For 140 years, the Rockefellers were the oil industry’s first family, scions of a business empire that spawned companies called Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron. So it was no trivial matter when a group of Rockefeller heirs decided recently to begin severing financial ties to fossil fuels.
The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the international space station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.
A supermassive black hole has been spotted in the tiniest galaxy yet – an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy – which suggests that black holes could be in places we haven’t even thought to look yet.

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  • Scientists’ colossal squid exam a kraken good show
     WELLINGTON, New Zealand – It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
  • European Space Agency picks site for comet landing
    Talk about a moving target.  Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a comet hurtling through space at 34,000 mph.
  • Aquatic dinosaur sets records
    When it wasn’t putting T. rex to shame, the dinosaur Spinosaurus spent its time swimming – and chowing down on sharks.
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