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Oscars Screwup: 'Moonlight's' Award Given to 'La La Land'

47 min ago from MSNBC: Science

A minute or two into the 'La La Land' cast and crew's celebration, producer Jordan Horowitz asked for quiet and said the real winner was 'Moonlight.'

Saturn's rings viewed in the mid-infrared show bright Cassini division

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Researchers has succeeded in measuring the brightnesses and temperatures of Saturn's rings using the mid-infrared images taken by the Subaru Telescope in 2008. They reveal that, at that time, the...

Mars More Earth-like than moon-like

5 hours ago from Science Daily

Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought, report researchers. Their report documents geochemical changes over time in the lava flows of Elysium, a major martian volcanic province.

Life on Mars: Preparing for the Red Planet

7 hours ago from NY Times Science

Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. We chronicle their mission...

Miami Heat defeat Indiana Pacers; Paul George ejected

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MIAMI -- The Miami Heat continued their hot streak with a 113-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson help Golden State Warriors clinch playoff berth

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- There was no champagne. No balloons. Heck, not even an announcement.

Trump's Departing NASA Liaison Urges Careful Vetting of Crewed Test Flight Idea

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The Trump administration's liaison to NASA, Greg Autry, is leaving his post. He urges careful study of an idea to launch astronauts on the first test flight of agency's Space...

This Weird Planetary System Seems Like Something From Science Fiction

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A team of astronomers has found four additional worlds that may be able to host life in orbit around Trappist 1, a nearby red dwarf star.

Cleveland Cavaliers recall G Kay Felder

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The Cleveland Cavaliers recalled guard Kay Felder from the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

Could a Spacecraft Fly to the Sun?

14 hours ago from Live Science

Humans have sent spacecraft to the moon, the red planet Mars and even distant interstellar space, but can we send a spaceship to the scorching sun?

GOP Rep.: Special Prosecutor Needed in Russia Probe

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

Issa said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who supported Trump and is an appointee, is too close to the president to lead an investigation.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Aces 3rd Glide Test Flight

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo aced its third unpowered free flight Friday, a glide test that marked the first time at the new space plane's controls for one former NASA astronaut.

Las Vegas man pleads guilty to interfering with flight

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Jerry Ba Nguyen, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew after he charged the cockpit during an American Airlines flight in September.

Psychological Thriller 'Get Out' Tackles Racism

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

Finally, a horror movie where the Black guy doesn't get killed in the first few minutes.

Tackling Dark Themes, Broadway Hit 'Dear Evan Hansen' Strikes a Chord

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

Themes of bullying, loneliness and suicide may not sound like the makings of a hit musical, but those are the elements that make "Dear Evan Hansen."

St. Louis Blues re-sign Patrik Berglund to 5-year, $19.25M deal

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The St. Louis Blues agreed on a five-year, $19.25 million contract extension with center Patrik Berglund, the team announced Friday.

Anaheim Ducks acquire F Patrick Eaves from Dallas Stars

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The Anaheim Ducks made a move to beef up their offense Friday, acquiring forward Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars.

Finding life on 7 exoplanets will be a challenge: Bob McDonald

New high-powered telescopes will probably have to detect signs of life rather than life itself.

Official naming of surface features on Pluto and its satellites: First step approved

2 days ago from Science Daily

The New Horizons flyby of Pluto and its satellites returned a scientific treasure trove of information about these distant and surprisingly complex worlds, showing a vast nitrogen glacier as well...

Neural networks promise sharpest ever images

2 days ago from Science Daily

Telescopes, the workhorse instruments of astronomy, are limited by the size of the mirror or lens they use. Using 'neural nets', a form of artificial intelligence, a group of Swiss...

Report: Mr. T, Simone Biles to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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"The A-Team" alum Mr. T and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles will reportedly compete on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 24 with Nancy Kerrigan and Nick Viall.

NASA Authorization Bill Calls for Orion-to-ISS Study

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A NASA authorization bill passed by the Senate Feb. 17 would require NASA to reexamine the feasibility of using the Orion spacecraft to transport crews to and from the International...

Rob Zombie to cameo in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

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"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" director James Gunn confirmed musician and film director Rob Zombie will voice a character in the new Marvel movie.

Obama science adviser rejoins climate-change think tank

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FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama's top science adviser has rejoined the climate science organization he led before his White House service....

How to View Beautiful Open Star Clusters Using Mobile Apps

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Sprays of tiny diamonds against the black velvet sky, occasionally sprinkled with gems of ruby or topaz — open star clusters are among the most beautiful sights available to amateur...

Jupiter is a Feast for the Eyes In New Time-Lapse Animation (Video)

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Jupiter's swirling, stormy atmosphere looks absolutely mesmerizing in a new time-lapse animation created by a group of amateur space photographers.

'Twin Peaks' immersive experience planned for SXSW

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Showtime says it is planning a "Twin Peaks" immersive experience as part of the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin.

J.C. Penney to close 130-140 stores in 2017

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J.C. Penney Co. announced Friday it will close between 130 and 140 stores in coming months after disappointing revenue.