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  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern
    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle.
  • SpaceX cargo mission blasts off to space station

    SpaceX cargo mission blasts off to space station
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday and sped through a cloud-covered sky on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA. The Hawthorne-based rocket manufacturer launched the cargo...

    Grand finale: NASA spacecraft LADEE crashes on dark side of moon

    Grand finale: NASA spacecraft LADEE crashes on dark side of moon
    NASA’s LADEE mission ended with a bang when the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface Thursday. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer smashed into the dark side of the moon between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m., according to NASA officials....

    Drawing a line on the lawn amid water conservation and drought

    Drawing a line on the lawn amid water conservation and drought
    "This is the irony," mused homeowner Richard Turner as he looked over the newly installed and remarkably realistic-looking artificial lawn in his mid-Wilshire frontyard. "We grow grass to make the illusion that we don't live in a desert. Here I am,...

    Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found

    Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found
    Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for...