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  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/08

    This image from the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory shows the cloud associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation. The Herschel telescope collects infrared light given out by dust. The bright smudges are dusty cocoons containing massive embryonic stars, which will grow up to 10 times the mass of our sun. The small spots near the center of the image are lower mass stellar embryos. The Rosette Nebula itself, and its massive cluster of stars, is located to the right of the picture.

  • Doesn't Harry Potter really belong in London?

    Chapter & Verse Doesn't Harry Potter really belong in London?

    With the "Harry Potter" theme park set to open in Orlando, Fla., London Mayor Boris Johnson is urging the boy wizard to come home.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/07

    Women dressed as 19th century horsewomen known as escaramuzas and a charro (c.) are seen before their performance during the anniversary of the inauguration of Lienzo La Nacional, in Mexico City on Sunday. The Lienzo La Nacional is where charros practice La Charreria, a type of a rodeo based on their working practices, which has been a national sport since 1933.

  • Australia UFO sightings: Was that the Falcon 9 rocket?

    Australia UFO sightings: Was that the Falcon 9 rocket?

    Eerie spiral light show in the pre-dawn sky over Australia on Saturday prompted a flood of UFO reports. The phenomenon was likely the privately launched Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Cape Canaveral Friday.

  • States cap workers benefits to reduce shortfalls: Is your pension fund at risk?

    States cap workers benefits to reduce shortfalls: Is your pension fund at risk?

    States' pension fund holdings are short $1 trillion. Illinois's answer: Cut benefits for state workers. But even that might not be enough.

  • The Gulf oil spill muddle: when oil nears shore, confusion begins

    The Gulf oil spill muddle: when oil nears shore, confusion begins

    A group of Gulf Coast mayors erupted Saturday, blaming BP for letting the Gulf oil spill come ashore. But on Sunday, Obama's man in charge said it was federal coordinators' responsibility. The exchange laid bare a still-misunderstood chain of command for onshore operations.

  • Gulf oil spill breakthrough? Cap collecting 'majority' of oil.

    Gulf oil spill breakthrough? Cap collecting 'majority' of oil.

    BP reported Sunday that its containment cap is now collecting 420,000 gallons a day, saying that was a 'majority' of the oil. But the flow rate in the Gulf oil spill is still uncertain, and BP has failed to live up to its optimistic predictions in the past.

  • Obama taps inner memoirist to tell BP oil spill story

    Obama taps inner memoirist to tell BP oil spill story

    President Obama has struggled to show he’s engaged and concerned during the BP oil spill. But as the disaster wears on, showing emotion and tapping his inner writer could help Obama's standing.

  • Vacation is back in vogue: Where are Americans going this summer?

    Summer vacation bookings are already up from last year. What's the latest hot destination? Vegas, baby.

  • Gulf oil spill threatens to tar Obama presidency

    Robert Reich Gulf oil spill threatens to tar Obama presidency

    Unless President Obama takes charge of the Gulf oil spill, he risks getting tarred with the same gunk now washing up on shore.