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Geoff Brumfiel

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A Vanished Jetliner Still Haunts Families Of The Missing

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared from radar screens, families of the lost passengers and crew struggle to cope. Many are unwilling to declare their loved ones dead.

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Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Geneticists have revised the evolutionary tree of birds, revealing some unlikely relationships.

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Glenn Close Ends 20-Year Broadway Hiatus With 'A Delicate Balance'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Close stars as a suburban matron in a revival of Edward Albee's 1966 play. She tells NPR about the timelessness of Albee's play and getting a nosebleed in the middle of a recent matinee.

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Oh, Snap! NASA Promises Best Photo Yet Of Faraway Pluto

Monday, December 08, 2014

A spacecraft on its way to Pluto has just woken up from hibernation. By next month, scientists expect to have the first good pictures of the dwarf planet. All of the others have been, well, crummy.

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Lots Of Work Remains After Successful Orion Launch

Friday, December 05, 2014

NASA successfully launched and landed a test version of its next-generation Orion spacecraft on Friday morning. The unmanned test is the first for the follow-on to the shuttle.

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NASA To Test Orion Spacecraft For Long Future Missions

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

NASA plans to launch an unmanned capsule named "Orion" from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday. NASA hopes that Orion will one day carry astronauts beyond Earth's orbit and even to Mars.

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NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The new vehicle, named Orion, is designed to carry humans into deep space. But most Americans aren't aware it exists.

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Astronauts Will Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner In Space

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Two NASA astronauts are aboard the International Space Station. Turkey is on the menu but not pumpkin pie. NASA can't make pumpkin pie in space because the crust doesn't come out right.

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Comet Lander's Big Bounce Caught On Camera

Monday, November 17, 2014

An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.

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Have ISIS And Al-Qaida Stopped Fighting, Started Cooperating?

Friday, November 14, 2014

For more than a year, the so-called Islamic State and al-Qaida have viewed each other as rivals. Now, reports out of Syria suggest the two may have worked out a truce.

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Pentagon Plans To Spend Billions Upgrading Nuclear Program

Friday, November 14, 2014

After a major investigation into America's nuclear forces, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that he will be investing billions of dollars into the system, and changing to the way it's managed.

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U.S. Strategy On ISIS Comes Under Fire At Congressional Hearing

Thursday, November 13, 2014

At the first congressional hearing on ISIS since the U.S. began bombing that force in Syria, Republicans called for U.S. boots on the ground, while Democrats questioned whether Iraq's troops and Syria's rebels can be relied on to fight. Congress is considering new authorization for the campaign.

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After Bouncy Landing, Philae Lander At Rest On Comet

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Scientists have established contact with the lander, but they're not sure where on the comet it is. The lander apparently bounced after touching down, and its future may be uncertain.

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Successful Comet Landing A Major Step For Space Exploration

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The European Space Agency on Wednesday successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet — something that has never been done before. But scientists say the lander may not be fully secure.

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Comet's Rugged Landscape Makes Landing A Roll Of The Dice

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Researchers admit their estimates that the comet was "potato-shape" were way off. Luck may now be the deciding factor in the attempt for a soft landing early Wednesday.

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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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Even After SpaceShipTwo Crash, Many Space Tourists Hold On To Tickets

Friday, November 07, 2014

Virgin Galactic says there have been some cancellations in the week since its experimental craft went down, killing the co-pilot. But many ticket holders say they don't plan to ask for refunds.

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Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Friday, November 07, 2014

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.

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How Boy Bits First Came To Be

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Certain birth defects in male children are on the rise, and nobody knows why. Scientists say basic research into how external genitalia evolved in reptiles and rodents might offer a few clues.

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Incorrect Command May Have Doomed Virgin Spaceship

Monday, November 03, 2014

On Friday, an experimental space plane crashed in the Mojave desert, killing one of its pilots. Now new details have emerged about what went wrong in the moments before the crash.

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