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NASA bids farewell to frozen Spirit rover on Mars

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US space agency said it is giving up on trying to contact its Spirit rover on Mars, saying the robot explorer likely froze to death in the Red Planet’s harsh winter. “NASA is ending attempts to regain contact with the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, which…

Black Swan sweeps independent film awards

OS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Black Swan,” a ballet melodrama that struggled to get made despite an A-list cast and director, swept the independent film world’s version of the Oscars on Saturday, a day before it competes for five prizes at the Academy Awards. The film picked up four Spirit statuettes,…

Bachmann: Pursuit of happiness the ‘fun’ inalienable right

Anti-tax Congresswoman emphasizes ‘spirit of sacrifice’ at CPAC The controversy-prone Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) offered her CPAC audience a brief Constitutional lesson on Friday, calling the pursuit of happiness the “fun” inalienable right in the Declaration of Independence. Bachmann discussed her interpretations of the other two, “Life” and “Liberty,” and…

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