Top news for December 21, 2008

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China plans to complete space station with latest mission

On This Day In Space: Nov. 18, 2013: NASA launches MAVEN orbiter to Mars

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 37 —Rise of the megarockets

People Who Are Making Health Care More Fair

Blue Origin space tourist launches: Live mission updates

Photos: Blue Origin's NS-21 space tourism mission

2,100-Year-Old Skeleton of Greek Woman Found Lying on Bronze 'Mermaid Bed'

An interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100,000 nearby stars. Created for the Google Chrome web browser.

Scientist discovers how plesiosaurs swam by reconstructing the movement sequence using bones, models and reconstructions of the muscles

Research shows microplastics capable of carrying diseases that make us sick: Scientists at UC Davis studied three main disease pathogens and found that they can hitch rides on microscopic pieces of plastic in the ocean.