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The Science Behind Renée Zellweger’s New Face

Photographs of actress Renée Zellweger at the Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood awards this week, showing her dramatically different appearance, have sparked the Internet’s interest. The 45-year-old actress looked almost unrecognizable to fans who know her best from her earlier … Continue reading

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Swiss scientists determine comet’s ‘perfume’

Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether. That heady bouquet, according to Swiss researchers, is the ‘perfume’ of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Scientists at the University of Bern said Thursday they have determined what … Continue reading

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Private Astronaut Training Company Picks Spacesuits for Spacewalk Simulator

A private spacesuit company and an astronaut-training organization are teaming up to give private astronauts on simulated spacewalks a more spacelike experience. With a Kickstarter campaign underway to simulate spacewalks on Earth, Houston’s Waypoint 2 Space announced a new partnership … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon capsule leaves International Space Station

(Reuters) – A Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo ship ended a month-long stay at the International Space Station on Saturday and headed for a splash-down in the Pacific Ocean. NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore used the station’s robotic … Continue reading

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Skydiver Goes Supersonic in Record-Breaking ‘Near-Space Dive’

In a harrowing plunge from the stratosphere, a Google executive broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive today (Oct. 24). Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, hit supersonic speeds as he fell from more than 25 miles (40 … Continue reading

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Can You Get Ebola on Public Transportation?

News that a doctor in New York with Ebola traveled on the subway the day before he developed symptoms of the disease may have some people worried about contracting Ebola on public transportation. Yesterday, Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned … Continue reading

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Famed Physicist Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

World-renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook. Hawking became a member of the popular social networking site on Oct. 7, just weeks before the upcoming release of “The Theory of Everything,” a biographical film about Hawking’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Man Recovers From Ebola in Germany After Routine Intensive Care

One man who contracted Ebola and even had further complications of the infection has now recovered after receiving routine intensive care at a hospital in Germany. The man’s case suggests that even if patients do not have access to experimental … Continue reading

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Wow! This Hubble Telescope Photo of Mars with a Comet Is Amazing

The famed Hubble Space Telscope has captured a jaw-dropping view of a comet making an incredibly close flyby of Mars. The space telescope snapped the amazing image when Comet Siding Spring (also called C/2013 A1) was hurtling through space near … Continue reading

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Ebola Suspected in NY Doctor

A doctor who recently arrived in the United States from West Africa is being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, according to the city’s health department. The doctor has a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. He was … Continue reading

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