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Pluto image revealed by Nasa offers closest look yet at dwarf planet

Nasa has released the most detailed picture yet taken of dwarf planet Pluto, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft.<p>Taken from a distance of 8m kilometres, the relative close-up of the icy world on the fringes of the solar system was sent back to earth on 8 July.<p>A distinct heart shape can be seen …

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4 Financial Mistakes Our Parents Made and How to Avoid Them

You can learn a thing or four from Mom and Dad… such as how not to handle investing, spending and saving.<p>News flash, Starting Outers: Mom and Dad …

Paleontologists discover dinosaur tail in northern Mexico | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A team of paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of a 72 million-year-old dinosaur tail in a desert in northern Mexico, the country’s National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH) said on Monday.<p>Apart from being unusually well preserved, the 5 meter …

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

Nearly a week after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama made his feelings about the situation clear: race and racism had a lot to do with Martin’s death, and the country needs to start grappling with what that means.<p>In arguably the most direct and …

Marvel and Joss Whedon announce 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' to cap off Comic-Con panel

Marvel is capping off Saturday night here at Comic-Con 2013, and Joss Whedon just took the stage and revealed that the name of the sequel to <i>The Avengers</i> will be <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>. The reveal came at the end of a brief teaser, with the camera rotating around an image of Tony Stark's Iron Man …

For First Time, Astronomers Read Exoplanet's Color

Astronomers have determined that an alien planet is blue like Earth.<p><b>A giant gaseous planet that's orbiting a star 63 light-years away is a deep cobalt blue that's reminiscent of Earth's color as seen from space, scientists say, marking the first time an exoplanet's true color has been …

Black Americans Welcome Obama's Entry To Race Discussion

As soon as he made his remarks on race Friday, President Obama was part of an intense conversation around the nation.<p>In dozens of cities across the country on Saturday, protesters held coordinated rallies and vigils over the not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon …

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8 reasons our economy is more dysfunctional than ever

Self-sacrifice, fear and lowered expectations are the new normal in post-recession America<p>There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady …

King David's Palace Found Near Jerusalem, Archaeologists Say

King David’s palace was discovered by a team of archaeologists, who said the ruins near Jerusalem are “indisputable proof” there was authority in …

The son of former Cuban president Fidel Castro has taken his own life, according to stunning reports

The first born son of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Jr. or Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday …

Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …

Batman and Superman to team up in new film

<b>Superman and Batman are to appear in the same film for the first time, it has been revealed, to the delight of many fans of the popular characters.</b><p>The surprise announcement was made by Zack Snyder, who directed the most recent Superman film Man of Steel.<p>But speaking at a comic convention in San …

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APOD: The Seasons of Saturn (2013 Jul 21) Image Credit: R. G. French (Wellesley College) et al., NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130721.html Explanation: Since Saturn's axis is tilted as it orbits the Sun, Saturn has seasons, like those of planet Earth ... but Saturn's seasons last for over seven years. So what season is it on Saturn now? Orbiting the equator, the tilt of the rings of Saturn provides quite a graphic seasonal display. Each year until 2016, Saturn's rings will be increasingly apparent after appearing nearly edge-on in 2009. The ringed planet is also well placed in evening skies providing a grand view as summer comes to Saturn's northern hemisphere and winter to the south. The Hubble Space Telescope took the above sequence of images about a year apart, starting on the left in 1996 and ending on the right in 2000. Although they look solid, Saturn's Rings are likely less than 50 meters thick and consist of individually orbiting bits of ice and rock ranging in size from grains of sand to barn-sized boulders. http://heritage.stsci.edu/2001/15/ http://hubblesite.org/news/2001/15 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130721 #APOD

Dodd-Frank at three: time to reform the financial reform act

With eager anticipation of its salutary effects on an ailing American financial system, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and …

IRS Investigator In Political Crossfire

The investigation into the IRS scandal has become politicized. Who would have thought? Ben Jacobs reports.<p>J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector …