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Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Starstruck<p>Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the …

Things you didn't know about the food at Walmart

It goes without saying that Walmart is nothing short of a business behemoth. It’s the world’s largest retailer and also the world’s largest grocer, with food and other grocery items accounting for more than half of all U.S. sales. Whether you’re a regular shopper or a critic who believes that …

Apollo 8’s Genesis broadcast - Video on NBCNews.com

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Flashback: Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson Join Wives on Holiday Tune

The 1970s were, arguably, the golden age of classic TV Christmas specials. Before variety shows and specials all but disappeared from the lineups of …

Watch David Gilmour Perform ‘Wish You Were Here’ at London’s Earls Court

<i>The Endless River</i> might mark “the end” of Pink Floyd, but that doesn’t mean David Gilmour will cease performing the band’s music. The guitarist made …

Can Our National Flagship Be Saved?

We step on board the SS United States—60 years after the superliner first appeared in Popular Science—and find a rusting but still spectacular icon<p>She's the most famous ship that never sank, and a technological triumph of her era. At her launch, she boasted the most extensive use of lightweight …

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View The Ruins Of Chernobyl By Drone

Dangerous, dirty, but certainly not dull<p>With all the symbolism of man’s hubris turned to dust, in 1986, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl melted down. The scale of the devastation was vast. A whole town, abandoned, was left to the elements. And in the decades since, the Ukrainian city of Pripyat has …

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Parents offended by Nutcracker Christmas tree

We haven’t even had time to hang the mistletoe and would you believe there are already skirmishes breaking out in the war on Christmas?<p>The latest yuletide battleground is Butler Elementary School in Belmont, Mass.<p>Over the years I’ve covered my fair share of anti-Christmas school house shenanigans. …

8 Places That Showcase Atomic Age Archaeology for Tourists

Eight places tell the story of the nuclear era.<p>By some reckonings, the Cold War began in 1945 at Trinity Site, New Mexico, with the explosion of the first atomic bomb, and ended 41 years later at Chernobyl, where the meltdown of a nuclear reactor became a precipitating event of the Soviet Union's …

Everyone Is At War In The New Season 4 Preview For ‘Person Of Interest’

The hit CBS drama <i>Person of Interest</i> returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, September 23, and John and Harold can’t get back to fighting Samaritan soon enough. Season 3 ended with the good guys going their separate ways as John Greer and Decima Technologies launched their own all-seeing …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Pictures of the year 2013: space - Telegraph

How to Build a Homemade Clapper to Adjust the Lights and Set the Mood

A sound-activated device that gives you more freedom than any store-bought clapper could wish for<p>One night, I was trying to draw a circuit on a chalkboard, but it became too dark to see. The next day I bought a new lamp, only to find that the board gave off too much glare. I needed a light I could …

Meet the Enemy of Killer Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies

One of most famous fungi in the world is the “zombie ant fungus”. It takes over the mind of an ant, causing it to climb up a branch and cling to the …

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Was the Christmas Star real?

Some possible astronomical explanations for the Star of Bethlehem or Christmas star.<p>The Star of Bethlehem – nowadays often just called the Christmas …

Sprint reportedly preparing bid to purchase T-Mobile in 2014

Sprint, the third biggest wireless carrier in the US, is preparing to buy out its rival T-Mobile, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i> While a potential deal is a ways off, Sprint is expected to put in its bid in the first half of 2014 and could pay more than $20 billion for its …

How to get drunk and yell at random members of Congress

The buffoons in Congress might now be talking.<p>But you, I feel, are beyond all that. You want to ululate. You want to fulminate. And you want to lubricate.<p>There is a new site that will help you do all three.<p>Welcome to DrunkDialCongress.org. It's a .org because its intentions are entirely …

Grand Theft Auto V: The official, final tracklist has been revealed

By now, many of us have had a chance to deep dive into the glorious world that is <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>. (Just look at the sweet digs and ride I’ve given …

NSA Experimented With Cell Phone Location Tracking Program

The National Security Agency experimented with a cell phone location tracking program in 2010, but eventually shelved the idea. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, declassified the program during a senate testimony today on Capitol Hill.<p>“In 2010 and 2011 N.S.A. received samples in …

House votes to keep government open, defund ObamaCare

The House voted Friday to keep the government open through mid-December but only if Congress strips funding from ObamaCare.<p>The vote was 230 to 189, and largely expected.<p>Current funding for the government is set to expire at the end of the month, and lawmakers must approve the stopgap bill in order …

What we learned from 'Duck Dynasty' on 'Fox & Friends' this week

Think you know everything there is to know about A&E's Robertson family? Think again. Here's what we learned from "Fox & Friends" behind-the-scenes look at "Duck Dynasty."<p>[video 2674626428001]<p><b>Even Willie can’t understand Uncle Si</b><br>It’s good to know we’re not alone in being unable to decipher Si’s …

Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

Newly declassified documents are on everyone's mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security programs. But the latest secret doc to see daylight makes the NSA's surveillance missteps look rather like child's play -- at least in comparison to nuking your own country.<p>That's …

Inside the conservative brain: What explains their wiring?

<b>Newt Gingrich, Glenn Beck, George W. Bush (AP/Carolyn Kaster/AP/Andy Kropa/AP/LM Otero)</b><p>Neuroscience can help us understand the strangest of birds: The modern conservative. They really do think different<p>Avi Tuschman<p>September 15, 2013 6:54pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary …

Reporter Had To Decide If Snowden Leaks Were 'The Real Thing'

Since the beginning of June, Barton Gellman has been reporting on classified intelligence documents given to him by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor. As a result of the Snowden leaks, Gellman and reporter Laura Poitras broke the story of the PRISM program, which mines …