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It''s a First: SpaceShipTwo 2.0 Puts ''Weight on Wheels''
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 23, 2015
Virgin Galactic''s second SpaceShipTwo rocket plane has reached a long-awaited construction milestone, known as "weight on wheels."
NASA Observes One-of-a-Kind ''Nasty'' Star
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 23, 2015
An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed "Nasty 1."
NASA Astronaut Tweets Picture of NYC From Space
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 23, 2015
"Good morning #Manhattan! #bigapple #YearInSpace," Scott Kelly tweeted.
SeaWorld Rescuers Clean Oiled Sea Lion
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 22, 2015
Members of SeaWorld San Diego''s rescue team work to clean off an oiled sea lion from the Santa Barbara oil spill.
Could England''s Henry I Be Buried Under a Parking Lot?
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 22, 2015
Researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him.
Get an Astronaut''s-Eye View of SpaceX''s Escape Plan
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 22, 2015
Based on a newly released video from SpaceX, riding on the Dragon crew capsule is something people might pay for even if they''re not going into space.
California OKs Offer of Voluntary Water Cuts by Farmers
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 22, 2015
California regulators on Friday accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses.
That''s One Small Step Toward Creating a Dino-Chicken
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 22, 2015
A prominent paleontologist says he''s about halfway through the process of creating a type of chicken that would resemble its dinosaur ancestors.
LilBubome Decodes the Genes of Famed Internet Cat
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 22, 2015
A project called the LilBubome aims to decode Lil Bub''s genome and figure out just what it is that makes her so ... well, cute.
Crews Race to Contain ''Devastating'' California Oil Spill
MSNBC Science Headlines, May 21, 2015
The estimated size of the spill grew to 105,000 gallons, threatening some state parks and beaches just ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.
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