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NASA astronaut describes dramatic escape from failed Soyuz rocket
NASA astronaut Nick Hague has described his dramatic escape from a failed Soyuz rocket just minutes after its launch last week.

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Virginia homeowner finds nearly 50-pound ‘aggressive' snapping turtle in yard
A homeowner in Chesterfield, Virginia, found a rather prehistoric looking creature in their yard last Friday: a massive common snapping turtle.

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Pompeii discovery rewrites Vesuvius eruption's history
A scrawled piece of text on a wall in Pompeii is rewriting the history of the famous ancient eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

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WATCH: Antarctic ice makes frightening 'singing' sounds
Scientists have discovered eerie "singing" sounds coming from ice shelves in Antarctica as they observed seismic changes to the Ross Ice Shelf.

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Stunning NASA image reveals Jupiter's beauty in ultraviolet and infrared light
Jupiter has gotten a makeover in a stunning new image released by NASA.

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Here's how dogs understand humans
A new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, intimates that canines are able to understand basic human speech with physical objects that are associated with them.

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Canadian carvings may depict Vikings, study suggests
Carvings uncovered in the Canadian Arctic may be the earliest portraits of

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Alligator found at Florida gas station, police say
Police in Miami Gardens, Florida, rounded up a “scaly suspect” on Tuesday: an alligator.

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Famous 15-foot gator named 'Chubbs' returns to Florida golf course
A famous "giant" alligator nicknamed "Chubbs" got ready for another round of golf over the weekend.

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$1 million for a penny? Extremely rare 1792 coin set for auction
One of the very first cents produced in the U.S., estimated to be worth $1 million, will be auctioned in Baltimore next week.

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‘Killer' tiger hunt: Trackers use Calvin Klein scent in desperate attempt to catch big cat
Rangers in India are using Calvin Klein scent in an attempt to catch an elusive ‘killer' tiger, according to reports.

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85 million-year-old sea monster found in Kansas
A "neonate-sized Tylosaurus specimen" (a type of mosasaur), has been identified and examined, with researchers looking at broken bones, including its snout, braincase and upper jaw.

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Nazi hunters who found 'Butcher of Lyon' are honored
When they married in 1963, Serge and Beate Klarsfeld swore a lifelong mission together: to track down Nazis, by both "legal and illegal" methods, so justice could be meted out.

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Soyuz rocket failure: Booster separation was to blame for botched launch, Russia says
Russia says that a problem with the separation of first and second stage booster rockets was to blame for Thursday's failed Soyuz launch.

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'Gay penguins' to raise first chick; given foster egg at Sydney aquarium
Sphen and Magic have become so inseparable they have been allowed to start a nest with each other in Sea Life, in Sydney, Australia.

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Opportunity Rover still silent on Mars, 4 months after epic dust storm
The Opportunity rover's silent stretch on Mars has now reached four months.

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Empty Space Station? NASA prepares for the worst (but hopes for the best) after Soyuz abort
A few months from now, the International Space Station (ISS) could be unoccupied for the first time in nearly two decades.

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Huge boa constrictor found slithering outside Florida home
A 8-foot-long boa constrictor was handed over the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, after it was spotted outside a Florida residence on Wednesday.

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Stephen Hawking's final paper revealed
The final paper that famed physicist Stephen Hawking worked on before he passed away deals with a topic bigger than Hawking's legacy.

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US, Russia space crew aborts mission after booster failure
American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are heading back to Earth after their rocket suffered a booster failure Thursday shortly after launch.

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Mount Vesuvius caused victims' heads to explode, blood to boil: study
When Mount Vesuvius erupted, the explosion caused such extreme heat that victims' skulls exploded, their blood boiled and their muscles, flesh and brains were replaced with ash.

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Easter Island discovery: Experts unravel mystery of ancient statues
Historians have long wondered why Easter Island's famous statues are mostly located on the coast of the remote Pacific island – now a team of archaeologists has come up with an answer.

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Scary 'Dynamoterror' dinosaur discovered
The Tyrannosaurus rex may be among the most well-known and terrifying dinosaurs to walk the Earth, but a newly discovered relative may have been even scarier.

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