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NASA spacecraft vaporized after crashing into the moon at 3,600 mph — as planned

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering…

Study: Global warming is due to carbon dioxide emissions, not chlorofluorocarbon

A paper published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B by the University of Waterloo’s Qing-Bin Lu…

Life-giving vitamin B3 may have come from space on meteorites, NASA researchers say

Earth may have received vitamin B3 supplied by carbon-rich meteorites, according to NASA-funded researchers, supporting…

Kepler-186f: NASA discovers first Earth-sized planet orbiting in life-friendly zone

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – For the first time, scientists have found…

Tech News

SpaceX firm launches Dragon capsule to International Space Station

Private U.S. firm SpaceX launched its unmanned Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on…

Dutch man arrested for driving Amanda Todd to suicide with webcam blackmail

A 35-year-old Dutch man has been arrested in connection with the suicide of a Canadian…

Media

World leaders and writers join Colombia in paying tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Presidents, writers and legions of fans paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia…

‘X-men’ filmmaker Bryan Singer slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims

A lawyer for “X-Men” director Bryan Singer dismissed as “fabricated” and absurd claims Thursday that…

U.S. News

‘Superhero’ gathering at the Capitol fails to leap into Guinneess record book

They may have super-human powers and the nerve to don spandex, but a dozen Supermen…

Wyoming resort homes threatened as landslide gains speed

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson…

U.S. extends comment period on Keystone XL through the end of May

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department announced on Friday it is…

Chelsea Trutherism: Critic says pregnancy timed to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign

You’ve heard of shoe truthers? Less than a week later, there’s another Hillary Clinton-related conspiracy…

Study: Popular movements strangled by influence of the wealthy elite in Congress

A forthcoming study found that ordinary citizens exert little influence on the political process, even…

World

Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power

A year after promising to continue Hugo Chavez’s legacy, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to lead an oil-rich country…

Avalanche on Mt. Everest leaves Sherpas counting their dead and considering their future

Survivor tells of ominous crack in the darkness as the search continues after at least 12 people are killed Chechhee…

Obama signs ‘terrorist activity’ law aimed at barring Iranian U.N. envoy

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill barring U.S. visas for U.N. envoys seen as a threat…

North Korea complains about U.N. meeting over ‘fabricated’ human rights abuses

North Korea hit out early Saturday at an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council in which the body…

Turkish PM appeals to top court over ‘privacy breach’ via Twitter and YouTube

Turkey’s embattled premier made a formal complaint to the country’s top court on Friday, saying secret recordings spread on the…

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested after joint investigation

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing,…

Egypt foils attempt to smuggle Jewish antiquities out of the country

Egypt has foiled an attempt to smuggle out of the country Jewish antiquities used during religious ceremonies, the antiquities ministry…

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