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Solar Storms Ignite Awesome Auroras
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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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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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Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches Its Prime Destination
After two years of trekking on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover has reached the territory it was designed to explore: the foothills of Mount Sharp.
Spinosaurus Surprise: This Dinosaur Could Swim
Spinosaurus fossils from Morocco gave paleontologists a huge surprise: This dinosaur was adapted to swim in rivers as well as waddle on land.
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WhiteKnightTwo Plane Tours New Mexico Spaceport
Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo airplane, the mothership for the SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, is doing practice runs at New Mexico's Spaceport America.
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How 3-D Printing Could Revolutionize Life in Space
When astronauts turn on the International Space Station's first 3-D printer, it'll be one small step toward a giant leap in outer-space manufacturing.
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What Do You Want a 3-D Printer to Make in Space?
The first 3-D printer in space is due to be launched this month, thanks to a commercial venture called Made In Space. What should that printer make?
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Solar Storm Warning: X-Flare Outburst Heading Our Way
A cantankerous sunspot region erupted with a powerful X1.6-class solar flare at just the wrong time Wednesday.
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'Meteor-Wrong' May Have Created Nicaraguan Crater
Experts on asteroids are questioning the Nicaraguan government's claim that a crater near Managua was created by a meteorite.
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Cancer-Fighting Inventor Wins $500,000 Prize
MIT's Sangeeta Bhatia has won the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for inventions ranging from a test for cancer to a micro-liver made with human cells.
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Jack the Ripper Revealed at Last? Not so Fast, Experts Say
The outcry generated by claims that century-old DNA has conclusively identified Jack the Ripper only proves that the evidence isn't that conclusive.
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Look, Up in the Sky! How to See the Year's Last Supermoon
Say farewell to this summer's series of "supermoons" by looking for Monday night's bigger-than-usual full moon in the sky, or on a screen near you.
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See Egypt's Great Pyramids From the Space Station
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman passes along a picture of the Great Pyramids as seen from space, while far below, researchers debate how they were built.
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Ancient Roman Jewelry Found Under Department Store
Archaeologists have unearthed the gold and silver jewelry of a rich Roman woman, almost two millennia after it was lost during a British revolt.
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Sharks vs. Kayakers: Attack Is a Sign of the Times
Great white sharks are on the increase, and so are kayakers — so we may see more scary encounters like the one that shook up two kayakers this week.
Dreadnoughtus: Meet the Giant New Dinosaur
There's a new contender for the "biggest dinosaur" title, called Dreadnoughtus, but even its discoverer says size isn't everything.
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What's Next in the Planet Hunt? The Spotlight Widens
The search for alien worlds is widening its scope to look at the bigger questions about life in the universe, says exoplaneteer Sarah Ballard.
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Satellite Tracks California Wildfire Beneath the Smoke
Newly released images reveal how DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite can spot the fire beneath clouds of smoke, from a height of almost 400 miles.
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Add a Line to Galactic Address: Laniakea Supercluster
Astronomers have added a new line to our cosmic address: the Laniakea Supercluster, which takes its name from the Hawaiian term for "immense heaven."
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Dry Grass Reveals the Secret of Stonehenge's Circle
An exceptionally dry summer helped archaeologists clear up a centuries-old mystery surrounding Britain's Stonehenge monument.
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Why Study Gecko Sex? To Learn About Living in Space
Why did Russian scientists put those ill-fated geckos inside a satellite? To learn more about the challenges that may face human space settlers.
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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.
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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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