Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere—some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said.

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Comet stinks of rotten eggs and cat wee, finds Rosetta

Data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe reveals that eau de comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko smells awful – but that's good news

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Newscientist

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Supersized sunspot is largest in decades

A colossal sunspot large enough to be seen with the naked eye now blemishes the nearside of the sun, covering an area wide enough to comfortably fit 10 Earths side by side.

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EU leaders hammer out landmark climate deal

Greenhouse gas emissions to be cut by at least 40% by 2030, relative to 1990 levels.

22 hours ago from Nature News

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Close encounters: Comet siding spring seen next to mars

( —This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened ...

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NASA identifies ice cloud above cruising altitude on Titan

NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.

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Image: Galactic wheel of life shines in infrared

It might look like a spoked wheel or even a "Chakram" weapon wielded by warriors like "Xena," from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly ...

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Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere, study finds

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.

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Climate change impacts countered by stricter fisheries management

A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral reef fisheries badly impacted by the 1997/98 ...

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Super-Black Nanotube Coating Could Reveal Space Obscured by the Sun's Glare

Nanotube coating is poised to enable a compact coronagraph that could aid astronomers and weather satellites

16 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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