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What the Rising Number of Single Dads Says About Fatherhood in General

Nearly a quarter of single parents in the United States are men—a sign of how all fathers are taking a more active role with their kids.<p>If my wife and I divorced, who would get the kid?<p>Obviously, if only for mental health reasons, this isn't the sort of hypothetical I want to spend any significant …

Explosion in Number of Potentially Habitable Worlds

Climate model predicts 60 billion water-friendly planets around red dwarf stars.<p><b>The number of potentially habitable worlds circling red dwarf stars—the most abundant type of star in our Milky Way galaxy—may have just doubled to 60 billion, a new study suggests.</b><p>Using global climate models originally …

Gettysburg Swells As Throngs Mark Civil War's Turning Point

About three dozen men dressed in Confederate Army uniforms woke Wednesday morning on historical campgrounds at the iconic Gettysburg battlefield. Soggy from the night's rain, they warmed themselves by the fire and cooked up bacon and potatoes.<p>The re-enactors joined hundreds of others camping out to …

NASA readies its rescue plan for planet-hunting Kepler probe

An artist's conception shows the Kepler observatory in space.<p>The team behind NASA's planet-hunting Kepler observatory says it will start trying to revive the ailing probe in mid- to late July.<p>Two of the four reaction wheels in Kepler's fine-pointing guidance system are out of commission, which has …

Space

Found! 3 super-Earth planets that could support alien life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.<p>An international team of scientists found three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least …

New texting app Invi aims to visually enhance SMS, not replace it

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Invi<p>There are already dozens of over-the-top messaging services in the mobile app stores and more are emerging each …

Heavy Storms Predicted Throughout U.S.

Where the U.S.—and Snowden—Could Go From Here

The NSA leaker is in a transit zone in a Moscow airport, and Putin refuses to extradite him. Now what?<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin has said Russia won't extradite Edward Snowden, saying the NSA leaker hasn't committed a crime on Russian soil and calling U.S. criticism of the country's actions …