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'X-Men' virtual reality experience coming to California Comic-Con

Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

Lax security at Ukraine plane crash site hampers investigations

When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern... Read more »

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'X-Men' virtual reality experience coming to Comic-Con

Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X. Read more »

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NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more »

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South African park considers rhino evacuation

South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers. Read more »

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Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do... Read more »

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US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a... Read more »

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New solar panels are symbol of the resurrection of life on earth

For one small Episcopal church, new solar panels mean a big difference in its carbon footprint, the community and the congregation's devotion to God. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Need help with the things that matter most at home? Meet Jibo, the family robot

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Jibo is a robot with a role in the family, his creators say. This 11-inch tall helper can take messages, call for takeout, and read to the kids when mom and dad are beat after a hard day. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to expand its... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Gamers rejoice: ESPN to televise biggest video game tournament ever

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The International Dota 2 tournament will be televised on ESPN3 for the first time ever, the network announced late Friday night, in a move that says e-sports are here to stay. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Camping with Bluetooth: Should you bring the Internet along on your next family vacation?

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Americans are camping, and they're doing it to get in touch with nature. But does that mean technology can't come along for the ride? Read more »

July 18, 2014

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EPA proposes to block Alaska mine over salmon risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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California homeowners warned about brown lawns

Some homeowners following the state's new drought-conscious motto that brown is the new green are being warned by local governments that they could be slapped with fines because of those dried up... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Risk of earthquake increased for about half of US

A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the nation. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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17th century shipwreck on the move in Texas

The recovered remains of a ship belonging to the famed French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle, which sank off the Texas coast more than three centuries ago, were launched on their... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Commercial shipment arrives at space station

The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday morning. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

The United Arab Emirates, already home to the world's tallest tower, is now reaching for the stars. The energy-rich country on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula announced plans Wednesday to... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Google, Novartis AG to develop contact lenses for diabetics

Google and Novartis have teamed up to develop a new kind of contact lens specially made to help people with diabetes. The new smart lens created by Novartis' Alcon eye-care division and... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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