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These Photos Were Taken a Record-Breaking 3.79 Billion Miles Away from Earth

By Jamie Ducharme A few blurry photographs broke a long-standing NASA record — by some 40 million miles. Images released by NASA on Thursday were taken by equipment...

OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

By Marley Jay, Matt Perrone / AP (NEW YORK) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key...

Man Rescued After Spending 66 Days Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

By David Stout After spending more than two months missing on the open sea, a man was rescued from his disabled sailboat on Thursday afternoon, 200 miles off the North...

Who Owns Your License Plate?

By David A. Graham Texas Department of Motor Vehicles/AP There aren’t many occasions when citizens are forced to reckon with the liminal strangeness of license...

Watch Kerry Washington’s Stirring Speech from the GLAAD Media Awards

By Ashley Ross When Kerry Washington accepted the Vanguard Award at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards, she knew her acceptance speech would, eventually, come under...

There’s New Evidence About How Life on Earth Began

By Alice Park How did life on Earth start? Did it emerge from the primordial ooze as is popularly believed, or did it land here from a comet or some other celestial...

Stages of a Downtown Comeback: Fresno Begins the Long Climb

By James Fallows An at-its-best view of Fresno’s current Fulton Street Mall. It’s one of the oldest pedestrian malls in the U.S. ( City of Fresno )...

Want To Accomplish Great Things? Pick Great Heroes. Here’s How.

By Ryan Sager Who’s your hero? It sounds like a childish question, and that’s a problem. You need a hero. We all do. Heroes aren’t just for kids....

Become a Spontaneous Traveler by Using These Apps

By Jennifer So Procrastinators, rejoice: a new crop of digital tools can help you book an entire trip in a matter of minutes, even mere hours before takeoff. So get...