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  • Urban economics: Superstar cities vs. 'mellow' cities

    Green Economics Urban economics: Superstar cities vs. 'mellow' cities

    Do smaller urban centers promise a better life than a congested megalopolis?

  • How well do you know Derek Jeter? Take our quiz

    How well do you know Derek Jeter? Take our quiz

    Longtime Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter finalized a three-year, $51 million deal with the Bronx Bombers on Tuesday. Jeter is in some pretty select Yankee company, when it comes to records and all. Take our quiz and see how well you know the 11-time All-Star. Answers are revealed on subsequent pages.

  • One-way ticket to Mars?

    One-way ticket to Mars?

    'No return' flights to Mars are many times cheaper – and volunteers are lining up.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/07

    This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation Carina.

  • Showtime

    Showtime

    How did we get from "Show Boat" to "Shrek the Musical"? A well-researched look at the history of American musical theater.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/01

    This infrared composite image of the two hemispheres of Uranus was obtained with Keck adaptive optics. The images were obtained on July 11 and 12, 2004. The representative balance of these infrared images which were selected to display the vertical structure of atmospheric features gives a reddish tint to the rings, an artifact of the process. The North pole is at 4 o'clock.

  • Arctic sea ice at lowest point in thousands of years

    Warming at the North Pole caused by the buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gases has reduced the ice that normally covers the Arctic Ocean at its lowest point in a few thousand years, a new study suggests.

  • Stephen Hawking aliens warning: Should we hide?

    Stephen Hawking aliens warning: Should we hide?

    So says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking: aliens should be avoided, lest we want to risk becoming an imperial outpost. Should we be going about the search for E.T. differently?

  • In Pictures The scene at the US/Mexico border

    A federal policeman guards the area where bodies were found on a highway to the US border found in the town of San Juan near the city of Monterrey, Mexico, May 13, 2012.

  • Verbal Energy Talking about whose generation?

    Experts say there are now four different 'generations' in the workplace at once, but 'cohorts' may be a better term for these groups.