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  • Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble's Role in the Arts (Op-Ed)
    Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble's Role in the Arts (Op-Ed) 13 hours ago

    Peter Clines has published short fiction and articles on the film and television industries and is author of the new novel "The Fold"(Crown Publishing, 2015). I'm not … More »Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble's Role in the Arts (Op-Ed)

    Beam Me Up, Scotty: Technobabble's Role in the Arts (Op-Ed)

    Peter Clines has published short fiction and articles on the film and television industries and is author of the new novel "The Fold"(Crown Publishing, 2015). I'm not sure, but I think it was watching "The Amazing Colossal Man" on Creature Double Feature as a kid that gave me my first, foul-tasting dose of technobabble. …

  • 7 Famous Fourths: How Independence Day Has Transformed
    7 Famous Fourths: How Independence Day Has Transformed 14 hours ago

    Americans celebrated the first July Fourth in 1777, a year after declaring independence from England. The festivities have varied in the years since then, but several … More »7 Famous Fourths: How Independence Day Has Transformed

    7 Famous Fourths: How Independence Day Has Transformed

    Americans celebrated the first July Fourth in 1777, a year after declaring independence from England. The festivities have varied in the years since then, but several mainstays have emerged (parades and fireworks) while other patriotic pastimes (drunken toasts made by menfolk) have gone out of style. Philadelphia held …

  • Kepler Planet-Hunting Visionary Retires After 53 Years at NASA
    Kepler Planet-Hunting Visionary Retires After 53 Years at NASA 15 hours ago

    The driving force behind NASA's prolific planet-hunting Kepler mission is retiring, ending a 53-year career with the space agency. Bill Borucki came up with the idea … More »Kepler Planet-Hunting Visionary Retires After 53 Years at NASA

    Kepler Planet-Hunting Visionary Retires After 53 Years at NASA

    The driving force behind NASA's prolific planet-hunting Kepler mission is retiring, ending a 53-year career with the space agency. Bill Borucki came up with the idea for the Kepler observatory in the early 1980s and continued championing the concept through four failed proposals until the mission was finally approved in …

  • Signage for a BP petrol station is pictured in London
    Analysis: Spill settlement closure leaves BP open to growth, takeover 5 hours ago

    BP's $18.7 billion settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill draws a line under years of uncertainty to allow it to focus once again on growth but could make it an … More »Analysis: Spill settlement closure leaves BP open to growth, takeover

    Signage for a BP petrol station is pictured in London

    BP's $18.7 billion settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill draws a line under years of uncertainty to allow it to focus once again on growth but could make it an acquisition target. The British energy giant, whose shares are still some 35 percent below their value before the largest offshore spill in U.S. history, …

  • Pedestrians are reflected in a shop window which shows an image of Pope Francis in La Paz
    Ecuador, first stop on Pope tour, highlights environment exhortation 7 hours ago

    By Girish Gupta QUITO (Reuters) - It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles … More »Ecuador, first stop on Pope tour, highlights environment exhortation

    Pedestrians are reflected in a shop window which shows an image of Pope Francis in La Paz

    By Girish Gupta QUITO (Reuters) - It is one of the most biodiverse nations on earth, boasting Amazon rainforest, Andean mountains and the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. In the first papal document dedicated to the environment, the Argentine-born pontiff urged world leaders …

  • The return of Ebola in Liberia — with three new cases reported this week in the previously Ebola-free country — is worrisome, and raises questions about whether Liberia was really free of the disease to begin with, experts say. Liberian health officials reported the death of a 17-year-old boy from Ebola on Sunday, and …

  • Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies said on Saturday it had shelled various areas in Saudi Arabia's Jizan and Najran, killing and wounding several soldiers. The Houthi-controlled Saba news agency said 13 shells had been launched on Friday, targeting several areas including Jizan's airport. An alliance of …

  • FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2015, file photo, the Solar Impulse 2 flies over Nagoya Airport after taking off in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan. The solar-powered plane, journeying around the world without fuel, depending on the weather is expected to land in Hawaii early Friday morning, July 3, 2105.(Kyodo News via AP, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    The late U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett set the previous record of 76 hours when he flew a specially-designed jet around the globe in 2006. Later in the morning, Borschberg called the flight an extraordinary experience, saying it marked historical firsts for aviation and for renewable energy. "Nobody now can say that renewable …

  • A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange sign in Toronto

    By Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Friday, recording its third straight daily gain, as strength in financials as defensive plays as the Greek crisis rages helped overcome a decline in oil and gas shares. Volume was muted through the session due to the U.S. Independence Day holiday, and …

  • Patient takes a blood glucose test during event aimed to help people with diabetes to cope with their illness at Saint Luka diagnostics medical center in Sofia

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes three years compared to diabetics who try lifestyle changes, a small new study suggests. "One of the most important things to take away is that there is durability …

  • The Iran nuclear talks could run past a July 7 deadline if the negotiators are on the verge of an agreement, a senior U.S. official said on Friday on condition of anonymity. Asked if Iran and the major powers were "exceedingly close" to a deal whether the talks might go past that deadline, the senior U.S. official told …

  • A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, authorities said today. The woman appears to have caught measles when she stayed at local medical facility. It's not clear exactly why doctors failed to catch her measles diagnosis until after her death, but the woman's …

  • Two bomb blasts in Colombia's capital Bogota on Thursday were likely the work of the smaller of the country's two leftist rebel groups, the National Liberation Army or ELN, President Juan Manuel Santos said. The bombs were detonated in front of two offices of the Porvenir pension fund, a subsidiary of the Grupo Aval financial …

  • A boy carries his sister near the  collapsed house of Yemen's late prime minister Ghanim after it was hit by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa

    Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the country's dominant Houthi militia said, and the European Union and United States appealed for a pause in the war to enable aid deliveries to stricken civilians. An Arab coalition has been bombarding Iran-allied Houthi forces and allied army units since …

  • By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - On July 4, 1965, with protest signs raised above their heads, 40 marchers outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall showed many people their first glimpse of lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans. The protesters and their leaders, Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, were setting in …

 
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