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Scientists say "Little Foot" could have been an ancestor to humans, but the debate is likely to continue.
Scientists say a new dating technique suggests that a human ancestor whose fossils were found in a South African cave lived about 3.7 million years ago. That...
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Join us on Wednesday night for a Virgin Galactic update on "Virtually Speaking Science": 
It's been five months since Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane broke up in flight, killing one of its pilots and injuring the other. The results of ...
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There's a serious point behind this seemingly silly research about cats' musical preferences:
Music has a soothing effect on us humans when we go under the surgical knife ... but what about cats? A veterinary team from Portugal addressed that burning ...
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Ours tend to listen carefully to Bach or Kreisler but dislike Mozart or Handel . The preferences cannot be explain. They all go out when it is Chopin. 
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It makes sense to talk about the next space station. But a formal pact? Not yet.
Reports from Russia suggest that Moscow's space officials are talking with their NASA counterparts about building a new space station after the current one h...
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Put it at Earth-Moon L2, build it out of inflatables, shield it with Lunar water.
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Former astronaut Mark Kelly's the best one to talk about his brother's year in space. So here's Mark's story: 
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — He's off the planet — and on his way to the International Space Station.Earlier today, I watched as my brother, NASA astronaut Scott K...
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An underground shelter for more than 20,000 people? Seems hard to believe.
When it comes to hidden underground cities, few people were better builders than the Turks: The Derinkuyu complex in Turkey's Cappadocia region could provide...
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What a month it was for space pictures! Here's the best from March ... Enjoy! 
Get a look at the glow of the aurora, the darkness of a solar eclipse, the launch of a yearlong space mission and other highlights from March 2015.
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Glow-in-the-dark tampons?! It's not as icky as it sounds. Just icky enough to be cool. 
Environmental watchdogs have a new weapon in the fight against the sewage polluting our rivers: glow-in-the-dark tampons.It's not as icky as it sounds. Here'...
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Solar Impulse 2 resumes its round-the-world flight with a doozy.
After a 10-day stopover in Myanmar, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane took off before dawn on Monday, heading for China on the fifth leg of its unprecedented roun...
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Turning up the electricity at the LHC enough to melt metal sounds semi-dangerous ... or super-cool.
Operations at the Large Hadron Collider apparently have been stymied by a little piece of metal that fell into the works, creating a short circuit — and Euro...
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So cool my god..Stargate..hee😊
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Watch live coverage of the big "Year in Space" launch. 
Three spacefliers are strapped into their seats for the launch of their Russian Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station on Friday, marking the start...
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Get the inside story about the science behind America's longest space marathon:
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's one-year stay on the International Space Station will be a one-of-a-kind science experiment studying the effects of long-duratio...
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    Science editor, present
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Iowa - New York, NY - Spokane, WA - Cincinnati, OH
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Science editor at NBC News Digital, blogger at Cosmic Log (est. 2002) and author of "The Case for Pluto" (2009). Always had a soft spot for the little guy.
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  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 1976 - 1977
  • Loras College
    English/Writing/Philosophy, 1972 - 1976
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