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  • Australia: US bombs may be retrieved by US Navy

    Australia: US Navy offers to retrieve four bombs dropped near the Great Barrier Reef. The US Navy is waiting to hear from Australia on next steps.

  • US Navy eyes recovering bombs from Great Barrier Reef

    Two US jets jettisoned four unarmed bombs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef after aborted training mission. Officials of Great Barrier Reef park, world's biggest network of coral structures, say finding options for rapid recovery of bombs is high priority.  

  • US Navy drops four unarmed bombs on Great Barrier Reef

    On Saturday, the US Navy announced four unarmed bombs were dropped on Australia's Great Barrier Reef when a training mission had to be aborted Tuesday. Pilots, running low on fuel, dropped their bombs away from coral to minimize damage to the reef. 

  • Why wing walkers and stunt pilots inspire us

    Wing walker Jane Wicker and pilot Charlie Schwenker were killed Saturday at an air show in Ohio. The kind of feats they performed have thrilled and inspired the earth-bound for generations.

  • Supermoon: What makes it 'super'?

    Supermoon: The moon will come within 222,000 miles of Earth and become a 'supermoon' (turn full) around 7:30 a.m. EDT Sunday.

  • Energy Voices The consequences of 'extreme energy'

    Proponents of fracking, the Keystone XL pipeline, and deep-offshore production all say that these are just other forms of 'oil' and 'clean-burning natural gas,' without explaining that these forms of 'extreme energy' have significantly worse impacts on the environment, Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, says in an interview with

  • NASA chooses eight new astronauts, four of them women

    The eight new astronauts are expected to man some of NASA's boldest, most anticipated new missions, including travel to Mars.

  • Five ways to protect yourself from government surveillance

    Last week, press leaks revealed that the National Security Administration has been gathering and storing metadata from Verizon and nine Internet communication companies: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple. Regardless of how you feel about the government collecting data on its citizens, take a few minutes to click through and consider these five tips for protecting yourself from government surveillance.

  • Humongous sea serpent dances for the camera (+video)

    An oarfish, the animal thought to be the inspiration to sea serpent tales, has been seen alive in rare footage.

  • SEAL dies Fort Knox: SEAL team member killed, others injured in accident

    SEAL dies Fort Knox: A US Navy SEAL was killed and other team members injured in a one-vehicle accident at the US Army post in Kentucky.

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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