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This Watch Has Been to the Moon, and Could Be Worth Millions

Of the 12 astronauts who have ever walked on the moon, all did so wearing the same exact watch, a NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster.<p>But on the Apollo 15 mission in 1971, Commander David Scott's watch broke during his second day of traversing the lunar surface. So on his third and final day on the moon, …

Pacific Ocean

Oil rig count climbs for 5th straight week

The oil rig count climbed again this week, according to driller Baker Hughes.<p>Producers brought 2 oil rigs online, taking the total count to 674. The gas rig count was unchanged at 211.<p>Last week, oil rigs climbed for a fourth straight week, also by 2.<p>Shortly after the release, West Texas …

Oil

Bobbi Kristina Brown laid to rest in New Jersey

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Pregnancy

Knitting Traditions Hold Strong on the Shetland Islands

A story about knitting in the Shetland Islands from NPR’s Weekend Edition popped into my Facebook feed over the weekend. It looks like the story …

Curls galore! @curly_casey

The flying car gets another shot at reality this October

Outside of goofy newscasters referencing <i>The Jetsons</i> and <i>Back to the Future 2</i>, flying cars don't get much airtime these days. The concept is far from dead, but similarly distant from viable reality: simply put, it's too expensive of an idea to exist as a consumer product with modern technology. …

US Navy's Triton UAV completes first cross-country flight

While Triton -- the US Navy's largest unmanned craft -- might have no one in the cockpit, it still requires a hefty ground team to keep it (safely) in the air. Never more so than on a recently completed cross-country flight. Back in March, the Northrop Grumman craft completed initial flight …

Top 10 Art Shows This Fall

<i>Mariam Suhail, "Vase Of Flowers," 2014.</i><p>Now that the fall art season is well underway, we've picked the Top 10 global art shows to see this season.<p><b>1. Alexandre Singh, "The Chorus" Galerie Art : Concept, Paris, September 6-October 18</b><p>"The Chorus" is part of a larger, three-act theatrical project that …

Art