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Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced<p>Twenty-five years on: Hubble’s unsung heroes

Big History

U.S. sending $1M, disaster response team to Nepal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake felt in neighboring countries.<p>The White House and Secretary of State John Kerry are offering condolences along with pledging the support.<p>"To the people in Nepal …

Natural Disasters

'New rebels' seek control of federal land

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A growing movement to transfer federal land to state control in Western states, where the federal government is a big landowner, is drawing comparisons to the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and running into strong resistance from conservation and sportsmen groups.<p>At issue is …

Environment
Nepal
Weather

Aftershocks rattle Nepal after worst quake in decades

Nepal is scrambling to save thousands of people who remain buried under rubble following its worst earthquake in decades, as dozens of aftershocks continue to rumble around the quake's epicentre near the nation's capital.<p>On Saturday the Nepalese government declared a state of emergency after a …

Natural Disasters

Hubble Space Telescope turns 25

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's up there right now -- flying about 340 miles over the Earth and circling us every 97 minutes. It's a telescope -- in the sky. Just think about that for a bit.<p>It's called the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope itself is not really much to look at. If you could see it right now you …

Astronomy

Google Works To Improve Spam Detection Systems On Google Maps After Obscene Edits

Google says it’s working to improve its spam-detection systems in its Google Maps platform after yet another prank allowed a user to upload an inappropriate image to Google Maps. This most recent image, which showed the Google Android mascot urinating on the Apple logo in the style of those …

AMD reveals Windows 10 will launch in late July

Microsoft’s launch of Windows 10 will likely take place in late July, according to AMD. During AMD’s latest earnings call last week, president and CEO Lisa Su revealed the launch timing for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Answering a question on inventory plans, Su said, "With the Windows …

Internet Explorer

Honduran indigenous rights campaigner wins Goldman prize

Berta Cáceres has won the world’s leading environmental award for her campaigning against the construction of the Agua Zarca dams<p>The odds of survival, let alone success, could hardly be more stacked against Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous rights campaigner who has been declared the winner of …

Latin America

Drone footage reveals what little now remains of Gaza

The 50-day war between Israel and Hamas was more destructive than you might have imagined<p>Gaza was devastated by this summer's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, 64 Israeli soldiers, and five Israeli civilians. Israeli air strikes destroyed more 17,000 …

Four dead in West Virginia shooting rampage; manhunt underway

A man suspected in the shooting deaths of four people in West Virginia was found dead Monday night, police said.<p>A manhunt had been underway in northern West Virginia near Morgantown after four people were fatally shot in three attacks Monday morning.<p>State police spokesman Lt. Dennis Johnson says …

Crime

Majority of Americans Lack Confidence in Obama's ISIS Strategy, Poll Finds

Nearly 70% of Americans say they lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals in fighting the terrorist group ISIS, according to a new NBC …

Sharing Bikes Can Lead to a Sustainable World

<i>We've asked speakers at our upcoming Techonomy Detroit conference to share perspectives on topics they will discuss at the event relating to U.S. economic growth, jobs, and urban renewal. (To register for the conference, click here.)</i><p>By Jeff Olson<p>"Transportation, Recreation, and Innovation" is the …

Mom blames race for killing of son by police

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.<p>Susan Hunt of Saratoga Springs said her family wants answers about …

Crime

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests