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Ukraine army plane shot down by rebels

Separatist rebels have shot down a Ukrainian army plane as fighting raged in the eastern town of Slavyansk.<p>A spokesman for Ukraine’s so-called anti-terrorist operation confirmed a plane carrying humanitarian aid had been shot down.<p>Meanwhile, hundreds of children have been evacuated from troubled …

Congress Asks NASA About Rifts in US-Russia Spaceflight Partnership

Congress is concerned that a serious rift may be developing in the longstanding spaceflight partnership between Russia and the United States.<p>Today …

Space Exploration

The Week In Numbers: The Rise Of Bed Bugs, A Portable X-Ray Machine, And More

<b>2,500 mph</b>: the speed attained this year by the six-passenger Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites Spaceship Two, the first commercial spacecraft to exceed Mach 1<p><b>99 percent</b>: the portion of American exterminators that have encountered bed bug infestations in the past year, up from only 11 percent more …

Millennials souring on Obama?

Young people helped elect President Obama in 2008 and 2012, but they’re giving him low marks now.<p>The wide-ranging poll of 18- to 29-year-olds, released Wednesday morning by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, found that America’s young people are disillusioned with Obama’s tenure in office and …

NASA Detects Water on Five Planets

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has discovered signs of water vapor on five Jupiter-sized planets outside the solar system.<p>But the fiery planets are not …

Microsoft Should Be Worried About Google’s Chromebooks

Just ahead of the holiday shopping season, Microsoft ramped up its FUD machine and launched the next phase of its infamous anti-Google Scroogled campaign last week. This time, the company is targeting Chromebooks, Google’s cheap ChromeOS-based, web-centric laptops. Why is Microsoft worried about …