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These Pictures Will Put You in Orbit … and Beyond

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Check out views from the International Space Station, a blue sunset on Mars and other out-of-this-world pictures from May 2015.<br …read more

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Anna Erelle: ‘In front of me was this man who had killed women and children’

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The journalist who contacted an Isis fighter through a fake Facebook identity talks about her experiences Anna Erelle is the pseudonym …read more

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‘It’s Alive!’ Solar Sail Reboots Itself After Glitch

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After eight days of orbital silence, the LightSail solar sail experiment has rebooted itself to recover from a software glitch.<br …read more

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Solar Sail Spacecraft Reboots Itself After Orbital Glitch

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After eight days of orbital silence, the LightSail solar sail experiment has rebooted itself to recover from a software glitch.<br …read more

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Syrian army air strikes target civilian areas, activists say

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Dozens killed and wounded in attacks in northern province of Aleppo, including massacre at packed market in town held by …read more

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Buy this now: Apricots and their kin, with 12 recipes

For many years now, fresh apricots have been a love/hate fruit. Almost all of the ones you’ll find at supermarkets …read more

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Set decorator brings cinematic garden ideas down to earth in Altadena

When Peggy Casey first saw the 1972 film “Silent Running,” a science-fiction tale in which all plant life on Earth …read more

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In ‘San Andreas,’ It’s the Science That’s Shaky

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Moviemakers could have gotten the science right by moving the blockbuster’s mega earthquakes a thousand miles north to Portland and …read more

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Russia Rocket Crash Blamed on Engine Vibrations

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Russian space officials say this month’s launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine …read more

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Pluto App Puts Dwarf Planet in the Palm of Your Hand

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A new app lets you follow the progress of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which is in the home stretch of …read more

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