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North Korea accuses Japan of espionage

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North Korea accused Japan of espionage on Thursday, nearly a week after Tokyo placed a reconnaissance satellite into orbit.

More Pi, Please: Here Are NASA's Pi Day Challenge Answers

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If you celebrated Pi Day last week by solving space math questions from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, head over to the JPL website — answers are online!

Mars Spacesuits: Designing a Blue-Collar Suit for the Red Planet

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The first explorers on Mars will need a new kind of spacesuit, and a university-based team has taken a novel approach to design the equipment.

Dime-Size Thrusters Could Propel Satellites, Spacecraft

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A new propulsion engine with dime-size thrusters could be used to propel a host of spacecraft, from small satellites to crewed ships designed for interplanetary exploration.

Marcus Stroman, USA shut down Puerto Rico to win WBC

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LOS ANGELES -- Right-hander Marcus Stroman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning.

The moral imperative should dictate all for Earth Day and all the rest

8 hours ago from Science Blog

I know, I know, Earth Day is a month away. But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start thinking about making preparations for when it arrives. So, what is this about,...

Watch: Arizona Cardinals' David Johsnon continues to show off progress, freakish ability

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David Johnson was a breakout MVP candidate in 2016 after churning up a league high 2,118 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns.

Congress Mulls Options for Space Station Beyond 2024

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NASA's ability to send astronauts to Mars in the mid-2030s depends in part on cutting back or ending government funding for the International Space Station after 2024, the head of...

'Life' Movie Brings Terrifying Space Thrills (Photo Gallery)

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In the science-fiction thriller "Life," an alien from Mars wreaks havoc on the International Space Station.

Tracing aromatic molecules in the early universe

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A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars...

Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger spotted kissing

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"The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus and his "Sky" co-star Diane Kruger got close in New York after months of dating rumors.

Record-breaking 76,017 domino 'circle bomb' toppled in Michigan

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A group of domino builders in Michigan created the world's largest "circle bomb" using nearly 80,000 dominoes.

Even small stars can sap the planet-forming potential of their neighbors

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New research shows small, fledgling stars can thwart nearby planet formation, too.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low - Again! | Video

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On March 7, 2017, the sea ice reached its wintertime extent and is officially the “lowest ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere,” according...

Massive Martian Slopes May Harbor Ice

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Strange surface features sprawled around the bases of steep slopes on Mars point to the presence of ice on the planet's surface, according to new data and imagery from NASA's...

Ice in Ceres' shadowed craters linked to tilt history

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Dwarf planet Ceres may be hundreds of millions of miles from Jupiter, and even farther from Saturn, but the tremendous influence of gravity from these gas giants has an appreciable...

Hubble Telescope Snaps Sparkly Photo of Hypergiant Star's Home

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A mere 15,000 light-years from Earth, Westerlund 1 star cluster is home to a star that dwarfs Earth's sun. The Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of the star's home...

Report: Kim Jong Nam assassination cripples North Korea businesses

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Southeast Asian sources of North Korea foreign currency earnings are rapidly dwindling in the aftermath of the assassination of Kim Jong Nam.

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis have Kentucky, UCLA bet with coach

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There was no shortage of Kentucky Wildcats pride Tuesday in the Phoenix Suns locker room at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.

With Astronomy Rewind, citizen scientists bring zombie astrophotos back to life

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A new citizen-science project will rescue tens of thousands of potentially valuable cosmic images that are mostly dead to science and bring them fully back to life. Called Astronomy Rewind,...

Atacama Desert’s Amazing Night Skies Are A Powerful Draw | Video

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Astronomers from all over the world flock to the high-altitude desert of Chile and its bevy of telescopes to study the Universe. Learn more about the region.

NASA taking first steps toward high-speed space 'internet'

20 hours ago from Physorg

NASA is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed internet of the sky.

UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error

21 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The A-level student noticed something odd in radiation levels from the International Space Station.

How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots

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Pluto’s collapsing atmosphere may explain the dwarf planet’s seemingly random ruddy spots.

Visualizing nuclear radiation: Team images gamma rays to help decontaminate Fukushima

22 hours ago from Physorg

Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most common...

Escaped snake captured by crew on Alaskan commuter plane

22 hours ago from UPI

Passengers on a commuter flight in Alaska received a shock when the pilot took to the intercom with an announcement: There was a snake loose on the plane.

Novel analytical techniques to detect solar radiation imprints on meteoroids

23 hours ago from Physorg

When a meteoroid travels in space, solar radiation leaves distinctive imprints on its outer layer. Together with colleagues, ETH researcher Antoine Roth has developed novel analytical techniques to detect these...

Making twisted semiconductors for 3-D projection

1 day ago from Physorg

A smartphone display that can produce 3-D images will need to be able to twist the light it emits. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan and the Ben-Gurion University...