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Will electricity run out?

Dear Dr. Universe: Will electricity run out? —Zoe, WA Dear Zoe, Scientists could see and feel electricity in nature long before they discovered how to make...


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SpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escape

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape...


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How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics

Several nasty flu strains spread across the Midwest in April. One virus sickened thousands of dogs, shutting down shelters and doggie day care centers throughout...


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Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first Italian woman in space is now the world’s first orbiting barista. Over the weekend, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti...


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Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

BEIJING — A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to...




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What happens in a chrysalis?

Dear Dr. Universe, I saw a caterpillar and a butterfly in the neighbor’s yard. So my question is, what exactly happens inside the little sack they’re in...


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Mars researchers suspend reality when working in Utah desert

HANKSVILLE — The Mars Society chose the American Southwest for its training facility because the soil and lack of vegetation resemble the landscape of the red...


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Study: Global warming to push 1 in 13 species to extinction

WASHINGTON — Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects. It won’t quite be as bad in...


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Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft close to falling into planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury, NASA’s Messenger, is ending its four-year tour at the solar system’s innermost...


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Hubble Space Telescope marking 25th anniversary in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — One of NASA’s crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus...


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