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Watch Earth roll by live in HD, streamed from the ISS

Get your relaxing Internet fix by sitting back and watching the Blue Marble roll away in real-time under the orbit of the ISS.

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Virgin Galactic to resume powered test flights

Virgin's commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo.

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The season you're born in affects your moodiness, study says

Hungarian research suggests that those born in the summer are moodier adults than those born in the winter.

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Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.

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Giant comet to pass Mars for the first time in a million years

The closest look ever at a new comet will happen when the mountain-size comet Siding Spring buzzes past Mars this weekend.

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Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program.

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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

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Want your kids to do better in school? Send them outside

At a time when we spend more of our time indoors, a new study suggests that kids regularly exposed to nature do better on standardized tests.

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Slo-mo video of match being lit looks like nuclear explosion

A special photographic technique turns a match strike into a dazzling 37 seconds of "who knew?"

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Help name the first comet landing site in history

Next month, a lander named Philae will detach from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and attach itself to a comet for a ride around the sun. What the landing spot is called is up to us.

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Breathalyser used to diagnose dolphin health

Researchers have developed a type of breathalyser that can diagnose dolphin health by measuring the metabolites in their breath.

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Qualcomm seeks robotics startups to boost Snapdragon

The company says it's looking for 10 companies to participate in a robotics accelerator. The win for Qualcomm: open up a new market for its Snapdragon chip.

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