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Science Could Be Close to Mapping Out Alien Worlds

Scientists are making revolutionary advancements in how they study alien planets. Recently, astronomers discovered that they could use the process of reflecting starlight in order to create composite maps of unknown worlds that would enable them to define pertinent aspects of planetary life, such as land, water and clouds. 

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What will help encourage baby making? Slow jams... awwww yeah... (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
What will help encourage baby making? Slow jams... awwww yeah... (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Boyz II Men Hired To Help Raise Russian Birth Rate

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a lot of things, and it turns out that one of those things is "a big R&B fan". The Soviet leader has taken an interesting angle to solving the country's demographic problem: hiring Boyz II Men. I guess the fearless leader thinks that the crooning of the boys from Philly will encourage the Russian public to get it on more. Or something.

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Doomsday Asteroid Officially Upgraded in Size

An asteroid that scientists said could threaten Earth’s atmosphere in 2036 is now believed to be substantially larger than previously stated. In fact, astronomers currently studying the dreaded, potential doomsday rock say asteroid 'Apophis' has officially been supersized by about

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10 Global New Year’s Traditions and Parties

When it comes time to celebrate the passing of another year, people around the world often gather together and make a lot of noise in order to demonstrate their good cheer.

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Kate and William Are Expecting

Get the nursery ready: Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting their first child.

St. James's Palace announced the pregnancy today, saying that the Duchess of Cambridge — formerly known as Kate Middleton — has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital. William is at his wife's side.

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Another Russian Car Crash…and the Driver Walks Away…Again! (video)

Here we go again, yet another wacky Russian car accident.

If you remember, I've posted a few videos here of unbelievable accidents,  seemingly all from Russia.  What's up over there?

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James Bond Auction on September 28, 2012 in London, England.
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James Bond Auction Raises $2.6 Million for Charity

James Bond memorabilia auctioned off by Christie’s auction house yielded nearly $3 million last week in a charity event set to commemorate the tail chasing playboy’s 50th anniversary on the silver screen.

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JetBlue Will Fly You Out of the Country If Your Candidate Loses the Election

As the Presidential campaign heads into the home stretch, expect more and more folks to pull an Alec Baldwin and declare they will be exiting the country if their favored candidate is not victorious.

While people (Baldwin included) rarely ever follow through with these threats, this year JetBlue is making it a bit easier for folks to decamp to foreign soil if their guy suffers electoral defeat.

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Lifelong Friends Celebrate 100th Birthday Together

We’d like to introduce you to the world’s most adorable best friends -- Joseph Katz and Al Spiegel from Florida. They have been buds for 91 years, and they’re still going strong!

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The Luckiest Driver In The World (video)

Doesn't it seem that we've seen a lot of videos from Russia lately about wacky accidents?

It sure does, and my latest 'video-of-the-day' is no different.

Ladies and gentleman, the Internet -- in conjunction with the Russian Federation -- presents, the luckiest truck driver in the world.

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Memorial Held At World Trade Center Site On 11th Anniversary Of Sept. 11 Attacks
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New York Prepares For The 11th Anniversary Memorial Of 9/11 [Gallery]

New York pauses each year on the 10th of September to get ready to honor the brave men and women that died in the September 11th attacks.  Below you will find a gallery of images of residents of New York taking that pause.

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7 American Troops Die in Afghan Helicopter Crash

More sad news from the war in Afghanistan.

The international military force in Afghanistan says seven American troops are among the 11 people who died in a Blackhawk helicopter crash in the country's south

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