Russian private firm vows to fill vacuum in space tourism market with orbiting hotel

Russian to offer space tourists an orbiting hotel

List of 2010 MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’ recipients

List of 2010 MacArthur Foundation grant recipients

Coal miners rally against Obama administration’s curbing of mountaintop removal mining

Coal miners rally against Obama administration

Like a cranberry cocktail, biking on Cape Cod in the fall is cool and colorful

Cape Cod’s scenic _ and mostly flat! _ bike trails

Essence Music Fest, educators and cleanup crews fill New Orleans over the 4th of July holiday

Essence Fest helps sustain New Orleans amid spill

In trip through 4 Gulf coast states, anxiety spreads with oil

Along Gulf coast highway, anxiety spreads with oil

British physicist Stephen Hawking, black hole theorist, honored at celebrity-filled gala in NY

Stephen Hawking honored at NYC science, arts gala

Cornell Lab of Ornithology wins a Webby for ‘All About Birds’ website

Cornell birds website wins a Webby

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “All About Birds” website will be celebrated alongside film critic Roger Ebert, rock band OK Go, comedian Jim Carrey and Twitter in the 14th annual Webby Awards.

Musicians choose sides, use song to debate mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia

Mountaintop mining mobilizes coalfields musicians

Rocket carrying 2 cosmonauts, 1 astronaut blasts off from Kazakhstan to Space Station

Rocket blasts off with 2 Russians, 1 American

In Shepard’s ‘Ages of the Moon,’ good ol’ boys talk of life, love and a lunar eclipse

Good ol’ boys talk of life, love, a lunar eclipse

Givenchy delivers dark, subversive circus looks, while Chanel is all sunshine and light

Givenchy, a dark circus; for Chanel, sweet pastels

After campaigning for Obama, Sheryl Crow at odds over his administration’s wild-horse plan

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