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Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild. A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates in real-time field measurements what … Continue reading

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NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Dwarf Planet Ceres This Week

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will begin orbiting the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres this week, ending a deep-space chase that lasted 2 1/2 years. Dawn is scheduled to reach Ceres — the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and … Continue reading

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Artist’s ‘Apollo 18′ Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards

The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you’re invited to witness it from New York City’s Times Square. Beginning at 11:57 p.m. EST tonight (March 1), more than a dozen of Time Square’s iconic electronic billboards … Continue reading

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Astronauts breeze through spacewalk to rig station for U.S. space taxis

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts whipped through a third spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Sunday to rig parking spots for new U.S. space taxis. Station commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and flight engineer … Continue reading

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Cooler Pacific has slowed global warming, briefly: study

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – A natural cooling of the Pacific Ocean has contributed to slow global warming in the past decade but the pause is unlikely to last much longer, U.S. scientists said on Thursday. The slowdown in … Continue reading

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‘Big Brain’ Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps

A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region. This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day … Continue reading

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Cool Pacific Ocean Slowed Global Warming

The Pacific Ocean has been a planetary air conditioner for the past two decades, but the relief may soon end, a new study finds. The Pacific and Atlantic oceans undergo decades-long natural oscillations that alter their sea surface temperatures. These … Continue reading

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Leonard Nimoy, Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Actor Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the iconic logical Vulcan Spock on TV’s “Star Trek” and in feature films, has died. He was 83. Nimoy’s career spanned TV, feature films, art and photography, but he was perhaps best known for playing … Continue reading

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Leonard Nimoy’s Legacy: Obama, Astronauts Pay Tribute

The death of “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy has prompted an outpouring of condolences and heartfelt reflection from astronauts, scientists, celebrities and even President Barack Obama. People from around the world flocked to social media  to honor Leonard Nimoy — … Continue reading

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NASA Satellite Captures Amazing 3D Videos of Rain, Snow

Mesmerizing and swirling animations of rain and snow dance across a map of the Earth, shown in a video released yesterday (Feb. 26) by NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The NASA video captures worldwide precipitation from April to September … Continue reading

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