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Boeing and SpaceX are expected to win out when NASA announces its selection of space taxis that will fly astronauts to and from orbit.
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What Made Hurricane Odile So Devastating?
Hurricane Odile hit Cabo San Lucas with winds raging at 125 m.p.h., destroying buildings and causing at least 135 injuries.
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Bezos' Blue Origin Said to Make Rocket Deal with ULA
A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin is planning to team up with Blue Origin to develop a new rocket engine, sources say.
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Rare 770-Pound Colossal Squid Dissected by Scientists
The 770-pound beast was 3.3 feet long and was hauled from a mile below the surface of Antarctica's remote Ross Sea.
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Mice Given Human Brain Gene Show Boosted Intellect
Splicing a key human gene related to language into a mouse's genome appears to give it a cognitive boost, researchers have found.
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Edouard Grows Into First Major Hurricane Since Sandy
Edouard, the fifth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, reached Category 3 status Tuesday morning.
All Of This City's Electricity Comes From Renewable Resources
Burlington, VT gets 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.
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U.S. Could Burn $62 Billion Fighting Wildfires a Year By 2050
A new report claims that wildfires are growing bigger and more expensive to fight thanks to climate change.
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Pottery Suggests Ancient Mexicans Drank Milky Alcohol
Ancient Mexican pottery confirms that people made a milky alcoholic drink at Teotihuacan, one of the largest cities in prehistory, researchers say.
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Want to Go to Space? Astronauts Launch Contest
An astronaut-led group has launched a contest to give away trips to space in return for the impact those who go can make to the world.
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Tainted Water Traced to Leaky Gas Wells, Not Fracking
Researchers traced cases of tainted groundwater in Pennsylvania and Texas to problems in natural gas pipes and seals rather than hydraulic fracturing.
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Golfer Andy Sullivan's Ace Earns Him a Trip to Space
Golfer Andy Sullivan's hole-in-one during the KLM Open earned him a round-trip ticket to space aboard XCOR Aerospace's Lynx rocket plane.
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Brace Yourself for More 9.0 Megaquakes in the Pacific
Seismologists say no one should be surprised if a magnitude-9 megaquake crops up almost anywhere around the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire."
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Readers Remember More From Newspapers Than Online
If you were reading this story in print, you'd have a better chance of remembering it later, according to a study done at the University of Houston.
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NASA's Watchdog Criticizes Asteroid-Hunting Program
NASA's watchdog office says efforts to identify, track and do something about asteroids are not well-integrated — and NASA executives agree.
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Europe's Rosetta Mission Picks Its Target on a Comet
A European spacecraft flying alongside a comet in deep space finally has a place to land after a 10-year journey through the solar system.
Solar Storms Ignite Awesome Auroras
See the spectacular Northern Lights triggered by solar storms.
Average Joe as Oceanographer? Crowdsourcing Sets Sail
So you want to be one of thousands of sailors enlisted to voluntarily collect valuable ocean data as they cross the seas — can we trust your data?
Tour Egypt's Pyramids and Sphinx With Google Maps
Now you can take virtual tours of the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Egypt's other historic hot spots, courtesy of Google Street View.
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Photos Show Troubling Contact With Isolated Amazon Tribe
Advocates for tribal people in Peru published photos showing a troubling scene: outsiders giving clothes to children from an isolated tribe.
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Huge Statues of Ancient Greek Mystery Tomb Revealed
Archaeologists have uncovered the expertly crafted robes of two female stone statues standing guard at the entrance of an ancient Greek tomb.
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Solar Storms Spark Lots of Pictures (but Few Problems)
The geomagnetic storms generated by the sun are sweeping over us, but the main effect so far has been brighter northern lights.
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Summertime Snow in U.S.? Unusual, But It Happens
Talk about a weather swing: Folks in South Dakota went from shorts and sandals to snow in just a few days.
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High-Flying Radar Finds Hidden Faults in Napa Quake
A high-flying NASA radar instrument provides highly detailed images of previously unrecognized faults in the area of the Aug. 24 quake.
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