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  • NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Nails Mars 'Orbit Insertion'

    Welcome to Mars, Maven!After an epic 10-month, 442-million mile journey, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has finally reached the red planet.“This was a very big day for MAVEN,” David Mitchell, a project manager for the

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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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  • 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…

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  • What's Your Definition of Success?

    Success means different things for different people, that’s why we’ve started “The Success Project”.

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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • Climate protesters pledge to risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

    Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change. The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday's international day…

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  • Does Your Sleep Wax and Wane With the Moon?

    Do you notice changes in your nighttime self around the time of the full moon? I'm not talking about howling at it. I'm talking about changes to your sleep. A new study by researchers at Sweden's University of Gothenburg has identified a link between

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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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  • Can Trickery Save the Country's Ash Trees?

    A tiny foreign beetle that has devastated ash trees in forests, urban parks and suburban lawns across North America since arriving here from Asia less than two decades ago will soon face an artificial beetle that will give males more than they wanted when attempting to mate with females. An…

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  • NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit

    NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry. The unmanned orbiter has traveled more than 10 months and 442 million miles (711 million kilometers) to reach Mars for a first-of-its kind…

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  • No quick fix in U.S. bid to end reliance on Russian rocket engines

    Other companies, including privately held Space Exploration Technologies, led by another technology billionaire, Elon Musk, and Aerojet Rocketdyne, a unit of GenCorp Inc, have been energized by the Pentagon's growing determination to find alternatives to the Russian-built RD-180 engine now used to…

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