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SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

Because of the high altitude needed for this mission, SpaceX did not expect a successful landing. But it was wrong.

Harold Kroto, 76, Nobel Prize-winning chemist

The British scientist shared the prize for discovering an arrangement of carbon known as the buckyball.

MIT scientists help discover potentially habitable planets

The team detected three planets that orbit a dwarf star just 40 light years from Earth, according to findings published Monday.

Hubble Telescope finds tiny moon orbiting dwarf planet

Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake, which is just 870 miles wide.

William M. Gray, 86, hurricane predictor and climate change skeptic

Mr. Gray’s research helped him make hurricane predictions for three decades and allowed the East Coast and the Caribbean to gird for their fury.

Study: Warming giving US type of weather we prefer _ for now

Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn’t rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests.