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Wild, Stars renew central rivalry in Dallas

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DALLAS -- Last season, the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars squared off four times with each team winning twice.

Watch: Leah Remini explores Jehovah's Witnesses in new 'Scientology and the Aftermath' special

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Leah Remini sets her sights on Jehovah's Witnesses in an upcoming A&E special that is tied to her documentary series "Scientology and the Aftermath."

Spacecraft bound for Mercury to launch tonight

14 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

15 hours ago from Physorg

China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday.

Martha Plimpton, Bob Costas to guest star on Season 3 of 'Brockmire'

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Martha Plimpton, Bob Costas, J.K. Simmons and Richard Kind are to guest star on Season 3 of IFC's baseball-themed comedy, "Brockmire."

Scottish police probing reports of black panther on the loose

15 hours ago from UPI

Police in Scotland are warning residents of two villages to "be vigilant" while officers search the area for a reported black panther on the loose.

Israel sends tanks, fresh troops to Gaza border as tensions rise

15 hours ago from UPI

Heavy tanks and fresh troops are marching to the Gaza border as Israel escalates its response to Palestinian protests.

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

16 hours ago from Physorg

Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

Karlie Kloss marries Joshua Kushner in New York

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Former Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss tied the knot with Joshua Kushner at an intimate wedding.

Chandra and ALMA measure speed of sloshing gas in galaxy cluster

16 hours ago from Physorg

Almost all galaxy clusters experience mergers. While a merger takes place, a specific spiral pattern can often be observed in X-ray images. Such a spiral feature is due to the...

Watch: LeBron James starts Lakers tenure with consecutive dunks

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LeBron James began his Los Angeles Lakers tenure by slamming in two consecutive dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Image: Launching the Galileo mission

17 hours ago from Physorg

Space Shuttle Atlantis deployed the Galileo spacecraft six hours, 30 minutes into the flight on Oct. 18, 1989. In this image, Galileo, mounted atop the inertial upper stage, is tilted...

Garth Brooks' special to air on CBS Dec. 2

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Country music superstar Garth Brooks is to star in his own CBS television special.

BepiColombo, the First Mercury Mission in 14 Years, Launches Tonight — Watch Live!

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It's been more than 14 years since a spacecraft launched toward Mercury, so don't miss your chance to watch a rocket do just that.

Orionid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks This Weekend with Bits of Halley's Comet: What to Expect

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If you're a meteor enthusiast, the year 2018 has been very kind to you — and another reliable meteor shower is on its way this weekend.

Red Dwarf Star's Mighty 'Hazflare' Could Be Bad News for Alien Life

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Another red dwarf has been caught firing off a superpowerful flare, further bolstering the notion that life might have a hard time taking root around these small, dim stars.

Astronomers Just Caught the Tiniest Cannibal Galaxy in the Universe

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This cannibal galaxy is tiny, and it's right in our cosmic neighborhood.

BepiColombo launch live

19 hours ago from European Space Agency

Watch live launch coverage from 01:15 GMT on 20 October. Launch is scheduled for 01:45 GMT and acquisition of signal is expected around 02:25 GMT

Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo spacecraft ready for launch

19 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Europe and Japan await the launch of their joint mission to the little world nearest the Sun.

Michigan man sues police for jailing him on false rape charges

22 hours ago from UPI

A Michigan man cleared of rape charges after DNA evidence proved his innocence has sued the Grand Rapids police who arrested him for violating his civil rights.

Mercury: Learning from the strangest planet

23 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The first European mission to explore Mercury will begin Saturday: What could it teach us?

Jupiter's Atmosphere & the Great Red Spot

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The atmosphere of Jupiter has distinctive belts, bands and a massive swirling storm.

Navy veteran charged for sending toxin to White House, Pentagon

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A former Navy Veteran from Utah was charged Thursday for mailing threatening letters in envelopes containing castor seeds to the White House and the Pentagon, the U.S. Department of Justice...

How NASA Mars Lander's 'Steampunk' Claw Will Work (Video)

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NASA's InSight Mars lander carries a five-fingered metallic claw at the end of its robotic arm that's crucial to the robot's mission. Here's how that claw will work.

Devils, Avalanche face off in meeting of fast starts

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Last season, the Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils were two of the biggest surprises in the National Hockey League, each ending droughts by reaching the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Will This Winter Be Mild or Wild? Here's What We Can Expect

1 day ago from Live Science

What will winter weather bring? NOAA experts share their predictions.

Moon Science! NASA Needs Experiment Ideas for Commercial Lunar Landers

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NASA has opened a submission period for commercial moon-lander proposals, noting that selected technology might fly as soon as next year.

Superflares from young red dwarf stars imperil planets

1 day ago from Science Daily

Flares from the youngest red dwarfs surveyed are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when the stars are older. This younger age is when terrestrial planets are forming around...