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This may be the best evidence yet of a water plume on Jupiter's moon Europa
This may be the best evidence yet of a water plume on Jupiter's moon Europa

The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.

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Europa, Jupiter’s Ocean Moon, May Shoot Plumes of Water Into Space
Europa, Jupiter’s Ocean Moon, May Shoot Plumes of Water Into Space

A re-examination of old data shows a NASA spacecraft may have flown through a plume in 1997. The plumes could offer hints of life on the ice-encrusted moon.

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Cod and ‘Immune Broth’: California Tests Food as Medicine
Cod and ‘Immune Broth’: California Tests Food as Medicine

A state-funded clinical trial will test whether nutritious daily meals for chronically ill people can improve health and reduce medical costs.

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Trilobites: Frog-Killing Fungus Found to Have Origins on Korean Peninsula
Trilobites: Frog-Killing Fungus Found to Have Origins on Korean Peninsula

By studying a wide range of samples from all over the planet, researchers say the rise of global trade helped spread the disease that has wiped out many amphibians.

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Yes, NASA is actually sending a helicopter to Mars: Here's what it will do
Yes, NASA is actually sending a helicopter to Mars: Here's what it will do

NASA will include a small, autonomous helicopter in the agency's upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, officials announced today (May 11).

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Saturn's gorgeous rings and 3 moons shine in stunning Cassini photo
Saturn's gorgeous rings and 3 moons shine in stunning Cassini photo

NASA and the Cassini team have given us another gorgeous blast from Saturn's past.

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Stonehenge secret revealed? Scientist suggests new theory about ancient site
Stonehenge secret revealed? Scientist suggests new theory about ancient site

The ingenuity of our stone-age ancestors never ceases to amaze.

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Meet Kim, the first spider to jump on demand
Meet Kim, the first spider to jump on demand

A tiny but proficient jumper named Kim is the first spider ever trained by scientists to leap on demand.

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Out There: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Is Still the ‘Ultimate Trip’
Out There: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Is Still the ‘Ultimate Trip’

The rerelease of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece encourages us to reflect again on where we’re coming from and where we’re going.

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Astronaut, Purdue University alum receives honorary doctorate, addresses graduates from space
Astronaut, Purdue University alum receives honorary doctorate, addresses graduates from space

Amid all the commencement ceremonies taking place at colleges across the country, one particular commemoration on Friday featured a guest who was literally out of this world.

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