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The oldest woman in space gets an extra three months in orbit

NASA has revealed that astronaut Peggy Whitson will remain on the International Space Station until September.

The 57-year-old astronaut arrived last November and was supposed to return to Earth in June.

But under an agreement between NASA and the Russian Space Agency, she'll stay another three months and take advantage …

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SpaceX finally reveals footage of its historic recycled rocket landing

SpaceX made history last week when it achieved the first-ever reuse of an orbital-class booster, which CEO Elon Musk had deemed ‘a huge revolution for spaceflight’.

However, the firm failed to show video of the booster, as its cameras onboard its drone ship mysteriously cut out.

Now, the first has …

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Evidence of ancient 'geological Brexit' revealed

The UK has now started the formal process of leaving the EU, but scientists say they have evidence of a much earlier "Brexit". They have worked out how a thin strip of land that once connected ancient Britain to Europe was destroyed.

The researchers believe a large lake overflowed 450 …

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New Slime-Shooting Snail Found On Shipwreck

Scientists have discovered a new snail species that’s pretty special: It shoots slime, lives on shipwrecks, and could have major implications for coral reef restoration.

Known as the Vandy snail to its discoverers, it's named after the only place it's ever been found: The hull of the sunken USNS …

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Jeff Bezos is selling $1 Bn of Amazon stock to fund Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said on Wednesday he is selling about $1 billion worth of the internet retailer’s stock annually to fund his Blue Origin rocket company, which aims to launch paying passengers on 11-minute space rides starting next year.

Blue Origin had hoped to begin test flights …

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Dropbox rolling out all-new user interface on the web

The first is that it means users will spend less time coordinating work and more time getting things done: With simpler navigation, it's easier to share files and Paper docs with others, leave feedback, and see what's changed-without the back-and-forth over email.

Next, Dropbox touts that the new interface makes …

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Ubuntu Unity is dead: Desktop will switch back to GNOME next year

Six years after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops, Canonical is giving up on the project and will switch the default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME next year.

Canonical is also ending development of Ubuntu software for phones and tablets, spelling doom for the goal of creating …

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