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This Prehistoric Beast Looks Like 'Star Wars' Queen, Scientists Say

The newly discovered species may be an ancient relative of giraffes.<p>A newly discovered giraffe-like creature that roamed Europe some 13 to 20 million years ago has a moniker fit for a queen. Say hello to Xenokeryx amidalae, named after the "Star Wars" character Queen Amidala, played by actress …

Paleontology

NASA just released incredible new images of Pluto — the best we'll see in decades

NASA just released the first batch of the closest images of Pluto that we'll see from the New Horizons flyby in July.<p>These images were taken from …

Solar System

Milky Way's Giant Black Hole Probed Like Never Before

The gigantic black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy is coming into sharper focus.<p>For the first time ever, astronomers have detected magnetic …

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

Space Travel

Scientists Find Fern Whose Parents Are Separated By 60 Million Years Of Evolution

Scientists have found a fern whose parents are separated by some 60 million years of evolution. <i>This story originally aired on February 24, 2015 on</i> Morning Edition.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>This week is pretty quiet in a lot of workplaces.<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Even here, it's quieter than …

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