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Biden Sees 'Significant Breakthroughs' On The Horizon For Cancer Initiative

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 7:04am

For Vice President Joe Biden, the cancer "moonshot" is personal. He lost his son Beau to brain cancer. He says progress is being made on preventing, researching and treating cancer.

'Star Trackers' Help Juno Find Its Way

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 7:04am

Space navigation is tricky. There's no up or down, no left or right, and no road signs. This device uses stars to help determine if a spacecraft is off course. It takes nifty pictures, too.

'Ant' Is A Movie About Ants — Or Is It?

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 6:00am

The director, a young man from Tajikistan, says he wanted to show a day in the life of an ant. But there may be more to it than that.

As Chinese, Iranian and Indonesian As Apple Pie

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 6:00am

The flavorful fruits originated in Central Asia; the wheat, in the Mideast. The lard? Courtesy of the Spanish. Spices came via the Banda Islands. Put them altogether for an all-American treat.

Juno Space Probe Is Set To Enter Jupiter's Orbit On Monday

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 6:00am

The craft is designed to glean data from Jupiter that could also help us learn how Earth formed. But first, Juno has to get into orbit — determined by a crucial half-hour of firing by its main engine.

A Chat With The Painter Whose Work Inspired Kanye West's 'Famous'

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 5:31am

All Vincent Desiderio knew when he agreed to fly to Los Angeles was that West was a fan of his work. Twenty-four hours later, he found out just how deep the rapper's appreciation went.

Hey, [Insert Name Here], Check Out These Campaign Fundraising Emails

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 5:00am

Whether the 2016 campaign email strategies are old or new or just a product of the times, they've certainly got the people of the Internet talking.

The Most 'Unprecedented' Election Ever? 65 Ways It Has Been

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 5:00am

How weird has the 2016 election been? Let us count the ways...

Iraqi Officials Say 18 People Killed, 45 Wounded In Central Baghdad Bombing

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 6:46pm

The Baghdad attack comes just over a week after Iraqi forces declared the city of Fallujah "fully liberated" from IS.




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