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FAA tells airlines to remind flyers that checking e-cigs is a bad idea

There's currently no ban against packing e-cigarettes in your checked baggage before a flight, but the FAA seems to be convinced it's a pretty terrible idea. The FAA has sent out an alert to airline operators asking that they remind travelers that exclusively transporting e-cigs in a carry-on bag …

Aviation

There's A Really Big Asteroid Approaching Earth — Here's How To Watch

The giant space rock, dubbed 2004 BL86, measures five football fields across, and it will be making its closest approach to Earth on Monday, Jan. 26, at 11:20 a.m. ET when it will be 745,000 miles away.<p>Even though asteroids are notorious home wreckers, NASA says don't panic.<p>"While it poses no …

Astronomy

The Woman Who Created a Gay-Dating Sim

When I began work on my video game, <i>Coming Out on Top</i>, nearly three years ago, I didn't expect that there would be much interest in it. First of all, few people in the West play dating sim-type games. Even in Japan, where these games are more popular, they're still a niche product. I imagined that, …

Planned giant Eye of Sauron installation in Moscow condemned by Orthodox Church

A Russian Orthodox Church spokesman decried the installation, to be affixed to the 21st floor of a skyscraper, as a ‘symbol of the triumph of evil’<p>The Russian Orthodox Church has warned of dire consequences for Moscow if plans proceed for a skyscraper light installation modeled on the all-seeing …

Astronomers Spy Monster Star Merger on the Move

A coming collision could let astronomers peek at the birth of a jumbo star.<p>Twin monster stars are merging, astronomers report, in a confirmation of a long-held theory on how supermassive stars are born.<p>A Spanish astronomy team reports the eclipsing binary star system, known as MY Camelopardalis (MY …

AP News Archive

The Pirate Bay is offline after Swedish police seize servers

You might have noticed that The Pirate Bay is offline today; the site has disappeared after Swedish Police reportedly raided premises in Stockholm containing the service’s servers.<p>According to Torrentfreak, Swedish authorities confirmed that local police completed a raid in Stockholm this morning. …

DNA pioneer Watson's Nobel medal will be returned to him after he sold it for $4.75 million

Like getting your gold out of hock at the world's fanciest pawn shop<p>DNA pioneer James Watson, who helped discover the double helix after stealing research from Rosalind Franklin, will have his 23-carat gold Nobel medal returned to him by the Russian oligarch who bought it.<p>Watson shared the 1962 …

Trailer for Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service

Another<p>new trailer has been released for Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn’s (X-Men: First Class) upcoming big screen adaptation of the …