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Bill Simmons Returns, Doesn't Call Out ESPN, Says He Was Bored So He Came Up With A New Way To Rank NFL Teams

Despite promising to "go public" if he was reprimanded by ESPN for the rant, Simmons took the high road, simply saying he was excited to be back. He didn't mention the suspension directly or address any of the speculation about him staying or not staying with ESPN.<p>He said he was "super bored" …

NASA's New Spacecraft Will Watch the Earth Breathe

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is set to chart the planet's own CO2 defenses.<p>Image: NASA/JPL<p>Carbon dioxide plays a vital role in our planet’s life, bearing responsibility for the greenhouse effect that makes the Earth temperate and habitable. Of course, it’s possible to have too much of a good …

Natural Histories: 500 Years of Rare Scientific Illustrations from the American Museum of Natural History Archives

<b>Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library</b> (<i>public library</i>) brings together an extraordinary collection of works from the Rare Book Room and Rare Book Collections of the American Museum of Natural History’s Research Library, spanning …

Slain gun instructor’s kids: We want to comfort the girl who accidentally killed our dad

The grieving children of Charles Vacca, the Arizona gun instructor accidentally killed while teaching a 9-year-old student how to shoot an Uzi, say they plan on reaching out to the girl's family with a message of comfort.<p>“He was a good person, but we know they are as well. We just want to make sure …

US military says pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 fighter jet crash

The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.<p>Col James Keefe announced the news …

Pilot found dead after F-15 crash in Virginia

The pilot of an Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet that crashed in Virginia was found dead, the commander of the unit said Thursday.<p>Air Force Col. James Keefe, 104th Fighter Wing commander, told reporters that searchers didn't get into the remote crash site until Thursday afternoon. There were …

Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate

The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group's reach inside the U.S.<p>The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two …

Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S.

China has warned the United States to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, rejecting claims by Washington that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.<p>The U.S. should take "concrete measures" towards ending …

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.<p>"The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John …