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NASA Figures Out Where Weirdly Rectangular Iceberg Was Born

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NASA went back and looked at how that weirdly rectangular iceberg formed. What they found surprised them.

Here's How Much the Earth Weighs in 'Ghostly' Neutrinos

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As neutrinos pass through the planet, they offer new information on what it looks like inside.

Billionaire Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Initiatives Eyes Private Mission to Seek Alien Life

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Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for possible signals from faraway alien civilizations, is considering looking for E.T. closer to home — in our own solar system.

South Asian Monsoon affects more people in Southern Hemisphere than once thought

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Warming in the southern hemisphere of Asia has a stronger affect on monsoon strength than scientists previously thought.

Roethlisberger, Steelers surging after slow start

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At the quarter pole of the NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were in an unfamiliar spot in the AFC North -- anchored at the bottom of the division after winning...

As the Asteroid Turns: NASA Probe Snaps Video of Spinning Bennu

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The diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu has a bouldery "witch mole" and a whole lot of other lumps and bumps, a gorgeous new video by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reveals.

Watch: Mystery goat apprehended by Texas police

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A Texas police department shared video of the chase and capture of an unusual suspect -- a wandering goat.

Watch: K-pop star Jennie teases solo music video

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K-pop star Jennie shared a clip from her "Solo" video Thursday ahead of her solo debut this month.

One million years of precipitation history of the monsoon reconstructed

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With its wind and precipitation patterns, the South Asian Monsoon influences the lives of several billion people. Recent studies indicate that its drivers are more complex than previously assumed. Scientists...

Leonid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It

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In mid-November, the fickle Leonid meteor shower hits Earth once again. The annual shower will peak Nov. 17.

Leonid Meteor Shower: Bright Fireballs in November

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The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour –...

Watch: Idris Elba faces off against gangsters in new 'Luther' preview

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The BBC has released a preview of the upcoming season of "Luther," starring Idris Elba as the titular police detective.

Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

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A U.S. astronaut says she has no qualms about riding a Russian rocket next month despite back-to-back mishaps.

Valentina among 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 4' cast

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Valentina, Naomi Smalls, Farrah Moan and Latrice Royale are among the contestants on "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" Season 4.

Hawks aim to break skid at home vs. Pistons

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The Atlanta Hawks will try to end their two-game losing streak on Friday against a Detroit Pistons team that has had difficulty winning on the road.

Water Deep in Earth's Core May Come from Dust Swirling Around the Sun

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The source of some of Earth's first water may be gas left over from the sun's birth.

Scientists capture the sound of sunrise on Mars

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Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.

Solar power—largest study to date discovers 25 percent power loss across UK

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Researchers at the University of Huddersfield have undertaken the largest study to date into the effectiveness of solar panels across the UK and discovered that parts of the country are...

NASA's Restored Mission Control Consoles Touch Down in Houston

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NASA's efforts to restore its Apollo-era Mission Control has given new meaning to "We're go, Flight!" The call, which 50 years ago was in reference to the flight director, could...

Panthers' Reid ejected for Roethlisberger hit, gives QB first bump

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Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid was ejected for a hit on Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, but it didn't stop him from giving the him a fist bump.

What is space weather?

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The Sun dominates our Solar System, sending colossal amounts of energetic material in every direction, causing ever-changing ‘space weather’. Find out more with ESA Web TV.

Lionsgate TV mulling 'Orange is the New Black' sequel series after Netflix finale

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Lionsgate TV -- the studio that produces "Orange is the New Black" for Netflix -- is in discussions about a sequel series to the show following its finale.

Scientists say interstellar object may be probe sent by "alien civilization"

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But others say take that with a "gigantic grain of salt"

Group helps deported Mexicans deal with bureaucracy, culture shock

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Undocumented in the U.S., many migrants are deported only to become undocumented in Mexico, facing bureaucracy and culture shock, often alone. Pocho House offers a safe space.

ExoMars: Life-detecting robot to be sent to Oxia Planum

The joint Europe-Russia mission to the Red Planet in 2020 will investigate an ancient water-altered terrain.

Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission

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The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in...

Low-key North Korea activity at launchpad ongoing, analysts say

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North Korea activity has not stopped at Sohae Satellite Launching Station, where the regime sent a long-range rocket into space in 2016.

Parker Solar Probe reports good status after close solar approach

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Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the sun at just 15 million miles from our star's surface. This is far closer than any spacecraft has ever...