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Archaeologists make surprise find under Mayan temple

(NEWSER) – When researchers grew concerned about underground anomalies detected near the Mayan ruins of Palenque in Mexico, they began a dig to figure out whether the pyramid was in danger of collapse.
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China completes world's largest amphibious aircraft: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft after seven years of work, which it plans to use to perform marine rescue missions and fight forest fires, the Xinhua news agency reported....
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NASA's Juno spacecraft ready for one-shot try to orbit Jupiter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA spacecraft was poised for a one-shot attempt to slip into Jupiter's orbit on Monday for the start of a 20-month-long dance around the solar system's largest planet to learn how and where it formed....
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E.T. phone home: China eyes hunt for alien life with giant telescope

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Sunday hoisted the final piece into position on what will be the world's largest radio telescope, which it will use to explore space and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, state media said....
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Bat wings inspire new breed of drone

The unique mechanical properties of bat wings could lead to a new breed of nature-inspired drone. A prototype built by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that membrane wings can have improved aerodynamic properties and fly over longer distances on less power....
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Capsule carrying space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

ZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - A soyuz capsule bringing back three astronauts from the International Space Station, including the first to represent the British government, made a safe parachute landing on the steppe near the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan on Saturday....
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Einstein 2.0: gravitational waves detected for a second time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., (Reuters) - The ground-breaking detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time postulated by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, that was announced in February was no fluke. Scientists said on Wednesday that they have spotted them for a second time....
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NASA released the sharpest photos of Pluto in history — and they're spectacular

...Pluto is so far, it took time for the spacecraft to transmit all of its stunning views of the distant dwarf planet.......
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Researchers Turn CO2 Into Stone in Climate Change Breakthrough

...To turn C02 to stone, researchers with the Carbfix project pumped the gas into volcanic rock and sped up the natural process in which basalts react with gas and form carbonate minerals. ......
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A Massive, Ancient Platform Discovered in Petra Has Been ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

... “I’ve worked in Petra for 20 years, and I knew that something was there, but it’s certainly legitimate to call this a discovery.”......
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