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14 things you say when you’re late in NYC

1. “My taxi driver didn’t know how to get to Brooklyn!”<p>It is mind-boggling how often this is really true.<p>2. “Sorry! I had to take the G train to get …

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

Hubble Space Telescope

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with NASA

Share pics and video of your favorite places on Earth to social media with hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome.<p>There are (so far) 1,800 known planets beyond our …

Instead of Waiting for E.T. to Phone, Let’s Call E.T.

Finding an intelligent alien civilization would easily rank among the most profound discoveries in human history.<p>So far, though, there are no signs of communicating extraterrestrial life, no messages from the stars suggesting that humans are not alone in the universe. Maybe, some scientists argue, …

Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists Say

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Climate experts have seen the future of America's breadbasket — and from their perspective, it doesn't look pretty.<p>"I don't want to be a wheat farmer in Kansas in the future," said Harold Brooks, a senior scientist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, …

Climate Change