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Daring flight removes 2 sick workers from South Pole station

  Two people who fell ill while working at the U.S. research station at the South Pole have been evacuated by a small plane that made the daring rescue flight in Antarctica’s harsh winter.

Daring South Pole medical rescue underway

An airplane has left a base in Antarctica for the 1,500-mile trip to evacuate a sick worker from a US science station.

Electrical trick may lead to less fat in chocolate

New research suggests candy companies may be able to make lower fat versions of the treat.

Bob Paine, 83, ecologist whose work identified keystone species

Dr. Paine demonstrated the consequences of disrupting an ecosystem with the removal of a single species.

Dr. Philip Majerus, among the first to discern aspirin’s heart benefits, dies

The biochemist was credited as being the first to theorize that taking small doses of aspirin regularly can prevent heart attacks and strokes.

SpaceX fails in latest attempt to land rocket on ocean barge

After three successes, a leftover SpaceX rocket booster crashed Wednesday while trying to land on an ocean barge.

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