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How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter

A decades-old hypothesis gets closer to solidity.<p>In 1934, two American physicists theorized that if one could make two photons collide, the collision would produce two positron-electron pairs—and thus convert light into matter. If proven in a lab, the process would be a pure demonstration of …

‘Flawless Launch’ Sends Multinational Crew to Space Station

A Russian rocket carrying a three-man crew to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.<p>The Soyuz booster rocket lifted off as scheduled at 1:57 a.m. Thursday (1957GMT Wednesday) and soared into the darkness over the Central Asian steppe …

Space Exploration

4 Sky Events This Week: Comet Challenge, Stellar Trio, and Planet Pairings

Changing Planet<p>This image of comet ISON was taken in November 2013, when the comet was 97 million miles from Earth. This week comet 209P/LINEAR will come much closer, but it won’t be as bright, because there’s little dust activity on its surface. Courtesy: NASA/MSFC/Aaron Kingery<p><b>The parent of the</b> …

Associated Press News

US House of Representatives approves Venezuela sanctions

<b>The US House of Representatives has approved a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in human rights abuses.</b><p>The legislation calls for a travel ban on some members of the Venezuelan government and for their assets in US banks to be frozen.<p>The US Foreign Relations …

Venezuela

Afghanistan president welcomes US plan to withdraw troops by 2016

End of US military presence and takeover of security is main desire of country's officials and residents, says Hamid Karzai<p>President Hamid Karzai welcomed a US plan to bring home almost all American soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, saying the country was ready to take responsibility …

Rebels kill 30 in church raid in Central African Republic

Rebels stormed a Catholic church compound Wednesday in the capital of Central African Republic, killing at least 30 people in a hail of gunfire and grenades, witnesses said.<p>Islamist fighters from the Seleka coalition, ousted from power nearly five months ago, were blamed for the attack on the …

Africa

VA Admits Fraud Is ‘Systemic’

The White House can’t pretend anymore that there are just a few bad apples messing with veterans’ care. A new internal investigation has expanded to …

Pings in Missing Malaysia Jet Search Not Being Ruled Out

A U.S. Navy spokesman on Wednesday appeared to downplay an American expert's reported remarks that the acoustic pings at the heart of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet had not come from the doomed aircraft's black boxes.<p>Michael Dean, the Navy's deputy director of ocean engineering, …

Airplanes

Islamic militants claim American carried out suicide attack in Syria

A truck is loaded with munitions, then driven up a hillside in northern Syria. Moments later, there is a massive blast followed by cries of "Allahu Akbar," or God is great in Arabic, as well as the rattling of gunfire.<p>Suicide bombings like this are not new in war-torn Syria. But what could make …