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A NASA spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has achieved final orbit, producing its first science data this week. The greenhouse gas contributes most significantly to global warming, and our current understanding of it’...
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic militants, officials said Tuesday. The move shows the Obama administration is weighing the impact...
Photo by Flickr user btckeychain The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a primer on Monday meant to warn consumers about the potential dangers related to popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. The CFPB, an agency...
Robin Williams was nominated for his role as the teacher who inspired his students at an upper class prep school in the 1950s in “Dead Poets Society” (1989). Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, California. Photo by...
A photo of a 7-year-old boy holding up the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier has prompted an uproar in Australia, home to the boy’s father — a convicted terrorist who fled to Syria last year to join the Islamic State militant group...
Robin Williams teaches his class in a scene from 1989′s “Dead Poets Society.” Photo by Touchstone Pictures/Getty Images. Following news of Robin Williams’ suicide — which the Marin County Sheriff’s office confirmed...