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Asteroid passes by Earth on May 14

But, contrary to some media reports, asteroid 1999 FN53 will not “skim” our planet.<p>A space rock has caused quite a fuss in recent days. Some media …

Puerto Rico

That one-way ticket to Mars you were hoping for may not be such a good idea

A Dutch nonprofit called Mars One has proposed a Mars mission with a twist that's captured worldwide attention: it's a one-way trip. But an MIT study published last fall says that very aspect could be the plan's undoing.<p>"Right now it's unfeasible to do a one way mission to Mars, essentially because …

Mars

Dogwalker who found 'whale vomit worth £100k' discovers it's worthless

Ken Wilman's dreams of riches are ruined after an expert says the large smelly rock he found on walking along Morecambe beach isn't prized ambergris<p>A dog walker who thought he had struck gold for two years after finding a large lump of smelly whale vomit has been told it is just a worthless …

Total solar eclipse at 35,000 feet

We’ve seen some wonderful photos of sky events taken from airplane windows. This one is really dramatic.<p>Our friend Eric Recurt submitted this …

'Survivor' host Jeff Probst on why players no longer get drunk

Each week Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of <i>Survivor: Worlds Apart.</i><p><b>EW: What is your take from a production</b> …

What do your mobile apps tell third parties? - Futurity

Finding out how much information free apps give to third parties makes people act fast to change their privacy settings.

Apps

How to Turn a Magazine Into a Valentine’s Day “Card”

Got someone who’s always on your mind? Make them a magazine this Valentine’s Day. It’s a one-of-a-kind “card” that the object of your affections can follow and enjoy anywhere. And anytime you add to it, your sweetheart will get a notification and think of you! Here are a few ways to flip yourself …

Dawn breaks over Ceres … and perhaps reveals signs of habitability

The Dawn spacecraft is about to start its investigation of Ceres. Suggestions of icy volcanism have led to speculation that the dwarf planet could …

Astronomy