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A New Record: The Largest Baby Star, Ever?

Stellar birth cloud 500 times the mass of the sun, study says.<p><b>Astronomers announced this week that they may have discovered the largest baby star ever detected, nestled within a stellar nursery 10,000 light-years away.</b><p>The embryonic stellar monster, known as a protostar, sits at the center of a …

SF plane crash 911 tapes reveal chaos

Image 1of/48<p>Caption<p>Close<p>San Francisco firefighters who responded to the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport …

US government report says global warming threatens our power grid

The Department of Energy has cited climate change as a major danger for US power infrastructure. In a report released today, the DoE said that several likely consequences of global warming — including increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, rising sea levels, and more extreme storms …

New Toyota RAV4 flunks demanding 'overlap' crash test

Toyota's redesigned RAV4 small SUV got the worst-possible score in an especially demanding crash test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.<p>The 2013 RAV4 got a "poor" ranking in what the IIHS calls the "front small overlap" test.<p>Nonetheless, it scored "good" -- IIHS' top ranking -- in the …