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  • 'R2' humanoid robot to blast off with space shuttle launch

    'R2' humanoid robot to blast off with space shuttle launch

    Space shuttle launch on Thursday will include a robotic passenger dexterously designed to make astronauts' lives easier.

  • Mad as Hell

    Mad as Hell

    British historian Dominic Sandbrook takes an engaging look at the US in the 1970s, seeking for connections between an era of lagging American self-confidence and the rise of today's right wing.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Space Robots

    Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic 'handyman,' is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 26 crew member aboard the International Space Station on Feb. 3. Dextre completed its first real job since the robot passed its final exam in December 2010, unpacking two critical pieces of equipment delivered by the unpiloted Japanese Kounotori2 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV2) spacecraft .

  • Seven-ton dump truck plummets into giant sinkhole [VIDEO]

    A huge sinkhole opened up beneath a Houston Public Works dump truck Wednesday, sending the back of the vehicle plunging into the earth.

  • White iPhone, is that really you?

    Horizons White iPhone, is that really you?

    White iPhone holdouts could soon be rewarded for their patience. The long-lost model may have finally emerged from its nine-month nap.

  • Mark Kelly hopes wife Gabrielle Giffords will attend shuttle launch

    Mark Kelly hopes wife Gabrielle Giffords will attend shuttle launch

    Astronaut Mark Kelly announces he will resume training for his last shuttle mission, something he had originally thought unlikely after his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot Jan. 8

  • Winter storm's airport impact: 13,000 canceled flights

    Winter storm's airport impact: 13,000 canceled flights

    As many fliers are discovering, airlines these days are canceling their flights well before a winter storm hits.

  • Gabrielle Giffords: Husband to decide on space shuttle mission next month

    Gabrielle Giffords: Husband to decide on space shuttle mission next month

    Gabrielle Giffords' husband, who was training for an April space shuttle mission when she was shot, is expected to make a decision about that mission by the middle of next month. Mark Kelly is currently with his wife Gabrielle Giffords in Houston, where she is undergoing rehabilitation.

  • In Pictures Challenger 25th anniversary

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator Charles Bolden lays a wreath at a Challenger memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Jan. 27, in commemoration of NASA's National Day of Remembrance. Jan. 28 marks the 25th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which killed seven astronauts in 1986.

  • Key omission from Obama's State of the Union address: gun control

    Key omission from Obama's State of the Union address: gun control

    President Obama did not mention several hot-button topics during the State of the Union, such as abortion. But given the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., gun control was notable in its absence.