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  • One of these three vehicles will be NASA's spacecraft of the future

    NASA is currently weighing three options for the vehicle that will replace the Space Shuttle as its sole means of putting astronauts into space. Since 2011, when the Space Shuttle program was retired, NASA has been entirely dependent on Russia for transporting its astronauts to and from the…

    Vox.com
  • The National Science Foundation thinks scientists need their own clouds

    The National Science Foundation is giving a combined $20 million to two projects that are building cloud computing testbeds for scientists. They'll features a wide variety of processor, storage and networking ...

    Gigaom
  • Corn, Soybean ETFs Languish In Bumper Crop Year

    A bumper crop year across the U.S. agricultural belt will keep soft commodity exchange traded fund prices depressed. Year-to-date, the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) has declined 14.9% and Teucrium ...

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  • Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle

    Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region. Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, said his…

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    ISS MICROBIAL LIFE

    Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the International Space Station.

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  • Fired Los Alamos nuclear expert files appeal

    Former Los Alamos lab employee argues that DOE abused its powers, retaliated against him for expressing views.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • U.S. aid workers who survived Ebola leave Atlanta hospital

    By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release. Dr. Kent Brantly's…

    Reuters
  • The best vines from space (so far)

    Unlock that lock that stops you from leaning back in your chair, put on either that song from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure or "Powerhouse" (trust me, you know it), and watch these cube satellites get ejected from the International Space Station over and over. I would pay good money for a series of…

    The Verge
  • NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • New Ways to Predict Which Marriages Will Succeed

    The more subconscious negativity in a newlywed, the larger the decline in marital satisfaction four years later.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Subglacial Eruption Begins at Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano

    One week after an earthquake swarm first warned of magma on the rise, a volcanic eruption has started near Iceland's Barðarbunga volcano, the Icelandic Met Office announced today (Aug. 23). The small-scale eruption is taking place northeast of Barðarbunga, underneath the Dyngjujökull glacier.…

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    Jury Delivers Verdict in Gainesville Love Triangle Murder

    Part 5: "I think we were soul mates," Erika Friman said of losing her boyfriend Christian Aguilar.

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  • 5 Highly Effective Habits of This Iowa Farmer Turned Billionaire

    Harry Stine, founder and CEO of Stine Seeds, is one of the most well respected names in science and agriculture for his work with plant genetics.

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  • Celestial Meetup of Venus and Jupiter Thrills Stargazers (Photos)

    Early-bird stargazers were rewarded with an amazing view this week when of the two brightest planets in the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, paired up for a celestial encounter in the pre-dawn sky. They formed a nice bright paring in the pre-dawn sky. Astrophotographer Jeff Sullivan captured an…

    SPACE.com
  • Star Explosion's Strange Shape Revealed in 3D (Video)

    A double-lobed star explosion seen by the Hubble Space Telescope has a more complicated backstory than astronomers ever imagined, according to a 3D model of the ill-fated star's eruption. A 3D model of the Homunculus Nebula in Eta Carinae — some 7,500 light-years from Earth — shows the aftermath of…

    SPACE.com
  • Did Britain Just Discover the Future of Space Flight?

    It might have. But it's the history of space companies overpromising and underdelivering that should worry us more.

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  • Oldest Metal Object in Middle East Discovered in Woman's Grave

    A copper awl is the oldest metal object unearthed to date in the Middle East. The discovery reveals that metals were exchanged across hundreds of miles in this region more than 6,000 years ago, centuries earlier than previously thought, researchers say.

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