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  • Solar power plane flying high in crucial test

    Solar power plane flying high in crucial test

    Solar power plane is a key step in a historic effort to one day circle the globe using only energy collected from the sun.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/05

    On Monday, a man walks on cracked mud caused by underground water that leaked to the surface during Sunday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Mexicali, Mexico.

  • CERN scientists ramp up to restart collider

    CERN scientists ramp up to restart collider

    The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, nagged by overruns and delays, may solve a few mysteries – and pose many more – when it restarts on Feb. 15 and ramps up to unprecedented levels of speed.

  • How cold is Europe? Even Norway's buses can't take it.

    How cold is Europe? Even Norway's buses can't take it.

    Bus engine oil is freezing in Norway, and Ireland is reporting its lowest temps in 50 years. In Britain, which looks like a baby Greenland on satellite images, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is turning into the nation's weather comforter-in-chief.

  • Gallery Disappearing glaciers

    This aerial photograph, taken Aug. 17, 2007, shows melting glaciers near Ilulissat in Greenland. According to the AFP, Greenland's glaciers are melting at a faster rate than ever, some moving up to 38 yards a day.

  • In Pictures Seven Wonders of Nature finalists

    The Amazon Rainforest is one of 28 sites picked as finalists in a global poll to name the New Seven Wonders of Nature, conducted by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The Brazilian Amazon, pictured here, harbors 40 percent of all remaining tropical rainforest, playing a vital role in global biodiversity and in protecting the earth's climate.

  • The curious incident of Conan Doyle's 150th

    Swiss village where Sherlock Holmes's archenemy meets his end readies for flood of fans May 22.

  • In search of old-world charm

    Tiny Islettes, France, had only one tourist attraction – me.

  • IMAX 'Alps' a cold adventure

    IMAX 'Alps' a cold adventure

    The film chronicles a real mountain-climbing adventure in Switzerland.