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December, 9, 2016

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For the past 25 years, researcher Stephen Jones has tried to understand the threat that bacteria may pose to oysters in New Hampshire's Great Bay estuary. He often couldn't get funding to study the problem. But that is beginning to change as scientists notice "something is going on."
 
Plans to restore the NASA mission control room that served as the nerve center for the Apollo missions, when man first reached the moon, have been discussed for more than 20 years, but its restoration and preservation remain in limbo with no set date for work to begin.
 
Buzz Aldrin gets NASA visit after polar evacuation
Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.
 
Artifacts from Edison's lab up for auction
Thomas Edison's door key to the 19th century lab in New Jersey where he invented the phonograph goes up for auction this weekend, along with lightbulbs he perfected.
 
NASA spacecraft embarks on ring-skimming mission
Consider it a cosmic carousel with countless rings up for grabs.
 
Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom
The sun is setting on Japan's clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say.
 
Coral protection
This photo provided by National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) Friday, Nov. 25 shows a red fluorescent protein in hammer corals (Euphyllia ancora). A team of NTOU researchers discovered the protein, which can protect coral eggs, and the research findings have been published in the international journal Scientific Report, the university said.
 
Why your fingers make for handy — but certainly not foolproof — digital keys
It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It's a convenient form of security -- though it's also perhaps not as safe as you'd think.
 
The best weather satellite ever built enters space
The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an US$11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.
 
Space station welcomes oldest female astronaut
The International Space Station gained three new residents Saturday, including the oldest and most experienced woman to orbit the world.
 
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