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Cuba Mystery: What Theories U.S. Investigators are Pursuing

Cuba Mystery: What Theories U.S. Investigators are Pursuing

By Josh Lederman and Lauren Neergaard | Sep 18
Whatever is harming U.S. diplomats in Havana, it's eluded the doctors, scientists and intelligence analysts scouring for answers. Investigators have chased many theories, including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or flawed spying device.

Mars Research Subjects to Emerge After 8 Months of Isolation

Mars Research Subjects to Emerge After 8 Months of Isolation

By Cale Jones | Sep 17
After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization.

Farewell Cassini: Saturn Spacecraft Makes Fiery, Final Dive

Farewell Cassini: Saturn Spacecraft Makes Fiery, Final Dive

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 17
NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.

Stargazers Eye the Nation's First Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho

By Keith Ridler | Sep 16
The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States would fill a chunk of the state's sparsely populated region that contains night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way.

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft at Saturn Nears Fiery Finale

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft at Saturn Nears Fiery Finale

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 15
NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn closed in on its fiery finish early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.

Cassini Spacecraft's Amazing Photos of Saturn, Rings & Moons

Cassini Spacecraft's Amazing Photos of Saturn, Rings & Moons

Sep 13
In all, Cassini has provided more than 453,000 pictures of Saturn, its rings and moons. The final snapshots will be coming down hours before the spacecraft's fiery finish on Friday. Cassini will burn up like a meteor in Saturn's sky.

DNA Lab Techniques, 1 Pioneered in New York, Now Under Fire

DNA Lab Techniques, 1 Pioneered in New York, Now Under Fire

By Colleen Long | Sep 12
Two techniques for analyzing DNA evidence that were once considered cutting edge are now under fire amid questions about their reliability.

Geophysicist: Weight of Harvey Rains Caused Houston to Sink

Geophysicist: Weight of Harvey Rains Caused Houston to Sink

Sep 9
A California geophysicist says the sheer weight of the torrential rains brought by Harvey has caused Houston to sink by 2 centimeters.

Vanishing Kelp: Warm Ocean Takes Toll on Undersea Forests

Vanishing Kelp: Warm Ocean Takes Toll on Undersea Forests

By Michael Casey | Aug 23
When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster.

NASA Launches Last of Its Longtime Tracking Satellites

NASA Launches Last of Its Longtime Tracking Satellites

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 21
NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope.

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