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Students Measure Space Dust From as New Horizons Heads for Pluto

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An instrument built at the University of Colorado is analyzing space dust for the remnants of colliding objects to learn more about our solar system. 

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That's nuts! Birds 'weigh' their food - and can even tell if the peanuts are rotten without opening the shell

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Scientists at Seoul National University found that Mexican Jays know the difference between lighter and heavier nuts by shaking them in their beaks. . 

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SpaceX releases Dragon Launch Abort Test footage in Florida

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The video provides point-of-view footage of SpaceX's May 6 Florida pad abort test of its Dragon vehicle, which is designed to safely eject astronauts aboard a launched rocket in case of an emergency. 

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The 'Jesus gym': $1,650 gadget lets you exercise by walking on water

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Created by Las Vegas-based architect Gameli Cruz, the WaterBlade has a top speed of approximately 6 mph (10 km/h), and a battery with a running time of five hours. 

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Maligned Study on Gay Unions Is Shaking Trust

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The questioned findings, published in December in Science, have shaken not only political scientists but also public trust in the way the scientific establishment vets new findings. 

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VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Risk too big'

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The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed. 

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A tribute to the Egyptians... in Pompeii? Bizarre new pyramid in Roman town designed to look like Mount Vesuvius

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The wooden installation has been built in the middle of the Roman town's amphitheater and will house an exhibition displaying the casts of 20 victims of the first century volcano eruption. 

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How traffic din drives up our weight: Living near a motorway or under flight path could mean you pile on the pounds

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The Swedish researchers found that adults who lived in an area disrupted by road traffic, trains or planes were 25 per cent more likely to have a bulge, spare tyre or 'central obesity'. 

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Will this be the world's fastest BIKE? 450mph Jet Reaction tested on beach ahead of record attempt later this year

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The Jet Reaction vehicle has been tested at Pendine Sands in Wales (shown). The team will attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record of 376mph in Utah in September. 

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Company lowers worst-case scenario for California oil spill

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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.... 

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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed

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Mathematician John Nash, subject of film A Beautiful Mind, killed in New Jersey taxi crash with his wife, police say 

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Giant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course

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BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- A big sinkhole discovered Friday near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.... 

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