 11:02
A music video shot aboard the International Space Station went viral on Monday, turning an astronaut into an overnight music sensation with his zero-gravity version of David Bowie's hit "Space Oddity."
Eating insects could help fight obesity, U.N. says13/5/2013 16:21
The thought of eating beetles, caterpillars and ants may give you the creeps, but the authors of a U.N. report published on Monday said the health benefits of consuming nutritious insects could help fight obesity.