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Nigeria army imposes curfew in Maiduguri

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How far away is Deneb?

The star Deneb – part of the famous Summer Triangle – is one of the most distant stars you can see with your eye alone. Why don’t we know its …

Noah's Ark and the Great Flood: Did it Really Happen?

<i>“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great</i> …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Week in Review

Inside Flipboard / May 17, 2013<p>This week provided a rude awakening about the perils of life in the Information Age. On Wall Street, many were …

Super-Bright Explosion Seen on the Moon

If you were looking up at the Moon on March 17, 2013 at 03:50:55 UTC, you might have seen one of the brightest “lunar flashes” ever witnessed. And it …

Huge Asteroid to Fly Past Earth This Month

A big asteroid will cruise by Earth at the end of the month, making its closest approach to our planet for at least the next two centuries.<p>The May 31 …

A huge explosion on the sun will deal Earth a glancing blow today (May 17) but should not pose a threat to the planet, scientists say. http://bit.ly/Z1NCSE NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of the X1.2 class solar flare on May 14, 2013. Space weather forecasters "estimate a 40 percent chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the cloud arrives," astronomer Tony Phillips wrote today on Spaceweather.com.

Bigger than an ocean liner, asteroid 1998 QE2 will zip by Earth this month

<i>By Mike Wall<br>Space.com</i><p>A big asteroid will cruise by Earth at the end of the month, making its closest approach to our planet for at least the next two centuries.<p>The May 31 flyby of asteroid 1998 QE2, which is about 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) long, poses no threat to Earth. The space rock will come …

Moon Explosion Sparked By Meteorite Crash On Lunar Surface, NASA Says (VIDEO)

By: Clara Moskowitz<p>Published: 05/17/2013 11:20 AM EDT on SPACE.com<p>The moon has a new hole on its surface thanks to a boulder that slammed into it in March, creating the biggest explosion scientists have seen on the moon since they started monitoring it.<p>The meteorite crashed on March 17, slamming …

Opportunity Mars Rover Blazes Past 40 Year Old Space Driving Record

Now more than 9 years and counting into her planned mere 90 day mission to Mars, NASA’s legendary Opportunity rover has smashed past another space …

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10 Terrifying Planets You Don't Want To Visit

Space exploration is a grand adventure. Its mystery has always captivated us and the inevitable discoveries to come will add to the many cosmological …

Bill Gates reflects: Steve Jobs, old rivalries, and Foundation future

Bill Gates has described his final meeting with Steve Jobs, in an emotional interview with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose in which he recalled his rival …

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Web radio station gives smaller churches high-tech way to spread Gospel

By Hamil R. Harris<p>, Reporter<p>As a child, Pastor Wayne Green saw his father use radio and television to build Free Gospel Deliverance Temple into one of the largest Pentecostal ministries in the Washington area.<p>Now the 56-year-old leader of the Armor of Light Christian Worship Center in Bowie is …

What Nawaz Sharif's win means for Pakistan's neighbours

<b>Nawaz Sharif's astonishing victory at the polls is certain to be welcomed by neighbours and other countries in the region hoping for a more stable Pakistan - but much will depend on how effectively he is able to work with the Pakistani army, writes Ahmed Rashid.</b><p>Mr Sharif was twice prime minister in …

Under the black flag of al-Qaeda, the Syrian city ruled by gangs of extremists

The black flag of al-Qaeda flies high over Raqqa’s main square in front of the smart new governor’s palace, its former occupant last seen in their prison. Their fighters, clad also in black, patrol the streets, or set up positions behind sandbags.<p>The Islamists smashed up one of the two shops that …

Ancient Arctic was warm, wet, and green. What that says about the future - http://bit.ly/17RUeU8 Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio/NASA/Reuters/File

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …

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