Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot

Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California on Friday, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert—and raising questions about the program's ...

29 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Oxygen levels were only 0.1 percent of today's levels for roughly billion years before rise of animals

(Phys.org) —Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery about the development of animal life on Earth.

Fri 31 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Nasa publishes Hubble image showing 'ghost light' from dead galaxies

People die, plants die and yes, even galaxies die. Though when they go, it's not surrounded by grieving interstellar clusters, but in the sort of gory, blood-spatters-up-the-wall murder scene ...

19 hours ago from The Independent

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The Great Lakes—a Billion Miles From Earth

A new picture from the Cassini spacecraft reveals a dazzling vista on Saturn's moon Titan

21 hours ago from TIME

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2014 Antarctic ozone hole holds steady

The Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The size of this year's hole ...

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Orbital's Rocket Disaster Narrows Space Station Resupply Options

An Orbital Sciences resupply mission to the space station, worth about $200 million, exploded just after liftoff this week

19 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Universe may face a darker future

New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Asteroid in a Bag? Bag it, Says MIT Space Scientist

NASA's next great manned mission has always sounded like something of a fever dream. There may be a better way to do the same work.

Thu 30 Oct 14 from TIME

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Is fleet diversity key to sustainable fisheries?

Concern about fisheries is widespread around the world. Over the past several decades, a robust discussion has taken place concerning how to manage fisheries better to benefit ecosystems and ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Yale astronomers find exoplanet that simply can't keep time

Yale astronomers have discovered a low-mass, low-density exoplanet orbiting a distant star whose orbit boasts some fascinating and extreme characteristics. The yearly period of the exoplanet, ...

14 hours ago from Gizmag

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