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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Why Can't I Put Metal in the Microwave?

Chisel-Toothed Beasts Push Back Origin of Mammals

Jurassic skeletons show that early mammals didn't just hide in the undergrowth.<p>Squirrel-size mammals scampered through the trees above dinosaurs' heads, newfound Chinese fossils show, revising our image of the first furry beasts. Three newly described species suggest that mammals evolved earlier, …

After daughter’s death, parents plead for forgiveness of her $200K student-loan debt

For Steve and Darnelle Mason, coping with the 2009 death of their daughter Lisa is traumatic enough, but the California couple’s continued struggle to pay off her student loan debt — which they say exceeds $200,000 —has made recovery even more difficult.<p>Since lenders haven’t forgiven the debt, the …

Activists Send Choco Pies Floating Into North Korea

A year after North Korea cracked down on Choco Pies — marshmallow-filled chocolate cakes originating in South Korea — activists in South Korea sent …

Drug Driving? Congress Debates Dangers of Driving Stoned

As states continue to relax marijuana laws, Congress on Thursday turned its attention to the tricky question of how to handle “drug driving.”<p>At a hearing titled “Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Operating While Stoned,” members of the House Oversight Committee debated how to best regulate drivers …

Rain of asteroids melted early Earth, boiled its oceans, study shows

When you look up at the moon's pockmarked face, you're actually staring at Earth's early history. The rain of asteroids that pummeled the lunar surface hit our planet too — it's just that erosion and plate tectonics blotted out the evidence. In fact, no rocks anywhere in the world survived to tell …

20 Biggest Songs of the Summer: The 2000s

20. Lifehouse, “Hanging by a Moment”<p>Lifehouse's debut single was a grunge-pop sleeper hit that wound up being the Hot 100's top song of 2001 – on the …

Jay Rockefeller Wants to Revolutionize How You Watch TV

Sen. Jay Rock­e­feller is get­ting ready to settle in­to re­tire­ment. But be­fore he does, he’d like to upend the en­tire tele­vi­sion …

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Complex Bread Wheat Genome Cracked

The genome of bread wheat contains a staggering 100,000 genes.<p>The genome of bread wheat, the grass-turned-crop whose cultivation ushered in the rise of civilization, has been mapped by an international consortium.<p>The genome's unusual size and form made the sequencing especially difficult for the …

Baby or Bruno? Pint-sized celeb lookalikes are too cute for words

Ever seen a baby who you swear looks just like a celebrity?<p>You may remember this one that went viral, of an amazing, tiny John Legend lookalike.<p>When the real John Legend took over the TODAY plaza, Thursday, we were inspired to call out for more babies who are A-list doppelgangers.<p>We asked you to …

9 things I wish I’d known about raising a girl

When you found out you were having a girl, you might have pictured spa pedicures and fancy tea parties and matching mommy-and-me dresses. Since you're a girl yourself, you probably figured you'd have the daughter deal all dialed in. But the truth is, your little lass will have a few surprises up …

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