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Pink Wants Another Baby So Her Daughter Willow Will Have 'A Lifelong Friend'

Lady-rocker Pink's soft side is showing.<p>The "Just Give Me A Reason" singer is a whirlwind of girl-power who's known for tearing up the stage, but she wants to take things a step further; she's ready to up the ante in her role as "Mom."<p>The 34-year-old was recently named Billboard's Woman of the …

Surgeons Discover Quirky Knee Ligament All Over Again

About 150 years ago, a prestigious surgeon in Paris found a new body part while dissecting cadavers. He described the structure as a pearly, "fibrous band" on the outside of the bones in the knee.<p>That sure sounds like a ligament. But nobody really gave it much thought. And poof! Over the next …

APOD: Solar Eclipse from Uganda (2013 Nov 08) Image Credit & Copyright: Jaime Vilinga - collaboration / Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131108.html Explanation: The Sun's disk was totally eclipsed for a brief 20 seconds as the Moon's dark umbral shadow raced across Pokwero in northwestern Uganda on November 3rd. So this sharp telescopic view of totality in clear skies from the central African locale was much sought after by eclipse watchers. In the inspiring celestial scene the Moon just covers the overwhelmingly bright photosphere, the lower, normally visible layer of the Sun's atmosphere. Extending beyond the photosphere, the reddish hydrogen alpha glow of the solar chromosphere outlines the lunar silhouette, fading into the Sun's tenuous, hot, outer atmosphere or corona. Planet-sized prominences reaching beyond the limb of the active Sun adorn the edges of the silhouette, including a cloud of glowing plasma separated from the chromosphere near the 1 o'clock position. http://www.iap.fr/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131108 #APOD

Stunning Snapshots of Sunday’s Solar Eclipse

Changing Planet<p>This amazing shot of the partial solar eclipse on the morning of November 3 was taken from Kearny, New Jersey, on a hill overlooking Manhattan. Credit: Chris Cook<p><b>Sky-watchers in most of the Western Hemisphere were treated to a rare solar eclipse on November 3, and many captured</b> …

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This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

Snowden used colleagues' passwords to access secret files, report says

Edward Snowden was able to download so many secret documents in part because he persuaded as many as 25 of his colleagues to give him their logins and passwords, according to a new report. According to Reuters, Snowden told colleagues at a National Security Agency base in Hawaii that he needed …

Pakistani Taliban selects hardliner Mullah Fazlullah as new leader

A militant commander who ordered the assassination of the schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been chosen as the new head of the Pakistani Taliban.<p>The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah, a notorious hardliner committed to overthrowing the Pakistani state, will be greeted with dread by the government in …