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‘Cosmos’ returns to TV in 2019 with new twists

Like hope, “Cosmos” springs eternal. That’s the message Ann Druyan is delivering with the news that “Cosmos,” the science-minded TV show pioneered by her late husband, world-renowned physicist Carl Sagan, is returning to Fox and National Geographic in the spring of … Continue reading

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Titanic sub’s launch pad is ready for liftoff

Construction work is complete for an essential part of the dive system that’s due to carry scientists and amateur adventurers down to the world-famous Titanic shipwreck this summer. The nearly 11-ton mobile subsea platform will be used to launch a … Continue reading

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From ‘Last Jedi’ to ‘Solo’: 10 sci-fi shows for 2018

The dust has barely settled on the premiere of “Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.” Or is that a thin layer of salt? In any case, it’s already time to look forward to the science-fiction screen offerings in the months ahead, … Continue reading

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OceanGate wins more funding for Titanic sub

OceanGate is in the midst of a $5.1 million investment round aimed at pushing the Everett, Wash.-based company closer to a Titanic undersea adventure. The round was reported today in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Joel Perry, OceanGate’s director … Continue reading

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Year in Science: Neutron star smashup leads the list

For the second year in a row, the journal Science is hailing a discovery sparked by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory as the Breakthrough of the Year. Last year, the breakthrough was LIGO’s first-ever detection of a gravitational-wave burst thrown off by the merger of … Continue reading

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OceanGate gets Titanic sub ready for the holidays

EVERETT, Wash. — Almost all the pieces are in place for a Yuletide delivery of Titanic proportions: the completion of a multimillion-dollar underwater craft that’s due to explore the world’s most famous shipwreck next year. Cyclops 2, a five-person submersible that … Continue reading

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Science stamps celebrate STEM and Sally Ride

If you’re the U.S. Postal Service, how do you follow up on Pluto, planets, “Star Trek”and a total solar eclipse? Here’s how: Next year’s batch of postage stamps will include a memorial to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, as … Continue reading

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