Rob Heckart

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Photos Of Pluto Reveal A 'Toy Store' Of Surprises

Pluto turns out to be pretty lively.<p>Not Las Vegas, perhaps, but more vivacious with geologic activity than we've ever known about, and for good reason: Pluto is currently almost 3 billion miles away from Earth, a dwarf planet spinning in the lonely last ring of our solar system.<p>But this week the …

Google blames careless humans after first driverless car injury

'Our self-driving cars are being hit surprisingly often by other drivers' says head of driverless car programme following California collision<p>Google has said the first injury involving a driverless car was down to a careless driver slamming into the back of one of its vehicles.<p>On Thursday, Google …

GOP worries about Donald Trump fallout

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans seeking to broaden the party's appeal to Latino voters have a challenge: Donald Trump.<p>The bombastic businessman, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, is leaving many Republicans worried about the fallout from his comments that immigrants from Latin America …

Donald Trump

Jim Carrey: Anti-vax is as anti-vax does.

On Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB-277 into law, removing the ability for parents to opt out of vaccinating their public school-age …

Second victim of Taiwan water park 'colour party' explosion dies

Liu Chih-wei, 19, suffered burns to almost his entire body as crowds of revellers were overtaken by flames after being sprayed with multicoloured corn starch<p>A second victim died on Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan “colour party”, as organisers …

After prison escape, Sweat and Matt bickered over booze, agility

<b>(CNN) —</b> After splitting with his prison-break partner following disputes about drinking and his inability to keep up, convicted murderer Richard Matt was eventually found lying behind a fallen tree.<p>When agents with a U.S. Border Patrol special operations team came upon him last Friday afternoon, …

Crime

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Science Fiction

Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge <i>Star Trek</i> nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One …

The ‘Simply Amazing’ Invention Aimed at Helping ‘Novices Learn to Play the Piano Without Reading Music’

An invention aimed at helping beginners learn how to play the piano took the Internet by storm this week after a video showing how it works was widely circulated.<p>The device, formally called the Projected Instrument Augmentation System, was developed in Germany and projects a stream of colorful …