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Geoff Brumfiel

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Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

Monday, August 24, 2015

Researchers have been using muons to take a peek inside the nuclear reactors in Japan that melted down in 2011. The results could aid the continuing cleanup operations.

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U.S. Grants Patent For Free-Standing Space Elevator Tower

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Canadian company called Thoth Technology has patented a space elevator. The tower would rise some 12 miles into the sky, with a runway or launch pad on top.

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Chatty Marmosets Have Something To Say About Vocal Learning

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Scientists have found that marmosets have the capability to learn calls from their parents. Studying the small monkeys may provide insights into developmental disorders in humans, like autism.

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This Salad Is Outta This World: Astronauts Eat Greens Grown In Space

Monday, August 10, 2015

Farming plants in space may prove critical for future deep space travel. On Monday NASA announced it had mastered romaine lettuce. "That's awesome, tastes good," astronaut Kjell Lindgren declared.

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Astronauts To Enjoy First Space-Grown Lettuce Aboard International Space Station

Monday, August 10, 2015

On Monday, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will harvest lettuce that has been growing aboard since early July. NASA claims it's an important step towards future exploration of distant worlds.

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Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Seventy years ago, an atomic bomb wiped a city off the map. The committee that picked the target knew the destruction would be awful, but hoped it could end the war and stop future use of such bombs.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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Probe Reveals Human Error Caused Virgin Galactic Crash

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the cause of an accident involving a commercial spaceship last year. The board says safety problems ran deep at the company which built the rocket.

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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.

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Dark Pluto Bares Its Heart

Friday, July 24, 2015

NASA's probe to Pluto has revealed stunning new pictures of the distant world. They show evidence of glaciers moving across the surface.

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NASA Announces Discovery Of Earth-Like Planet Around Distant Star

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NASA is revealing the latest results from the Kepler Space Telescope, which was designed to hunt for planets around distant stars, including ones that might be Earth-like.

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Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The spacecraft has detected the nearest thing to Earth yet discovered — a planet that's a bit bigger and squarely inside the "habitable zone" for life.

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Russian Billionaire Donates $100 Million In Search For E.T.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, has donated $100 million to the search for E.T. or extraterrestrial life.

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Strange Worlds At The Edge Of Our Solar System Finally Come Into Focus

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back its best photos of Pluto and its moons. Scientists will puzzle over them for years to come.

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NASA Spacecraft Flies Past Pluto After 10-Year Journey

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

On Tuesday morning, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft swooped past the surface of Pluto. The vast distance between Earth and Pluto means they're still waiting to hear what happened.

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Planet Or Not, Icy Pluto To Finally Get Its Day In The Sun

Monday, July 13, 2015

Astronomers kicked Pluto out of the planetary club in 2006 because of its small size. But scientists set to explore the surface Tuesday via a spacecraft's camera say those other guys are just wrong.

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Overloaded Computers Give NASA's Pluto Team A Fright

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

NASA had a heart-stopping moment over the weekend, when engineers lost contact with a spacecraft they sent to Pluto. A computer crash was behind the problem.

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Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

Monday, July 06, 2015

After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, weeklong study of the distant world.

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Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

Thursday, July 02, 2015

After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.

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To Keep Up With Earth's Rotation, Clocks Will Tick An Extra Second Tonight

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

There is an extra "leap" second in Tuesday's clock. The second is designed to keep the clocks in synch with earth's rotation, but some people would like to take it away.

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