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Watch California’s powerful, relentless winds stoke the state’s fires

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Space Camp has come a long way over the years

Since its launch in 1982, Space Camp has attracted around 800,000 space nerds (mostly kids, but some adults) to learn the ins and outs of astronaut training.  Read...

When will this terrible wildfire season in California end?

Rain will be the antidote to the worst of this California fire season. Most years, some rains would have already arrived. But California’s grasses, woodlands, and...

Terrifying footage shows Southern California fires nipping at a highway

More harrowing footage of the California wildfires shows just how close the fires in the southern part of the state keep creeping to large urban areas.  The new...

What Space Camp is like when you go as a grown-up

The Orion MultiPurpose Crew Vehicle is designed to take America back to the Moon, and possibly further. It is being built by NASA and the ESA at a total projected cost...

California’s Camp Fire becomes deadliest in state history, and numbers may grow

After transforming the once tranquil town of Paradise, California into charred automobiles and tales of horror, the Camp Fire takes its infamous spot as the deadliest...

Space photos show smoke smothering a burning California

Fires at opposite ends of California have smothered the Golden State in smoke.  Fall may be here, but rapidly-moving flames are still torching the exceptionally dry...

Watch Rocket Lab send its first commercial rocket to space

The private space race is heating up. U.S. and New Zealand spaceflight company Rocket Lab successfully completed its first commercial launch called “It’s...

Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ancient Egyptian tomb

At an excavation of a pharaoh’s 4,500-year-old pyramid complex, Egyptian archaeologists discovered dozens of mummified cats — in addition to 100 ornate cat...

How you can help the victims of California’s potent wildfires

The California fire season should be winding down by autumn, but it’s alive and well. The Camp Fire largely turned Paradise — a town of over 26,000 —...