Christine Swank

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The Night Sky in December: A new cold war waged not on Earth, but in space

A war not with nuclear-tipped missiles but with destructive laser beams, travelling at the speed of light and reaching their targets 50,000 times faster than today’s missiles<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the start of December. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous</i> …

Police asking: Did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to spark riots?

To some, they're the gut-wrenching emotional cries of a man whose stepson's life was taken.<p>Others say they were dangerous words that sparked a powder keg as violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri last week.<p>But did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to incite rioting in the St. Louis suburb?<p>…

Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining black holes is just as awesome as it sounds

Sorry “Interstellar,” Tyson explains that you don’t want to be anywhere near a black hole<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson broke down the physics of two mysterious aspects of our universe: wormholes and black holes. In this recent video for Business Insider, Tyson explains why you wouldn't want to venture into a …

Magellanic Clouds and more

Milky Way, Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and bright star Canopus can be seen in this image taken at sunrise over East Java’s Mount Bromo.<p>Justin …

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Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro's Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks.<p>Noticeably missing from this coastal menagerie are the icons of the rocky intertidal zone …

A colorful gathering of middle-aged stars

The MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) La Silla Observatory in Chile has captured a richly colorful view of the …

'Eye of Sauron' Opens Galactic Vistas to Astronomers

Gigantic black holes provide a new cosmic yardstick for charting far-off stars.<p>Monster black holes lurking within the core of galaxies offer a new way to measure how far many objects in the universe are from Earth, astronomers report on Wednesday—and with much better accuracy than ever before.<p>The …

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …

Ferguson decision: What witnesses told the grand jury

Did Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson shoot Michael Brown dead as he staggered to the ground, hobbled by gunshot wounds? Or, did the 18-year-old aggressively charge at Wilson even after the officer ordered him to stop?<p>A St. Louis County grand jury heard both versions and many more from dozens …

Ferguson officer says he never wanted to kill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael …

Darren Wilson: 'I Just Did My Job'

The Ferguson police officer tells ABC News his story about the night he shot and killed Michael Brown, and what's happened to him since.<p>Breaking his long public silence, Officer Darren Wilson on Tuesday said he shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson after a "fight for survival" and because he …

Ferguson protests around U.S. clog streets - CNN.com

<i>Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p>Washington University students march through a student lounge on the St. Louis campus as part of a nationwide walkout on Monday, December 1. Activists called for students to walk …

Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

The other injustice in Ferguson: Schools are closed

The grand jury hadn’t said a word yet, but the press releases foreshadowed fear. Ferguson-Florissant schools closed. Clayton schools closed. Riverview Gardens schools closed.<p>The eventual announcement also brought inaction. Officer Darren Wilson would not face charges in the shooting death of …

Darren Wilson: Before the shooting, Michael Brown looked like a demon

It started with a simple request — "will you just walk on the sidewalk?" Forty-five seconds later, Michael Brown lay sprawled on the street, shot dead by a police officer who had never before fired his gun in the line of duty.<p>And as he drove away from the 18-year-old's body, heading to the Ferguson …

Violence in Ferguson after no indictment announced

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.<p>Some of the hundreds of people who gathered …

At Least 12 Buildings Go Up In Flames In Violence-Torn Ferguson Area

Protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, following the decision by a grand jury to not indict police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.<p>Authorities published Wilson's grand jury testimony and photos of his injuries following the decision.<p>About 25 …

Nationwide Protest over Ferguson

Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told the Ferguson grand jury

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down -- as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- the files remain locked up.<p>But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's …

9 moments that capture the chaos in Ferguson - CNN.com

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NASA Reveals Its Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa

A reprocessed picture shows off the amazing colors of Europa, a mysterious ice-covered moon of Jupiter, as they have never been seen before.<p>The original observations were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter and its moons from orbit in the 1990s. NASA officials reprocessed …

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