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Ground personnel help U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly to get out of a Soyuz capsule shortly after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool - RTS8VED

Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after year in space

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American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Tuesday after a 340 day mission on the International Space Station.
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Solar energy debate in Nevada heats up

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A debate has emerged between solar companies and Nevada’s Public Utility Commission which recently increased the rates customers pay for solar energy. Continue reading

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Elephants offer clues to cancer’s secrets

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Former circus elephants will retire from the big top tent this spring, but their work improving human lives has only just begun.
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Deadly fungus threatens bananas

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Banana farmers are in the midst of a serious battle to protect one of the world’s most popular fruits from a fatal fungus. Continue reading

Vice President Joe Biden (L) points to U.S. President Barack Obama while Obama delivered his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool  - RTX224W9

President announces national effort to cure cancer

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In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new American initiative to cure cancer. Continue reading

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