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Did the aliens fall prey to climate change, or are we just not looking in the right way?
If alien civilizations have arisen over the course of billions of years, why hasn't SETI heard from them? There's more than one possible answer.
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R.I.P. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 moonwalker and deep thinker: 
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has died at the age of 85, according to reports that emerged on the 45th anniversary of his first moonwalk.
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Another puzzler from Pluto: Hills made of water ice, rolling through nitrogen slush: 
Images from NASA's New Horizons probe show miles-wide chunks of frozen H2O that appear to be floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen.
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Time to focus on real results from the LIGO gravity-wave experiment rather than rumors:
The scientists behind the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory are getting set to reveal their findings amid a flurry of rumors.
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Windows XP comes in for good-natured ribbing during space training in Russia:
Moscow, we have a problem: Russia's cosmonaut training center in Star City might need to upgrade its Soyuz spacecraft simulators to Windows 10.
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Editas Medicine raises $94.4M in the first of what's likely to be a round of gene-editing IPOs:
Editas Medicine's $94.4 million initial public offering appears to be sparking positive signals for the company and the nascent gene-editing industry.
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The Super Bowl's no-drone zone won't be a battleground, but it is serious business: 
No means no when it comes to the Federal Aviation Administration's no-drone zone for Super Bowl Sunday. Not even Super Bowl broadcaster CBS is exempt.
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Boeing, ULA and the Air Force finish one GPS constellation. Now it's on to the next one: 
The last GPS Block IIF satellite built by the Boeing Co. was sent into orbit for the U.S. Air Force today, filling out a set of a dozen.
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NASA's next great observatory, the Webb Space Telescope, hits a mirror milestone: 
NASA puts the final piece of the puzzle into place for the James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror – marking a milestone on the way to launch in 2018.
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The fusion reactor designed in hell fires up a little hydrogen-based hell of its own: 
Hydrogen plasma was produced for the first time in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device, which has been called the "pretzel that could save Planet Earth."
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It's hard to imagine a Planet Nine valentine that'd be as cute as Pluto:
After NASA's New Horizons spacecraft spotted a heart-shaped region on Pluto, you had to know it was just a matter of time before it ended up on a valentine.
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Blue Origin shares some tidbits about its future plans for rocket engines and spaceships: 
Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is lifting the curtain just a bit on its future plans for rocket engines and spaceflights.
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Quantum fluctuations in space, science and society, chronicled by Alan Boyle
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Cosmic Log (est. 2002) brings together news about Mars, Hubble, SpaceShipTwo, ancient mysteries and scientific quirks, as told by science writer Alan Boyle.