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  • SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from Florida

    An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to deliver a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot (63-meter) tall booster, built and launched by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, bolted off its seaside…

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  • Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

    New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists will take to the…

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  • SpaceX Launches 3-D Printer, Mice Into Space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms

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  • NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey. After traveling 442 million miles (711 million km) from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and…

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  • Entangled 'Photon Triplets' Could Speed Up Telecommunication

    Physicists have entangled three particles of light faster than ever, creating triplets that stay connected no matter how far apart they are from one another. In the bizarre world of quantum mechanics, particles can become entangled so that, even if they are long distances from one another, an…

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  • India's Mars mission a step closer to success with engine test

    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian scientists successfully tested the main engine of a spacecraft bound for Mars on Monday and performed a course correction that puts the low-cost project on track to enter the red planet's orbit. The $74-million mission will attempt to enter orbit around…

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  • Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed. The study of cancer patients who smoke found that those using e-cigarettes as well…

    Reuters
  • 700-Year Embrace: Skeleton Couple Still Holding Hands

    The skeletal remains of two lovebirds were uncovered, after being locked in a romantic embrace for the past 700 years. Archeologists found the happy couple holding hands in an earthen grave during an excavation of a "lost" chapel in Leicestershire, England, researchers reported Thursday (Sept. 18).…

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  • Fall Begins Monday: Equinox Myth Debunked

    For one thing, it treats night as simply the time the sun is beneath the horizon, and completely ignores twilight. If the sun were nothing more than a point of light in the sky, and if the Earth lacked an atmosphere, then at the time of an equinox, the sun would indeed spend one half of its path…

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  • Humanity's Most Famous Mixtape is Now 11 Billion Miles From Earth

    With every second that ticks past, the spacecraft Voyager 1 ventures farther away from Earth. You can actually watch this happen, in a way, on NASA's website, which tracks the probe's distance from our planet with a meter that's constantly counting up. Since its launch 37 years ago this month, the…

    The Atlantic
  • New Commercial Nuclear Battery Being Developed

    Also check out these related articles: We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point There are so many ideas for improving the efficiency and longevity of batteries, why shouldn't someone come up with a water-based nuclear…

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  • Well Water May Contain Earthquake Warning Signs

    Spikes in sodium and hydrogen in well water warned of mounting strain before two Iceland earthquakes, geologists say. "All we found is chemical changes before two earthquakes, and that's it," said lead study author Alasdair Skelton, a geochemist at Stockholm University in Sweden. On the other hand,…

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  • Spain repatriates from Sierra Leone priest diagnosed with Ebola

    Spain on Sunday repatriated from Sierra Leone a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The Spanish military plane sent to repatriate Manuel Garcia Viejo, a member of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios who worked in the Western city of…

    Reuters
  • What Is The Most Powerful Thing In The Universe?

    BI Answers: What is the most powerful thing in the universe? The most mind-boggling explosion you can imagine doesn't come close to what the universe can create. When stars 150 times the size of our sun explode, they produce the brightest light sources in the universe and release as much energy in…

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  • Hints of Mysterious Dark Matter Revealed by Cosmic Rays

    A particle detector floating 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth has analyzed 41 billion cosmic-ray particles, and the data have revealed new insights into the mysterious and invisible dark matter that physicists believe makes up 27 percent of the universe. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)…

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  • NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Mars to Probe Mysteries of Red Planet's Air

    Mars has welcomed a new robotic visitor from Earth. After a 10-month journey through deep space, NASA's MAVEN probe arrived in Mars orbit late Sunday (Sept. 21), on a mission to help scientists figure out why the Red Planet changed from a relatively warm and wet place in the ancient past to the…

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  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion…

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  • Hello, Autumn! Why Fall Begins on Monday

    Depending where you live, the changing colors of leaves or a sudden briskness in the air may have made it seem like the seasons had already shifted, but the equinox on Monday signals the official start of autumn. The upcoming autumnal equinox will occur at 10:29 p.m. EDT on Monday (0229 Tuesday,…

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