John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth: 1921-2016

Godspeed, John Glenn.

19 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Probe into mysterious avalanche points finger at climate change

Back in July, a massive avalanche thundered through a valley in the Tibet Plateau, sweeping 70 million tons of glacier ice onto the floor below and killing nine yak herders and hundreds ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Early US astronauts faced uncertainty, danger and death

John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, but for a solid hour of that journey, NASA feared he was about to die in a blazing fireball.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fish rapidly adapt to pollution thousands of times lethal levels

Genome sequencing reveals how killifish evolved to thrive in extremely polluted estuaries in the US in well under 60 years

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Newscientist

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Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Japan launches a cargo ship carrying a space junk collector designed to gather debris in space.

20 hours ago from BBC News

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Oh My God, NASA Launched a GIPHY Page and It's Glorious

You love space gifs. Your weird engineering buddy loves space gifs. So it was only a matter of time before NASA, the fun-loving government agency with a mission to make sure everybody on this ...

22 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now? Old star offers sneak preview of the future

What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Trump’s pick for environment agency chief sued government over climate rules

Oklahoma attorney-general Scott Pruitt has sought to reverse federal limits on greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollution.

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Nature News

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Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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