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Watching Meteors From the Space Station

Astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, tweeted this image from the International Space Station in August, 2011 with the following caption: “What a `Shooting Star’ looks like from space, taken yesterday during Perseid Meteor Shower.” A special camera to…

Boy Scouts end discriminatory policy

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America has ended a decades old policy of discriminating against homosexuals as adult leaders. The organization previously stopped forbidding gay children from participating, but the latest change will for the first time allow programs to be…

New Horizons discovers flowing ices on Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons mission has found evidence of exotic ices flowing across Pluto’s surface, at the left edge of its bright heart-shaped area. New close-up images from the spacecraft’s Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) reveal signs of recent geologic activity, something…

Sanders faults Republican “family values”

By Bernie Sanders When my Republican colleagues talk about “family values,” what they usually mean is opposition to a woman’s right to choose, opposition to contraception, opposition to gay rights, and support for abstinence-only education. Let me give a somewhat…