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Fireball lit up Texas sky, NASA says - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: A photo previously accompanying this story was not of Saturday's meteor event and has been removed.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- What burns five times brighter than a full moon and flies through the air with its tail sticking out behind it?<p>Many Texas residents reported seeing a meteor streaming across …

Ant Fight Creates Liquid With Properties Never Before Seen In Nature

Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.<p>There are not many creatures that can stand up to fire ants, nor their famously painful sting. Besides causing discomfort in mammals like humans (I've been stung, and it doesn't feel great), this venom has potent insect-killing powers, with the ability …

Insects

Perseids meteor shower and supermoon offer divine heavenly show

A dramatic supermoon is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher's calendar.<p>Given a dark, clear sky in a normal year, it is common to see more than 100 of the meteors an hour during the second week in August. But this year the Perseids …

Our Solar System Coalesced From Giant Dust Cloud, Scientists Say

Astronomers have traced the growth of Earth's solar system back to its cosmic womb, before the sun and planets were born.<p>The solar system coalesced from a huge cloud of dust and gas that was isolated from the rest of the Milky Way galaxy for up to 30 million years before the sun's birth nearly 4.6 …

First Nation Tribe Discovers Grizzly Bear "Highway" in Its Backyard

A new study reveals that more grizzlies live among Canada's Heiltsuk people than they suspected.<p>Grizzly bears and aboriginal tribes in Canada have lived with each other for thousands of years. But one First Nation tribe, the Heiltsuk of British Columbia, was surprised to discover just how many …

Medal of Honor recipient says award is for his fallen brothers

The newest Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, said he wanted the nation not to remember his name, but those of the nine men who were killed in one of the fiercest fights of the war in Afghanistan.<p>"Valor was everywhere that day and the real heroes are the nine men who …

Toyota reveals fuel-cell vehicle sedan

Toyota introduced its fuel-cell vehicle, the FCV, in Japan recently, with production sheet metal and a coat of medium blue metallic paint. It will go …

James Rodriguez: Real Madrid's Gain Is Colombia's Loss

James Rodriguez is the third Colombian to play for Real Madrid after Freddy Rincon and Edwin Congo.<p>Amid the euphoria of the World Cup in Brazil and signing for Real Madrid yesterday, the question is whether Colombia will ever see James play the same way in a World Cup again. Due to the intensity of …

Cristiano Ronaldo cannot disguise his horror as he appears on Japanese game show

Cristiano Ronaldo is probably regretting going on this Japanese TV show.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed his post-World Cup unwinding in Japan.<p>Or at least enjoyed most of it.<p>Ah, apart from that bit when he went on a TV show and was greeted by a crazed presenter wobbling a strange … thing in his mouth. …

Houston Rockets Are 'Moving Quickly' To Trade Jeremy Lin

Now that the domino has fallen, the Houston Rockets are expected to offer Chris Bosh a four-year, $96 million max contract. But first they have to …

NBA

God Loves Cleveland

Why LeBron James — unparalleled NBA genius, heir to Michael (and Larry and Magic) — went home<p>Yeah, I read LeBron James’s classy letter in <i>Sports</i> …

Lebron James

The buzz at Vegas Summer League

LAS VEGAS -- Summer league is the closest thing the NBA has to an industry conclave, and industry conclaves tend to be more about the chatter than …

Maloof is a State of Mind. | The Diss.

When reports began to surface that the Sacramento Kings were pursuing Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith – the mercurial, handsomely-paid forward who …

Phil Jackson Writes That Kobe Bryant Drove Away Dwight Howard

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson continues to churn out prose for his latest book, Eleven Rings.<p>In a newly-released excerpt of the …

Watch Kobe Bryant hit a home run in Richard Sherman's charity softball game

After spending much of the 2013-14 NBA season on the sidelines, Kobe Bryant is making the most of his summer and showing off his skills in sports other than basketball. Earlier this summer, he played soccer at a clinic in Brazil during the World Cup. And this weekend in Richard Sherman’s celebrity …

Video: Kobe Bryant talks meeting with Apple’s Ive, compares product design to basketball

In May, we broke the news that Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant spent the day in Cupertino, California with Apple Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive. Today, in an interview with Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman, Bryant confirmed the meeting with Ive and shared some details behind the …

LeBron James wows fans in Hong Kong with basketball skills in latest stop on China tour

LeBron James put on a demonstration of his basketball skills in Hong Kong, the midway stop on his tour through China.<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers star helped run some local fans through basketball drills in the former British colony on Wednesday. And then he showed off with a few moves of his own, …