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Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than 100,000 years ago __ and maybe they were Neanderthals.

NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds

A new report finds that NASA’s spacewalking suits are in short supply. The suits were developed more than 40 years ago, and a replacement is still years away. That’s despite nearly $200 million spent on new suit technology for Mars and other future space travel.

Female astronaut sets NASA record for most days in space

Peggy Whitson surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American.

American, Russian cheered as they reach space station

NASA’s Jack Fischer is making his first space flight, and Russia’s Fyodor Yurchikhin has done it four times before.

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.

John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship

John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station.

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