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NASA launches an asteroid hunter named Lucy with a Beatles connection
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Lucy spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Nasa's Lucy rockets into the sky with diamonds to explore asteroids
A Nasa spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.
Why NASA Is Launching a Robotic Archaeologist Named Lucy
In a vast odyssey across the solar system, the mission will study asteroids known as Trojans that may contain secrets of how the planets ended up in their current orbits.
When a fisherman pulled in his line, he knew he had 'something weird': A 40-pound alligator gar
When fisherman Butch Smith pulled his last line up from the Neosho River in Kansas one day last month, he wasn't quite sure what he was looking at.
Back on Earth, Shatner and Bezos have a Kirk-Spock moment.
A half-century ago, a television show told young people that space travel would be the coolest thing ever. Some of them were even inspired to work toward that goal.
Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy
An extreme-right political party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy s coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way toward Parliament.
Walking an Adventure Playground
A new hiking path through Slovenia's Julian Alps offers the pleasures of lakes and valleys rather than high peaks. It's a worthwhile trade off.
The Carlyle Reignites Its Restaurant With Burning Nostalgia and Flaming Sundaes
After a 19-month closure, the restaurant attached to the storied Carlyle Hotel - a New York institution for decades - is back in business.