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Comet lander 'sniffs' the atmosphere, finds organic molecules

Comet lander ‘sniffs’ the atmosphere, finds organic molecules

An animation shows how Philae planned to land on the comet. Image: ESA/ATG medialab Philae may have just sniffed its way into the history books. The European-made comet lander that bounced down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week is officially in hibernation, its primary battery exhausted after a 10-year trip with its parent spacecraft, Rosetta. But

U.S. Military Designing Anti-Suicide Spray

U.S. Military Designing Anti-Suicide Spray

A scientist from the Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Army to design a nasal spray designed to suppress thoughts of suicide. Unfortunately, it makes perfect sense that the military would be looking into alternative methods to keep soldiers from killing themselves. According to RT, 116 U.S. soldiers

'Innocence of Muslims' Director Gets One Year Behind Bars

‘Innocence of Muslims’ Director Gets One Year Behind Bars

The filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims,” a shoddily-made YouTube film that incited occasionally violent protests across the world, was sentenced late Wednesday to one year of jail for violating parole from an earlier conviction. Mark Basseley Youssef, previously known as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, accepted a plea deal wherein he admitted four of the eight charges

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