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  • Pulitzer Prize 2011: Who are the winners in the arts?

    Pulitzer Prize 2011: Who are the winners in the arts?

    From the work of a recent US Poet Laureate to a satire by a Steppenwolf Theatre-affiliated playwright to a Chinese folk-tale-turned opera, the 2011 Pulitzer Prizes for the arts represent a lively and wide-ranging mélange.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Yuri Gagarin

    The urgency and importance of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center's mission in the 1960s was apparent from the beginning. It became even more apparent on April 12, 1962, when the Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, became the first man in space.

  • Thoughts about trees for Arbor Day and all year-round

    Diggin' It Thoughts about trees for Arbor Day and all year-round

    As national Arbor Day approaches, it's time to think about trees -- planting them for future generations, teaching kids about them, and learning how to estimate the age of a large tree.

  • Digital books: Next incarnation of Harry Potter?

    Digital books: Next incarnation of Harry Potter?

    Digital books are under consideration by Potter author Rowling. Current digital book versions of Harry Potter are pirated copies.

  • In Pictures Richard Branson's big adventures

    Billionaire adventurer Sir Richard Branson poses in front of his latest business venture, Virgin Oceanic Expeditions, a deep sea submarine in which he and others plan to take solo piloted expeditions to the deepest point in each of the world's five oceans, in Newport Beach, Calif., on April 5. The first sub is almost 18 feet long and reaches depths of about 37,000 feet.

  • Templeton Prize surprises Cambridge astrophysicist Martin Rees

    Templeton Prize surprises Cambridge astrophysicist Martin Rees

    Astrophysicist Martin Rees, a man of 'no religious beliefs,' was awarded the Templeton Prize for helping humanity address 'fundamental questions of our nature and existence.'

  • In a Better World: movie review

    In a Better World: movie review

    'In a Better World' tackles tribal violence and high school bullying but packages it too neatly.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/01

    An anti-government protester, his face painted with the colours of his national flag looks on during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen. Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have packed a main square in the capital and are on the march elsewhere across the nation, demanding the country's ruler of 32 years step down. Arabic reads on his face, 'Leave.'

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/31

    A Russian circus artist performs with his snake during the dress rehearsal of the Miracle and Mirage show of the Russian water circus at Budapest's Grand Circus.

  • Youth unemployment and what we can do

    A Christian Science perspective: Unemployment issues that concern anyone in the job market are not out of the range of God’s infinite capacity and power to bring solutions.