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Rocket Explosion: What Does it Mean for the Private Space Industry?

Oct 29, 2014
Rocket Explosion: What Does it Mean for the Private Space Industry?

(CNN)- Orbital Sciences, which built the Antares rocket that exploded in a massive fireball Tuesday, described the explosion as a “catastrophic failure.” It certainly looked like it. Will this failure also be a setback for the burgeoning private space industry? The unmanned rocket was carrying a Cygnus cargo spacecraft loaded with more than 5,000...

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Solar Eclipse Visible Thursday Afternoon

Oct 23, 2014
Solar Eclipse Visible Thursday Afternoon

(CNN)- The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse. The moon will clip the sun, making it look like a fingernail as it sets in the west for most of the country and Canada. The show will reach its height at 5:45 p.m. ET, NASA...

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45,000-year-old Bone Suggests Timeline when Humans Mated with Neanderthals

Oct 23, 2014
45,000-year-old Bone Suggests Timeline when Humans Mated with Neanderthals

RUSSIA (CNN)- DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals. The thigh bone was found six years ago on the banks of the Irtysh River in Siberia by Nikolai Peristov, a Russian artist who carves jewelry from ancient mammoth tusks, according...

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Giant, Puppy-Sized ‘Goliath Birdeater’ Spider Found in South America

Oct 21, 2014
Giant, Puppy-Sized ‘Goliath Birdeater’ Spider Found in South America

An entomologist was out walking in the Guyana Forest in South America recently when he made a frightening find: a giant spider that was roughly the size of a puppy. The tarantula is known as the South American Goliath Birdeater, according to Piotr Naskrecki, who took the photos. The story went viral after photos...

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Comet Siding Spring Comes Too Close For NASA’s Comfort

Oct 17, 2014
Comet Siding Spring Comes Too Close For NASA’s Comfort

NASA scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller from the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland talks with FOX40 meteorologist Darren Peck about Comet Sliding Spring’s close approach to Mars. Scientists are taking steps to protect probes in orbit around the Red Planet to make sure they aren’t damaged by trail of debris.

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Add Your Pictures: Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon

Oct 8, 2014
Add Your Pictures: Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon

Did you see it? The blood moon was back for a sequel. FOX40 wants to see your pictures! Upload them below. People throughout California had a front-row seat for the show: a lunar eclipse that made the moon look a burnt reddish-orange. The”blood moon,” as it’s called, was the second of the year. The full...

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Harvard Hosts Debate over Pluto’s ‘Planethood’

Oct 2, 2014
Harvard Hosts Debate over Pluto’s ‘Planethood’

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (CNN)- Poor Pluto. Is it or isn’t it a planet? Ever since astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovered it on February 18, 1930, we’ve believed that we live in a solar system with nine planets. Then, along came the International Astronomical Union, the group that gets to...

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“Pileus” Cloud Captured Above King Fire

Sep 18, 2014
“Pileus” Cloud Captured Above King Fire

Darren explains the impressive cloud caused by the King Fire.

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Photos: America Will be Sending Astronauts to Space Again

Sep 16, 2014
Photos: America Will be Sending Astronauts to Space Again

NEW YORK (CNN) - Boeing and SpaceX will be awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the international space station, CNN has learned. The space agency will hold a news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4 p.m. ET to discuss “the return of human spaceflight launches to the United...

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the science behind happy

the science behind happy

If you’ve ever been in interested in taking a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), but have been turned away by the intensity of some of the subjects and coursework, I may have found one you might be interested. EdX is offering a course this fall semester on “The Science of Happiness” from professors at...

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