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Stephen Hawking, the 'Superhuman' Pop Culture Star

Very few people may have read and understood "A Brief History of Time", but the physicist Stephen Hawking carved himself out a place in pop culture equaled only by Albert Einstein.

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British Scientist Stephen Hawking Dead at Age 76

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday.

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'Citizen Scientists' Track Radiation Seven Years after Fukushima

Beneath the elegant curves of the roof on the Seirinji Buddhist temple in Japan's Fukushima region hangs an unlikely adornment: a Geiger counter collecting real-time radiation readings.

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The Flu Vaccine: A High-Stakes Gamble

It is a high-stakes gamble with thousands of human lives on the line.

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Alien Life in Our Solar System? Study Hints at Saturn's Moon

Humanity may need look no further than our own Solar System in the search for alien life, researchers probing one of Saturn's moons said Tuesday.

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The Black Box Set to Revolutionize the Search for Life Beyond Earth

In the world's driest desert, an unassuming black box called "Espresso" is about to begin a very big mission: scouring the universe for planets like ours to find signs of life beyond Earth.

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Five Things to Know about Elon Musk's Space Projects

SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk plans to blast off his own Tesla roadster Tuesday, atop the world's most powerful rocket in operation, the Falcon Heavy, to the tune of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." 

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Russia Launches 11 Space Satellites 'Without Glitch'

Russia on Thursday successfully launched 11 satellites from its Vostochny cosmodrome, in the third rocket liftoff from the new spaceport, the space agency said.

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How Many Toes on a Horse? More Than You Think

Seabiscuit, Secretariat and every nag to ever pull a plow had five toes on each foot, says a study released Wednesday that stomps on the notion modern horses only have one toe.

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Deep, Buried Glaciers Spotted on Mars

Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers said Thursday.

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