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NASA slowly inflates new room at space station on second try

Astronauts had better luck with the new experimental room than in the first try two days earlier.

NASA to try again to inflate portable room

Flight controllers hit a snag while trying to expand the experimental compartment at the International Space Station.

New cloud formation discovery may lessen warming forecast

A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming.

Study sees rise of octopus, squid, and cuttlefish populations

Global populations of cephalopods, including octopuses and their squid and cuttlefish cousins, are on the rise.

Stuck on hot: Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

Earth’s heat is stuck on high.

The life’s work that proved Einstein right

An MIT scientist’s 50-year obsession led to the first detection of gravitational waves from the collision of black holes.