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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Will Pluto Join the Water Worlds? New Horizons’ Views Spark Speculation

This week's discovery of 11,000-foot-high mountains on Pluto — and the implication that they're made of water ice — is stimulating all sorts of wonderings about what may be going on beneath the surface. Could there be liquid water or slush moving beneath those mountains, warmed by radioactive rocks …

Solar System

Crafty Graffiti Artist Trolls McDonald's With Its Own Emoji Ad

McDonald's latest attempt to connect with millennials was thwarted by a prankster graffiti artist. According to Mashable, McDonald's recently had the bright idea to advertise with emojis, the language of the millennial generation. Like many of its other attempts to connect with young diners — …

McDonald's

Actress Leah Remini Opens Up About the Scary Aftermath of Leaving Scientology

"It becomes your mother, your father, your everything."<p>Leah Remini very publicly left the Church of Scientology in 2013, and has opened up in recent years about her life within the organization. Now, in a sneak peek of the new season of her show, <i>Leah Remini: It's All Relative</i>, she opens up about …

Leah Remini

Here's How Much It Costs to Run a Coffee Maker in 27 Countries

The price of power for a TV, refrigerator, and a drip brewer varies widely worldwide.<p>The annual cost of running appliances<p>TV<p>Based on a 40-inch direct-lit LED model turned on five hours a day<p>Coffeemaker<p>Based on a ten-to-twelve-cup drip filter coffeemaker<p>Refrigerator<p>Residential top-freezer model with …

An Asteroid Mining Test Vehicle Just Launched From The Space Station

Robo space miners, deploy!<p>Planetary Resources, a company that wants to mine asteroids for precious materials, has just launched a demonstration vehicle to test out its asteroid mining technologies. The breadbox-sized Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) is so-named because the original Arkyd 3 died a fiery death …