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You've heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get cancer either?
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Amazing -- this 25-foot dinosaur lived in the Arctic, was not afraid of snow -- or the long polar night.
Scientists have discovered a duck-billed dinosaur that lived in the Arctic Circle roughly 70 million years ago.
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From the vantage point of our planet we see only one side of the moon, but these images were taken from a satellite located between the Earth-moon system and the sun. 

The dark gray disk that you see progressing across our blue planet is the part of the moon that cannot be seen from Earth.
The dark side of the moon sails across the brightly lighted disk of the Earth in this new series of images from NASA. The pictures were taken between 12:50 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. PDT on July 16, and they show the moon moving across the Pacific Ocean and America. They were taken by an instrument aboard...
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The new pictures show Pluto is home to a large mountain range made of water ice with peaks as high as 11,000 feet, rivaling the Rocky Mountains in size.  

They also reveal that Pluto's largest moon, Charon, has cliffs, troughs and a mysterious gash 4 to 6 miles deep that cuts across the surface, as well as vast areas of smooth terrain. 

But almost as notable from these early results is what was missing from the images: impact craters.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first high-resolution images of Pluto early Wednesday morning, and scientists say they are stunned.
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A spacecrafts sped past  dwarf planet today, and space history was made.
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"The spacecraft and all the instruments are operating flawlessly," New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute said Monday. "We came a long way to explore Pluto and all indications are that Pluto is not going to let us down."
All systems are go for New Horizons' flyby of Pluto on July 14, members of NASA 's New Horizons team said two days after a technical glitch caused the spacecraft to briefly lose touch with our planet.
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The last of the tetrad! Easy for kids to see! Very reasonable hours! Do not miss it!
There's a supermoon lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, and it will be one of the coolest and most accessible sky-watching events of the year.
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Dark skies matter! Study finds people go to national parks for rest, relaxation, and a view of the cosmos.
What do you look for in a vacation -- rest and relaxation? Gorgeous vistas? Cultural experiences? How about a view of the cosmos? 
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Before 1900 all skies were black as ink and stars by the billions; galaxy was easily visible. Today most ppl have never see the galaxy and some never see stars. Moon, yes but even the moon was more visible due to less pollution.
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It turns out that when people don't have the cash to purchase new things it can have a significant effect on the amount of carbon dioxide that gets pumped into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels, according to a study in Nature Communications.
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"We have a healthy spacecraft, we have a healthy system, and we are outbound for Pluto," Alice Bowman, mission operations manager for New Horizons, said just before 6 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday as the first group of ones and zeroes arrived at Mission Control at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. 
It's official: New Horizons has successfully made it through its close flyby of the Pluto system unscathed. 
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Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report that by 2030, a driverless taxi could lower greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90% compared with a ride in a privately-owned gas-powered car today.

Even if you had a more efficient hybrid car of your own in 2030, the researchers calculated that a ride in an autonomous taxi would still reduce per-mile greenhouse emissions from 63% to 82%.
If you want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, consider commuting by robo-cab.
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Olson calls himself a celestial sleuth, and he has a history of using astronomy to ground famous works of art in time and place.He was able to pin down the exact month, day, hour and minute of two of Ansel Adams' Yosemite photographs by analyzing the angles of various shadows in the pictures as well as the tilt of the moon, among seven other lines of evidence.
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    Science Reporter, 2013 - present
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Deborah Netburn is a science reporter at the Los Angeles Times. 
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  • Wesleyan University
    Religion, 1995 - 1999