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One giant LEAF for mankind? Artist creates living man-made foliage that could help humans colonise space

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A graduate for the Royal College of Art, London, created the leaves from chloroplasts found in plant cells, that are suspended in a web of silk protein. 

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Microsoft set to unveil 5 megapixel front facing cameraphone

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Microsoft's hardware chief Stephen Elop gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week. 

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New Drug Could Treat Low Testosterone with Fewer Side Effects

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Men with low testosterone could one day be treated with a drug called enclomiphene citrate, which is similar to the drug clomid that is used in women undergoing IVF . 

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How Europe's ATV Space Cargo Ship Works (Infographic)

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The European Space Agency's ATV cargo vehicle delivers 8.3 tons of solid and liquid cargo to the International Space Station. See how the unmanned spacecraft work in this Space.com infographic. 

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Instagram unveils new Snapchat-like messaging app, but only in select geographies

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Instagram has launched a new ephemeral messaging app called Bolt. The app, which functions similar to Snapchat, allows users to quickly share self destructing photos or videos with a friend. 

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Air waveguide optical fibre made of THIN AIR that could provide communications to anywhere

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Physicists at the University of Maryland have found a way to make air behave like an optical fibre, which could guide light beams over long distances without losing power. 

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Why Deadly Ebola Virus Is Likely to Hit the U.S. But Not Spread

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The deadly virus devastating West Africa likely will make it across the Atlantic, but the U.S. is better able to deal with it. 

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Europe to Launch Robotic Space Plane Prototype in November

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A new space plane prototype's launch in November could pave the way toward the creation of a reusable cargo vehicle that would survive the blistering re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, according to the European Space Agency. 

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50 Years Ago: Ranger Mission 'Slammed Into Moon' | Video

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On July 31st, 1964, NASA's Ranger became first U.S. probe to deliver up-close images of the surface of the moon, right up until the moment of impact. It returned 4300 photos during its 3 day mission. 

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Why DO dogs smell each other's bottoms? Video reveals surprisingly complex chemical communication

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A video produced by Washington DC's American Chemical Society reveals the science behind why dogs smell each other (stock image shown). 

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Nasa's Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for distance roamed on alien world

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Nasa's Opportunity rover has now traveled over 25 miles (40 km) on Mars. The distance set by the Washington-based agency took 10 years and is a new record for off-Earth driving. 

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Are Kids Afraid of Nature? (Op-Ed)

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U.S. park rangers have observed that a fear of nature is growing in kids and adults. 

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