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NASA inflates spare room on International Space Station

May 29, 2016

NASA inflates spare room on International Space Station

NASA expanded and pressurized an add-on room at the International Space Station on Saturday, two days after aborting the first attempt when it ran into problems. The flexible habitat, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), completed slowly extending 67 inches (170 centimeters) ...

Scientists drill into crater at sea for dino clues

May 28, 2016

Scientists drill into crater at sea for dino clues

Sharks swim around a platform off Mexico’s east coast as scientists drill deep into the ocean floor, extracting the remains of the asteroid widely blamed for the demise of the dinosaurs. Some 30 meters (98 feet) above the ocean floor, the researchers pull out ...

May 27, 2016

Greek archaeologist claims to find Aristotle's tomb

A Greek archaeologist who excavated the birthplace of Aristotle in northern Greece in the 1990s says a destroyed structure he discovered may have been the tomb of the ancient philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great. Konstantinos Sismanidis concedes that he has “no proof ...

May 27, 2016

U.S. FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as communities across the U.S. ...