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NASA’s record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

Whitson, 58, has spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three missions.

Humans are driving animals to take cover in night, study finds

A new study found that the animals’ nocturnal activity on average increased by 36 percent in areas of human disturbance.

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The gifts of growing up in a crazy family

Dr. Edward Hallowell, best known for his work on attention deficit disorder, has just published a memoir on “the WASP triad: alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness.”

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

NASA’s seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun.

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Researchers say they can capture carbon dioxide from the air — and recycle it back into fuel

Researchers say they have developed a cost-efficient way to extract carbon dioxide from the air and make fuel from it for cars, trucks, or airplanes.


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