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Where do you long to return to? Photo via MatadorU student Melissa Alvarado Sierra

Goophone to launch $100 iPhone 5C clone, still KIRFing it

Goophone's shaping up to be an enduring passenger aboard the iPhone clone train. Hence, it comes as absolutely no surprise that it's conjuring up an iPhone 5C copy months after it released an iPhone 5S of its own. Despite popular belief that the 5C will be more affordable than the typical iPhone, …

Library acts as America's hard drive

There’s more than one site for the Library of Congress, and some of its campuses can be pretty far outside of the Beltway and off the beaten path, while still serving an important job.<p>Located 70 miles southwest of D.C., the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus is in Culpeper, Va. In a thick, sturdy …

100,000 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars

Mars One wants to send humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in 2022. Four individuals will be selected out of the more than 100,000 that have already applied, according to the Dutch nonprofit. But would members of such an expedition, estimated to cost $6 billion, survive the trip?<p>The Obama …

Anonymous donor gives £100,000 to keep Jane Austen's ring in Britain

An anonymous donor has bestowed £100,000 to save a gold and topaz ring owned by Jane Austen from being shipped out of the UK by American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, within days of Jane Austen's House Museum starting a fundraising campaign to save the piece.<p>Clarkson, an Austen fan who owns a first …

Perseids 2013: Meteor shower peaks again on last night to enjoy show

Stargazers, you've got one more night to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, one of the best meteor showers of 2013, so make the most of it.<p>The meteor shower is expected to put on almost as good a display Monday night into Tuesday morning as it did on Sunday night, and as you can see in the photo …

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Congress starts looking into Bitcoin

A Senate committee is pressing federal regulators and law enforcement officials to explain how they plan to oversee Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as the issue gains increasing attention from government officials concerned about the role these new markets will play in the future.<p>The Senate …

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Barack Obama: US 'won't retreat from the world'

The US will not stop "standing up for human rights and dignity for people wherever they live", nor shy away from combating terrorism, says President Obama.<p>President Barack Obama says security threats will never lead the <b>US</b> to retreat from the world and that Americans "don't get terrorized."<p><b>Mr …