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Pluto (fictional animal)

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  • 10 things you might now know about space

    10 things you might now know about space
    Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...
  • Bringing science back into America's sphere

    "Science has become much less cool," journalist Chris Mooney writes in his new book, "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future" (July 2009, Basic Books). Mooney, author of the bestseller "The Republican War on Science," and his...
  • Venetia Phair dies at 90; as a girl, she named Pluto

    Venetia Phair, who was 11 years old when she suggested Pluto as the name of the newly discovered planet, has died in England. She was 90. She died at home in Epsom, south of London, on April 30, her family said. The cause of death was not disclosed....
  • NASA launches new mapping spacecraft

    NASA's newest mapping mission, designed to sniff out the dimmest residents of our neighborhood in space, launched successfully this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Delta II rocket carrying the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer...
  • The dark side of space about to be illuminated

    The dark side of space about to be illuminated
    One might think that after centuries of scanning the night skies, mankind would have a pretty clear idea of who our galactic neighbors are, and whether they mean us harm. That's not the case. Vast landscapes of the cosmos remain hidden to us because most...
  • Mystery fuels huge popularity of web's Lonelygirl15

    Mystery fuels huge popularity of web's Lonelygirl15
    Lonelygirl15 appears to be an innocent, home-schooled 16-year-old, pouring her heart out for her video camera in the privacy of her bedroom. But since May, her brief posts on the video-sharing site YouTube and the social networking hub MySpace have...
  • 'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend

    'Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor' by Tad Friend
    Tad Friend's "Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor" is a memoir of growing up in the once unassailable American ruling class -- and of a long personal struggle to shed some of the emotional baggage such a lineage conferred....
  • Dark Passages: Michael Koryta tackles ghosts new and old

    Dark Passages: Michael Koryta tackles ghosts new and old
    One of the first lessons any writer should learn is that where you start isn't necessarily where you end up and that your defining books are often beyond your control. Michael Koryta arrived auspiciously at the authorial gates when his first novel,...
  • 'The Holy City: A Novel' by Patrick McCabe

    'The Holy City: A Novel' by Patrick McCabe
    At some point, there's a large and interesting essay to be written on why so much of the most interesting new English-language fiction comes to us from Indian and Irish writers. When it is, there ought to be a substantial section devoted to Patrick...
  • Face of a future Oscar winner?

    Face of a future Oscar winner?
    Eddie Murphy's on the verge of an awards season trifecta — his charismatic portrayal of a tragic R&B singer in "Dreamgirls" has already nabbed him a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe, and he's considered a front-runner for a best...
  • His essentials: orchids

    His essentials: orchids
    CRAIG POWELL isn't afraid of indulging his weakness for orchids. And with his recently opened botanical studio, Pollen, he's bent on spreading his compulsion. Housed in a former pharmacy in Eagle Rock, the store's on-site greenhouse is filled with hard-...