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NASA honors Apollo 1 crew fallen 50 years ago

Hundreds of people gathered along with Kennedy Space Center workers to pay tribute to NASA’s Apollo 1 crew and other astronauts fallen in the...
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Humanity is closer to creating semi-synthetic life forms

A group of researchers from China, France, and the United States has managed to successfully insert genetic code into E. coli microbes, which essentially...
Japan now has a military communications satellite in orbit

Japan now has a military communications satellite in orbit

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Kirameki-2 satellite aboard the agency’s H-IIA rocket on Tuesday afternoon. The payload will enhance military communications amid...
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NOAA: GOES-16 Satellite starts sending HD photos of Earth

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released the first images of Earth taken by the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on the agency’s Geostationary...
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Who issued the Gag order on USDA and EPA scientists?

Sharon Drumm, chief of staff of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, sent out an email on Monday telling all employees to halt the release...
Scientists develop an anti-fake news vaccine

Scientists create fake news ‘vaccine’ against misinformation

A group of scientists from Cambridge, Yale, and George Mason University has developed a ‘vaccine’ to combat fake news. Results of their study show...
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China’s Chang-e’5 will go on a mission to collect Moon rocks

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has revealed plans to undergo a lunar mission next November. The trip intends to bring some samples of...

2016 is the third consecutive hottest year on record

Scientists at NASA recorded the highest heat signatures on the planet last year, in 2016. However, both 2015 and 2014 were also the hottest...
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Scientists will live atop a volcano simulating life on Mars

Six scientists have entered the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) dome atop the Mauna Loa volcano, kicking off Mission V of the...
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US Air Force launches the GEO-3 to improve missile alert net

The Air Force plans to launch a military satellite this evening and its live streaming the event via YouTube, beginning at 7:26 p.m. EST....
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NASA will send an unmanned probe to study 16 Psyche in...

According to recent reports, NASA has been planning a mission to explore the gigantic asteroid '16 Psyche,' comprised almost entirely of metal. The agency...
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NASA proves 2016 was the hottest year on record

NASA and NOAA scientists have concluded 2016 was the warmest year on record since 1880. U.S. experts attribute the record-high temperatures to gas emissions...
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Scientists spot a strange smile-shaped wave in Venus

Astronomers spotted a strange wave over the surface of Venus yesterday with the help of Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft. The scientific community has its eyes on...
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Obama pays $500M to climate change fund, still owes $2B

The U.S. government paid $500 million to the United Nations Green Climate Fund on Tuesday. The contribution made through the State Department could be the last of...
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NASA’s passes on NEOCam telescope as asteroid threats grow

Though it may seem like a story ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel, the risk of an asteroid impact is very...
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Moon Express raises enough funds to try to mine the Moon

Moon Express, a private company that wants to mine the Moon, has just raised $20 million and achieved its funding goal to launch its...
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This Lithium-Ion battery has a built in fire extinguisher

A research team from Stanford University released a document detailing their experiments with the flame retardant triphenyl phosphate (or TPP). They plan to include...
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Japan fails to launch its SS-520 mini-rocket into orbit

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has failed to launch an in-orbit satellite through a mini-rocket that was in development over the last few years....
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SpaceX celebrates the successful return of the Falcon 9

SpaceX successfully launched one of its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, the first endeavor of the Iridium-1 NEXT Mission delivering ten satellites for the...
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Take great photos of the Full Wolf Moon 2017

The first full moon of 2017 is upon us with January’s Wolf Moon, visible in night skies since Wednesday and reaching its most visible...
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New Energy guidelines: Politicians can’t pressure scientists

A new set of scientific integrity guidelines, announced today, wants to give researchers more leeway in their communications with the media as a way...
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The VLT gears up to look for alien planets in Alpha...

Breakthrough Initiatives and the European Southern Observatory announced on Monday an agreement to upgrade the instruments of the organization’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in...
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Scientists pinpoint the source of a Fast Radio Burst

Last Wednesday, The Cornell Chronicle reported that a group of scientists had discovered the source of a mysterious radio signal, a phenomenon known as...
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NASA releases striking images of Earth’s radical changes

NASA's official Tumblr page recently posted a group of images to showcase our planet's recent surface changes. The pictures compare current snapshots taken from...