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Sad News for Zero-G Sex Study: The Geckos Are Dead
When a Russian experiment to see how geckos reproduced in weightlessness returned to Earth, scientists were dismayed to find that the geckos had died.
Ebola Virus Outbreak
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Foldit Video Gamers Join the Fight Against Ebola
Online game players are using a collaborative puzzle program called Foldit to help look for new treatments for the deadly Ebola virus.
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Nocturne: Photos Shine Light on Creatures of the Night
Nocturnal animals get their turn in the spotlight in "Nocturne," a picture book by photographer Traer Scott.
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SpaceShipTwo Rocket Plane Glides Through a Dry Run
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane was set loose on Thursday for a gliding test flight — and a checkout of its propulsion system's plumbing.
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DNA Traces the Tale of Arctic's Long-Gone 'Hobbits'
Genetic analysis reveals a previously unknown migration that brought a "hobbit"-like Arctic culture into the Americas from Siberia 4,500 years ago.
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NASA Green-Lights Giant Rocket, but Schedule Slips
NASA says it has given the formal go-ahead for its heavy-lift Space Launch System, but the first test launch might have to slip to November 2018.
SpaceX Holds Up Satellite Launch for 'Triple-Check'
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the launch of the Asiasat 6 satellite has been postponed to provide extra time for a "triple-check" of the Falcon 9 rocket.
Left Your Car Door Open? Super-Hi-Res Satellite Can Tell
DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite has sent back its first ultra-high-resolution views of Earth less than two weeks after its launch.
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Crowdfunded Space Elevator Experiment Is Coming Up
The idea of riding an elevator into outer space is still a giant leap, but a crowdfunded experiment could soon take one small step toward that goal.
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Who Is That 9,000-Year-Old Mystery Man?
In a new book, scientists say the 9,000-year-old Paleoamerican known as Kennewick Man made his way down the Pacific Coast to Washington state.
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Planets Align for New Horizons' Mission to Pluto
The planets were literally aligned for NASA's celebration of its Voyager mission to the outer planets and its upcoming New Horizons mission to Pluto.
Anomaly Spoils Army's Hypersonic Missile Test
The latest test of a hypersonic weapon had to be terminated shortly after Monday's liftoff due to a "flight anomaly," the Defense Department said.
SpaceX Delays Satellite Launch After Blowup
SpaceX is delaying this week's Falcon 9 rocket launch by a day to review the circumstances behind a test flight that ended in an explosion on Friday.
Billion-Dollar Battle: Who Will NASA Launch Into Space?
NASA is getting ready for a multibillion-dollar run toward the goal of sending American astronauts into orbit on U.S.-built spaceships.
You Can Help Scientists Sort Out NASA's Night Lights
A new crowdsourcing project calls on citizen scientists to identify locations shown in nighttime pictures taken from the International Space Station.
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Parasitic Plants 'Speak' Using the Language of RNA
Parasitic weeds use an RNA-based "language" to communicate with their host plants — perhaps to get them to lower their defenses, scientists report.
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WorldView-3 Goes Into Orbit to Take Sharper Images
The world's most advanced commercial Earth-imaging satellite, DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3, was successfully sent into orbit on Wednesday.
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Egyptian Mummy Recipe Goes Back Earlier Than Thought
The origins of Egyptian mummification could go back 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, archaeologists report in the journal PLOS ONE.
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WorldView-3 Satellite Will Upgrade Google's Earth
DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite, due for launch on Wednesday, could generate a new round of buzz about high-resolution pictures of the planet.
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Probe Watches Methane Clouds Waft Over Titan's Seas
Newly released images from NASA's Cassini orbiter show methane clouds wafting over the seas of Titan, a mysterious moon of Saturn.
Robin Williams' Death
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Robin Williams' Death Strikes Chord for Buzz Aldrin
Comedian Robin Williams' struggle against depression had a special resonance for Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, who dealt with demons of his own.
How to Make the Most of a Moonstruck Meteor Shower
Tuesday night's peak of the Perseid meteor shower comes just after the brightest full moon of 2014, but it's still well worth watching for.
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Far Out! Hemp Could Power Better Super-Batteries
Industrial hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana, can play a role in manufacturing supercapacitors for energy storage, researchers report.
It's Alive! Brain Cells Function in Artificial Tissue
A new kind of artificial brain tissue can sustain neurons for weeks, so well that brain cells respond to hard knocks the way an actual brain would.
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