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  • Gulf oil spill: Can earth survive the disaster?

    Gulf oil spill: Can earth survive the disaster?

    Gulf oil spill is a crude reminder of the many ways humans are fouling the planet. Can Earth survive?

  • Hurricane Celia upgraded to Category 2 hurricane

    Hurricane Celia upgraded to Category 2 hurricane

    Hurricane Celia grew stronger Monday and was upgraded to a Category 2. Hurricane Celia could become a major hurricane.

  • Partial lunar eclipse coming on June 26

    Partial lunar eclipse coming on June 26

    Partial lunar eclipse will occur in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 26. The moon will cross through the southern portion of Earth's shadow. With clear skies, those in western and central North America will be able to see the shadow pass across the moon.

  • U.S. Open: Danish golfer Soren Kjeldsen grabs early first round lead

    U.S. Open: Danish golfer Soren Kjeldsen grabs early first round lead

    U.S. Open: Danish golfer Soren Kjeldsen grabs the early first round lead in the US national golf championship.

  • In Pictures A hole-by-hole look at Pebble Beach Golf Links 

    No. 1, 380 yards, par 4: Few courses offer a more gentle start to the U.S. Open. Most players will use a fairway metal or long iron off the tee on this dogleg right, aiming at the right edge of the bunker beyond the fairway. Those who try to cut off the dogleg wind up being blocked by trees on the right. The second shot is a short iron to a green that is elevated and guarded by bunkers on both sides. Tony Navarro, Adam Scott's caddie: "You really don't want to be above the hole or left of the hole on that green. That bunker on the left is pretty penal."

  • Scientists on hunt for climate-change clues explore rare tropical glacier

    A team of scientists is climbing Indonesia's tropical glacier, Puncak Jaya, to dig out ice cores and study them for past patterns of climate change. They will also study samples from China, Peru, and Kenya.

  • Why did South Korea's rocket launch fail?

    Why did South Korea's rocket launch fail?

    South Korean officials said they did not know where to pin blame, but noted the explosion occurred in the Russian-made first-stage of the rocket rather than in the Korean-made second stage. The failure of the South Korea rocket launch was an embarrassing setback.

  • In Pictures Solar power: Harnessing the sun's energy

    Johannes Dahl, of German company Thermovolt, fixes a solar panel on the roof of the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Sept. 29, 2008. A total of 2,400 panels were installed in order to provide 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy which will be used to illuminate, heat, and cool the building where the pontiff holds his general audiences in the winter and in bad weather. Concerts in honor of the pontiff are also staged in the 6,300-seat hall. In the background St. Peter's Basilica can be seen.

  • Huge fireball slams into Jupiter, impact caught on video

    Huge fireball slams into Jupiter, impact caught on video

    Massive fireball hits Jupiter, impact is caught on video (see below).

  • 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.