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  • Modern Parenthood Bill Nye brings STEAM to Dancing with the Stars

    Bill Nye (The Science Guy) is becoming a fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars setting a refreshing example for kids who believe that you have to choose between being 'the smart kid' and being 'the popular kid.' 

  • 'Dancing with the Stars' cast for season 17: Check out the contestants

    'Dancing with the Stars' recently announced the list of stars who will be participating in the new season. 'Dancing with the Stars' premieres Sept. 16.

  • Ten great car-related gifts

    Car-related gifts are a great way to say thank you during the holidays. Click through this list for some great ideas for all ages and budgets.

  • On Sputnik anniversary, World Space Week launches

    The 13th annual World Space Week runs from Oct. 4 through Oct. 10 — both key dates in the history of space exploration.

  • 'Science Guy' Bill Nye takes aim at evolution deniers

    In a video by the online knowledge forum Big Think, science educator Bill Nye urged parents to let their children's schools teach evolutionary biology. 

  • A star is born: Mars rover Curiosity has legions of fans all a-Twitter

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity began tweeting to avid followers years before it dramatically landed on the surface of Mars. But the number of its followers just skyrocketed.

  • Is NASA giving up on Mars? (+video)

    NASA's 2013 budget includes deep cuts to its planetary science mission, particularly its efforts to send spacecraft to Mars. Instead, the space agency will focus on human spaceflight and infrared astronomy. Is NASA now heading down the wrong path?

  • In a NASA first, NanoSail-D spacecraft to set sail on the sunlight

    In a NASA first, NanoSail-D spacecraft to set sail on the sunlight

    NASA's NanoSail-D is expected to test a type of propulsion that taps the momentum of photons in sunlight. Advocates say solar sails provide the best way toward interstellar travel.

  • Ideas for a better world in 2011

    Ideas for a better world in 2011

    In many ways, 2010 is a year you may want to relegate to the filing cabinet quickly. It began with a massive earthquake in Haiti and wound down with North Korea once again being an enfant terrible – bizarrely trying to conduct diplomacy through brinkmanship. In between came Toyota recalls and egg scares, pat downs at airports and unyielding unemployment numbers, too little money in the Irish treasury and too many bedbugs in American sheets. Oil gushed from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico for three months, mocking the best intentions of man and technology to stop it, while ash from a volcano in Iceland darkened Europe temporarily as much as its balance sheets. Yet not all was gloomy. The winter Olympics in Canada and the World Cup in South Africa dazzled with their displays of athletic prowess and national pride, becoming hearths around which the world gathered. In Switzerland, the world's largest atom smasher hurled two protons into each other at unfathomable speeds. Then came the year's most poignant moment – the heroic and improbable rescue of 33 miners from the clutches of the Chilean earth. There were many transitions, too – the return of the Republicans in Washington and the Tories in Britain, the scaling back of one war (Iraq) and the escalation of another (Afghanistan), the fall of some powers (Greece) and rise of others (China, Germany, Lady Gaga). To get the new year off to the right start, we decided to ask various thinkers for one idea each to make the world a better place in 2011. We plumbed poets and political figures, physicists and financiers, theologians and novelists. Some of the ideas are provocative, others quixotic. Some you will agree with, others you won't. But in the modest quest to stir a discussion – from academic salons to living rooms to government corridors – we offer these 25 ideas.

  • Did something just smack into Japan's Akatsuki Venus probe?

    Did something just smack into Japan's Akatsuki Venus probe?

    The Akatsuki Venus probe failed to enter orbit Monday night, leading some to speculate that the Japanese spacecraft was struck by something.