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Improbable Resurrections: 5 Real Cases of Coming Back to Life

On Easter Sunday, Christians around the world will celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection, in which he is said to have risen from the dead three days after his crucifixion, according to the New Testament. Biblical miracles aside, the secular world is … Continue reading

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With Climate Change, Wildfires Getting Worse in the West

Across the western United States, wildfires grew bigger and more frequent in the past 30 years, according to a new study that blames climate change and drought for the worsening flames. “It’s not just something that is localized to forest … Continue reading

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Vitamins from Space! B3 Found in Meteorites

An essential nutrient for life on Earth also cooks up in space, a new study finds. While scientists aren’t yet sure of the exact recipe, they think radiation-blasted ice powered the chemical reactions that produced vitamin B3, or niacin, early … Continue reading

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‘Easter Dragon’ makes delivery to International Space Station

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, with a delivery of supplies and science experiments for the crew and a pair of legs … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers, Conservatives & Oil Companies Lobby States Using Renewable …

As more and more states are beginning to utilize solar energy and adap other clean green energy solutions, conservative lobby groups and oil tycoons have aggressively started pushing back against alternative energy. The Koch brothers, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and … Continue reading

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Chilean Port City Fire Seen from Space (Photo)

What looks like a wisp of smoke on a new satellite image is actually the largest fire in the history of Valparaiso, Chile. Strong winds brought a forest fire into this port city of 280,000 over the weekend, NASA’s Earth … Continue reading

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Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the ‘Model T Ford’ of sharks

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – You’ve heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark? Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of … Continue reading

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Scientists discover first Earth-sized planet that could support life

For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an “Earth cousin” that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life. The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was … Continue reading

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NASA Moon Probe Will Bite the Lunar Dust Soon: What It Taught Us

A NASA probe orbiting the moon will literally bite the lunar dust within the next week or so when it crashes into the moon’s far side. The $280 million LADEE mission (short for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) was … Continue reading

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Gov’t to ease restrictions on renewable energy development

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) — South Korea will move to lift regulatory restrictions on the development of renewable energy to fuel investment in this critical field, the government said Sunday. According to the finance ministry, it plans to recommend the … Continue reading

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