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Secret US Spy Satellite Heading to Low-Earth Orbit, SpaceX Launch License Shows

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The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) isn't saying much about its new spy satellite, now scheduled to blast off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Monday (May 1), but it...

That Ghostly, Glowing Light Above Canada? It’s Just Steve

6 hours ago from NY Times Science

Scientists are investigating a stream of hot, bright gas visible not far from the northern lights. Amateurs saw it first, and they gave it a name from a 2006 animated...

Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Unite for Science

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The musicians will perform in “Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,” a multimedia spectacle, to open the World Science Festival’s 10th anniversary.

Leonard Reiffel, Who Studied Lunar Nuclear Bomb, Dies at 89

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Dr. Reiffel revealed that the Air Force had been interested in staging a surprise explosion on or near the moon, and that its goal was propaganda.

Gary Steigman, Who Teased Out the Universe’s Dark Secrets, Dies at 76

6 hours ago from NY Times Science

Dr. Steigman helped show that most matter in the universe was not made of atoms, a finding that led to modern conceptions of dark matter and dark energy.

Basics: As Rains Ease in the West, Cactuses Shine Brighter Than Ever

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Never has there been a better time to appreciate the gritty, bizarre charm of these prickly natives.

Trilobites: If Mars Is Colonized, We May Not Need to Ship In the Bricks

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A new study suggests the material humanity needs to one day construct structures on Mars may already exist within the red planet’s desolate soil.

U.S.-led coalition patrols Turkey-Syria border

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U.S.-led coalition forces are patrolling the Turkish-Syria border after an airstrike by Turkey killed Kurdish fighters early last week.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, our joyful guide to the stars

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The rock star/astrophysicist, the "epitome of geek cool," makes science fun while educating us about the wonders of the universe

Steelers' Antonio Brown balls with Heat star Hassan Whiteside

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Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro Antonio Brown showed off his shooting stroke Friday while hanging out with Miami Heat star Hassan Whiteside.

NASA selects ASU's 'ShadowCam' to fly on Korea Pathfinder lunar orbiter

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NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to map the terrain and search...

The Late Heavy Bombardment: A Violent Assault on Young Earth

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Debris from space bombarded Earth billions of years ago and may have delivered water to the hot, young planet.

2017 NFL Draft: Elated New York Jets grab SS Jamal Adams with No. 6 overall pick

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The New York Jets earned their first victory of 2017 at least four-plus months earlier than anyone expected.

May Full Moon 2017: When to See the 'Flower Moon' in Bloom

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While we can't guarantee that April's showers will bring May flowers, you can definitely count on a full Flower Moon to arrive in May.

NASA's $200M Spacesuit Problem Threatens Its Deep-Space Exploration Plans

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NASA is years away from having new spacesuits for its deep-space astronauts despite spending nearly $200 million on three separate development efforts over the past decade.

Poland seals Europe's eastern frontier as EU turns a blind eye

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For almost a year, the Polish Border Guard has been turning away most Chechens and other asylum seekers arriving on the border with Belarus.

A spacecraft in the sunset, a gold telescope in bloom, and other amazing images of the week

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Science Newsworthy eye candy Check out our favorite images from this week in science, health, and space news.

Hubble's bright shining lizard star

2 days ago from Science Daily

The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of Lacerta (The Lizard). The star is much closer...

Aidy Bryant of 'SNL' engaged to Conner O'Malley

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"Saturday Night Live" star Aidy Bryant hilariously recounted boyfriend Conner O'Malley's "frantic" proposal on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma board 'Star Trek: Discovery'

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Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan have joined the ensemble of "Star Trek: Discovery."

'We Don't Planet': Video Series Explores Universe's Most Fascinating Concepts

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There's a new way to get your astrophysics fix: "We Don't Planet," a new series of 4- to 6-minute videos that explores some of the most fascinating concepts and objects...

Henry Cavill thanks DC, Marvel stars on National Superhero Day

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Superman himself -- Henry Cavill -- paid tribute to a number of DC and Marvel film stars on Instagram Friday for National Superhero Day.

Unlikely pair of plants named after stars of movie 'twins'

2 days ago from Science Daily

Biologists have named an unlikely pair of plants after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the stars of the 1988 movie Twins.

Astronomers find black hole in Sagittarius constellation

2 days ago from Physorg

An international team of astronomers led The University of Manchester have found evidence of a new 'missing-link' black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, hidden in the Sagittarius constellation.

Medical guidelines for astronauts to be launched in the US

2 days ago from Physorg

With Cassini making final preparations to penetrate Saturn's rings, and renewed interest in colonising the Moon and sending people to Mars, space flight and exploration are experiencing a level of...

How to fix India's burning issue—turn unwanted straw into bio-energy pellets

2 days ago from Physorg

Each year, fires rage across northern India, as farmers burn off their unwanted straw. The impact is enormous. From October into November, massive clouds of smoke streak across Punjab and...

Looking to the moon to better measure climate change on Earth

2 days ago from Physorg

When American astronaut Alfred Worden, who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission in 1971, was asked what he was feeling at that time, he replied:...

2017 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos hit target with LT Garett Bolles

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The Denver Broncos never seemed sold on any of their pre-draft left tackle possibilities.