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  • Cassini's 'grand finale' at Saturn lands NASA an Emmy

    September 11, 2018 2:34 PM 91

    If you watched the Cassini probe's spectacular dive into Saturn last September, you weren't alone — in fact, space fans worldwide followed its social media campaign, illustrations and animations of the big event, and the "Grand Finale" dive and commentary itself was watched 2 million times, according to NASA. (More than 3 million space buffs visited

  • Shark in shallow water reportedly spooks beachgoers on North Carolina's Bald Head Island

    September 5, 2018 2:30 AM 91

    Man visiting North Carolina beach reportedly took a video of what he believed to be a shark swimming through shallow water on Bald Head Island. A man visiting a North Carolina beach reportedly snagged a video of what he believed to be a shark swimming and splashing through shallow water. Derek Wragge, who recorded the clip while at Bald Head Island on Saturday

  • South Carolina firefighters praised for rescuing 'exhausted' hummingbird

    September 1, 2018 8:54 PM 211

    Firefighters in South Carolina have been praised for rescuing a hummingbird that was “exhausted and dehydrated,” Richburg Fire-Rescue wrote in an online statement. While the fire station said that “several” of its members worked to rescue the bird, two of the firefighters were identified by The Charlottesville Observer as Fire Marshal David McCain and Firefighter

  • NOAA declares seal die-off as 'unusual mortality event'

    August 31, 2018 8:17 PM 231

    File photo - A harbor seal lazing at the base of the breakwater in the Port of Los Angeles looks up at the launch voyage of the Aquarium of the Pacific's "Urban Ocean" cruise, May 27, 2010 in San Pedro Bay off the coast of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) (2010 AFP) (2010 AFP) PORTLAND

  • Air Pressure Has Been Restored on International Space Station After Leak, Russian Space Agency Says

    August 31, 2018 11:28 AM 83

    (MOSCOW) — Russia’s space agency says air pressure on the International Space Station has been restored to proper levels after a leak was repaired. Roscosmos said in a statement Friday that “the safety and health of the crew are not threatened.” The leak, which was discovered Thursday, was traced to a small hole in one of the Russian Soyuz capsules docked

  • NASA is using underwater robots to explore the deep-sea off the Hawaiian coast

    August 29, 2018 7:57 PM 222

    NASA is launching a new project to help it better understand the deepest parts of space, without ever leaving Earth. The announcement, made on Tuesday, is part of the government space agency's Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog (SUBSEA) project and will help aid NASA's search for life in deep space, as well as better

  • Britain starts work on satellite system to rival EU's Galileo

    August 29, 2018 6:25 AM 92

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it would start work on an alternative satellite system to the European Union’s Galileo project to ensure its national security if it is barred from equal access to the EU program after Brexit. The British government, which still wants to remain involved in Galileo, said it would spend 92 million pounds ($117 million)

  • 'Pride and Prejudice' copy from 1813 to hit auction block in November

    August 28, 2018 8:33 PM 128

    Book lovers will be able to bid on a first-edition copy of "Pride and Prejudice" at a London auction this fall. (Bonhams) A centuries-old copy of “Pride and Prejudice” is slated to hit the auction block. Book lovers will be able to bid on a first-edition printing in England in late November, according to auction company Bonhams. The book, published in three

  • West Virginia man arrested after 17 rattlesnakes found in home

    August 28, 2018 4:18 PM 118

    The man, who has not yet been named, was arrested and charged after officials found 17 rattlesnakes in his home. (West Virginia Natural Resources Police) A West Virginia man was arrested after officials with the state’s Natural Resources Police discovered he had been catching rattlesnakes from a nearby national forest and keeping them in his home in Randolph

  • Great white shark found washed up on Massachusetts with red hue on face, underbelly

    August 24, 2018 9:45 AM 154

    A great white shark was discovered with a red hue on its face and underbelly. (Massachusetts Environmental Police) A 9-foot great white shark with a red hue on its face and underbelly was found dead on a Massachusetts beach Thursday, officials said. A Massachusetts Environmental Police officer responded to the call of the shark washed up on the beach