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When a Failure To Launch Is A Good Thing: Orion Signals Interstellar Steps

Aw yeah, Orion! We thankfully got good news about the second attempt to launch NASA's Orion spacecraft. Originally scheduled for Too Damn Early AM …

Space Exploration

A Mobile Kitchen Designed To Help Kids Learn To Like Their Vegetables

A lot of energy goes into school gardens these days. But what about the other half of the healthy eating equation?<p>Kids who hate spinach or kale are proven to eat more of it after they’ve used it in a cooking class, and hands-on classes can also help fight childhood obesity and diabetes. But it’s …

U.S. Hostage Killed During Failed Rescue Attempt in Yemen

U.S. hostage Luke Somers, held by an al Qaeda offshoot in Yemen for more than a year, was killed late Friday amid a U.S. rescue mission.<p>“There were …

Middle East

The Week in Review: #GivingTuesday Grows

We have Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now, for the third year in row, Giving Tuesday.The day dedicated to giving back started when a group of …

U.S. taking seriously possibility of a N. Korea role in Sony hacking

Federal law enforcement officials investigating the escalating computer hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment say they are taking seriously the possibility that the North Korean government may be behind the crime.<p>"North Korea can really do this kind of thing," said one official, who was not …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology