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First quilter in space: NASA astronaut plans to turn orbital rags to stitches

When astronaut Karen Nyberg is launched to the International Space Station, she’ll bring something entirely new to the space frontier: the art of quilting.<p>"I enjoy sewing and quilting," she explained during a televised interview from Moscow. "I am bringing some fabric with me, and thread. I'm …

Florida Prom-Bound Teens Exit Limo to Rescue Car Crash Victims

Decked out in tuxedos and ball gowns, 20 prom-bound high school seniors and their limousine driver came to the rescue after a van overturned on a …

APOD: Four X-class Flares (2013 May 16) Image Credit: NASA, Solar Dynamics Observatory, GSFC http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130516.html Explanation: Swinging around the Sun's eastern limb on Monday, a group of sunspots labeled active region AR1748 has produced the first four X-class solar flares of 2013 in less than 48 hours. In time sequence clockwise from the top left, flashes from the four were captured in extreme ultraviolet images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Ranked according to their peak brightness in X-rays, X-class flares are the most powerful class and are frequently accompanied by coronal mass ejections (CMEs), massive clouds of high energy plasma launched into space. But CMEs from the first three flares were not Earth-directed, while one associated with the fourth flare may deliver a glancing blow to the Earth's magnetic field on May 18. Also causing temporary radio blackouts, AR1748 is likely not finished. Still forecast to have a significant chance of producing strong flares, the active region is rotating into more direct view across the Sun's nearside. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News051513-ar1748.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130516 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0516

The UK's summer wildlife spectaculars

Natural History Museum

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it's a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.<p>The water samples came from holes drilled …

Failure of Nasa's Kepler telescope puts search for another Earth in peril

Nasa's hunt for other planets that could harbour life faces a setback: its Kepler space telescope is broken and, since it is in orbit around the Sun, …

Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997.<p>"The issue of legislation on human cloning is about to get hot again," says Hank …

Chuck Muncie dies at age 60

Former NFL running back Chuck Muncie has died of a heart attack at the age of 60.<p>"Sadly, we have learned of the untimely passing of Chuck Muncie," …

Tom Benson

Melvin Ingram tears left ACL

Linebacker Melvin Ingram suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the San Diego Chargers announced in a statement.<p>The left knee injury was …

Rutgers hires Julie Hermann as AD

Rutgers has hired Louisville senior associate athletic director Julie Hermann as its new athletic director.<p>Hermann replaces former athletic director …

Dwyane Wade starting for Heat

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat had Dwyane Wade in the starting lineup for Wednesday night's Game 5 of the playoff series against the Chicago Bulls.<p>Wade, who …

Player denies he was abused by hockey coach

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A former Alaska-Anchorage hockey player acknowledges he was hit by his former coach with a stick during practice, but he said that it didn't rise to the level of the abuse allegation being made by a former teammate.<p>"I am not denying that there was an incident, but I will say in my …

ACC could play tourney at MSG

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. --<br>ACC commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league is interested in playing men's basketball tournaments at Madison Square …

Dwyane Wade, Heat come alive in 4th to eliminate Bulls

MIAMI -- Knowing his team needed him at his best, Dwyane Wade retreated to the Miami Heat locker room after the third quarter for some quick …

Basketball

Grizzlies vs. Thunder Game 5, NBA Playoffs 2013: Zach Randolph, Grizzlies advance with 88-84 win

Kevin Durant had a chance to tie the game after his squad trailed by double-digits with under three minutes to go, but he missed, just as he had all night.<p>Zach Randolph bodied everybody Oklahoma City threw his way, and the Grizzlies' defense flustered Kevin Durant as Memphis advanced to the Western …

Razer Blackwidow Mechanical Keyboard

All outta bubblegum<p>Full mechanical keys with 50g actuation force<br>• Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording<br>• Regular & Travel/Tournament …

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Kree Harrison Battles Candice Glover

MAY<p>15<p>5 YEARS<p>8:59 PM PDT 5/15/2013 by Erin Carlson<p>The judges have apparently decided on who they'd like to win. Will the rest of America follow …

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Three Early-Hybrid Energy-Storage Fears that Never Materialized – Feature

When hybrids first nosed through auto-show curtains at the turn of the century, we were intrigued by their fresh approach to more efficient propulsion. At the time, skeptics raised a few potential battery pitfalls—concerns that have now been disproven.<p><b>MYTH #1:</b> The naysayers predicted that depleted …

Farewell Lock and Key: Hello Lock and Phone

The trend towards the automated home is one that we’re pretty on board with. No, we’re not quite ready for robots to make home cooked dinners, but we do like when those little things you do every single day are made more efficient. Today’s case in point is Kevo, a new digital lock that lets you …

15 Ways 20-Somethings Ruin Their Twenties

1. Letting themselves get out of shape. If you’ve ever watched <i>The Biggest Loser</i> and questioned the contestants desire, based on their struggles — …

Malaria parasite lures mosquito to human odour

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/978000/978718_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532453398_59b51afc9d7aa96a8e00c3093aba754e<p><b>Mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite are more attracted to human body odour than uninfected insects, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers …

Mosquitoes

The Things Happy People Know

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/11FOMFa<p>Happy people know that everything is fleeting. They know that the struggles they face will …

Moto Fantasy in central Oregon lets you ride a classic as part of your epic moto vacation. Full story: http://bit.ly/YRYt1m