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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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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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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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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.
Greek Culture Ministry via EPA
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.
Reid Wiseman / NASA via Twitter
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.
Raymond Hillegas / AP
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.
Ancient 'Dragon' Pterosaur Flew Right Out of 'Avatar'
An ancient pterosaur looked so much like the winged predators in the film "Avatar" that its discoverers named the fossilized beast after them.
U.S. Steps Up Lynx Protection But Lawsuits Loom
The federal government says all Canada lynx will be protected, but wildlife groups say the amount of land designated as habitat wasn't enough.
Martin Gustafsson / Maria Ekström
Scientists Listen to an Atom's Quantum Vibrations
Scientists have shown that sound waves can be used to interact with an individual atom and make it produce sound in response — on a quantum scale.
ESA / Rosetta / Philae / CIVA
Rosetta Probe Snaps a Selfie With Its Comet Bestie
A camera on Rosetta's Philae lander has captured an image of one of the spacecraft's solar panels with Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the background.
What to Know About a Solar Flare Heading Our Way
Crisis averted. While the sun did unleash a solar flare, it seems its effects on Earth will be minimal.
Mike Brown / Reuters
NASA's Orion Deep-Space Capsule Makes Its Move
As workers watched, NASA's Orion crew capsule emerged from its assembly hangar at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a move to its fueling depot.
Get Perspective: How an Astronaut Saw 9/11 From Space
Thirteen years after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, former astronaut Frank Culbertson tells how he witnessed the tragedy from space.
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