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The real reasons why the US refuses to go metric

SpaceX loses Falcon Heavy’s center core in an otherwise successful launch

Why the third launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has the highest stakes yet

An atomic clock, ‘green’ propellant, and a sunlight-surfing sail are headed to space next week

Facebook’s Libra won’t be as power-hungry as Bitcoin

Environmental costs

Blue Origin fires up the engine of its future Moon lander for the first time

NASA’s future Moon rocket will probably be delayed and over budget yet again: audit

Space

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Commercial space companies have received $7.2 billion in government investment since 2000

The science behind those viral videos of freezing soap bubbles

NASA spacecraft snaps detailed asteroid picture from closest orbit yet

NASA administrator says it will cost an extra $20 to $30 billion to send astronauts back to the Moon

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown on how meatless burgers can still improve

Tyson Foods is getting into the fake meat business

SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket on the California coast this morning

Facebook will help blood drives in the United States reach willing donors

Why Beyond Meat uses pea protein

NASA administrator says ‘nothing has changed’ after Trump’s tweet about the Moon and Mars

“People have tried to read more into this than there is.”

Beyond Meat upgrades its burger with better marbling and complete protein

Energy

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Canada plans to ban single-use plastics by 2021

How a podcast helped solve a grisly cold case

Dive into a new sci-fi anthology set in the world’s oceans

Automakers still want to lower emissions standards in the US

Trump tells NASA to stop talking about the Moon return his administration is pushing

NASA is opening the space station to commercial business and more private astronauts