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Congress clears the way for space mining
Extraterrestrial business questions about asteroids and spaceflight finally answered. All MNN Content
Mysterious Glow at Milky Way's Center Could Be Dark Matter or Hidden Pulsars
Astronomers get closer to an explanation for the unexpected abundance of gamma rays at the core of our galaxy Scientific American
The majesty of Mount Everest is coming to virtual reality
Over 300,000 high-resolution photos have been combined to create the ultimate Everest experience short of being there. All MNN Content
To Find Alien Worlds, First Look at Our Sun
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun. Discovery News - Top Stories
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf
From Russia to the jungles of South America to the Himalayas, an intrepid explorers travels make for exhilarating reading

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Pieces of Roman Sign Reunited After 2,000 Years
The fragments of a 2000-year-old Roman sign were discovered more than 100 years apart. Discovery News - Top Stories
Oh the Places We Won't Go: Humans Will Settle Mars, and Nowhere Else [Excerpt]
Planetary Society co-founder Louis Friedman argues the Red Planet will be humanity’s final destination, but our robots could reach the stars Scientific American
Astronomers May Have Witnessed 2 Black Hole Births
Stars that disappear rather than explode could signal a black hole’s beginnings... Scientific American
Ancient river network discovered buried under Saharan sand

Radar images of the Mauritanian desert have revealed a river stretching for more than 500km and suggest plants and wildlife once thrived there

A vast river network that once carried water for hundreds of miles across West Latest news and comment from B

Florida: Dive expert says shark-patting plan has major flaws; 'it is conditioning'
Sunreef owner Phil Hart at Sunreef in Mooloolaba for the welcoming of Humpback Whales to the Sunshine Coast this weekend Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon UnderwaterTimes.com - SCUBA ne
Our Milky Way Galaxy Has a Mysterious 'Great Dark Lane'
A previously unidentified highway of dust extends across the Milky Way, between the sun and the central bulge. SPACE.com
Rat fossils of largest rat that ever existed
Archaeologists have discovered fossils of seven giant rat species on East Timor, with the largest up to 10 times the size of modern rats. The work is part of the From Sunda to Sahul project which is looking at the earliest human m ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
'Advanced civilisation may have built alien megastructure,' says SETI astronomer Seth Shostak
World's top alien-hunter insists mysterious object spotted around a distant star COULD be the work of an extraterrestrial species. mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Infrared Scans Show Possible Hidden Chamber in King Tuts Tomb
The room may conceal the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti, but further tests are necessary. National Geographic News
7 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Spacewalks
What is it like to spend hours in Earth's orbit, when your spacesuit is the only thing between you and a frigid vacuum? Astronaut Douglas Wheelock describes the experience. National Geographic News
Historic Rosetta Mission to End with Crash into Comet
There were other options, but super close-up shots on descent will provide science bonanza. Scientific American
The Hunt for Vulcan, the Planet That Wasn't There
Everyone thought the gravitational pull of an undiscovered planet made Mercury wobble. They were wrong. Albert Einstein explained why. National Geographic News
Newfound Moon Craters Point to Asteroid Puzzle
Newfound lunar craters suggest that asteroids that smashed into the moon long ago were very different from the ones that now occupy the asteroid belt. Solving this mystery could shed light on the habitability of the early Earth, s SPACE.com
Ancient Greek Fortress Found in Jerusalem Parking Lot
Archaeologists find the remnants of the Acra, a fortress built by the Greek King Antiochus IV more than 2,000 years ago. Discovery News - Top Stories
Ancient Salvadoran village buried by ash freezes daily life in time
A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash 1,400 years ago shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually no strong-arming by the elite ro ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Bird Watching Has Never Been More Fun
These photos by portraitist Leila Jeffreys is for the birds. Science & Nature | Smithsonian
Signs of acid fog found on Mars
While Mars doesn't have much in the way of Earth-like weather, it does evidently share one kind of weird meteorology: acid fog. A planetary scientist has pieced together a compelling story about how acidic vapors may have eaten at ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Earthquakes recorded through fossils
The Cascadia subduction zone (CSZ) has captured major attention from paleoseismologists due to evidence from several large (magnitude 8-9) earthquakes preserved in coastal salt marshes. Stratigraphic records are proving to be usef ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Tiny Bird Fossil Hints at Rapid Post-Dino Diversity
The skeleton dates to about 62.5 million to 62 million years ago, making it the oldest modern bird in North America alive after the dinosaurs. Discovery News - Top Stories
Rare baby dinosaur fossil airlifted from New Mexico desert wilderness

After years of hard work, paleontologists and the National Guard excavated the first baby skeleton of the rhinoceros-like Pentaceratops to ever be recovered

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Star Ships: New Science Cruises Offer Pristine Cosmic Views
A new line of science-themed cruises lets passengers stargaze from the open ocean, a unique location far away from city lights. SPACE.com
Hiker finds 1,200-year-old Viking sword in Norway
The wrought-iron relic is remarkably well-preserved, offering a unique slice of Viking history. All MNN Content
Primate-Ape Common Ancestor Was No King Kong
Our earliest ancestors were more like a slow furry loris than an imposing King Kong, suggests a new primate fossil found in Spain. Discovery News - Top Stories
Prehistoric cave lions found remarkably preserved in Siberian permafrost
These are the best preserved specimens of this extinct Arctic lion ever found.

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Abu Dhabi uses world stage to inspire young UAE sailors
Moves to draw a new generation of young Emiratis into sailing and steer the UAE's brightest young talent towards the top level are being boosted by the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi this week. ISAF News
Planets align for display in the skies
Venus, Jupiter and Mars can be seen from the Earth's skyline this week in a rare grouping of the three planets. BBC News | Science & Environme
NASA Seeks Student Experiments for Edge-of-Space Balloon Flight
NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission. NASA Breaking News
A Fossil Find Gets Entangled with South Africa's Apartheid Past
Some prominent South Africans associate Homo naledi with stereotypes of blacks promulgated during decades of whites-only rule

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Scientific American
Milky Way photo with 46 billion pixels: researchers compile the largest astronomical image of all time
Astronomers have compiled the largest astronomical image to date. The picture of the Milky Way contains 46 billion pixels. In order to view it, researchers have provided an online tool. The image contains data gathered in astronom ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
When Were the Pillars of Modern Archaeological...
By the beginning of the 20th century, five important pillars of archaeological method had been established, out of the works of three major scholars. Uploads from ScienceAtNASA
Hidden passageway once used by Roman emperors opens to public for first time
The covered ramp connected the Palatine Hill, where emperors lived in lavish palaces, with the Forum below... Latest news, breaking news, cu
Brilliant New Route in Remote Patagonia

To reach the peak, the four climbers took a ferry for 400 km (250 miles) to Puerto Eden, a fishing village said to be the most isolated town in Chile. They then hired a smaller boat to transport them another 80 km to a landing RSS - Hot Flashes Climbing New

Ancient fossils show effect of humans on Caribbean wildlife
Nearly 100 fossil species found in a flooded cave on Abaco Island in the Bahamas reveal a story of persistence against all odds--at least until the time humans stepped foot on the islands.

Researchers say the discovery, de NSF News

What's the Orionid meteor shower? Everything you need to know about this week's amazing astronomical event
The annual meteor shower will be at its most visible on Wednesday and Thursday nights. mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Shark Files: Ancient 'Supershark' Unearthed in Texas
The mega shark lived 300 million years ago and would have made today's great whites look like shrimps. Discovery News - Top Stories
Nasa predicts near-miss with asteroid on Halloween
This Halloween, an asteroid is going to be flying closer to Earth than any has since 2006, according to Nasa. Latest news, breaking news, cu
'The Martian' Might Be the Most Realistic Space Movie Ever Made
"The Martian" captures the humor and culture of real scientists, breaks stereotypes and avoids two of the most common missteps of space-related cinema. SPACE.com
Who Else May Be in King Tut's Tomb?
A list of royal candidates for who could be concealed in the 3,300-year-old tomb is presented in new research Discovery News - Top Stories
Ancient teeth found in China reveal early human migration out of Africa
The "game-changing" discovery of 47 ancient teeth in a cave in southern China shows that Homo sapiens reached Asia at least 80,000 years ago. Latest news, breaking news, cu
Colliding Galaxies Shock Particle Cloud Back to Life
A once-bright cloud of electrons is being shocked back to life by a collision between two galaxy clusters. SPACE.com
Magna Carta Exhibition in China Is Abruptly Moved From University
A public showing of one of the few surviving copies of the 13th-century document was shifted to the British ambassador's residence, with no explanation given. NYT > World
Road tripping couple hula-hoops their way through America's national parks
Not content with typical touristy snapshots, a Midwest couple use long-exposure photography and an LED hula-hoop to document their epic road trip. All MNN Content
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