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‘ET Comes Home’ for NASA fuel tank in street ride to LA museum

A paddle boarder makes his way to the water as the space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 arrives by barge for its eventual placement at the California Science Center in Marina del Rey, California, U.S., May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Gene BlevinsMore LOS … Continue reading

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Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter Returned to Italy

The Plannck Columbus letter was found bound in a book at the U.S. Library of Congress. It was printed by Stephan Plannck.More He sailed the ocean blue in 1492, and on his journey home in 1493, Christopher Columbus wrote of … Continue reading

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Stranded, Rarely Seen Beaked Whale Has Strange Fang

The beaked whale was found washed up on Waitpinga beach in southern Australia.More A dead whale that washed up on a southern Australia beach has something peculiar in its mouth: a sharp and pointy fang, say the researchers who examined … Continue reading

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Developers look to widen repertoire of Pepper, Japan’s laughing robot

Board Director of Product Division for SoftBank Robotics Kazutaka Hasumi (R) performs with SoftBank’s emotion-reading robot Pepper during a demonstration with the robot, to show its compatibility with Google’s Android software, at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, May 19, … Continue reading

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Skywatchers can see close, bright Mars looming large this month

The planet Mars is shown May 12, 2016 in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope view taken May 12, 2016 when it was 50 million miles from Earth. Earth’s neighbor planet makes its closest approach in a decade this month, providing … Continue reading

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Dinosaur with ‘Bent Sword’ Head Spikes Unearthed in Utah

An artist’s interpretation of <i>Machairoceratops cronusi</i>, a newly identified horned dinosaur discovered in southern Utah.More About 77 million years ago in prehistoric Utah, a bizarre, big-horned dinosaur with two curved spikes sticking out of the top of its head plodded … Continue reading

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New Frilly-Necked Dinosaur Identified

<em>Spiclypeus shipporum</em> (shown here in an artist’s illustration) would have plodded along a 76 million years ago in what is now the Judith River Formation of Montana.More A fossil skull found in Montana a decade ago by a retired physicist … Continue reading

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Google’s Gigapixel Camera Reveals Minute Details in Famous Works of Art

The beauty of the world’s greatest works of art can be found in the tiniest details, from brush strokes to hidden signatures — like the miniscule dabs of paint that create the impression of light reflected on turbulent water in … Continue reading

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Do Fetuses Feel Pain? What the Science Says

Utah recently passed a law that requires doctors to give anesthesia to a fetus prior to performing an abortion that occurs at 20 weeks of gestation or later. The law assumes that a fetus may be able to feel pain … Continue reading

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What’s Up with This Spider’s Enormous Eyes?

Every night when the sun goes down, Florida’s net-casting spiders emerge, startling onlookers with record-breaking, enormous eyes. Now, a new study shows that the two giant eyes among the spiders’ eight total peepers make the key difference in helping the … Continue reading

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