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NASA just got its closest look at Saturn yet — here's what it saw

On April 26, NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft closer to Saturn than ever before. In fact, it's the closest any spacecraft has ever come to Saturn — just 1,900 miles from the beautiful planet's cloud tops.<p>Even more exciting, Cassini has already transmitted images of what it saw from its deepest dive …

This poll number is a testament to the power of fake news

<b>(CNN) —</b> Prepare to be wowed.<p>In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a majority of Republicans -- 52% -- say that they believe then-President Barack Obama spied on then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. 52%!<p>The claim originates with, natch, Trump, who tweeted in early …

Donald Trump

Scientists Found Something Super Weird in This Giant Glob of Stars

Globular clusters are just as they sound: giant spherical globs of stars gravitationally bound by a central force. But the source of that central …

Universe

10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

<b>(CNN) —</b> When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother.<p>"I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his …

Autism

Trump, alongside Italian PM, says no US role in Libya

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Thursday said he does not believe the US should continue to play a role in stabilizing Libya, where violence and political instability has reigned since the overthrow of the country's dictator.<p>"I do not see a (US) role in Libya," Trump said during a …

U.S. Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on ISIS Target in Afghanistan

U.S. forces dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in a strike against ISIS in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, according to Pentagon officials, reportedly killing 36 militants.<p>The U.S. dropped a GBU-43 bomb, nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," on ISIS fighters and tunnels and caves used …

Afghanistan

Congress just killed your right to online privacy

<b>Update (April 4):</b> <i>President Trump has signed into law a resolution that rolls back the FCC’s rules that prevented ISPs from collecting and selling customers’ data to third parties without their consent.</i><p><i>Our original report follows.</i><p>Congress today approved a measure that allows internet service …

Finally, some details about how NASA actually plans to get to Mars

“We are ready to start putting pencils to paper and cutting hardware."<p>NASA has spent the last six years building the massive Space Launch System …

Uber’s autonomous cars drove 20,354 miles and had to be taken over at every mile, according to documents

A first look at Uber’s progress.<p>Some of Uber’s self-driving cars aren’t driving as smoothly as the company hoped they would. Documents circulated throughout the company’s self-driving group, which <b>Recode</b> obtained, gives us a first look at the progress of the ride-hail company’s robot cars in …

Autonomous Tech

Donald Trump wants to shut off an orbiting space camera that monitors climate change

The Deep Space Climate Observatory is an American satellite that sits in a special orbit between the earth and the sun, about 1.5 million kilometers away from us. That distance allows it to capture unique images of the entire earth. Today, US president Donald Trump said he wants to shut down those …

Space

Rhino shot dead by poachers at French zoo

Horn removed from four-year-old Vince in ‘act of extreme violence’, says park director<p>Poachers have broken into a French zoo, killing a four-year-old white rhinoceros and sawing off its horn.<p>Keepers found the dead animal, named Vince, in the African enclosure of the zoo at Thoiry, west of Paris, on …

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.<p>In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what …

The Kenyan comeback of the Black Rhino

When it comes to rhinos - and elephants – it’s usually bad news. Rampant poaching across Africa and Asia has wiped out national populations, driven …

There Will Be An Eclipse, An Emerald Comet, And A Snow Moon This Friday Night

Comet 45P, otherwise known as Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, during its last pass in 2011.<p>Starting around 5:34 p.m. EST this Friday, a penumbral eclipse, a …

Bumblebees Are Dying Out Because They’re Too Fat to Mate

Scientists are working hard to slim them down.<p>Before the 1990s, the rusty-patched bumblebee could be found in 28 states throughout the Midwest and the New England region. Then, it vanished mysteriously. Within a few decades, 90 percent of rusty-patched bumblebees were gone in an ecological <i>poof .</i> …

2017 MVP Named in Puppy Bowl XIII

Plus, this year's near-blowout performance chewed through records and took a whiz on the betting line.<p>Nikita, an 18-week old Cocker Spaniel / Bichon …

Review of pipeline could be beginning of end for opponents

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army's review of a proposal to finish the Dakota Access pipeline could be the beginning of the end for opponents who have …

Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

From the Black Lives Matter movement to environmentalists trying to stop new oil pipelines to the recent Women's March against President Trump, the past year has been filled with large, often spontaneous protests.<p>Now the reaction to those protests is appearing in a number of Republican-controlled …

Rights & Freedoms