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NASA Proposes Next Mission for New Horizons: Beyond Pluto

August 31, 2015 Now that the New Horizons craft has cruised past Pluto, it's time for the next adventure: heading to 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object nearly a billion miles beyond the beloved dwarf planet. At least that's what the NASA team wants to do. Per NASA policy, researchers must first...

NASA’s Next Frontier: A Billion Miles Beyond Pluto

August 31, 2015 Now that the New Horizons craft has cruised past Pluto, it's time for the next adventure: heading to 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object nearly a billion miles beyond the beloved dwarf planet. At least that's what the NASA team wants to do. Per NASA policy, researchers must first...

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Trump Proves Again That He's Not Apologizing For Anything Soon

August 26, 2015 Donald Trump apologizes to no one. Not even to Roger Ailes. The head of Fox News on Tuesday demanded an apology from the real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate for his tweetstorm Monday night against Fox News host Megyn Kelly. “Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he...

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FDA and the True Meaning of Mayonnaise

August 25, 2015 What’s in a name? That which we call mayonnaise by any other name would taste as real. Not true, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The regulatory agency recently sent a warning letter to the makers of Just Mayo, a vegan mayonnaise spread. The product from Hampton Creek Foods...

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Here's What It Takes to Become an Army Ranger

August 21, 2015 Until this week, there was one very important requirement for becoming an Army Ranger: You had to be a man. On Friday, Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver became thefirst women to earn the coveted black-and-yellow tab when they graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School alongside 94...

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Carter on Cancer: 'I'm Ready For Anything'

August 20, 2015 Jimmy Carter is ready for his first cancer treatment. “I’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” the former president told reporters Thursday during a press conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta. Carterannounced last week that doctors discovered a small mass on his liver during a recent surgery, and that...

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Manning Is In Trouble For Violating Prison Rules for Magazines, Books

August 19, 2015 Last month, prison officials discovered contraband in Chelsea Manning’s cell: books and magazines considered to be “prohibited reading material.” Her potential punishment? Solitary confinement. On Tuesday night, Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted in 2013 of giving classified government information to WikiLeaks, tweeted the punishment a prison board handed her for...

Smithsonian Raises $700,000 on Kickstarter to Save Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

August 19, 2015 How much is Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit worth? If crowdsourcing is a good measure, more than $700,000. More than 9,000 people have donated that much to a Kickstarter campaign by the Smithsonian Institution to “Reboot the Suit” and conserve the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission in...

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White House Announces Program to Combat Heroin Use

August 17, 2015 Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of people dying from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. almost quadrupled. This dramatic increase, as well as a spike in heroin use, is why the White Houseintroduced Monday a $5 million program aimed at curbing heroin use and trafficking. Half of the money will...

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Spotify May Have Lost Music's Biggest Star, But It Gained the President

August 14, 2015 What is President Obama listening to while vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard this week? Otis Redding, Justin Timberlake and a little bit of salsa, according to the #POTUSPlaylist, released Friday on Spotify, the music-streaming service. The list, divided into daytime and nighttime playlists, includes 40 of Obama’s “favorite songs for the...