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Being Gullah or Geechee, Once Looked Down On, Now a Treasured Heritage

National Geographic - 3 sec ago
The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor links historic African-American communities in four southern coastal states.
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3 Surprises (Out of Millions) About What the World Eats

National Geographic - 3 sec ago
The Chinese fondness for pork fat, the American oil binge, and more.
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Un-Cooking Africa's Books

National Geographic - 3 sec ago
With Nigeria and other countries' GDP figures based off of old data, the challenge becomes fixing the developing world's big data problem.
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Q&A: What It’s Like to Cover Ebola

National Geographic - 3 sec ago
Photojournalist Neil Brandvold—now in self-imposed isolation—describes the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak.
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'Death Star' Moon May Hide a Buried Ocean

National Geographic - 3 sec ago
A wobble in Saturn's moon Mimas might betray an underground sea.
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Q&A: Stop Wasting Food in the West and Feed the World?

National Geographic - 3 sec ago
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tristram Stuart wants the world to stop throwing away so much good food.
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Site of Deadly Himalayan Blizzard and Avalanches Is Popular With Hikers

National Geographic - 3 sec ago
At least 23 hikers are dead along Nepal's Annapurna hiking circuit, whose trails are marketed to novice trekkers.
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Opinion: Yes, We Can Solve the Problem of Hunger

National Geographic - 3 sec ago
Building community is the best way to make sure people get enough to eat, says the fashion designer.
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Probing the past - Most reliable remote distance measurement yet [heic1423]

ESA - 4 sec ago
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have made what may be the most reliable distance measurement yet of an object that existed in the Universe's formative years. The galaxy is one of the faintest, smallest and most distant galaxies ever seen and measuring its distance with this accuracy was possible due only to the incredibly detailed mapping of how giant galaxy clusters warp the space-time around them.
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Cassini caught in Hyperion's electron beam

ESA - 4 sec ago
Static electricity is known to play an important role on the airless, dusty Moon, but evidence of surface charging on other objects in the Solar System has been elusive. However, a new analysis of data from the international Cassini mission has revealed that the orbiter was briefly bathed in a beam of electrons coming from the electrostatically charged surface of Saturn's moon, Hyperion.
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Name Rosetta mission's landing site

ESA - 4 sec ago
ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November.
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ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta

ESA - 4 sec ago
ESA has given the green light for its Rosetta mission to deliver its lander, Philae, to the primary site on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November, in the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a comet.
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Lutetia's dark side hosts hidden crater

ESA - 4 sec ago
Grooves found on Lutetia, an asteroid encountered by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, point to the existence of a large impact crater on the unseen side of the rocky world.
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Announcement of Opportunity for membership in the CHEOPS Science Team

ESA - 4 sec ago
The Characterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) is a small mission in the ESA Science Programme. Proposals are solicited for membership in the CHEOPS Science Team. Scientists from institutions located in ESA Member States are invited to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is 22 October 2014 (12:00 noon CEST).
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Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme for a launch in 2025 (M4)

ESA - 4 sec ago
Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science and Robotic Exploration solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M4) for launch in 2025.
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Rosetta instruments ready for action

ESA - 4 sec ago
It's official, Rosetta instruments are ready for action! The Rosetta team had a commissioning 'close out' review on 13 May where each of the orbiter and lander instruments were given a formal 'go' for routine science operations.
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No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign

ESA - 4 sec ago
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
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No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations

ESA - 4 sec ago
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.
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Herschel Status Report - June 2013

ESA - 4 sec ago
Report for period 3 June to 1 July 2013 On 17 June 2013 Herschel operations were concluded, following the last manoeuvre to deplete the spacecraft's fuel and the final passivation of the spacecraft. Herschel has been switched off and is in its final heliocentric orbit. The mission is now in its post-operations phase.
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Fake NASA 'naut backs all-female Mars mission: We're cheap, we're light

Register - 46 min 3 sec ago
'Some might find the idea offensive' concedes boffin

Women (not men) would be a better choice for the first (wo)manned mission to Mars, according to boffin and fake NASA-naut Kate Greene.…

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