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NASA’s New Horizons Pluto Pictures Make You Feel Like You’re There

New images from the New Horizons spacecraft capture Pluto’s mountains, glaciers, and plains.

Behold! The house of the future: It’s heated by sand and being tested on Carleton’s campus

A home heated by sand? It’s just one of the enticing technologies being tested at the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research, a glossy name for a …

Scientists say there's a 99.9% chance of a destructive earthquake slamming a major city before 2018

Within the next 2.5 years, an earthquake of at least magnitude 5.0 could hit the city. A magnitude 5.0 earthquake is a moderate earthquake, but it can still cause millions of dollars in damage to densely populated cities like Los Angeles.<p>The chances of this happening are practically inevitable: …

Daily views of Earth on new NASA website

Each sequence of images shows the Earth as it rotates, revealing the whole globe over the course of a day from a million miles away. It’s cool!<p>NASA …

Sky taxis are about to become a reality

Sick of dealing with the daily traffic congestion on the road? Soon you may not have to.<p>SkyTran's sky taxis are making their debut.<p>The aerial mass transit system features "cars" that magnetically glide 20 to 30 feet above the ground along elevated tracks.<p>Skytran, based in Mountain View, California, …

The Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Rumors Have Been Cleared Up

It is not often a publicist just comes right out and confirms that two celebrities who everyone thinks might possibly be dating . . . are, in fact, dating. But such is the case with <b>Blake Shelton</b> and <b>Gwen Stefani</b>, both members of <i>The Voice</i> judging panel, both recently divorced from partners who are …

Eddie Murphy is expecting his ninth child — yes, ninth

Eddie Murphy is expecting his ninth child. Yes, you read that right -- <i>ninth</i>.<p>The Oscar-nominated comedian is expecting his first baby with girlfriend Paige Butcher, his rep confirmed to The Times on Wednesday.<p>"Eddie Murphy and long-time girlfriend Paige Butcher are pleased to announce that they are …

6 Baby Products You Should Really Be Using For Yourself

Meet your new guru of gorgeousness: Her skin is perfect. Her lips are pouty. Her medicine cabinet is filled with lotions and potions that cost a small fortune and smell delicious. Speaking of smells, right now she needs her diaper changed.<p>Here, six baby products we wholly endorse using on</b> …

This Marine Biologist Photographs Rare, Otherworldly Oceanic Creatures

While scientists, explorers, and Google Earth have mapped much of the terrestrial world, the expanses of the sea remain a great mystery. Marine biologist Alexander Semenov, head of the dive team at Moscow State University’s White Sea Biological Station, has dedicated his career not only to closing …

3 Faster Ways to Lighten Acne Spots

Just make it go away!<p>You've been there: You pick at a breakout (who can resist?!) and you're left with a not-so-lovely splotch of pigment. But touching your breakouts isn't the only thing that can bring on unsightly acne spots. The other culprit: deeper, larger zits. Even if you leave them be, your …

Here's How Law & Order: SVU's Duggar Family Episode Played Out

Things got predictably crazy.<p><i>Law & Order: SVU</i> often turns its attention to real-life news stories, and this week was no exception. Wednesday night's episode, called "Patrimonial Burden," featured a reality-TV family that looked just like the Duggars, and faced some massive scandals of their own.<p>On …