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Boeing Saves Room for Tourists in Orbital Space Taxi
Boeing says its proposal to develop a space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station.
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Surprise! Giant Black Hole Discovered in Dwarf Galaxy
Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core.
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Astronauts May Moonwalk Faster Than Expected
The bounding gait used by astronauts on the moon is more the result of restrictive spacesuits than the low gravity up there, new research suggests.
Joanna Drath / University of Tübingen
Europeans' Genetic Tale Gets More Tangled
Researchers have identified a new root in the genetic family tree of modern Europeans, going back to ancient hunter-gatherers from Siberia.
Sea Ice Soars in South, Shrinks in North -- But Why?
For the third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new record this month. Meanwhile, Arctic sea ice is near an all-time low.
NOAA via AP
Historic 'Ghost Ships' Found Near Golden Gate Bridge
Marine archaeologists say an underwater survey has identified four new shipwrecks in a graveyard just west of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
Darryl Leja / NHGRI/NIH
Gene-Swapping Bacteria Are Making New Superbugs
Bacteria appear to be having the microbial equivalent of inter-species sex in hospital sinks, swapping genes that help them resist antibiotics.
Chimps Are Naturally Violent, Study Suggests
"Violence is a natural part of life for chimpanzees," says the study's lead researcher.
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Blue Origin and ULA Turn Up the Heat in Rocket Battle
Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance team up on a rocket engine project that poses a new challenge to SpaceX.
Rocket Takes Top-Secret Satellite into Space
An Atlas Five rocket carrying a classified satellite for the U.S. government is launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
How Can Diet Sodas Make You Fat? Study May Explain It
Researchers trying to figure out whether artificial sweeteners could make people fat think they’ve found a possible explanation.
NASA Awards Space Taxi Contracts
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Spooky! Super-Secret CLIO Satellite Goes Into Orbit
A hush-hush U.S. government satellite was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday atop an Atlas 5 rocket.
Donna Braginetz / DMNS
Dino-Killing Impact Remade the Plant Kingdom, Too
The meteorite that killed off the dinosaurs also torched forests and plants, clearing the way for fast-growing flowering plants, researchers say.
'Exosuit' Mission to 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck Begins
Marine archaeologists kicked off a mission this week to explore an ancient shipwreck at the bottom of the Aegean Sea with a semirobotic diving suit.
Meteor Lights Up the Skies Over Northeastern U.S
The American Meteor Society said the meteor that sparked numerous sightings from New England to Virginia was a 'random fireball event.'
University of Leicester
Bones Tell the Grisly Tale Behind Richard III's Death
Researchers say marks on Richard III's bones confirm the saga of the English king's death — including claims that his skull suffered the fatal blows.
Alexander Gerst via Twitter
Astronaut Photographs Hurricane Edouard From ISS
German astronaut Alexander Gerst captured photographs of Hurricane Edouard from his perch aboard the International Space Station.
Sanford Fishing Co. via AP file
Scientists Thaw, Examine 770-Pound Squid
Scientists in New Zealand examine a colossal female squid that had been frozen for eight months after its capture near Antarctica.
Matthew Peyton / Getty Images file
EPA Cracks Down on Refrigerant Emissions
Federal authorities are taking steps to further curb emissions of powerful greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning.
Anonymous / Boeing Illustration via AP file
Boeing and SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion for 'Space Taxis'
NASA is going back to the future with $6.8 billion in backing for Apollo-style spaceships designed by Boeing and SpaceX.
NASA via Reuters
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.
Sanford Fishing Co. via AP file
Rare 770-Pound Colossal Squid Dissected by Scientists
The 770-pound beast was more than three feet long and was hauled from a mile below the surface of Antarctica's remote Ross Sea.
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