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Alan Boyle
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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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Breast cancer is in the news because of Angelina Jolie - and here's evidence that the disease has been a longtime scourge.
CAIRO — A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-...
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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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NASA sells asteroid-plucking mission as a step on the road to #Mars:
After years of weighing the options, NASA has decided to launch a robotic probe to a near-Earth asteroid in 2020, have it pull off a boulder from the space r...
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+Chris Sham you points are very convincing. The only point I would make is that any organisms having to go through the atmosphere get burned up. The NASA vehicle would protect the sample from heat sterilization.
I wouldn't disagree if the sample was directed to the ISS. We get our curiosity fulfilled and still can play safe. It's like a child bringing something home that he found on the street. You don't know where it's been. ....and what it's got on it. The last part is why we want to pick up a chuck of space rock.....precisely because we don't know what it is or what it's got on it. ........
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Mission accomplished? No. Mars marathon accomplished? Yes! 
NASA's Opportunity rover passed a major Martian milestone Tuesday: After 11 years and 2 months, it has finally covered a distance of 26.219 miles — a maratho...
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I attended a NASA JPL Open House in Pasadena CA and they had one of the 6 Mars Rovers in a Demonstration.  The Rovers ran Linux, were much larger than I had imagined and moved at very high rate of speed - 2 1/2 Inches/Minute...  A Mars Rover Marathon is a serious feat of Engineering...
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    Science editor, present
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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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