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An asteroid will pass ‘pretty close’ to Earth overnight

The small asteroid was on track to pass within 27,200 miles of Antarctica early Thursday, around 1:40 a.m. Eastern time.

Spacewalkers install new hand on station’s robot arm

Spacewalking astronauts gave the International Space Station’s big robot arm a new hand Thursday.

Not so sweet: 75 percent of honey samples had key pesticide

When researchers collected honey samples from around the world, they found that three-quarters of them had a common type of pesticide suspected of playing a role in the decline of bees. Even honey from the island paradise of Tahiti had the chemical.

Scientists observe 4th black hole collision using US, European detectors

Scientists detected gravitational waves that indicate two black holes have collided for the fourth time in the past two years.

Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species

A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown.

Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris

Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States.


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