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Scientists are beginning to worry about bacteria found in Space Station toilet

The toilet on the International Space Station (ISS) is home to strains of Enterobacter bacteria that are similar to recently discovered multi-drug resistant bacteria on Earth. That’s the result of a recent study out of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. The five strains identified on the ISS showed patterns of antimicrobial resistance […]

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Beautiful space station time-lapse takes us on a tour of the world

[embedded content] As part of the International Space Station’s 20th-anniversary celebrations, the European Space Agency (ESA) recently posted a stunning time-lapse video shot from the orbiting research center. Compiled by German astronaut Alexander Gerst and with a soundtrack by Los Angeles-based musician Matt Piper, the video comprises more than 21,000 images captured from the space […]


San Francisco's new $2.2 billion transit center, the 'Grand Central Station of the West,' is officially open to the public – take a look around

Katie Canales/Business InsiderYou can spot the new Salesforce Transit Center from various intersections as you’re walking around downtown San Francisco. San Francisco’s new four-block-long Salesforce Transit Center – and the stunning rooftop park located on top of it – is officially open to the public. A project almost two decades in the making, the transit […]

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Space Station alert as crew forced to patch hole in docked spacecraft

NASA Crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have had to patch a hole in the shell of a docked spacecraft following a possible collision with a meteorite fragment. Fortunately for the six-person crew, the situation on Thursday, August 30, never descended into scenes reminiscent of the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster Gravity in which a debris collision caused untold […]