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Kiwi birds younger than originally thought, research shows

New Zealand's kiwi may be one of the world's oddest birds – flightless, nocturnal, an enigmatic dirt digger with nostrils at the end of its long bill. But the national symbol also has a lot to tell the world about evolution ...

Aerospace firm successfully tests solar-powered aircraft

A test pilot successfully flew a solar-powered prototype aircraft on Friday for a company that envisions manufacturing a fleet of drones to provide aerial internet service for an estimated 4 billion people worldwide.

New method optimizes outcomes for subjects in comparison tests

Clinical trials of new drugs or devices face a problem that most empirical inquiries don't: They must not only provide clear data about toxicity and efficacy but also try to maximize the quality of treatment for all of the ...

Genetic code cracked for worldwide dog and human parasite

For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, which paves the way for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests.

Faster, cheaper tests for sickle cell disease

Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease. Thousands of children born in the developing world, however, aren't ...

Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon (Update)

An Arizona company said Tuesday it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles (32 kilometers) above the earth.

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