Emily Mansfield

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100,000 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars

Mars One wants to send humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in 2022. Four individuals will be selected out of the more than 100,000 that have already applied, according to the Dutch nonprofit. But would members of such an expedition, estimated to cost $6 billion, survive the trip?<p>The Obama …

Obama Administration

Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder Released From Jail After 20 Years

A judge last week vacated Larry Lamb's 1993 murder conviction, and prosecutors dismissed the charges Tuesday, said one of Lamb's attorneys, Christine Mumma of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence.<p>"He plans to go back home to Mount Olive," she said as she stood outside the Wake Correctional …

Crime

Settling in Sinkhole Alley: 'If you live in Florida they're just a fact of life'

Every couple of weeks, Lisa Jaudon climbs into her car and takes the short five-mile drive to the tiny Florida town of Seffner, then sits for a while looking across the fenced-off plot of land where her home of 21 years used to be.<p>There's little to see there now. Just a giant void that once …

Pentagon Details Plan To Extend Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it is extending full benefits to the same-sex spouses of service members and civilian employees.<p>The move is an effort to bring Pentagon policies in line with a Supreme Court decision that found the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.<p>"The …

Overdevelopment widens Florida sinkhole problem

Sinkholes may be as old as the earth itself, but the increase in sinkhole activity is new. The rush to reason why has put scientists, engineers and real estate developers at odds.<p>Some geological experts believe the sinkhole activity is increasing because developers are pumping more water out of the …

Real Estate

Coffee Can't Decide Whether It Wants to Kill You or Make You Immortal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new study from the Mayo Clinic has found that coffee is the nectar of death and that drinking four …

'Obama phone' supporters at odds

This time the “Obama phone” fight isn’t about how to kill the beleaguered subsidy program but how to save it.<p>Less than two years after regulators overhauled the low-income phone service known as Lifeline, supporters are turning on each other over additional reforms. Their biggest beef: how to …

The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, …

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