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Record-Breaking Near-Space Dive Leaps from 135,000 Feet | Video

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Alan Eustace dove from a high-altitude balloon soaring at approximately 135,000 feet. Felix Baumgartner held the record at 128,000 feet. 

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In Photos: Creepy-Crawly Experiment Reveals Spider's Brain

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The vision of jumping spiders is almost equal to the sight of humans. Researchers, however, didn't know how to study the arachnids' visual system for one simple reason: every time they tried to look at the spiders' brains, the animals would explode. 

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Slumbering lions win top photo prize

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A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. 

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Pandora's Cluster | Space Wallpaper

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This space wallpaper of Abell 2744 is the first to come from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing programme. 

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Einstein's Gravity Waves Could Be Found with New Method

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Gravitational waves, invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time, might be detected by looking for the brightening of stars, researchers say. 

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Google boss sets new skydive record

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Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner. 

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Rick Piltz Dies at 71; Quit Bush White House Over Climate Policy

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Mr. Piltz, a climate policy analyst, resigned from the administration of George W. Bush in 2005, accusing it of distorting scientific findings for political reasons and then releasing internal White House documents to support his contention. 

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Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

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Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures. 

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Creepy: Peering into Spiders' Brains Without Exploding Them

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Researchers have developed a new technique that helps them peer into the brain of a jumping spider, an arachnid famed for its excellent vision, and record how the brain cells in its visual system process images. 

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Telltale Signs of Life Could Be Deepest Yet

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Telltale signs of life have been discovered in rocks that were once 12 miles (20 kilometers) below the surface — some of the deepest chemical evidence for life ever found. 

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Ebola Survivor Nurse Speaks At Press Conference | Video

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Nina Pham, who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas, was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus. (Oct. 24) 

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Partial Solar Eclipse Graces Skies on Thursday

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Sky-watchers eagerly anticipate a partial solar eclipse that will blanket much of United States and Canada in shadow. 

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