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Big asteroids hit Earth far more than we're told, say astronauts

To, well, celebrate Earth Day, April 22, three former astronauts will claim they have evidence that remote parts of the Earth have endured 3 to 10 times more large-scale asteroid strikes than has been revealed.

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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket carrying crucial cargo to ISS

After numerous delays, the space transport company sends its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft into orbit to carry cargo to the International Space Station. Next up: get that rocket back.

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The secret to swarming robots? Simplicity

Simple robots that identify and move toward each other could open the way to armies of machines that measure pollution, pollinate plants, or fly through our bodies.

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Get your hands on NASA software code

Science fans and space junkies alike can now access code for a range of NASA projects. Who knows? It could help you accomplish your next mission.

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NASA crashes spacecraft into moon at 3,600 mph

NASA leaves some more debris on the lunar surface by intentionally crashing a spacecraft...for science.

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Cyborg glasses let you fake a good mood

Why bother with Google Glass, when AgencyGlass lets you convey emotions through digital eyes? Hirotaka Osawa wants to help people look happy even when they're not.

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The future tech America expects (pictures)

Pew researchers called around the US to see what we think about the technology of the coming 50 years. And whether we like what we see.

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How a sunset might look on Earth's new cousin Kepler-186f

NASA confirms the discovery of an Earth-sized planet that may have potential for life, but its sun is dimmer than ours. Here's what an evening stroll on a beach on Kepler-186f might be like.

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First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.

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A bionic ankle so natural, it's worth a happy dance

An artificial ankle created at the MIT Media Lab is made of chips and sensors that work together to adjust ankle stiffness, power, and position. One wearer was able to dance the rumba.

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Planets with a drunken wobble could be more lively

The wackier a planet's wobble, the more likely it could be to sustain life and keep from going full Popsicle, according to new research.

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Mars orbiter snaps Curiosity and tracks from far above

Get a rare perspective on the Curiosity rover's travels across a distant planet with a fascinating image snapped by NASA's Mars orbiter.

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