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  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
  • Scientists zero in on reason for mammoths' demise

    Scientists zero in on reason for mammoths' demise
    About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality. Scientists have...
  • Large Hadron Collider roars to life

    Large Hadron Collider roars to life
    The much-delayed, problem-plagued European Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, is finally beginning to show off the technological muscle that is expected to produce some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 21st...
  • The universe's past, in close-up

    The universe's past, in close-up
    If there were a Guinness world record for making telescope mirrors, Dean Ketelsen would likely win it. Colleagues boast that the onetime Iowa farm boy has ground and polished more square footage of optics than any human being alive. "It used to be a...
  • NASA scientists find hydrogen in moon's sunlit regions

    NASA scientists find hydrogen in moon's sunlit regions
    NASA's lunar-mapping satellite has just begun its four-year mission searching for water on the moon, but it has already turned up a discovery that has scientists scratching their heads. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's seven scientific instruments have...
  • Evidence suggests water exists on the moon

    Evidence suggests water exists on the moon
    Space scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that water exists on the moon, a discovery that helps complete a picture of a water-rich solar system and that could make colonizing our nearest neighbor in space much easier than previously thought....
  • Awaiting a puff of moon dust

    Awaiting a puff of moon dust
    In the predawn hours Friday, while those on the West Coast still snooze, a rocket is scheduled to punch a 13-foot-deep hole in a crater at the moon's south pole that hasn't seen sunlight in billions of years. The purpose: to find out whether ice lies...
  • NASA's moon crash is no spectacle, but could be a success

    NASA's moon crash is no spectacle, but could be a success
    As entertainment, NASA's moon punch mission was more "Heaven's Gate" than "Raiders of the Lost Ark." As science, however, it might still qualify for blockbuster status. Huddled in sleeping bags and tents, hundreds of people had gathered on a chilly Bay...
  • Scientists try to calm '2012' hysteria

    Scientists try to calm '2012' hysteria
    Is 2012 the end of the world? If you scan the Internet or believe the marketing campaign behind the movie "2012," scheduled for release in November, you might be forgiven for thinking so. Dozens of books and fake science websites are prophesying the...
  • NASA moon crash did kick up debris plume as hoped

    NASA moon crash did kick up debris plume as hoped
    NASA's recent lunar-punch mission apparently was not the high-profile flop it first appeared. Officials at Ames Research Center in Northern California, which managed the mission, released images Friday that clearly show a plume of debris from the...
  • Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism

    Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism
    On a wind-tossed desert night, the dream of space pioneers Richard Branson and Burt Rutan to bring space flight to everyone -- at least everyone who can afford it -- drew closer to reality when the pair unveiled the world's first commercial passenger...