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David Bowie changed the very meaning of being a rock star

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

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Three-car wreck involving black bear leaves 3 dead, 8 injured in Florida

A rare car crash involving a black bear and a chain reaction left three people dead and eight injured in Florida, authorities said.<p>A woman in an SUV hit the 300-pound black bear in a dark, remote road Sunday night, leaving her stranded at Big Cypress Seminole Reservation in the Everglades.<p>A group …

Sleepy space probe New Horizons awakens for close-up with Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three billion miles away from Earth, in an unchartered slice of our solar system, a small space probe is shaking off its deep sleep and getting ready to become the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its moons.<p>It's the "beginning of the mission's primary objective: the exploration of Pluto …

George Lucas doesn't care about the new Star Wars trailer

The creator of the <i>Star Wars</i> movies hasn't seen the trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. In an interview with <i>Page Six</i>, George Lucas was asked what he thought of the promising 88-second teaser for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. "I don't know anything about it," he replied. " I haven't seen it …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …