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Kepler Telescope Spots 3 New Planets In The 'Goldilocks Zone'

The planets orbiting far-off stars are close to Earth-sized and are a distance from their suns that makes their surfaces neither too hot nor too cold. Since launching in 2009, the Kepler telescope has identified more than 100 planets.
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Bacteria On Dog Lovers' Skin Reveal Their Affection

Dog owners have similar germs growing on their skin: a signature blend of bacteria from canines' tongues and paws. Scientists couldn't find an analogous signature for cat owners. Perhaps cats are just being selfish.
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Can Acid Neutralizers Help Coral Reefs Bounce Back?

Coral reefs are in trouble worldwide, from a host of threats, including warming ocean temperatures, nutrient runoff and increasing ocean acidity. A noted climate scientist from California has been conducting an experiment on Australia's Great Barrier Reef to see whether antacid could boost coral growth.
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Scientists Sequence Genome Of 'Living Fossil' Fish

Scientists say the genome of the coelacanth shows that it may not be as closely related as the lungfish to the first creatures to emerge from the sea.
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Science In A Scoop: Making Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

The days of made-to-order ice cream are far from over in San Francisco. A small shop that operates out of an old shipping container uses liquid nitrogen to freeze ingredients together in about a minute for an ultra-fresh, ultra-smooth treat.
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Countdown Nears On Antares Rocket Launch

Antares is designed to ferry cargo to the International Space Station and represents a milestone for the commercial space industry.
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A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map of America

Put away that old Rand McNally map — it's time for a new way to see what America really looks like.
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Where To See The Antares Rocket Launch In The D.C. Area

The launch of a test rocket from Wallops Island, Va., was scrubbed on Wednesday, but you still have a chance to watch the rescheduled launch on Friday.

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