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  • How Do Eggs Get Their Shapes? Scientists Think They've Cracked It

    June 22, 2017 6:15 PM 6

    An international team of scientists believes it has solved the mystery of how eggs got their shapes. One of nature's most efficient life-support systems is the egg. Eggs evolved over 300 million years ago as vertebrate animals adapted to living on land. And since then, they've taken on numerous shapes, especially among birds. Biologists have long wondered

  • Fishermen catch extremely rare two-headed porpoise in North Sea

    June 15, 2017 10:14 PM 6

    Fishermen catch all sorts of things from the ocean: fish, garbage, sometimes even sharks, but some Dutch fishermen weren't prepared for what they caught in the North Sea last month -- a two-headed porpoise. The rare creature turned out to be a set of conjoined newborn twins that shared a single body. Sadly, the small mammal was already dead when fishermen

  • Russia Launches Space Freighter To International Space Station

    June 14, 2017 11:04 AM 15

    The cargo ship, carrying more than two tonnes of essential supplies including fuel, air and equipment and parcels for astronauts, is due to dock with the International Space Station (ISS). Moscow: Russia on Wednesday launched an unmanned Progress cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

  • Space station welcomes 1st returning vehicle since shuttle

    June 5, 2017 2:09 PM 19

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station has welcomed its first returning vehicle in six years — a SpaceX Dragon making a repeat delivery. The Dragon supply ship pulled up Monday, two days after launching from Florida. This same capsule dropped off a shipment in 2014. SpaceX recycled it for an unprecedented second trip. Until their 2011 retirement

  • SpaceX blasts off cargo using recycled spaceship

    June 4, 2017 6:00 AM 20

    SpaceX on Saturday blasted off a shipment of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station using for the first time a vessel that had flown before. The refurbished Dragon cargo capsule soared into space aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 5:07 pm (2107 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon

  • First UN talks to save oceans kick off Monday

    June 4, 2017 5:40 AM 11

    World leaders convene at UN headquarters next week for the first major bid to solve the toughest problems facing our oceans, from coral bleaching to plastic pollution, plastic pollution and rising seas due to climate change. The Ocean Conference in New York June 5-9 attempts to rally nations big and small to make meaningful changes to preserve what is arguably

  • SpaceX tries again to launch 1st recycled supply ship

    June 3, 2017 7:05 PM 12

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is trying again to launch its first recycled supply ship to the International Space Station. Forecasters at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center are cautiously optimistic storms won’t halt Saturday afternoon’s countdown like they did Thursday. Atop the Falcon rocket is a Dragon capsule loaded with 6,000 pounds of station cargo

  • NASA to announce new batch of astronauts next week

    June 1, 2017 5:34 AM 7

    Most kids growing up probably had aspirations of becoming an astronaut at one point. Now, a group of selected adults will get to live that dream. The National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA) is set to announce its astronaut class of 2017 on June 7. After carefully going through more than 18,300 applications filed between December 2015 and February 2016, NASA is ready

  • SpaceX poised for Thursday cargo launch to space station

    May 31, 2017 2:51 PM 12

    MIAMI, USA – SpaceX is poised to blast off its next delivery of food, supplies and science experiments to the astronauts living at the International Space Station on Thursday, June 1. The launch of SpaceX's 11th commercial resupply mission aboard an unmanned Dragon cargo ship is scheduled for 5:55 pm (2155 GMT) on June 1, and will be broadcast live on NASA's

  • NASA to Announce First Mission to 'Touch the Sun'

    May 31, 2017 11:08 AM 17

    NASA will reveal details Wednesday about its "extraordinary and historic" mission to "touch the sun." The mission, Solar Probe Plus, will launch in the summer of 2018 and marks the agency's first to the star at the center of the solar system. "Placed in orbit within four million miles of the sun’s surface, and facing heat and radiation unlike any spacecraft