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Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

Scientists reveal the full power of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion

Scientists have published the most complete picture yet of the devastation caused by the meteor that exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia this year.<p>The 20-metre-wide space rock hurtled into the skies over the city in February and began to tear apart at an altitude of 28 miles. Travelling …

Out of the picture: why the world's best photo startup is going out of business

One day last month, the seven employees of Everpix gathered at their co-working space in San Francisco to discuss the company's impending shutdown. Wayne Fan, one of the co-founders, opened a mock-up of the screen that the photo storage service’s customers would see once the company announced the …

What is Google building in San Francisco Bay?

A large structure has attracted attention and annoyed environmentalists<p>San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy.<p>Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is …

Supernova Next 50 Years: Astronomers Say Supernova to be Visible From Earth

Will there be a supernova in the next 50 years that is visible from Earth?<p>Yes, astronomers with Ohio State University say.<p>The odds are nearly 100 …

Orlando Bloom Speaks Out About Miranda Kerr Split

All’s well that ends well.<p>Orlando Bloom opens up about his amicable separation from Miranda Kerr in an interview with Katie Couric set to air …

thingCHARGER Is A Clutter-Free Charger For Multiple Devices

A lack of power outlets, messy wires and multiple kinds of charging accessories — the woes of charging multiple devices at once present a headache that is familiar to many.<p>In steps thingCHARGER, a new charging solution that transforms any regular US power outlet into a charging station for up to …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

Details of Android Kitkat Leaked

A leak published today suggests the next version of Android — named ‘KitKat’ — will focus on catering for low-end smartphones, while also supporting wearable devices (including that rumored smartwatch) and Google-powered TVs.<p>The author, ex-WSJ reporter Amir Efrati, suggests that — in addition to …

Help Me Plan My Thanksgivukkah Menu! What Should I Serve?

<b>Q:</b> I am hosting my very first Thanksgiving dinner in a few weeks, which coincidentally falls on Hanukkah this year. I'm Jewish and excited about …

Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween?

What makes trick-or-treaters happy is candy. And more candy is better, right?<p>Well, it turns out that might not actually be the case. A few years ago researchers did a study on Halloween night where some trick-or-treaters were given a candy bar, and others were given the candy bar and a piece of …

A galaxy called Mirach’s Ghost

The bright star here is Beta Andromedae, aka Mirach. Look closely, and you’ll also see Mirach’s Ghost, a faint galaxy, in the upper right of the …

Halloween witch: is a travel sickness drug behind flying broomstick myth?

Scopolamine, an ingredient of over-the-counter remedies, could be at the root of stories about witches riding broomsticks<p>At Halloween, images of witches flying across the night sky astride broomsticks are everywhere. The myth that witches could fly with the help of their broomsticks has been around …

Discovery of Earth-like planet Kepler-78b raises hopes of more

Scientists have found the most similar planet to Earth so far discovered, which is only a little bigger and seems to be made of very similar materials.<p>Describing the results in Nature, two independent teams of scientists found the planet has a diameter of 9,200 miles (around 1.2 times that of …

Kepler telescope discovers Earth-like planet Kepler-78b - video

Scientists have found the first planet beyond the solar system which is the same size, and has the same proportions of iron and rock, as Earth. Kepler-78b, named after the Kepler space telescope that discovered it, is 400 light years away. It orbits very close to its host star, completing an orbit …

A Brief History of Life on Mars

David Bowie is far from the only person to wonder about life on Mars. From microbes to Martians, we examine the topic with all due gravity.<p>David Bowie is far from the only person to wonder about life on Mars. From microbes to Martians, we examine the topic with all due gravity.

Adam Levine: "How I Got Over My Commitment Phobia"

Even men who say they'll never get hitched may change their tune—Adam's proof<p><i>"You know, I still don't think you have to get married, unless you meet someone that makes you want to marry them. And then you marry them and it's wonderful."</i><p>-Maroon 5 singer and <i>The Voice</i> coach Adam Levine last night on</i> …

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George Clooney Talks Girlfriend Rumors, Sets the Record Straight

Since regaining his eligible-bachelor status this past summer after splitting with Stacy Keibler, George Clooney has been linked to a series of …

Bette Midler Loves 'Hocus Pocus' As Much As You Do

Bette Midler loves "Hocus Pocus" as much as you.<p>Midler, better known as Winnifred Sanderson, stopped by "Katie" this week and told host Katie Couric that "Hocus Pocus" is one of her favorite films.<p>"Oh, I love it. I love it," Midler said. "We made at before the tidal wave of Halloween happened. Now …

Kristin Cavallari Pregnant With Her Second Child

Kristin Cavallari is pregnant!<p>E! News confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 30) that Cavallari is expecting baby No. 2 with her husband Jay Cutler. The happy news comes just 14 months after the birth of her first child, Camden.<p>The former "Hills" star tweeted her thanks to those offering their congrats.<p>It might …

Why Freida Pinto And Dev Patel Are The Most Underrated Couple Ever

Everyone's talking about Kimye, Brangelina and Ben & Jen. And we get it -- they're adorable. But dare we say there's a <i>more</i> adorable couple out there?<p>Freida Pinto and Dev Patel are officially the most underrated couple in Hollywood.<p><i>Here's why:</i><p><b>They met on the set of "Slumdog Millionaire" in 2008, and</b> …

The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2013 (So Far!)

Celebrities are always a little ahead of the game, right? That's why it was no surprise to see celebrities dressed up and out and about days before …

The President's Devotional: What Obama 'Did In Secret' In Newtown (EXCERPT)

<i>Excerpted from THE PRESIDENT’S DEVOTIONAL: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama, by Joshua DuBois by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins. Copyright © Joshua DuBois 2013.</i><p><b>By Joshua Dubois</b><p>The White House is not supposed to be a place for brokenness. Sheer, shattered, …

Making 'the best driver's car in the world': A closer look at McLaren's P1 hypercar

McLaren's base of operations for both car development and production lies a few minutes outside of Woking, an unassuming mid-sized town in the middle of the UK. The low-rise, stylish facilities appear from nowhere, and as I sit inside a company car, waiting to get waved through one of many security …

Sun erupts with two big solar flares

The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth.<p>The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on the space weather scale at 4:01 a.m. ET (0801 GMT) Friday, then followed with an X.2-class event at 11:03 a.m. …

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Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

Astronauts And Mice Return From Space With Altered Eyes

About one in five astronauts report vision changes after space missions. A new, small study in mice takes a look at what might cause those changes at a molecular level.<p>When he rocketed up to the International Space Station in March 2009, NASA astronaut Mike Barratt needed glasses to see things in …