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9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

In Cuba, An Underground Network Armed With USB Drives Does The Work Of Google And YouTube

In a country nearly devoid of Internet access, the weekly distributors of El Paquete create a window to online content.<p>Huddled around a laptop at the bottom of a stairwell in Havana, a group of three teenage boys banter as they skip between video clips and music. A fourth arrives with some ice …


The 8 best turntable cartridges to achieve ultimate sound quality

May 5, 2015 In Features, Turntables & Tech<p><b>When it comes to playback quality, the choice of cartridge is just as important as the amp, loudspeakers</b> …

Star Wars, Tacos and Mice: Life Aboard the Space Station

Think you’re cool because you hosted a <i>Star Wars</i>-watching party on May 4, a date that is recognized as Star Wars Day? Well, you’re not as cool as you …

Space Exploration

Disney's careful plan to get you interested — but not too interested — in Star Wars

Disney has a "very carefully designed marketing plan" to get consumers excited about the Star Wars franchise this year, CEO Bob Iger said today during an earnings call. And it includes a tantalizing video game tease.<p>"We have already talked about some games that will come out into the marketplace," …

Star Wars

Volcano Erupts in Chile: Pictures

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