NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

NASA is another step closer to finding out what happened to water on Mars.

16 hours ago from The Independent

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BICEP2 gravitational wave result bites the dust thanks to new Planck data

Planck and BICEP2 to carry out a joint analysis of data for definitive answer

4 hours ago from Physics World

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NASA'S MAVEN spacecraft succesfully arrives at Mars

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has successfully completed a maneuver designed to place the robotic explorer in Mars orbit. The achievement is the crowning moment ...

8 hours ago from Gizmag

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NASA Gives All-American Space Taxi Contracts to Boeing, SpaceX

NASA has awarded $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to build crew vehicles for flying astronauts to the space station

Thu 18 Sep 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Could Diet Sodas Be Making Us Fatter?

The artificial sweeteners in "diet" beverages, thought to help people trim their waistlines, may be having the opposite effect. A new study reveals that three of the leading artificial sweeteners ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Discover Magazine

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Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

Sat 20 Sep 14 from

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Enormous black hole resides at core of tiny galaxy

A small galaxy stores 15 percent of its mass in a black hole, suggesting compact galaxies might be shreds of once larger galaxies.

Fri 19 Sep 14 from ScienceNews

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U.N. Predicts New Global Population Boom

A new study says the population could hit 12 billion by 2100, though it doesn't take into account the effects of climate change, food shortages, disease, or conflict.A new analysis suggests ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from MIT Technology Review

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Apple set to shut down Beats music service: report

Apple is set to discontinue the Beats streaming music service it acquired earlier this year to focus on iTunes, the news website TechCrunch reported Monday.

8 hours ago from

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Dog pooping, Jesus toast honored at this year's Ig Nobels

Ceremony celebrates the wacky side of science

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Science Now

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