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Skylab, America's first space station, launched 40 years ago today

On March 14th, 1973, a Saturn V rocket launched into space with an important mission: putting Skylab, the first US space station, into orbit. The station had an inauspicious start: during liftoff, vibrations caused a meteoroid shield to rip off and made one of the two primary solar arrays unusable. …

A Cannabinoid That Looks Like THC Could Be Key To Diagnosing PTSD

Researchers have pinpointed a set of biological markers that could help diagnose PTSD--and, eventually, treat it.<p>A molecular imaging study has pinpointed a set of biological markers that could help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder more accurately, and might even lead to a pharmacological …

Restless Sun Unleashes Three Huge Flares

<i>Update: A fourth X-class flare, measuring X1.2, peaked at 9:48 p.m. Eastern time on May 14. The flare, accompanied by a coronal mass ejection,</i> …

New Green Palm Pitviper Discovered in Honduras

A new species of green palm pitviper of the genus <i>Bothriechis</i> has been found in a cloud forest reserve in northern Honduras. The new species,</i> …

Mitsubishi subcompact sedan coming to US in 2015?

Speaking to some of its dealers recently, Mitsubishi unveiled its plans for a new subcompact sedan offering in the US. <i>Automotive News</i> reports the automaker showed off a rendering of a new subcompact sedan and said the machine will debut sometime in 2015.<p>The little four-door could be based on the …

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Clip - Intense Benedict Cumberbatch Scene

Will Smith Looking to Star in THE WILD BUNCH Remake

ENDER'S GAME: The Next Sci-Fi or Political Thriller?

‘The Hangover Part 3′ Featurette: This Is the End

The Wolfpack gang take a long, hard look at themselves and where their journey has taken them in this featurette for 'The Hangover Part 3.'<p>Whether …

New Video: A$AP Ferg Feat. A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad Jame$ & ScHoolboy Q “Work (Remix)”

Just yesterday A$AP Ferg’s 2012 anthem, “Work,” got even tougher as A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad Jame$ and ScHoolboy Q jumped on for the …

IRS wants you to share everything

The Internal Revenue Service asked tea party groups to see donor rolls.<p>It asked for printouts of Facebook posts.<p>And it asked what books people were reading.<p>A POLITICO review of documents from 11 tea party and conservative groups that the IRS scrutinized in 2012 shows the agency wanted to know …

Absolutely outrageous: Big Brother is watching

<b>White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, May 14, 2013. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>The Justice Department’s abuse of AP phone records puts the media and truth-tellers on notice: We see everything<p>Marcy Wheeler<p>May 15, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Over a six-week period last April and May, a flood of new information …

BARACK OBAMA: The IRS Report's Findings Are 'Intolerable And Inexcusable'

In the statement, Obama said he has directed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to "hold those responsible" accountable.<p>Here's Obama's full statement:<p>I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog's report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted …

Dad: Titus Young has brain disorder

Titus Young's father, Richard, told two Detroit newspapers on Monday that his son suffers from a mental health disorder and desperately needs …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Wal-Mart to inspect Bangladesh factories, release results

Business News<p>Wal-Mart Stores said on Tuesday that it would conduct in-depth safety inspections at all 279 Bangladesh factories with which it works and publicly release the names and inspection information, as pressure mounts on retailers to ensure worker safety after April's deadly building …

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BP and Shell raided in European commission price-rigging inquiry

The London offices of BP and Shell have been raided by European regulators investigating allegations they have "colluded" to rig oil prices for more …

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Syria mutilation footage sparks doubts over wisdom of backing rebels

Horrific video footage of a Syrian rebel commander eating the heart or lung of a dead government fighter has aroused furious international …

Airlines bag $3.5 billion in luggage fees

Those fees passengers dole out to check a bag or change a flight proved a windfall for U.S. carriers last year, with airlines reaping a record amount from those extra charges.<p>U.S. airlines earned $3.5 billion in fees for checked luggage and another $2.6 billion in fees charged for changing a …

Argentines are now allowed to know the real rate of inflation, thanks to their courts

Argentina’s courts, in a welcome moment of sanity, have overruled attempts (link in Spanish) by Argentina’s government to prevent anyone who isn’t the government from publishing a figure for inflation that isn’t what the government says it is.<p>As Argentine official economic figures have …

Fort Hood assault prevention chief under investigation

WASHINGTON -- A sergeant first class in charge of sexual assault prevention at Fort Hood is under investigation for sexual assault, the Pentagon announced Tuesday night.<p>The soldier, whose name has not been released, is being investigated for abusive sexual contact, pandering, assault and …