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Geoff Brumfiel

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Kepler Telescope Introduces Earth To A Very Distant Cousin

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has spotted the first roughly Earth-sized world orbiting in the "Goldilocks zone" of another star โ€“ offering perhaps the best bet so far for life elsewhere in the universe.

A year on Kepler-452b, which is about 1,400 light years from us in the constellation Cygnus, is ...

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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

Scientists have unveiled the best photos of Pluto and its moons that humanity is likely to see for at least a generation. These images were taken Tuesday by NASA's New Horizons space probe as it hurtled past Pluto at more than 30,000 miles per hour.

Since its discovery in 1930, ...

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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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SpaceX Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

Monday, June 29, 2015

In Florida, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, but something went wrong. The loss of the rocket, which was also carrying experiments, is a setback for NASA.

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NASA Satellites Show World's Thirst For Groundwater

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New data from NASA's GRACE satellites show that many of the world's biggest aquifers are being sucked dry at a rate far greater than they are being replenished. Although scientists don't know how much water is left, they hope their findings will serve as a "red flag" for ...

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Solar Sail Unfurls In Space

Monday, June 08, 2015

A nonprofit has successfully tested technology that could one day be used to explore the solar system on a budget.

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The Pentagon Wants These Robots To Save The Day

Friday, June 05, 2015

A competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.

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Scientists Cast Doubt On An Apparent 'Hiatus' In Global Warming

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Though past measurements have suggested global warming all but stopped in the late 1990s, newly refined figures show Earth's warming has continued unabated.

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CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn't been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.

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NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Mercury, Concluding 4-Year Study Of Planet

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A NASA spacecraft plunged into the planet Mercury on Thursday. It's demise comes after four years of studying our solar system's innermost planet.

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Friday, April 24, 2015

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)

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Scientists Probe Puppy Love

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's a question that bedevils dog owners the world over: "Is she staring at me because she loves me? Or because she wants another biscuit?"

Research published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that love (or something close) could be behind that stare. The work shows that when dogs ...

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The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.

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