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A new blood test could help target treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer

Cancer researchers in Europe analysed blood from 265 men with the disease. ... Full story

Bill Gates awarded Ethiopian honorary doctorate

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and philanthropist, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Addis Ababa University (AAU) on Thursday. ... Full story

Aiming at Russia's iconic arms firms, U.S. sanctions pack a punch

U.S. sanctions on Russia's defence firms took aim at the most iconic names of Soviet and Russian weaponry, hitting their exports and punishing the makers of arms used by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. ... Full story

US cable group Liberty Global buys stake in UK broadcaster ITV

U.S.-based cable group Liberty Global has bought BSkyB's 6.4 percent stake in ITV, Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster, boosting its shares on hopes of a wider bid. ... Full story

STEMs: Is science education the key to a successful independent Scotland

With renewable energy sources and North Sea oil reserves, Scotland is poised for a resource boom. But would an independent Scotland have the scientists and engineers to back it up ... Full story

Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed

Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn ... Full story

The crashes that changed plane designs forever

The tragedies that were part of a long and fraught process that has helped make flying as safe as it is today ... Full story

Here is what Earth looks like from Mars

Mars rover Curiosity gets software upgrade, wheel checkWhen curiosity crosses the line, onlineCloser to elections, unusual curiosity grips RWITCMars Orbiter Mission may find what Curiosity didn’t — methaneNASA finds granite on Mars ... Full story

China's Moon rover develops snag

China's moon rover, Yutu (Jade Rabbit), has experienced a mechanical control abnormality, and scientists are organizing repairs, Xinhua reports. ... Full story

Turksat 4A satellite ready for launch

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday attended a delivery ceremony of the TURKSAT 4A satellite co-produced by Turkish and Japanese engineers in Tokyo. ... Full story

Protein research and industry are closely connected neighbours in Halle

In Saxony-Anhalt, protein research stands out of the scientific landscape. It enjoys a special place ... Full story

Chinese unmanned spacecraft lands on moon

Three astronauts spent 15 days in orbit and docked with an experimental space laboratory, part of Beijing's quest to build a working space station by 2020. ... Full story

Russian rocket with British telecom satellite blasts off

A Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with a British telecoms satellite blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Sunday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said. ... Full story

China to launch Chang'e-3 lunar probe

China will launch a probe called Chang’e-3 to send Jade Rabbit (Yutu), an unmanned lunar rover to moon on Monday, China’s Xinhua agency reports. ... Full story

IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2013

American rescuers and a Chinese seafarer have been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2013, during a special ceremony held on 25 November 2013 at IMO Headquarters in London. ... Full story

NASA Mars rover finds no sign of methane

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has come up empty-handed in its search for methane in the planet's atmosphere, a gas that on Earth is a strong indicator of life, officials said on Thursday. ... Full story

NASA emergency mission successful

NASA astronauts replaced a pump during an emergency spacewalk to stop an ammonia leak at the International Space Station's power system. ... Full story

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