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Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

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World's Chemical Weapons Watchdog Clears Syria

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Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

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Bye-Bye To The Home Of A Favorite Internet Conspiracy Theory

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Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

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SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Reveals New Spacecraft

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Astronomers thought they saw a big explosion in the nearby Andromeda galaxy. GALEX, JPL-Caltech/ NASA hide caption

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Rumors Of An Intergalactic Explosion Are Greatly Exaggerated

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Malaysia Makes Public Satellite Data From Missing Jetliner

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Workers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are still investigating what caused a radioactive release at the site, but organic cat litter may be the culprit. DOE/WIPP hide caption

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Organic Cat Litter Chief Suspect In Nuclear Waste Accident

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The Holmdel Horn Antenna at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey was built in 1959 to make the first phone call via satellite. NASA hide caption

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Big Bang's Ripples: Two Scientists Recall Their Big Discovery

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Rocket Wars: Will A Suit By SpaceX Get Off The Ground?

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A minke whale photographed in Antarctica last year. The minke, smallest of the baleen whales, turned out to be the mysterious "bio-duck." Tony Beck/Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack'

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