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How a NASA astronaut fulfilled this 9/11 victim’s space dream
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How a NASA astronaut fulfilled this 9/11 victim’s space dream

Today is one for remembrance and holding your loved ones a little tighter. There’s no way around it. September 11 will always be a difficult day because the memories don’t fade. I’ll never forget sitting in my classroom on that beautiful fall morning. The sky was impossibly blue and the air was crisp. Then, everything…MORE

America’s response to 9/11 was as damaging as the attack. It’s not too late to change course
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America’s response to 9/11 was as damaging as the attack. It’s not too late to change course

On that ghastly day, September 11, 2001, I never saw what happened in real time. I was on assignment in West Africa, in the midst of Sierra Leone’s civil war. But I recall vividly as I was interviewing the hacked-up victims of the Revolutionary United Front guerrilla army — their lips, ears, limbs macheted off,…MORE

Prince Andrew served with legal papers for sex abuse lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers claim
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Prince Andrew served with legal papers for sex abuse lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers claim

Lawyers for a woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual abuse say they have served the senior British royal with legal papers for a lawsuit. Prince Andrew is being sued in New York by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says he had sex with her when she was 17. Andrew has denied similar allegations from…MORE

Perseverance’s Martian rock samples may contain ancient water bubbles
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Perseverance’s Martian rock samples may contain ancient water bubbles

Two Martian rock samples collected by the Perseverance rover may contain evidence of ancient water bubbles, according to NASA. The rock samples were found to include salt minerals, which may reveal insights about the ancient climate and habitability of Mars billions of years ago — and could even preserve evidence of ancient life, if it…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

A pilot sets a Guinness World Record, a missing toddler is found safe, and a delivery driver saves the day. These are the must-watch videos of the week. 3,2,1 – lift off! Remarkably, it was stunt pilot Dario Costa’s first time flying in a tunnel when he earned the Guinness World Record for the longest…MORE

Upside-down rhino experiment wins Ig Nobel Prize
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Upside-down rhino experiment wins Ig Nobel Prize

A team of researchers behind an experiment that involved hanging rhinoceroses upside down, suspended in the air by their feet, has been awarded an Ig Nobel Prize. The spoof accolade borrows its name from, but is not connected with, the world-famous Nobel Prize. Created by the science magazine Annals of Improbable Research, the annual Ig…MORE

A newly discovered dinosaur with shark-like teeth was the T. rex of its day
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A newly discovered dinosaur with shark-like teeth was the T. rex of its day

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of predatory dinosaur with shark-like teeth that would have been the T. rex of its day. It belongs to family of dinosaurs known as carcharodontosaurs, best known for their shark-like teeth. Named Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis, it was at least 22 feet (seven meters) long and weighed more than a…MORE

Russian cosmonauts conduct spacewalk despite smoke, alarm on space station
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Russian cosmonauts conduct spacewalk despite smoke, alarm on space station

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov will conduct their second spacewalk in less than a week as they continue configurations for the new Nauka module for operations on the International Space Station. The spacewalk began Thursday at 10:51 a.m. ET, with live coverage available on NASA’s TV channel and website, and is expected to…MORE

NASA astronaut helps family fulfill a 9/11 victim’s dream
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NASA astronaut helps family fulfill a 9/11 victim’s dream

When Chandler “Chad” Keller was a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut. From the time he was six years old, Chad and his father, Richard Keller, would launch rockets in their backyard. But “his eyes were kind of bad,” according to his father, so Chad pursued a degree in aerospace engineering from the University…MORE

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