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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Iraq troops push on to Tikrit in battle against IS as militants 'bulldoze' archaeological site Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours,...
  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres now in the spotlight

    The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up. Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres was the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system. But that distinction ended Friday, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft...
  • After 7-year journey, NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet

    After 7-year journey, NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet
    After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will circle the dwarf planet for more than a year, exploring its surface and unraveling its...
  • Ceres: Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds

    Ceres: Bright spot on dwarf planet is a twofer, NASA spacecraft finds
    NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped even clearer views of Ceres, but its surface just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. A strange bright spot on the dwarf planet now appears to have a companion spot shining right next to it. Bright spots are...
  • Spacewalking astronaut from Md. safe after water leaks into helmet

    Spacewalking astronaut from Md. safe after water leaks into helmet
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning...
  • 28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]

    28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]
    The Amazon rainforest is fertilized in part by phosphorus from a dry lake bed in the Sahara desert, researchers say in a new report that shows how different parts of our planet are connected in deep and surprising ways. The findings were published...
  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres gets ready for the spotlight

    The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up. Located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres is the largest unexplored space rock in the inner solar system. But that distinction ends Friday, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft...
  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • Butterfield students become NASA cadets for a day

    Butterfield students become NASA cadets for a day
    Fifth graders at Butterfield Elementary in Libertyville were excited to become NASA cadets for a day, but the awe quickly wore off once they were faced with bright lights and loud sirens. On March 4, Jennifer Groot and Heather Gaudet's classes visited...
  • Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'

    Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'
    Once it enters orbit Friday, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is set to be the first to successfully visit a dwarf planet. “Dawn is about to make history,” Robert Mase, project manager for the Dawn mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion...
  • How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan

    How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan
    Scientists may be one step closer to understanding whether life could have formed in the methane lakes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This life, if it exists, would look very different from life on Earth. There is no oxygen on Titan, and the surface...