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A father-son chat leads to first-of-its-kind NASA spacecraft

The human imagination is an amazing thing. Take for example the story of how a simple father-and-son chat led to a prototype spacecraft for landing on other planets.<p>One Friday evening in 2009, NASA engineer Stephen Altemus arrived home from work feeling, well, kind of frustrated.<p>Altemus, who was …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

The Week in Review: Billions Cast Their Ballots

Inside Flipboard / May 2, 2014<p>This week saw the close of the most democratic month in human history. For India’s 815 million eligible voters, the …

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Google takes Apple’s crown as world’s most valuable brand – BrandZ Top 100

Ryanne Lai<p>Google has finally beaten Apple for the #1 spot in the BrandZ Top 100 list. Apple fell from the top thanks to a steep 20% fall in estimated brand value, all while Google saw an appreciable 40% increase to $159 billion.<p>The study takes into account views of potential and current buyers, as …

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Microsoft will continue selling Windows 7 to Chinese government after Windows 8 ban

Microsoft 'surprised' by Beijing's decision<p>China this week banned Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system from government computers, catching the American technology company by surprise. The ban was issued under a government notice about the use of energy-efficient technology, but China's …

Prince Charles 'should abdicate' after comparing Putin to Hitler, says MP

Prince Charles is facing a call for his abdication and a frosty response in Moscow after reportedly comparing Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler over Russia's annexation of Crimea.<p>Charles blundered into the international crisis over Russia's actions in Ukraine during a tour of Canada, when he spoke to …

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Blasts at market kill 118 in central Nigeria, official says

At least 118 people were killed Tuesday in twin blasts at a market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, an official said, warning the toll could climb.<p>The explosions, which targeted Terminus market, went off some 20 to 30 minutes apart, setting fire to the entire venue.<p>"The death toll stands at …

Justice Department Plans to Reveal Legal Justification for Using Drones on American Citizens

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Justice Department plans on making public a 2011 memo detailing the legal justification for …

Chris Davis hits three homers as Orioles beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH -- Chris Davis had been searching since spring training for the power stroke that produced 53 home runs last season.<p>It reappeared in a big …