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New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

Brain scans reveal which 'vegetative' patients are alert, trapped in bodies

A man who had appeared to have been in a vegetative state for 12 years knew his name and knew where he was, Canadian researchers report in a study showing it’s possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious.<p>Three people tested using a special …

The Brain

Commission rules Samsung infringed Apple's patents

The International Trade Commission Friday ruled that Samsung had infringed on patents owned by Apple relating to its iPhones.<p>Apple scored another victory in its ongoing legal battle with smartphone competitor Samsung.<p>The International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Samsung had violated two of …

Forced marriages: School holidays prompt warning

<b>Teachers, doctors and airport staff need to be alert to the problem of forced marriages over the school holidays, the government has warned.</b><p>Ministers said there were concerns about teenagers being taken abroad thinking they were going on holiday but being forced into marriage instead.<p>Figures …

Why Didn't The Store Just Let Oprah Buy The $38,000 Handbag?

On the list of things to be outraged about at the moment, I'll admit this isn't at the top: The Swiss tourism office apologized to Oprah on Friday because she wasn't allowed to buy a $38,000 designer handbag while recently shopping in Switzerland. Poor lil' Oprah. *sad face*<p>It does make me wonder, …

Are Seniors Souring on the Republican Party?

The GOP has lost more support among voters over 65 than any other demographic group in recent months, according to a new poll.<p>As bad as things get for Republicans -- with women, with minorities, with youths -- there's always been one group they can count on: the old. But now one Democratic pollster …

Planned Parenthood in fight-or-settle dilemma over anti-abortion lawfare

The Christian right's new tactic in its war on abortion is recruiting former PPFA affiliate employees for 'whistleblower' lawsuits<p>Whistleblowers are the good guys, right? They cry foul on charlatans and overreaching governments. But what if your urge to disclose is lubricated by the promise of a …

Jesus Needs Reza Aslan, Author of 'Zealot'

Kirsten Powers talks to the writer about why Muslims rarely write about Christianity.<p>What is it about Reza Aslan that has unhinged so many people?<p>The …

Associated Press News

In Iowa, Donald Trump warns Republicans about Hillary, immigration

AMES, Iowa -- Donald Trump on Saturday made his first-ever political visit to Iowa, speaking to conservative Christians, stoking speculation about his political plans and labeling the United States a "laughingstock" during an interview with NBC News.<p>He warned the Family Leadership Summit in an …

Associated Press News

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Friendship Bracelets, All Grown Up

Beloved by summer campers, these knotted bracelets also make great adult accessories.

Friendship

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Ruban Cassette

Qui n'aimait pas se balancer étant enfant! Inspirés par nos amis de Montréal, petit mari et moi avons fabriqué une belle grande balançoire pour …

How To Install Penny Tile (And Lots Of It)

We did it. We tiled the entire back wall of our kitchen in a counter-to-ceiling backsplash move that we like to call Project Crazy, and we lived to …

Have you considered copper penny tiles for your next project?

<i>The fate of the American One Cent piece is yet to be determined. Will we follow Canada's lead, discontinuing the faithful penny? Well, keep saving</i> …

Coffee & Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 614

Acetaminophen Can Cause Rare, Serious Skin Disorders, FDA Warns

Taking acetaminophen causes rare but potentially deadly skin reactions in some people, the Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.<p>The goal is not to scare people off Tylenol and other acetaminophen-based pain relievers, which are among the most popular medications in the United States, …

Cruz: I didn't say 'surrender caucus'

As Sen. Ted Cruz continued his campaign to get Republicans to shut down the federal government unless Obamacare is defunded, he distanced himself Wednesday morning from remarks his chief of staff made about other Republicans.<p>He continued, though, his language against the party in general, saying …

The Internet Made the Military Stop Selling Playboy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The military will finally stop selling nudie magazines at on-post shops run by the Army and Air …

Decades of books have vanished because of US copyright protections

Last year I wrote about some very interesting research being done by Paul J. Heald at the University of Illinois, based on software that crawled Amazon for a random selection of books. At the time, his results were only preliminary, but they were nevertheless startling: There were as many books …

Books

Christie: No time for beer with Paul

Gov. Chris Christie has dismissed a suggestion from Sen. Rand Paul for a truce after the Kentucky lawmaker invited the New Jersey governor for a beer in Washington, D.C., so that they could “kiss and makeup.”<p>“I’m running for reelection in New Jersey, I don’t really have time for that at the …

New antibiotic that attacks MRSA found in ocean microbe

<b>A completely new and unusual antibiotic compound has been extracted from a marine microorganism found in sediments off the coast of California.</b><p>The discovery of genuinely novel antibiotics is rare, and experts say resistance to the drugs poses a grave threat to human health.<p>US scientists say the new …

Poll: 54% want GOP to move right

Two-thirds of Republicans want their party to change its direction, and more than half say they want the party to become more conservative, according to a new poll.<p>When asked if Republicans just need to make a stronger case on its positions or whether it needs to reconsider some of those positions, …