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This Nazi-era chemist's story sounds as if it could be a movie script.
Biochemist Heinrich Otto Wieland's Nobel Prize medallion has been sold at auction for $395,000, but the tale of the man behind the prize is priceless.
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WOW! Out of the blue, Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos shares the ups and downs of Blue Origin's close-to-space rocket test. 
Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin, launched its New Shepard spaceship almost as high as outer space during a test flight.
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The mood is "somber and celebratory" as Messenger hits the dirt, ending NASA's mission to Mercury.
The team for NASA's Messenger mission to Mercury reported that the spacecraft smashed into the planet's surface as expected on Thursday.
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This Pluto picture is pretty pixelated, but it's still an eye-opener. 
Newly released, highly processed images of Pluto show light and dark regions of the dwarf planet — and what looks like a bright polar cap.
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Doesn't matter what the study says - she'll always be Lucy to me: 
Was Lucy a she? Paleoanthropologists have always visualized the famous skeleton of the human ancestor found 40 years ago as a petite female, due to the size ...
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The latest in our "Game of Thrones" science series. But is it a head transplant or a body transplant?
Political maneuvering and plain old hanky-panky have been taking center stage on "Game of Thrones," HBO's sword-and-sorcery series, but there's a F...
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Is radiation a "show-stopper" for journeys to Mars? No, but it's something to think about: 
Could a trip to Mars addle your brains? Some scientists say it might, based on a study of radiation's effects. But a skeptic says the study is flawed.
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Eye-Candy-of-the-Month Club for space imagery features Giuseppe Conzo's comet pic: 
See a close-up view of a "crescent comet," far-out Earth vistas and other space highlights from April 2015.
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Sorry, there's no Elvis Crater on Mercury ... but these names are pretty good nevertheless:
To celebrate NASA's Messenger mission to Mercury, astronomers ran a contest to name five of the planet's craters. Now the winners have been selected.
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KRAK! One monkey species in Ivory Coast can understand what a different species is saying. 
If you speak French, you might be able to make out what an Italian is saying — but if you're a particular species of monkey, could you pick up on warnings fr...
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Today's Russian cargo launch to the International Space Station may have run into a bit of a snag. 
A robotic Progress cargo spaceship lifted off from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, heading for the International Space Station, but th...
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After touch-and-go weather, SpaceX launches Turkmenistan's first satellte:
SpaceX launched Turkmenistan's first telecom satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, after taking a chance on some touch-and-go weather in Florida.The ...
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Quantum fluctuations in space and science from NBC News' 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 NBC News science editor Alan Boyle.