Israeli ex-pats' Nobel win highlights brain drain (Update)

As a small country that takes special pride in the achievements of its best and brightest, Israelis were delighted that two of their own won this year's Nobel Prize for chemistry. But the celebration was tempered by a single ...

Online video use surges, survey finds

Americans are using the Internet more for video, both to post their own snippets and to view videos of others, a survey showed Thursday.

Dutch team wins Australian solar car race

Dutch team Nuon on Thursday crossed the finish line in an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the Australian outback ahead of Japan's Tokai University, avenging their 2011 defeat.

NASA troubleshooting Jupiter-bound spacecraft

NASA says it'll spend the next several days diagnosing a problem with the Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft that appeared after it buzzed past Earth to propel itself toward the giant planet.

Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit, dies (Update 3)

Scott Carpenter conquered the heights of space, the depths of the ocean, and the darkness of fear. And in doing so he became the second American to orbit the Earth, powered by not just a rocket but an insatiable curiosity.

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