NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft hurtles toward Pluto

Richard Binzel, a professor of planetary sciences at MIT, is a member of the mission’s science team.

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The New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto with the mission of taking the first detailed photos of the dwarf planet.

Remains found underneath a car park in Leicester, England, in September 2012 have been declared “beyond reasonable doubt” to be the long lost remains of England’s King Richard III.

DNA evidence proves that King Richard III’s remains really did end up in a parking lot

Scientists are 99.999 percent sure, in their most conservative estimate, that remains found in 2012 really do belong to King Richard III.

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SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.

A test firing of the rocket engines earlier this week did not go precisely as planned, officials said.

Doctor in stem-cell probe sues Brigham, Harvard

Brigham and Women’s and Harvard Medical are investigating the conduct of a heart stem-cell scientist and his collaborator.

Study: 70-degree days are the most economically productive

Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics.

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